Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
tThe NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting on December 10,
1999 at the Caribe Royale Resort Suites in Orlando, Florida. All
members of the board and the executive director were present for the meeting
including: Tom Kremer (OH), President; Mike Cox (VA), President
Elect; Sue Poland (ID), Region I Vice President; James Dawley (TX), Region
II Vice President; Linda Rist (SD), Region III Vice President; Bryan Gause
(IN), Region IV Vice President; Russell Watson (TN), Region V Vice President;
and Ray Chelewski (ME), Region VI Vice President. In addition, the
following alternate vice presidents were in attendance: Mitch Coleman
(OR), Region I Alternate Vice President; Larry Long (OK), Region II Alternate
Vice President; Chuck Stranberg (MN), Region III Alternate Vice President;
Jeff Maierhofer (IL), Region IV Alternate Vice President; and Sarah Osborn
Welty (MD), Region VI Alternate Vice President. Jay Jackman (VA),
NAAE Executive Director, also attended the meeting. The minutes
of the meeting are as follows:
1. Welcome and Board Member UpdatesPresident Tom Kremer
called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 1999
and welcomed everyone to the meeting. President Kremer introduced
Russell Watson who presented an invocation.
to and Approval of the AgendaLinda Rist moved, James Dawley
seconded, to adopt the board meeting agenda with flexibility to change
as necessary. The motion carried.
3. Approval of Minutes of July 31 August 2, 1999 BoardBryan
Gause moved, Linda Rist seconded, to approve the minutes from the July
31 August 2, 1999 NAAE Board of Directors meeting. The motion
4. Membership Report and Delegate CountsJay Jackman presented
this report, which was included in the board books. Discussion occurred
regarding states and territories that do not have official state association
officers. It was agreed that these states and territories would
be allowed official delegates at this convention.
1999-2000 State OfficersJay Jackman indicated that the final
outstanding state officer rosters have now been received in the NAAE office.
The directories have already been sent to the board of directors but not
to the state presidents.
NAAE FinancesJay Jackman presented a financial
report that centered on the 1998-99 NAAE Audit Report. Bryan Gause
indicated he was prepared to serve effectively as the consultant to the
7. NAAE Board Representative PositionsIt was agreed that regional vice presidents would bring nominations, one per region, to the March 2000 board meeting for the NAAE representative position on the FFA CDE Advisory Committee. The successful nominee will replace Chuck Erickson on this committee.
The newly elected NAAE president elect and the two senior vice presidents will serve as consultants to the National FFA Board of Directors beginning in January 2000.
newly elected NAAE president elect and one of the two senior vice presidents
will serve on the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees beginning
in January 2000. It was agreed that James Dawley and Bryan Gause
would agree among themselves as to which of them would serve on the National
FFA Foundation Board of Trustees beginning in January 2000. It was
later reported to the board that James Dawley would serve in this capacity.
Therefore, James Dawley and the newly elected NAAE president elect will
be the two NAAE representatives to the National FFA Foundation Board of
Review of 1999 National FFA ConventionDiscussion
regarding the 1999 FFA Convention included that the Honorary American
FFA Degree reception room should not be double booked. It was also
agreed that the walk-in style exhibit was not effective and
that we would prefer an exhibit layout as we have had in recent years
prior to 1999.
9. Review of
1999 NAAE Convention
Nominating Committee ReportLinda Rist nominated Mike Cox for
1999-2000 NAAE President. Linda Rist moved, James Dawley seconded,
for nominations to cease. The motion carried.
Rist nominated Russell Watson for 1999-2000 NAAE President Elect.
Russell Watson nominated Paul Jaure for 1999-2000 NAAE President Elect.
James Dawley moved, Linda Rist seconded, for nominations to cease.
The motion carried.
RecessPresident Tom Kremer called for a recess in the board
meeting at 12:00 p.m. so that board members could participate in the Partnership
EXPO Exhibitor Appreciation Luncheon. The board would reassemble
at 2:30 p.m.
ContinuationPresident Tom Kremer called the board back to order
at 2:35 p.m. to continue the board meeting.
ReorganizationPresident Tom Kremer led the board through a discussion
of the proposal regarding the reorganization of the three ag ed professional
organizations (NAAE, NASAE, and AAAE) and The National Council for Agricultural
Education. President Kremer made sure the Strategic Planning Committee
was prepared for this issue.
AdjournmentWith no further business to transact at this time,
President Kremer adjourned the board meeting at 4:15 p.m.