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Motions Passed by the Executive Council and Delegate Assembly 1990 to 1999

St. Louis, July 14-17, 1999

The following motions were passed by the AATF Executive Council on July 9-10, 1999 and subsequently approved by the Assembly of Delegates on July 13, 1999.

It was moved:

  1. That the Executive Council agenda for the St. Louis convention be approved.
  2. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the July 1998 Montreal, Quebec convention be approved.
  3. That an outstanding chapter award be given for the highest and second highest percentage increase in membership recruitment for large and small chapter categories.
  4. That the AATF convention site for 2004 be Quebec City with San Francisco as back-up.
  5. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for President-Elect 2000 and Vice-President, 2000-2002 be adopted: President–Mary Jo Netherton (Region VI Representative from KY) and Jean-Pierre Piriou (Vice-President from Georgia) with Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (former Region IV Representative from PA) as alternate; Vice-President, Brenda Benzin (Western NY Chapter President) and Lena Lucietto (Co-Chair, FLES* Commission from LA) with Barbara Ransford (President of the Arkansas Chapter) as alternate.
  6. That Albert Valdman, Past-President of the AATF, Polly Platt, author and our keynote speaker, and Michel Robitaille, Ministère des relations internationales du Québec, be named Honorary members of the Association.
  7. That the projected operating budget of $581,486 for FY00 be approved, including:
    $5000 for Small Grant Awards,
    10,000 FF for membership in the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français,
    $20,000 for membership in the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies,
    $6475 for honoraria for National French Contest Chairs, and
    $5000 of the Grew bequest for National French Week activities.
  8. That the remaining $5000 from the Grew bequest be used to fund a promotional poster project.
  9. That the AATF Steering Committee (composed of the President, Executive Director, Senior Vice-President, Senior Regional Representative, and one other Regional Representative) be authorized to investigate, evaluate, and select a marketing campaign to be funded with income from the Endowment Fund not to exceed $40,000.
  10. That Article IV of the AATF constitution: Officers: Executive Council be reworded as follows:

    "The officers of the Association shall be: the President, three Vice-Presidents, and the Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (when in office). The foregoing officers, the Executive Director, the Regional Representatives, the
    Editor and Managing Editor of the French Review, the Director of the National French Contest, and the Editor of the National Bulletin, each selected for a term of three years, shall constitute the Executive Council." (Same last sentence.)

    As required by the By-Laws, this motion which affected the AATF Constitution was presented in Montreal and disseminated to the entire membership in the May 1999 French Review to be voted on in St. Louis.

  11. That the Excellence in Teaching Awards henceforth be named the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Awards with a $400 award at each level provided by Robert Ludwig.
  12. That an AATF National Culture through the Arts Award be established to recognize someone who has been instrumental in promoting French.
  13. That the agenda for the 1999 Assembly of Delegates be adopted.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council be adopted:

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF, on the occasion of its seventy-second Annual Meeting, held in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 11-14, 1999, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:

  • extends its appreciation to the following members of the local St. Louis committee for their contributions: Barbara Sandmel for the restaurant tour, Gwenne Hickman for the packets on Southern Illinois and St. Louis; Lisa Hodges for the luncheon and banquet table decorations; Jane Robert for the many meal and entertainment arrangements, special visits, as well as the agreement with TWA; Brian Kennelly for the link to Webster University and the mayoral proclamation; Jacques Chicoineau, a prominent member of the Francophone community in St. Louis and a forty-year member of the AATF; Rosa Altadonna, Anna Amelung, L. Cassandra Hamrick, Charles Licis, Kim Montgomery, Susan Rava, Cheryl Reed, June Ricks, and Susan Seckel for their help in organizing the convention;
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the participation in the 1999 meeting of all our exhibitors and especially those who have sponsored special events-–the French Cultural Services who co-sponsored the Exhibit Opening Reception with the AATF; the FIAP Jean Monnet which sponsored the Chapter Presidents’ Breakfast; Software World which sponsored the Chapter Treasurers Breakfast, eTRAV which sponsored the badges, and Petit Culturemedia which co-sponsored the keynote speaker;
  • expresses its gratitude to Steven Langlois who offered us the concert following the Monday luncheon;
  • to Gregg Siewert and Patrick Lobert and the Compagnie des Missourables for the Molière performance;
  • to Claudia Hommel for the cabaret performance; to Brad O’Hara for his marketing presentation to the Executive Council;
  • to Townsend Bowling and Adam Steg for their organization of the pre-conference Web workshop;
  • extends its special thanks and congratulations to Margaret Dess and Nora Phillips for their presentation on the Grand Concours and Allons en France.
  • extends its gratitude to former Vice-President Jacqueline Donnelly for her service to the AATF and for the excellent promotional materials which she developed for National French Week and congratulates her on the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Award to Bordeaux, France;
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the participation at the 1999 meeting of the following distinguished guests: François Nicoullaud, Directeur général de la Coopération internationale et du développement and Madame, Jean-François Georgy, Chargé de mission au Ministère des affaires étrangères; Pierre Buhler, Conseiller culturel à l’Ambassade de France à New York; Charles Barrière, Attaché culturel à l’Ambassade de France à New York; Didier Rousselière, Attaché culturel adjoint au Consulat de France à Chicago; É Sacher, Attaché linguistique à l’Ambassade de France à New York; Emmanuelle Guillant, assistante de M. Barrière à New York; Adam Steg, Attaché audiovisuel au Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans; Françoise Cloutier de la Direction des États-Unis au Ministère des relations internationales du Québec; Tim Rogus, Attaché aux affaires publiques au Bureau commercial du Québec à Chicago.

Be it also resolved that the Executive Council on behalf on the membership:

  • congratulates the following 1999 AATF award winners: Best Treasurers of the Year: Lorna Wingate from the Maryland Chapter (large chapter) and Jill McCormick from the Western New York Chapter (small chapter). Since this is the last year that the Best Treasurer Award will be awarded, Honorable Mention was given to two treasurers from larger chapters: Jolene Lichtenwalner from New Jersey and Rosanna Moakley from Eastern Massachusetts and to one treasurer from a small chapter: Mary Gutermuth of the East Texas Chapter; outstanding National French Contest Administrators of the year: Marlene Manela (NJ) and Elaine Kay Shumway (Northwest IN); AATF National Teachers of the Year: Janet Doner from Pennsylvania (Post-Secondary) and Bénédicte Retrou-Weissman from Alabama (Secondary); Ludwig Scholarship Winners: Kim Horton (Arizona) and Noëlle Rouxel (Vermont)
  • conveys heartfelt thanks to Jean-Pierre Piriou on the completion of his term as Vice-President;
  • enthusiastically applauds Jayne Abrate and her staff, especially April Walsh who is celebrating her thirtieth year of service to the AATF.

Montreal, Quebec, July 23-26, 1998

The following motions were passed unanimously by the AATF Executive Council on July 21-22, 1998 and subsequently approved by the Assembly of Delegates on July 25, 1998.

It was moved:

  1. That the Executive Council agenda for the Montreal convention be approved.
  2. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the Nashville, TN convention, November 1997, be approved with minor corrections.
  3. That any employee who handles AATF funds be bonded at the expense of the Association.
  4. That the Executive Director be authorized to write a letter to the ACTFL Executive Board expressing the concerns of the AATF Executive Council regarding the contractual arrangements made for the Nashville Convention held jointly between AATF and ACTFL, November 1997.
  5. That the projected operating budget of $618,705 for FY99 be approved, including $20,000 for Joint National Committee for Languages, 10,000 FF for Fédération internationale des professeurs de français, $5000 for Small Grant Awards, and $1000 for each Commission.
  6. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President, 1999-2001 be adopted: Geraldine O’Neill and Marie-Christine Koop as candidates with Margaret Marshall as alternate.
  7. That the AATF Convention site for 2001 be Colorado Springs or Denver with Seattle as backup; that the AATF Convention site for 2002 be Boston or New York; that the AATF Convention site for 2003 be Martinique and Guadeloupe or Quebec City.
  8. That all those receiving an AATF internal award be members of AATF.
  9. That two new divisions–D (Block) and E (Modular) be added to the National French Contest effective 1999 in order to compensate for changes in instructional time modules instituted by many schools.
  10. That the AATF increase its monetary allocation for prizes from 26 cents up to 29 cents per student, based upon the previous year’s enrollment, effective with National French Contest 1999.
  11. That the following changes in the By-laws be adopted: (a-c)

    (a) By-Law II:5 Duties of the Officers–Editor of the French Review . . . the Editor shall determine, in consultation with the [Executive Council] Executive Director, the number of pages to be printed in each new volume of the French Review.

    (b) By-Law III:6 Elections–Election Rights

    6.(c) To be elected to office, a candidate must receive a [majority] plurality of the votes cast. [Eliminate rest of old paragraph which reads, "or fifty percent more votes than the runner-up ..."]

    (c) By-Law V:2 Finances–Compensation

    . . . The Editor, the Managing Editor, the Advertising Manager of the French Review [the Editor of any other AATF publications, and the directors of bureaux], the Editor of the National Bulletin, the Director of the National French Contest and his or her Assistants may receive compensation by action of the Executive Council. Each honorarium shall be determined individually and specified in writing prior to the beginning of the period of service.

  12. That 1200 pages be approved for Volume 73 (1999-2000) of the French Review.
  13. That the contracted service agreement (as amended) specifying a three-year term of service, compensation, duties, method of evaluation, renewal procedures, and conditions of termination be accepted as standard operating procedure for all honoraria recipients of AATF.
  14. That the following honoraria schedule be accepted for 1998 and for the three-year term of service 1999-2001:
    Editor-in Chief, French Review (Vol. 72) $13,000 (1998); $13,800 (1999-2001)
    Managing Editor, French Review (Vol. 72) $8000 (1998); $8500 (1999-2001)
    Advertising Manager, French Review (Vol. 72) 2000 + 5% ad revenue (1998-2001)
    Director, National French Contest $12,500 (1998); $13,000 (1999-2001)
    Editor, National Bulletin $3750 (1998); $4000 (1999-2001)
    Manager, Endowment Fund $1400 (1998); $1500 (1999-2001)
    Total $46,625 (+5% ads) (1998); $48,800 (+ 5% ads) (1999-2001)
  15. The Steering Committee unanimously moved that Ronald Tobin’s term as Editor of the French Review (1996-98, ending July 1, 1998) not be extended by one year and that Christopher Pinet be named Editor effective immediately. The new Editor will select a Managing Editor as soon as possible subject to approval of the Executive Council as polled by the Executive Director.
  16. Whereas Ronald Tobin has served with distinction for 3 years as Managing Editor and 12 years as Editor-in-Chief of the French Review, the Executive Council moved to extend to him its heartfelt gratitude for his outstanding service to the Association and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
  17. That Roch Carrier and Jacques Pécheur be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  18. That the AATF congratulate Sidney Teitelbaum, Lisa Narug, and Judy Johannessen for their outstanding work to foster the study of French through the 1998 Grand Concours and the Coupe du monde.
  19. That the AATF thank Judy Johannessen for representing the AATF in France for the Coupe du monde trip in such an exemplary manner.
  20. That the AATF congratulate Executive Director Jayne Abrate for her outstanding services to the AATF during her first year at the new National Headquarters.
  21. That the AATF make a policy statement endorsing the multilingual approach and the choice of a foreign language during K-12 programs.
  22. That $25,000 from the income of the Endowment Fund be set aside for promotional materials and projects to encourage the study of French.
  23. That the plan to mobilize retired teachers of French to help promote French in the U.S. be accepted.
  24. That the proposal for the Fête nationale de la Francophonie in November 1999 be accepted.
  25. That four new AATF Commissions be established, one each at the following levels: (a) middle school; (b) high school; (c) community college; and (d) university, and that each be funded at $1000 from the promotion of French funds.
  26. The following motion was passed unanimously by the Executive Council. Since it is a change to the Constitution itself, it will be published in the May 1999 issue of the French Review and voted on at the St. Louis convention.

    Article IV: Officers: Executive Council
    The officers of the Association shall be:

    OLD: the President, three Vice-Presidents, the Executive Director, the Editor and Managing Editor of the French Review, and the Regional Representatives, each selected for a term of three years; and the Immediate Past-President or President-Elect, as provided below; the Director of the National French Contest and the Editor of the National Bulletin. The foregoing officers shall constitute the Executive Council...

