Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
tThe NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting on December 8,
1998 at The Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. All members
of the board and the executive director were present for the meeting including:
Duane Fisher (IA), President; Tom Kremer (OH), President Elect; Marc Beitia
(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; Mike Cox
(VA), Region VI Vice President; Sue Poland (ID), Region I Alternate Vice
President; Rodney Weidower (AR), Region II Alternate Vice President; Barb
Hansen (IA), Region III Alternate Vice President; Jeff Maierhofer (IL),
Region IV Alternate Vice President; Gwyne Ellis (FL), Region V Alternate
Vice President; Ray Chelewski (ME), Region VI Alternate Vice President;
and Jay Jackman (VA), Executive Director. The minutes of the meeting
are as follows:
Welcome and Board Member Updates - President Duane Fisher called the
meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 1998 and welcomed
everyone to the meeting. Board members presented brief updates of
their NAAE activities since the last board meeting.
Adjustments to and Approval of the Agenda - Following minor adjustments
to the agenda, Linda Rist moved, Russell Watson seconded, to adopt the
board meeting agenda with flexibility to change as necessary. Motion
Approval of Minutes of July 19-21, 1998 Board Meeting and September 28,
1998 Conference Call - Russell Watson moved, Marc Beitia seconded,
to approve the minutes from the July 19-21, 1998 NAAE Board of Directors
meeting and the September 28, 1998 conference call. Motion passed
Review of Board Book Contents - Jay Jackman talked the board through
the board books for the meeting.
Council Report - A Council report was included in the board books.
NAAE board members agreed to invite a Council board member to attend their
regional meetings and present a report from the Council.
Membership Report and Delegate Counts - Jay Jackman presented this
report, which was included in the board books.
Unreported 1998-99 State Officers - Jay Jackman presented a report
that showed the states that had not reported their state officers to the
NAAE office. The Directory of National and State Officers has not
yet been sent out. The board instructed Jay Jackman to get the directory
out immediately even if every state has not reported their officers to
the NAAE office.
NAAE Positions on the FFA Alumni Council, the NYFEA Board of Directors,
the Adult Education Representation on The Council Board, and the FFA Board
of Directors Teacher Position from Region VI - It was agreed to wait
until the post-convention board meeting on Saturday afternoon to handle
this item of business.
of 1998 National FFA Convention - Jay Jackman
gave a brief report on the NAAE activities at the 1998 National FFA Convention.
It was agreed that the NAAE activities at the convention were a great
success. For future conventions, it was suggested that the entire
board not stand on the stage during the NAAE/teacher recognition session
on the main stage.
related to the Career Show booth included getting some of our scholarship
winners to work in the booth, use current photos on the tabletop display
that indicate a full range of diversity, use photos of NAAE award winners
and award-winning members in the display, and continue to give away buttons.
related to the reception for the Honorary American FFA Degree recipients
included NAAE board taking a more active role, meeting and greeting degree
recipients back stage, and directing recipients to the reception.
Financial Update and Review - Jay Jackman presented a report on the
1997-98 NAAE finances. Jay Jackman agreed to work with the Finance
Committee chair and consultant in preparation for their committee meeting
and to attend the first session of that committee meeting to answer questions.
Review of 1998 NAAE Convention
Sponsors List - Duane Fisher encouraged all board members to write
thank you letters to the sponsors and for board members to encourage their
regional winners to write letters as well. A list of sponsors with
names and addresses is printed in the annual report this year.
Convention Schedule - The overall convention schedule was reviewed
Communications Plan - The communications plan (photography schedule
in particular) was reviewed. The professional photographer will
shoot all photos except the individual photos at the regional meetings.
Individual photos at the regional meetings will be taken by a photographer
from each region; Marc Beitia, representing the Public Relations committee,
is coordinating the individual photos.
Day-by-Day Event Review - The daily convention schedules were reviewed
and agreed to. Duane Fisher made meeting room set-up assignments
and other assignments to the board members and alternate vice presidents.
Nominating Committee Report - Marc Beitia nominated Tom Kremer for
1998-99 NAAE President. James Dawley moved, Russell Watson seconded,
for nominations to cease. The motion carried unanimously.
Beitia nominated Mike Cox for 1998-99 NAAE President Elect. Mike
Cox nominated Marc Beitia for 1998-99 NAAE President Elect. Tom
Kremer moved, James Dawley seconded, for nominations to cease. The
motion carried unanimously.
Leadership Handbook - Jay Jackman presented the newest version of
the NAAE Leadership Handbook. The handbook will be photocopied and
distributed -- one copy per state -- during the state leaders workshop
on Wednesday morning during the convention.
Foundation Workshops - Jay Jackman led a discussion about the summer
professional development workshops, most of which are special projects
of the National FFA Foundation. A plan is needed to increase participation
in the workshops; else, they will be discontinued. This was referred
to the Members Service committee for further discussion.
15. Adjournment - With no further official business to be conducted, the meeting was adjourned at 3:25 p.m.