2000 Annual RCML Business Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order by the President, Mel Olson. He stated that the minutes of last year's business meeting had been posted at the registration table since yesterday. Lynae Sakshaug made a motion that the minutes be approved. The motion was seconded and approved.
Jan Green gave the following treasurer's report:
|INCOME||1999 BUDGET||ACTUAL||2000 BUDGET|
|EXPENSE||1999 BUDGET||ACTUAL||2000 BUDGET|
|TOTAL ASSETS December 31, 1999|
Jim Heddens moved approval of the budget. The motion was seconded and approved. A plaque was presented to Jan Green to thank her for serving as treasurer.
Ginny Usnick reported on the current conference. There are 75 sessions involving 145 speaker and their guests. Additional registrations raised the attendance to approximately 150. Mel Olson said we should all thank Ginny and Bill Speer for all their hard work in producing this year's conference.
Mel presented David Davison and Dan Brahier with plaques to thank them for serving on the Conference Committee.
Bill Speer reported on this year's elections. The President-elect is Ginny Usnick, the Vice President for Conferences is Judy Olson, and the Treasurer is Lynae Sakshaug. New Conference Committee members are Diana Steele and Claudia Pagliaro. A plaque was presented to Bill Speer to thank him for serving as President of RCML.
Ginny Usnick, the President-elect, announced that she leads the nomination committee for the next election. The members will need to elect a Vice President for Publications, a Secretary, and two members to the Conference Committee.
George Pattison-Wyer announced that we now have 190+ members. Due to the location of this year's conference in Las Vegas, he was presented with a roll of quarters to thank him for his continued work with membership. Mel Olson asked each person to fill out a sheet suggesting new members.
Bea Babbitt announced that Jean Schmittau and Dan Brahier will continue as editors of Focus and the newsletter, respectively. Jean was not present. Dan was also presented with a roll of quarters to thank him for his continued service to the organization. Ryan Speer continues to work on our website in collaboration with Jayne Fleener.
Mel Olson announced that Focus continues to attract authors whose articles are edited. Unfortunately, the TC/LM does not always pay its bills on time. At this time the 1999 bills are current. Mel has appointed Bill Speer to look into printing options for the journal. Among those options are printing it for only our membership for a cost of $2500 an issue. We would have to raise dues to cover the cost. Another possibility is an online journal.
Ginny announced changes in the program. Bill Speer reminded us of the Wilson lecturer, Dan Leeson, who would speak on Mozart as a mathematician. Lynae Sakshaug invited those members interested in issues for non-tenured faculty to meet tomorrow at lunch.
Mel Olson announced that Bill Speer would read an editorial change in our mission statement to bring the statement in line with our new name. The membership approved the following editorial change. That is: The old mission statement will be replaced with the follwowing new mission statement:
The Research Council on Mathematics Learning seeks to stimulate, generate, coordinate, and disseminateMel suggested Las Vegas as a semi-permanent site to be used every three or four years. What should we expect at a conference location? It would be useful to have two or three semi-permanent sites and then to rotate the site for the other years.
research efforts designed to understand and/or influence factors that affect mathematics learning.
Pat Lamphere said that she and Jayne Fleener would plan to have the conference in Oklahoma again, probably in Tulsa.
Bill Speer handed out membership brochures and reminded the group to fill out the conference evaluation. He also thanked Bea Babbitt, Marilyn Sue Ford, Jeff Shih and Marge Speer for their help with the conference.
The meeting was adjourned.
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