    NEW: the President, three Vice-Presidents, the Immediate Past-President or President-Elect (when in office). The foregoing officers, the Executive Director, the Regional Representatives, the Editor and Managing Editor of the French Review, the Director of the National French Contest, and the Editor of the National Bulletin, each selected for a term of three years, shall constitute the Executive Council...

    Same last sentence: the Immediate Past-President shall serve on the Executive Council one year following his or her term as President and shall be succeeded by the President-Elect one year prior to his or her assumption of that office.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its seventy-first Annual Meeting, held in Montreal, Quebec, from July 23-26, 1998 offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:

  • extends its appreciation to the Ministère des relations internationales du Québec, and especially to Louise Morin, Marie-Claude Delisle, Bernard Denault, and Michel Robitaille, for their significant support of the special issue of the French Review, the magnificent photo exhibit and posters, and for hosting a luncheon for the Executive Council;
  • expresses its gratitude to the French Cultural Service for their continued support and collaboration and for hosting a reception jointly with AATF;
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the participation in the 1998 meeting of the following distinguished guests:
    Myrna Delson-Karan, Gary Young, Ralph Hester, Michel Guillou, Marc Cheymol, Luc Martin, Bernard Moreau, Guilhène Maratier-Decléty, Camille Marchand, Philippe Barbaud, Marcel Danan, Maïr Verthuy, Lucie Lequin, Aimé Avolonto, Marie-Josée Roy, Marie-Josée Fortin, Danielle Gagnon, Arlette Niedoba, Huguette Lachapelle, Fabrice Jaumont, Olivier Bouin, Michel Domaine, and Jean-Pierre Van Deth;
  • as well as distinguished contemporary Quebec authors: Roch Carrier, Marie-Claire Blais, Louise Dupré, Madeleine Monette, and France Théoret.

Be it also resolved that the Executive Council of the AATF on behalf of the membership:

  • thanks Luc Martin and Marcel Danan for addressing the Executive Council;
  • congratulates the following 1998 AATF Award winners: Best Treasurers of the Year: Emily Wagner from the Philadelphia Chapter and Gisèle Zachary from Western Massachusetts; Outstanding National French Contest Administrators of the Year: Thomas Betts (CT) and Tucky Roger (OK); AATF National Teachers of the Year: Julie Maddox (KY), Nancy Gadbois (MA), and Bonnie Adair-Hauck (PA); Ludwig Scholarship Winners: Karen Kozlowski (NJ), Jennifer Lambert (VA), Ann Philipps (FL), and Christine Popowski (IL).
  • conveys heartfelt thanks to Bernard Petit on the completion of his term as Vice-President and to Rosanne Simon who finishes her term as Regional Representative.
  • recognizes the outstanding contributions of Ronald Tobin at the end of his term as Editor in Chief of the French Review.
  • expresses its sincere thanks and best wishes to Albert Valdman at the end of his term as President and Past-President.
  • thanks Robert Lipton and Catherine Piriou for their help in preparing materials and working at registration.
  • applauds Jayne Abrate and her staff, April Walsh and Xuemei Chen, for their excellent planning of the 1998 Convention.

Nasvhille, November 20-23, 1997

The following motions were passed by the Executive Council on November 18-19, 1997 and subsequently approved by the Delegate Assembly on November 23, 1997.

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the Lyon, France, July 1997, be approved with minor corrections.
  2. That the Executive Council agenda for the Nashville meeting be approved with several additions.
  3. That for the selection of AATF/French Cultural Service Summer Scholarship recipients for 1998 and beyond, there be a National Committee chaired by the senior Vice-President of AATF which will receive the applications ranked by the Regional Representatives. Selection will be made from the candidates who have completed the application form and have 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the Chapter President. In the event the Chapter President is unable to write a letter, the third letter should come from another officer of the AATF. In the letters specific topics will be addressed, but no ranking will be made. At-large candidates will submit their applications directly to the National Committee.
  4. That a Committee of AATF members review the procedures for selection of the Teacher of the Year Award and report its recommendations to the Executive Director.
  5. That the projected operating budget of $644,777 for 1997-1998 be approved with some minor adjustments (includes $2000 for Small Grant Awards and a minimum of $1000 for each AATF Commission).
  6. That $1000 of the projected operating budget be allocated to fund the travel expenses for an AATF representative to attend the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français/Commission Amérique du Nord meeting in Paris, summer 1998.
  7. That the funds allocated to Fédération internationale des professeurs de français for 1997 remain at 10,000 FF.
  8. That the annual contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies remain at $20,000 for 1997-1998 to be paid in two equal installments.
  9. That 1100 pages be approved for Vol. 71, 1997-98, of the French Review. That 1200 pages be approved for Vol. 72, 1998-1999, of the French Review.
  10. That a $500 honorarium be award to the Vice-President in charge of scholarships for 1996-97. In the future this policy will be discontinued.
  11. That honoraria for 1996-97 be awarded in the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $12,600
    Director, National French Contest $12,100
    Managing Editor, French Review $8000
    Advertising Manager, French Review $2000 + 5% of ad income
    Editor, National Bulletin $3750
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1400
    National Chairs (4), National French Contest $5295
    Total $45,145 (approximate)
  12. That the Steering Committee of the AATF review its policies for awarding honoraria and make recommendations for consideration and approval at the meeting in Montreal.
  13. That Bernard Moreau, Attaché linguistique à San Francisco, be named Honorary Member of the AATF.
  14. That Fred M. Jenkins, Executive Director Emeritus, be named Honorary Member of the AATF.
  15. That Rebecca Valette, Past-President, be named Honorary Member of the AATF.
  16. That Candide Soci, Attaché linguistique à New York, be awarded a plaque thanking him for his two years of service at the French Cultural Service.
  17. That regional prizes for National French Contest continue to be merged with national awards.
  18. That national winners in the National French Contest be defined as the first ten ranks or top 8% of winning students on a three-year trial basis beginning with the 1998 Contest.
  19. That the AATF Convention site for 1999 be St. Louis, MO.
  20. That the AATF Convention site for 2000 be Paris in conjunction with the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français meeting.
  21. That the current Task Force on the Promotion of French be transformed into a Commission for the Promotion of French.
  22. That the proposed position paper of the AATF Telematics and New Technologies Commission on the use of the Internet/Web in the French classroom be published and disseminated for members’ reactions.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF, on the occasion of its seventieth Annual Meeting, held in Nashville, TN from November 20-23, 1997, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:

