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MOTIONS PASSED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND DELEGATE ASSEMBLY 2010 TO PRESENT

Austin, Texas, July 1-2, 2016

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2016 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2015 Executive Council Meeting in Saguenay be approved.
  3. The slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows:  Brian Kennelly (Southern California Chapter) and Araceli Hernanez-Laroche (South Carolina Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2017-2018).
  4. The slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows:
  5. Region III: Kathryn Wheelock (Northern Virginia/Washington DC Chapter)
  6. Region IV: Daniel Noren (Michigan Chapter) and Saralee Peccolo-Taylor (Tennessee Chapter)
  7. Region VII: Dolliann Hurtig (Louisiana Chapter) and Marie Schein (North Texas Chapter)
  8. That Jane Black Goepper, Julien Suaudeau, and Maurice Elton be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  9. That Megan Diercks be named Editor of the AATF National Bulletin for s term July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019 (Volumes 41-43).
  10. That Ann Sunderland’s term as Advertising Manager of the French Review be renewed a term July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018).
  11. That the proposed budget for FY2015 be approved, including $22,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, $6000 for Professional Development Scholarships, $2000 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad from interest from the Endowment Fund, $1000 for the Ludwig Scholarships, approximately $66,000 for honoraria, $6000 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 for AATF Small Grants,  $5000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program,  and $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for recruitment. 
  12. That the name of the AATF Commission on French for Business and International Trade be renamed the AATF Commission on French for Specific Purposes.
  13. That Lisa Narug’s position as Director of the National French Contest be renewed for a three-year term (2017-2019).
  14. That Edward Ousselin’s position as Editor of the French Review be renewed for a three-year term (Vol. 90-91-92).
  15. That the resolutions be approved.
  16. The agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  17. The AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Resolutions

  • Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 89th annual meeting held in Austin, Texas from July 3-6, 2016 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 Abbe Guillet, Region II Representative and Karen Campbell Kuebler, Vice-President, to the Executive Council and Deanna Scheffer, Region IV Representative,  back to the Executive Council for her first full term.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the Embassy of France, Vista Higher Learning, Language and Friendship, Sojourner Tours,  Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, Julien Suaudeau.
  • expresses special thanks to the members of our Local Committee who helped organize this meeting: Marie Schein and Betty Clough.
  • thanks our guest speaker: William Rivers, Executive Director, JNCL/NCLIS.
  • expresses thanks to Catherine Daniélou for organizing the Dictée.
  • offers its sincere thanks to Sharon Rapp upon completion of her term as president of the Société Honoraire de Français. 
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Kathy Stein-Smith, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig,  Marie Schein, Karen Campbell Kuebler, Margarita Levasseur, Deb Reisinger, Justin Frieman, Anne Jensen, Janel Lafond-Paquin,  Rebecca Fox, Catherine Ousselin, Scott Sheridan, and Adina Alexandru.
  • thanks Janel Lafond-Paquin for organizing the Leadership Fellows Program.
  • congratulates this year’s Leadership Fellows: Nancy Aykanian (Eastern Massachusetts), Barbara Brousseau (Alabama), Susan Brown (North Carolina), Pierre Dairon (Ohio), Nathalie Gorey (Maine), Erin Gibbons (Chicago/Northern Illinois), Audra Merfeld-Langston (Greater St. Louis), Margaret Newcomb (Washington/Alaska/British Columbia/Alberta), Uriel Ornelas (San Diego), Deena Sellers (Metropolitan New York), and Heidi Trude (Virginia).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Kirsten Halling, Post-Secondary, Ohio Chapter, and Bonnie Estes, Secondary, North Carolina Chapter.
  • congratulates the winner of the 2016 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award, Brandi Pruente (Greater Kansas City Chapter).
  • offers its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Chapter Officer, Michael Hebert (Rhode Island Chapter).
  • welcomes our new Honorary Members, keynote speaker, Julien Suaudeau, outgoing Editor of the National Bulletin, Jane Black Goepper, and AATF Life Member, Maurice Elton.
  • expresses its thanks to Madeline Turan as she completes her term as Vice-President.
  • expresses its thanks to Christine Gaudry as she completes her term as Region III Representative.
  • expresses its thanks to Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, as she completes her term as Past-President.
  • Expresses its thanks to Jane Black Goepper upon completion of her more than 20 years as Editor of the National Bulletin.
  • extends its appreciation to Catherine Daniélou for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Jayne Abrate, Lindsey Gibson, Denise Sandlin, Christy Brown, and Stephen Kiley for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2015-2016:  Adele Bockstedt, Maurice Cloutier, Bonita Coltin, Douglas Creighton, Leslie Dawson, Robert Denommé, Fred Jenkins, Gita May, V. Lillian Politella, Micheline Steckman, and Thomas Stokes.

