MCNAMA April, 2015 Meeting


April 13, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT: Dr. Celeste McGill, Leanne Mackovitch, Terry Rosenborough, John Fei, Glen Cannon.

Meeting Called to Order 7:15 p.m.

Location: 3522 W. 111th Street Chicago, Illinois

Minutes from the August Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s report: Per Glen in Lynette Hoy’s absence. The current checking balance is still $690.25. This does not take into account two new memberships and expenses from the NAMA conference. Those will be presented in the May meeting.

Old Business:

1.Glen presented another update on the board certification with IAODAPCA. As indicated in the March MCNAMA meeting, IAODAPCA’s Executive Director Jessica Hayes indicated that the Executive Committee of IAODAPCA has decided not to pursue the Anger Management Certification. She indicated that the recommendation to not pursue went to a full board vote in September and that a formal letter will go out by the end of that month. As of this date, no notification formal or otherwise has been received. Again, this decision is somewhat disappointing but given the poor progress of IAODAPCA on this matter that originally brought together experts from around the country only to be left hanging, it may have been for the best.
2. A discussion took place around recruiting new members and organizations to MCNAMA. John made suggestions about contacting programs on the Anger management website, Dr. McGill mentioned contacting the IDPR about our organization and possible certification/licensing of programs and Leanne Mackovitch talked about Juvenile anger management and the lack of credentials. Reports and discussions to continue at the next meeting.
3. NAMA recognized MCNAMA’s help in producing the NAMA annual conference in 2015. A special thanks goes to Terry and Alex Rosenborough and Mike Herz again for their help.

1. Next meeting will be the election of officers for the 2015 – 2016 year. A motion will be made by Glen Cannon to forgo the drawing up a slate to be voted on at the next meeting and to go instead to a direct vote.

2. The next meeting will be May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at 3511 W. 111th Street Chicago, Illinois (111th and Drake)

Meeting adjourned 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Glen Cannon

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