TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

Report from The Labyrinth Society’s Annual Meeting

Every year as part of the annual Labyrinth Society Gathering, TLS holds its annual meeting.  This meeting of the membership, at which TLS business is conducted and topics of interest to the Society are discussed, is required by TLS Bylaws.

To acquaint the membership with its Board of Directors and their functions, each Board member introduced herself/himself, summarized the responsibilities of her/his position, and reported on activities during the past year.

The Nominating Committee presented a recommendation for election of the following candidates to the Board of Directors:

●      Kay Whipple. It was recommended that Kay be reelected to the TLS Board of Directors for two additional years in order to finish her three-year term as Vice President, which began last fall.  It also was recommended that Kay continue to serve as Infrastructure Chair for the remainder of this term.  

●      Mark Milligan. It was recommended that Mark Milligan be reelected to the TLS Board of Directors for another three-year term, as permitted by the bylaws. Mark serves as Chair of the Energy Keepers.

The recommendations of the Nominating Committee were approved unanimously by the TLS membership.

In other action, the TLS membership approved two amendments to the Society’s Bylaws.  One amendment sets the minimum number of members on the TLS Board at ten, reducing it from the previous requirement of a minimum of 12. Currently there are 13 positions on the TLS Board of Directors.

The other amendment requires the Board to meet physically at least annually, in the fall, in association with the gathering. It provides that an additional physical meeting may be scheduled in the spring, at the discretion of the Board. Previously the bylaws required the Board to meet physically twice each year, in the fall and in the spring. This amendment provides flexibility for the Board to hold its spring Board meeting using internet conferencing capabilities, if the Board so decides. Additionally, the Board already meets electronically every-other month via GoToMeeting, an internet conferencing tool.

TLS President John Rhodes gave an oral summary of the TLS financial situation. Detailed financial reports are available for those who are interested by request to David Gallagher.

An opportunity was made available for questions of the Board and other reports. With none forthcoming, the meeting was adjourned by vote of the membership.