 

Saguenay, Québec, July 6-7, 2015

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2014 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2014 Executive Council Meeting in Saguenay be approved.
  3. The slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows:  Richard Emch (Ohio Chapter) and Karen Campbell Kuebler (Maryland Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2016-2018).
  4. That Pierre Lincourt be named an Honorary Member of the AATF.
  5. That Jayne Abrate’s term as Executive Director be renewed for three years (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019).
  6. That the AATF establish two teacher Professional Development Scholarships for study abroad in a French-speaking country in the amount of $3000 each.
  7. That a committee be formed to explore with the Manager of the Endowment Fund the creation of a special fund, the income from which could be used to provide money for AATF scholarships and other projects.
  8. That the proposed budget for FY2015 be approved, including $28,000 to close the account with Southern Illinois University, $22,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, $3000 for Professional Development Scholarships, $2000 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad from interest from the Endowment Fund, $1000 for the Ludwig Scholarships, approximately $66,000 for honoraria, $6000 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 for AATF Small Grants,  $5000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program,  and $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for recruitment. 
  9. That the Director of the Future Leaders Fellows Program receive lodging at the convention hotel for the duration of the leadership program and convention.
  10. That we explore Guadeloupe or Martinique as a convention site for 2018 with a city in Florida as a back up.
  11. That the resolutions be approved.
  12. That the Director of the National French Contest institute a pilot program for on-line administration of the Contest.
  13. The official address of the AATF is 302 North Granite Street, Marion, IL 62959-2346.
  14. The agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  15. The AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Proposed Resolutions 2015

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 88th annual meeting held in Saguenay, Québec from July 8-11, 2015 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 Margarita Dempsey, Region I Representative, Ryan Rocque, Region VIII Representative, and Rita Davis, Vice-President, to the Executive Council and Eileen Walvoord, Region VI Representative, back to the Executive Council for a second term.
  • welcomes Deanna Scheffer, Region IV Representative, and Daniel Noren, Region V Representative, to the Executive Council as they complete the terms of their predecessors.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, the Collège de Jonquière, the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques, Tralco-Lingo Fun, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, Jean-Benoît Nadeau.
  • expresses its appreciation to the speakers at our opening session Marc-André Thivierge, Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec, Luc Blackburn, representing the mayor of Saguenay, Solange Moreau, Directrice de l’Ecole de langue, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and Guy Paradis, Directeur du Centre linguistique du Collège de Jonquière.
  • expresses special thanks to the members of our Local Committee who helped organize this meeting: Marie-Josée Lepage, Guy Paradis, Esther Laprise, Pierre Lincourt, Ingrid Langevin, Angélique Longtin.
  • thanks our guest speakers: William Rivers, Executive Director, JNCL/NCLIS, and Nicole Naditz, ACTFL Teacher of the Year.
  • expresses thanks to Catherine Daniélou for organizing the Dictée.
  • commends Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief, and Nathalie Degroult, Managing Editor, for the special May 2015 special issue of the French Review.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Kathy Stein-Smith, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig, Michèle Bissière, Marie Schein, Karen Campbell Kuebler, Margarita Levasseur, Deb Reisinger, Justin Frieman, Anne Jensen, Janel Lafond-Paquin, Rebecca Fox, Catherine Ousselin, Scott Sheridan, and Adina Alexandru.
  • thanks Janel Lafond-Paquin for organizing the Leadership Fellows Program.
  • congratulates this year’s Leadership Fellows: Sheila Conrad (Iowa), Julie Crisafio (Western Pennsylvania), Megan Diercks (Colorado/Wyoming), Keith Grasmann (Westchester, New York), Rebecca Léal (Chicago/Northern Illinois), Tia Lebrun (Louisiana), Melanie Taylor (Tennessee), Julia Ullmann (Florida), and Katy Wheelock (Northern Virginia).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Michèle Bissière, Post-Secondary, North Carolina Chapter, and Caroline Little, Secondary, Minnesota Chapter.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Maria del Carmen Ramirez (Small Chapter – El Paso Chapter) and Heather West (Large Chapter – Alabama Chapter).
  • congratulates the winner of the 2015 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award, Abbe Guillet (Central New York Chapter).
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2015 winner Judson Miller, principal, North Kitsap High School (WA), nominated by Lola Haveman, and student winner Taylor Bayly.
  • expresses its thanks to Steven Daniell as he completes his term as Vice-President.
  • expresses its thanks to Ann Williams as she completes her term as Region IX Representative.
  • extends its appreciation to Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Jayne Abrate, Lindsey Gibson, Angelica Vickers, and Stephen Kiley for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2014-2015: Clifford Gallant, William Bell, Jean-Pierre Piriou, Thomas Fleming, Sylvia Shooman, Antoinette Poulsen, Pierre Leon, Margarette Stoilikovic, Jean Nicholas, and Frieda S. Brown.