  • extends its appreciation to ACTFL, its staff and the other cooperating organizations for providing us with the opportunity to meet jointly with all the other language associations in the country;
  • expresses its gratitude to the French Cultural Service for their continued support and collaboration, for persuading the Ambassador to attend and for hosting the reception;
  • gratefully appreciates the presence and participation of His Excellency François Bujon de l’Estang, Ambassador of France in the US;
  • acknowledges with appreciation the participation in the 1997 convention of the following distinguished guests; Barry Ancelet, Suzanne Dracius, Catherine Kerbrat-Orrechioni, Ahmadou Kourouma, Monique Lebrun, Felino Martínez, Peter Nelde, Éric Vincent;
  • offers thanks to the Agence de la Francophonie for its support of the Table Ronde session at the 1997 convention;
  • offers thanks to CERAN for providing funds for a scholarship and to the Hotel Queen Elizabeth in Montreal for making a door prize available;
  • thanks Lisa Narug, Rosalie Vermette, and April Walsh for so effectively running the AATF exhibit booth.

Be it also resolved that the Executive Council of the AATF on behalf of the membership:

  • acknowledges the dedicated support of Candide Soci of the French Cultural Service in New York during his brief but fruitful collaboration with the AATF, and welcomes his successor Charles Barrière.
  • congratulates the following 1997 AATF Award winners: outstanding Treasurers of the Year: Ruth Koizim (Connecticut Chapter) and Marcie Bushnell (Oregon Chapter); National French Contest administrators of the year: Josette Young (South Carolina) and Mary Arslanian (Suffolk, NY); AATF National Teachers of the Year: Virginia Gramer (elementary), Jo Ellen Sandburg (middle school level), and Donna Czarnecki (secondary level).
  • conveys heartfelt thanks to Jack Davis Brown on the completion of his three-year term as AATF Representative for the Southeast Region.
  • recognizes the outstanding contributions and service of Michèle Shockey during her two terms as Vice-President and two terms as Regional Representative for the Pacific Region.
  • extends most sincere gratitude to outgoing President Albert Valdman for his exemplary leadership and creative initiative as President of AATF.
  • gratefully recognizes the 18 outstanding years of service of Fred Jenkins upon his retirement as Executive Director.
  • thanks Lisa Narug for her six years of dedicated service to the organization as outgoing Administrative Assistant.
  • enthusiastically welcomes Jayne Abrate as incoming Executive Director and congratulates her for facilitating a smooth transition and for effectively planning the 1997 convention.

Lyon, France, July 15-18, 2996

The following motions were passed by the Executive Council on July 13-14 and subsequently approved by the Delegate Assembly on July 17, 1996.

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the San Antonio convention, July 1995, be approved with minor corrections.
  2. That Jayne Abrate of Southern Illinois University be appointed Executive Director beginning Aug. 15, 1997 for a three-year term.
  3. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President, 1997-1999, be adopted: Alain Ranwez and Jean-Pierre Piriou as candidates.
  4. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for President 1998-2000, be adopted: Margot Steinhart and Gladys Lipton as candidates.
  5. That 1100 pages be approved for Vol. 70, 1996-1997, of the French Review.
  6. That Christopher Pinet be named Managing Editor of the French Review for a three-year term, 1996-99.
  7. That the funds allocated to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français for 1996 remain at 10,000 FF.
  8. That the annual contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies be increased to $20,000 for 1996-1997.
  9. That honoraria for 1995-96 be awarded in the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $12,000
    Director, National French Contest $11,500
    Managing Editor, French Review $7000
    Advertising Manager, French Review $2000 + 5% of ad income
    Editor, National Bulletin $3500
    Chair, Test Development, National French Contest $1850
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1300
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1300
    Assistants, National French Contest (4) $2950
    Director, Summer Scholarships $500
    TOTAL $45,400 (approximate)
  10. That Jean-Noël Rey be named Honorary Member of the AATF.
  11. That Alain Rey be named Honorary Member of the AATF
  12. That $5000 be made available to the Small Grants Awards program for 1997.
  13. That $1000 be allocated for 1996-97 to each AATF Commission, budget permitting, with the stipulation that the Steering Committee may allocate additional funds as necessary.
  14. That a new Commission on Articulation be created.
  15. That the funds available for National French Contest prizes remain at $.26/student for 1997, based on 1996 enrollment figures.
  16. That national winners in the National French Contest be defined as the first eight ranks for 1997.
  17. That national winner in the National French Contest be limited to Divisions A and B.

San Antonio, July 13-16, 1995

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the Quebec Convention, July 1994, be approved with minor corrections.
  2. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President (1996-98) be adopted: Townsend Bowling and Bernard Petit as candidates.
  3. That Ronald Tobin, Editor-in-Chief of the French Review, be reappointed to a three-year term, 1996-98.
  4. That national computer scoring of Le Grand Concours continue for 1996 and 1997.
  5. That for a two-year trial period, 1996-1998, the funds formerly allocated for Regional and National Prizes of the National French Contest be merged to provide more substantial awards at the national level.
  6. That at the expiration of the present term (1997), the AATF hire a full-time Executive Director.
  7. That the Past-President remain as a member of the Executive Council through 1996.
  8. That the cost of the National French Contest exams for students of non-AATF members be increased from $2.30 to $2.50.
  9. That 1100 pages be approved for Vol. 69 (1995-96) of the French Review.
  10. That funds for the Task Force on the Promotion of French be available from the Fund for the Future up to a maximum of $10,000.
  11. That $5000 be allotted to all AATF Commissions for 1995-96. Budget permitting, the Steering Committee may allot additional funds as necessary.
  12. That Honoraria for 1994-1995 be awarded in the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $11,000
    Director, National French Contest $10,500
    Editor, National Bulletin 3250
    Managing Editor, French Review $7000
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1150
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1,150
    National French Contest, Assistants (4) (Awards, Eligibility, FLES, Computer Operations) $2600
    Director, National French Contest Test Development $1800
    Director, Summer Scholarships $1600
    Advertising Manager, French Review (+ 5% of 1994-1995 Advertising income) $200
  13. That basic dues be increased from $35 to $45 effective with the 1997 membership year.

