Minutes
2002 NAAE ConventionóBusiness Sessions
Las Vegas, Nevada

Tuesday, December 11, 2002

During the first session of the 2002 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, NAAE President Sarah Osborn Welty presented the report of the NAAE board nominating committee regarding the office of 2002-03 NAAE President Elect. Chuck Stranberg and Roger Teeple were nominated by the board for 2002-03 NAAE President Elect. NAAE Immediate Past President Paul Jaure presented the report of the NAAE board nominating committee regarding the office of 2002-03 NAAE President. Sarah Osborn Welty was nominated for 2002-03 NAAE President. No other names were placed in nomination by the delegates during this session.

Wednesday, December 12, 2002

During the second session of the 2002 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, by general consensus, nominations were closed and these individuals were placed officially in nomination for the respective offices: Chuck Stranberg and Roger Teeple for 2002-03 NAAE President Elect; and Sarah Osborn Welty for 2002-03 NAAE President.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

During the final session of the 2002 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, the following business was transacted.

President Sarah Osborn Welty called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.

Sarah Osborn Welty introduced Dr. Bill Hunter (KS) to present the invocation.

Sarah Osborn Welty seated the official convention delegates and established the counts needed for majority and two-thirds majority votes. There were 158 official voting delegates present. For a majority, 80 votes would be needed; for a two-thirds majority, 106 votes would be needed.

Sarah Osborn Welty appointed Harold Eckler (MO) to be parliamentarian. Harold Eckler then presented a review of the parliamentary process that would be used during this business session.

Sarah Osborn Welty announced that the Committee of Tellers would be Andy Seibel (chair) (VA), Cliff Vrieze (MN), and Lee James (MS).

Sarah Osborn Welty then called for voting by ballot for 2002-03 NAAE president elect. Following the voting, the tellers were excused to count the votes.

Tom Hawthorne (MD) moved, Darold Hehn (SD) seconded, to elect by acclamation Sarah Osborn Welty as 2002-03 NAAE President. The motion carried by voice vote.

Sarah Osborn Welty then called on the committee chairs to present the reports from the seven standing committees, as follows:

DiversityóChairperson Gwyne Ellis (FL) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried

FinanceóChairperson Bob Buxton (OH) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Legislative AffairsóChairperson Kim Dieter (CA) presented the report. Chris Christensen (MT) moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Member ServicesóChairperson Dave Olson (NE) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Policy and BylawsóChairperson Craig McEnany (IA) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Public RelationsóChairperson Gerald Wettlaufer (ND) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Strategic PlanningóChairperson Justin Mink (ID) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. The second for the motion was assumed. The motion carried.

Sarah Osborn Welty opened the floor for other business. Craig McEnany (IA), chair of the Policy and Bylaws Committee presented two bylaws change proposals to the delegates, as follows:

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Lee Freeman (MO) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #1, to make Article IV Sec. 4 of the NAAE Bylaws read as follows:

Article IV OFFICERS
Sec. 4. The Board of Directors shall act as a nominating committee for the Office of President and President-Elect.

The motion to amend the NAAE Bylaws carried unanimously.

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Brian Harper (IA) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #2, to make Article IV Sec. 3(a) of the NAAE Bylaws read as follows:

Article IV OFFICERS
Sec. 3(a) Alternate Vice Presidents shall be elected annually by the respective regions at the annual meeting of the NAAE for a term of one year.

The motion to amend the NAAE Bylaws carried unanimously.

No additional business was presented.

Jay Jackman recognized the two outgoing regional vice presidents, Chuck Stranberg and Roger Teeple. Both Chuck Stranberg and Roger Teeple were awarded life membership in NAAE. The outgoing officer awards were sponsored by AAVIM. Marion Fletcher (AR) represented AAVIM during the presentations.

Sarah Osborn Welty then recognized the outgoing regional vice presidents and alternate vice presidents and welcomed the new regional vice presidents and alternate vice presidents.

Sarah Osborn Welty announced that Roger Teeple was elected as the 2002-03 NAAE President Elect.

Paul Jaure, NAAE Immediate Past President, then installed the 2002-03 NAAE Officers, including the new president, Sarah Osborn Welty, the new president elect, Roger Teeple, and the new regional vice presidents who were Paul Larson, Region III Vice President, and Lee James, Region V Vice President.

Newly elected president Sarah Osborn Welty then presented a retiring presidentís gavel and plaque and a plaque expressing appreciation to the school district to Merle Gause, in memory of Bryan D. Gause who died unexpectedly during his term as 2001-02 NAAE President.

NAAE President Sarah Osborn Welty delivered her inaugural address.

With no further business to transact, NAAE President Sarah Osborn Welty declared the meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.