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This message was originally sent by Christine Willis, SC/MLA Chair; she is also a GHSLA member. The Executive Board, supports her statement below.:
If you have been following the news, you may be aware of Georgia Senate Bill 390. If you are so inclined, you are welcome to use a prepared template for GA residents to write your representative or senator: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jMVRkKLh9VkUnKGHIK-vpcDhPKOssBUG. Others may certainly let their voices be heard by corresponding with legislative leaders: https://www.legis.ga.gov/
There was a recent op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that may also be of interest to read: https://www.ajc.com/opinion/parent-trust-librarians-with-book-decisions-for-kids-not-politicians/SNUMFREZHRGMLMALAYNQRLPH3M/
Congratulations to Kate Daniels of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta being elected President and to Erin Reardon of Emory University being elected Secretary.
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Once again, the GHSLA membership fees have been waived for 2024. If you completed a membership registration form last year, no need to fill one out again. If you have colleagues who would like to take advantage of this year’s free membership, ask them to register.
Did the puppy get your attention? Ok, so now that we have your attention, please visit: https://ghsla.org/meetings/2024-ghsla-meeting/ for information related to the meeting and early registration to get discounts on spa and golf services!
The time has come to submit nominations for the GHSLA President and Secretary for the 2024 calendar year. Self-nominations are encouraged!
Description of duties (per our Bylaws):
Preside at all meetings of the Association and at all meetings of the Executive Committee. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall serve a two-year term: Year 1 – President, Year 2 – Immediate Past President. The term begins at the close of the calendar year.
Note that 2023 President, Lana Brand, and the Conference Planning committee will continue to work with the new President on the 2024 Annual Meeting (https://ghsla.org/2023/08/22/save-the-date-for-our-annual-meeting-in-2024/).
The Secretary/Parliamentarian is responsible for reporting all Association activities and the keeping of all records, including the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings, state conference business sessions, and regular meeting minutes. The Secretary acts as the Parliamentarian, advising the President and the Standing Committee Chairs on the conduct of meetings. The Secretary also coordinates elections, including preparation of ballots and counting of votes. The Secretary/Parliamentarian may serve up to three consecutive terms.
Please email nominations to Secretary, Natalee Reese ([email protected]) by Friday November 3. I will then follow-up with those nominated to confirm willingness to be on the ballot and serve if elected.
Then, be watching for election ballots to go out in the coming month.