Quebec City, July 17-20, 1994

It was moved:

  1. That Philadelphia be the site of the 1997 Convention with Baltimore as alternate.
  2. That Lyon be the site of the 1996 Convention.
  3. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the San Diego Convention, July 1993, be approved with minor corrections.
  4. That By-Law III.5.a. applying to the election of Regional Representatives be modified to read as follows: "Nominees must be members in good standing in the AATF." (Note: existing wording eliminated at the end of this sentence "... and actively involved in the teaching profession.")
  5. That the Executive Director be reappointed to a three-year term, 1994-97.
  6. That the AATF agree to sponsor the French XX Bibliography, provided there is no financial obligation.
  7. That 1200 pages be approved for Vol. 68 (1994-1995) of the French Review.
  8. That a new AATF logo, with possible modifications, be adopted by January 1995.
  9. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President (1995-1997) be adopted: Michèle Shockey and Fernande Wagman as candidates.
  10. That candidates for election be restricted to mailing a single campaign at their own expense, with the possibility of obtaining a list of addresses from National Headquarters.
  11. That the AATF form a National Task Force for the promotion of the study of French, composed of a Coordinator, and Chapter Coordinators.
  12. That the cost of the National French Contest exams be increased to $1.15 for AATF members and $2.30 for non-members, in order to cover the expenses of national computer scoring.
  13. That the Executive Council express thanks to the members of the Cultural Competence Commission for their pioneering work and stimulus for national debate on culture. The Executive Council thanks the members of the Commission and agrees in principle that now is the time of the publication of a 4-page insert in the National Bulletin, with changes in style, format, and clarity. It values and appreciates the Commission’s work and it looks forward to continuing efforts to break new ground.
  14. That financial support of the following activities begin or continue at the amounts indicated:
    Fédération internationale des professeurs de français,10,000 FF
    Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, $16,800
    Small Grants Awards Program, $4000
    NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) membership, $2,626
    ACR (Alliance for Curriculum Reform) membership, $187
    National French Contest Regional Prizes, $.26 per student enrolled in the 1994 Contest.
    AATF ongoing Commissions: Cultural Competence $2700
    FLES* $5000
    French for Business & Economic Purposes $500
    Professional Teaching Standards $9900
    Student Standards $500
    Telematics $1230
  15. The Honoraria for 1993-94 be awarded in the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $11,000
    Director, National French Contest $10,500
    Editor, National Bulletin $3250
    Managing Editor, French Review $7000
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1150
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1150
    National French Contest, Assistants (4) (Awards, Eligibility, FLES, Computer Operations) $2600
    Director, National French Contest Test Development $1800
    Director, Summer Scholarships $1600
    Advertising Manager, French Review $2000 + 5% of 1993-94 advertising income

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF on the occasion of its sixty-seventh Annual Meeting held in Quebec City from July 17-20, 1994 offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:

  • MM. Robert Russell and Claude Vaillancourt, Conseiller, Ministère des affaires internationales, de l’immigration et des communautés culturelles, Gouvernement du Québec, for their support of our entire convention;
  • M. le Doyen Dinh Ngoc Nguyen de l’Université Laval for his welcoming remarks at our Plenary Session;
  • M. Claude Poirier de l’Université Laval for his most interesting presentation on the French language at our Plenary Session;
  • M. Marcel Tremblay de l’École des langues vivantes de l’Université Laval and President of the Association québécoise des écoles de français, for his efforts on our behalf and in particular for organizing the entertainment at our Awards Banquet;
  • Mmes Diane Huot, Raymonde Coulombe, and M. André Crochetière de l’École des langues vivantes de l’Université Laval, for their excellent organization and execution of our many cultural and touristic events;
  • M. Robert Bourassa, President of the Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde, for his cooperation with the AATF, both at this meeting and at future AQEFLS conventions;
  • M. Jacques Duhaime of Radio-Québec for organizing a special Dictée des Amériques for our members and for obtaining prizes from les Dictionnaires Robert;
  • M. Bernard Moreau, Attaché linguistique, Service culturel français à San Francisco, for his continuing efforts at promoting Minitel and an informational electronic network for French teachers in the US;
  • M. François Barras, Chef de la section culturelle, Ambassade de Suisse, for once again representing an important Francophone area at our meeting;
  • The Quebec Program Committee, consisting of Chair Rebecca Valette and of Sub-chairs Michèle Shockey and Albert Valdman, for a top rate program;
  • Our many presenters, session chairs, and workshop leaders for the excellent contributions;
  • The seven AATF Commission Chairs and Co-Chairs who make regular reports at our annual meetings and who serve without compensation: Townsend Bowling, Maurice Elton, Barbara Freed, Allan Grundstrom, Conni Hofeldt, Gladys Lipton, Sally Magnan, and Howard Nostrand;
  • Our 53 private and commercial exhibitors, some of whom came from as far as France especially for this meeting;
  • The staff of Loews Le Concorde for its excellent support of our many events, and to all those whose presence and support contributed to a successful 1994 Convention.

San Diego, July 4-7, 1993

Motions passed by the Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the Strasbourg Convention, July 1992, be approved.
  2. That the following By-Laws revision be approved:

    By-Law I.4: The Executive Council may approve joint memberships with other foreign language associations. Dues for this category shall be established by agreement with interested associations.

    Present By-Law I.4. through I.8 to be renumbered as I.5 through I.9.

