The Board Takes Action (July 2014)

April 2014

Board's Action



Received financial statements as of March 31, 2014

Treasurer Mary McCarthy reported that as of March 31, 2014, NASW’s total asset position was $17 million. Total expenses as of March 31, 2014, were $11.6 million, $375,000 below budget.

Approved the FY 2014-15 budget

The board approved a budget with revenue of $16.4 million and expenses of $18.4 million, authorizing a planned deficit for FY 2014-15 to enable the association to enhance the delivery of services to members, and which will be funded from gains in the association’s long-term investments.

Approved the budget parameters

NASW budget parameters submitted for fiscal year 2014-15 were approved.

Approved Tax Form 990

Tax Form 990 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, was approved.


Received the NASW Strategic Plan

The board voted to receive the NASW Strategic Plan.

Received the National Ethics Committee report and approved the implementation plan

The board had voted to establish a task force to review the ethics procedures for professional review and voted to accept the task force’s recommendation to nationalize administration of the process at the September 2013 board meeting. The NEC presented its implementation plan for approval.

Approved the proposal

The board voted to approve a proposal that allows the NASW membership department to implement a pilot project for several large schools of social work to offer their students NASW membership at a discounted rate as part of their enrollment process. This proposal did not recommend creating a new membership category.


Approved the consent agenda as amended

Minutes from the January 2014 board meeting and President-Elect Darryl Wheeler’s nomination to serve as member at large of North America, Executive Committee of IFSW.

Approved the final agenda for the 2014 Delegate Assembly

The proposed rules of order for the 2014 web-based Delegate Assembly and the assembly’s final agenda were approved.

Adopt a board position to support the proposed bylaws amendment to dissolve Delegate Assembly

The board, as a coalition at Delegate Assembly, engaged in an informed and substantive discussion regarding the amendment to dissolve Delegate Assembly and voted to support the amendment at the Aug. 2, 2014, Assembly meeting.

Approved motion related to NASW Assurance Services Inc. (ASI)

Motion to formally request that the ASI board amend its bylaws to increase the NASW board’s voting representation on the ASI board from one voting member to two voting members.

Approved motion related to NASW Assurance Services Inc. (ASI)

The NASW board of directors approved the election of Bo Walker, Jean Quam, Yvonne Perkins and Ann Casso to the ASI board of directors. Walker will serve a three-year term from 2014 to 2017, Quam will serve a three-year term from 2014 to 2017, Perkins will serve a three-year term from 2014 to 2017, and Casso will serve a two-year term from 2014 to 2016.


Notes: An action by the board to "receive" a report does not imply approval of the report in its entirety. Specifically, recommendations for board action included in a report are not adopted unless the board takes specific action to approve them. This list summarizes the main actions taken by the board.