Sec minutes approved.
Treasurer’s Report. Ross Eichele. Balance is $3249.37. Expenses for CTAM to come. Directory is on the website. If there is error in email address please correct.
We are looking for someone willing to help or take over the MSCA treasurer position.
Candidates for MSCA President-elect. Nominees are Chris McDonald and Mike Worcester. Mike Worcester is elected.
No report from past-president, Kathy Martin.
MSHSL report from Chris McDonald.
a. The league is working on creating and approving a transgender policy.
b. In October the league will vote on team trophy proposal.
c. Coach's clipboard...modules much improved...good production value too and content. If you are interrupted, will save where you left off. Important to take the judge test as well. We need to be on there to have quality qualified judges for our section tournaments...section treasurers cannot pay people whose names are not on the list. If you pay $15, you only need to take the test once every two years.
d. Issue of alternates...Chris is laying the groundwork and building bridges to show the uniqueness of our activity and how the lack of alternates affects the quality of our tournament.
Social media. Please like the MSCA on Facebook and twitter.
Contact Scott if interested in helping with updating the constitution
Poetry rule clarification...language. Poems and authors should be included in the introduction. Poems do not have to have separate introductions within the presentation, but the interpretation should make it clear as the contestant moves from one poem to another.
State jury rotation—we want to avoid having all members leave the jury at the same time, so Ceil McDonald, the at-large representative, will go off the jury after the 2015 tournament, while Jody Saxton West and Margaret Kittelson will serve a full three years.
AA advisory candidates...Travis Rother, Sandy Nieland, Amy Meyers , Rachel Evenson, and Jody Waltman are the candidates. Travis Rother was elected.
A advisory...Jody Markgraf, Cal Vandehoef, Karen Lee, and Rebecca Imsande are the candidates.
Cal Vande Hoef was elected.
Cliff Janke, rules clinician. FAQS may have outlived their usefulness as is. Cliff will go over them this year, eliminating and tweaking as needed. Our rules are generated by this organization, not the league. Maybe the FAQS had helped to create an incorrect impression of that fact.
April 18-19 A Friday, AA Saturday. Lakeville North. 2 year rotation.
MSCA site WEEBLY join, free! Discussion forums for issues. Scott will post all materials sent to him.
Category committee--Discussion. The handbook is posted on website. The topic for 2015 is America’s Image Abroad.
Extemp reading--Kathy Martin
For poetry--Spoon River Anthology
Prose book, Leaving Home:Stories Selected by Hazel Rochman and Darlene Z. McCampbell
1997 and 1998 editions are the same
Storytelling...Jenn Baese, one story is the same as last year. Marie and Kathleen will check whether it was deliberate or in error.
Hall of Fame committee, Joni Anker. Due date Dec 11, 2015.
Jody Saxton West is looking for mentors and mentees
Professional development opportunities
Coaches clipboard to register
Time limit discussion and vote
Vote passes for 10/7 time limits. 75 for (48/27 split) and 37 against (27/10)
Great speeches tabled
Centered on access to students with disabilities...would it cut them out of competing in this category? Vote fails, 64 NO 42 YES
Pam talked about a one year free trial membership to NSDA. See her.
Meeting adjourned at 11:44