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Minutes of the Journalism Education Association, General Membership Meeting

Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, Arizona

  • President H. L. Hall called the meeting to order at 8 a.m. He reminded the members that they could only make motions which were non-financial in nature. He also said they could make suggestions about items which might have a cost factor, but the board would have to approve changes to the budget.Past President Candace Bowen called the roll. All board members were present.
  • Past President Candace Bowen called the roll. All board members were present.
  • Secretary Terry Nelson gave a summary of action at the JEA board meeting, April 4, 2002.
  • Candace Bowen moved and Susan Roberts seconded that the organization go on record to thank the Phoenix local committee for the outstanding job it had done in organizing the spring 2002 convention. Motion passed.
  • Executive Director Linda Puntney presented the finanacial reports and gave convention updates. She invited everyone to Dallas, Nov. 21-24, 2002. Future conventions include Portland, April 10-13, 2003, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20-23, 2003, San Diego, April 1-4, 2004 and Atlanta,Nov. 16-19, 2004.
  • H. L. Hall reported to the members the progress being made on the proposed AP Journalism course. He indicated Lee Jones, college board director, had indicated in Boston that the proposal had a good chance of being approved. The advisory committee for the board plans to meet in May to discuss future courses. Hall also discussed the budget for the 2002-2003 fiscal year and pointed out new items in the budget, including monies for the Teacher Inspiration Award and increased monies for the Journalist of the Year winners. Hall also urged that members contact him for any other services they think JEA should be providing, and he urged them to contact him during the convention if they had any questions about JEA.
  • All commission chairs and committee chairs gave updates to their reports in the seminannual report.
  • Bradley Wilson asked for submissions and ideas for both Newswire and C:JET.
  • Julie Dodd urged members to consider running for office. She reminded everyone that her committee will present a slate at the Dallas meeting in November.
  • H. L. Hall reported to the delegates that Pat Graff, NCTE liaison, was resigning from the position effective after the Phoenix convention. He asked anyone interested in the position to contact him.
  • Ann Visser moved and Candy Bowen seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 9 a.m. Motion passed.