NAAE Board of Directors Conference Call Minutes
September 13, 2004

The NAAE Board of Directors conducted a board meeting by conference call on September 13, 2004. Members of the board and others who were present included: Roger Teeple (NC), President; Jeff Maierhofer (IL), President Elect; Dr. Bill Hunter (KS), Region II Vice President; Paul Larson (WI), Region III Vice President; Harold Eckler (MO), Region IV Vice President; Lee James (MS), Region V Vice President; Terry Hughes (NY), Region VI Vice President; Dr. Wm. Jay Jackman (KY), Executive Director; Samantha Alvis (KY), Associate Executive Director; and Morgan Fisher (KY), Executive Assistant.

The minutes of the meeting are as follows:

1. Call to Order—President Roger Teeple called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. on September 13, 2004 and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. Regional Updates—Each board member presented a brief update on their NAAE activities since the July 2004 NAAE board of directors meeting.

3. Approval of Minutes—Dr. Bill Hunter moved, Terry Hughes seconded, to approve the minutes of the July 22, 23, and 24, 2004 board of directors meeting. The motion carried.

4. July 2004 Board Committee Reports—Roger Teeple reminded the board members that the board committee reports from July 2004 had been approved and distributed.

5. Proposed NAAE Bylaws Amendments—Roger Teeple reviewed with the board the NAAE bylaws amendments that will be presented at the 2004 NAAE Convention. The proposed bylaws amendments must be presented to the state leaders at least 60 days in advance of the annual business meeting.

6. State Ag Ed Association Officer Rosters—Roger Teeple and Morgan Fisher reviewed with the board the state ag ed association officers that we have not yet received. Roger Teeple asked the respective regional vice presidents to remind the state leaders to get their state ag ed association officer rosters in to the NAAE office immediately.

7. Professional State Association Award Applications—Roger Teeple and Morgan Fisher reviewed with the board the professional state association award applications that we have not yet received. Roger Teeple asked the respective regional vice presidents to remind the state leaders to get their professional state association award applications in to the NAAE office immediately.

8. 2004 FFA Convention Planning—The board reviewed NAAE’s plans for the 2004 FFA Convention. Roger Teeple asked that the board have dinner together on Thursday evening during the convention to finalize plans for the 2004 NAAE Convention and to address any other business as needed.

9. National FFA Board Position—Roger Teeple reminded the board that we need to submit three nominees to Dr. Larry Case for the National FFA Board teacher position from NAAE Region II. Roger asked Jay Jackman to send a message about this over the U.S. Ag Ed Listserv. Dr. Bill Hunter will gather the credentials of those interested and bring them to the preconvention board meeting. The NAAE board will select the three Region II nominees during this board meeting.

10. NAAE Consultants to the National FFA Board—Jeff Maierhofer reported that, as per the board’s earlier directive, he had written a letter to Dr. Larry Case asking that the number of NAAE consultants to the National FFA Board be changed from three to two. Dr. Case agreed to this request. Beginning in January 2005, the NAAE senior regional vice presidents will serve as consultants to the National FFA Board. The two senior regional vice presidents will also serve on the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.

11. 2004 NAAE Convention Planning—The board authorized the NAAE staff to plan and select the professional development workshops for the upcoming NAAE convention. Morgan Fisher presented a report on which regions still do not have award applications in to the NAAE office. The board agreed to accept no additional Teachers Turn the Key applicants at this late date.

12. Financial Report—Jay Jackman presented the most recent financial report to the board. Jay reported that he had retained the firm of Foley and Luby PSC to conduct NAAE’s audit this year.

13. Legislative Committee—Paul Larson requested that board members assist him in gathering input from members regarding issues that the legislative committee should address.

14. Adjournment—With no further business to transact at this time, Roger Teeple declared this board meeting adjourned at 4:43 p.m.