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Business Meeting Report / September 11, 2011
ALGBTICAL will be hosting its 7th Annual Winter Workshop on Friday, February 8, 2013. The event will take place at the Homewood Public Library, in the Birmingham area. The Winter Workshop theme is: "A Place at the Table: Counseling LGBT Children and Their Families."
ALGBTICAL will partner with the Alabama association of Counselor Educators & Supervisors (ALACES). The University of Alabama Counselor Education Program will be providing Continuing Education Units.
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. The workshop will begin at 9:00 AM and will end at 4:00 PM. The workshop will include four content sessions, lunch, and a poster session. Presenters will include Keith Abrams, Sam Wolfe, James Robinson, Elizabeth Crankshaw, Glenda Elliott, and Angela Stowe.
Jamie Satcher is the Workshop Committee Chair. The committee consists of Jessica Merchant, Kelli Lasseter, Frank Hrabe, Paul Hard, Glenda Elliott, and Michael Lebeau
As of May 1, Jessica Merchant is the new ALGBTICAL President. She is currently a Counselor at the University of Montevallo and is the Coordinator of their Safe Zone Program.
Jessica has a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Alabama. She has field experience working in community/agency settings with adolescents and families and substance abuse treatment, in medical settings providing psychiatric assistance, and in higher education settings offering mental health counseling and LGBT support.
"I look forward to a great year with our division of ALGBTICAL!" says Jessica. "We have many exciting occasions happening this year in the counseling arena, politics and education in support of LGBT individuals and awareness of LGBT concerns, and I look forward working with all members of ALCA and ALGBTICAL in ensuring another successful year of community outreach and education."
As of August 8, Frank Hrabe is the new ALGBTICAL President. He will serve for the remainder of the 2011-12 year, replacing Jeanell Norvell. Jessica Merchant is President-Elect. Melissa Scott is Past President.
Frank Hrabe has agreed to serve as Interim President until May 1 when Jessica Merchant will assume the presidency. Frank is one of the ALGBTICAL Founders and serves in regular capacity as the ALGBTICAL Treasurer.
As of May 1, Jeanell Norvell is the new ALGBTICAL President. She will serve for the 2011-12 year. Jessica Merchant is President-Elect. Melissa Scott is now Past President.
Pictured here left to right are Jessica Merchant, Melissa Scott, and Jeanell Norvell. Jeanell is a counselor in private practice in Montgomery. Jessica is a counselor at the University of Montevallo. Melissa is a counselor in private practice in Birmingham.
Lynn Boyd (picture on right) is the new Secretary. Frank Hrabe remains as Treasurer.
Funding LGBT Activities and
ALGBTICAL is pleased to announce its new Advocacy Award. This scholarship fund financially awards counselors who participate in professional activities that raise awareness of and advocate for sexual minorities. ALGBTICAL is seeking eligible counseling graduate students and professionals and encouraging them to apply.
This award is intended to support research directly related to sexual minority issues, poster sessions at conferences, workshop and conference presentations, and LGBT advocacy programs. Awards winners may receive $100-$300. Activities must promote sexual minority concerns and support the ALGBTICAL mission.
Application deadline: September 30.
Due to personal and family circumstances, Pamela Yancey, our Secretary, and Linda Foster, our President Elect, have stepped down from their official ALGBTICAL board positions.
Glenda Elliott has agreed to serve as interim Secretary. Jeanell Norvell has agreed to serve as our new President Elect.
division was formed, it was named AGLBICAL (Association for Gay, Lesbian
and Bisexual Issues in Counseling of Alabama). The
division eventually changed its name to ALGBTICAL (Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in
Counseling of Alabama). The
division's name change will now be reflected in the website's new URL
Melissa Scott became ALGBTICAL President for the 2010-11 term on May 1, 2010. Joining her team are Michael Lebeau (Past President), Linda Foster (President Elect), Pamela K. Yancey (Secretary), and Frank Hrabe (Treasurer).
of the 2009 ALCA Spring Retreat, Michael Lebeau assumed the
Presidency of ALGBTICAL. He served as President for the 2009-10
term. Michael Lebeau is a Career Counselor at UAB. He is one of the
founding members of the ALGBTICAL division and has served as its
Public Relations Chair. He is a Past President of ALCA.
ALGBTICAL PAST PRESIDENT IS
Dr. Mark Leggett, Past President of ALGBTICAL, was elected Secretary
of the Alabama Counseling Association for the 2009-10
AGLBICAL CHANGES NAME
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION CHANGES NAME
organization, the Association of Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Issues in
Counseling (AGLBIC) changed its name to the Association
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).
Dr. Jamie Satcher became AGLBICAL President for the 2008-09 term. Jamie Satcher is a counselor educator at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Mark Leggett became AGLBICAL President for the 2007-08 term. Mark Leggett is a counselor educator at the University of Alabama.
Pictured here, left to right, are AGLBICAL officers and members: Angela Stowe, Donna Melder, Anita Neuer, Glenda Elliott, Michael Lebeau, Gary Williams, Frank Hrabe, Gary Williams, Jamie Stacher, Mark Leggett
AGLBICAL Officers (Left to Right): Angela Stowe (Secretary), Glenda Elliott (Regional Coordinator), Mark Leggett (President), Frank Hrabe (Treasurer), Jamie Satcher (Awards Chair), Michael Lebeau (Public Relations Chair)
Donna Melder became AGLBICAL President for the 2006-07 term. AGLBICAL Business Meetings were held throughout the year. President Donna Melder presided. Officers recapped a meeting with AGLBIC National Officers in which Donna Melder and Frank Hrabe spoke with AGLBIC President Brian Dew. Officers also discussed plans for the April 20, 2007 first annual AGLBICAL state conference.
Paul Hard (ALCA Past President) presenting the official charter and gavel from the national organization to Donna Melder (AGLBICAL President), Frank Hrabe (AGLICAL Founder) and Glenda Elliott (AGLBICAL Founder)
NEW NATIONAL CHARTER FOR AGLBICAL
Joy Whitman, National
AGLBIC President, presented the new Alabama branch, AGLBICAL, with
its charter and ceremonial gavel at the ACA Convention in Montreal.
Paul Hard, ALCA President, represented AGLBICAL and received the
charter and gavel.
2. Provide services and resources to counselors
3. Create and maintain a website
4. Increase membership to 100 by 2007
A L G B T I C A L Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama