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A publication of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association                                                                                             

SOUTHWESTERN REGION of the AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION 
Board of Directors’ Summer Meeting

August 20, 2016
Plano, TX

Summary of Motions
Draft

SWAMTA Officers and Board of Directors met on 8/20/2016 between 9-5pm for our summer board meeting at My Possibilities in Plano, TX. Below is a draft of the motions from the board meeting.

Regarding approval of minutes, agenda, and transitions during meeting:

MOTION: Resolve, to approve the agenda for the 2016 SWAMTA Board of Directors summer meeting. Author, Christine Neugebauer. The motion carried.

MOTION: Resolve, to approve the minutes from Board of Directors’ Spring Meeting (3/31), with proposed correction. Author, Amy Rogers. The motion carried.

MOTION: Resolve, to move into Executive session. Author, Antoinette Neff. The motion carried.

MOTION: Resolve, to adjourn the 2017 Board of Directors Summer Meeting at 4:26pm. Author, Antoinette Neff. Motion carried.

Regarding appointments to officer and committee rep. positions:

MOTION: Approve Jackie Claxton for position of Association Internship Committee Representative, author Sophia Lee. Motion carried.

MOTION: Approve Marcus Hughes for position of Diversity Committee Representative, pending his acceptance, author Esther Craven. Motion carried.

MOTION: Approve Suzzane Heppel for position of Government Relations Representative, author Esther Craven. Motion carried.

MOTION: Approve Nancy Hadsell for position of Historian, author Diane Powell. Motion carried.

MOTION: Approve Tiffany Laur for position of Membership Committee Representative, pending her acceptance, author Ed Kahler. Motion carried.      

MOTION: Approve Ed Kahler for position of Parliamentarian, author Diane Powell. Motion carried.

MOTION: Approve Carolyn Dachinger for position of Workforce Development and Retention Representative, author Jennifer Townsend. Motion carried.

Regarding task force for online voting:

MOTION: Resolve, that the SWAMTA Board of Directors assign a small task force to explore the risks, benefits and processes for online voting. The members of the task force should include the President-Elect, the Website Administrator, and one other member of the BOD. Author, Christine Neugebauer.

Jennifer Townsend recommended as Board of Directors representative for the online voting task force. The motion carried.

Regarding changes to CMTE fees:

MOTION: Resolve, that 2017 CMTE Courses will be the following: 3 hour member, $65/non $85, 5 hour: 75/95, institute $150, author Jennifer Townsend

MOTION: Recommendation to charge $75 CBMT fee plus 5% of proceeds for co-sponsoring continuing ed courses throughout our region, author Jenn Townsend. Motion carried.

Regarding conference:

MOTION: Recommendation to do ½ page ad at $190 in conference program (national – AMTA) author Diane Powell. Motion carried.

MOTION: Move to keep conference registration costs the same as previous year, Diane Powell. Motion carried.

Regarding finances:

MOTION: Approve financial report as amended at presentation, author Jenn Townsend. Motion carried.

MOTION: Recommend re-investment of Certificate of Deposit, author Amy Rogers. Motion carried.

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