Executive Summary of May 2014 Board Minutes

Executive Summary of Minutes
US Math Recovery Council® Board Meeting
May 5, 2014
Attendance: Yvette Panasowich, board chair; Lynn Haden, treasurer; Cathy Briand,  Anne Catena, Deb Farley, Sharon Ficarra,  Kory Obenshain, Fred Reynolds.
Regrets: Tricia Gessele, David Webb
Staff: Carolyn Olijnek, CEO; Vicki Breneman, Training and Events Director; Cindy Johnson, Office Manager; Christina Miller, Director of Programming and Development.

Carolyn Olijnek, CEO, reported:
  • Designated Funds Update - 20 applications for the US Math Recovery Council® Individual Award for Math Recovery® Professional Development were received, reviewed and awarded to 3 recipients:
    • Laurie Barlow, from Fargo, ND for Leader Training; Tim Harms from Minnesota State Moorhead, Champion Training; Jennifer Scholla from Sioux Falls, Leader Training.
  • Applications for the US Math Recovery Council® School Award for Math Recovery® Professional Development are due May 19th.
  • 2 Instructional Coaches, Mollie Gabrielson and Jessica Finley have been hired, and will start in June.
Vicky Breneman, Training and Events Director, reported:
  • ETF (Extending the Framework) is online through Haiku Learning.org.
  • AVMR® Course 1 and 2 trainings are increasing, especially in Wisconsin and Spokane.
Christina Miller, Director of Programming and Development, reported:
  • Small group instruction is being researched and developed.
  • Add+VantageMR® Course 1 revision and new handbooks have been printed and distributed with updated kits.
  • Champion Update is complete and online through ConnectMR.
  • AVMR videos are on ConnectMR.
Lynn Haden, Treasurer, reported:
  • Financial statements show profit due to a decrease in expenses.
  • Audit Report - auditor complimented the financial records.
  • The 990 IRS form is complete and needs to be approved by the Board.
Yvette Panasowich, Board Chair, presented:
  • A new format for Board Meetings. Meetings begin on Friday, continue through Saturday, with formal Board Meeting on Sunday.
  • Board Committees meet quarterly through teleconference; Google Hangout was suggested.
Board Votes:
  • The 990 IRS form was accepted. It will be mailed by May 15, 2014 deadline.
  • The new time frame for Board Meeting was accepted.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm.

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