Minutes – First Meeting

1st NM TESOL Meeting – March 14, 2008 – 4:30-6:30pm
Moderated by: Amy Christensen and Jennifer Herrin

I. Everyone introduced themselves, said where they worked, and where their ESL passion lies. The International TESOL Convention to be held April 2-5 in New York was mentioned (Go to http://www.tesol.org/ for more information)

II. Amy Christensen spoke about her experience with CO-TESOL and Rocky Mountain TESOL and the comment was made that when becoming an affiliate, we can become a regional or state-wide affiliate.

III. The specs for affiliation were presented: 50+ members A current newsletter A constitution Officers, etc.

IV. Participants broke into groups to brainstorm a “to-do” lists in each of the following categories:

  1. Constitution Committee Contact: Penny Mortier, Bill Ancker, Hedy Newmann Dalia
  2. Newsletter / Website Committee Contact : Connie Gulick, Bronson Elliott
  3. Projects Committee Contact: Ann Cortés, Tom Pierce, Rowena Nichols
  4. Membership Drive Committee: Contact: Nora Nixon or Terry Toman

V. Each group presented their ideas getting feedback from other participants.

VI. Nomination forms for officers were passed out and the next meeting was set for April 18 (details to be determined). Penny, Hedy, and Connie will provide snacks.

Thanks! Many thanks to all who were able to attend!