of Champaign County


Steering Committee

November 2, 2006



Present: Bill Brown,, Roger Clark, Rachael Dietkus, Elaine Gehrmann, Esther Patt, Carol Spindel, Shirley Stillinger, Paul Wisovaty, Marsha Woodbury


Absent with notice: Susan Cohen, Ben Grosser, Ward Henson, Allan Levy, Stan Levy, Gary Peters, Stephen Portnoy,



††††††††††† A visitor presented the steering committee with his complaints, seeking help from the ACLU.The steering committee determined that there were no civil liberties issues involved and referred him to other resources.


††††††††††† The meeting was called to order by the chair, Rachael Dietkus at 8:10 p.m.The minutes were approved as presented.




††††††††††† Carol did not have an ACLU table at the Farmersí Market last week because of the weather; she plans to go again in the spring and welcomes anyone who wants to join her.

†††††††††† Bill announced that Borders now has the nine ACLU shows on two DVDís.




††††††††††† Bill gave the treasurerís report: assets of $2,363.02


Old Business


††††††††††† Fall gathering December 3

††††††††††† ††††††††††† A sign-up sheet for food was passed around

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Harry will bring the wine and glasses

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Roger cannot bring the beer, pop, and ice, but will pay for it

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Carol will bring the paper products


††††††††††† Annual meeting in April

Rachael has not been able to contact Susan Thistlewaite; she will contact Ed Yohnka for help and other ideas


††††††††††† Committees

Awards: Rachael will send out an e-mail to the steering committee

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Nominations: Carol, Marsha, Paul


††††††††††† There was discussion about the visit of the Stateís Attorney at the December meeting.



††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Respectfully submitted,


††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Shirley Stillinger




NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 7



†††††† The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.