1. President Mike Worcester calls the meeting to order.
MSHSL Board of Directors: Bonnie...thanks to Chris Franson for his work these past several years, and best wishes on his new endeavors. We will miss him! As our representative to the League, she reminds us that the League must balance time demands on kids, on budgets, etc. when making decisions.
Secretary: Ceil, nothing to report.
Treasurer: Zach...normally membership has run about 170-180. Last year we were over 200. The new all-state program and the organization awards have helped boost membership. Kudos to Jason, Scott, and Tim Coleman for their leadership of these awards programs. It not only recognizes excellence, but has provided financial stability to the MSCA.
Past President: Jason--nothing to report
President-elect: Kasey--has enjoyed being president-elect...as of June 1 will have much more
President: Mike--membership good but we can do even better. Zach will send out an updated membership list in a couple of weeks.
Also regarding balloting for state judges, we can also do better...only one vote for school. Remember to vote.
Also, remember that this is a renewal year...to be eligible for judging at sections and state, you must take the online test and pay fee. There is a second piece, an application for state judging. Registration due by Nov 1.
3. Committee Reports
Speech Advisory: Oct 2, Tuesday, speech advisory...another meeting in May...Mikayla, Linda, Joni, Stewart...now a link to submit proposals
Advisory Committee Elections: Candidates elected are listed in bold.
Deb Fenlayson (Wrenshall) and Karen Lee (Parkers Prairie) for Class A.
AA candidates are Mark Thul (St Francis) and Meg Krekeler (Lakeville North).
State Tournament Jury:
The current “A” rep is Rachel Schott through 2019
The current “AA” rep is Dillon White, through 2020
We must now select a new “At-large” rep. Candidates are: Thor Mattick (Princeton), Mark Thul (St Francis), and Daniel Hodges (AV)
2019 STATE TOURNAMENT: State Tournament is at WAYZATA HIGH SCHOOL April 12 (Class A) and April 13 (Class AA). The early date (due to Easter) means that our 2019 section tournament calendar is compressed.
Also the League is calling for future tournament sites. Anyone wishing to be considered for hosting for 2021-2022 should make your interest known sooner rather than later! Check with the MSHSL for further information.
Join and contribute to the site. Find it at http://mscaspeech.weebly.com/
Scott Sieling will post any materials from sessions if you send it to him. firstname.lastname@example.org FB page is also a place to post things...See Scott
Listserv---if you don’t get the emails, check with your school tech...may be going to Spam. Tournament calendar is still available through the CTAM website.
DISCUSSION (Rachel Schott) All articles hyperlinked. Contact Rachel or Mike with questions you might have. Jodi Saxton West will once again coordinate a task bank. Info will come out in November asking for people to offer. Deadline is Dec 14.
STORYTELLING --PDF packet available on the web site. If you click on the link to the Gutenberg Project, go to it for more information about the story. It also includes a word list with pronunciation of foreign words.
EX RDG--Bradbury again...on the hunt for another collection for next year. Poetry book is new. Now chapter lists rather than individual poems. THE SEASHELL ANTHOLOGY of GREAT POETRY. Don’t need to worry about the super short poems.
HALL OF FAME: (Eric Meyer and Jennifer Parker...) are looking for nominations. Please submit. Form is on the website.
NEW COACH MENTORSHIP:...Jody Saxton West will again coordinate.
Also, asks that if you hold a judge training session, please post and invite others to attend...Yatesh and Liz shared a ppt last year
If you are a tournament manager, consider offering a new coach a judge waiver so that they can be in the tabroom to network and learn more about the activity.
Professional Development Opportunities
Special Visitor: Zach introduced Erik Dominguez from the NSDA. He gave a session at CTAM about motivation for students. He wants to make things easier...3 clicks and a print...to access resources from the website. He wants to hear our concerns and needs. Also reached out to non NSDA schools. Tell him why, for example.
SPEAK 2 COMPETE will have two sessions in summer 2019; a 4-and an 8-day session; one at Concordia-Moorhead (July 13-20) and St Thomas (July 22-25). Runs concurrent with the student programs. Jenn Baese says, yes, expensive, but really a very good program.
PRESIDENT-ELECT from AA. Only candidate: Ross Eichele (Eagan) Dave Pritchett nominated and Mark Thul seconded and Ross was elected by acclamation.
Ideas from CTAM Sessions: Many great sessions, some passionate opinions...explanation of process...new form on website to send a proposal to speech advisory. Technically doesn’t come from this body to the league, but generally the Advisory board wants to know what our organization thinks.
State Tournament Jury DQ decisions:
Dillon will ensure that next year any DQ decisions will be summarized and posted on the MSHSL website.
CTAM 2019: September 12-14, 2019, second year of a three-year contract here in St Cloud
CTAM BOARD POSITION: Kasey Wacker is looking for someone to take on her middle school seat on the CTAM board as she prepares for her term as MSCA President. Contact her if interested.
Agenda completed and meeting adjourned
Respectfully, Ceil McDonald Secretary