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Motions Passed by the Executive Council and Delegate Assembly 1980 to 1989

Paris, July 8-9, 1989

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council

It was moved that:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings in Boston, July 1988, be approved.
  2. That the report of the Nominating Committee for the office of Vice-President, election 1990-92, be approved.
  3. That the wording of the eligibility guidelines for AATF Summer Scholarships be modified, dropping all reference to rank, allowing consideration of all college-level professors for 1990.
  4. That the AATF contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies for 1989-1990 be increased to $14,000.
  5. That the National French Contest chairman for eligibility should seriously consider the appropriateness of the current A-B distinction, taking into account a comparison of the scores of the two levels, and that a study of these scores be communicated to the Executive Council.
  6. That the number of pages allotted to the French Review be increased to 1200 for Volume 63.
  7. That the Small Grant Awards amounting to $1000 be repeated in 1989-90, subject to budgetary constraints.
  8. That the AATF’s annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français continue at the current rate of 7000 FF.
  9. That the travel grant award for each Summer Scholarship winner remain the same for 1990.
  10. That the AATF accept the Wohler’s professional liability insurance offer to AATF members, subject to their rental of the Association’s mailing list.
  11. That the AATF become a nonfunding sponsor of the Academic Alliances in Foreign Languages and Literatures by becoming a member of its advisory committee.
  12. That the following recommendations of the Subcommittee on Honoraria be accepted for 1988-1989, representing an increase of $1350 over the 1987-1988 total:
    Editor, French Review $7200 + $600 bonus
    Managing Editor, French Review $4800 + $300 bonus
    Editor, National Bulletin $2100
    Director of National French Contest Test Development $1400
    Other Staff, National French Contest $950
    Director, Summer Scholarship Program $1100
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1000
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1000
  13. That the report of the Commission on Professional Standards of the AATF be endorsed.
  14. That Jacques Cartier, Directeur de l’enseignement de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, and Philip Stewart, Past-President of the AATF, be elected Honorary Members of the AATF.
  15. That the list of Honorary Members of the AATF be printed in a spring number of each volume of the French Review.
  16. That the front pages of the French Review be expanded to include a statement of the goals of the Review and of the Association, and that a full statement of purpose appear once per year, if possible in the October issue.
  17. That the following resolutions of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Resolutions be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF on the occasion of its sixty-second Annual Convention, held in Paris, France, from July 10-14, 1989, during the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • François Mitterrand, Président de la République, for his message of welcome;
  • Lionel Jospin, Ministre d’État, Ministre de l’éducation nationale, de la jeunesse et des sports, for his official patronage of our Convention;
  • Thierry de Beaucé, Secrétaire d’État chargé des relations culturelles interantionales auprès du Ministre des affaires étrangères, for his official patronage of our Convention;
  • Alain Decaux, Ministre délégué chargé de la Francophonie auprès du Ministère des affaires étrangères, and member of the Académie française, for his address of welcome at the opening session, July 10;
  • Jacques Chirac, Maire de la ville de Paris, for his address at the opening session and for the reception at the Hôtel de Ville, July 12;
  • Bernard Cambournac, Président de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, for his warm welcome at the opening session and for hosting the reception, July 11;
  • Roland Delronche, Vice-président de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français, for his address of welcome at the opening session;
  • Christian Vulliez, Directeur de l’enseignement et économiste, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, for his address, July 10;
  • André Fontaine, Rédacteur en chef, Le Monde, for his address, July 10;
  • Philippe Villin, Directeur général du Figaro, for arranging the visits to the press offices and for hosting the reception, July 12;
  • Jean-Louis Turlin, Directeur de France-Amérique, for his continuous help;
  • Jean-Pierre Van Deth, Directeur de communication-langue-culture, for his outstanding handling of the exhibits;
  • Emmanuel Leroy Ladurie, Administrateur général, Bibliothèque nationale de Paris, for facilitating the visits to the Bibliothèque;
  • Patrick Talbot, Conseiller culturel près l’Ambassade de France à New York, for his continuing support of the AATF;
  • Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique près l’Ambassade de France à New York, for his active interest in and support of the AATF;
  • Robert Russell, Ministère des affaires internationales, Direction États-Unis, Gouvernement du Québec, for his support of the AATF;
  • Maurice G.A. Elton for his six years of distinguished service to the AATF as Representative of Region VIII;
  • Joseph A. Murphy for his outstanding work as Chair of the AATF Commission on Professional Standards;
  • The Government of France for its generosity in granting 30 scholarships to AATF members for summer study in Paris;
  • The Government of Quebec for its generosity in granting 15 summer scholarships to AATF members for summer study at Université Laval;
  • Jean-Jacques Bosquet, Directeur de l’Institut d’études françaises pour étudiants étrangers de l’Université d’Aix-en-Provence, for the 30 scholarships to commemorate the bicentennial year;
  • Academic Arrangements Abroad for hotel and travel arrangements;–The organizers, presenters, and moderators of Convention sessions;
  • And to all those whose presence this Bicentennial Year contributed to a successful 1989 Convention.

Boston Convention, July 1988

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council and Assembly of Delegates

It was moved:

  1. That Stirling Haig and Roland Simon be candidates for the Presidency, 1989-1991;
  2. That Patricia Cummins and Isabelle Kaplan be candidates for the Vice-Presidency, 1989-1991.
  3. That $4000 be allotted to the FLES/FLEX/Immersion Commission for its activities during 1988-89.
  4. That $10,500 be allotted to the Summer Scholarship program in Avignon to subsidize the travel expense of the 35 scholarship recipients in 1989 ($300 per participant).
  5. That the sum of $13,000 to subsidize the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies Office in Washington, DC be renewed for 1989.
  6. That the member/non-member option for the National French Contest be extended for a period of two years (1989-1990).
  7. That the national fee for exams supplied to Contest Administrators be increased to $1.60 per student, discounted to $0.80 for students of members.
  8. That the National French Contest regional prize allotment be raised to $0.13 per entry, as reflected in the 1988 Contest.
  9. That Article IV of the Constitution be changed to read:

    The officers of the Association shall be: a President, three Vice-Presidents, an Executive Director, an Editor, a Managing Editor, and the Regional Representatives, each elected for a term of three years, the immediate Past-President or President-Elect, as provided below, and the Director of the National French Contest. The foregoing officers shall constitute the Executive Council. The immediate Past-President shall serve on the Executive Council for two years following his or her term as President, and be succeeded by the President-Elect for one year prior to assumption to that office.

  10. That By-Law III.3(a) be amended as follows:

    In case of the death, resignation or disability of the President or President-Elect, the Senior Vice-President shall succeed to that office and complete the original officer’s term, except that, should the vacancy of the office of President-Elect be made known before May 1 of the year in which a presidential term ends, a new election shall be held following regular procedures. In case of a vacant vice-presidency, for whatever reason, the President shall be empowered to appoint a replacement to serve until the end of the original term.

  11. That By-Law III.4(b) be amended as follows:

    The committee shall solicit from all members of the Executive Council, as well as from the membership at large nominations for the office of Vice-President due to expire at the end of that calendar year, or of President due to expire the following year.

