American Reading Forum
2 May 2002
Present: Joyce Fine, Missy Laine, Jane Matanzo, Gary Moorman, Laurie Elish-Piper, Brenda Townsend
Meeting called to order by M. Laine at .
1) Agenda approved unanimously.
2) Minutes approved unanimously.
3) Treasurer’s Report Laine for Dowhower
AV costs for the Sundial are becoming prohibitive. Missy will check with Sundial personnel to see if we can get reduced rates. Approved unanimously.
4) Committee Reports.
a. Nominations & Elections Laine for Hager
At the end of 2002, Missy Laine, Jane Matanzo, and Woody Trathen’s term in office will expire and their positions will need to be filled. Missy asked that all members of ARF be encouraged to apply for Board positions.
b. Membership Townsend
this date, we have 111 members. Brenda
has received inquiries membership, mostly from graduate students of ARF
members. ARF members are encouraged to
distribute brochures at conferences they may attend. While there is a present focus on CRA and
IRA, we should also consider other conferences, in
particular, we might target NRC. Laurie
suggested writing personal notes on brochures.
We are taking graduate student proposals until
c. Publications and Editorial Advisory (Combined today) Moorman
present thanked and praised
d. Call to Forum Laine for Walpow
Ray has received several suggestions for books for this December’s Forum and would like more suggestions before he puts the list to vote.
e. Proposal Review Moorman
counting grad student proposals (not due until 15 October), 34 proposals have
Submit an abstract of 75-100 words for inclusion in the online program if your proposal is accepted. We will also change the receipt statement to read “Receipt of proposal will be through email. You may request snailmail, in which case you must provide two (2) SASE.
f. Budget Laine for Dowhower
a sales tax exemption at any Office Depot for materials and copies. (Contact the chair for the number if needed.) Sarah has refilled a second time for
g. Graduate Student Mentoring Laine for Bullock
Terry welcomes all donations to the Scholarship Fund.
h. Site Selection Laine
Peggy Ransom and Suzanne Lapp volunteered to do some looking at alternative sites. Our priorities include: travel distance from major airport, meeting spaces, sleeping quarters, beach, and restaurants.
i. Public Relations Laine for Cochran
2001’s Shrimp Fest was a success. More than 50 people attended.
5. Old Business Laine
Missy reiterated the information from the Budget report.
6. New Business Laine
Conference dates for 2002 are December 7-10; Board meeting and Welcome on Friday, late Sunday morning brunch, Spirit of the Times on Sunday, and Shrimp Fest on Monday. Missy handed out tentative proposal for the 2003 conference.
Meeting adjourned at .
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