Southern Region ASHS
February 4, 2006
SR-ASHS Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, February 4, 2006
The meeting was called to order by committee chair Jim Ballington.
Members and invited guests in attendance introduced themselves as follows:
Jim Ballington, 06, Chair David Reed, President
John Clark, 07 Paul Smeal, Secretary-Treasurer
Joe Kemble, 08 Michael Boyd, ACB President
Mike Arnold, 09 Kim Pittcock, ACB Faculty Advisor
Charles Gilliam, 10 Penny Perkins-Veazie, President-Elect
Scott NeSmith, President, 06 Mike Neff, ASHS Executive Director
David Creech, 12; new committee member after the 2006 meeting, was also present as a guest. Member Elizabeth Lamb, 11, was not present.
The names of SR-ASHS members who died during 2005 were announced as follows:
Wayne Bourgeois, LSU
Steve Izekor, Univ. Ark., Pine Bluff
Booker T. Whatley, Tuskagee Institute
David Reed was appointed as SR-ASHS Secretary-Treasurer for 2006 by unanimous vote. Jim Ballington then thanked Paul Smeal for his willingness to serve as Secretary-Treasurer for an additional year, while David was serving as SR-ASHS president.
Nominations/elections committee chair John Clark reported on the results of the 2005 election (already mailed to the membership).
John Clark also brought up the question of whether it is preferable to elect or appoint awards committees members. He noted the difficulties the nominations/elections members routinely encounter identifying nominees for awards committee membership.
Next followed a discussion as to whether the Bylaws of the SR-ASHS require election of awards committee members. Following review of Section 3 of the Bylaws it was determined that this was not the case. John Clark then presented the following motion:
“The election process for SR-ASHS be adjusted so that only the President-Elect, Section Chairs, and Executive Committee be elected, and that the President appoint members to awards committees.”
The motion was seconded by Joe Kemble and passed unanimously by show of hands.
The nominations/elections committee for 2006 includes Janet Cole, Chair, David Reed, and Janice Bohac; and Richard Harkess and Doug Sanders were nominated to fill the other two remaining slots on the committee. Both the nominees have agreed to serve.
Paul Smeal presented the Secretary-Treasurer’s report for 2005, which has also been sent to the membership. He also briefly reviewed the agendas for the business meeting and the awards program.