CTAM General Business Meeting Minutes
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Meeting was called to order at 8:20 a.m. Minutes from September 18, 2004 were approved with one change: spelling of Jim Studher was corrected to Studer.
Jill Lofald began with introductions, welcome, a few chocolate quotes and one “old rhyme.” Thanks to Dan Cronn-Mills for the wonderful conference. Dan stood and was recognized. Members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors were introduced. Jill summarized some of her activities throughout the past year including her work on the Arts Consortium and during Arts Advocacy Day. She carried CTAM information with her to meetings and tournaments to continue getting the word out about CTAM. Everyone is encouraged to copy the green CTAM booklet in the convention packet and distribute these when on trips, for new teachers, English Dept members, etc. Encourage others to join CTAM.
CTAM 2006: Metro area.
Still researching sites/hotels. Mentioned the new Guthrie
as one possibility. The Guthrie
might work for workshops or a show or tours but there is not enough room to
have the entire conference there.
Perhaps this would be a better collaboration in another year. Darlene Olsen mentioned that Peter Brosius would
love to have the CTAM conference at their new space. Also has been discussion about having the
conference at a campus site because of the possibility of having better theatre
workshop space. One suggestion was to
use the Holiday Inn (now the
Larry Schnoor acknowledged the convention hospitality
contributors: MNSCU, Speech Coaches Association, Concordia, Graphic Edge,
CTAM finances are in good condition. 289 people had
pre-registered for the convention. Dues paid: 39
Please remember to support contributions to the CTAM
Foundation. The Foundation funded the
Playwrights Center New Plays on Campus project and CTAM was recognized in
Larry recognized past CTAM supporters who died during the past year. Contributions are being made in their honor.
Newsletter Editors Report:
In absentia. Dan Cronn-Mills reminded everyone to send in information for the newsletter. Everything is welcome. Send items to Shelly Freese or to Dan Cronn-Mills. Next deadline is October 15.
In absentia. Cynthia Carver collects and maintains our history. If you have information or would like to write a letter about this conference send it to Cynthia and she will put it in the archives. Cynthia is currently on sabbatical and is writing a history of CTAM.
President Elect: Executive Committee recommended the nomination of Sandy Nieland. No nominations from the floor. Motion was made, seconded. Unanimously elected.
Secretary: Executive Council recommended the nomination of Karen P. Wilson. No nominations from the floor. Motion was made, seconded. Unanimously elected.
Sandy Nieland made a plea for everyone to fill out their conference suggestion forms (included in the packets and on the tables) as she will be in charge of planning next year’s conference. If you have an idea but don’t want to lead the session just turn in the form and people will be contacted about leading such a session.
Everyone was reminded to be on the lookout for people who would like to serve on the Board of Governors or the Executive Council.
Congratulations to those who were recognized at yesterday’s luncheon.
Karen P. Wilson
National Federation of Interscholastic Speech and Debate Association:
Larry Schnoor distributed two more prizes. Aaron Brow and Don Fosburgh won lovely leather portfolio cases! Thanks to the Graphic Edge for providing these great prizes!
Passing the Gavel:
Dan Cronn-Mills came forward and was presented with Jill Lofald’s chocolate quotes. Thanks to Jill for her work on CTAM!
Dan made one quick comment to recognize the wonderful support of Dr. Scott Olson and Dr. Warren Sandman. Applause followed.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:52 a.m.
Karen P. Wilson, Secretary