Executive Committee Conference Call November 6, 2000

Opening

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. EST by AAMR President Cathy Ficker Terrill.

Attendance

Members present—Cathy Ficker Terrill, president; Steve F. Warren, president-elect; Marcia B. Bryan, secretary-treasurer; Genevieve D. Pugh, Conference of Divisions; Members absent—Ruth A. Luckasson, vice-president, Virgil L. Hobbs, Assembly of Regions. National staff present—M. Doreen Croser, Maria A. Alfaro.

Officers' and Director's Reports

The resignation of Donald K. Routh as Editor of AJMR prior to the expiration of his appointment has been received. The Executive Committee agreed to begin the search for a new editor immediately. Ficker Terrill will appoint an ad hoc committee to work with the Publications Committee Chairperson to oversee the process.

M. Bryan briefly reviewed the proposed budget for 2001. The Finance Committee will meet to review it in detail on November 17, 2000, and forward its recommendations to the Board for its November 22 meeting.

S. Warren reported that the number of submissions for presentations at the 2001 Annual Conference is far higher than in previous years. All committees are on schedule for program planning and publication of the preliminary program.

D. Croser outlined several initiatives to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Association. Formal presentations on these will be incorporated into the agenda of the Winter Leadership meeting.

Croser and Warren reported that the Task Force on Language is awaiting funding that has been promised from the Social Security Administration and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to proceed with a study on the current practice in language.

New Business

Requests for the Association to join as Amici were considered.

M/S/P (M. Bryan, S. Warren): To send a letter in support of The Arc of Florida as Amicus in the appeal of R. L. Cherry v. State of Florida to the Supreme Court of Florida.

A request from the Disability Council of the White Mountains (AZ) to join as amicus in a Supreme Court case involving the ADA was deferred pending additional information from the plaintiffs.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m., EST.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia B. Bryan, EdD, FAAMR