CTAM General Business Meeting
September 18, 2010; 8:00am
Holiday Inn, St. Cloud, MN
1. Call to order: by President Mark Fooken, 8:04
2. Approval of Minutes from September 2009 meeting. A motion was introduced and seconded. The minutes were approved.
a) President: Mark thanked Larry Schnoor and Michele Neaton, Cliff Janke for guidance in the position of president. He thanked Scott Duroscher for the great program. The Board of Govenor’s was introduced. Thank you to the CTAM members who staffed the booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
b) Past President – Cliff Janke thanked the CTA M organization for the support of his tenure on the board; Cliff encouraged members to get colleagues to attend this conference and join the organization.
c) President-Elect – Scott Duroscher stated “Quit your yappin’ and get involved“ as encouragement to members to get involved in the organization, and bring ideas for the next CTAM conference. Scott thanked Keith Greene for the MNSCU presentations, and thanked people for bringing LCD projectors for presentations; thanks to other specific people for their specific contributions and a special thank you to Larry Schnoor for all his tireless work. Scott spoke to the membership that interactive links with all the handouts from the conference will be placed on the CTAM website; Scott gave special thanks to his wife, who helped with the processes and organization involved in putting the conference together. As with Mark and Cliff, Scott urged the membersip to bring more people and get involved.
d) Treasurer – Larry Schnoor- 283 in attendance, CTAM has a solid membership base. He reported on the CTAM Foundation grant to support the MN Scholars of Distinction. (see the BOG minutes) Larry noted that some schools did not send the registration forms with checks. That made it problematic to register people correctly.
e) Journal Editor – Aileen Buslig has resigned; the executive board appointed Jim Dimock, MN state Mankato
f) Historian – Cynthia Carver. no report.
g) Newsletter Editor – David Brennan - Call for submissions will go out in the
next couple of weeks.
h) Keith Green – made an announcement to the MNSCU people – CTL evaluation is in the conference packet and to please drop the pre printed envelope into the mail as the evaluations are very important.
4. Old Business:
a) Election of Officers:
i) President-Elect – nominations from the floor were asked for ; none
offered, therefore closed. (must be from the college level this year)
Voting commenced by ballot.
ii) Treasurer – – nominations from the floor were taken; none offered,
therefore closed. Larry Schnoor. Voting commenced and Larry Schnoor
was re-elected treasurer.
5. New Business:
a) Constitutional Amendment – MN Thespian Society on Board of Governors
Mark shared information on the MTS and rationale for the seat on the BOG.
This entails a constitutional amendment which reads as follows: Under ARTICLE V: BOARD OF GOVERNORS, Section A., “The Minnesota Thespian Society” shall be added to the list of affiliated organizations with an appointed seat on the board.
Rationale: The MN Thespian Society has grown a great deal in recent years and has been very active in presenting and attending CTAM. The Board of Governors feels that it would be beneficial for them to have a voice in the governance of the organization.
A motion to approve the constitutional amendment was offered and seconded. Mark Quinlan spoke to the question“What are the specifics of the society?” i.e., workshops, performances, educational opportunities. It is the oldest honors society in the US, predating the National Honor Society.
Gregg Sawyer offered another clarification: META deals primarily with education of educators. The ITS supports education for students. More discussion was offered on specifics of what the society does for students in the theater arts.
Call for vote was offered and seconded. The motion passed to amend the constitution to include the seat on the BOG. for the MN thespian Society.
6. CTAM 2011 is at the Holiday Inn and Suites, MOA in Bloominton,MN
CTAM 2012 – the exec board is exploring options that have come to us from other areas in the state.
Results of the election are : President elect :Kris Kracht, GAC
Treasurer: Larry Schnoor
6. Adjourn- motion and seconded to adjourn a 8:42.am.
Proposed constitutional amendment: