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Executive Board Minutes
September 30, 2000

1. Secretary-Treasurer's Report as of September 30, 2000, KATESOL has $1,408.14 in the checking account and $5,958.61 in the savings account, for a combined balance of $7,366.75.

Our membership currently stands at 89 members for the calendar year 2000.

[A new membership form is on the last page of this Newsletter  for your 2001 membership.  Please renew before January 1, 2001.]

2. We would like to increase membership in KATESOL to bring it back to a higher level of participation.

[If you know of someone in your school or program who is actively involved in ESL or has an interest in ESL/ESOL but is not a member of KATESOL, please help us by encouraging that individual to join our Kansas chapter of TESOL.]

3. We are in immediate need of one or two KATESOL members to take over the publication of this news- letter, since Carol and Kay would like to step down after the December 2000 issue. [Please consider volunteering, or refer us to individuals who might be interested in this position.  Carol would be glad to give you specific information as to responsibilities and support requirements to publish the newsletter.]

4. Nominations for one at-large member  and the first Vice President are being solicited.  At present, we have one nomination for the 2-year at-large positon:  Mary Head.  Mary is presently serving the remainder of the term of Murle Mordy, who resigned to accept the position of Secretary-Treasurer.

The December issue of the KATESOL Newsletter will contain the ballot for the election of officers for 2001.

5. We would like to encourage you to attend the International TESOL Conference in St. Louis,  February 27 thru March 3, 2001. 
Anyone interested in helping with the "behind-the-scenes" work at the TESOL 2001 Conference should contact Sandra Bible -- phone:  913-438-2732,  or email:  nihao@mail.swbell.net .

6. Website for KATESOL.  Mary Head, Member at-Large, from Lawrence, is exploring the possibility of our using a server at one of the area schools.  The web site would enable us to post announcements between the newsletter  publishing dates.

7. KATESOL is considering the possibility of either scheduling a joint conference with the Bilingual/ESOL/Migrant Conference in Wichita next June; or at least holding the annual business meeting at the Migrant Conference.

8. Feedback concerning the conference last April in Liberal has been positive.  So many books were received for the conference that we were able to offer a number of these complimentary books as door prizes.  However, at the request of some companies, we have retained selected books in the KATESOL Lending Library (located at Emporia State University) for members to check out.

Members can access a list of these books online through your Public Library, your school library, and  arrange interlibrary loans.