NAAE Board of Directors Conference Call
April 2, 2002

The NAAE Board of Directors conducted a conference call on April 2, 2002. All members of the board, one alternate vice president, the executive assistant and the executive director participated in the call including: Sarah Osborn Welty (MD), President; Allan Sulser (UT), Region I Vice President; Larry Long (OK), Region II Vice President; Chuck Stranberg (MN), Region III Vice President; Jeff Maierhofer (IL), Region IV Vice President; Roger Teeple (NC), Region V Vice President; Terry Hughes (NY), Region VI Vice President; Paul Larson (WI), Region III Alternate Vice President; Pam Holbert (VA), Executive Assistant; and Jay Jackman (VA), Executive Director. Dr. Larry Case, U. S. Department of Education, was also on the call as the Department of Education host. The minutes of the meeting are as follows.

1. Call to Order President Sarah Osborn Welty called the meeting to order at 3:07 p.m. and welcomed the board members to the meeting.

2. Approve Minutes of the March 11, 2002 NAAE Board Conference Call Roger Teeple moved, Chuck Stranberg seconded, to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2002 NAAE board conference call. The motion carried.

3. NAAE Staff Situation Report Jay Jackman reported that he interviewed with the University of Kentucky for a new faculty position in agricultural education on March 25-27. Jackman assured the board that they would be among the first to know the final outcome of this employment situation.

4. Keynote Speaker for 2002 NAAE Convention The board agreed to have Sarah Osborn Welty and Jay Jackman make appropriate contacts to see if NAAE could secure Patrick Moore to be a keynote speaker at the 2002 NAAE Convention. Terry Fleck, the Attitude Doctor, was also mentioned as a potential keynote speaker.

5. Convention Registration Fee Roger Teeple moved, Chuck Stranberg seconded, to make the registration fees for the 2002 NAAE Convention $175 for preregistration and $200 for on-site registration. The motion carried. (Spouse registration fees will remain at $40 preregistration and $60 on-site.)

6. Budget Jay Jackman presented the proposed 2002-03 NAAE budget (July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003). Jackman recommended some changes to the proposed budget pertaining to the modifications in the convention registration fees and staff travel. Chuck Stranberg moved, Jeff Maierhofer seconded, to approve the proposed budget with flexibility to reflect the convention registration fee adjustments and staff travel adjustments. The motion carried.

7. Dues Increase Proposal from Mike Cox The board discussed a memo they received from Mike Cox, former NAAE president, regarding a proposal to increase NAAE dues in order to add an additional NAAE professional staff position. The board asked Jay Jackman to develop a position paper detailing all of the issues regarding the dues increase proposal. The board agreed to include the proposal on their agendas for their regional meetings.

8. Legislative Fund The board discussed the legislative fund and reminded the executive director that a complete report on the transactions to and from the legislative fund for the past two years is to be presented at the regional meetings.

9. Adjournment With no further business to transact at this time, Chuck Stranberg moved, Allan Sulser seconded, to adjourn. The motion carried. President Sarah Osborn Welty declared the conference call adjourned at 4:40 p.m.