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BOARD OF CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNERS MINUTES
January 23, 2012
500 North Calvert Street 2nd Floor Conference Room, 2 p.m. Baltimore, MD 21202
Robyn Dubick H. Christine Pirrung Barbara Portnoy Carla Viar Karen Zopf
Pamela J. Edwards, Executive Director Janis Daniels, Administrative Secretary Elizabeth Kelly, MDCID Harry Loleas, Commissioner Milena Y. Trust, Assistant Attorney General
CALL TO ORDER Carla Viar, Acting Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion (I) was made by Ms. Zopf, seconded by Ms. Pirrung and unanimously carried by the Board to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2011 meeting as submitted. CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT The Board approved the following Course(s): SEE ATTACHED Motion (II) was made by Ms. Zopf, seconded by Ms. Pirrung, and unanimously carried by the Board to approve the CEU courses. CORRESPONDENCE The Board received a Press Release from NCIDQ regarding the adjustment of the exam to allow a person who meets the education requirements to begin taking the NCIDQ exam before completing all the work experience. NCIDQ will starting accepting applications in November 2012. Applicants can only apply for Section 1. The Board also received a memo from Jeffrey F. Kenney, Executive Director, NCIDQ, regarding an amendment to the NCIDQ Articles of Incorporation. The amendment replaces the words "Board of Directors" with "Members" in Article Seven. Motion (III) was made by Ms. Zopf, seconded by Ms. Pirrung and unanimously carried by the Board to approve the amendment to the Articles of Incorporation,
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Ms. Edwards read a thank you card from Commissioner Stanley Botts informing the Board that he is retiring as of January 24, 2012. Commissioner Botts thanked the Board members for their continued service to the Board and stated that it has been a pleasure working with them. The Board received a memo from Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez regarding legislative policy and reiterating the existing department policy regarding activities involving the General Assembly. Specifically, a Board member may not testify on a bill unless authorized by the Secretary, and should not contact a member of the General Assembly in his or her capacity as a representative of the Board. Secretary Sanchez also asked that every Board and Commission member be mindful of the State Ethics Commission's position regarding Board members and legislative activity which states that board members may not be officers of their professional associations, nor may they serve on legislative committees. NEW BUSINESS Legislative Update Harry Loleas, Interim Commissioner, reported that the bill to extend the Special Fund permanently was introduced by the Department of Legislative Services as a result of the sunset review of the Certified Interior Designers' Board. A hearing is scheduled in the Senate Thursday of this week. Barbara Portnoy will testify on behalf of the Board. NCIDQ Annual Meeting Robyn Dubick reported that she attended the Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA in November. She stated that the number of persons taking the NCIDQ exam is dropping, and as previously discussed, NCIDQ is changing its exam process to allow early testing for recent graduates. Ms. Dubick further noted that NCIDQ will no longer accept education programs with fewer than 60 credits. They are trending away from the 2-year program and are hoping to gradually require only a 4-year degree. It was noted that Stevenson University is working on developing a 4-year program. The Board also discussed the possibility of working with a community college on a 2-year program then try to get a 4-year degree at Towson University. OLD BUSINESS There was nothing new to report regarding board vacancies and reappointments. Election of officers will be held off until April's Board meeting. OTHER BUSINESS Record count of certificate holders As of January 22, 2012, the number of currently certified interior designers is 311. Approved applications Two new applications were approved since last meeting.
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ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, motion (IV) was made by Ms. Pirrung, seconded by Ms. Zopf, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. ________With Corrections ________Without Corrections _________________________________ Chair _________________________________ Date
-1SPONSOR Design Arts Seminars, Inc. Design Arts Seminars, Inc. ASID Washington Metro Chapter ASID Washington Metro Chapter ASID Washington Metro Chapter ASID Washington Metro Chapter
DATE APPRV. 01/23/12 01/23/12 01/23/12 01/23/12 01/23/12 01/23/12
COURSE TITLE Webcast: Green Criteria for Materials Selection Sustainable Floor Essentials Legal Issues in the Design Arena A Sustainable Approach: Designation Welfare Andrew Arbus and French Modernism Best seat in the House: The story of Upholstery
CEU .1 .8 .5 .1 .2 .2