[focusonrhabdo-steering-committee] Re: Repost - Moved to New List

  • From: "Rosenzveig, Jackie" <jackie.rosenzveig@xxxxxx>
  • To: "focusonrhabdo-steering-committee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <focusonrhabdo-steering-committee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:45:27 +0000

1. Steering committee
2. Max 2 years on a specific committee.  No 'expiration date'  on being a 
member of the overall steering committee.  Even of no one 'retires' ,  we 
should try to recruit at least one new person every year into the group.  
Obviously we should also replace anyone who leaves the group.  We should try to 
always maintain btwn 10-20 people on board.
3. I'd like to be involved in the bio-specimen committee.  I don't have a 
science background, but I am quick with technical concepts and I find this area 
particularly fascinating.
Additionally, I do have a strong writing/editing background and would be happy 
to proofread Web content, PR articles, letters to professionals or other VIPs, 

Sent from my "smart"phone. Pls excuse typos...

-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Ehrlich
Date:02/16/2014 11:33 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: focusonrhabdo-steering-committee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [focusonrhabdo-steering-committee] Repost - Moved to New List

I've moved this over to the new Steering-Committee list for discussion.


Sorry to take so long to get this to you. Between rebuilding the website and 
the webinar, it has been a busy time. And, I broke one of my long-standing 
rules - don't take notes while hosting a meeting.  Just doesn't work. So, if 
someone would volunteer... :)

Notes and Thoughts

Structure, Name and Terms
There seemed to be two names and structures that gained traction at our 
meeting.  The first is being called a board, with the standard array of 
positions (president/chair; vice president and so on. Additional people would 
be part of a committee structure working 'under' the board.

The second was Steering Committee with an Executive Board/Committee with the 
same positions.  There was agreement that terms should not be short and most of 
us spoke to the idea of not having to leave, but rather move positions while 
allowing for others - new blood - to come in.

Both of these are very similar.  The Steering Committee concept might be a 
little more flexible in allowing new members (spouses and others) to join and 
participate, but the choice is for the group to make.

  *   Question #1 - Do we want to be called a Board or a Steering Committee?  
We'll tally the votes as they arrive.
  *   Question #2 - Do we agree on the length of service being as long as we 
feel we want to commit, and that we would change/rotate positions - allowing 
for new blood - every two years (unless, of course, we want to resign a 
position).  Yes, No, Comments....
  *   Question #3 - Who wants to volunteer for a leadership (Executive 
Committee) position?  Which one?

We discussed a number of committees beginning with Fund Raising and Public 
Relations.  We added Bio-Specimen Donation Committee and Education Committee.  
Todd volunteered to chair the Bio-Specimen Committee and Vanessa indicated that 
she wanted to be on (chair?) the Education Committee.

It is important that we put together the fund raising committee and see if we 
can form a consortium of small foundations that will not only contribute to the 
projects that we, along with our advisory board, lay out, but are also willing 
to have funds directed to them and hold them for these projects.

As always, your thoughts and comments are both needed and desired.

Thanks for everything.


Alan R. Ehrlich
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