KATESOL Board Meeting
Minutes. Mary moved and Elaine seconded to approve the minutes from the September, 2000, meeting as written. Motion approved.
Treasurer's Report. Shila moved and Mary seconded to approve the report as submitted. Motion approved.
Membership drive. Murle distributed a copy of his proposed invitation
to membership letter that he said he could send to all ESOL instructors in
Kansas who are not members of KATESOL, using a list of
elementary/secondary instructors obtained from the Kansas Dept. of
Education and various lists of instructors at the college/university level
obtained from a letter he sent to all colleges/universities in Kansas that
offer ESL programs. Joyce asked Shila to work with Murle on the letter and
E. Newsletter Editor. Since Carol is resigning, the board members need to look for a new editor. Mary has agreed to continue serving as our webmaster. She will get copy from Carol to put the December, 2000 newsletter on our web site. Goal for 2001: publish a newsletter twice a year and use the web page for announcements and a quarterly update.
A. KABE joining with KATESOL Joyce stated that two chapters, including West Virginia, have already joined forces with KABE. Concerns: If Chris Renner leaves, would his successor honor any agreement with KABE? What about those who do not support bilingual education and would not want, therefore, to join both organizations? What does the KATESOL constitution stipulate with regard to taking on another group? We might lose KATESOL members if we add bilingual education to our organization. There are only 6 or 7 KABE members at present. Suggested new title with both organizations: KATESOL/KABE We would need one bilingual person on the KATESOL board (by-laws would have to be changed and approved). Suggestion made to invite the 6 or 7 KABE members to be under our umbrella w/o changing our name. Ask other affiliates that have added bilingual education if they changed their names and constitution and if they lost members. This agenda item was tabled for further discussion. Suggestion made to address this issue at the June business meeting and to invite KABE members to the meeting.
B. How to keep our membership informed of ESOL issues Use the web site and newsletter. Should we also use a postcard occasionally? [Murle said he would send a list of renewed members and a list of those with e-mail addresses to Joyce.]
C. Nominating Committee for new officers for 2002 election Shila appointed as chair. + Mary, Carol, and 2 members to be elected at the June business meeting.
D. Annual Conference What kind of annual conference do we want for next year? Regular, traditional type of conference? Or, a regional meeting? For example, going to SW Kansas from noon to 4 p.m. (Saturday?). Colby would like to hold a regional conference. Renner would provide funds for a Saturday workshop. What about a joint conference with the Migrant/Bilingual Conference? Elaine noted that a national migrant conference would be held in St. Louis, April, 2002. She will check on the exact date. Four board members expressed support for the traditional annual conference we have held. The board also suggested lending support to the annual migrant conference in the way of door prizes and perhaps monetary support for the migrant scholarship fund. The board asked Don to check further on using Hutchinson as the site for the 2002 conference (alternate suggestion is McPherson). Don will check on motels (such as the Ramada Inn) and the local community college as the conference location. We would probably need 6 meeting rooms and a room for the banquet. He will check on cost plus cost of motel rooms for those attending. He will also check on the date for Easter, 2002.
The Board will meet at lunch time on June 14 to finalize the agenda of the business meeting at 4:30 p.m. The Board will also meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. following the business meeting. It was suggested to have the board meet again, then, in September or October.
Respectfully submitted, Murle Mordy, Sec.-Treasurer