Saturday, March 31 2012
MEIEA General Meeting
Sheraton Universal Hotel,
Universal City, CA
Present: Wujcik, Sylvester, Kellogg, Bulla, Schreiber, Burch,
Schenbeck, Schenbeck, Armstrong, Chappell, Butler, Gaber, Elton, Mager,
Meitin, Nelson, Baskerville, Wangler, Radbill, Perla, Herzig, Ronkin,
Hicks, Slay, Hatschek, Gloor, O’hara, Wald, Channell, Van Wagner,
Sanchez ,Strasser, Haines, Gooduch, Van Wagner, Millar, Potechek,
Kimpet, Hawkins, Tucker, Young, Miglio, Johnson, Young, Randle,
Reynolds, Butler, Gross, Ashdown, Perla, Forger, Preston, Brindis,
Piechooinda, McClowry, Linden, Spellman, Johnson, waller, Zegar,
Kimbrough, Weary, Dean, Nelson, Carpentieri, Knisely, Schulman, Amaya,
QuinziOBrien, Fowler, Kemmerer, Murciano, Marsh, Sanchez, Soocher,
The meeting was called to order by Elton at 1:17 pm.
Approval of the Minutes
Motion to approve minutes as presented:
President’s Report (Elton)
Elton welcomed the general membership to the 2012 MEIEA Educator
Summit. She stated that the organization is strong and continues to
She recognized our current sponsors, which include:
Elton announced the location of the 2013 MEIEA Summit in New Orleans,
LA on March 22 and 23.
Elton also recognized the outgoing board members:
2. David Schreiber
3. Brian Gaber
4. Dave Kopplin
Elton encouraged the membership to join our LinkedIn Group. Tim
Baskerville mentioned that he is still waiting for approval – Schreiber
will look into this. Elton mentioned that we would make sure that
gets done quickly.
Treasurer’s Report (Bulla)
Bulla discussed the financial position of the organization. (See Appendix AG
pdf download 70 kb )
Bulla briefly discussed conference attendance and reviewed the expenses.
Motion to approve treasurer report: Schenbeck
Membership Report (Kemmerer)
128 - institution.
198 total members, up from 187– continue to increase year over year
Kemmerer mentioned that we have a lot of nice perks for our members
including research grant awards, discounts, among others, which equates
to a good value for the cost. She reminded the membership of the
billing cycle for membership.
Kemmerer reviewed the institutional member statistics as posted on the
Butler asked Kemmerer about the details regarding the doctoral
programs. Kemmerer mentioned that 3% of our membership offers a
doctoral program. She mentioned that she got an inquiry about a
tiered individual membership and implemented the suggestion. We
implemented a 1, 3, and 5-year membership and discussed the increase in
individual dues - the first since 2000.
Kemmerer also mentioned the new Syllabi program that will be
implemented. The platform to do this is called
‘ClassConnect.’ She will send an email to solicit and post
accordingly for those who are interested in sharing.
Motion to approve membership report: Mager
Website Report (Bulla)
Bulla discussed some of the details of the website and mentioned that
we have posted up to 100 positions since we started advertising
them. He solicited ‘member news’ and mentioned that the
membership should send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice-President’s/Election Report (Hicks)
Hicks discussed the 2011 election results for the 2012-2014 MEIEA
This year's positions up for election:
• Director of Student Relations
• 4 general Board Positions
2010-12 elected Board members
Secretary: No Nominations Excepted
Treasurer: David Schreiber
Director of Student Relations:
Journal Report & Research Stipends (Ronkin)
Ronkin discussed the MEIEA Journal’s 11th edition distribution.
He encouraged everyone to submit an article for publication.
Ronkin mentioned that he will continue to get the journal distributed
in as many places as feasible and are a logical fit. Ronkin also
made a call for journal reviewers for the summer.
Ronkin also mentioned that the deadline for consideration in the 2012
MEIEA Journal will be at the end of May.
Ronkin discussed research grant proposals and the process of
involvement. Encouraged submissions and to check the website in a
couple of weeks for details.
Deadline: Priority Consideration – Early September,
MEIEA eZine Messenger (Haines)
Haines discussed the rebranding of the eZine in a blog format. He
mentioned that the call for submissions this year had little
response. The format before was articles and columns, but the new
blog format will allow for greater flexibility. He is encouraging
members to send their work, whether topical, or otherwise. He is
looking for an identity and hopes to have some entries in the near
future. He also discussed the hits on the site and mentioned that
the e-blast helped to encourage reading.
Elton discussed the membership discounts program and mentioned that she
is always trying to get more when available.
Elton encouraged involvement by the general membership and mentioned
the different ways in which would be most helpful and beneficial,
-Reviewer of the Journal
-Research Grants and Reviewers
The meeting was adjourned at 1:57 pm.