AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
Of Champaign County
March 10, 2005
Present: Bill Brown, Carol Spindel, Ward Henson, Brian Issleb, Esther Patt, Harvey Welch, Rachel Dietkus, and Steve Shoemaker
Student chapter: Maeve Anderson, Nellie Waddell, and Vinay Tota
Absent with notice: Stuart Laird, Stephen Portnoy, Shirley Stillinger, Susan Cohen, Gary Peters, Allan Levy, Kristin Solberg, Roger Clark, Harry Hilton, and Jay Rosenstein
The meeting was called to order by Bill Brown. The minutes were approved as distributed.
The DEADLINE for reservations is April 11. The cost is $18.00 per member. $10.00 per student member. The brunch begins at 11:30 and the talk by Senator Richard Durbin will begin at 12:30. The SC decided to ask Shirley to introduce Sen. Durbin. There was some concern about a back-up speaker in case there is a national emergency and Sen. Durbin has to cancel. SC members are asked to think of suggestions. Rachel offered to do publicity for this event.
The Stone Award will be presented to Dick Durbin as he is introduced.
The Chalmers Award has been awarded to Brooke Anderson for her many community organizing efforts (health care, women’s rights, GEO, anti-chief, etc.)
4. The ACLU-IL Emergency Summit will be held at Hawthorne Suites in Champaign on April 9, 2005 from 9-3. The conference is free to members. Students who are not members are encouraged to contact Maeve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-413-1883 if they are interested in attending and she can facilitate that. Information/registration is available online at aclu-il.org/conference or at 312-201-9740.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm.