CTAM General Business Meeting
September 17, 2011 8:00am
Crown Plaza Hotel, Bloomington, MN
1. Call to order: by President Scott Duroscher, 8:03am..
2. Approval of Minutes from September 2010 meeting; motion to approve by john Fogarty and seconded by Don Fosburgh. They were approved unanimously. .
3. Treasurer Report: (see BOG meeting) Spoke about the CTAM foundation grant money and encouraged schools to add the departmental membership to CTAM in order to access these grant monies.
4. Old Business -
PresidentÕs remarks -Thank you to Mark Fokken for his expertise and time in helping him these past two years. Thanks to Kris Kracht for the wonderful conference.
Past President remarks – non offered.
President Elect – Kris Kracht – shared gratefulness to the CTAM organization especially Larry Schnoor, Cliff and Roxy Jane, and Rich Purrington. Special thanks offered to Larry for all his work. Special thanks to Gregg for his help with the theater sessions and Mark Fokken for his help with the collegiate sessions and Scott Duroscher for being a visionary, bringing some great ideas to CTAM in the past, and a wonderful mentor for the process of putting this conference together. Thanks to the members who share their knowledge and passion in panels. Without the sessions, and the members willing to share, his job would be much harder. Kris continues to encourage the bridging the gap between high school and college in the communication arts, whether it is education, speech, theater, or debate. Please use your representative to share your concerns to the BOG so we can be of service to the membership.
5. a) Election of Officers:
i. President-Elect – Nominations have been received for Tracy Hagstrom-Durant and Jason Olson. Each nominee was given a few minutes to introduce him/herself .
ii. Secretary – – nominations from the floor taken; No new names added. Jan Urtel was re-elected secretary unanimously.
6. New Business:
a. Board of Governor Positions – middle school position open.
b. Perpich Center proposal for grant from CTAM for scholars of distinction passed by the BOG for $2000.00. Gregg Sawyer expounded on the details of this grant.
c. Discussion of permanent site for CTAM convention.
Jill Lolfald – Duluth – encourages a variety of locations to experience different shopping. She is interested in bringing CTAM back to Duluth.
Natalie Rockwell – Duluth area – support s the movement and encourages use of public transportation
Ceil Mc Donald – So. St. Paul. Spoke to the needs of people who can only come when itÕs in their location
Kathy Martin – centrally located – economically helpful.
Gregg Sawyer – metro – supports the movement to give us as educators broader knowledge of the state
Jim Dimock – BOG note - that central location would not be in the metro.
Larry Schnoor spoke to the monetary differences in the metro vs outstate. We arenÕt a large enough group to garner discounts from the hotels as many of our members are local to the metro and donÕt stay.
Tracy Hagstrom – suggested we look at conference centers. Larry commented those facilities are generally more expensive. sad face.
Judith Litterst -St Cloud - putting the burden on one area to host continually could become problematic. Supports the movement of the conference.
No formal action taken at this time.
Final remarks from Scott Duroscher ÒQuit your yappinÕ and get involved. We need people to continue to be involved.Ó
7. CTAM 2012 is at the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud, MN Sept. 14, 15, 16.
Results of the election: Tracy Hagstrom – Durant president-elect
Jan Urtel -secretary
6. Adjourn- Mark Fokken motion to adjourn. Gregg Sawyer seconded. Meeting adjourned. 8:50.