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MOTIONS PASSED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND DELEGATE ASSEMBLY 2000 TO 2009

San Jose, California, July 5-8, 2009

It was moved:

  1. That the agenda for the 82nd annual convention in San Jose be approved.
  2. That the minutes from the 81st annual convention in Liege be approved.
  3. That the agenda for the 82nd annual convention in San Jose be amended to move the discussion of Strategic Planning to Wednesday morning.
  4. That Catherine Pétillon, French Embassy in the U.S., Felino Martínez, Alliance française de Cuba, and Yanick Godbout, Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles, be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  5. That the AATF Strategic Plan be adopted as a working document.
  6. That the proposal for realigning the AATF regional structure be approved.
  7. That Edward Ousselin be named Editor in Chief of the French Review for a three-year term (Volume 84-86).
  8. That Michel Gueldry be named Managing Editor of the French Review for a three-year term (Volume 84-86).
  9. That Ann Sunderland be named Advertising Manager of the French Review for a three-year term (Volume 84-86).
  10. That Jane Black Goepper’s term as Editor of the National Bulletin be renewed for a three-year term (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013).
  11. That Steven Daniell (Texas) and Jacki Williams-Jones (Southern California) be approved as candidates for AATF Vice-President (2010-2012), with Rebecca Fox (Virginia) as alternate.
  12. That Madeline Turan (Nassau New York) and Abbe Guillet (Central New York) be approved as candidates for AATF Region II Representative (2010-2012) (formerly Regions I & III) with Dora Polachek (Central New York) as alternate.
  13. That John Fields (Florida) and Catherine Danielou (Alabama) be approved as candidates for AATF Region IV Representative (2010-2012) (formerly Region V), with Anne-Françoise Wackenhut (Alabama) as alternate.
  14. That the cost of the AATF Membership Directory be raised to $7.50.
  15. The foreign AATF members may elect to receive the National Bulletin electronically or receive a paper copy for a $20 additional charge to cover mailing costs.
  16. That Jane Romer and Alan Singerman be named trustees of the AATF Endowment Fund.
  17. That Chicago be the site of the 2012 AATF Convention.
  18. That selected proceedings from the 2010 AATF Convention in Philadelphia be produced for dissemination on-line.
  19. That Jayne Abrate's term as Executive Director be renewed for a three-year term (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013. The Executive Council will conduct reviews of the Executive Director on a regular basis.
  20. That the proposed budget for FY 2010 be approved, including
    $22,000 dues for JNCL-NCLIS
    $5000 (est.) dues for the FIPF
    $1500 Walter Jensen Scholarship
    $5000 for Small Grants
    $5000 for National French Week Grants
    $10,000 for National French Week
    $60,000 (est.) in Honoraria
    $6500 - $500 each for Commissions
    $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund to cover release time for the Editor in Chief of the French Review for the coming academic year.
    $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund to cover the cost of a French intern for technology, if needed
  21. That the resolutions be adopted.
  22. That the agenda for the 2009 Assembly of Delegates be approved as amended.
  23. That the meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 82nd annual meeting held in San Jose, California from July 2-5, 2009 offer their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • welcomes Steven Daniell, Vice-President, to the Executive Council, welcomes William Thompson, Vice-President, Gregg Siewert, Region VII Representative, and Anne Jensen, Region IX Representative, to second terms, welcomes Joyce Beckwith, Region II Representative, to another term, and welcomes Ann Sunderland to the Executive Council as President-Elect.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, the Ministère des Relations internationales du Quebec, the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, the Maison de France, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, CERAN Lingua US, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO)
  • thanks the dignitaries present at the opening ceremony: Monsieur Denis Turcotte, Délégué général du Québec à Los Angeles, and Monsieur Pierre-François Mourier, Consul général de France à San Francisco.
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, Michel Robitaille, Président-Directeur-Général du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, and AATF Honorary Member;
  • expresses special thanks to members of the local committee: Anne Jensen, Region IX Representative, Pat Nakashima, Anne-Marie Lemoine, Helene Chan, Jacqui Kandell, Barbara Vinolus, Clotilde Gres, and Muriel Von Stein.
  • thanks to our guest speakers: Alain Braun, Université de Mons Hainaut et membre honoraire de l'AATF, Jean-Pierre Cuq, Président de la Fédération internationale des Professeurs de français, Felino Martínez Alvarez, Alliance française de la Havane, Association des Linguistes de Cuba, and Manfred Overmann, Université des Sciences éducatives de Ludwigsburg (Allemagne)
  • expresses thanks to Homer Sutton for organizing the 2009 Book Club.
  • expresses thanks to Marie-Simone Pavlovich for organizing the Dictée.
  • thanks the Centre de la Francophone des Amériques for organizing a semi-plenary session and offers special thanks to the authors who participated in the round table discussion: Johanne Gaudet, Directrice général de Communication-Jeunesse, Martine Noël-Maw, auteure de la Saskatchewan, Nicole Cage-Florentiny, auteure de la Martinique, and Françoise Lepage, auteure de l’Ontario.
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Wynne Wong, Managing Editor, for the special May 2009 issue of the French Review on pedagogy.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Robert Peckham, Suzanne Hendrickson, Janel Lafond-Paquin, Denise McCracken, Brenda Benzin, Patricia Cummins, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig, Eileen Angelini, Lora Lomicka Anderson, Marie-Christine Koop, Harriet Saxon, Rebecca Fox, and Susan Colville-Hall.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award JoAnn Chiet (NY), Rodney Taylor (PA), Barbara Barnett (PA), and Linda Quinn Allen (IA).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, James Lambert (New Hampshire - Large Chapter) and Catherine Lochtefeld (Western NY - Small Chapter)
  • congratulates Beth Pierce (MS) winner of the 2009 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2009 winner Carol Townsend (NY), nominated by Mary Ellen Gianturco, and student winner Arin Liszka.
  • congratulations 2009 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Amy Degraff (VA) and thanks CERAN Lingua for sponsoring this award.
  • thanks the Alliance française and Rotary International for sponsoring grand prizes for winners of the 2008 Grand Concours.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Catherine Pétillon, Attachée de coopération éducative à l’Ambassade de France à Washington, Felino Martínez Alvarez, Alliance française de la Havane, Association des Linguistes de Cuba, and Yanick Godbout, Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles.
  • salutes and thanks David Graham. Region III Representative, for his dedication and service during his term on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2009.
  • salutes and thanks Michèle Bissière, Region V Representative, for her dedication and service during her term on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2009.
  • salutes and thanks Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief of the French Review, for his dedication and service during his terms on the Executive Council as Editor in Chief and, prior to that, Managing Editor, which will end on June 30, 2010.
  • salutes and thanks Wynne Wong, Managing Editor of the French Review, for her dedication and service during her term on the Executive Council which will end on June 30, 2010.
  • extends its appreciation to Marie-Christine Koop for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Darla Phoenix and Amy Hanson for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.

Last updated: July 9, 2009

Liège, Belgium, July 16-19, 2008

Motions passed by the Executive Council

It was moved:

  1. That the agenda for the 81st annual convention in Liege be approved.
  2. That the minutes from the 80th annual convention in Baton Rouge be approved.
  3. That the subscription price for the French Review be increased to $55 (domestic) and $65 (foreign) for Vol. 82 and Calendar Year 2009.
  4. That Alain Braun, Jean-Marie Klinkenberg, and Margot Steinhart be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  5. That William Thompson (Tennessee) and Deborah Stout (Ohio) be approved as candidates for AATF Vice-President (2009-2011).
  6. That Joyce Beckwith (Eastern Massachusetts) and Raymond Pelletier (Maine) be approved as candidates for AATF Region II Representative (2009-2011).
  7. That Gregg Siewert (Greater St. Louis) and Anita Alkhas (Wisconsin) be approved as candidates for AATF Region VII Representative (2009-2011) with Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz (Chicago/Northern Illinois) as alternate.
  8. That Anne Jensen (Northern California) and Harlan Fredenberg (Montana) be approved as candidates for AATF Region VIII Representative (2009-2011), with Elfie Manning (Nevada) as alternate.
  9. That Randa Duvick (Northwest Indiana) and Ann Sunderland (Greater Kansas City) be approved as candidates for President of the AATF for the term 2009 President-Elect, 2010-2012 President, and 2013 Past-President.
  10. That the AATF dues to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français for 2008 be corrected to account for increase in dues and exchange rate (approved by Steering Committee May 2008), approximately $4270.
  11. That the Executive Director be authorized to explore alternatives to the AP French Literature Exam.
  12. That the proposed budget for FY 2009 be approved, including
    $22,000 for JNCL-NCLIS
    $4270 (est.) for the FIPF
    $5000 for Small Grants
    $10,000 for National French Week
    $55,000 in Honoraria (est.)
    $6500 for Commissions
    $30,000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the PR Campaign
  13. That the resolutions be adopted.
  14. That the agenda for the 2008 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  15. That the meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 81st annual meeting held in Liege, Belgium from July 16-19, 2008 offer their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • welcomes Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, Vice-President, to the Executive Council and welcomes Alice Cataldi, Region IV Representative, Randa Duvick, Region VI Representative, and Jacqueline Thomas, Region VIII Representative, to second terms.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Province de Liège, Ville de Liège, SPI+, CERAN Lingua, Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et des Relations internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique et de la Région wallonne, Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, Webster University (MO)
  • offers our gratitude to Marie-Dominique Simonet, Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et des Relations internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique et de la Région wallonne, and her attaché M. Gonfroid, who conveyed her welcome to attendees, for hosting the dîner pérégrinatoire for convention attendees.
  • offers our deepest thanks to the Province de Liège and to Michel Foret, Gouverneur, for hosting the Executive Council meeting at the Palais provincial on July 14, as well as to Mme Pascale Pitance, Inspectrice de la Province de Liège, for welcoming our group.
  • offers our deepest thanks to CERAN Lingua, Fabienne Carmanne, Managing Director, and Roland Bartholomé, Commercial Director, for hosting the Executive Council meeting on July 15, and for organizing the pre-convention excursion to Spa.
  • offers special thanks to the Province de Liège and the Ville de Liège for providing the convention mallettes.
  • thanks the dignitaries present at the opening ceremony: Michel Foret, Gouverneur de la Province de Liège, Willy Demeyer, Bourgmestre de Liège, Patrick Fers, Consul général de France à Liège, Christos Sirros, Délégué général du Québec à Bruxelles, Françoise Lejeune, Directrice générale de la SPI+.
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, Roger Dehaybe, ancien Administrateur général de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie;
  • thanks the following representatives of the city and province of Liege for their support of this convention: Michel Foret, Gouverneur de la Province de Liège, André Gilles, Georges Pire, Ann Chevalier, and Christophe Lacroix, Députés provinciaux, Paul-Emile Mottard, Député provincial et Président de la Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Liège, Julien Mestrez, Député provincial et Président de la SPI+, Jean-Pierre Hupkens, Echevin de la culture, Michel Firket, Echevin de l'Urbanisme, de l'Environnement, du Tourisme et du Développement durable, Maggy Yerna, Echevine du Développement économique et du Commerce, Willy Demeyer, Bourgmestre de Liège, and Pierre-Yves Jeholet, Député au Parlement wallon et au Parlement de la Communauté Wallonie-Bruxelles.
  • expresses special thanks to members of the local committee:Bauduin Blairon, SPI+, Pierre Alderson, Liège Congrès, Florence Pirard, Adjointe à l’Echevinat de l'Urbanisme, du Tourisme, de l'Environnement et du Développement durable, Nelly Liémer, SPI+, Sylvie Lechanteur, Adjointe de Cabinet au Secrétariat de l'Echevinat de la culture, Marie Joiret, Bureau des Relations extérieures de la Province de Liège, Lara Galetic, Attachée-Chef de service au Bureau des Relations extérieures de la Province de Liège, Myriam Simon, Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Liège, Véronique Devalériola, Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Liège, Ariane Bettonville, CERAN, Lingua, Roland Bartholomé, CERAN Lingua, Patrick Fers, Consul général de France à Liège, and Pierre Coenegrachts, Directeur général adjoint à l'Office du Tourisme Wallonie Bruxelles.
  • thanks to our guest speakers: Alain Braun, Université de Mons Hainaut, Geneviève Briet, Université catholique de Louvain, Annie Cornet, Université de Liège, Pierre Coenegrachts, Directeur général adjoint à l'Office du Tourisme Wallonie Bruxelles, Jean-Marc Defays, Université de Liège, Michel Firket, Echevin de l'Urbanisme, de l'Environnement, du Tourisme et du Développement durable, Jean-Pierre Hupkens, Echevin de la culture, Jérôme Jamin, Université de Liège, Quentin Michel, Université de Liège, and Paul-Émile Mottard, Député provincial et Président de la Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Liège
  • offers our sincere appreciation to Patrick Fers, Consul général de France à Liège, for inviting the Executive Council to the Bastille Day reception and for his remarks, and to the SPI+ for its invitation of the Executive Council to the Bastille Day dinner and festivities.
  • expresses thanks to Thérèse Saint Paul for organizing the 2008 Book Club.
  • expresses thanks to Marie-Simone Pavlovich for organizing the Dictée.
  • thanks the Délégation du Québec for the photo exhibit in the registration area.
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Wynne Wong, Managing Editor, for the special May 2008 issue of the French Review on French-speaking Belgium.
  • thanks the Communauté française de Belgique, the Université de Liège, the Université de Genève, Présence Suisse, and the University of North Texas for their support in organizing the pre-convention seminar;
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award Hervé LeGuilloux (FL), Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz, Schurz High School (IL), and Eileen Angelini, Canisius College (NY).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Tamara Wubbenhorst (New Jersey - Large Chapter) and Sophie Kent (Westchester, NY - Small Chapter)
  • congratulates Teresa Lambert (Lafayette High School, KY) winner of the 2008 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2008, the student winner Robert Feeney (William Floyd High School, NY) and Caitlin Ashton, student winner.
  • congratulates 2008 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Janet Smith (Houston).
  • thanks the Alliance française and Rotary International for sponsoring grand prizes for winners of the 2008 Grand Concours.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Alain Braun, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Jean-Marie Klinkenberg, Académie royale de Belgique, Margot M. Steinhart, Past-President.
  • offers our deep gratitude to the representatives of the Communauté française de Belgique, the Belgium Tourist Office, and CERAN Lingua in the U.S. who have been our partners in promoting this convention: Eliane Levaque, Représentante permanente de la Communauté française de Belgique en Louisiane, Annette Choyacki, Belgium Tourist Office, Annick Labeeuw, Belgium Tourist Office, and Charlotte Neve, CERAN Lingua USA.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the participation of Raphy Rafael, chanteur,
  • salutes and thanks Jean-Pierre Berwald, Region II Representative, for his dedication and service during his term on the Executive Council which will end December 31.
  • extends its appreciation to Marie-Christine Koop for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, for her outstanding dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of the AATF.
  • thanks Darla Phoenix and Jordan McGuire for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.

Baton Rouge, July 12-15, 2007

It was moved:

  1. That the agenda for the 80th annual convention in Baton Rouge be approved.
  2. That the minutes from the 79th annual convention in Milwaukee be approved as amended.
  3. That Jennifer Shaf be named FLES* Contest Chair for the National French Contest.
  4. That the Executive Director have authority to close the bank account of a chapter which has no officers who are active members and does not have a current constitution on file and proceed to the organization of elections for new officers.
  5. That Barry Ancelet be named an Honorary Member of the AATF.
  6. That Philadelphia and Montreal be the sites for the 2010 and 2011 AATF Conventions.
  7. That Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (PA) and Jane Rauschenberg (Ohio) be approved as candidates for AATF Vice-President (2008-2019) with Anne Carlson (Illinois) as alternate.
  8. That Alice Cataldi (Delaware) and Christine Gaudry-Hudson (PA) be approved as candidates for AATF Region IV Representative (2008-2010).
  9. That Randa Duvick (IN) and Milton Alan Turner (Ohio) be approved as candidates for AATF Region VI Representative (2008-2010).
  10. That Jacqueline Thomas (Central Texas) and Andréanne Bauman (North Texas) be approved as candidates for AATF Region VIII Representative (2008-2010).
  11. That the proposed budget for FY ‘08 be approved, including
    $22,000 for JNCL-NCLIS
    $2000 (est.) for the FIPF
    $5000 for Small Grants
    approx. $65,000 in Honoraria
    $6500 for Commissions
  12. That the Reimbursement Guidelines for Executive Council convention participation in Baton Rouge be adopted for future conventions.
  13. That $1000 in interest from the Endowment Fund be used for the Leadership Program proposed by Barbara Ransford and Ann Sunderland.
  14. That the AATF Press Advisory Committee explore the publication of a first volume in 2009 to focus on a topic not in competition with the French Review, and that the Committee be authorized to select a topic, editor, and offer the editor an honorarium of $2000 to be paid upon completion of the volume.
  15. That $2500 in interest from the Endowment Fund be added to the 2008 Small Grants program and reserved for proposals coming from New York and New England chapters related to celebrations of 400th anniversary of Champlain’s arrival in the New World, that preference can be given for up to $2500 of the regular 2008 Small Grants program for projects related to celebrations of 400th anniversary of Champlain’s arrival in the New World, that no matching funds be required for obtaining these grants; further that AATF resources (National Bulletin, Web site, Materials Center) be used whenever possible to promote Champlain activities.
  16. That the term of the Director of the National French Contest be renewed for three-years (2008-2010) continuing at the same honorarium, that the honorarium for Assistant Director be paid to the Director for the same three-year term, and the the Director prepare during fiscal year 2008 a detailed operations manual for Contest activities that will be shared with National Headquarters.
  17. That $30,000 in interest from the Endowment Fund be allotted to support the AATF/French Embassy Public Relations campaign.
  18. That the resolutions be approved.
  19. That the agenda for the 2007 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  20. That the meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 80th annual meeting held in Baton Rouge, LA from July 12-15, 2007 offer their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • extends its appreciation to Marie-Christine Koop for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • welcomes Ann Sunderland, Vice-President, Madeline Turan, Region I Representative, Michèle Bissière, Region V Representative, and Wynne Wong, Managing Editor of the French Review, to the Executive Council and welcomes David Graham, Region III Representative to a second term.
  • extends its gratitude to Pierre Lebovics, Consul de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Catherine Pétillon, Ambassade de France à Washington, Aude Ghespière Consulat de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans, and Adam Steg, Consulat de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans and AATF Honorary member.
  • acknowledges with great appreciaton the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, TV5 Monde, FIAP Jean Monnet, Intercultural Student Experiences, Maison de la France, LSU Friends of French, CERAN Lingua, Concordia Language Villages, Webster University (MO);
  • acknowledges with gratitude the participation of the following persons: Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University (IL); Rita Oleksak, Présidente d’ACTFL, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT); Christine Lanphere, ACTFL Teacher of the Year; Bernard Vincent, Association française des études américaines; Julie Bissonnette, Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, Lili Maxime, chanteuse;
  • welcomes the particiption of our Belgian colleagues in preparation for the 2008 convention in Liège: Baudoin Blairon, SPI+, Eliane Levaque, Représentante permanente en Louisiane, Communauté française de Belgique; Annette Labeeuw, Belgium Tourist Office;
  • expresses thanks to Robert Lafayette for organizing the 2007 Book Club
  • expresses its sincere thanks to the management and staff of the Rural Life Museum, including the docents who led the tours, and the Danseurs de la capitale de Baton Rouge.
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Sharon Shelly, Managing Editor, for the special May 2007 issue of the French Review on French-speaking America.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award Teresa Lambert (KY), Secondary, and John Patrick Greene (KY), University of Louisville.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Jane Romer (North Carolina) large chapter, and Nikki McDonald (NE), small chapter.
  • congratulates Donna Czarnecki (IL), winner of the 2007 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates Dr. David Hook, Principal, Fort Bend Baptist Academy (TX), the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2007 and Megan Esteb, the student winner
  • congratulates Catherine Hobby (Maine), the 2007 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer sponsored by CERAN Lingua
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  • expresses special thanks to Jacqueline Labat, Local Chair;
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Barry Ancelet, University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • offers special thanks to Philippe Gustin, Director of the International Center in Lafayette for his warm welcome and reception for the Executive Council.
  • salutes and thanks Margot Steinhart, Past-President, and Barbara Ransford, Vice-President, for their dedication and service during their terms on the Executive Council which end December 31.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, for her outstanding dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of the AATF.
  • thanks Darla Macaluso, Amy Hanson, and Jordan McGuire for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • offers its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France and AATF Honorary Member, as he leaves his position to work as Conseiller diplomatique to the French President.
  • thanks the staff of the Holiday Inn Select Hotel, in particular Christina Rutherford and Barbara Ruffin, to Mike Hankins and Technology Express, and to Pat Link and Allons à Lafayette for the organization of the excursions.

Milwaukee, July 5-8, 2006

The following motions were passed by the AATF Executive Council on July 3-4, 2006 and by the Assembly of Delegates on July 7, 2006.

It was moved

  1. That the agenda for the 79th annual convention in Milwaukee be approved.
  2. That the minutes from the 78th annual convention in Quebec City be approved.
  3. That dues for regular membership in the AATF be increased to $55 for the 2008 membership year, that other categories be adjusted accordingly, and that a supplemental incentive be included in the benefits of membership for the 2008 membership year.
  4. That Jayne Abrate’s term as Executive Director be renewed for a three-year term July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010 at the salary negotiated with Southern Illinois University.
  5. That Ann Sunderland be named Advertising Manager of the French Review for a one-year term (July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007) and for a full three-year term (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010).
  6. That Christopher Pinet’s term as Editor in Chief of the French Review be renewed for a three-year term July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010 (Volumes 81-83).
  7. That Wynne Wong be named Managing Editor of the French Review for a three-year term July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010 (Volumes 81-83).
  8. That Jane Black Goepper’s term as Editor of the National Bulletin be renewed for a three-year term July 1, 2007- June 30, 2010 (Volumes 33-35).
  9. That Lisa Narug’s honorarium as Director of the National French Contest be increased to $800 for the rest of her term (2006-2007) and that the honorarium for Assistant Director be pro-rated for a two-year period only.
  10. That Azouz Begag, Ministre délégué pour la Promotion de l’Egalite des chances, et Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France, be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  11. That the AATF Membership Directory be printed in spiral bound form at a cost to members of $5 to cover printing and shipping costs.
  12. That a $10 charge be added to regular dues for members residing outside the U.S. to cover the increased cost of postage for 10 publications ($45 + $10 = $55, currently $50).
  13. That the subscription price for the French Review be increased to $45 (domestic) and $55 (foreign) beginning with Vol. 80 and calendar year 2007.
  14. That the proposed budget for FY 2007 be approved including
    $22,000 for JNCL-NCLIS membership
    $10,000 for Small Grants and National French Week Grants
    $8000 for National French Week 2007
    $54,340 in Honoraria (estimated)
    $6500 for Commissions
    and that a transfer of up to $60,000 from the Endowment Fund be approved.
  15. That an AATF National Commission on Advocacy be created.
  16. That Kristin Hoyt (GA) and Ann Sunderland (MO) be approved as candidates for AATF Vice-President (2007-2009) with Marie-Christine Gaudry-Hudson (PA) as alternate.
  17. That Madeline Turan and Leslie Lowery be approved as candidates for AATF Region I (Greater New York City) Representative (2007-2009) with Giedre Kumpikas as alternate.
  18. That David Graham be approved as candidate for AATF Region III (New York State) Representative (2007-2009).
  19. That William Griffin (GA) and Michelle Bissière (NC) be approved as candidates for AATF Region V (Southeast) Representative (2007-2009) with Ellen Steebe (MS) as alternate.
  20. hat the agenda for the 2006 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  21. That the resolutions to be written by Jane Black Goepper and Barbara Ransford be approved without review.
  22. That the meeting be adjourned.
  23. The following change to the AATF Constitution was approved by the Executive Council in Quebec City in 2005 and published, as required, in the May 2006 issue of the French Review. It has now been approved by the AATF Delegate Assembly.
  24. That the following change be made to the AATF Constitution:

    2. Student Membership

    Student membership for the period from January through December is available to bona fide students, i.e., below the rank of instructor and active during the academic year in a course of study leading to a degree, and who do not hold full-time teaching appointments; these members receive a fifty percent reduction in fees but enjoy full membership and voting privileges

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 79th annual meeting held in Milwaukee, WI from July 5-8, 2006 offer their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • extends its appreciation to Margot Steinhart for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • welcomes Marie-Christine Koop, President Elect, William Thompson, Vice-President, Gregg Siewert, Region VII Representative, and Anne Jensen, Region IX Representative to the Executive Council and welcomes Jean-Pierre Berwald, Region II Representative to a second term.
  • extends its gratitude to Azouz Begag, Ministre délégué à la Promotion de l’égalité des chances, Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France, Richard Barbeyron, Consul général de France à Chicago, Jean-Michel Valantin, Conseiller technique du Ministre, Robby Judes, Consiller culturel adjoint à l’Ambassade de France à Washington, Philippe Sauret, Responsable pour la promotion du français à l’Ambassade de France à Washington, Yannick Mercoyrol, Attaché culturel au Consulat de France à Chicago, Anne-Emmanuelle Grossi, Attachée culturelle adjointe au Consulat de France à Chicago, Fatouma Mégharbi, Attachée linguistique au Consulat de France à Boston, Adam Steg, Attaché audiovisuel au Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans and AATF Honorary member, and Pierre Gand, stagiaire au Consulat de France à Chicago.
  • acknowledges with great appreciaton the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, FIAP Jean Monnet, Intercultural Student Experiences, Prométour Educational Tours, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for International Education, Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French, Unversity of Wisconsin-Madison Center for European Studies, CERAN Lingua, Concordia Language Villages, Théâtre de la Chandelle Verte, Webster University (MO)
  • acknowledges with gratitude the participation of the following persons: Sean Harris, musicien; Claudia Hommel, chanteuse; Georges Owen Leroy, journalist; Marc Mowry, singer; Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University (IL); Jean-Noël Rey, CLEMI, Ministère de l’éducation nationale; Johann Sadock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;Paul Sandrock, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Alex Baylee Toumi, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Marjorie Wharton, Luther College (IA); Bernard Zinck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • expresses thanks to Michèle Bissière for organizing the 2006 Book Club.
  • expresses its sincere thanks to the management and staff of the Milwaukee Museum of Art, including Brigid Globensky, Senior Director Education and Public Programs, and Mary Chapin, Curator of Prints, as well as the docents who led the tours.
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Sharon Shelly, Managing Editor, for the special May 2006 issue of the French Review on cinema.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winner of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award Todd Bowen (IL).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Laura Walker (Northern VA) large chapter, and Violet Horsley (UT), small chapter.
  • congratulates Davara Potel (OH), winner of the 2006 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates Christine L. Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Glastonbury, CT, the first AATF Administrator of the Year 2006.
  • expresses special thanks to members of the local committee: Anita Alkhas, Jennifer Bolen, Paula Johnson-Fox, Anne Herisson-Leplae, Melissa Kling, Ann Line, Teri Knight, Larry Kuiper, Mary Mann, Martine Meyer, Jim Mileham, James Radtke, Julie Rose, Paul Sandrock, Margaret Schmidt-Dess, Gabrielle Verdier, and Bernard Zinck.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Azouz Begag, Ministre délégué à la Promotion de l’égalité des chances, and Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France.
  • salutes and thanks “Tennessee Bob” Peckham, Vice-President, Myrna Delson-Karan, Region I Representative, and Danielle Raquidel, Region V Representative, for their dedication and service during their terms on the Executive Council which end December 31, and salutes and thanks Sharon Shelly, Managing Editor of the French Review, whose term will end on June 30, 2007.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, for her outstanding dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of the AATF.
  • thanks Darla Macaluso, Amy Hanson, Jennifer Ramirez, and Aurélie Dubard for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • thanks Frank Steinhart for his support and contributions to the success of the convention
  • thanks the staff of the Milwaukee Hyatt Hotel, in particular Paul Larsen, and offers special thanks for Mike Hankins from Technology Express for his outstanding service in providing audio-visual support for the convention.

