Saturday, June 30, 2012
NEA FAC RA Meeting Minutes June 30, 2012
I. Call to Order Tom McLaughlin, Chair @ 4:08PM
II. Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum Rich Nicklay, Secretary
Executive Board Members
OFFICERS PRESENT: Chair - Tom McLaughlin (IA), Vice-Chair - Debbie Turici (PA), Secretary - Rich Nicklay (IA), Treasurer - Oscar Forsman (IL)
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Music - Jessica Fitzwater (MD) Pam Gibberman (CA), Visual Arts - Sue Lemmo (PA), Carlos Meikel (CO), Dance/Drama - Ginger Fox (CA), Carol Woodman (WA)
GUESTS PRESENT: Charlie Fry (PA), Jack Rowe (IN)
III. Adoption of Agenda
Moved/Seconded (Lemmo/Fry) w/flexibility
A. American for the Arts (Kristen Engebretsen) www.AmericansForTheArts.org
Gave a brief overview of American for the Arts; building leadership, works actively w/
arts organization in DC area; works w/politics on the hill; development they offer; distributed “Arts
Education Field Guide”, 5,000 professional members
B. American for the Arts Action Fund (Victoria Murray Baatin) http://artsactionfund.org/
A 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts.
Nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched in 2004, the Arts
Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education.
The Arts Action Fund's goals are to: Enlist and mobilize 1 million citizen activists who will help ensure
that public and private resources are maximized and that arts-friendly public policies are adopted at the
federal, state, and local levels. Currently 40,000 members
V. Treasurer’s Report
A. Banners ($583) & iStock Photos ($480)
C. Lapel Pins 500 @ $2.78 / Total $1,390
D. Signage - Tom McLauglin presented a multitude of wonderful/professional looking
permanent signs he has created/designed.
E. BALANCE $4,527.20 (Checking - $1,026.08, Savings - $4,500.88)
A. Total membership $10.00
B. 2.78 pin / .46Cents ribbon
V. Membership Pins/Ribbons
Motion (Woodman/Meikel): A NEA FAC $10.00 membership will include a ribbon and a pin. To
purchase a pin only, the cost is $5.00 without membership status.
Discussion occurred. Our goal of NEA FAC is to increase membership, which increases
exposure. Moved (Woodman/Fitzwater) Passed
VI. Visitor - Greg Johnson, HS Choir Director Mustang, Oklahoma, teacher 28 years, spoke
passionately about the arts. NEA Executive Committee up for re-election
VII. Scholarship - Nicklay read the changes in scholarship form, deadline date March 1, officially
renamed NEA FAC Ruth Ann Teague Scholarship, includes bio of Ruth Ann Teague.
Scholarship applications will be available at the non-profit booth table.
VIII. New Business Item “Fine Arts Advocacy Resource Guide”
Discussion about language changes. Corrected copy will be brought to the Sunday noon meeting.
IA will get the 50 delegates signature at their morning caucus.
IX. New Business
A. STEAM vs STEM
Discussion around if anyone interested in writing a NBI in reference to this topic.
Another discussion about if there is a need to address the # of minutes allocated to the arts in the school