KATESOL Board Meeting
September 15, 2001
The meeting was
called to order by Joyce at 11:04 a.m.
Joyce read the
minutes of the last board meeting.
Don moved and Mary seconded that the minutes be approved. The motion carried.
In Murle’s absence,
Mary read the treasurer’s report.
There was a balance of $6971.40 with the only expenses since the
last meeting being $100 for mileage.
She also reported that KATESOL had 59 members.
Regional workshops – Don said that no action had been taken up to
this point as he was waiting to talk with Christopher about them. There was a discussion about the
role of KATESOL with regard to such workshops, who the target audience
would be, and the content of the workshops with the need for
re-certification points in mind.
Joyce suggested tabling the issue of regional workshops until more
information was available.
Updates – Christopher wanted
to know whether or not there would be a merger between KATESOL and
NABE. He said that KATESOL
was not meeting the needs of teachers. Joyce said that she had contacted
New Jersey which had combined the two organizations but had had no
response from them.
Christopher explained that NABE was a more political organization
that lobbied for laws that provide educational services for ESL/BE kids as
well as for educational reform.
It was decided that no decision could be made without more
information and without all board members present.
Don’t report for
spring conference – Don
reported on the proposed schedule and facilities for the spring
19, 2002 – There would be an evening meal (6:00 p.m.) at the Cosmosphere,
followed by a keynote speaker (7:00-8:00 p.m.). Afterwards, a group rate would be
available for the 9:00 p.m. show at the Cosmosphere. The cost for this would be $225
for the facilities plus the price of the meal. The college dining service was
offering the best price ($9.75-$10.75) for that meal.
Don suggested having someone from the
Hutchinson emergency management speak about the effect of disasters on
Saturday, April 20 – The day would be made up
of morning sessions in the Sheers Technology Center (7:30 a.m. – noon),
followed by lunch and an afternoon keynote speaker in the Stringer Fine
Arts Gallery (12:00-2:30 or 3:00).
There would be four rooms (including one
computer lab) plus an atrium at our disposal in Sheers. After touring the facilities, the
board asked Don to look into getting one more room in Sheers that could
serve as the book room. Don
said that breakfast would be available in the atrium. It was suggested that a
mid-morning snack also be available.
Christopher suggested inviting Kristi Orcult
of the Hutchinson Service Center to speak on the Six Traits of Reading on
A discussion followed on the numbers that
could be expected to attend on Friday (possibly 100) and Saturday (about
150), meals and their cost, and room capacity and arrangements. It was agreed that one big
advantage of the HCC facilities was the availability of a computer lab and
equipment like overhead projectors.
Don moved and Elaine seconded that we accept
the HCC facilities for the spring conference. The motion carried.
Job assignments -- There was a discussion on and
assignment of duties before and during the conference.
Conference booklet – Joyce
Table decoration – Helen
Blackman is making a hanging quilt with KATESL logo)
Registration folders – Murle
(plastic name tag holders provided by HCC)
Book room – Mary and
Speakers – Christopher and
Door prizes – Mary
A discussion of what the KATESOL spring conference
should be called and possible conflicts with the summer BE conference in
Wichita followed. It was
stated that KATESOL needed to provide 10-15 presenters for the summer
The following, suggested by
Joyce, was agreed to by consensus:
Members will be strongly encouraged to respond to a call for
papers for the June conference.
An invitation (a general call) will be issued for presenters
at the spring event.
Scholarships/stipend for spring conference
– There was a discussion of the cost to KATESOL of the conference and
how much should be charged to teachers, students and paras. Don said that it would cost $30-35
per person to cover our expenses plus $15 for membership fees. Chris suggested adding the
membership cost to the cost of the conference, charging $50 per
person. Joyce was not sure
that would be allowed under the bylaws.
Christopher suggested requesting $1000 from the Midwest
Equity Assistance Center for scholarships for paras to attend the
conference. Joyce said she
would write to Camille Bartett to request the money.
It was agreed by consensus that teachers would be
charged $50 which would include registration and membership, and paras and
students would pay $45.
Newsletter – Joyce asked Howard if he could get
the newsletter out by early October.
She said that she would send him the “President’s Corner”
There was a discussion on whether or not the membership
application should be included in the newsletter since membership fees
would be included in the spring conference registration. It was agreed that it should
remain in the newsletter for the September issue. Also included in the September
issue would be information about the spring conference and a call for
Christopher requested that KATESOL co-sponsor and ESOL
summer institute at Pittsburgh State University the week of July 22-26,
2002. Teachers who attend the
institute can get credit towards ESOL endorsement. He said that KATESOL dues could be
built into the registration fees so that attendees would become new
members of KATESOL..
Don moved and Mary seconded that KATESOL give $500 for
the institute with the understanding that the board would consider
contributing another $500 after discussing it with all board members
present at a future meeting.
The motion carried.
Next board meeting – The next meeting of the
board will be held on November 10, 2001, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at
the former Marymount campus in Salina.
Mary moved and Elaine seconded that the meeting be
adjourned. The motion
carried, and the meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.