  12. That the following Constitutional changes, passed by the Executive Council in 1987, be approved:

    Constitution Paragraph VIII. Amendments. Delete the word "October," to read "Amendments may be offered by an valid chapter or by a member of the Executive Council; on a majority vote of the Executive Council, the amendments must be printed in the French Review, not later than the issue preceding the annual meeting."

  13. Paragraph IX: Dissolution: Delete the word "October" to read, "The Association may be dissolved only at an Annual meeting of the delegates, the purpose of which shall have been published in an issue of the French Review."

  14. That 1250 pages be granted for Volume 62 (1988-1989) of the French Review.
  15. That Ruth Paine be appointed Managing Trustee, with Douglas Cardwell and Jennifer Conrad as Trustees of the AATF Endowment Fund, effective immediately.
  16. That AATF continue its annual contribution of 7000 FF to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français.
  17. That Emmanuel Leroy Ladurie, Director of the Bibliothèque nationale, and Edward E. Farnsworth, retiring Chair of Eligibility for the National French Contest, be declared Honorary Members of the AATF.
  18. That Isabelle Kaplan be appointed official AATF representative to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français.
  19. That the 1991 AATF Convention be held in the summer, in Minneapolis, with Kansas City as the backup site.
  20. That the 1992 AATF convention be held in the summer of that year, jointly with AATG, in Strasbourg.
  21. That the following recommendations of the Subcommittee on Honoraria be accepted for 1987-1988, representing a decrease of $1545 over the 1986-1987 total.
    Editor, French Review $6850
    Managing Editor, French Review $4600
    Editor, National Bulletin $2000 + $400 bonus
    Director, National French Contest $6500
    Director of National French Contest Test Development $1400
    Other Staff, National French Contest $1100
    Director, Avignon Program $1100
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1000
    Director, Realia Exhibits $950
    Total $25,900
  22. That the manner of compensation for the Advertising Manager of the French Review be changed from the basis of an honorarium to a fixed formula, as follows: $1000 base + 5% of advertising income for the previous year, subject to future revision.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Resolutions be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its sixty-first Annual Convention, held in Boston from 15-20 July 1988, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Emmanuel Leroy Ladurie, Administrateur général, Bibliothèque nationale de Paris, for his address on July 17;
  • Patrick Talbot, Conseiller culturel, Services culturels français à New York, for his support of the AATF;
  • Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique, Services culturels français à New York, for his active interest in the AATF;
  • André Péloquin, Directeur de la Délégation du Québec aux États-Unis, for his many contributions to the program of this convention, and for the film and reception on July 17;
  • Lucie La Tulippe, Director of Public Affairs for the Quebec Delegation in Boston;
  • Robert Russell, Ministère des affaires internationales du Québec, Direction États-Unis;
  • Carolyn Eades, Attachée culturelle et scientifique, Services culturels français à Boston;
  • Marie Galanti and Anne Prah-Pérochon of the Journal français d’Amérique, for the reception on July 15;
  • Vera Lee, of the Boston French Library, for her contribution to the convention;
  • Marie-Claire Blais for her contributions and presence at the convention;
  • Bernadette Renaud, for her contribution, film, and presence at the convention;
  • Philip Stewart, for his leadership and devoted service, six years as Vice-President and three years as President of the AATF;
  • Edward E. Farnsworth, for his nineteen years of devoted service as the chair for eligibility of the National French Contest;
  • Donald R. Greenbaum, for his devoted service to the Association, including sixteen years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Chapter;
  • James C. Atkinson, for his fourteen years of devoted service as Trustee of the Endowment Fund, including eight years as Managing Trustee;
  • John Romeiser, for his three years of devoted service as Trustee of the Endowment Fund;
  • Joan L. Feindler, for her six years of devoted service as Representative of Region I (Greater New York);
  • Peter Flinders, for his three years of devoted service as Representative of Region III (New York State);
  • Karen Dorsch, Regional Representative for New England, for her contributions to the organization of this convention;
  • Joyce Beckwith, President of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter, and other members of the chapter, who aided in the preparation and functioning of the Convention;
  • The Government of France for its generosity in granting 35 summer scholarships to members of the AATF for study at Avignon;
  • The Government of Quebec for its generosity in grating 15 summer scholarships to members of the AATF for study at Université Laval;
  • the Directors and presenters of the conference workshops;
  • the organizers, presenters, and moderators of convention sessions;
  • the management and staff of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for their warm welcome and hospitality;
  • And to all who attended the 1988 AATF convention.

San Francisco Convention, July 1987

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council and Assembly of Delegates

It was moved:

  1. That Ann Tukey Harrison, current Vice-President of the AATF, and C. Lee Bradley, past Regional Representative of South Atlantic 1980-85, be named as the two candidates for Vice-President of the AATF in the fall 1987 election, term 1988-90.
  2. That $3000 be allotted to the AATF FLES Commission for 1997-98 to provide assistance with planning and implementing various programs in school districts in the form of on-site consultants.
  3. That AATF increase its contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies Office in Washington, DC from $12,000 to $13,000 for 1998.
  4. That the member/non-member option of the AATF National French Contest be extended for 1988. The national fee for exams supplied to Contest Administrators will remain at $1.50 per student, and this fee will be discounted to $0.75 for those students whose teachers are members of the AATF; local fees may be added to these amounts at the discretion of the Chapter.
  5. That the National French Contest regional prize allotment be raised to $0.12 per entry with a minimum of $550 per region.
  6. That the Executive Council empower the Steering Committee, in consultation with the Editor in Chief of the French Review, to select a new Managing Editor in the course of 1987-1988, if that becomes necessary.
  7. That 1000 pages be granted for Volume 62 (1988-1989) of the French Review.
  8. That the Executive Council empower the Steering Committee, in consultation with the two remaining trustees, to choose a third trustee for the Endowment Fund before the 1988 annual meeting.
  9. That the AATF sponsor, in conjunction with Academic Arrangements Abroad, a winter Educational Seminar to Morocco during the 1987 Christmas vacation (December 26 to January 2).
  10. That the AATF continue its annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français of 7000 FF for 1988.
  11. That the AATF continue for 1988 to subsidize the travel expenses of the Avignon Summer Scholarship winners at $300 per recipient, for a total of $10,500 for 35 winners.
  12. That the AATF adopt the following resolution on official English laws:

    Be it resolved that the AATF strongly opposes all proposals to declare English the official language by native English speakers of any part thereof, encourages the learning of foreign languages by native English speakers and endorses programs which enable speakers with other linguistic backgrounds to maintain proficiency in those languages while attaining proficiency in English. Be it further resolved that members and officers of the AATF make known this resolution to its affiliates and chapters, to members of Congress and state officers, legislators, and Boards of Education.