 

New Orleans, Louisiana, July 19-22, 2014

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2014 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2013 Executive Council Meeting in Providence be approved.
  3. The slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows:  Margarita Dempsey (Rhode Island Chapter) and Nancy Gadbois (Western Massachusetts Chapter)  as candidates for Region I Representative (New England) (2015-2017); Marina Dillingham (San Diego Chapter) and Ryan Rocque (Utah Chapter) as candidates for Region VIII Representative (Southwest) (2015-2017), and Eileen Walvoord (Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter) and Justin Frieman (Wisconsin Chapter) as candidates for Region VI Representative (West Central) (2015-2017).
  4. Heather West (Alabama Chapter) and Rita Davis (Philadelphia Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2015-2017).
  5. William Thompson (Tennessee Chapter) and Catherine Daniélou (Alabama Chapter) be candidates for President-Elect (2015), President (2016-2018), and Past-President (2019).
  6. That Zachary Richard and Ann Sunderland be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  7. The AATF institute on-line voting for elections beginning in 2014.
  8. Austin, TX be the site for the 2016 AATF Convention and St. Louis be the site for the 2017 AATF Convention.
  9. Generally, the Managing Editor of the French Review will serve only one term, not to coincide with the Editor-in-Chief’s term.
  10. The Société Honoraire de Français be moved to National Headquarters, to be reviewed after two years.
  11. AATF headquarters be moved off the university campus.
  12. An independent consultant, to be approved by the Steering Committee, be hired to study the feasibility of rental or purchase of office space, with a full proposal to be brought to the Executive Council.
  13. We not renew our contribution to the FIPF for FY2015.
  14. Generally, the terms of the Editor-in-Chief of the French Review and the Editor of the National Bulletin may be renewed up to three times.
  15. That the proposed budget for FY2015 be approved, including $22,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, $2000 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad from interest from the Endowment Fund, $1000 for the Ludwig Scholarships, approximately $66,000 for honoraria, $6000 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 for AATF Small Grants,  $4000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program,  and $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for recruitment.
  16. Up to $500 from Commission Funds may be used for travel to the annual convention by a Commission Chair, provided the Commission’s project has been or is nearly completed and all other requirements fulfilled.
  17. A Strategic Planning Committee be formed to revive the Strategic Plan.
  18. A Program Committee be formed to offer input on the convention program.
  19. The agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  20. The AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Motion to be voted on in 2015.

That the following change be made to the AATF Constitution

IV. Officers: Executive Council

The officers of the Association shall be: the President, three Vice-Presidents, and the Immediate Past President or President-Elect (when in office). The foregoing officers, the Executive Director, the Regional Representatives, the Editor and Managing Editor of the French Review, the Director of the National French Contest, and the Editor of the National Bulletin, each selected for a term of three years, shall constitute the Executive Council. The Immediate Past-President shall serve on the Executive Council one year following his or her term as President and shall be succeeded by the President-Elect one year prior to his or her assumption of that office.

Proposed Resolutions 2014

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 87th annual meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana from July 19-22, 2014 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 Marie Schein, Region VII Representative, Marie-Christine Massé, Region II Representative, and Nathalie Degroult, Managing Editor of the French Review, to the Executive Council,  and Christine Gaudry, Region III Representative, and Fred Toner, Region V Representative,  back to the Executive Council for second terms.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the  Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, Tralco-Lingo Fun, the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speakers, Zachary Richard and Denis Desgagné.
  • expresses special thanks to the members of our Local Committee who helped organize this meeting: Dolliann Hurtig, Co-Chair of the AATF Commission on Cinema and Local Committee Chair, Michelle Braud, Tamara Caudill, Glynis Davis, Laura Harrelson, Robert Hurtig, Jeanne Jegousso, Stephen Kiley, Thomas Klingler, Jacqueline Labat, Amanda LaFleur, Lena Lucietto, Charles Mignot, Haley Norris, Mary Anne O’Neil, Soasic Pougault, Stefan Tassin, Jared Toups, Farida Ngandu Tshiebue, and Madison Douglas.
  • thanks our guest speakers: William Rivers,  Barry Ancelet, Amanda LaFleur, Thomas Klingler, and Tamara Lindner.
  • expresses thanks to Catherine Daniélou for organizing the Dictée.
  • commends Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief, and Michel Gueldry, Managing Editor, for the special May 2014 issue of the French Review on World War I.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Robert Peckham, Michèle Bissiere, Marie Schein, Janel Lafond-Paquin,  Anne Jensen, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig, Deb Reisinger, Catherine Ousselin, Karen Campbell Kuebler, Rebecca Fox, Justin Frieman, and Adina Alexandru.
  • thanks Janel Lafond-Paquin for organizing the Leadership Fellows Program.
  • congratulates this year’s Leadership Fellows: Tamara Andrews (Iowa), Candace Black (Rochester, NY), Béckie Bray (Eastern Massachusetts), Catherine Mazzola (Virginia), Holly Richerd (San Diego), Michèle Roberts (Western New York),  SuAnn Schroeder (Wisconsin), Shannon Swann (Indiana), and Linda Twedt (Western Pennsylvania).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Tracy Rucker, Secondary, Kentucky Chapter, and Martine Motard-Noar, Post-Secondary, Maryland Chapter.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Jennifer Corbin (Small Chapter - Arkansas Chapter) and Carolyn Fisk (Large Chapter – Minnesota Chapter).
  • congratulates the winner of the 2014 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award, Tripp DiNicola (Virginia Chapter).
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2014 winner Catherine Gannon, Sutherland Elementary School (IL), nominated by Alan Wax, and student winner Rebecca Reid.
  • congratulates the 2014 French Embassy Academic Prize Winner, Alanna Smollen, and her teacher Habib Malang Diatta (Indiana Chapter).
  • expresses its thanks to Jane Romer as she completes her term as Vice-President.
  • expresses its thanks to Marie-Magdeleine Chirol as she completes her term as Region VIII Representative.
  • thanks Michel Gueldry for his service as Managing Editor of the French Review.
  • extends its appreciation to Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Jayne Abrate, Emily Cook, and Jessica Fish for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • offers its thanks to Doug Heiman, Technology Express, for his services to the AATF.  
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2013-2014:  Genevieve Aurian, Anne Benoit, Sister Mary Rita Boyle, Raymonde Bulger, Nancy Mirsky, Roy Jay Nelson, Emile Talbot, and Paul Wilkinson.

