Minutes – October 2011

Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Face to Face Meeting
October 7-9, 2011
Charlotte, NC

Friday, October 7, 2011

Present: Brian Morrison, Carla Mathers, Liz Mendoza, Lynne Wiesman, Gino Gouby, Leslie Greer, Annette Miner
Absent: Julie Simon, Richard Laurion
Meeting was opened at 5:16 EST
Approval of Minutes (Leslie, Gino). Passed unanimously

Vice-President’s Report

ASLTA 501(c) 3 status – ASLTA has started the process of contacting an attorney local in Washington.
Intellectual property- website, service mark (SM).
For position papers, there should be copy write symbols on them.

Director’s Reports

Director of Communications and Technology

  • Working with Doug website for upgrading and fixing the Board webpage.
  • Filmed a promo video for 2012 conference with Leslie.
  • Investigate live streaming and tweeting of 2012 conference.

Director of Professional Development

  • Texas conference sponsor
  • NAOBI conference support

Director of Research and Publications

  • Workshop presenter support
  • NIEC website announcement

Director of Public Relations

  • Should we sponsor NAOBI?
    Discussion will be tabled until the next meeting

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Present: Brian Morrison, Carla Mathers, Richard Laurion, Liz Mendoza, Lynne Wiesman, Gino Gouby, Leslie Greer, Annette Miner
Guests: Kellie Mills Stewart, Conference Co-Chair and Anna Witter Merithew, Program Chair
Absent: Julie Simon
Meeting opened at 9:30am EST

Treasurer’s Report

  • Will develop a per diem policy
  • Three credit cards for Brian Morrison, Richard Laurion and Annette Miner-Smith (see New Business).

2012 Conference – October 8, 2011 10:00am

Discussed in depth issues surrounding roles and responsibilities, conference theme, logistics and events.

New Business:

Annette (Leslie) moved to buy a Projector. Friendly amendment by Annette to add “up to $1000.” Approved (B:11:15)
Richard (Leslie) moved to adopt the logo for the conference:

  • Theme: ICORE
    • Innovating and
    • Creating
    • Opportunities for
    • Research
    • Education

Richard amended (Gino) the motion to read:

  • Theme: ICORE
    • Innovative and
    • Creative
    • Opportunities for
    • Research
    • Education
      Motion passed (B:11:16).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meeting opened at 9:07am EST

Strategic Plan:

Will discuss at the face-to-face in February. Thanks to Julie for all her hard work on the survey.

Old business:


New business:

  • Leslie moved (Gino) to pay per diem (food only) instead of itemized receipts for travel expenses. Per diem should be calculated by times when doing CIT business in one’s own time zone.
    • $10 breakfast – before 11:00 am
    • $15 lunch – after 11:00 am
    • $25 dinner – after 1:00 pm

    Referred to Treasurer, Richard, for developing a per diem policy.

  • Leslie (Annette) Registration keep the same as last conference. Passed. (B:11:17)
    • Before June 1st Early bird $350
    • After June 1st regular – $400
    • After Sept 1st – late $475
  • Gino (Leslie) moved to approve three (3) credit cards for President Brian Morrison, Treasurer Richard Laurion and Director of Publications Annette Miner-Smith. (B:11:18)
  • Gino (Leslie) moves to have the February Face-to-face meeting February 2-4, 2012 at the Hilton in Charlotte, NC. Passed (B:11:19)
  • February Face-to-face
    February 2-4, 2012 at the Hilton in Charlotte, NC

Meeting adjourned on October 9, 2011 at 12:52pm