  13. That the AATF explore the feasibility of holding its 1990 Annual Meeting in New Orleans in early July, with Minneapolis as a possible back-up site.
  14. That Fred Jenkins be appointed to a three-year term as Executive Director for 1988-1991, and that the Steering Committee negotiate with the University of Illinois an increment from ½ time to 3/4 time for the Executive Director position.
  15. That the Steering Committee undertake a study of the financial situation of the AATF and institute a program of budget planning with implications for the future and report back to the Council at the Boston meeting in July 1988.
  16. That the following proposed changes in the AATF Constitution be made:

    Constitution Paragraph VIII. Amendments.Delete the word "October," to read "Amendments may be offered by any valid chapter or by a member of the Executive Council; on a majority vote of the Executive Council , the amendments must be printed in the French Review, not later than the issue preceding the annual meeting."

    Paragraph IX. Dissolution.Delete the word "October" to read. "The Association may be dissolved only at an Annual meeting of the delegates, the purpose of which shall have been published in an issue of the French Review."

  17. That the following recommendations of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Honoraria, representing an overall increase of $1830 or 7% above 1985-1986 be accepted for 1986-1987.
  18. That the following resolutions of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Resolutions be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its sixtieth Annual Convention, held in San Francisco from 1-5 July 1987, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Conseiller culturel, Services culturels français, for his address on July 2.
  • Albin Pasco, Attaché linguistique, Services culturels français à New York, for his continuing support of the AATF;
  • Marie Galanti and Anna Prah-Pérochon, of the Journal français d’Amérique, for the reception on July 1.
  • Michel Robitaille, Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles, for his many contributions to the program of this convention;
  • Roland M. Thomas, Executive Director of the Alliance Française de San Francisco, for the reception on July 2.
  • Claude Beauclair, Directeur de la Compagnie Inter-Europe Spectacles-Paris, for his excellent Récital de poésie française.
  • Pierre Viaux, Consul général de France à San Francisco, for the reception on July 3;
  • Jean-Michel Cabanis, Attaché linguistique, Services culturels français à San Francisco, for his many contributions to the program of the convention;
  • The Ministère des relations internationales du Québec and the Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles, for the reception on July 3.
  • Michèle Shockey, General Program Chair, and the Program Committee, for organizing the program of this convention;
  • Dianne B. Hopen, for her six years of devoted service as Representative of Region VIII (West Central);
  • Joseph Murphy, for his continuing service as chairman of the Commission on Professional Standards;
  • Albert JeKenta, for his fifteen years of devoted service as National Chairman of the FLES Contest.
  • J. Sanford Dugan, for his three years of devoted service as Representative of Region VI (East Central);
  • the Government of France for its generosity in granting thirty-five summer scholarships to members of the AATF;
  • the Government of Quebec for its generosity in granting fifteen summer scholarships to members of the AATF;
  • the directors and presenters of the conference workshops;
  • the organizers, presenters, and moderators of convention sessions;
  • the management and staff of the Hotel Meridien for their warm welcome and hospitality;
  • and to all those whose attendance demonstrates their support of the AATF and their dedication to our profession.

Montréal Convention, July 1986

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council and Assembly of Delegates

It was moved:

  1. That the following proposed changes in the AATF Constitution and By-Laws by accepted:

  2. Constitution. Paragraph V: Endowment Fund. Change "surplus profits" to "available current funds."

    Paragraph VI: Affiliations: Suppress "in case of urgent necessity."

    By-Laws:II.4. The Executive Director: Change " in a fall number of the French Review" to "in the French Review."

    III.2(b) Terms of office: Change italic to roman type. III.4(b) Election of National Officers. Change "officers" to "offices;" suppress "the following year."

    III.4(c) Change "Before the annual meeting" to "On approximately May 15."

    V.3(e) Funds. Change "$100" to "$1,000;" suppress the final sentence.

    VI. Assembly of Delegates. Add final sentence: "If no chapter delegates are present, the respective Regional Representative may cast the votes for that chapter."

  3. That the AATF Commission on Teacher Exchange be suspended for the academic year 1987-1988 and that contacts with the Fulbright Commission be pursued.
  4. That the 1987 AATF National French Contest be open to all students. That national exam fee will be set at $1.50 per student. This fee will be discounted to $0.75 for those students whose teachers are members of the AATF.
  5. That sufficient funds be allocated to 6th and 7th place Contest winners so that they may also be awarded prizes/plaques.
  6. That the AATF continue to subsidize the travel expenses of the Avignon Summer Scholarship winners at $300 per recipient, for a total of $9000.
  7. That the AATF continue its annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français of 7000 FF for 1987.
  8. That the National French Contest regional prize allotment remain at $0.11 per entry with a minimum of $550 per region.
  9. That a new AATF Commission pédagogique franco-américaine be established to follow up the Sèvres Colloquium of April 1986, to be headed by Vice-President Patricia Cummins, with other members to be determined at a later date.
  10. That 1000 pages be granted for Volume 61 (1987-1988) of the French Review.
  11. That Jean Carduner, immediate Past-President, be named an Honorary Member.
  12. That Josette Smith, current Regional Representative from the Middle Atlantic Region, and Alain Blanchet, Consultant, New York State Public Schools, be named as the two candidates for Vice-President of the AATF in the fall 1986 election, term 1987-1989. The selection of the alternate Vice-Presidential candidate will be left to the discretion of the Nominating Committee.
  13. That the AATF hold its 1988 Annual Meeting in Boston toward the first of July with the city of Baltimore as the backup site.
  14. That the AATF sponsor, in conjunction with Academic Arrangements Abroad, a winter Education Seminar on theater in Paris during the 1986 Christmas vacation (December 26-January 3) and that an AATF representative be appointed by the President to oversee the program.
  15. That the AATF sponsor, in conjunction with Academic Arrangements Abroad, a post-San Francisco Convention option to Tahiti during the week following the regular meetings of July 1-5, 1987.
  16. That the AATF sponsor two drawings to award two round-trip airfares to Paris for the 1989 Annual Meeting in France, one to take place at the San Francisco meeting in 1987 and the other in Boston in 1988. The drawings will be taken from the list of AATF members as of June 15, 1997 and 1998.
  17. That the following recommendations of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Honoraria, representing an overall increase of $1656 or 6.8% above 1984-1985, be accepted for 1985-1986. The honorarium of the Avignon accompagnatrice will henceforth be added to this list, with $1000 being awarded for 1986.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Resolutions be adopted.

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-ninth Annual Convention, held in Montreal from 7-11 July 1986, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Marcel Gaudreau, Direction des Etats-Unis, Ministère des relations internationales, for his valuable collaboration in planning the conference;
  • the Honorable Claude Ryan, Ministère de l’éducation, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la science, for his gracious participation in the plenary session;
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Conseiller culturel et représentant permanent des universités françaises aux États-Unis, for his continuing support of the AATF;
  • Raymond Le Ruyet, Sous-directeur de politique linguistique, Ministère des affaires étrangères, for his valuable participation in conference proceedings and for his continuing support of the AATF;
  • the Government of France for its generosity in offering thirty summer scholarships to members of the AATF;
  • the Government of Québec for its generosity in granting fifteen summer scholarships to members of the AATF and for the many cultural events planned for this convention;
  • the directors and presenters of the pre-conference workshops;
  • the organizers, presenters, and moderators of convention sessions;
  • the artists whose superlative talents have allowed us not only to appreciate l’esprit québécois but also to participate in it;
  • Stirling Haig, for fourteen years of outstanding service on the French Review, two as Managing Editor and twelve as Editor in Chief;
  • Helen Cummings, for her four years of devoted service as Vice-President in charge of Summer scholarships;
  • Josette Smith, for her six years of devoted service as Representative of Region IV (Middle Atlantic);
  • the management and staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel for their warm welcome and hospitality;
  • and to all those whose presence at the convention is a testimony of their commitment to the AATF and an affirmation of the strength of the profession.

