Minutes submitted by Bernice Altenhofen, KATESOL Secretary/Treasurer
Minutes of April 5, 2003 Annual KATESOL Business Meeting
The annual meeting of the KATESOL
membership was held on April 5, 2003
The meeting was called to order by Don Blackman at .
The treasurer reported that the
balance in the account is currently approximately $6, 800.† (Detailed report in attached.† Actual balance is $6,858.82)†† Bills for this annual conference are not in
but it is anticipated that they will run between $1200 and $1500.
Old business included a follow-up
discussion of KABE joining KATESOL.†
Christopher Renner moved that KATESOL combine with KABE - now defunct-
as proposed over one year ago, that KATESOL become a member of both the TESOL
and NABE organizations: as such, KATESOL changes itís name to KATESOL/BE.† Kathi Firns/Hubert seconded the motion.†† Mary Head amended the motion that this be
done as long as the process was not in violation of the by laws.† Robb Scott further amended the motion that if
the vote is in violation of the bylaws that the matter be addressed as the by
The motion carried.
Other old business included a
discussion of terms of office.† Board
members reported that the current board was not in favor of extended
terms.† No further action was taken.† Para Training was the final topic under Old Business.† Discussion indicated that there are still
concerns in this area especially surrounding the new para test and that KATESOL
will continue to look for ways to support paras in this area.
Under New Business, Mary Head
reported on her trip to TESOL. †Edith
Palmberg also attended.† It was suggested
that KATESOL look into applying for Speakers Grants from TESOL in the future.
The location of next yearís spring
conference was discussed.††† The pros and
cons of a permanent place for a yearly conference vs. movement around the state
were discussed.† Robb Scott moved that
FHSU be the host for the 2004 Spring Conference.† Pearl Taylor seconded.† The motion carried.††
Joyce Drydale made a motion to pay
250.00 into the scholarship fund.† Kathi
Firns-Hubert seconded.† The motion
New officers elected for next year
include Christopher Renner, president and Robb Scott 1st Vice
President.† Angela Rawalt was elected
member at large but has informed the board that she can no longer accept this
responsibility.†† Edith Palmberg
nominated Janet Booth to replace Angela on the board.† Robb Scott seconded the motion and it