GEMTA Meeting October 15, 2010
Our second meeting of the year took place at the home of Juliana Lockman in Elkhart. Present were Michelle Beyler, Karin Hartman, Cindy Hawkins, Candy Henkler, Carolyn Hertzler, Nancy Kosteck, Juliana Lockman, Evelyn Stichter, and Maxine Yoder.
We began with a report from Juliana and Carolyn on the recent IMTA conference. We continued with the reading of our September meeting minutes by Juliana, and the treasurer’s report given by Maxine. Before the depositing of AIM money, our checking account had $2,371.13.
The website report consisted of letting us know that Candy had updated the pictures and had taken last names off of them. She is working on adding the minutes of our meetings to the website.
Next we focused on the proposed by-law changes that were presented at September’s meeting. (Refer to September minutes.) It was suggested by Evelyn that we consider each of the sections one at a time instead of as a whole. Juliana made a motion that we do this, and Carolyn seconded the motion, which passed.
o Article III-Election of Officers, Section 3 change was approved unanimously.
o Article IV-Duties of Officers was approved unanimously.
o President-Elect proposal did not pass: 2 yes, 7 no.
Candy gave the report on the upcoming AIM Festival, passing out sheets on comments from last year’s AIM and guidelines for evaluators. A sign-up was passed around for volunteers and food needed for the Saturday, October 30 event. Candy also had us discuss the idea of GEMTA’s purchasing Pampered Chef timers for use at AIM. A motion was made by Michelle that we purchase 6 timers for use in the AIM Festival. The motion passed unanimously. We were all encouraged to show up at 7:30 AM that day and to bring games for the students to play in the game room.
Other business briefly mentioned was about the Stickley competition coming up in the winter. GEMTA teachers can now enter students at a lower fee. Michelle asked if anyone had information concerning scholarships through the Stickley foundation, which no one did.
Our next meeting will be held at Goshen College November 12 at 9:30, with the program being presented by a Goshen College pedagogy student.
We adjourned to have Juliana present information on using Finale, the computer music printing program.
Karin Hartman, Secretary
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