New York City,  November 1985

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council and Assembly of Delegates

It was moved:

  1. That henceforth there will be published in the French Review just the motions of the Executive Council meetings, along with the deliberation and results of the Assembly of Delegates, and that the complete version of the minutes be made available, upon request, from National Headquarters.
  2. That By-Law I.5. now read that after age 55, a member who retires from teaching may, upon request, be transferred to Emeritus membership, provided that he or she has been an active member for a minimum of 10 consecutive years and is still a member at the time of application for such status. (The rest of the By-Law to remain unchanged.)
  3. That the actions of the Steering Committee taken since November 1984 be approved for 1985.
  4. Increase the contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/CLOIS from $8000 to $9000.
  5. Increase of the Endowment Fund contribution to Summer Scholarships from $7000 to $9000.
  6. That the revised specifications for the National French Contest exams be in effect for levels 01-5 from 1986-1990.
  7. That, as of 1986, the aural comprehension section of the National French Contest be available on cassettes only and that reels be eliminated; review materials to be available on reels only until the current supply is exhausted.
  8. That 1000 pages be granted for both Vol. 59 (1985-1986) and Vol. 60 (1986-1987) of the French Review.
  9. That the position of Editor in Chief of the French Review be offered to Managing Editor Ronald W. Tobin, University of California at Santa Barbara, effective 1 July 1986 (Vol. 60).
  10. That the vacated position of Managing Editor of the French Review be offered to Roland Simon, University of Virginia, effective 1 July 1986 (Vol. 60).
  11. That AATF Summer Educational Seminars be continued to French-speaking countries, but not to compete with our annual Convention; further, that when a Convention be held in the summer, a Seminar be offered at Christmas, and when a Convention be held at Thanksgiving, a Seminar be offered during the summer.
  12. That as of the summer of 1986, the Arizona Chapter be transferred from the Southwest (VIII) to the Pacific (IX) Region, at the request of the Chapter itself and with the consent of the two Regional Representatives involved.
  13. That National membership dues be increased from $21 to $27 effective, calendar year 1987, as originally approved at the New York Convention in 1982, and that this increase be effective as of 1987.
  14. That the AATF continue its annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français of 7000 FF for 1986.
  15. That, if necessary, the Endowment Fund contribution to the AATF Summer Scholarships for travel expenses to Avignon, currently at $9000, be increased to $12,000 a year for the next five years (1986-1990).
  16. That the AATF contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/CLOIS be increased from $9000 to $12,000 a year for the next 5 years (1986-1990).
  17. That the National French Contest regional prize allotment be increased from $.10/entry to $.11 per entry for 1986 prizes, with a minimum of $550 pages per region.
  18. That the summer honorarium of the Executive Director be increased from 1/9 to 2/9 of annual salary for the summer of 1986, representing an increase of about $3500.
  19. That a subcommittee be established to study the ways feasible within the framework of the University of Illinois to provide additional compensation for the Executive Director and to report to the Executive Council at the Convention in Montreal in 1986.
  20. That the recommendations of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Honoraria, representing an overall increase of $1430, or about 6% over 1983-1984 levels, be accepted for 1984-1985.
  21. That the Editor of the National Bulletin be invited to attend the Executive Council sessions at the Montreal Convention in 1986 and that an Executive Council Subcommittee be ready to report its evaluation on the previous year’s volume of the National Bulletin and provide recommendations to the editor at that time.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council Subcommittee on Resolutions be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-eighth Annual Convention, held in New York from 26-30 November 1985, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Madame Rita Dionne-Marsolais, Déléguée générale du Québec à New York, for graciously hosting the Executive Council on Thursday, 28 November;
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Conseiller culturel près l’Ambassade de France; Patrick Talbot, Conseiller culturel adjoint; and Albin Pasco, Attaché linguistique, for the reception on Friday 29 November, and for their continuing suipport of the AATF;
  • M. Raymond le Ruyer, Sous-directeur des attachés linuistiques, Services culturels près l’Ambassade de France, for his address on Saturday, 30 November;
  • The Presidents, Executive Directors, and Executive Councils of AATG, AATI, AATSP, and ACTFL for their logistical support, their gracious company, and their other contributions to the success of this first joint meeting;
  • Georges J. Joyaux for his devoted service that spans well over a decade on the Executive Council, as Regional Representative VI (East Central), as Vice-President, as President, and as Past-President;
  • Jean Carduner for his eight years of faithful service to the AATF, five as Vice-President and three as President;
  • Rebecca Valette for her six years devoted service as Vice-President;
  • Philip A. Lee for his three years of service as Chair of the AATF Commission on Teacher Exchange;
  • Ebba M. Hansen for her sixteen years of faithful service as Assistant Director of the AATF Placement Bureau;
  • Brenda Benzin, Regional Representative III (New York State) for her six years of faithful service;
  • C. Lee Bradley, Regional Representative V (South Atlantic) for his six years of devoted service;
  • the organizers, speakers, and participants who have contributed to the traditional quality of our convention programs;
    to the management and staff of the New York Marriott Marquis for their warm welcome and hospitality;
  • and to all those whose presence here is witness to their faith in the AATF and a positive statement about the success of our profession.

