Jody Magliolo, Section President, called the meeting to order.
The minutes of the annual business meeting held August 16, 1999, were approved.
The following officers were accepted by acclamation:
- President-elect: Mary Barth
- Vice-President (Practice): Jim Leisenring
- Council Representative: Jim Wahlen
Tom Linsmeier suggested that it would be a good idea to have the Council Representative be a former member of the Steering Board.
Jody Magliolo opened a discussion about having a mid-year meeting by summarizing the formats used by the Management and Taxation sections. Details of the discussion that followed are recorded at the end of these minutes.* In general, there were very few members who thought a mid-year meeting was ill advised. Most of the discussion focused on how to structure a meeting that would serve the needs of the membership that are not already being met in some other way. Among the members present at the meeting, there developed a consensus that a mid-year meeting designed to benefit junior faculty would be most desirable.
As a follow-up to the August 1999 discussion of how electronic dissemination of the newsletter could save section funds, Jody said that the section would continue to mail paper copies. The reason for this decision was that several people wanted to receive paper copies, and the annual cost of providing them was only about $3,000.
The final topic raised by Jody was the FARS web page. Jody asked the members to think about what sort of incentives should be offered to retain the services of someone who would expand the web page.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.