Minutes
NAAE Board of Directors Meeting
December 10, 2002

The NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Members of the board and others who were present for the meeting included: 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; Elaine Lewis (WA), Region I Alternate Vice President; Bill Hunter (KS), Region II Alternate Vice President; Paul Larson (WI), Region III Alternate Vice President; Harold Eckler (MO), Region IV Alternate Vice President; Andy Seibel (VA), Region VI Alternate Vice President; and Jay Jackman (VA), NAAE Executive Director. Also present were Christine Hegedus (AZ) and Megan Burgess (MI), NAAE interns.

The minutes of the meeting are as follows:

1. Call to Order and Welcome—President Sarah Osborn Welty called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. Adjustments to and Approval of the Agenda—Chuck Stranberg moved, Allan Sulser seconded, to approve the board meeting agenda with flexibility to change as necessary. The motion carried.

3. Approval of Minutes of October 31, 2002 Special Board Meeting and November 21, 2002 Board Conference Call—Chuck Stranberg moved, Terry Hughes seconded, to approve the minutes from the October 31, 2002 Special Board Meeting and November 21, 2002 Board Conference Call. The motion carried.

4. Membership Report and Delegate Counts—The board reviewed the final membership report for the 2001-02 membership year and the delegate counts. Also, the board reviewed the current year’s membership report as of December 2002.

5. Directory of State Ag Ed Association Officers—It was noted that some errors were in the state officer directory. 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.

6. Financial Report—Jay Jackman presented a report on the current financial position of NAAE, including the 2001-02 audit report.

7. Board Positions—The board reviewed the nominees for the NAAE representative to the National FFA Alumni Council. Allan Sulser moved, Larry Long seconded, to select Ron Nash (WA) as the NAAE representative to the National FFA Alumni Council. The motion carried.

It was agreed that NAAE board members will bring nominees for the National FFA CDE Advisory Committee to the February 2003 NAAE board meeting and that they would bring nominees for the postsecondary instructor position on the Council board to the July 2003 NAAE board meeting.

8. 2002 FFA Convention Review—The board members briefly discussed the NAAE activities at the 2002 FFA Convention. There were no major issues. Elaine Lewis asked the board members to give her some feedback on the new delegate process.

9. Review of the 2002 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.

10. Dodge Trucks Sponsorship—Chuck Stranberg moved, Roger Teeple seconded, that the Dodge Trucks “Teachers Turn the Key” program provide travel scholarships for actual expenses up to $1,000 per person to NAAE members with two to four years of teaching experience at the level of one per state selected by each state to attend the complete NAAE convention. The motion carried. Jeff Maierhofer moved, Terry Hughes seconded, that the applicants be required to be a member of NAAE during the year of application and be a member at the time of the convention at which they receive the scholarship. The motion carried (five to one vote). Jeff Maierhofer moved, Terry Hughes seconded, that the recipients must not have previously attended the NAAE convention. The motion carried.

The board took a lunch break at 12:30 p.m. and returned to the board meeting at 1:45 p.m. Following lunch, the board spent some time rehearsing the upcoming awards presentations.

11. Nominating Committee Report—Sarah Osborn Welty opened the floor for nominations for 2002-03 NAAE President Elect. Chuck Stranberg nominated Roger Teeple for 2002-03 NAAE President Elect. Roger Teeple nominated Chuck Stranberg for 2002-03 NAAE President Elect. Allan Sulser moved, Larry Long seconded, that nominations cease. The motion carried.

Jay Jackman, as an ex-officio member of the NAAE board, opened nominations for 2002-03 NAAE President. Terry Hughes nominated Sarah Osborn Welty for 2002-03 NAAE President. Roger Teeple moved, Jeff Maierhofer seconded, that nominations cease. The motion carried.

12. Adjournment—With no further business to transact at this time, President Sarah Osborn Welty adjourned the board meeting at 3:10 p.m.