Providence, Rhode Island, July 11-14, 2013

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2013 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2012 Executive Council Meeting in Chicago be approved with revisions.
  3. The proposed budget for FY2014 be approved as amended, including $22,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, approximately $8600 for annual dues to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français, $2000 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad from interest from the Endowment Fund, $1000 for the Ludwig Scholarships, approximately $63,000 for honoraria, $6000 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $4500 for AATF Small Grants, $1500 for National French Week, $4000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program, $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for recruitment, and approximately $25,000 from the Endowment Fund to cover salary and benefits for an additional headquarters staff person.
  4. Nathalie Degroult be named Managing Editor of the French Review for a three-year term, Volume 88-90.
  5. We renew Lisa Narug as Director of the National French Contest three-year term (2014-2016).
  6. We renew Jane Black Goepper as Editor of the National Bulletin for a final three year term (Volume 39-41) with an annual review.
  7. We renew Edward Ousselin as Editor in Chief of the French Review for a three-year term (Volume 87-89).
  8. Ann Sunderland’s term as Advertising Manager of the French Review be renewed for a three-year term (Vol. 87-89).
  9. We create an Exemplary French Program Award at the K-12 and Post-Secondary levels.
  10. The slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows: Christine Gaudry-Hudson (Susquehanna Chapter) and Margaret Haggstrom (Maryland Chapter) be candidates for Region III Representative (Mid-Atlantic) (2014-2016); that Fred Toner (Ohio Chapter) and Daniel Noren (Michigan Chapter) be candidates for Region V Representative (East Central) (2014-2016), and that Marie Schein (North Texas Chapter) and Cris Fishbach (Nebraska Chapter) be candidates for Region VII Representative (South Central) (2014-2016).
  11. Madeline Turan (Nassau Chapter) and Randa Duvick (Northwest Indiana Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2014-2016).
  12. The Steering Committee will select an external consultant to develop recruitment, retention, and public relations strategies to be paid for with monies from the Endowment Fund.
  13. To remain active a chapter must have a constitution on file at National Headquarters, hold regular elections as specified in the chapter constitution, have 15 active members by June 1 of each membership year, adhere to chapter banking regulations, organize at least one activity (or more as specified in the chapter constitution) during the year, demonstrate at least one means of electronic communication with members, and ensure that all officers are current AATF members. Reimbursement funds will be withheld from chapters which do not meet these requirements.
  14. The Executive Council meet in person or virtually 3-4 times per year.
  15. The agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  16. The AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 86th annual meeting held in Providence, Rhode Island from July 11-14, 2013 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 Nancy Wolman, Region I Representative, to the Executive Council, and Catherine Daniélou, Region IV Representative, Ann Williams, Region IX Representative, and Steven Daniell, Vice-President, back to the Executive Council for second terms.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, the Consulat de France à Boston, the AATF Rhode Island Chapter, the AATF Eastern Massachusetts Chapter, Tralco-Lingo Fun, Linguascope, TV5 Monde, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speakers, Alain-Philippe Durand, Lars Erickson, Jo Ann Hammadou Sullivan, and Karen De Bruin.
  • thanks the Consulat de France à Boston, the AATF Rhode Island Chapter, and the AATF Eastern Massachusetts Chapter for sponsoring a Bastille Day reception.
  • expresses special thanks to the members of our Local Committee who helped us organize this meeting: Michael Hebert, Rhode Island Chapter President and Chair, Joyce Beckwith, Catherine Ritz, Carole Figuet, Catherine Pastore, Cynthia Teixeria, Sandra Auclair-Shaw, Margarita Dempsey, Magali Boutiot, Janel Lafond-Paquin, and Stephen Kiley.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to Clay Pell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of International and Foreign Language Education at the U.S. Department of Education, for his remarks at the Delegate Assembly.
  • thanks our guest speakers: William Rivers, Felino Martínez, and Toni Theisen.
  • expresses thanks to Catherine Daniélou for organizing the Dictée.
  • commends Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief, and Michel Gueldry, Managing Editor, for the special May 2013 issue of the French Review.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Robert Peckham, Michèle Bissiere, Marie Schein, Janel Lafond-Paquin Anne Jensen, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig, Deb Reisinger, Lora Lomicka Anderson, Catherine Ousselin, Karen Campbell Kuebler, Rebecca Fox, and Adina Alexandru.
  • thanks the Embassy of France for the French Embassy Academic Prize, consisting of a two-week study program at the CUEF in Perpignan, awarded to Isabel Guigui, student of Delphine Robison of the Eastern Massachusetts AATF Chapter.
  • thanks Randa Duvick for organizing the Leadership Fellows Program for the third year.
  • congratulates this year’s Leadership Fellows: Andrea Behn (Wisconsin), Anne Changeux (New Jersey), Madeleine Flanagan (Florida), Franca Gilbert (North Carolina), Lori-Anne Heller (Rochester, NY), Lucas Hoffman (Ohio), Rebecca Kalmbach (Delaware), Jennifer Reed (Central New York), Renee Schwartz (Northeastern Pennsylvania), Susan Shoup (Michigan), Margaret Stiassni-Siericki (Maine), and Kathleen Turner (Eastern Massachusetts).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Sylvia Simard-Newman, Secondary, North Carolina Chapter, and Harriet Saxon, Post-Secondary, Metropolitan New York Chapter.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Pat Nakashima (large chapter) Northern California, and Charlotte Neller (small chapter) Oklahoma.
  • congratulates the winner of the 2013 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award, Sarah Sexton, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter.
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2013 winner Thomas W. Lovett, St. Johnsbury Academy (VT), nominated by Kendra Paupst, and student winner Kristi Hannett.
  • congratulates 2013 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Deanna Scheffer (Florida).
  • expresses its profound thanks to Ann Sunderland as she completes a five-year term as President-Elect, President, and Past-President.
  • thanks Janet Smith for her service as Region VII Representative (2011-2013).
  • extends its appreciation to Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Jayne Abrate, Darla Phoenix and Jessica Nelson for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting and Emily Cook for helping out in the office.
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2012-2013: George Bishop, Jr. (New Jersey), Estelle Carron (Tennessee), Anita Cipriani (Metropolitan New York), Thomas Coleman (Nassau, NY), Margaret Corgan (Northeastern Pennsylvania), Alfred Gaggini (New Jersey), Carol Imperatrice (Pennsylvania), Mary Ellen Lafleche (Rochester, NY), Susan Loos (Central New York), Georgette Nelson (Northern Virginia), Robert Nugent (Ohio), Yvonne Oudin (Detroit), Helen Platt (Pennsylvania), and Armand Renaud (Minnesota).
  • thanks Vanessa Ozawa as she completes six months as an intern at National Headquarters.

