Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 2012 Meeting Minutes


Welcome Members/Visitors:
Rebecca Chipres, Clark College Student & Broadway Kia;
 Katie Grace, PCC Student Becky Vierck , Re-Born Automotive; Sarah Heidler, Tom Dwyer AutomotiveBetty Kindel, retired technician and educator Margaret Ragan, Tigard SUV and AutomotiveEliane  Brockbank, retired shop owner. and Liz Dally , owner &  Terica Devoreh-Spratt, Hawthorne Auto Clinic.

ATI Changes Sexist Training Materials- 
Sarah read a letter that she wrote in November of 2011 to the Automotive Training Institute in regards to some training materials that were presented at a class she took in the spring of 2010.  She verbally complained at that time that the materials were sexist but was assured that they were in the process of being changed, only to find that in the fall of 2011 (over a year later) the materials had still not been changed.  Although ATI has failed, as of yet, to respond directly to Sarah, they did announce in internal emails that they had officially changed the offending materials to be inclusive of both women and men.  

 By Laws
As a group we went through the bylaws draft, article by article and made corrections as the group deemed necessary.  The By-laws will be re-drafted and resubmitted by Sarah for final consideration in the February meeting.

Officers Elected
It was decided this year, we would elect and vote for officers to serve a short, one year term (the new bylaws, once in place, allow for a two year term) as an intermediate step to our more formal structure.  This was accomplished through informal motions from the small group and a oral count.  It was agreed that the officers for the year shall be:
President: Margaret Regan
Vice President: Carra Molgard (not present, but agreed via text to accept the position)
Treasurer:  Terica Devoreh-Spratt
Secretary: Sarah Heidler
Each person will write a job description to bring to the larger group for next meeting.

 WIT Fair:
Tonia Haney of Clark College has graciously accepted the responsibility of heading up our presentation at the 2012 Women in Trades Fair.
She will need volunteers to help.  If you've never volunteered for this event, it's a great way to get out and meet young women interested in the industry as well as networking with other trades professionals.  
Drop awa an email if you're interested =

Coming up:
Memberships are due for the 2012 year. 
Sarah will send out bills this year for membership dues.
Next meeting - February 29th, 2012 6:30 pm- Join us!