Quebec City, July 7-10, 2005

It was moved:

  1. That the agenda for the 2005 Quebec convention be approved.
  2. The minutes of the 2005 Quebec Executive Council meeting be approved.
  3. That Jean-Pierre Piriou, Sidney Teitelbaum, Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  4. That the AATF extend the Outstanding High School Senior in French Award to the College/University Level.
  5. That procedures be initiated with Southern Illinois University to achieve salary equity for the Executive Director commensurate with other similar associations and that a bonus be paid in the event this is not achieved in Fiscal Year '06. Information on the agreement with Southern Illinois University will be presented to the Steering Committee which is authorized to take appropriate action on this matter depending on the outcome of discussions with the university.
  6. That by December 31, 2005, every AATF chapter have on file at national headquarters a current chapter Constitution. Reimbursements may be withheld from chapters who are not in compliance.
  7. That the following addition to the By-laws be approved:

    5(a) Each year by January 31 the President shall appoint a nominating committee of five members, none of whom shall be candidates for positions on the Executive Council. The Committee shall be chaired by a senior Regional Representative not from one of the Regions where an election is to be held. Committee members shall consist of one current or former Chapter President from each Region where an election is to be held and a member at-large from another region.

    (b) The committee shall solicit nominations for the office of Regional Representative due to expire at the end of that calendar year from all chapters in the Regions where an election for Regional Representative is to be held. Nominees must be members in good standing in the AATF; they need not be members of the chapter placing their name in nomination, but must be residents of the Region. No chapter shall be entitled to have one of its members as a Regional Representative for more than two consecutive terms.

    (c) Eligible to vote in this election are all the members of chapters within a given Region, and all members-at-large residing in the state or states composing that Region, provided that such members are not members of a chapter in another Region.

    (d) On approximately May 15, the committee shall designate two nominees and an alternate to stand for election to each such office. Such nominations shall be submitted to the Executive Council for approval or modification.

    (e) No person shall hold more than one office on the Executive Council.

    (f) The Executive Director shall prepare a ballot containing the names of the candidates for Regional Representative, with space for a write-in candidate for each position. These ballots shall be mailed with the annual invoice of dues to every active member of the Association at a date to be fixed annually by the Executive Director.

  8. That the proposed FY 2006 budget be approved, including
    Annual contributions to JNCL-NCLIS $20,000
    Small Grant Awards $5000
    Commissions ($500 each) $6000
    Walter Jensen Scholarship $1500
    National French Week $15,000
    Honoraria $61,000 (estimated)
  9. That the following nominations for Vice-President (2006-2008) be approved: Steven Daniell (AL) and William Thompson (TN) as candidates, with Peter Kirkpatrick (VA), as alternate.
  10. That the following nominations for President-Elect, including terms as President-Elect (2006), President (2007-2009), and Past-President (2010), be approved: Marie-Christine Koop (TX) and Ann Sunderland (MO) as candidates, with Suzanne Hendrickson (AZ) as alternate.
  11. That San Jose, California be the site for the 2009 AATF convention.
  12. That the AATF create an Administrator of the Year Award to recognize a school principal or superintendent who supports the study of languages, including French.
  13. That the AATF support the Washington Post/French Cultural Service/AATF program to send administrators on a ten-day visit to France during Fall 2005.
  14. That the AATF Vice-Presidents' duties be developed into a set of guidelines to be provided to candidates.
  15. That the agenda of the 2005 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  16. That the Executive Council meetings at the 2005 convention in Quebec be adjourned.

The following change to the AATF Constitution, voted by the Executive Council, is presented to the Delegate Assembly for information. As required for constitutional changes, it will be published in the May 2006 issue of the French Review to be voted on by the Delegate Assembly in Milwaukee in July 2006.

2. Student Membership
Student membership for the period from September through August is available to bona fide students, i.e., below the rank of instructor and active during the academic year in a course of study leading to a degree, and who do not hold full-time teaching appointments; these members receive a fifty percent reduction in fees but enjoy full membership and voting privileges.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 78th annual meeting held in Quebec City from July 7-01, 2005, offers their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • extends its appreciation to Margot Steinhart for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • welcomes Barbara Ransford, Vice-President, Alice Cataldi, Region IV Representative, Randa Duvick, Region VI Representative, Jacqueline Thomas, Region VIII Representative, and Lisa Narug, Director of the Grand Concours to the Executive Council.
  • extends its gratitude to Jean-Paul L'Allier, Maire du Québec, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Vice Première ministre, Ministre des relations internationales, Ministre responsable de la francophonie, France Hamel, Députée à l'Assemblée national du Québec, Sylvie Lachance, Secrétaire à la francophonie canadienne, and Ginette Chenard, Directrice Etats-Unis au Ministère des relations internationales du Québec
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Ministère des relations internationales du Québec, Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France aux USA, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Université Laval, the FIAP Jean Monnet and AATF Honorary Member Michel Girardin, Voyages Tour Etudiant, Jumpstreet Tours, Prométour Educational Tours, Webster University, Missouri.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the participation of the following persons: Francine Blackburn, Université Laval; Anne-Marie Boucher, Association québécoise des professeurs de français; Denise Boucher, Auteure québécoise; Danny Boudreau, chanteur; Carlos Carmona, Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue étrangère; J. David Edwards, Joint National Committee for Languages; John Erskine, Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers; Julie Fluet, Voyages Tours Etudiant; Paulette Foulem, artiste; Suzane Fournier, Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion; Marie Frosst, Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion; Michel Garneau, Auteur québécois; Yanick Godbout, Ministère des relations internationales du Québec; Peter Heffernan, Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion; Thierry Karsenti, Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion; Robert Laliberté, Association internationale des études québécoises; Marilyn Lambert-Drache, Association des professeurs de français des universités et collèges canadiens et Commission Amérique du nord; David Lebel, Télé-Québec; Pierre Lincourt, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi; Chantal Manès, Ambassade de France à Washington et membre honoraire de l'AATF; Dominica Merola, chanteuse; Robert Paquette, Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale; Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University, organisatrice de la dictée; Claude Poirier, Trésor de la langue française au Québec, Université Laval; Louise Savoie, Présidente, Commission Amérique du nord; Adam Steg, Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans et membre honoraire de l'AATF, Jasmine St. Laurent, Jumpstreet Tours; Roger Tabra, Poète et parolier.
  • extends its appreciation to Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau, keynote speaker at the plenary session.
  • expresses thanks to Myrna Delson-Karan for organizing the Book Club and for organizing the session with the Québécois authors and to David Graham for organizing the Music Round Table.
  • thanks the staff of the Quebec Hilton, in particular Andrée de Blois.
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Sharon Shelly, Managing Editor, for the special May 2005 issue of the French Review on le Québec et le Canada francophone.
  • extends its congratulations to this year's winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Claude Boutin (TX), Secondary, and Betsy Kerr (MN), Post-Secondary.
  • extends its congratulations to this year's Outstanding National French Contest Administrators: Sue Slaughter (AR), large chapter, and Kathleen Zipf (NM), small chapter.
  • congratulates Marian (Mimi) Hagedorn (KY), winner of the AATF ISE-Year-of-Languages Teacher Award.
  • congratulates the winners to the Grand Concours Directors Award who have gone far beyond what could reasonably be anticipated in service to students and teachers of French: Elvina Palma (OH), highest enrollment in FLES (247 students, Kathy Bixler (IN), highest enrollment in levels 01-5 (173 students), Jeanne Hageman (ND) and Annemarie Allen (Suffolk, NY), chapters with the greatest percentage increase over 2004 enrollment, Judith Baughin (OH), chapter than increase FLES enrollment the most.
  • congratulates the recipients of the Certificat de Mérite to National French Contest Administrators in several categories: Steven Danielle (AL), Vera Junkers (Metropolitan NY), Nikki McDonald (NE), Margaret Corgan (Northeastern PA), Judith Baughin (OH), Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (Philadelphia), and William Thompson (TN).
  • expresses its pride in offering Honorary Membership to Jean-Pierre Piriou, AATF Past-President, Sidney Teitelbaum for his long service as Director of the Grand Concours, and to Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau.
  • salutes and thanks Brenda Benzin, Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Berwald, Region II Representative, Ann Sunderland, Region VII Representative, and Suzanne Hendrickson, Region IX Representative, for their dedication and service during their terms on the Executive Council.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, for her outstanding dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of the AATF.
  • thanks Darla Macaluso, Amy Hanson, and Jennifer Ramirez for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • thanks Frank Steinhart for his support and contributions to the success of the convention.