Created: July 16, 2013

Chicago, Illinois, July 5-8, 2012

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2012 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2011 Executive Council Meeting in Montreal be approved.
  3. That the proposed budget for FY2013 be approved as amended, including $23,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, approximately $5000 for annual dues to the Fédération internationale des professeurs de français, $2000 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad from interest from the Endowment Fund, $1000 for the Ludwig Scholarships, approximately $60,000 for honoraria, $5000 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 for AATF Small Grants, $5000 for National French Week, $3000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program, $7500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for recruitment, and approximately $25,000 from the Endowment Fund to cover salary and benefits for an additional headquarters staff person.
  4. That Michel Gueldry’s term as Managing Editor of the French Review be extended for an additional year through Volume 87.
  5. That the Province of Quebec be approved as a convention site for 2015.
  6. To accept the evaluation of the Executive Director.
  7. That Jayne Abrate’s term as Executive Director be renewed (2013-2015).
  8. That the slate of candidates for the upcoming elections be approved as follows: Marie-Christine Massé (New Jersey Chapter) and Mary Leptak (Westchester Chapter) be candidates for Region II Representative (New York and New Jersey) (2013-2015); that Catherine Daniélou (Alabama Chapter) and Peter Machonis (Florida Chapter) be candidates for Region IV Representative (Southeast) (2013-2015), and that Ann Williams (Colorado/Wyoming Chapter) and Molly Krueger Enz (South Dakota Chapter) be candidates for Region IX Representative (Northwest) (2013-2015).
  9. That Steven Daniell (North Texas Chapter) and Rebecca Fox (Northern Virginia Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2013-2015).
  10. That the Leadership Fellows Program be continued.
  11. That Jack McCord and Dennis Stroughmatt be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  12. That the agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  13. That the AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 85th annual meeting held in Chicago, Illinois from July 5-8, 2012 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 Jane Romer, Vice-President, Eileen Walvoord, Region VI Representative, and Marie-Magdeleine Chirol, Region VIII Representative to the Executive Council, and welcomes Joyce Beckwith back to the Executive Council for a second term as Region I Representative.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, the Alliance française de Chicago, Jumpstreet Tours, CERAN Lingua, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, Dennis Stroughmatt.
  • thanks the Alliance française de Chicago and its Director Jack McCord and the Consulat général de France for sponsoring a reception.
  • expresses special thanks to the members of our Local Committee who helped us organize this meeting: Robin Jacobi, Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter President and Chair, Ricky Baron, Kristina Beck, Jane Castle, Rosalie Gentile, Marnie Goodfriend, and Eileen Walvoord.
  • thanks our guest speakers: Jim Baker, Felino Martínez, and Jean-Claude Duthion.
  • thanks the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC) for organizing a special session presented by Lara Lomicka, Stacey Katz Bourns, and Lawrence Williams.
  • expresses thanks to Anne Jensen for organizing the 2012 Book Club.
  • expresses thanks to Marie-Simone Pavlovich for organizing the Dictée.
  • thanks the Consulat général de France à Chicago for organizing a special session with representatives of the Art Institute, in particular Jean-François Rochard, Sarah Alvarez, David Stark, and Gaël Crépieux.
  • commends Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief, and Michel Gueldry, Managing Editor, for the special May 2012 issue of the French Review.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to our Commission Chairs: Robert Peckham, Janel Lafond-Paquin,  Anne Jensen, Patricia Cummins, Joyce Beckwith, Dolliann Hurtig, Eileen Angelini, Lora Lomicka Anderson, Catherine Ousselin, Karen Campbell Kuebler, Rebecca Fox, and Adina Alexandru.