  3. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for President and Vice-President for the Fall 1993 Elections be approved.
  4. That 1200 pages be approved for Volume 67 (1993-1994) of the French Review.
  5. That Leona LeBlanc be named Managing Editor of the French Review for a term of three years (1993-1995).
  6. That the AATF financial support of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français be maintained at 10,000 FF for 1994.
  7. That the 1993 contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages in Washington, DC be maintained at $16,000.
  8. That the funding of the AATF Small Grants program be maintained at $4000 for 1994.
  9. That 1993 Honoraria be maintained at or increased to the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $10,500
    Director, National French Contest $10,000
    Editor, AATF National Bulletin $3100
    Managing Editor, French Review $6700
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1100
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1100
    National French Contest Assistants (4) $2150
    National French Contest Test Development $1700
    Director, Summer Scholarships $1500
  10. That the President’s term be reduced from 6 years to 5 years (one as President-Elect, three as President, and one as Past-President).
  11. That the Editor of the AATF National Bulletin be a member of the Executive Council.
  12. That the AATF Summer Institute continue, on the condition that it receive favorable reviews from the participants.
  13. That funding for the AATF Culture Commission be set at $4700 for 1994.
  14. That funding for the AATF FLES* Commission be maintained at $5000 for 1994.
  15. That funding for the AATF Professional Standards Commission be increased to $4800 for 1994.
  16. That funding for the AATF Student Standards Commission be set at $2900 for 1994.
  17. That funding for the AATF Telematics Commission be maintained at $2500 for 1994.
  18. That a computer scoring of the National French Contest pilot of approximately 12,000 students take place in 1994.
  19. That the number of national and regional winners of the National French Contest be increased from the first seven to the first eight places.
  20. That the Regional prize money allocated per participant in the National French Contest be increased from $0.20 to $0.22 based on the previous year’s enrollment.
  21. That the recommendations of the Committee on Honorary Members be approved.
  22. That the AATF Annual Convention, 1995, be held in San Antonio, TX.

That the following resolutions of the Executive Council be adopted:

Be it resolved that the AATF on the occasion of its sixty-sixth Annual Meeting, held in San Diego from July 4-7, 1993, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:

  • M. Philippe Reliquet, Conseiller culturel près de l’Ambassade de France, for his informative address at our opening plenary session.
  • Mme Régine Thomas, Chargée de mission à la Direction des relations culturelles, scientifiques et techniques, and newly-elected Honorary Member, for her long-standing support of the creation of an AATF Minitel network.
  • M. Jean-Pierre Évain, Chargé de mission au service des communications du Quai d’Orsay, for his additional support of the same system.
  • M. Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique, Service culturel français, New York, and newly-elected Honorary Member, for his continuous support of the AATF scholarship program and other AATF projects over the last five years.
  • M. Bernard Moreau, Attaché linguistique, Service culturel français à San Francisco, for his close involvement with the AATF Minitel projects and his role in the introduction of the DELF/DALF exams to the U.S.
  • M. Jean-Noël Rey, former Attaché culturel adjoint in Chicago and now of the Université de Nancy, for his invaluable assistance with the projected AATF promotional video.
  • M. François Barras, Chef de la section culturelle, Ambassade de Suisse, for representing an important Francophone area at our meeting.
  • M. Patrice Lafleur, Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles, for his efforts in keeping Quebec in the forefront of this convention.
  • M. Robert Russell, Conseiller, Ministère des affaires internationales, Gouvernement du Québec, for helping us bring Pascal Normand to this meeting.
  • M. Pascal Normand, chanteur extraordinaire, for his fascinating talk and concert at the Awards Banquet.
  • Sterling Haig, former President, longtime Editor of the French Review, and newly-elected Honorary Member, for his 20 years of service on the Executive Council.
  • Ray Tourville, Regional Representative VII, for his six years of dedicated service to the AATF in the Midwest, including terms as both President and Treasurer of our largest chapter, Chicago/Northern Illinois.
  • Harriet Stone, retiring Managing Editor of the French Review, for her three years of untiring efforts at perfecting our principal publication.
  • The San Diego Program Committee, consisting of Chair Rebecca Valette and Sub-Chairs Michèle Shockey, Ronald Tobin, and Albert Valdman for a superb program.
  • Our many presenters and session chairs for their excellent contributions.
  • The seven AATF Commission Chairs who make regular reports at our annual meetings and who serve without compensation: Gilles Bousquet, Townsend Bowling, Barbara Freed, Allan Grundstrom, Gladys Lipton, Sally Magnan, Howard Nostrand, and Michèle Shockey.
  • The Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University, represented by Gail Robinson and Honorine Nocon, for organizing the pre-convention workshop.
  • Our 29 private and commercial exhibitors, some of whom came from as far as France especially for this meeting.
  • Harcourt, Brace & Co. and its representative, Jim Harmon, for the major support of our two social events on Monday evening.
  • The staff of the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina for their excellent support of our any event.
  • And to all those whose presence and support contributed to a successful

Strasbourg, July 18-23, 1992

Motions passed by the Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the Minneapolis Convention, July 1991, be approved as amended and corrected.
  2. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President for the Fall 1992 Elections be approved.
  3. That a centralized Computer Scoring Center take effect for the 1994 National French Contest. The cost for the answer sheets and scoring to be included in the cost of the exams; recommendations and bids to be submitted by the Director of the National French Contest to the Executive Council by December 1, 1992; the Executive Council to vote on final implementation by February 1, 1993.
  4. That the Director of the National French Contest continue to award medals, instead of plaques.
  5. That the cost for the National French Contest exams be raised from $0.85 to $0.95 for the 1993 National French Contest to cover anticipated price increases.
  6. That the "Bradley Factor" be implemented uniformly in the awarding of national and regional prizes for the National French Contest.
  7. That Ronald Tobin be reappointed as Editor in Chief of the French Review for a term of three years, 1993-1995.
  8. That 1200 pages be approved for volume 66 (1992-1993) of the French Review.
  9. That Douglas Cardwell be named Managing Trustee of the Endowment Fund.
  10. That three categories of Voluntary contributions be established to facilitate the creation of an AATF Scholarship Fund, at the following levels: Contributing: $50-$74, Sustaining: $75-$99, Patron: $100 and more.
  11. That the AATF financial support of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français be increased to 10,000 FF for 1993.
  12. That the 1993 contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages in Washington, DC be maintained at $16,000.
  13. That the funding of the AATF Small Grants program be maintained at $4,000 for 1993.
  14. That the maximum amount for the Small Grant Award be raised from $350 to $500.
  15. That funding for the AATF Telematics Commission be maintained at $2500 for 1993.
  16. That funding for the AATF Proficiency Commission be set at $2000 for 1993; Funding beyond this amount to be considered by the Steering Committee upon submission of a written request from the Commission Chair.
  17. That funding for the AATF FLES* Commission be maintained at $5000 for 1993.
  18. That funding for the AATF Professional Standards Commission be maintained at $2000 for 1993.
  19. That 1992 Honoraria be maintained at or increased to the following amounts:
    Editor, French Review $9,500
    Director, National French Contest $9000
    Editor, National Bulletin $2800
    Managing Editor, French Review $6100
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1000
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1000
    National French Contest Assistants $1400
    National French Contest Test Development $1650
    Director, Summer Scholarships $1500
  20. 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-fifth Annual Convention, held in Strasbourg, July 18-23, 1992, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that made important contributions to the general success of the meeting:

