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KATESOL Board Meeting
January 18, 2003

Minutes submitted by Bernice Altenhofen, KATESOL Secretary/Treasurer

Minutes for Jan. 18, 2003 KATESOL Board Meeting


Board Members Present:

Don Blackman, Mary Head, Carol Thompson, Joyce Drydale, Bernie Altenhofen


The meeting was held at Kansas Wesleyan College in Salina.  The meeting was called to order by Don Blackman at 2:00 p.m.


Old Business -

1.  Aides need for additional training

Don reported on possibilities through Fort Hays State.

Joyce reported on opportunities in Wichita area at the technical college and junior

           college levels.

Carol shared that some aides in the Wichita area were going to participate in a pilot of a state test in Pittsburg in the near future.

Joyce move that we table the setting up of aide trainings by KATESOL until the

Fall of 2003.   Mary seconded the motion and it was passed.


2.  Spring conference and annual meeting

Following a discussion Mary moved that we approach Ft. Hays State about hosting a one day session in April.  Bernie seconded the motion and it was passed.

Tentative plans include:


Dates/Space/Food-Don will check with FSU in reference to hosting the event on

 either April 5 (first choice)or April 12.  He will speak with them about number of rooms needed and organize food for the event.


Newsletter - Once the date is set Bernie will contact Howard with information to

 include in an early February newsletter   That would include some information about the event and the presenter form, preregistration form and membership form.


Schedule of Events - Following registration there will be two 50 min. morning

 sessions followed by lunch/Keynote speaker at 11:00 a.m.  The annual business

 meeting will be conducted at 1:00 with a final session starting at 2:15.

Drawings will be conducted between sessions.


Presentations - Bernie will contact Dr. Herrerra (KSU) as a possible keynote


Joyce will accept presentation proposals and keep the rest of the board

 informed as to those that come in.  She will also coordinate

scheduling of presentations.


Book room- Mary will contact publishers.



Centerpieces - Joyce will follow up the possibility of using ELL books/material as a centerpiece to be given to someone sitting at the table


Pre-registration forms/fees - Bernie will collect and keep board members informed

 of the numbers that come in.


New Business


Nominations for officers

Mary will coordinate nominations.   Don volunteered to check with one potential candidate.   Mary will contact others.

Names need to be published in the Feb. Newsletter.   A ballot will be sent out with the newsletter.


Delegate to TESOL

Don indicated that he cannot go this year.   Mary will check with her district.  We

 need to send two delegates.   Mary will check with E. Palmburg to see if she is planning to attend.


Joyce moved that the meeting be adjourned.   Mary seconded.  The meeting was adjourned at approximately 4:00 p.m.               


Submitted by

Bernie Altenhofen

Sec./Treasurer KATESOL