AMEA Governing Board Meeting
The AMEA Governing Board met at the Renaissance
Hotel in Montgomery, Alabama on August 27, 2011. The meeting was called to
order at 10:05 a.m. by AMEA President Steve McLendon. Present at the
meeting: Steve McLendon, Garry Taylor, Karen Hickok, Carla Gallahan, Sara
Womack, Tim Phillips, Jane Powell, Dakota Bromley, Moya Norlund, John
Cooper, Beth Davis, Pat Stegall, and Julie Hornstein.
The minutes of the June 16, 2011 meeting of the AMEA Governing Board were
read by Recording Secretary, Carla Gallahan. The minutes were approved as
The financial report was presented by Garry Taylor and discussed. The report
was approved as presented.
Steve McLendon and Garry Taylor reported that they attended Music Education
Week in Washington, D.C. and participated in sessions and discussions on
music advocacy and the influence of MENC on our state and the profession.
They met with our Senators and feel we are well represented at the national
level. Both Senators expressed their support for the arts.
Officer, Representatives, and Division Reports may be viewed online by
visiting our website, www.alabamamea.org
Online registration for AMEA Conference – the Board discussed ideas to
improve the registration process at the 2012 Conference. There will be a
credit card reader and a designated table for college student registration.
Assistance is needed with college student registration.
Recording contract proposals were distributed and reviewed. ProCat will be
recording the events of the 2012 AMEA Conference.
AMEA Award nominations were distributed, reviewed, and voted upon. Award
winners will be announced at the 2012 AMEA Conference.
FAME (Future Alabama Music Educators) – the Board asked District Chairman to
encourage participation. Junior and senior level high school students
interested in majoring in music are encouraged to participate.
The MENC Southern Division meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA on September
11-12, 2011. The AMEA Division Presidents were encouraged to attend the
President McLendon was contacted by the National Association of State Boards
of Education regarding the position of Alabama Superintendent of Education
requesting recommendations of qualified individuals for the position.
President McLendon asked the Board to contact him with recommendations.
President McLendon is contacting the universities regarding CMENC in an
effort to increase participation.
AMEA Officer elections will be held this year. The Nominating Committee
Chair is Chuck Eady and committee members will be selected in the near
future. The Board made a motion to approve the expense for online voting
with the upcoming AMEA elections (Cooper, Womack). The motion passed.
A discussion occurred on eliminating individual division and district
checking accounts. Each Division needs 501C3 status.
President McLendon expressed interest in Garry Taylor, Executive Director of
AMEA, attending one other SDMENC state’s music education conference per year
to gain information and ideas in order to be more progressive in our
approach to the AMEA Conference. After discussion, a motion was made
(Stegall, Womack) for Mr. Taylor to attend an additional state music
education conference. The motion passed.
2012 AMEA Conference Planning occurred.
The next meeting of the AMEA Governing Board will be held on Wednesday,
January 18, 2012, 6:00 p.m., at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.
President McLendon adjourned the meeting at 2:08 p.m.
Carla Gallahan, AMEA Recording Secretary