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February Branch Members Call

The conference call recording, February Branch Members Call 2020, created on 2/13/2020 has been made available for dial-in access.  

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October 10, 2019 at 8:00 EST
Call in number:  857-216-6700
Code: 459954

Agenda focus:  Evaluation tool–new scoring language

INSTRUCTIONS for tonight’s meeting:

  • Read through pages 9 – 11, the Scoring Legend’ of the second attachment entitled FINAL REVISION…Branch evaluation.  We will discuss the evaluative items and the updated language.  Our plan in the future is to provide each branch with the attached tools [when they are finalized with additional suggestions] so you can complete your scoring in advance and ask questions before the tool at Headquarters is finalized.  This will be a team effort so all incorrect information and/or important additions or suggestions will be recognized and included in advance.
  • The new member campaign [recruit one (1) new member per month] will complete its 4th year on December 31. Implemented by our past Vice President for Membership, Dr. Greer Stanford-Randle, the campaign has been very impactful.
    • The scoring mechanism for new members will be revisited.  You will note that those who have a large number of new members, their totals are overly enhanced because we gave 3 pts for each new member.  Although recruiting new members is a requirement and important, the scoring should be reduced to l pt per new member.
      • Example for reviewing purposes:  Chicago Branch….total 83….new members 15……3 X 15 = 45    If new members are reduced to one point per new member, the total score for Chicago would be 53 (taking 30 points from the total)
      • Although Dr. Stanford-Randle wanted to invoke a healthy competition, we also want each branch to feel a sense of accomplishment as they serve to support, maintain, and promote ASALH.
    • The correction on the tool will be, separate the calculations for required items FROM additional items that are not required.  In other words, there will be two charts:  one with only required items with a final score; and, another chart with additional items with a separate score.  This will ensure all branches meeting minimum requirements will recognize their success without having to complete any of the additional programming items if they did not accomplish additional items.  Also, we don’t want to discourage our branches who are excelling in their annual accomplishments.
    • As of our 2019 reporting on January 15, 2020, family members recruited will be included in your report submitted January 15, 2020.
Please note any questions in advance of meeting tonight so you will be prepared to ask the questions on the branch call.  Your input will be very helpful in finalizing these documents.
NOTE:  Thanks to the Hampton Roads Branch of ASALH for the excellent suggestions for revising this evaluation tool.

Please share the notes below with your members at your November meeting.  Email them in advance so your members can review them before attending the meeting.

NOTES FROM Branch Workshop, October 5, 2019 Follow-up items:

·        Provide to Headquarters your 2020 branch meeting schedule.

o   Share as much information as possible: Date, Time, Location, subject and keynote speaker (if any), etc.

o   Each Branch must have a meeting schedule that your members are aware of.  THIS IS REQUIRED.  The number of meetings is not a requirement BUT a printed schedule of your meetings is a requirement.

·        Share the date of your 2020 election of officers.

o   Then share the new officers on the branch officer form found at


·        2019 Branch reports are due January 15, 2020

o   Place the Annual Report on your agenda for your October/and or November meeting.

o   The status of filing the annual branch report must appear in the minutes of the January and February meeting. We are requesting that all branches submit a copy of the minutes of the February meeting.  

·         Any branch considering application for grant funding should provide the details to Headquarters ASAP. (ASALH needs to know in advance and during the process for information only.) 
NOTE:  Report from the Community Partners Breakout session, led by Lionel Kimble, Vice President for Programs, will be provided in a separate email to be discussed at the November meeting. 
REMEMBER:  October through December is our recruitment season.  Encourage your friends, family, colleagues to join ASALH.  All memberships purchased during this period expire on December 31, 2020.

Attachments for October 10, 2019 Meeting