CTAM Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Sunday, May 22, Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN
President: Scott Durocher
President Elect: Kris Kracht
Past President: Mark Fokken
Treasurer: Larry Schnoor
Secretary: Jan Urtel
The meeting was called to order at 11:50 a.m.
Minutes: Fall Minutes of Executive Committee 9/16/2010 as well as the BOG minutes from 1/09/11 were read, and approved by Mark F and Larry S.
CTAM elections/nominees update:
B: Tracy Hagstrom Durant (Buffalo HS) and Jason Olson (Adrian HS) have agreed to have their names placed on the ballot in September.
Secretary: position open. Scott will send out a call for nominations.
-Mark Quinlan has agreed to step back onto the Board as the rep. for the International Thespian Society
-We are currently in need of a rep. for the States Advisory Council to NCA and CSCA. A nomination for this position is Renee Strom from SCSU, nominated from outgoing board member, Diana Rehling.
Selection of Awards
The board read letters and discussed nominations for Outstanding individual Award, and made the recommendation to honor Ceil, Kent, and Michelle at the Fall Banquet.
Scott will notify the recipients of the award, to arrange for person to announce and present the award.
Outstanding New College Teacher
Much discussion ensued concerning criteria regarding two -year vs 4 year institutions. No action taken on changing the nomination format. A motion was made by Larry Schnoor and seconded by Kris Kracht to award both Dr. Renee Strom and Derrick Lindstrom the Outstanding New College Teacher award. (Note, part time /adjunct teaching contracts were NOT counted as years of service.)
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher
Scott will contact Derrick Lindstrom to fill out the nomination requirements for an award recipient.(Amy Wolff). The executive board will revisit this evidence electronically and make their decision.
Outstanding New High School Communications Teacher-
No nominations were forth coming in this category.
2011 Conference Updates
Scott: web link undated, hotel name change amended, thanks to Dan Cronn-Mills for dealing with a
flurry of updates.
Kris: Submissions are coming in and questions on technology needs are being addressed by both Kris with the presenters and Larry with the conference site.
Other Business as Necessary
Discussion ensued to create better and more avenues to bridge high school and collegiate theater and speech programs to strengthen both.
Crown Plaza, 34th avenue. Bloomington. Sept 15 – 17, 2011.
Larry requested a fee increase for the convention package for non-members to $100.00. Board approval was unanimous. Discussion on how to structure fees ensued. Mark brought up departmental memberships for university memberships. Larry mentioned the CTAM foundation monies to help with membership, but the foundation is prescriptive as to how it is granted. No individual can receive these monies. Maybe a grant by which members’ schools could apply for monies. Also on the departmental memberships, if one has one, they would have access to put up a booth. In addition, professional theaters could put up a booth, or host a session all in the guise of supporting the transition from high school to college to profession.
A follow-up form for grants will be added to the Scholars of Distinction Program in Theater Arts grant in order for CTAM to keep a record of award recipients.
Institutional membership constitutes a per department fee.
Discussion surrounding vendors’ fees vs. academic representation at the convention resulted in needing to find out about space at the convention.
CTAM at the state fair day – Sept. 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Details to come.
Jan Urtel, CTAM secretary