Chicago, IL, November 15-18, 1984

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the national dues increase to $27, effective calendar year 1985, approved at the New York Convention in 1982 and postponed until 1986 at the Lille Convention in 1983, be corrected to read $25.
  2. That the AATF contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/CLOIS in Washington, DC remain at $8000 for 1985.
  3. That the AATF annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français remain at 7000 FF for 1985.
  4. That the National French Contest prize allotment per region be determined by multiplying $0.10 times the number of students entered in the contest, based on the previous year’s totals.
  5. That an additional category for the National French Contest be established to be called the overseas category, in order to allow overseas students to enter the contest.
  6. That the National French Contest in 1985 be open to students of AATF members and to students in schools or school systems who pay a contest entrance fee of $21 per teacher of French.
  7. That the AATF provide sufficient monies from the Endowment Fund for five additional scholarships for Avignon in 1985 and three for Quebec.
  8. That 1000 pages be grated for Volume 58 (1984-1985) of the French Review.
  9. That $1500 be allocated to the newly revived FLES Commission chaired by Gladys Lipton.
  10. That the Commissions on Secondary School Exchange, Professional Standards, Testing and Computers cease to exist due to lack of activity.
  11. That the supervision and activities of the Commissions on FLES, Culture & Ethnography, Teacher Exchange, Business French and Pedagogical Aids be transferred temporarily to the Executive Director at National Headquarters.
  12. That the AATF’s policy on the National French Contest be restated to read: "The National French Contest of the AATF is an educational activity provided and directed by the American Association of Teachers of French. It is open to students of French at the elementary and secondary school levels. For 1985, the conditions for participation are as follows: (1) The student must meet the eligibility requirements for the particular level of French at which he or she is to compete; (2) The student’s current teacher must be (a) a member of the AATF, or (b) a designated National French Contest sponsor. A school or school system may qualify its teachers of French with participating students as National French Contest sponsors for a fee of $21 per teacher; (3) Each student must pay an individual contest fee, as determined by the AATF chapter that is administering the contest."
  13. That $250 be allocated to cover the routine expenses of the AATF Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange and that in 1985 the duties of this Commission be transferred to the incoming Vice-President of the AATF.
  14. That the following actions of the Steering Committee during 1983-1984 be approved: Advance payment of honoraria, $550 in each case to former National Bulletin Editor James Becker and present Editor Jane Goepper for their work on Volume 9.
  15. The composition of the Steering Committee be changed from: The President, senior Vice-President, Executive Director, Editor of the French Review, and the immediate Past-President, to: the President, senior Vice-President, Executive Director, and two Regional Representatives appointed by the three previous members: one of the Regional Representatives must be a senior member of the Executive Council.
  16. That an increase of $400 be given to Jane Goepper.
  17. That the recommendations of the Committee on Honoraria be adopted, representing an overall increase of $1900 compared with 1983, for a total of $21,620.
    Editor of the French Review $5400
    Managing Editor of the French Review $3950
    Advertising Manager of the French Review $2400
    Editor of the National Bulletin $1500
    Managing Trustee of the Endowment Fund $750
    Director of Realia Exhibits $760
    Director the AATF National French Contest $5125
    Assts. to the Director of the National French Contest $735
    Director of Test Development, National French Contest $1000
    Total $21,620
  18. That the report of the Endowment Fund be accepted.
  19. That the 1987 Convention be held in San Francisco during the summer, using the facilities of one of the nearby universities.
  20. That the AATF consider Boston for the following convention in the summer of 1988.
  21. That the AATF explore sites in France for its 1989 convention.
  22. That Marguerite Duras be named an Honorary Member of the AATF.
  23. That the resolutions be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-seventh Annual Convention held in Chicago from 16-18 November 1984, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Jean Bérard, Délégué du Gouvernement du Québec à Chicago, for hosting the reception on Friday 16 November;
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Conseiller culturel près l’Ambassade de France, for his address and his continuing support of AATF annual meetings;
  • Antoine Prost, Université de Paris I, for his gracious participation in two of our sessions;
  • Marc T. Boucher, Assistant for Public Affairs, US Division, Quebec Government, for his valued assistance, particularly with regard to our 1986 Convention in Montreal;
  • the Presidents, Executive Directors, and Executive Councils of AATG and ACTFL for their logistical support and their other contributions to the success of this meeting;
  • Philip Stewart for his nine years of faithful service to the AATF, three as Managing Editor of the French Review and six as Vice-President.
  • Yolande Petrin, Regional Representative II (New England), for her six years of devoted service and for her organization of the First Regional AATF Conference in New England in 1981.
  • Sister Éloïse-Thérèse Mescall, Regional Representative IX (Pacific), for her three years of service;
  • the speakers and participants who have contributed to the traditional quality of our Convention programs;
  • to the management and staff of the Chicago Marriott for their welcome and hospitality;
  • and to all those whose presence here is witness to their faith in the AATF and a positive statement about the success of our profession.

Lille, 27-30 June 1983

The following motions were passed by the AATF Executive Council at its fifty-sixth Annual Meeting in Lille, France.

It was moved that:

  1. That, in accordance with the recommendation of the Managing Trustee, the Executive Council appoint John Romeiser as the third trustee replacing retiring trustee, William Felt.
  2. That Stirling Haig be reappointed as Editor of the French Review for the period 1984-1986.
  3. That Ronald W. Tobin be appointed as the new Managing Editor of the French Review, effective with Volume 57, replacing Robert Mitchell.
  4. That James Becker be reappointed for the period 1983-1984 (Volume 9) as Editor of the National Bulletin.
  5. That 64 pages be granted for Volume 9 of the AATF National Bulletin.
  6. That 1000 pages be granted for Volume 57 (1983-84) of the French Review.
  7. That the dues raise to $27, effective calendar year 1985, voted at the New York Convention in November 1982, be postponed until calendar year 1986.
  8. That the Executive Director transmit up to $800 to the Joint National Committee for Languages for calendar year 1984 if this amount is matched by the other principal member organizations (AATSP, ACTFL, AATG). The minimum contribution would be $7000.
  9. That the AATF remain an active organizational member of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français with an annual contribution of 7000 FF to be made for 1983 and the same amount for 1984.
  10. That the cost of each AATF National French Contest exam be raised from 60 cents to 75 cents and that the additional funds collected by used to purchase national prizes for first place winners at all levels.
  11. That $300 be granted to Philip Lee, Chair of the AATF Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange, for operating expenses for 1983-1984 as well as up to $200 for any new Commissions that will become active during the coming year.
  12. That a total increase of $1990 for honoraria be approved.
  13. That two Vice-Presidential candidates for the election of Fall 1983 be Helen Cummings (Incumbent) and Karen Dorsch, with Beverly Adams as alternate.
  14. That the AATF name as Honorary Member Pierre Emmanuel.
  15. That the President appoint a committee to study the present geographic distribution of chapters and regions with a view toward the possible restructuring and reduction thereof. A report will be made to the Executive Council at the 1984 meeting.
  16. That the AATF meet with ACTFL/AATG in 1984 at Thanksgiving.
  17. That the Steering Committee be empowered to choose an alternate site for the 1984 convention, if negotiations to meet jointly with ACTFL/AATG prove unsatisfactory.
  18. That the AATF meet in Montreal in the summer of 1986.
  19. That, at the beginning or at the end of a Council member’s term of office, a letter be written by the President or the Executive Director, informing the member’s institution of the member’s service and contribution to the AATF.

The following resolutions:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-sixth Annual Convention held in Lille, France from 27- June to 1 July 1983, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Pierre Mauroy, Maire de Lille and Premier ministre;
  • the French Cultural Service, in particular Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Conseiller culturel près l’Ambassade de France, and Hugues de Kerret, Attaché culturel, for their help in the development of this Convention;
  • Noël Josèphe, Président du Conseil régional;
  • Albert Denvers, Président du Conseil général;
  • Bernard Derosier, Député du nord, who first encouraged the AATF to come to Lille during the 54th Convention in Cincinnati in 1981;
  • Claude Durant Prinborgne, Recteur de l’Académie et Président des Universités;
  • Jacques Kooyman, Inspecteur d’Académie;
  • Maurice Amiot-Chanal, Directeur général du Palais des congrès et de la musique de Lille, and his many assistants;
  • les professeurs d’anglais de la ville de Lille;
  • les responsables du Centre régional de documentation pédagogique de la région;
  • Pierre Emmanuel, poète, écrivain et humaniste, pour sa communication aux congressistes;
  • Jean-Claude Casadesus, chef de l’orchestre national de Lille, pour sa présentation au Congrès et pour son concert du mercredi soir;
  • Éric Chartier, comédien extraordinaire;
  • Jean-Jacques Andrien, réalisateur du beau film, Le Grand paysage d’Alexis Droeven.
  • Anne Slack, for years of dedicated service as Vice-President and President of the Association;
  • Robert Mitchell, Managing Editor of the French Review, for three years of service to the Association’s principal publication;
  • William Felt, longtime Managing Trustee of the Association’s Endowment Fund and former member of the Executive Council;
  • Dora Bashour, for many years as pedagogical editor of the French Review and founding member of the AATF;
  • Donald Greenham, representative of Region IV, for seven years of dedicated service to the Association;
  • the section leaders who have assured the continuation of our traditional convention program;
  • and those whose presence here is a demonstration of faith in the AATF and a positive commitment to our profession.

