NAAE Board of Directors Meeting
December 9, 2003
The NAAE Board of
Directors conducted a board meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at
the Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort and Convention Center in Orlando,
Florida. Members of the board and others who were present for the meeting
included: Sarah Osborn Welty (MD), President; Roger Teeple (NC), President
Elect; Allan Sulser (UT), Region I Vice President; Larry Long (OK),
Region II Vice President; Jeff Maierhofer (IL), Region IV Vice President;
Lee James (MS), Region V Vice President; Terry Hughes (NY), Region VI
Vice President; Elaine Lewis (WA), Region I Alternate Vice President;
Dr. Bill Hunter (KS), Region II Alternate Vice President; Tom Hofmann
(NE), Region III Alternate Vice President; Harold Eckler (MO), Region
IV Alternate Vice President; Andy Seibel (VA), Region VI Alternate Vice
President; and Jay Jackman (KY), NAAE Executive Director. Also present
for portions of the meeting were Morgan Fisher (KY), NAAE Executive
Assistant; Sherrie Perry (KY), NAAE Graduate Student Assistant; Samantha
Alvis (AZ), NAAE Intern; Emily Bergkamp (KS), NAAE Intern; and Erin
Jury (KY), UK Ag Ed Graduate Student Assistant. Paul Larson (WI), Region
III Vice President was unable to attend the meeting due to a family
The minutes of the
meeting are as follows:
to Order and Welcome—President Sarah Osborn Welty called
the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 and
welcomed everyone to the meeting.
to and Approval of the Agenda—Lee James moved, Larry Long
seconded, to approve the board meeting agenda with flexibility to
change as necessary. The motion carried.
of Minutes of July 24-26, 2003 Board Meeting—Jeff Maierhofer
moved, Roger Teeple seconded, to approve the minutes from the July
24-26, 2003 Board Meeting. The motion carried.
Report and Delegate Counts—The board reviewed the final membership
report for the 2002-03 membership year and the delegate counts. Also,
the board reviewed the current year’s membership report as of December
of State Ag Ed Association Officers—It was agreed that the
board members would collect corrections during their regional meetings
and get these back to NAAE. The final directory will be posted on
the NAAE website.
Report—Jay Jackman presented a report on the current financial
position of NAAE, including the 2002-03 audit report.
The issue of publishing
individual staff member salaries was discussed. Roger Teeple moved,
Jeff Maierhofer seconded, to not publish individual staff member salaries
of NAAE employees. The vote was three in favor, three opposed. The
president voted in favor and the motion carried. Roger Teeple moved
to reconsider the motion; Lee James seconded the motion to reconsider;
the motion carried. After discussion, the original motion to not publish
individual staff salaries failed.
Lee James moved,
Larry Long seconded, to move the three NAAE investment accounts (Reserve
Account, Life Membership Account, and Legislative Account) from FISN
to Fifth Third Securities and to authorize Dr. Wm. Jay Jackman to
make any and all transactions for these accounts. The motion carried.
FFA Board Position—Roger Teeple moved, Tom Hofmann seconded,
to hold the selection of the three nominees for the Region III position
on the National FFA Board of Directors until the post-convention board
meeting on Saturday, December 13, 2003. The motion carried.
FFA Convention Review—The board members briefly discussed
the NAAE activities at the 2003 FFA Convention. There were no major
of the 2003 NAAE Convention—The board went through all of
the details of the convention schedule, discussed workshop facilitators’
responsibilities, reviewed session set-up responsibilities, and rehearsed
the awards presentations that will take place during the general sessions.
The board took a
lunch break at 12:30 p.m. and returned to the board meeting at 2:00
Holiday Leave Policy Adjustment—Roger Teeple moved, Larry
Long seconded to change the NAAE paid holiday leave policy, effective
immediately to eliminate paid holidays for Presidents Day, Memorial
Day, and Columbus Day and to add as paid holidays the four working
days between Christmas and New Years. This policy change will give
NAAE staff 13 paid holidays and bring the NAAE paid holiday policy
in line with the policy of the University of Kentucky. The motion
Committee Report—Sarah Osborn Welty opened the floor for
nominations for 2003-04 NAAE President. Lee James nominated Roger
Teeple for 2003-04 NAAE President. Jeff Maierhofer nominated Larry
Long for 2003-04 NAAE President Elect. Larry Long nominated Jeff Maierhofer
for 2003-04 NAAE President Elect. Allan Sulser moved, Terry Hughes
seconded, to close board nominations. The motion carried.
12. 2004 NAAE Convention Discussion—The board discussed
planning for the 2004 NAAE Convention. It was agreed that Jay Jackman
would write a document highlighting options for the convention. Options
include: 1) same as now (overlapping the ACTE convention); 2) a time
and place other than the ACTE convention; and 3) merge the two conventions
together with one registration fee to include the ACTE opening session
and trade show.
13. Adjournment—With no further business to transact
at this time, President Sarah Osborn Welty adjourned the board meeting
at 4:15 p.m.