M I N U T E S
Annual Membership Meeting
Mountain Plains Management Association
October 9, 2009
The annual membership meeting of the Mountain Plains Management Association (MPMA) was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by Casimir Barczyk, President of the Board of Directors, on the Terrace of the Academic Classroom Building at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO.
Minutes from October 11, 2008 MPMA membership meeting were approved as submitted.
Casimir Barczyk expressed appreciation to Mesa State College and to Conference Chair Richard Vail for hosting a successful conference.
Casimir Barczyk introduced the 2008-09 Board of Directors, noting the expiration year of their terms:
Casimir Barczyk, Purdue University-Calumet, President, 2009
Carla Cabarle, Minot State University, Member, 2010
Donald Carpenter, Mesa State College, Member, 2010
James Frost, Idaho State University, Past Conference Chair, 2009
Ed Harris, Weber State University, Conference Chair Elect, 2011
Sri Seshadri, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Member, 2011
David Summers, University of Houston-Victoria, Member, 2009
Richard Vail, Mesa State College, Conference Chair, 2010
Casimir Barczyk explained the pending amendments to the Bylaws of the MPMA that the Board has presented for approval by the membership. After brief discussion, the amendments to Section 1, Article V and Section 6 Article VI (attached) were approved.
Alan Hamlin discussed the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics (MPJBE). He stressed the need for submissions and for reviewers. He noted that additional information can be read on the website of the MPJBE or obtained from Alan Hamlin, whose email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald Carpenter presented the recommendations of the Nominating Committee and the Boa rd that Casimir Barczyk, James Frost and David Summers be reelected to new terms on the Board and that Alan Hamlin would become the ninth member of the Board as the Conference Chair Elect. Casimir Barczyk called for additional nominations from the floor. None being offered, he called for the vote and the membership approved the recommended slate.
Ed Harris discussed the 2010 MPMC to be held at Weber State University.
Donald Carpenter announced that Casimir Barczyk had been reelected as President of the Board of Directors for 2009-10 and congratulated him on his election.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m. The next Annual Membership Meeting of the MPMA will be in October 2010 at Weber State University in Layton, Utah.
Approved Amendments to the Bylaws of Mountain Plains Management Association
[In October 2008, the Board of Directors of the Mountain Plains Management Association voted to present the following proposed amendment to the MPMA Bylaws to be considered by the MPMA Membership at its annual meeting on October 9, 2009 in Grand Junction, Colorado. It had been distributed to the membership a month ahead of the vote.]
Item i should be created within Section 1 of Article V of the Bylaws, to read
“The host school will advertise MPMC with its ordinal designation and as a national conference, e.g., ‘the 51st National Meeting of the Mountain Plains Management Conference.’”
[In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the Mountain Plains Management Associated voted to present the following proposed amendment to the MPMA Bylaws to be considered by the MPMA Membership at its annual meeting on October 9, 2009 in Grand Junction, Colorado. It has been distributed to the membership a month ahead of the vote.]
Section 6.3 of Article VI of the Bylaws should be changed so that there would be nine members, rather than eight members, on the Board of Directors. Section 6.3 would read
"The Board of Directors consists of nine members. As two spots are filled by Board actions, i.e., the Conference Chair and the Past Conference Chair, Directors shall be elected to three year staggered terms. Subsequently, Directors shall be elected as terms expire. If a member of the Board of Directors becomes the Conference Chair Elect, that member's term of office shall be extended and will end after having served as Conference Chair Elect, Conference Chair and Past Conference Chair."