New York City, 25-27 November 1982

The following motions were passed by the AATF Executive Council at its fifty-fifth Annual Meeting in New York City, 1982:

It was moved:

  1. That the national and regional officers of the AATF cannot apply for summer scholarships during their term of office, nor for the two years following the end of their term.
  2. That 1000 pages be granted for Volume 56 of the French Review.
  3. That AATF regular membership dues be increased to $27 effective in 1985 with 15% still to be refunded to the local chapter.
  4. That the AATF contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages office in Washington DC remain at $7000 for calendar year 1983.
  5. That the AATF contribution to Commission Amérique du Nord be limited to covering past travel expenses of our representatives to their meetings, that the President write a letter to the Commission Amérique du Nord expressing our wish to continue our contacts with the various Quebec organizations and with the SPFA, but that no financial contribution will be forthcoming at this time.
  6. That the AATF become a non-paying member of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français; that, when feasible, AATF send a representative to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français meetings; and that a letter from the President be sent to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français to this effect.
  7. That $500 be allocated per region for National French Contest prizes in 1983.
  8. That the National French Contest title be changed to "The AATF National French Contest" or "Le Grand Concours de l’AATF" in all future publicity and correspondence, in order to make more evident that the contest is a service to members.
  9. That Life Membership be granted to those who have been members of the AATF for a total of 40 years.
  10. That By-Law II.2. be amended to read

    "The Vice-Presidents shall oversee particular association functions or undertake special projects as determined by the Executive Council."

    That By-Law III.2.(c) be eliminated; it now reads "A member of the Executive Council who retires from professional activity thereby becomes ineligible to continue as a Council member, and shall be replaced according to the procedures outlined in section III.3."

    That By-Law III.4. would read:

    (a) "Each year the President shall appoint a nominating committee of three members, none of whom shall be candidates for positions on the Executive Council." (b) "The committee shall solicit from all members of the Executive Council, as well as from the membership at large, nominations for the offices of President or Vice-President due to expire the following year." c) Before the annual meeting, the committee shall designate two nominees and an alternate to stand for election to each office. Such nominations shall be submitted to the Executive Council for approval or modification." Present articles (d) and (e) are eliminated and present articles (f) and (g) become new articles (d) and (e).

    That By-Laws III.5. and III. 6 be modified as follows:

    5.(a) "... the Executive Director instead of a designated Vice-President 5.(c) "The Executive Director shall prepare a ballot..."6.(b) "...the various chapters shall be reported to the Executive Director within two weeks of the ballot deadline. The Executive Director shall compile ..."6.(c) "(Final sentence deleted)

  11. That $500 be granted to Philip Lee, Chair of the AATF Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange, for travel expenses to France in 1983 to help in the selection process of candidates, provided matching funds are obtained by Professor Lee.
  12. That $350 in operating expenses be allotted to the AATF Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange for 1983-1983.
  13. That for 1984 the AATF will strive to meet with ACTFL/AATG during the weekend before Thanksgiving in Chicago, 18-20 November 1984. If negotiations prove unsatisfactory, an alternate site in the Midwest will be chosen by the President and Executive Director.
  14. That the site for the AAT’s Joint meeting in 1984 be Albuquerque, with a suggested meeting time of summer.
  15. That the alternate site for 1985 be Orlando, Florida as a post-Christmas meeting.
  16. That the Steering Committee authorize the incoming President and Executive Director to investigate the possibility of holding the annual convention in Montreal in 1986 and to report their results in Lille.
  17. That funds be provided to allow the President and Executive Director to participate in the ACTFL meetings with a consultant who will give advice on restructuring the organization of language associations.
  18. That a committee be established to review the composition of the Executive Council and to report back at the Lille convention with recommendations for change. The immediate Past-President will chair this committee.
  19. That the Constitution of the AATF be amended to substitute the term Executive Director for each occurrence of the term Executive Secretary.
  20. That Georges Joyaux and Marguerite Yourcenar be named new Honorary Members of the AATF.
  21. That a total increase of $830 for honoraria be approved.
    Editor of the French Review $4900
    Managing Editor of the French Review $,450
    Advertising Manager of the French Review $2160
    Editor of the National Bulletin $1050
    Managing Trustee of the Endowment Fund $425
    Director of Realia Exhibits $685
    Director of the AATF National French Contest $4400
    Assts. To the Director of the National French Contest $660

The following resolutions be approved:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-fifth Annual Convention held in New York from 25 November to 27 November 1982, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • the French Cultural Service, in particular M. Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Conseiller culturel près l’Ambassade de France, and M. Hugues de Kerret, Attaché culturel, for their magnificent reception and assistance with cultural activities, including Mlle Roussel’s performance and the film;
  • Jacques Cherac, Secrétaire du syndicat CFTC;
  • Pierre Bernard Cousté, Député du Rhône, RPR; and Jacques Ménard, Sénateur des Deux-Sèvres, for their willingness to attend our meeting and to contribute to our understanding of the French contemporary scene;
  • Alex Szogyi, co-chair of local committee for the 55th Annual Convention, for arranging volunteers at registration and membership booths;
  • Beverly G. Adams, Regional Representative for Region I, for six years of dedicated service and for work as the Co-Chair of local arrangements for the 55th Annual Convention;
  • Georges J. Joyaux, retiring AATF President, for tireless work on preparing three annual conventions and serving as the AATF’s own ambassador to France;
  • Professor Emile Langlois, Mt. Holyoke College and President of the Western Massachusetts Chapter, for outstanding work on the Dakar Seminar, summer 1982.
  • J. David Edwards, Liaison Officer, Joint National Committee for Languages, for his continuing efforts to promote legislation favorable to language study in Washington, DC and around the country;
  • the government of France, for its generosity in granting thirty-five summer scholarships to members of the AATF for study in Avignon;
  • the government of Quebec, for its generous grant of fifteen summer scholarships to members of the AATF for study in Quebec;
  • Irène Belleau, Présidente, Association québécoise de professeurs de français, who was instrumental in organizing at the last minute a session on the literature of Québec;
  • the directors and presenters of the pre-convention workshops;
  • the section leaders, who have assured the continuation of our traditional convention programs;
  • Francine Roussel, performing artist, for her stimulating theatrical presentation;
  • and those whose presence here is a demonstration of faith in the AATF and a positive commitment to our profession.

