Board Minutes – 01/1999


Chicago Headline Club
Board of Directors Meeting

January 13, 1999

Ilyce Glink called the meeting to order at 8:12

Attended: Ed Cooper, Paula Brien, Ilyce Glink, Jennifer Epmeier, Marsha Barancik, Christine Tatum, Mary Myers, Rob Hess, Erin Reilly, Bob Roberts, Steve Rynkiewicz

President’s Report

Ed Cooper was elected secretary of the board, Marsha Barancik was elected vice president and Rob Hess and Christine Tatum were elected new board members.

Ilyce reported with regret that Bob Roberts’ long-time companion Mary McAndrew has decided against any further chemotherapy and is going to Florida to enjoy whatever quality of life remains for her. Mary sadly died on Sunday Jan. 17 The board voted to send flowers from the Headline Club and make a donation to the charity of Mary’s choice.
Kathy McClelland, who also had cancer, is improving and her doctors are optimistic about her prognosis.

Illinois Issues magazine would like the Headline Club’s mailing list and the board voted to provide it to them. Various board members discussed whether there should be a charge for renting or buying our mailing list, and it was moved and unanimously voted to treat it as a one-time event.

Marsha Barancik has agreed to become president-elect to begin her term in 2000. This will be confirmed at the February meeting. Still needed is a new president following Ilyce’s resignation in July 1999.

There was a detailed discussion of whether to rescind a 1992 Lisagor Award for an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was decided that such an old article could not be revisited. Paula Brien, Mary Meyers, Casey Bukro and others said that it would be difficult to rejudge the 1992 award, and that overruling the judges would set a bad precedent. Casey Bukro submitted a report at the Board’s request recommending that fairness guidelines be drafted for the Lisagor judges to use beginning this year. The Board voted unanimously to adopt the report.
Erin Reilly and Rob Hess reported that the panel for the City News Bureau summit on Jan. 19 is proceeding very well and it is expected to be a great success. The consensus was that there will be beer, wine and snacks available and no cash bar. The club will defray the bar expense.

No Treasurer’s report was filed.

There was no Web report.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00.

The next meeting will be February 17th at 5:30.

Ed Cooper, secretary