  • thanks Randa Duvick for organizing the Leadership Fellows Program for the second year.
  • congratulates this year’s Leadership Fellows: Pascale Abadie (Ohio), Kristina Beck (Chicago/Northern Illinois), Jeannifer Deacon (Arkansas), Inès du Cos de la Hitte (Southern California), Justin Frieman (Wisconsin), Luciana Jeler (Detroit), Sheryl Meservey (Washington/Alaska/British Columbia/Alberta), Katrine Pflanze (Western Pennsylvania), Genedi Shamburger (Louisiana), and Charles Ward (Florida).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s winners of the AATF Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award: Jennifer Hallenbeck, Secondary, Washington/Alaska/Alberta/British Columbia Chapter, and Jane Evans, Post-Secondary, El Paso Chapter.
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Sherri Forbes Pea (large chapter) Indiana, and Kristen Necaise (small chapter) Mississippi.
  • congratulates the winner of the 2012 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award, Kadidia Doumbia, Georgia Chapter.
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2012 winner Lisa Griebel, nominated by Meghan Schumacher, and student winner Maria Gonzalez.
  • congratulates 2012 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Justin Frieman (Wisconsin) and thanks CERAN Lingua for sponsoring this award.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Jack McCord, Director of the Alliance française de Chicago, and Dennis Stroughmatt, musician.
  • thanks Abbe Guillet for her service as Region II Representative (2010-2012).
  • extends its appreciation to Ann Sunderland for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Darla Phoenix and Jessica Nelson for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2011-2012: Susan Edith Clark (New Mexico), Gilbert Darbouze (Central Pennsylvania), Jean Decock (Metropolitan NY), Arthur Gionet (North Texas), James Hamilton (Ohio), Camilla Hoy (North Carolina), Susan Jarrell (Detroit), Carolina Lawson (South Carolina), Christopher Pinet (Montana),Theodore Rupp (Susquehanna PA), Ruth Spivey (Florida), Sidney Teitelbaum (Sarasota, FL), Jerry Vedvik (Colorado-Wyoming), and André Walther (Iowa).

Created: September 17, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, July 6-9, 2011

It was moved that:

  1. The agenda for the 2011 Executive Council Meeting be approved.
  2. The minutes from the 2010 Executive Council Meeting in Philadelphia be approved.
  3. That the proposed budget for FY2011 be approved as amended, including $23,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, approximately $5000 for annual dues to the Fédération international des professeurs de français, $1500 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad, approximately $60,000 for honoraria, $2500 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 for AATF Small Grants, $2,500 for National French Week, and $3500 + $1000 for the Leadership Program.
  4. That Doug Cardwell be named Manager of the AATF Endowment Fund for a period 2012-2014.
  5. That Commission Chairs be officially appointed by the President for three-year renewable terms on a staggered basis.
  6. That an application process for Commission Chairs be established, including a proposal for a project to be undertaken during a three-year term.
  7. That the Articulation Commission be merged as part of the Professional Teacher Standards Commission and that the Community Colleges Commission be merged as part of the Commission on Universities, now to be named the Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  8. That commissions without a current approved project or chair will be considered inactive.
  9. That Providence, RI or New Orleans be approved as a convention site for 2013.
  10. That the AATF By-Laws be changed as follows:

    a. A member in good standing of the AATF must pay annual national dues. In addition, national members may affiliate with a local chapter and pay local dues as appropriate.

    b. Only national members in good standing are eligible to serve as chapter officers, delegates, commission chairs, and to receive other benefits of AATF membership.

