Eli Mina, of Vancouver is coming to Halifax in August and is running two training meetings at the Delta Barrington on the 24th (Minute Taking) and 25th (Meetings and Rules of Order). For details check his site at www.elimina.com/training/training-scheduled.html Eli is the American Library Association's Parliamentarian. I have attended the training sessions he offers for new members of ALA Council and new committee members and can attest to his skills as an instructor. Even if you, your colleagues or Board members cannot attend either of these sessions at this time you can learn a lot by checking his web site and signing up to receive his Newsletter. cheers, Norman Horrocks, occasional volunteer and amateur Minute Taker and Parliamentarian.