Atlanta, Georgia, July 19-23, 2004

It was moved:

  1. That the Executive Council agenda for the Atlanta Convention be approved.
  2. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings July 2-4, 2003 at the Martinique convention be approved.
  3. That Executive Director Jayne Abrate be given a bonus of $15,000 for 2004 to be paid from interest from the Endowment Fund.
  4. That Lisa Narug, current Assistant Director, be named Director of the National French Contest for a three-year term 2005-2007.
  5. That honoraria for the National French Contest staff be increased $100 for each chair, including Eligibility, Test Development: Secondary and FLES. Additionally, the honoraria for the new National French Contest Director will be prorated for 2004 and 2005 until a new Assistant Director can be named.
  6. That the allocation of $0.39 per student for the purchase of National Awards for le Grand Concours, 2005 be set. This allocation is to be based on the 2004 enrollment and represents a $0.02 per student increase.
  7. That the following new addition be made to the AATF By-Laws:

    II. Duties of the Officers:

    7. The Editor of the AATF National Bulletin. The Editor of the AATF National Bulletin, under the general supervision of the President, shall ensure the publication of the AATF National Bulletin and shall determine, in consultation with the Executive Director, the number of pages to printed for each volume.
    The Director of the National French Contest, The Executive Council and Steering Committee By-Laws shall be renumbered 8, 9 and 10 respectively.

  8. That Honorary Membership in the AATF be awarded to Gerard Duval, Director of FIAP Jean Monnet in Paris and to Cécile Peyronnet, Attachée culturelle au Consulat de France à Atlanta.
  9. That an advocacy person be identified in each local AATF chapter, that this information be reported to the appropriate AATF Regional Representative and that the list of names be communicated to Regional Representative III David Graham no later than December 1, 2004.
  10. That the Committee on Restructuring the Executive Council be reconstituted to explore the issue of realigning all of the AATF regions, taking into consideration the responsibilities of the Regional Representatives and report back to the Executive Council at the 2005 Quebec Convention.
  11. That the following nominations for Vice-President (2005-2007) be approved: Barbara Ransford, Camden Fairview High School (AR), and Sharon Rapp, Conway Public Schools (AR), with Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz, Schurz High School & Illinois Virtual High School (IL), as alternate.
  12. That a provisional AATF budget for FY05 in the amount of $658,520 be approved including
    Annual contribution to JNCL-NCLIS $22,000
    Annual contribution to FIPF $1390 euros
    Small Grants Awards $5000
    Commissions ($500 each) $6000
    Walter Jensen Scholarship $1500
    National French Week $15,000
    Honoraria $59,000 (est.)
  13. That a questionnaire to survey the AATF membership to determine the locations of future AATF national conventions be published in an upcoming issue of the AATF National Bulletin 2004-2005.
  14. That the resolutions drafted by National Bulletin Editor Jane Black Goepper and Region IX Representative Suzanne Hendrickson to be read following the motions at the Assembly of Delegates be approved without review.
  15. That the agenda for the 2004 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  16. That the Executive Council meetings at the 2004 convention in Atlanta be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership, on the occasion of the 77th annual meeting held in Atlanta from July 19-23, 2004, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • extends its welcome and appreciation to Margot Steinhart for her leadership during the first year of her presidency.
  • welcomes Robert Peckham, Vice-President, Sharon Shelly, Managing Editor of the French Review, and David Graham, Regional III Representative to the Executive Council.
  • extends its gratitude and deep appreciation to His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France aux Etats-Unis, Chantal Manès, Attachée culturelle chargée de la politique linguistique, universitaire et éducative à l’Ambassade de France aux USA, René-Serge Marty, Consul de France à Atlanta, and Cécile Peyronnet, Attachée culturelle au consulat de France à Atlanta, for their support and contribution to the success of the convention.
  • expresses its deep appreciation to Alain Braun and Christopher Pinet, co-presidents of the Program Committee.
  • extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Jean-Pierre Piriou and Jayne Abrate, Organizing Committee, for their dedication and prodigious efforts in organizing the convention and ensuring its success.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the sponsors and those who provided support for the convention: the FIAP Jean Monnet and AATF Honorary Members Gérard Duval and Michel Girardin; the Honorable Michael Kergin, Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. and Denis Langlois, Canadian Consul in Atlanta; TV5 and, in particular, Dominique Martineau and Michèle Jacobs; Adam Steg, Audiovisual attaché in New Orleans and AATF Honorary Member; le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, le Ministère d’Education, and l’Ambassade de France à Washington.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the presence of the following guests: Abdou Diouf, Secrétaire général de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) et ancien Président du Sénégal; Xavier Darcos, Ministre délégué de la Francophonie au Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France); Xavier North, Directeur du français au Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France); Jean-David Levitte, Ambassadeur de France aux USA; Jean-René Gehan, Conseiller culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA; René-Serge Marty, Consul de France à Atlanta; Dominique Geslin, Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France); Pascale de Schuyter, Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France); Pascal Hanse, Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France); Chantal Manès, Attachée culturelle chargée de la politique linguistique, universitaire et educative à l’Ambassade de France aux USA; Cécile Peyronnet, Attachée culturelle au consulat de France à Atlanta; Aurélien Lépine-Kouas, Attaché culturel adjoint au Consulat de France à Atlanta; Natacha Constable, Attachée de presse au Consulat de France à Atlanta; Roger Dehaybe, Secrétaire général de l’OIF; Hugo Sada, Conseiller de M. Diouf; Nathalie Normandeau, Ministre pour le développement régional et le tourisme (Québec); Michael Kergin, Ambassadeur du Canada aux USA; Denis Langlois, Consul du Canada à Atlanta; Claude Wegscheider, Directeur de l’Alliance française à Atlanta; Dominique Martineau, Michèle Jacobs, and Richard Bossuet, TV5; Philippe Sainteny, Anne Toulouse, Lidwien Van Dixhoorn, Yvan Amar, RFI; Anissa Barrak, responsable de la communication, Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie.
  • extends its appreciation to Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Secrétaire perpétuelle de l’Académie française, keynote speaker at the Inaugural lecture.
  • thanks the entertainers for their wonderful contributions to the conference: Zachary Richard, Natalie Renault, Laurence Jalbert, Bernard Pivot, the Royal Drummers of Africa, and La Grand’ Débâcle.
  • expresses its thanks to the staff of the Airport Hilton, Hilton Atlanta Downtown, and to Emory University.
  • expresses its heartfelt thanks to Jeff Whitney and his staff of Event Transportation for their outstanding assistance at the registration desk, coordinating shuttle service for Emory University and planning the post-convention Atlanta excursions.
  • commends Geneviève Delfosse and her team for their outstanding contribution in revising the test for the Grand Concours.
  • congratulates Jane Black Goepper on the twentieth anniversary of her position as Editor of the AATF National Bulletin.
  • commends Christopher Pinet for the special May 2004 issue of the French Review on La Francophonie in honor of the Atlanta joint meeting.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Janel Lafond-Paquin (MA), Secondary, and Marilyn Conwell (PA), Post-Secondary.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators: Deborah Bartle (VA), large chapter, and Paula Frank (RI), small chapter.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Chapters: Small Chapters, first place tie, Northwest Indiana and New Mexico, (6.3% increase); Large Chapters, first place tie, Tennessee, (4.9% increase) and Virginia, (4.8% increase).
  • expresses its pride in offering Honorary Membership to Cécile Peyronnet and Gérard Duval for their support of the AATF.
  • salutes and expresses its deep appreciation to Sidney Teitelbaum for his dedication and 35 years of service to the AATF on the occasion of his retirement as Director of the Grand Concours.
  • salutes and thanks Eliane Kurbegov, Vice-President, Helen Lorenz, Region VIII Representative, Valerie Lastinger, Region VI Representative, Diane Regan, Region IV Representative, and Clyde Thogmartin, Managing Editor of the French Review, for their dedication and service during their terms of office on the Executive Council.
  • extends its thanks to Rosalie Vermette for her three years of dedicated service as Advertising Manager of the French Review.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, for her outstanding dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of the AATF.
  • thanks April Walsh for her excellent efforts coordinating the pre-registration and various on-site activities plus all the other things that she does for the AATF.
  • thanks Rosalba Correa and Amy Hanson for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • thanks Frank Steinhart and Serge Abrate for their support and contributions to the success of the conference.
  • thanks the entertainers in the Café Concert for performing during the Exhibit hours: Eddy Barsky, Steve Langlois, Alex Toumi and Tim Mooney.
  • thanks Joyce Beckwith, Co-Chair, Commission for the Promotion of French and Rosalba Correa, Bi-Lingual Assistant at AATF National Headquarters for their excellent work in coordinating activities for the Tour du Monde de la Francophonie winners.
  • salutes the eight winners of the Tour du Monde contest and their teachers: José Garcia (AZ)-teacher Sophie Renoult, Douglas High School; Candace Casey (AL)-teacher Lydia Gilkey, Alabama School of Mathematics and Science; Marisa Chien (CA)-teacher Irina Dorfman, Francis Parker School; Lisa Hahn (CA)-teacher Dominique El Moussa, Gretchen Whitney High School; Greer Nabb (NC)-teacher Joann Nabb, Houckama School; December Kinney (OH)-teacher Suzanne Gyurgyk, Shaker Heights High School; Jessica Nash (TN)-teacher Saralee Peccolo-Taylor, Powell High School and Tania Cortes (VA)-teacher Judith Daniel, Harrisonburg High School.

