Board Meeting on May 3, 2015
Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA Board elects Anita Batarags as a temporary ALA Cultural Office special project coordinator, authorizing her to coordinate a macro project on ALA’s behalf– to apply for funds from the Society Integration Fund (Sabiedrības Integrācijas fonds), as part of the open call for project proposals entitled “Promoting Civic Participation Program (Support for Diaspora NGO Operations)”.
Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA Board agrees that ALA will take on responsibility as the central organization for a Society Integration Fund (SIF) funded macro project, and will submit a joint project proposal on behalf of other Latvian American and Canadian non-profit organizations, including ALJA, TILTS, Garezers, Daugavas Vanagi, and LNAK.
Resolution Nr. 3
At the recommendation of the Treasurer, the newly elected ALA Board approves the the enlargement of the “Operational Reserves”account, from $50,000 to $100,000.
Resolution Nr. 4
The ALA Board resolves to increase available funding for ALA’s summer internship program for Summer 2015, with an additional $23,000 drawn from the Freibergs fund.
Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA Board accepts finalized policies and guidelines for 2015, as presented by the Treasurer, including the following: Gift Policy, Cost Allocation Policy, Whistleblower, Capitalization Policy, Administrative Fee, Conflict of Interest, Document Retention and Destruction, Earmarked Donations, Century Bequest, Freibergs Bequest, and Temporarily Restricted Fund Release Criteria.
Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA Board resolves that, for the 2015-2016 ALA operating year, there are 11 board members with voting rights– Pēteris Blumbergs, Andris Ramāns, Marisa Gudrā, Dace Spanier, Jānis Grāmatiņš, Līga Ejupe, Andra Zommere, Toms Trautmanis, Kaija Petrovska, Taira Zoldnere, and Vilnis Ore. The number of board members with voting rights is determined by how many are elected at the ALA Congress at the beginning of the operating year.
Resolution Nr. 7
ALA Board resolves to contact Garezers with regards to organizing an informal “coffee break”-style ALA informational session during the G50 event in July 2015, in order to inform the public on ALA’s activities and acquire new members.
Resolution Nr. 8
The ALA Board resolves to renew/update ALA’s informational posters and to set up an official informational stand at the XVI West Coast Song Festival in San Jose, CA in September 2015. The Board agrees to finance the renewal of the posters, as well as travel expenses for two employees from the ALA office, with funds drawn from the “General Programs” – “Special Initiative” sub-account. (R. Eglītis agrees to coordinate the setup of the informationalstand.)
Resolution Nr. 9
The ALA Board agrees to hold the next official board meeting from September 12-13, 2015, in Rockville, MD.