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Draft- 2016 Business Meeting Minutes

 

DRAFT

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

Business Meeting

Lexington, Kentucky

October 28, 2016

 

  1. Call to order

 

Meeting called to order at 8:12 am by President, Leslie Greer

 

  1. Roll Call – Quorum

We have 40 people at the business meeting. Quorum is met.

 

  1. Libby Pollard- Parliamentary Procedure and Voting Procedures

 

Libby Pollard explained parliamentary procedure rules for the business meeting.

 

  1. Approve Standing Rules

 

Motion 1: Accept the standing rules as written in the CIT 21st Biennial Conference Program book (p. 64).

Made by: Carole Lasorisak

Seconded by: Kim Kurz

Motion Carried: (C:16:01)

 

  1. 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

 

The 2014 Business meeting minutes were reviewed by Eve West, JoAnn Dobecki Shopbell and Elisa Maroney

 

Motion 2: Accept the 2014 Business meeting minutes.

Made by:  Kim Kurz

Seconded by: Eve West

Motion Carried: (C:16:02)

 

  1. Board Reports

 

Each of the board members and directors gave a report on their activities of the past two years.

 

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. 2014 Motion 3: To task the board, or a committee designated by the board, with putting an electronic vote to the membership, providing the following choices:

 

  1. Keep the organization name as is.
  2. Change the organization name to another name that also has the acronym CIT, such as the Consortium of Interpreting Teachers.
  3. Change the organization name to something that does not have the acronym CIT.

 

Made by: Xenia Woods

Seconded by: Ali Ann Artis

 

Motion Carried: 37-23 (C:14:03 )

 

A survey was sent out to the membership to see if they were open to the idea of a name change. The majority of the members were open to it and a survey will be sent out as a result New Business Motion 8 was brought before the board and membership.

 

  1. 2014 Motion 4: Move that CIT Board investigate the feasibility of establishing a paid position to manage the technology needs of the organization including web site management, communications, and coordination of electronic storage of organizational information. This investigation would be completed by April 1, 2015 and if deemed feasible, the paid position would be put in place by June 2015.

Made by: Patty Gordon (MN)

Seconded by: Laurie Shaffer (VA)

 

Motion Carried: (C:14:04)

 

Starting November 1, 2016 CIT will hire a contractor who will take care of the CIT website in addition to the CIT database.

 

  1. New Business
  2. Motion 3

Remove the position Director of Membership

Rationale: The duties have been allocated to a contractor who will handle all membership dues and the database.

 

Fiscal Impact: none

 

Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart

Motion Seconded name:  Carole Lazorisak

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:03) and referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote

 

 

  1. Motion 4

Motion: Change the name of the Director of Communications and Technology to the Director of Technology

Rationale: This position focuses on the utilization of technology and the communications portion will be moved to a new position.

 

Fiscal Impact: none

 

Motion maker name: Kim Kurz

Motion Seconded name: Patricia Lessard

 

Motion Carried: (C:16: 04) and it was referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote

 

 

  1. Motion 5

Motion: Create the position Director of Communication and Member Relations

Rationale: The purpose of this position is to have a Board position focused on enhancing communication and building a relationship with membership to ensure participation of members in CIT.

 

Fiscal Impact: none

 

Motion maker name: Kellie Stewart

Motion Seconded name:  Carole Lazorisak

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:05) and it was referred to the Bylaws Committee as this will necessitate an amendment to the Bylaws which when drafted will need to be put to a vote

 

 

  1. Motion 6

Motion: I move CIT make all titles, abstracts, authors’ names, and years of conference proceedings available to scholarly internet-based queries such as, but not limited to, Google Scholar prior to the 2018 conference.

 

Rationale: CIT Proceedings historically contain some of the earliest research in and/or related to interpreter pedagogy that is not published elsewhere. These early/preliminary findings are important for the present generation of researchers to find while conducting literature searches with modern technology.

 

Fiscal Impact: unknown

 

Motion maker name: Kim Bates

Motion Seconded name:  Mary High

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:06) and referred to Director of Research Publications

 

 

 

 

  1. Motion 7

Motion: I move CIT make individual proceeding articles available for non-members to download for a nominal fee.

 

Rationale: Individuals conducting such searches may not be CIT members, and therefore need some other means of accessing the textual contents of the entire article(s).

 

Fiscal Impact: The maker of the motion does not know what the potential fiscal impact of making proceeding contents available for internet search query returns might be; however, she suggests that the fee per article download be established such that costs are offset.

 

Motion maker name: Kim Bates

Motion Seconded name:  Mary High

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:07) referred to director of research publications

 

 

 

  1. Motion 8

Motion: I move for consideration that the name of Conference of Interpreter Trainers be changed to “Conference of Interpreting Sciences: Teaching, Research and Practice”

 

Rationale: This has been a long discussed issue and a name change is something more reflective of our membership and professional work is desired by the majority of CIT members. The proposed name better reflects who we are today.

 

Fiscal Impact: Estimate of less than $2,500 to change business registration, we and print information

 

Motion maker name: Richard Laurion

Motion Seconded name:  Paula Gajewski Mickelson

 

 

Amendment adding “and translation” by Kim Kurz and Lewana Clark – amendment passes

 

“Conference of Interpreting and Translation Sciences: Teaching, Research and Practice”

 

Amendment passed

 

Amend title to:

Conference of Interpreting and Translation Studies: Teaching, Research and Practice

 

Stacey Storme  and Steven Stubbs

 

Mary High: Refer the whole motion to the Board for discussion and to bring back to the 2018 conference seconded by Jessica Bentley-Sassaman

 

Motion Carried: (C:16:07) 23 to 4. Referred to the Board for discussion; a survey will be sent out with various names and ideas for names. Then the names will be voted on. Based on the most popular names, a final survey will be sent out for members to vote on the top name.

 

 

 

  1. Nominations for 2016 – 2018

 

Vice President:

One person was nominated prior to the conference: Kim Kurz.

Jimmy Beldon accepts the nomination of Kim Kurz as Vice President and Janice Cagan-Teuber Second motion carries Kim Kurz is the new Vice President

 

 

Treasurer:

No prior nominations were made for the treasurer. Kim Kurz moved to nominate Patricia              Lessard as the Treasurer of CIT from the floor. Patricia Lessard accepted the nomination.

Jimmy Beldon moves to accept Patricia Lessard as the treasurer for CIT.

Kim Bates seconds. Motion carries Patricia Lessard will serve a second term as Treasurer of CIT.

 

 

  1. 2018 Conference Host – Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

  1. 2020 Conference Hosts
    1. Rochester, NY
    2. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

 

The winner is: Minnesota in 2020! Congratulations

 

 

  1. Announcements WASLI representative Nigel Howard made the announcement that CIT will be partnering with WASLI in order to foster interpreter training around the world. If individuals want to join WASLI it is a $25 membership fee. The 2019 Conference for WASLI will be in Paris, France.

 

  1. The meeting was adjourned at 10:58 am.

 

 

Reviewers were: Eve West, Patty Gordon, and Kim Bates