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Board Report

Magazine article Techniques

Board Report

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The June 2000 ACTE Board of Directors Report was compiled by the office of Executive Director, Bret Lovejoy.

The ACTE Board of Directors met June 22-25 in San Diego, Calif., site of the 2000 ACTE convention. Meeting with the current Board of Directors were the newly elected ACTE Board members, who assumed their respective offices on July 1. Sworn in as Board members of the "Class of 2003" were ACTE president-elect Dianne Mondry, and vice presidents for the following regions and divisions: Mike Gillispie, Region V; Jim Orr, Administration; Ron Cassidy, Adult Workforce Development; Chuck Miller, Agricultural Education; Judy Petersen, Guidance; Mary Kleber, Health Occupations Education; and Millie Parker, Special Needs. The new Board members participated in orientation sessions to become familiar with their new responsibilities and receive information and materials from graduating Board members.

ACTE welcomes the "Class of 2003" Board members and wishes a fond farewell to its "Class of 2000" members completing their term on the Board of Directors. Members of the Class of 2000 are Vern Chandler, Region V; Greg Pierce, Administration; Marshall Stewart, Agricultural Education; Ronnie Johnson, Adult Workforce Development; Kathy Jo Elliott, Guidance; JoAnn Wakelyn, Health Occupations Education; Dianne Mondry, Special Needs; and Laura Ward, 1998-99 president. Abby Reynolds, president 1999-2000, was recognized for her service as president and the Board presented her with a gift of a crystal bowl. Bill Snelson was then sworn in as the 2000-2001 president of ACTE.

In addition to addressing the routine business of the association, the ACTE Board of Directors considered and acted upon several issues of vital importance to the association. Among their most important decisions, the Board approved a proposal to raise various dues categories for membership and to move the recommendation forward to the ACTE Assembly of Delegates for approval at its December meeting. The Board proposed to raise dues for basic membership from $40 to $60, effective July 1, 2001. The Board noted that ACTE dues have not increased since 1986. In addition to the effects of inflation since the last dues increase, the additional revenue is needed to enable ACTE to continue to offer high-quality benefits and services to members and to more actively promote a positive image for career and technical education and pursue other initiatives. The ability to pursue additional activities will benefit every member and the field of career and technical education as a whole as well as enabling the association to address the critical issues faced by career and technical education.

Dues for other membership categories were also approved and will be submitted to the Assembly of Delegates for approval in December. Under the Board's plan, the dues for student members would increase from $10 to $25; Loyalty (Retired) member dues would increase from $16 to $31; Life member dues would increase from $800 to $1200, and Loyalty Life from $120 to $180. These membership categories also have not increased dues since 1986.

In other membership-related matters, the Board approved plans to move forward with developing an institutional membership category. Details will be developed by staff and discussed with the membership committee. A motion was also adopted to explore ways to increase post-secondary membership in the association.

Other bylaw changes approved at this meeting include a proposal to require each division of the association to maintain 1200 members to retain division status. …

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