Cincinnati, OH, 26-29 November 1981

Motions passed by the Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That 1000 pages be granted for Vol. 55 of the French Review.
  2. That the President appoint a committee to prepare an evaluation questionnaire on the National Bulletin in order to determine what directions it should take with regard to format and content; the results will be advisory to the editor.
  3. That 64 pages again be allotted for Vol. 7 (1981-82) of the AATF National Bulletin.
  4. That the National Headquarters exchange the AATF mailing list with the Journal Français d’Amérique for either the equivalent dollars amount in advertising space for the AATF or a feature article on AATF activities that will promote membership.
  5. That a committee be formed to discuss efforts to approach U.S.-based companies for financial contributions to the AATF.
  6. That the President be authorized to attend the next meeting of the Commission Amérique du Nord and to transmit to that organization such funds as he deems available.
  7. That the AATF contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français not exceed $1000.
  8. That AATF members henceforth be allowed to submit separate applications for the Quebec and Avignon summer scholarships.
  9. That the AATF contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages office in Washington, DC be $7000 for 1981 and a similar amount for 1982, to be raised in the same manner as approved in 1980 ($1 assessment per member).
  10. That the sum of $250 be allotted to the Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange, chaired by Philip Lee.
  11. That the sum of $50 be allotted to the Commission on Secondary School Exchanges, chaired by Karen Morris.
  12. That the sum of $50 be allotted to the Commission on Testing, provided a new chairperson agrees to assume the duties involved.
  13. That Rebecca Valette be authorized to form a new Commission on Pedagogical Materials and to request operating funds for it as soon as a chairperson is named.
  14. That the AATF strive to meet with ACTFL/AATG during Thanksgiving in New York City 1982, first choice; as second choice, Orlando, FL at Christmas; third choice, Los Angeles, at Christmas.
  15. That in 1983 the meeting be in summer in France, with Caen as first choice; second choice: Grenoble; third choice: Strasbourg. If France cannot be considered for reasons or expense of because of other difficulties, the proposed domestic site is San Francisco, with Albuquerque as second choice.
  16. That in 1984, the AATF meet jointly with the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français in Quebec City, July 15-20; second choice: New Mexico; third choice: Montreal;
  17. That in 1984, the AATF meet jointly with as many other AAT’s as possible. Tentatively, during the summer in San Francisco, as first choice; if this proves too expensive, Albuquerque will be the backup site.
  18. That the AATF explore the possibility of meeting in Paris in the summer of 1989.
  19. Upon the occasion of their meeting in Cincinnati, the Executive Council of the AATF, with warm memories of the long and loyal service of Frank Nachtman and Jacques Hardré to the Association, requests that the President convey to them their expression of affection and of best wishes for recovery from their illnesses.
  20. That the motion adopted at the Quebec Convention concerning prizes for Divisions A and B be rescinded an replaced by the following: "Chapter National French Contest Administrators, Regional Representatives, and the National Director may elect not to award prizes and places in Division B when the scores for a given placement (1st, 2nd, etc.) in B are lower than the scores corresponding to an equivalent placement in Division A."
  21. That $500 be allowed per region for National French Contest prizes in 1982.
  22. That the title of Executive Secretary of the Association be changed to Executive Director.
  23. That the AATF become an institutional member of the Assemblée des Franco-Américains for 1982 at a fee of $100.
  24. That Laurence Wylie and Paul Simon be named new Honorary Members of the AATF.
  25. That the recommendations of the Committee on Honoraria be approved:
    Editor of the French Review $4700
    Managing Editor of the French Review $3000
    Advertising Manager of the French Review $2050
    Editors of the National Bulletin (John Kunkle, $250; James Becker, $800) $1050
    Managing Trustee of the Endowment Fund $400
    Director of Realia Exhibits $650
    Director of the National French Contest $4150
    Assistants to the Director of the National French Contest $600
  26. That the AATF Constitution shall be amended to substitute the term "Executive Director" for each occurrence of the term "Executive Secretary."

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-fourth Annual Convention held in Cincinnati from 27-29 November, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Monsieur André-Jean Libourel, Conseiller culturel in New York, Monsieur Hugues de Kerret, Attaché culturel in New York, and Monsieur Pierre Collombert, Attaché culturel in Chicago, for the various extra-session attractions that they have arranged on our behalf, ie., the Jacques Douai concert, the reception, the film, as well as the two important political personalities who animated several sessions, Monsieur Bernard Derozier, Maire adjoint de Lille, and Monsieur François Léotard, Maire de Fréjus.
  • Dr. John McCall, Senior Vice-President and Provost of the University of Cincinnati, for arranging for the use of the auditorium and reception room;
  • Dr. Kornel Huvos, recipient of les Palmes académiques, Charles Phelps Taft, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Cincinnati, for hosting a reception for us and for encouraging graduate students to participate in the convention;
  • Martha Crabtree, Assistant to the Dean, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, for making available the concert hall and for the special arrangements that she orchestrated;
  • Dr. Norman Dinerstein, Dean of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, for his support;
  • Mrs. Jane Black Goepper, University of Cincinnati and former President of the Ohio Chapter, and her husband Daniel F. Goepper, for their generous time and effort in planning many of the aspects of our Convention: the visit to the Art Museum, the Jacques Douai concert, and the assistance of the local hospitality committee that Mrs. Goepper chaired.
  • Don Greenham, Regional Representative, who handled many of the local arrangements and "beat the bushes" in Ohio and neighboring states in order to ensure a large turnout at the convention;
  • Professor Bernard Pohoryles, who for 14 long years has served the AATF faithfully as Secretary-Treasurer of our largest chapter, Metropolitan New York;
  • Professor Milan Kovacovic, retiring Chair of the AATF Commission on Overseas Teacher Exchange, who successfully launched our present cooperative arrangement with the French government;
  • Joan Fontanilla, retiring chair of the AATF Commission on Exchange Programs for Secondary Schools;
  • Marie Goff-Tuttle for six years of devoted service as Representative of Region IX;
  • Estella Gahala for six years of dedicated service as Representative of Region VII;
  • the government of France, for its generosity in granting thirty-five summer scholarships to members of the AATF;
  • the government of Quebec, for its generous grant of fifteen scholarships to the Université Laval;
  • the directors and presenters of the pre-convention workshops;
  • the section leaders, who have assured the continuation of our traditional convention programs;
  • the artist Jacques Douai, who delighted us with an evening of song;
  • and those whose presence here is a manifestation of faith in the AATF and commitment to our profession in these critical times.
  • that Robert Vicars and Gary Rossi, outgoing chair and member of the AATF Testing Commission, receive our thanks for the work with the Commission;
  • that Yolande Petrin and all those who helped make the first AATF Regional meeting in Worcester, MA, a resounding success, receive our deep appreciation.

