General Meeting Minutes — Anaheim 2019

General Meeting Minutes — Anaheim 2019

Journalism Education Association General Membership Meeting Minutes
April 26, 2019 • 8 a.m. • El Capitan B, Fourth Floor • Hilton Anaheim

These minutes were approved Nov. 22, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The general membership meeting of the Journalism Education Association was held Friday, April 26, 2019, in the El Capitan B, Fourth Floor at the Hilton Anaheim hotel. It began at 8 a.m. and was presided over by Sarah Nichols with Connie Fulkerson as secretary.

Board members: Sarah Nichols, president; Val Kibler, vice president; Lori Keekley, Scholastic Press Rights director; Megan Fromm, Educational Initiatives director; Laura Negri, Mike Malcom-Bjorklund and Julia Satterthwaite, directors-at-large.

Committee chairs/editors/liaisons: Karen Slusher, Kim Green, Candace Perkins Bowen, Evelyn Lauer, Nina Quintana (also a state director), Rebecca Pollard, Patrick Johnson, Adam Dawkins.

State directors: Nancy Hastings, Anne Hayman, Leslie Shipp, Larry Steinmetz, Brian Eriksen, Heather Nagel, Christine Brandell Melendez, Brenda Field, Albert Dupont, Susan Newell, R.J. Morgan, Erinn Harris, Katina Paron, Beth Ann Brown, Danielle Ryan, Erin Sucher-O’Grady

Staff: Kelly Glasscock, executive director; Connie Fulkerson, administrative assistant.

Members: Jim Streisel, Kathy Schrier, Sandra Coyer, Shari Adwers, Margie Raper, Joe Humphrey, Amy Sorrell, Lacey Hatfield, Karl Grubaugh, Nicole Laughrey, Mark Newton.

Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of the 2018 Chicago general membership meeting was made by Megan Fromm and seconded by Danielle Ryan. (passed unanimously)

Summary of board action — Sarah Nichols
Signed a five-year contract with Kansas State University as JEA headquarters.
Voted on bylaw change for C:JET editor, making it an executive director appointment. Approved 990 tax document.
Approved the 2019-2020 budget, which included the following:
• Creating an associate director position.
• Added a research study
• Supporting SPLC New Voices coordinator
• Not renewing P21 membership.
• Changes in mentoring program to enable more mentors and mentees to get Yellow
Chair funding. Meeting the benchmark, they doubled funding.

Conventions — Kelly Glasscock
Chicago attendance was nine registrations short of being the largest convention, which was in Washington, D.C. Attendance for Anaheim was predicted at 3,500 and when online registration closed April 19, registration was at 3,500. Expenses have been down at this convention, much lower than previous three conventions.

Financial reports — Kelly Glasscock
Auditor recommended change in how investments were recorded. JEA is in a good position financially. It has hired an accounting firm for the bookkeeping tasks.

Items of concern, attention, update — officers, directors, chairs
* Megan Fromm, Educational Initiatives — Curriculum team applications are open until April 30. Applicants may opt in to area of need based on their expertise.
* Karen Slusher, Awards — Applications for Rising Star, Broadcast Adviser of the Year, Medal of Merit, Administrator of the Year and Carl Towley Award will be due July 15.
* Rebecca Pollard, Journalist of the Year – She will announce National High School Journalist of the Year and runners-up Saturday. They will be the scholarship winners. Pollard will be having a celebration lunch with the state JOY winners Friday. She asked for volunteer judges for JOY and Aspiring Young Journalist for next year.
* Kim Green, Certification — 19 CJE and 4 MJE will be testing at the convention.
* Patrick Johnson, Mentoring Program – Yellow Chair fund will help bring mentees to convention.
* Adam Dawkins, Scholastic Journalism Week – More Scholastic Journalism Week design entries were involved in the fall because of partnering with Write-off contests. Quill and Scroll Advisory Board is getting more active with promoting SJW.
* Evelyn Lauer, Publications/Promotions – Will be picking a new JEA One Book within the month. Asked for anyone to help with Instagram takeovers.
* Nina Quintana, Career and Technical Education – Announced the CTE pages on the JEA website. There were 20 CTE testing participants in Chicago; 27 in Anaheim. We need to push for growth and change to recognize JEA as CTSO.
* Lori Keekley, Scholastic Press Rights – Keekley thanked the members for sending out Tinker cards. Mary Beth Tinker enjoyed them. There were 12 First Amendment Press Freedom Award winners. Panic button is busy. People should reach out with problems with censorship and prior review.

Sarah Nichols has appointed Candace Perkins Bowen to be nominations chair. If you’re interested in serving on the board, now is the time to start thinking about it. End of the summer is when the candidates are encouraged to apply. Elections are currently scheduled for February.

Matters introduced by members
Motion: Julia Satterthwaite made a motion to commend Lacey Hatfield and the rest of the local committee for their hard work on the Anaheim convention. Megan Fromm seconded. (passed unanimously)

Nancy Hastings moved and Lori Keekley seconded to adjourn the meeting. Sarah Nichols adjourned the meeting at 8:49 a.m.
The next meeting of the general membership of the Journalism Education Association will be 8 a.m. Nov. 22, 2019, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

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