Martinique, July 4-7, 2003

It was moved that:

  1. That the agenda for the 2003 AATF Convention in Martinique be approved.
  2. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the 2002 AATF Convention in Boston be approved.
  3. That no chapter may repeat as a winner of the Outstanding Chapter Award more frequently than every third year.
  4. That in order to meet requirements imposed by the IRS and to facilitate planning, it is moved that proposed budgets for the Société honoraire de français and the National French Contest be submitted to the Executive Director before the annual convention. The budgets shall provide a breakdown of proposed income and expenditures. Additionally, final budget reports shall be submitted.
  5. That the AATF endorse the Tour du monde de la Francophonie.
  6. That Jayne Abrate’s term as Executive Director be renewed for a three-year period (July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006).
  7. That Executive Director Jayne Abrate be given a bonus of $13,000 for 2003 to be paid from interest from the Endowment Fund.
  8. That the AATF Executive Council seek to establish parity in salary for its Executive Director comparable with other similar positions in the AATG and AATSP.
  9. That Christopher Pinet be approved for a three-year term as Editor in Chief of the French Review (Volume 78-80).
  10. That Sharon Shelly be approved for a three-year term as Managing Editor of the French Review (Volume 78-80).
  11. That Jane Black Goepper’s term as Editor of the National Bulletin be renewed for the period July 1, 2004-June 30, 2006 (Volume 30-32).
  12. That Honorary Membership in the AATF be awarded to Suzanne Dracius, author.
  13. That a $5 charge be added to the membership dues invoice for those requesting the AATF Membership Directory, beginning in 2004.
  14. That the following by-laws changes be approved:

    a. By-law 3.c. be amended to read: “Dues are collected by National Headquarters. Chapters receive 15% of the national dues payment for each Active Member affiliated with that chapter. This amount is reimbursed periodically to the chapters. Fees for At-Large members who wish to affiliate with a particular chapter do not entitle the chapter to a refund unless the member indicates to the Executive Director, before June 30 of the membership year, that he or she wishes to belong to a given chapter.”

    Original text: “Chapters are authorized to retain 15% of the payment made by an Active Member for his annual dues to the national AATF, and paid to the chapter. Fees sent directly to the National Office by a member entitle the chapter to a refund if the person remitting has been a member of the chapter during the previous year and is still within the normal geographical area covered by that chapter. Fees from new members which are remitted directly to the National Office do not entitle the chapter to a refund unless the member indicated to the Executive Director, before June 30 of the membership year, that he or she wishes to belong to a given chapter.”

    b. By-law 9.b. be eliminated: (b) Chapters may accept payments of subscriptions, but will remit to the National Office the full subscription fee.

    c. That the following sentences be added to By-law II.1.8. just before the final sentence: “All Executive Council members are expected to attend the annual meeting, including the scheduled Executive Council meetings and the full convention itself. Expenses will be reimbursed according to a policy set by the Council.”

    Original text: “The Executive Council shall elect such officers as provided under By-Law III.1(b). It shall appropriate money, initiate projects in the interests of the Association, and govern the Association under the chairmanship of the President. In the President’s absence, the Council will be temporarily chaired by the senior Vice-President. It shall select the site of the National headquarters. In the absence of any member of the Executive Council from a meeting of the Council, a proxy may be filed by that member with another Council member for a directed vote on specific items on the agenda.”

    d. By-law III.1.d. be amended to read: “Commission Chairs shall be appointed by the President for a term not to exceed three years. The term may be renewed.”

    “Directors of bureaux and commissions shall be appointed by the President on an annual basis.”

    e. By-law III.4.a. be amended to read: “Each year by January 31 the President ...”

    Original text: “Each year the President shall appoint a nominating committee of three members, none of whom shall be candidates for positions on the Executive Council.”

    f. By-law III.4.6.a. be amended to read:

    “(a) Ballots for national officers and Regional Representatives shall be returned to the Executive Director of the Association. To be valid these ballots must be postmarked no later than a date to be specified on the ballot.

    (b) The Executive Director shall compile the vote in the various contests and report the results to the officers of the Association, to the candidates in each election, and to the membership through publication in the National Bulletin. The ballots shall be held for a period of six months in case there should be a recount.”

    Original text: “(a) Ballots for national officers and Regional Representatives may be returned to the chapter officer designated for that function, or to the Executive Director of the Association. To be valid, these ballots must be postmarked no later than a date to be specified on the ballot.

    (b) The tally of ballots received by the various chapters shall be reported to the Executive Director within two weeks of the ballot deadline. The Executive Director shall compile the vote in the various contests and report the results to the officers of the Association, to the candidates in each election, and to the membership through publication in an early issue of the French Review. The ballots shall be impounded under proper security by the receiving officer and held for a period of six months in case there should be a recount.”

  15. That the AATF budget for FY2004 in the amount of $660,320 be approved, including
    Annual contribution to JNCL-NCLIS $22,000
    Annual contribution to the FIPF 1390 euros
    Small Grant Awards $5000
    Commissions ($500 each) $6000
    Walter Jensen Scholarship $1500
    National French Week $9000
    Honoraria $51,000 (est)
    Director, Summer Scholarships $1500
  16. That Chapter Officers and Executive Council members, whose responsibility it is to recruit members, cannot benefit from the three-for-one membership offer while they are in office.
  17. That the AATF refrain from taking any political stand not related to the teaching or promotion of languages and cultures.
  18. That the following nominations for Vice-President (2004-2006) be approved: Margaret Marshall, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Robert Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, with Ann Williams-Gascon, Metropolitan State College of Denver, as alternate.
  19. That the resolutions drafted by National Bulletin Editor Jane Black Goepper and Vice-President Margaret Marshall to be read following these motions be approved without review.
  20. That the agenda for the 2003 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  21. That the AATF nominate Jean-Pierre Piriou as a candidate for President of the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français in 2004.
  22. That the Executive Council meetings at the 2003 convention in Martinique be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 76th annual meeting held in Martinique from July 4-7, 2003

  • extends its congratulations to Aimé Césaire, Honorary Member of the AATF, on the occasion of this 90th birthday and offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF
  • extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Jean-Pierre Piriou for his leadership during his term as President.
  • welcomes Jean-Pierre Berwald, Region II Representative, to the Executive Council and welcomes Brenda Benzin to her second term as Vice-President.
  • extends its deep appreciation to Suzanne Dracius, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the sponsors and those who provided support for the convention: the FIAP Jean Monnet and AATF Honorary Member Michel Girardin; TV5 and, in particular, Patrice Courtaban; the Office départemental du tourisme de la Martinique, in particular its President Miguel Laventure and its Directeur général Jacques Guannel; the Martinique Promotion Bureau in New York, notably Muriel Wiltord and Valérie Vulcain; the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Washington, in particular, Chantal Manès, Chef du service de coopération universitaire, linguistique et éducative, and Adam Steg, Audiovisual attaché in New Orleans, both Honorary Members of the AATF.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the presence of the following guests: M. Raymond St. Louis Augustin, premier adjoint au maire de Fort-de-France; M. Miguel Laventure, President of the Office départemental du tourisme de la Martinique; M. Jean-Claude Lubin, President of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Martinique; Pascale Bermude-Libos, Jean Libos, and Jean Durosier Desrivières, representing the Association des enseignants de Lettres pour la Promotion de la Littérature caribéenne; Alain Braun, Président honoraire de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français; Bruno Dufour, Trésorier de la Commission du français langue maternelle de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français; Suzane Fradette, representing the Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde; Connie Fredericks-Malone, Carole Fredericks Music Legacy; Yanick Godbout, Ministère des relations internationles du Québec; Thierry Karsenti, representing the Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion; Louise Savoie, Vice-présidente, Commission Amérique du Nord de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français.
  • offers its heartfelt appreciation to those who were instrumental in organizing the charter flights and on-site welcome: Carib Congrès, in particular, Olivier De La Houssaye; special thanks to Krystel Le Negaret, Thierry Blanc, Véronique Michel, Carole Letchimy, David Radinez, Ketty Minin, Amel Marrouch, Dalila, and Jill; Joe Jacquemin of Chart-Air; Francis Augustine, for his help during the convention; the staff at the Hôtel Kalenda, Hôtel Bakoua, Hôtel Carayou, Hôtel La Pagerie, and Village créole.
  • extends its appreciation to Suzanne Dracius, professeur de lettres classiques et écrivaine, keynote speaker at the opening session.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Molly Wieland (MN), Secondary, and Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (PA), Post-Secondary;
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators: Warren Scoones (Central New York), large chapter, and James Murphy (MI), small chapter.
  • expresses its pride in offering an Honorary Membership to Suzanne Dracius for her support of the AATF.
  • salutes and thanks Georgette Schmidt, Region III Representative, for her dedication and service during her term as Regional Representative and to Clyde Thogmartin upon completion of his work as Managing Editor of the French Review.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, whose outstanding dedication and untiring efforts ensured the success of the 76th meeting;
  • thanks April Walsh for her efforts coordinating pre-registration and on-site activities and for all the other things she does on behalf of the AATF;
  • thanks Rosalba Correa and April Cole whose dedication and support contributed immeasurably to the organization of this meeting.