Quebec, 26-30 June 1980

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the Executive Council dispense with the preparation of convention session reports or publication in the French Review.
  2. That Executive Council members be authorized to visit the workshops for purposes of information and evaluation, and that an Executive Council member who wishes to participate in the workshop be required to pay the registration fee.
  3. That a $1 assessment (or surcharge) be added to 1981 national dues for a total of $21. The dues card will show: $20 dues: $1 special assessment for the Washington, DC liaison office of the Joint National Committee for Languages; a blank for the member to write in an make a voluntary contribution to the Washington Joint National Committee for Languages office.
  4. That the Executive Secretary shall look into the possibility of a special Executive Council session at minimal expense between the Quebec convention and the next convention in November 1981.
  5. That identical contract rules for both the Quebec and Avignon summer scholarship recipients shall be applied with regard to the exclusive use of French, attendance at classes, and absence of friends and relatives.
  6. That applicants for summer scholarship in the future need be AATF members only at the time of application but to give preference to those applicants who have been members of the AATF for two years or more.
  7. That the editor of the French Review be allotted 1000 pages for Vol. 54 (October 1980-May 1981).
  8. That a 64-page limit be set for Vol. 6 (1980-81) of the National Bulletin.
  9. That a portion of the AATF Endowment Fund monies be used to pay for the purchase of a mini-computer for the purpose of processing data at National Headquarters; the decision as to the choice of computer and the funds to be used will be left to the Steering Committee.
  10. That the amended by-laws be accepted and presented to the Assembly of Delegates on Monday 30 June 1980.
  11. hat the following changes in the Constitution be passed for publication in a future French Review:

    The Director of the National French Contest shall become a member of the Executive Council.

    The officers of the Association shall be a President, three Vice-Presidents, and Executive Secretary, the Editor of the French Review, the Managing Editor of the French Review, the Regional Representatives, each elected for a term of three years; the Director of the National French Contest, and the immediate Past-President, who shall serve for three years. The foregoing officers shall constitute the Executive Council.

  12. That the honorarium voted the Secretary-Treasurer of the Société honoraire de français be brought under the control of the AATF Executive Council.
  13. That AATF become a co-sponsor of the school exchange service of the Council on International Educational Exchange.
  14. That the request for $200 to maintain the traveling realia exhibit be granted.
  15. That all budget requests of the AATF Commissions (Culture and Ethnography, Testing, Overseas Teacher Exchange) be tabled for further study.
  16. That all mention of state winners be struck from National French Contest literature.
  17. That at every level of the National French Contest–chapter, regional, national–prizes will not be awarded in Division B when the scores for a given placement are lower than the scores corresponding to an equivalent placement in Divison A.
  18. That the AATF Executive Council continue to encourage the creation of testing centers but that the mandate for the creation of such centers by 1982 be rescinded. No teacher will administer the test to his/her own students.
  19. That a budget allocation of $325 in National French Contest prize money per AATF region be accepted.
  20. That Honorary Membership in the AATF be extended to Gilles Vigneault.
  21. That the portion of regular dues to be retained by chapters be increased from 14 to 15% beginning in 1981.
  22. That D. Brodin determine in advance the cost of attending the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français meeting in Rio de Janeiro and submit her request for funds to the Executive Secretary, who will in turn submit it to the Executive Council for their consideration.
  23. That a second banner for AATF use be purchased.
  24. That negotiations with ACTFL continue and that, if satisfactory financial arrangements can be reached, the 1981 convention will be held in Denver; if not, it will be held in Cincinnati on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Thanksgiving.
  25. That $3 be retained each year by chapters for each of their life members.
  26. That the recommendations of the Committee on Honoraria be accepted:
    Editor of the French Review $4500
    Managing Editor of the French Review $3200
    Advertising Manager of the French Review $1950
    Editors of the National Bulletin $1000 ($500 each)
    Trustee of the Endowment Fund $350 (plus $150 special addition)
    Director of Realia Exhibits $600
    Director of the National French Contest $3900
    Assistants to the Director of the National French Contest $525

Post-convention session

  1. That the new National French Contest specifications be approved.
  2. That the AATF continue the practice of renting or otherwise obtaining exhibit booths at national, regional, and state meetings, and that requests for funds for exhibits be sent by Executive Council members to the Executive Secretary for his decision.
  3. That the Executive Council establish a Committee on Membership and a Committee on Chapters.
  4. That, given the present success of the Société honoraire de français, the Executive Council not reconsider its status until its 1981 meeting.
  5. That the AATF states its intention to hold a meeting in Dakar in 1982 unless cost increases become prohibitive or other problems render the plan impracticable.
  6. That the Executive Council accept and approve the report of the AATF Testing Commission, including its budget request.

Be is resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its fifty-third Annual Convention held in Québec from 26-30 June 1980, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • the government of Quebec, as represented by Monsieur Jacques Girard, Sous-ministre, Ministère de l’éducation du Québec; Monsieur Jacques-Yvan Morin, and Monsieur Jean Chapdelaine, Conseiller spécial en relations internationales auprès du Premier Ministre du Québec;
  • Monsieur Jules Blanchet, Président du Conseil exécutif de la ville de Québec, for Monsieur Jean Pelletier, ler maire;
  • Monsieur Henri Rhetoré, Consul général de France à Québec;
  • Monsieur Jean-Claude Quirin, Conseiller culturel et de la coopération scientifique et technique au (Québec) (France);
  • Monsieur André Bruneau and his staff of the Ministère des Affaires intergouvernementales du Québec for their extraordinary efforts and help in preparing the meeting;
  • Messieurs Christian Vandendorpe, Gilles Dorion, and André Gaulin of the review Québec Français for their assistance in assembling the special Québec issue of the French Review;
  • the government of France, for its generosity in granting thirty-five summer scholarships to members of the AATF;
  • the government of Quebec, for its generous grant of twenty scholarships to the Université Laval and ten bourses de voyage to our members to enable them to attend this meeting;
  • Madame Nicole de Rochemont, Directeur des Communications, secteur audio-visuel de la Ministère des affaires intergouvernementales, for the excellent audio-visual arrangements provided at this meeting;
  • the directors and presenters of the pre-convention workshops;
  • the section leaders, who have assured the continuation of our traditional convention program;
  • the moderators and participants of the leadership workshops and the carrefour pédagogique, who have inaugurated a new means of communication and exchange within the association;
  • the artists, whose superlative talents have allowed us not only to appreciate l’esprit québécois, but also to participate in it;
  • Catharine Brosman, retiring Managing Editor of the French Review, for her three years of valued service to the AATF;
  • Susan Keane, retiring after three years of diligent service as Advertising Manager of the French Review;
  • Larry Simmons, retiring Representative of Region IV for his three years of innovative ideas and devoted service to the AATF;
  • Father William Marceau for his three years of dedicated service as Representative of Region III;
  • Rolande Leguillon, retiring Representative of Region VIII, for her devoted service to the AATF over the past six years;
  • Dorothy Brodin, for her nine years of loyal service as Regional Representative and Vice-President of the AATF;
  • Jean-Charles Seigneuret, for his dedication to the AATF over the past twelve years as Representative of Region IX and Vice-President;
  • William Felt, Managing Trustee of the Endowment Fund, for his many years of faithful service and his devotion to the AATF;
  • those whose presence here is a manifestation of faith in the AATF and commitment to our profession in these critical times.

Created: January 15, 2003
Last update: November 11, 2013