Wednesday, August 13, 2008

LCEA Executive Board Meeting Minutes 8/13/2008

Place: High School Room 403
Time: 2:00

CLICK HERE for a Word version of the LCEA Executive Board Meeting Minutes from August 13, 2008.

Roll Call: Dave Bergman, Kim Muta, Jennifer Doorlag, Sharon Crawley (absent), Barb Motes
HS Reps: Tom McLaughlin, Allison Towne, Brian Johnson (absent), Ruth Kreger (absent)
MS Reps: Margot Argotsinger, Beth Frank (absent), Al Lorenz
TH Reps: Susan Drustrup, Lisa Scieszinski, Jennifer Stroup (absent), Joanna Stenlund (absent)
Kreft Reps: LoriAnn Brougham, Mary Broughton (absent), Lee Dwyer

Approval of Agenda: Dave Bergman
• Tom McLaughlin moved that the agenda be approved, Susan Drustrup seconded the motion, and it passed.

New Business:
• Membership dues—Jennifer Doorlag shared a treasurer’s report. We talked about whether and how much to raise LCEA dues. Tom McLaughlin moved that we raise the 2008-2009 dues to $32, with the intention of raising dues by $2 each year for five years pending yearly Board approval. Loriann Brougham seconded it. The motion passed with one abstention.
• Membership materials—Kim Muta explained the materials and the procedure for handling membership before the Aug. 14 district meeting.
• Tom McLaughlin asked about a door prize. Barb Motes moved that we have two $25 gas cards to give away at the district meeting. Susan Drustrup seconded it, and the motion passed.
• Tom McLaughlin talked about having a voter registration/absentee ballot table at the district meeting.
• Tom McLaughlin explained the Teachers for Gronstal organization. There is an event at Barley’s on Sept. 26.
• Jobs: Loriann Brougham has the Kreft box, Lisa Scieszinski and Susan Drustrup have the Titan Hill box, Margie Argotsinger has the Middle School box, Allison Towne has the High School box, Kim Muta has the new teacher box (and she will collect T-shirt sizes), Tom McLaughlin will get information about Exec. Board shirts, and he will handle the voter registration/absentee ballot table. Lee Dwyer will do the tickets.
• Barb Motes asked whether she could get key chains for members’ birthdays. Kim Muta moved that she do that, Allison Towne seconded it, and the motion passed.
• Al Lorenz raised the issue of the professionalism (or lack thereof) at the arbitration meeting.

Allison Towne moved that the meeting be adjourned, Susan Drustrup seconded the motion, and the meeting adjourned at 3:05.