  • Gilbert Hadey, Secrétaire général, Association Alsace-Etats-Unis, for his excellent work in the planning and coordination of the conference;
  • Jean-Dominique Heyl, Président, Association Alsace-États-Unis;
  • l’Association Alsace-États-Unis;

For the joint opening session (AATF/AATG) at the Council of Europe.

  • Catherine La Lumière, Présidente du Conseil de l’Europe, for her gracious invitation;
  • Maitland Stobart, Directeur adjoint de l’enseignement, de la culture et du sport du Conseil de l’Europe, for his address;
  • Anthony Giovanazzi, member of the Modern Language Project, Council of Europe, for his presentation;
  • Joel Sheils, advisor in the Modern Language Section, Council of Europe, for his presentation;
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, President AATG, Helene Zimmer-Loew, Executive Director for AATG, and all AATG participants.

For the plenary session at the Palais des congrès:

  • Jacky Simon, Conseiller technique au secrétariat d’état à la Francophonie et aux relations culturelles;
  • Albert Hamm, Doyen, Institut de langues et Vice-Président de l’Université des sciences humaines de Strasbourg;
  • Claude Truchot, Adjoint au maire de Strasbourg, chargé des relations internationales;
  • Bernard Cerquiglini, Délégué général à la langue française;
  • Jean-Pierre Évain, Chargé de mission aux services de communications du Quai d’Orsay, responsable du project France-Monde;
  • Régine Thomas, Chargée de mission à la Direction des relations culturelles, scientifiques et techniques, et son équipe;
  • France Télécom;

Strasbourg Promotion Evénements;

  • Catherine Tasca, Secrétaire d’état à la Francophonie et aux relations culturelles;
  • Marcel Rudloff, Président, Comité régional du tourisme;
  • Daniel Hoeffel, Président, Conseil général du Bas Rhin;
  • Jean-Jacques Weber, Président, Conseil général du Haut Rhin;
  • le Conseil régional de l’Alsace;
  • François Forstmann, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles;
  • Catherine Trautmann, Maire de la ville de Strasbourg;
  • E. Gerrer, Maire de la ville de Colmar;
  • Association régionale des enseignants de français langue étrangère (AREFLE)
  • Le Printemps;
  • Joseph Pouvatchy, Directeur adjoint, Institut international d’études françaises, Université des sciences humaines de Strasbourg;
  • Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique du Service culturel à New York, for his continuous active interest in and support of the AATF;
  • The Government of France for its fifteen summer scholarships for study in France;
  • Ruth Paine Edgerton for her four years as Managing Trustee of the AATF Endowment Fund;
  • George Gauthier, retiring Regional Representative VI, for his six years of distinguished service to the AATF.
  • David Long, retiring Regional Representative VIII, for his three years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • And to all those whose presence and support contributed to a successful 1992 convention.

Minneapolis, July 3-6, 1991

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the New Orleans Convention, July 1990, be approved as amended and corrected.
  2. That funding for the AATF FLES* Commission be maintained at $5000 for 1991-92.
  3. hat funding for the AATF Telematics Commission be set at $2500 for 1991-92.
  4. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President for the Fall 1991 election be approved.
  5. That two new awards be established to honor the best National French Contest Administrator of the Year, one for large Chapters (1000 or more students enrolled), one for smaller chapters (under 1000), the awards to be a plaque and a check for $100.
  6. That Albert H. Wohlers Co. be named broker of record for AATF insurance policies effective immediately, replacing James Group Insurance of Chicago.
  7. That 1200 pages be approved for the French Review Vol. 65 (1991-1992).
  8. That basic AATF dues be increased from $27-$35, effective January 1, 1992.
  9. That AATF financial support for the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français be maintained at 7000 FF for 1992.
  10. That funding for the AATF Summer Scholarship program be maintained at $13,500 for 1992.
  11. That additional funding of $1000 be made available to the AATF Small Grants program for a total of $2000 for 1992 (Note: $1000 remains unused from 1991.)
  12. That funding for the Professional Standards Commission for 1991-92 be set at $2000, contingent upon passing the proposed 1992 dues increase. Funding beyond this amount will be considered by the Steering Committee later in the fiscal year.
  13. That the 1992 contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages in Washington, DC, be maintained at $15,000.
  14. That National French Contest prize money allocated to the Regional Representatives be increased from $.15 per enrolled student to $.20, contingent upon passing the proposed 1992 dues increase.
  15. That Fred Jenkins be reappointed Executive Director for a term of three years 1992-1994.
  16. That 1991 AATF honoraria be maintained at their current (1990) levels, as follows:
    Editor, French Review $8500
    Director, National French Contest Test Development $1500
    Managing Editor, French Review $5500
    Editor, National Bulletin $200
    Director, National French Contest $8000
    Other National French Contest Staff (3) $1100
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1000
    Director, Summer Scholarships $100
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1000
    For a total of $30,200

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

Be is resolved that the AATF on the occasion of its sixty-fourth Annual Convention, held in Minneapolis from July 3-6, 1991, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • M. Jacques Soppelsa, Conseiller culturel adjoint des Services culturels français à New York, for his address at the opening session;
  • M. Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique des services culturels français à New York, for his continuous active interest in and support of the AATF;
  • M. Jean-Noël Rey, Attaché linguistique du service culturel français à Chicago, for the same;
  • Messieurs Fernand et Michel Robidoux, chanteurs québécois, for their concert Wednesday evening;
  • The Minnesota Chapter of the AATF, Barbara Anderson, incoming President;
  • Dr. Patricia Cummins, retiring Vice-President of the AATF, for her six years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Dr. Douglas Cardwell, retiring Regional Representative for Region V, for his six years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Mme Lydie Haenlin, retiring Regional Representative for Region III, for her three years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Dr. Robert Smawley, retiring President of the Société honoraire de français, for his many years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • The Government of France, for their thirty summer scholarships for study in France;
  • The Government of Quebec, for their ten summer scholarships for study in Quebec;
  • The Ministry of International Affairs of Quebec for support of the Robidoux concert and for sending an AATF Representative to the AQEFLS convention;
  • The Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter of the AATF and the Services culturels français for the development of the "Why Study French?" flyer;
  • The French Government, Minitel Service Company, and Community Link for their support of Minitel projects;
  • The staff of the Marriott Hotel City Center, Minneapolis;
  • And to all those whose presence and support contributed to a successful 1991 convention.