  11. That Joyce Beckwith (Eastern Massachusetts Chapter) and Adina Alexandru (Connecticut Chapter) be candidates for Region I (New England) Representative (2012-2014)
  12. That Helene Ossipov (Arizona Chapter) and Marie-Magdeleine Chirol (Southern California) be candidates for Region VII (Southwest) Representative (2012-2014)
  13. That Eileen Walvoord (Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter) and Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz (Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter) be candidates for Region VII (West Central) Representative (2012-2014)
  14. That Jane Romer (North Carolina Chapter) and Jacki Williams-Jones (Southern California Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2012-2014) with Deanna Scheffer (Florida) as alternate.
  15. That Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (Philadelphia Chapter) and William Thompson (Tennessee Chapter) be candidates for AATF President-Elect (2012), President (2013-2015), and Past-President (2016) with Jean-Pierre Berwald (Western Massachusetts) as alternate.
  16. That Marie-Christine Koop, Past-President, Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University, organizer of the annual dictée, and Manfred Overmann, Université des Sciences éducatives de Ludwigsburg (Allemagne), be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  17. That the agenda for the Delegate Assembly be approved.
  18. That the AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 84th annual meeting held in Montreal, Quebec from July 6-9, 2011 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 Christine Gaudry-Hudson, Region III Representative, Fred Toner, Region V Representative, and Janet Smith, Region VII Representative, to the Executive Council, and welcomes Madeline Turan back to the Executive Council as Vice-President.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, Jumpstreet Tours, Prométour Educational Tours, the Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, CERAN Lingua, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO)
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speaker, author Kim Thúy.
  • offers its sincere gratitude to Madame Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Ministre des Relations internationales du Québec, and Monsieur Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal, for their support of the convention.
  • expresses special thanks to those who helped us organize this meeting: Frédéric Tremblay and Maria Beauséjour from the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, Flavie Hade and Marie-Hélène Beaupré from the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, Didier Henssen from Prométour Educational Tours, Mark Clarke and Glenda Ann Robertson from Jumpstreet Tours.
  • thanks to our guest speakers: Jean-Benoît Nadeau, journalist and AATF Honorary Member, Manfred Overmann, Université des Sciences éducatives de Ludwigsburg (Allemagne), Madeleine Rolle-Boumlic, Secrétaire générale of the Fédération internationale des Professeurs de Français
  • expresses thanks to Steven Daniell for organizing the 2011 Book Club and to David Graham for organizing the 2011 Cinema Club.
  • expresses thanks to Marie-Simone Pavlovich for organizing the Dictée
  • thanks the Centre de la Francophone des Amériques for organizing a special session and offers special thanks to the presenters Michel Delorme, Radio-Enfant, and Anne-Marie Ferland, École des Pins d’Oka.
  • commends Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief, and Michel Gueldry, Managing Editor, for the special May 2011 issue of the French Review on Quebec.
  • 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, Catherine Ousselin, 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: JoEllen Delamatta (VA), Judy Davis (WA), and Margaret Haggstrom (MD).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, William Thompson (Tennessee - Large Chapter) and Bonnie Youngs (Western Pennsylvania- Small Chapter).
  • congratulates Dawn Young (NC), winner of the 2011 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates, the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2011 winner Kevin McLaughlin (MA), nominated by Regina Doyle Sternlicht, and student winner Casey Ross.
  • congratulates 2011 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Joanne Silver (Philadelphia) and thanks CERAN Lingua for sponsoring this award.
  • thanks Rotary International and the Alliance française for sponsoring the Rotary International Prize for the 2011 Grand Concours.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Marie-Christine Koop, AATF Past-President, Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University (IL), and Manfred Overmann, Université des Sciences éducatives de Ludwigsburg (Allemagne)
  • salutes and thanks Gregg Siewert, Region VI Representative, for his dedication and service during two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2011.
  • salutes and thanks Anne Jensen, Region VIII Representative, for her dedication and service during two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2011.
  • salutes and thanks William Thompson, Vice-President, for his dedication and service during two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2011.
  • extends its appreciation to Ann Sunderland for her leadership and organization of the outstanding program at this conference.
  • thanks Darla Phoenix, Amy Hanson, and Elizabeth Sterling for their dedication and support in the organization of this meeting.
  • thanks Jayne Abrate for her hard work in organizing this meeting.
  • expresses our sadness at the passing of the following AATF members in 2010-2011: Bonita Ahner (WI), Gardner Ashley (IN), Francine Bankoff (CA), Dorothy Betz (VA), Maureen Breen (IL), Maria Breitinger (NJ), Helen Cowsert (NC), Helen Dowdeswell (NY), Liliane Greene (CT), Bess Harrington (MA), Randi Levin (IL), Robert Ludwig (NY), Yves Magloe (CA), Bruce Mainous (IL), Rene Merker (CA), Colette Moran (VA), David Warren Noakes (WA), E. Wesley O’Neill (OK), Henriette Rattner (NY), Walter Rex (CA), Jack Richtman (NY), Edward Lee Robran (CO), Donald Schier (NC), Donald Rice (MN), Anne Slack (NY), John Tomme (IL), Frank Wood (CA).

