Minutes
2003 NAAE Convention—Business Sessions
Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, December 10, 2003

During the first session of the 2003 NAAE Convention in Orlando, Florida, NAAE President Sarah Osborn Welty presented the report of the NAAE board nominating committee regarding the offices of 2003-04 NAAE President and President Elect. The board nominated Roger Teeple for 2003-04 NAAE President. The board nominated Larry Long and Jeff Maierhofer for 2003-04 NAAE President Elect. The delegates placed no other names in nomination during this session.

Wednesday, December 11, 2003

During the second session of the 2003 NAAE Convention in Orlando, Florida by general consensus, nominations were closed and these individuals were placed officially in nomination for the respective offices: Roger Teeple for 2003-04 NAAE President; and Larry Long and Jeff Maierhofer for 2003-04 NAAE President Elect.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

During the final session of the 2003 NAAE Convention in Orlando, Florida, the following business was transacted.

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

Sarah Osborn Welty introduced Harold Eckler (MO) 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 143 official voting delegates present. For a majority, 72 votes would be needed; for a two-thirds majority, 95 votes would be needed.

Sarah Osborn Welty appointed Harold Eckler (MO) to be parliamentarian.

Sarah Osborn Welty announced that the Committee of Tellers would be Tom Hawthorne (chair) (MO), David Dorrell (OK), and Joe Steffen (IL).

Sarah Osborn Welty then called for voting by ballot for 2003-04 NAAE president elect. Following the voting, the tellers were excused to count the votes.

Sarah Osborn Welty then called for a motion regarding election of the 2003-04 NAAE President. Gerald Barlow (NC) moved, Jesse Cornelius (MS) seconded, to elect by acclamation Roger Teeple as 2003-04 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:

Professional Growth—Chairperson Dr. Bill Hunter (KS) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Gary Seiler (KS) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Finance—Chairperson Steven Braun (ID) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Richard Dozier (ID) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Public Policy—Chairperson Al Dietz (IL) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Ed Rice (CO) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Member Services—Chairperson Jason Larison (KS) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Joe Wilson (SC) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Policy and Bylaws—Chairperson Craig McEnany (IA) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Brian Harper (IA) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Committee Chairperson Craig McEnany then presented the amendments to the NAAE Bylaws. Action by the delegates follows:

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Jack Cook (IA) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #1, to insert a new Section 4(b) in Article IV of the NAAE Bylaws to make Article IV, Sec. 4(b) read as follows:

Article IV OFFICERS
Sec. 4 (b) In the event that a candidate for the office of President-Elect does not receive a majority vote, where more than two candidates are up for the position, the candidate receiving the fewest votes will be dropped from the ballot and voting will continue until a majority vote is obtained.

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Jason Larison (KS) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #2, to strike a sentence from the language 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.

Nominees must have served at least one year on the Board of Directors within the past four years.

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Elsa Schmidt (IA) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #3, to strike a sentence from the language to make Article VI Sec. 1 of the NAAE Bylaws read as follows:

Article VI MEETINGS
Sec. 1 The annual meeting of the Association shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors shall decide.

Craig McEnany (IA) moved, Mike Pagel (MN) seconded, to adopt NAAE Bylaws Amendment Proposal #4, to change Alternate Vice Presidents to Regional Secretaries in Article IV Sec. 3(a), Sec. 5(a), Sec. 5(a)(1), Sec. 5(a)(2), and Sec. 7(d) of the NAAE Bylaws, to make these sections of the Bylaws read as follows:

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

Sec. 5 (a) In the case of the Vice President, the respective Regional Secretary shall immediately take office and serve until the next annual meeting at which time the Region shall elect a Vice President to serve the remaining unexpired term.

Sec. 5 (a) (1) In the event that the Regional Secretary resigns or ascends to the Office of Vice President, the Region shall elect a Regional Secretary to serve until the next annual meeting.

Sec. 5 (a) (2) In the event that both the Vice President and the Regional Secretary resign, the Region shall elect temporary officers to serve until the next annual meeting.

Sec. 7 (d) The Regional Secretary shall perform such duties as assigned by the Vice President and/or the Board of Directors.

Marketing—Chairperson Naomi Knight (MD) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Tara Berescik (PA) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Strategic Planning—Chairperson Bill Fowler (MI) presented the report and moved for acceptance of the report. Becki Lawver (NE) seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Sarah Osborn Welty then opened the floor for other business. No additional business was presented.

Jay Jackman recognized the two outgoing regional vice presidents, Larry Long and Jeff Maierhofer. Both Larry Long and Roger Teeple were awarded life membership in NAAE. Jay Jackman then recognized Sarah Osborn Welty as the outgoing president. The outgoing officer awards were sponsored by AAVIM. Dr. Will Waidelich (OH) 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 Jeff Maierhofer was elected as the 2003-04 NAAE President Elect.

Sarah Osborn Welty then installed the 2003-04 NAAE Officers, including the new president, Roger Teeple, the new president elect, Jeff Maierhofer, and the new regional vice presidents who were Dr. Bill Hunter, Region II Vice President, and Harold Eckler, Region IV Vice President.

Newly elected president Roger Teeple then presented a retiring president’s gavel and plaque and a plaque expressing appreciation to the school district to Sarah Osborn Welty.

NAAE President Roger Teeple delivered his inaugural address.

With no further business to transact, NAAE President Roger Teeple declared the meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.