New Orleans, July 2-5, 1990

Motions passed by the AATF Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings in Paris, July 1989, be approved.
  2. That the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for President and Vice-President of the AATF, election 1990, be approved.
  3. That the annual budget for on-site visits of the FLES/FLEX Commission, chaired by Gladys Lipton, be increased for 1990-1991 from $4000 to $5000.
  4. That the travel grant for each Summer Scholarship winner be increased from $300 to $400 for 1991, with the additional possibility of $100 for each formateur upon the documented completion of two post-scholarship workshops.
  5. That all applications for summer scholarships require the submission of a brief recorded tape of the applicant’s spoken French, and that part or parts of the written application include a French component, and that the final selection process should involve a telephone conversation in French between the candidate and the Regional Representative.
  6. That the AATF contribution to Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies for 1990-91 be increased to $15,000 from the current level of $14,000.
  7. That the revised National French Contest specifications for levels 01-5, as discussed in detail by the Executive Council, be in effect for 1991-1995.
  8. That the following recommendations of the Study Eligibility Placement Chairman be approved: The Division concept should not be changed. Level 01 shall be limited to grades 7-8. Contest Administration shall be restricted to the current 7 levels, FLES-Level 5. That the minutes-per-week category shall no longer be among the criteria for level or division placement. That eligibility shall depend upon total years studied. That, with respect to Level 01, students otherwise eligible for Level 01 who have prior classroom study of French for one year or less, shall be in Division A; students with prior classroom study of more than one year shall be placed in Division B.
  9. That the tape and mailing charges of the National French Contest be maintained at 1990 levels, and that the per-test fee be increased by five cents to 85 cents.
  10. That students of both members and non-members of the AATF continue to be eligible to sit for the National French Contest, and that the Director report annually in this regard; and that the fees for students of non-members shall be twice the members’ fees, with a 25 cent rebate to the Chapter to compensate for additional accounting procedures.
  11. That the prize money for the National French Contest allocated to Regional Representatives be increased from 13 cents to 15 cents per student.
  12. That Harriet Stone be appointed to the position of Managing Editor of the French Review for a term of three years.
  13. That the number of pages allotted to the French Review remain at 1200 for Volume 64.
  14. That the total amount allocated for the AATF Small Grants award be increased from $1000 to $2000 for 1991, with the added stipulation that all requests be accompanied by documented proof of an attempt to obtain matching chapter funds, and that two Vice-Presidents of the AATF assist the Executive Director in the selection process.
  15. That the AATF’s annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français continue at the current rate of 7000 FF.
  16. That the following recommendations of the Subcommittee on Honoraria be accepted for 1989-1990, representing an increase of $3850 over the 1988-1989 total:
    Editor, French Review $8500
    Managing Editor, French Review $5500
    Editor, National Bulletin $2500
    Director, National French Contest $8000
    Director of National French Contest Test Development $1500
    Other Staff, National French Contest $1100
    Director, Summer Scholarship Program $1100
    Managing Trustee, Endowment Fund $1000
    Director, Realia Exhibits $1000

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-third Annual Convention, held in New Orleans, July 2-5, 1990, offer its gratitude and deep appreciation to:

  • Didier Destremau, Consul général de France à la Nouvelle Orléans, for his welcoming remarks at our opening session, July 2;
  • Michel Orlano, Conseiller culturel adjoint près l’Ambassade de France à Washington, for his address at the opening session;
  • Philippe Albou, Attaché culturel près l’Ambassade de France à Washington, for his address at the opening session;
  • Claude Kieffer, Attaché linguistique près l’Ambassade de France à New York, for his continuous active interest in and support of the AATF;
  • Annette Tamuy, Attachée linguistique détachée à Baton Rouge, for her outstanding help in organizing our joint convention;
  • Bernard Géenen, Représentant de la Communauté française de Belgique et Directeur de l’Association Wallonie-Bruxelles, for his official patronage of our convention;
  • Régent Cabana, Délégué du Québec en Louisiane, for his official patronage of our convention;
  • Carol Lazarro-Weis, President of the Louisiana Chapter of the AATF, and Sophie Gasser, Secretary-Treasurer of the Louisiana Chapter, for their indispensable help;
  • Edouard Glissant, Directeur du Centre d’études françaises et francophones de Louisiana State University for his most "transparent" and poetic address at the opening session, July 2;
  • Robert Lafayette, French Education Project of Louisiana State University, for his close cooperation with the AATF in organizing this joint meeting;
  • Claire Kramsch, Cornell University, for her exceptional participation and plenary session address in this convention;
  • Philip Stewart, Past-President of the AATF, for his distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Ann Harrison, Vice-President of the AATF, for her continuous efforts in promoting the AATF over the last six years;
  • Josette Smith, Past Vice-President of the AATF, for her outstanding work in organizing summer scholarships;
  • David O’Connell, Past Managing Editor of the French Review, for his untiring contribution to the Review;
  • Karen Dorsch, Regional Representative for Region II for her six years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Biruta Cap, Past Regional Representative for Region IV, for her three years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • Michèle Shockey, Regional Representative for Region IX, for her six years of distinguished service to the AATF;
  • The Government of France, for their 30 summer scholarships for study in France;
  • The Government of Quebec for their 10 summer scholarship for study in Quebec;
  • The organizers, presenters, and moderators of the convention sessions;
  • And to all those whose presence and support contributed to a successful 1990 convention.

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