Date: Monday, January 2, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Telephonic Conference.
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Howard Fuchs (1st Vice Presiden), Ann Rosenthal (Secretary), Garcelle Embry (Treasurer), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Amy Brothers (Criminal Director), Chris Bob (Proprietary Director, Onica Cole (Criminal Director)

1) Meetings: Dates for Membership and Board meetings for the first quarter of 2012 were unanimously selected:

Membership Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2012, Noon (Downtown)

Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 5:00 pm Downtown)

Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Noon (Valley)

2) Purchasing tables / Political Contributions. The Board has been notified that the Annual Political Roast, proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association, is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd. In addition, candidates for upcoming local election have reached out to LACAA requesting financial support. Further discussions will be had on these subjects.

3) Speakers: A discussion was had whether to invite speakers running for local public offices to Membership and/or Board meetings to address the membership. Some prospective candidates have already approached Board members and requested such an audience. There will be further discussion on the format, dates and locations of any such meetings.

4) E-mail voting: Further research and discussion will be had on this subject (Brothers & Hiscocks)

5) The topic of regular telephonic meetings by the Board was raised, perhaps to be held the third week of the month. Cole will survey the Board to find a time at which a quorum can be reached.

At its June 9 meeting, JLMBC awarded new contracts for health insurance providers. Anthem Blue Cross has been selected to replace Blue Shield as the exclusive provider for PPO, HMO Full and Narrow Network plans, and a new alternate regional network plan, "Vivity." Anthem anticipates minimal disruption of services for members who use UCLA and Cedars facilities. Kaiser Permanente is still available for alternate HMO health insurance coverage. For more information on how this may impact your options during Open Enrollment for 2017, contact the City's Employee Benefits Division: (213) 978-1655

LACAA congratulates Civil Director Marie McTeague on her well deserved retirement. Her brilliance, fierce advocacy for LACAA members, personal sacrifices and sense of justice have been the cornerstone of LACAA's success. We will truly miss her presence in the office (but still have her cell phone number).

The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.