Created: June 3, 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4-7, 2010

It was moved that

  1. The agenda for the 2010 Executive Council Meeting be approved with the addition of Strategic Planning.
  2. The minutes from the 2009 Executive Council Meeting in San Jose be approved as amended.
  3. That the AATF Placement Bureau be discontinued.
  4. That the AATF Société honoraire de français be returned to National Headquarters.
  5. That the proposed budget for FY2010 be approved as amended, including $23,000 for dues to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, approximately $5000 for annual dues to the Fédération international des professeurs de français, $1500 for the Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad, approximately $60,000 for honoraria, $6500 for AATF Commissions to be distributed as funds are applied for, $5000 each for AATF Small Grants and National French Week Grants, $10,000 for National French Week, approximately $3200 from interest from the Endowment Fund to cover an additional scholarship to Quebec, $2500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for a one-time contribution to the Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, $5000 from interest from the Endowment Fund for a Recruitment Campaign, and $2500 from interest from the Endowment Fund for the Leadership Program.
  6. That Lisa Narug’s term as Director of the National French Contest be renewed for the term 2011-2013.
  7. That the AATF Membership Directory be discontinued beginning in 2011.
  8. That Christine Gaudry-Hudson (Susquehanna, PA Chapter) and Stephanie Schechner (Philadelphia Chapter) be candidates for Region III (Mid-Atlantic) Representative (2011-2013).
  9. That Patt Webb (Tennessee Chapter) and Fred Toner (Ohio Chapter) be candidates for Region V (Southeast) Representative (2011-2013).
  10. That Barbara Gilbert (North Texas Chapter) and Janet Smith (Houston Chapter) be candidates for Region VII (South Central) Representative (2011-2013)
  11. That Sister Mary Helen Kashuba (Philadelphia Chapter) and Madeline Turan (Nassau, NY Chapter) be candidates for AATF Vice-President (2011-2013).
  12. That Malika Mokeddem, author, Christopher Pinet, former Editor in Chief of the French Review, and J. David Edwards, Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies, be named Honorary Members of the AATF.
  13. That the AATF Executive Council meeting be adjourned.

Be it resolved that the Executive Council and the entire AATF membership on the occasion of the 83rd annual meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 2-3, 2010 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 Abbe Guillet, Region II Representative, Catherine Daniélou, Region IV Representative, Ann Williams, Region IX Representative, Edward Ousselin, Editor in Chief of the French Review, and Michel Gueldry, Managing Editor of the French Review, to the Executive Council, and welcomes Steven Daniell, Vice-President, to a full term.
  • acknowledges with great appreciation the following sponsors who provided support for the convention: Service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux USA, Beach Lloyd Publishers, the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, Outlook International, CERAN Lingua, Intercultural Student Experiences, Concordia Language Villages, and Webster University (MO).
  • offers its thanks to our keynote speakers, Brock Brady, Peace Corps and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, David Brennick, Canadian Parents for French and Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (Canada), and J. David Edward, Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies.
  • expresses special thanks to members of the local committee: Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, Chair, Barbara Barnett, Alice Cataldi, Kathy Clark, Elaine Danford, Rita Davis, Dianne Goddard, Monique Laird, Susan Ledieu, Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg, Loreta Perthes, Joanne Silver, Emily Wager, and Susan Zeager.
  • thanks to our guest speakers: Felino Martínez Alvarez, Alliance française de la Havane, Association des Linguistes de Cuba, AATF Honorary Member, and Manfred Overmann, Université des Sciences éducatives de Ludwigsburg (Allemagne).
  • expresses thanks to Mary Kathleen Madigan for organizing the 2010 Book Club.
  • expresses thanks to Marie-Simone Pavlovich for organizing the Dictée.
  • thanks the Centre de lm Francophone des Amériques for organizing a special session and offers special thanks to the presenters who participated in the round table discussion: Michel Robitaille, Président-Directeur-Général du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, and AATF Honorary Member, Myriam El Yamani, auteure et presidente, Maison international du conte de Montréal, Janine Tougas, auteure du Manitoba
  • commends Christopher Pinet, Editor in Chief, and Wynne Wong, Managing Editor, for the special May 2009 issue of the French Review on Algeria/France, and congratulates them as Wynne completes her term as Managing Editor, and as Chris completes four terms as Editor in Chief.
  • 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 Joyce Strojny (DE), Polly Adkins (SC), and Janine Spencer (IL).
  • extends its congratulations to this year’s Outstanding National French Contest Administrators, Valerie White (Georgia - Large Chapter) and Joseph Theroux (Rhode Island - Small Chapter).
  • congratulates Megan Iranpour (KY) winner of the 2010 AATF-ISE Language Matters Award.
  • congratulates the AATF/Concordia Language Villages/French Embassy Administrator of the Year 2010 winner John Durkee (NY), nominated by Jessica Cuello, and student winner Heather Heinekamp.
  • congratulates 2010 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer, Mary Vogl (CO-WY) and thanks CERAN Lingua for sponsoring this award.
  • thanks the Alliance française and Rotary International for sponsoring grand prizes for winners of the 2010 Grand Concours.
  • expresses its pride in offering honorary membership to Malika Mokkedem, author, Christopher Pinet, former Editor in Chief of the French Review, and J. David Edwards, Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies.
  • salutes and thanks Marie-Christine Koop for her leadership and dedication as President-Elect, President, and Past-President, as her term ends on December 31, 2010.
  • salutes and thanks Madeline Turan, Region I Representative who completed her term on December 31, 2009.
  • salutes and thanks Alice Cataldi, Region III Representative, for her dedication and service during her two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2010.
  • salutes and thanks Randa Duvick, Region VI Representative, for her dedication and service during her two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2010.
  • salutes and thanks Jacqueline Thomas, Region VII Representative, for her dedication and service during her two terms on the Executive Council which will end December 31, 2010.
  • extends its appreciation to Ann Sunderland 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.

Created: January 3, 2011
Last update: August 25, 2014