Boston, July 11-14, 2002

It was moved:

  1. The agenda for the 2002 AATF Convention in Boston be approved.
  2. The minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the 2001 AATF Convention in Denver be approved with minor corrections.
  3. That Gladys Lipton, former President, Chantal Manès, Chef du Service de Coopération universitaire, linguistique et éducative, and Ronald Tobin, former Editor in Chief of the French Review, be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  4. That Geneviève Delfosse be named National Chair for Test Development, Levels 01-5 for 2003 at the same honorarium previously voted by the Executive Council to her predecessor.
  5. That $0.35 per student again be allocated for the purchase of national prizes in Le Grand Concours 2003 (figure based on 2002 enrollment).
  6. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President 2003-2005, Brenda Benzin (NY) and Mona Mulhair (CA), with Jacqueline Thomas (TX) as Alternate, be approved, and the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for President 2003-2007 (including one year as President-Elect & one year as Past-President), Margaret Marshall (LA) and Margot Steinhart (IL), be approved.
  7. That the designations for Fund for the Future contributors be revised to include Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level benefactors.
  8. That the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 in the amount of $634,265 be approved. The budget includes the following items:
    Annual contribution to JNCL-NCLIS $22,000
    Annual contribution to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français 1390 euros
    Small Grant Awards $5,000
    Commissions ($500 each) $5,000
    Walter Jensen Scholarship $1,500
    National French Week 2001 & 2002 $31,000
    Honoraria & Salaries $22,500
    Conventions $13,500
    French Review Vol. 75 special issue $9,000
  9. That an honorarium of $3,500 plus travel expenses from income from the Endowment Fund be paid to Michèle Magnin for serving as Project Director for the 2002 Summer Institute in Pau.
  10. That Executive Director Jayne Abrate be given a bonus of $12,000 for 2002 to be paid from interest from the Endowment Fund.
  11. That an AATF Outstanding High School Senior in French Award be created.
  12. That the following locations for future AATF conventions be approved: 2006 Milwaukee, 2007 Baton Rouge, 2008 Belgium.
  13. That the Fiscal Guidelines for AATF Chapters be endorsed.
  14. That the resolutions drafted by Ann Sunderland and Éliane Kurbegov to be read following these motions be approved without review.
  15. That the agenda for the 2002 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  16. That the Executive Council meetings for the 2002 Boston Convention be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth annual meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts from July 11-14, 2002, offers its gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting. The AATF

  • extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Jean-Pierre Piriou for his leadership during the first half of his term as President;
  • welcomes Eliane Kurbegov, Vice-President, and Valérie Lastinger, Region VI Representative, to the Executive Council;
  • extends its deep appreciation to Joyce Beckwith, chair of the Boston Local Committee, and her committee, Helen Cummings, Phyllis Dragonas, Phyllis Follett, Marie Galanek, Bess Harrington, Nancy Kassabian, Janel Lafond-Paquin, Louise Méthot, Mike Méthot, Debbie Roberts, and Jackie Sand;
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the sponsors and those who provided support for the convention, the Service Culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis, the FIAP Jean Monnet and AATF Honorary Member Michel Girardin, TV5, Renault Eurodrive, Heinle & Heinle/Thomson Learning, the French Government Tourist Office, the French Library and Cultural Center, Bernard Petit Video, Webster University, the Park Plaza Hotel and Rebecca Peck, Technology Express and Jim Lore, and Brede Exposition Services;
  • acknowledges with gratitude the presence of the following guests: Marc Champeau, Ministère de l’Education du Québec; Marie-Lise Boulais, Representative of the Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion; Stéphane Chmelewsky, Consul général, Consulat de France à Boston; Jean-Denis Côté, Université Laval; Lucie Couture, Representative of the Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde; Martine Defontaine, Secrétaire générale, Fédération internationale des professeurs de français; Susan Forward, President, Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers; Fabrice Jaumont, Attaché de coopération, Ambassade de France à New York; Angèle Kingué, écrivain, Bucknell University; Robert Laliberté, Directeur général de l’Association internationale des études québécoises; Elaine Leary, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston; Chantal Manès, Chef du service de coopération universitaire, linguistique et éducative, Ambassade de France à Washington; Frédéric Martel, Attaché culturel au Consulat de France à Boston; Isaure Mignotte, Attaché culturel adjointe au Consulat de France à Boston; Annie Monnerie-Goarin, Alliance Française à Paris; Jane Robert, President, Federation of Alliances Françaises aux Etats-Unis; Louise Savoie, Vice-President of the Commission Amérique du Nord de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français; Adam Steg, Attaché audio-visuel au Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans and AATF Honorary Member; Nicole Thibault, representing the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers; Josée Vachon, chanteuse; Valérie Vulcain, representing the Martinique Tourism Board, New York; Shoggy Waryn, Brown University; Carole Alexis and les Ballets Mozaïk.
  • extends its appreciation to Corinne Trang of Drexel University, PA, keynote speaker at the opening session.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Judy Dharini Charudattan (FL) - Elementary, Emily Wagner (PA) - Middle School, Margot Steinhart (IL) - Secondary
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators: Steven Daniell (AL) and Mary C. Frye (WV)
  • welcomes and congratulates this year’s National French Contest winners of a trip to Boston: Nathaniel Fleming (OR), Anna Mysliwiec (MD), Aneri Shah (Detroit), Claire O’Hara (Central NY), Christelle Jonquet (IN), Julie Stifler (W. MA), Danielle Carpter (Houston), Dragos Ilas (GA), Clara Peterson (MN), Kristian Gallegos (San Diego), Erin Kinnetz (KY), Ashley Taylor (KY), Melaine Jacobson (MN), Margaret Wohl (Metro NY)
  • expresses its pride in offering an Honorary Membership to Gladys Lipton, Chantal Manès, and Ronald Tobin, for their outstanding service to teachers of French and support of the AATF.
  • salutes and thanks Joyce Beckwith, Region II Representative, for her dedication and service during two terms as Regional Representative and to Brenda Benzin, Vice-President, upon completion of her first term as Vice-President.
  • acknowledges with deep gratitude the presence of Past-Presidents Philip Stewart, Stirling Haig, and Gladys Lipton at the 75th anniversary convention.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, whose outstanding dedication and untiring efforts ensured the success of the 75th meeting.
  • and thanks April Walsh, Rosalba Correa, and April Cole whose dedication and support contributed immeasurably to the organization of the meeting.

Denver, Colorado, July 5-8, 2001

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2001 AATF Convention in Denver be approved.
  2. The minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the 2000 AATF Convention in Paris be approved with minor corrections.
  3. The subscription price of the French Review be raised from $35 to $38 for domestic subscriptions and from $38 to $43 for foreign and Canadian subscriptions.
  4. Executive Director Jayne Abrate be given a bonus of $10,000 for 2001 to be paid from interest from the Endowment Fund.
  5. The terms of Jane Goepper as Editor of the National Bulletin, Sidney Teitelbaum as Director of the National French Contest, and Doug Cardwell as Manager of the Endowment Fund be renewed for a three-year period 2002-2004 according to contactual and fiscal criteria set up for honoraria recipients.
  6. The contractual agreement for honoraria recipients be amended to read "EVALUATION: RECIPIENT will be given by the Executive Director of the AATF an evaluation of his or her performance at least once during his or her three-year term. In the third year of the term, the President shall solicit and fairly represent input from members of the Executive Council, Chapter Officers, and the membership at large prior to compiling Recipient’s evaluation.
  7. Adam Steg, Audiovisual attaché at the French Consulate in New Orleans, and Dário Pagel, President of the Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Français, be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  8. Any current member who recruits three new members to join the AATF in any given calendar year will receive a free one-year membership.
  9. The proposed plan for a membership campaign be implemented as feasible.
  10. Lisa Narug be named Assistant Director of the National French Contest for a three-year term 2002-2004 according to contractual and fiscal criteria set up for honoraria recipients.
  11. An increase from $0.33 to $0.35 per student for prizes in Le Grand Concours 2002 be approved (figure based on 2001 enrollement).
  12. The recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President 2002-2004 be approved: Éliane Kurbegov, Krop Senior High School, Miami, FL; Bryan Watkins, Burke High School, Omaha, NE as candidates and Barbara Ransford, Camden Fairview Schools, AR as alternate.
  13. The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 in the amount of $608,075 be approved with the following items:
    Annual contribution to JNCL-NCLIS $22,000
    Annual contribution to the FIPF 10,000 FF
    Small Grant Awards $5000
    Commissions ($1000 each) $10,000
    Walter Jensen Scholarship $1500
  14. The difference in dues rate to cover postage for foreign and Canadian members be increased from $3 to $5, making foreign and Canadian members’ dues $50 (instead of $48) and foreign/Canadian family dues $72 instead of $70.
  15. The honoraria be approved in the following amounts:
    Doug Cardwell, Endowment Fund Manager $1600 (2002-2004)
    Jane Goepper, Editor, National Bulletin $4250 (2002-2004)
    Christopher Pinet, Editor, French Review $14,650 (Volumr 75-77)
    Clyde Thogmartin, Managing Editor $9000 (Volume 75-77)
    Rosalie Vermette, Advertising Manager $2000 + 5% ad revenues (Volume 75-77)
    Sid Teitelbaum, Director, National French Contest $14,350 (2002-2004)
    National French Contest Staff $7025 for 2001
    National French Contest Staff $4275 for 2002-2003
    National French Contest Assistant Director $4000 (2002-2004)
    Marie-Christine Koop, Summer Seminars $2500
  16. The offer made by CLE International to give AATF members reduced subscription rates to Le Français dans le monde be accepted.
  17. The proposal made by TV5 to offer AATF members special subscription rates be endorsed.
  18. The resolutions drafted by Vice-President Marie-Christine Koop and Regional Representative Ann Sunderland to be read following these motions be approved without review.
  19. The agenda for the 2001 Assembly of Delegates be approved.
  20. The Executive Council meetings for the 2001 Denver Convention be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership, on the occasion of its seventy-fourth Annual Meeting held in Denver, Colorado July 5-8, 2001, offer their gratitude and deep appreciation to the following individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the success of the meeting:The AATF

  • extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Gladys Lipton upon completing her term as President and Past-President. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership and has worked tirelessly to strengthen the AATF. La Semaine du Français will undoubtedly remain the highlight of her legacy.
  • welcomes Jean-Pierre Piriou, our new President, who has already given an international dimension to the AATF.
  • extends its appreciation to Alain Ranwez and Ann Williams-Gascon, chairs of the local Denver committee and to all members of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter for their contributions.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the sponsors and those who provided support, namely the Service Culturel de l’Amabassade de France aux Etats-Unis, the FIAP Jean Monnet and AATF Honorary Member Michel Girardin, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, McGraw-Hill, Continental Book Company, McDougal, Littell, Prentice-Hall, World of Reading, Webster University in St. Louis, Technology Express, and Brede Exposition Services.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the presence of the following guests: Robert Bourassa, President of the AQEFLS and representing la Commission Amérique du Nord de la FIPF, Marc Champeau, Ministère de l’Education du Québec, Mervin Chedumbarum, representing the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Helen Coltrinari, President of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, Marie Frosst, representing l’Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion, Steven Langlois, World of Reading, Dinah Lewis, representing the British Columbia Association of Modern Language Teachers, Camille Marchand, Ministère de l’Education du Québec, Tom Noel, University of Colorado at Denver who led the Walking Tours, Dário Pagel, President of the FIPF, Tim Rogus, Attaché aux affaires commerciales à la Délégation du Québec à Chicago, Martie Semmer, AATSP & National Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State University, Adam Steg, Audio-visual attaché at the French Consulate in New Orleans
  • extends it appreciation to Dário Pagel, keynote speaker at the opening session
  • extends its appreciation to Raphaële Bail of CLE International and looks forward to a long-term collaboration with Le Français dans le monde
  • extends its appreciation to Townsend Bowling and Jayne Abrate for their demonstration of the AATF Web site at the opening session
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Karen Campbell Kuebler (MD) Elementary, Jacqueline Friedman (NY) Middle School, Davara Potel (OH) Secondary, and Marie-Simone Pavlovich (IL) Post-Secondary
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators: Martha Ewell (Houston Chapter) & Sylvie Rockmore (Pittsburgh Chapter)
  • ;extends its congratulations to AATF members who were the recipients of ACTFL 2000 Awards: Donna Clementi, former Region VII Representative (WI), & Rebecca Valette (MA), former President, for the Florence Steiner Awards for Leadership in Foreign Language Education, Secondary & Post-Secondary; Myrna Delson-Karan, Region I Representative (NY), for the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture; Catherine Hewitt (SC) for the National Textbooks Company Award for Building Community Interest in FL Education
  • congratulates Marie-Christine Koop for receiving a grant from the Quebec government to organize a seminar in Quebec for 15 AATF members.
  • offers its sincere thanks and best wishes to departing representatives of the French Cultural Services, Pierre Buhler, Conseiller Culturel, Charles Barrière, Attaché culturel chargé de la politique universitaire, linguistique et éducative, Didier Rousselière, Attaché culturel adjoint au Consulat de France à Chicago, et Elisabeth Rosemberg, Attachée linguistique au Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans, and expresses its appreciation for their efforts to support French teachers and the work of the AATF.
  • expressed its pride in offering an honorary membership to Dário Pagel and Adam Steg for their outstanding service to teachers of French and support of the AATF.
  • salutes and thanks the following outgoing Executive Council and national officers members: Vice-President Marie-Christine Koop, Region VI Representative Mary Jo Netherton, Managing Editor of the French Review, James Gilroy, Advertising Manager of the French Review, William Goode, Executive Secretary of the SHF, Stephen Foster for their outstanding service to the Association during their terms of office.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, whose outstanding dedication and untiring efforts ensured the success of this 74th convention.
  • also thanks April Walsh, Rosalba Correa, and April Cole whose dedication and support contributed immeasurably to the organization of the meeting.

Paris, France, July 17-20, 2000

The following motions were passed by the AATF Executive Council on July 16-17, 2000 and subsequently approved by the Assembly of Delegates on July 21, 2000.

It was moved:

  1. That the Executive Council agenda for the Paris convention be approved.
  2. That the minutes of the Executive Council meetings at the July 1999 St. Louis convention be approved with minor corrections.
  3. That the motion passed at the St. Louis convention be revised to read "that an AATF National Culture through the Arts Award be established to recognize a non-AATF member who has been instrumental in promoting French."
  4. That Jayne Abrate’s three-year term as Executive Director be renewed for July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003.
  5. That Executive Director Jayne Abrate be given a bonus of $10,000 for this year and that the bonus shall be reviewed annually consistent with our resources.
  6. That up to $15,000 from income from the Endowment Fund be used for a project to explore options for recruiting and retraining teachers to teach French, including but not limited to developing models of pilot programs to train these teachers and finding ways to publicize AATF efforts to superintendents, administrators, and colleges of education.
  7. That Clyde Thogmartin of Iowa State University be named the new Managing Editor of the French Review for a three-year term July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004.
  8. That Christopher Pinet’s three-year term as Editor of the French Review be renewed for a three-year term July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004.
  9. That an agreement of collaboration be signed between the American Association of Teachers of French and the Brazilian Federation of French Teachers with an addendum that the AATF will invite a delegation from the Brazilian Federation of French Teachers to participate in its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July 2001.
  10. That the AATF will be a candidate to meet jointly with the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français in 2004 in Atlanta provided that Quebec is not a candidate.
  11. That André Maman and Michel Girardin be named Honorary members of the Association.
  12. That the AATF institutionalize National French Week: La Semaine du Français as an integral part of its programs.
  13. That a Walter Jensen Scholarship for study abroad by a French student preparing for a career in teaching be established to be funded by income from his gifts of stock to the AATF Endowment Fund.
  14. That the proposed FY01 operating budget of $637,500 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,
    $15,000 from income from the Endowment Fund for National French Week,
    Up to $15,000 from income from the Endowment Fund for a proposal to study teacher recruitment and to contact administrators,
    $1500 from income from the Jensen stock gifts for a scholarship in his name,
    Honoraria for National French Contest Chairs funded at the same level as voted last year.
  15. That the recommendations of the Nominating Committee for Vice-President, 2001-2003 be adopted: Margaret Marshall, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Gabrielle Verdier, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as candidates, with Michèle Magnin, University of San Diego, as alternate.
  16. That the agenda for the 2000 Assembly of Delegates be adopted.
  17. 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-third Annual Meeting, held in Paris, France from July 17-20, 2000, 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 heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Gladys Lipton upon nearing the completion of her term as President. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership and has worked tirelessly to strengthen the AATF. La Semaine du Français will undoubtedly remain the highlight of her legacy.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the magnificent efforts of Michel Girardin of the FIAP Jean Monnet whose selfless dedication and exceptional creativity guaranteed the success of the entire projet.
  • extends its appreciation to the following members of the local Paris committee for their contributions: Régine Thomas and Jean-Pierre Evain for the Cyberespace, Jacques Pécheur, and Guilhène Maratier-Decléty.
  • extends its appreciation also to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français organizing committee, particularly Annie Monnerie-Goarin, Michel Le Bouffant, Jean Petrissans, Jean-Paul Basaille, and Thierry Lancien.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the sponsors and those who provided support, namely the FIAP Jean Monnet, the Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis, France Langue, Webster University of St. Louis, the Hôtel Concorde St. Lazare, Chantal Raimondi Communication, Paulette Foulem, Guillaume Dumont and the staff of the Palais des congrès, Guilhène Maratier-Decléty and Bernard Lévêque of the CCIP, Peter Kirkpatrick and the Société des auteurs-réalisateurs-producteurs de cinéma, Caitlin Hawke and Annick Perrot and the Musée Pasteur, Monique Cohen, Michèle Le Pavec, and Denis Bruckmann and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
  • extends its sincere condolences to the families and friends of Claud Du Verlie and Linda Emmanuel who were to present sessions in Paris.
  • acknowledges with gratitude the presence of the following guests at the AATF banquet: François Nicoullaud, Bruno Delaye, Jean Garbe, Michèle Sellier, Charles Barrière, Adam Steg, Dário Pagel, Alain Braun, Annie Monnerie-Goarin, Jean-Paul Roumégas, and Marcel Danan.
  • extends its appreciation to the guest speakers: Roger Chamberland, Philippe Hoibian, Odile Ledru-Menot, Eliane Levaque, André Maman.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award, Sherry Dean and Renée White, both from the North Texas Chapter.
  • congratulates Steven Loughrin-Sacco for securing the U.S. Department of Education grant.
  • expresses its pride in offering an honorary membership to Michel Girardin and to Senator André Maman for their outstanding service to teachers of French and support of the AATF.
  • salutes and thanks the following outgoing Executive Council members: Lee Bradley, Judith Johannessen, Robert Ludwig, Geraldine O’Neill, and James Gilroy as well as outgoing Executive Secretary of the Société honoraire de français Stephen Foster for their outstanding service to the Association during their terms of office.
  • enthusiastically expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, whose outstanding dedication and untiring efforts ensured the success of this seventy-third meeting.
  • thanks also April Walsh, Rosalba Correa, and April Cole whose dedication and support contributed immeasurably to the organization of the meeting.

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