NAAE Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
December 11, 2001

The NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Members of the board and others who were present for the meeting included:  Paul Jaure (TX), President; Bryan Gause (IN), President Elect; Sue Poland (ID), 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; Sarah Osborn Welty (MD), Region VI Vice President; Earl Williams (OR), Region I Alternate Vice President; Paul Larson (WI), Region III Alternate Vice President; Harold Eckler (MO), Region IV Alternate Vice President; Terry Hughes (NY), Region VI Alternate Vice President; and Jay Jackman (VA), NAAE Executive Director.

The minutes of the meeting are as follows:

1.       Welcome and Board Member Updates—President Paul Jaure called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 and welcomed everyone to the meeting.  President Jaure asked all in attendance to introduce themselves.

Paul asked each member of the board to discuss what the convention theme meant to them to set the stage for the upcoming convention.  Paul then encouraged each board member to be on time for all sessions and events, focus, practice (that is, be prepared), to make a special effort to meet and greet colleagues, and to help – help him to keep everything going well and to help each other.

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

3.    Approval of Minutes of July 20-23, 2001 Board Meeting and September 17, 2001 Board Conference Call—Jeff Maierhofer moved, Roger Teeple seconded, to approve the minutes from the July 20-23, 2001 Board Meeting and September 17, 2001 Board Conference Call.  The motion carried.

4.    NAAE Operations and Management Policies Review—The board discussed the proposed revisions to the NAAE Operations and Management section of the NAAE Leadership Manual (Section 3.2).  Jay Jackman had asked legal counsel to review this section of the manual and make suggestions for improvements to the board.  The board discussed the section in detail, raised some questions, and decided upon the final version of the section.  Bryan Gause moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, to adopt the NAAE Operations and Management section of the NAAE Leadership Manual as revised by the board, with the revisions being activated immediately.  The motion carried.

5.       CEV Multimedia Request—CEV Multimedia is the sponsor of the new NAAE Teacher Mentor Award Program.  CEV Multimedia has requested that NAAE help them to identify recently retired teachers to help promote their products.  Most of the states in which CEV is interested in locating these new representatives are in NAAE regions II and V.  Larry Long and Roger Teeple agreed to work with CEV Multimedia in meeting their needs.

6.    NIAA Funding Request—The National Institute for Animal Agriculture requested that NAAE make a $1,000 contribution to NIAA in support of the “Just Do The Right Thing” campaign, which is an effort to ensure proper handling of show animals in livestock shows and fairs.  The board decided to postpone a decision on this request until the February 2002 board meeting.

7.       Membership Report and Delegate Count—The regional vice presidents each reviewed their respective states’ delegate counts and verified them to be correct.

8.       State Officers Directory—Officers from all state associations have been identified and compiled into the 2001-02 State and National Officers Directory.  It was agreed that the directories would be distributed to the state presidents during the regional meetings.

9.       Financial Documents—Jay Jackman discussed the NAAE financial documents with the board and answered questions.

10.   Board RepresentationAdult Education Representative to the National Council for Agricultural Education – Chuck Stranberg moved, Jeff Maierhofer seconded, to nominate to ACTE Gary Thome as the new Adult Education Representative to the National Council for Agricultural Education.  The motion carried.  (The process for this nomination is that ACTE takes a nomination from NAAE for this position and then ACTE makes the official appointment to the Council.)  NAAE Representative to the National Young Farmers Education Association Board – It was agree that the board would hold off on making this assignment until the post-convention board meeting on Saturday, December 15, 2001.  NAAE Representative to Food, Land and People – It was agreed that the board would hold off on making this assignment until the post-convention board meeting on Saturday, December 15, 2001.

11.   2001 FFA Convention—NAAE board members expressed their disappointment of the main stage presentation since the lighting of the teachers that were recognized did not function correctly.  Other than that, NAAE board members were pleased with the NAAE’s participation during the FFA convention, especially the booth location during the Career Show, the presence at the Alpha Tau Alpha and student teachers conference, and the give-away during the Career Show.

12.     Merchandise Sales During the NAAE Convention—It was agreed that the NAAE shirts during the NAAE convention would be sold at a discounted price of $25 each.

13.     Announcement from Sarah Osborn Welty—Sarah announced to the board that she is “in foal” (her words!) and expected to deliver Mother’s Day weekend!  Congratulations to Sarah and Billy! 

The board took a lunch break at 12:00 noon and returned to the board meeting at 1:15 p.m.

14.   Review of the 2001 NAAE Convention—The board went through all of the details of the convention schedule, assigned facilitators for all workshops, and rehearsed the awards presentations that will take place during the general sessions.

15.     Nominating Committee Report—Sue Poland nominated Sarah Osborn Welty for 2001-02 NAAE President Elect.  Sarah Osborn Welty nominated Sue Poland for 2001-02 NAAE President Elect.  Roger Teeple nominated Russell Watson for 2001-02 NAAE President Elect.  Sue Poland moved, Sarah Osborn Welty seconded, that nominations cease.  The motion carried.

        Jeff Maierhofer moved, Chuck Stranberg seconded, for the board to nominate Bryan Gause for 2001-02 NAAE President.  The motion carried.

16.     Adjournment—With no further business to transact at this time, President Jaure adjourned the board meeting at 3:00 p.m.