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Section Steering Committee Meeting Friday, July 17, 2009
Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services
In attendance: Debbie Adkins - Chair, Bob Lynch, Brett Cooper, Scott Steadman, Kim Autrey, Robert Baldree, Lillian Conrad, Robin Lennon, Arlene Ravalo-Jao (by phone)
The meeting was brought to order at 9:00am by Debbie Adkins.
Strategic Plan Updates:
The current list of volunteers was reviewed. Areas still requiring resources were discussed and suggestions were made to fill those gaps.
Lillian Conrad volunteered to contact Advisory Board members to see if they would be willing to act as a 2nd/backup resource.
A discussion of the responsibilities of the Steering Committee members is for content. 1) to review content submitted for posting and 2) to provide additional content. It was agreed that the various sections of the Web site should be reviewed at least every two months to ensure that content is timely.
Discussion of how we get new content:
Arlene to schedule a conference call with Task Force to coordinate steps from here to generate content.
Objective 2 Robin Lennon stated that people are reluctant to post on the Listserv due to potential litigation issues and concerns that posts could be used against them. Posts made to the Listserv are typically responded to privately by individuals.
Suggestions to increase activity include:
Motion by Bob Lynch to continue with Objective 2 as stated. Seconded by Debbie Adkins. All members agree. Motion carried.
Objective 3 Lillian Conrad reported the objective was somewhat successful this past year. Marcie Bour had great success with the Gold Coast Chapter. Her leadership role in the Chapter helped tremendously. Brett Cooper requested a catalog of topics to use in other chapter events. Scott Steadman indicated that there is very little activity in the Jacksonville Chapter in general. It was agreed that we should take the program that Marcie has had success with and expand into other chapters.
Motion was made by Robin Lennon to keep Goal 1, Objective 3. Seconded by Lillian Conrad. All members agreed, motion carried.
Objective 4 Discussion regarding the copyright of editorial content submitted to FICPA for Florida CPA Today articles.
Motion was made by Lillian Conrad to remove Objective 4.
In continued discussion all agreed that if we want to recruit new members and support the Section that we need to provide content for our members via the magazine.
Motion to remove Objective 4 was withdrawn.
Motion seconded by Bob Lynch. All members agree. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Robin Lennon to remove objective for this year as the project is not deemed as feasible at this time. Motion was seconded by Bob Lynch. Arlene Ravalo-Jao opposed the motion but a majority vote carried and the motion carried.
Objective 2 Explore feasibility of providing additional/different CPE offerings to VFALS Section
Objective 3 Develop liaisons with appropriate sections of the Florida Bar.
Motion was made by Debbie Adkins to continue Objective with Lillian Conrad as Objective Coordinator. Motion was seconded by Bob Lynch. All agreed. Motion carried.
Objective 2 Review VFALS Leadership Succession Plan
Motion was made by Debbie Lynch to maintain Objective with revisions to resources. Motion seconded by Bob Lynch. All agreed. Motion carried.
At this time the floor was opened for proposals of any new goals/objectives for 2009-10. None were brought forward.
A question was raised as to if it would be possible to get notification of recent ABV designees. This could be a good recruitment tool. Staff will research availability of this information.
Meeting dates for 2009-10 were discussed. It was agreed that conference calls would be held bi-monthly. Calls will begin in August and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. Staff will send out meeting notices for all meetings.
Staff discussed CPE s request for technical review of educational content as well as submission of articles for Trend Alerts. Additional discussion on these items will be included in the August conference call.
With there being no further business, a Motion to Adjourn was made by Debbie Adkins. Seconded by Bob Lynch. All agreed. Motion carried.