2007 Conference Review: Michelle provided handout regarding
feedback, speakers, vendors, and accommodations. It
was decided to get non-refundable deposits from vendors for
future conferences to minimize last minute back-outs.
One issue of discussion was following through with
commitments being made. Also discussed was regarding
conference committee members and whether their attendance
signified a paid slot for the conference, since they are
usually too busy working to attend any sessions. Tracy
will put together a proposal to have conference committee
members paid administratively for lodging expenses after
verification from Conference Chair. Dick and Michelle
both said a special thank you to all who helped with the
Belinda, Michelle, and
Tracy held a conference call with the Convention Center in
Ocean Shores. Discussion held regarding bringing in
our own food to cater and which hotel to use as “main”
lodging. The conference has been confirmed for
September 17-19, 2008. It was suggested for Rich to
speak with the DOC Interim Secretary about support for the
2008 conference. Tracy was given authority to sign the
contract with the Convention Center.
Mark presented more
information from the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla and
contract information in regards to food and offset costs for
room space. There will be no charge for the
hospitality suite. Mark will get the contract to Rich
to review and sign.
WCA Website: On-going discussion regarding updating the
WCA website for better information, updated design, and
functionality. Michelle will contact graphic design
providers for quotes on the cost to update the site to be
more effective and useful for our members.
By-Laws: Discussion was held regarding
representation from/for other organizations on the WCA
Board. Discussed what the true intent is of the
particular positions, and what is required. Issue
tabled until February 2008 meeting. All members made
commitment to read the Constitution and By-Laws prior to the
Membership: Pamela and Dean reported that
membership increased by 60+ at the 2007 Conference.
Our membership total is currently approximately 335!
It was decided
that one more issue of the Connections will be put
out in print, and then future issues will be available on
the website. Rich will work with Judith to see if she
is interested in continuing to edit the newsletter.
She has done a great job, and this may make the job more
Conference & Training:
See above (2007, 2008, 2009 Conference Updates)
Anthony Daniels present.
Discussed issues regarding NABCJ’s Washington State chapter.
Reported on Pencil & Pens, an organization that they have
been working with to volunteer and mentor troubled youth.
Western Correctional Assoc
Hisami reported that Carl
Fox had gone into the hospital and underwent bypass surgery.
He is at home and doing well. WeCA’s next conference
will be held in Arizona.
Jail Industries Board
Southwest: Tracy extended a
special thank you to Kelly Wichert for her years of service
to WCA and the Board. She will be missed.
Peria reported no events
prior to the end of the year. She has enjoyed working
with the regional activities and looks forward to her new
duties as Secretary.
The next meeting will be
held on Monday, February 11, at 10:00 AM. The meeting
will be held at the ISRB in Lacey. Please send agenda
items to Peria. Dick moved to close meeting; Hisami
seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.