CTAM BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 11:30 a.m.m
Ground Round Restaurant
1. Call to Order; Mark called the meeting to order at 11:55 a.m.
2. Welcome and Introductions
3. Approval of minutes of September 17, 2009. Moved and seconded.
a. PresidentÕs Report – Mark Fokken
Mark thanked all the CTAM BOG members for help in planning the fall conference. Special thanks to Dan Cronn Mills, Larry Schnoor and Cliff Janke for their help and guidance on the online form. No deadline is apparent on the form. May 1st is historical. Changes will be done. Scott D. discussed some debate coachÕs comment that CTAM has nothing for debate. Encouragement was given to debate people to bring a session for their colleagues. Margaret commented about the need for information for classroom teachers about debate.
b. Past PresidentÕs Report – Cliff Janke; no report
c. TreasurerÕs Report – See attachment. CTAM convention Sept. 16-18th. Holiday Inn; Holiday Inn, Bloomington is tentatively interested in the 2011 CTAM Convention.
d. HistorianÕs Report – Cynthia Carver; nothing new. Keep sending things.
e. Journal EditorÕs Report – Aileen Buslig / no report
f. Newsletter EditorÕs Report – David Brennan; A call for articles will be sent out next week. Mark thanked David for doing a nice job on the newsletter.
g. Central States/NCA Liaison Report – Diana Rehling; see attached. In addition, a call went out for CTAM individual/s to be a part of a panel at NCA on diversity.
New awards; service to the State Award; High School Teaching award; Administrator of the year award. Electronic copies can be received from Diana R.
h. Rick Purrington- MSCA rep – see attached. Discussion ensued about the alternate situation for the state speech tournament. Greg and Jody commented on attempts and meetings that were held in support of the teams bringing alternates for a variety of reasons.
i. Personnel: Election of officers; president elect needs to come from the college/university area; Kris Kroch from GAC has expressed interest; Please put the word out for people to fill the other BOG positions as well. Gregg S. brought up the idea of adding a member to the BOG from the International Thespian Organization, which has had a large resurgence in MN and are doing great things for students. Discussion ensued on the fact that the ITOÕs mission is focused much more as a school club than a co-curricular. The ITO holds contests and scholarship contests for students. Greg suggested an amendment to Article 5 of the constitution as following: Ō move to make an amendment to article 5, section A to include the MN Chapter of the International Thespian Society in the list of organizations with representatives on the CTAM BOG. Moved by Greg Sawyer. Seconded by Scott Duroscher. This amendment will be brought to the general assembly at the September meeting. Further discussion to clarify the amendment proceeded and the vote was taken and passed.
j. Call for award nominees: Nominations should be forwarded to Mark F.
k. BOG Member Reports:
Jody Saxton West- SE rep.
Margaret Kitterman- classroom rep
Dave Warne- 4 year College rep
Angie Seifert Anderson- CC rep: requested a space for designation of MNSCU people on the registration form; this will help with the collaboration grant and distribution of the monies for hotel costs, food, etc. Discussion ensued on the grant itself and weather or not other disciplines would apply for this.
Greg Sawyer META - see notes for personnel. Spring Forum from Perpich Center with Randy Reyes is being planned for March. More information to be disclosed later.
Kathy Ebnet - NE Rep
Diana Rehling - CS NCA Rep. – see attachment.
Roxy Janke SW Re
a. Openings- 3. Mary Schmidt –Central Rep. is stepping down; Mark Grant – Tech college rep is stepping down; Metro rep is open due to Scott D. taking on the Pres. elect duties.
8.CTAM Teaching Awards- Outstanding Individual Award Nominees- Please be mindful for candidates for these awards.
a. CTAM Outstanding New Secondary Teacher Award
b. CTAM Outstanding New College Teacher Award
c. CTAM Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award
6. Convention 2010 Update: Scott D. – 1. Convention theme is in the works: Contact has been made with the Holiday Inn which has provided a brochure on room sizes and prices for a variety of session options. 2. The St. Cloud Holiday Inn is comfortable, less expensive with a great feel. There are 5 pools. The convention center is centrally located and rooms are separate from the pool area with the exception of the luncheon, which will be located near the pool.
Some theater sessions may be on campus. Jody made the suggestion for the presenters to upload their handouts and other information to either the CTAM website or MSCA website. Much discussion ensued on the logistics as well as who will maintain this information. Scott will make connection with Dan Cronn –Mils to see if any of this is possible. Dave brought up the intellectual property issue that may come up. Margaret is willing to help upload this information at CTAM next fall. Scott D. ŌWeÕll screw this up the first year and make it better the second.Ķ Some needs at the conference may be speakers, screens, etc. Please encourage 3 of your colleagues to submit session ideas to Scott.
7. Call for Adjournment- 1:45.