PIRA Business Meeting
AAPT Summer Meeting 2010, Portland Oregon. July 19, 2010
Meeting called to order at 9:06 PM
I. Introductions around the room: (See sign-in list attached)
II. Acceptance of the minutes of the last meeting as posted online:
Tony Papirio moved to accept them. The motion was seconded and passed.
III. Old Business.
A. Dues Still have a positive balance and a growing treasury, so it was moved by David Sturm, seconded and passed by voice vote, that the dues should remain the same.
B. Executive board constitutionality. We will look at various structures of executive boards to see which best fits PIRA. These are constitutional changes, and will require posting on line and considered for a year. The idea was to increase the number of executive committee and set up a method for an orderly replacement of officers when they cannot serve out their term. Those added to the executive committee will be approved and elected at the meeting in Omaha.
C. Other business none
IV. Officers’ and workshop reports.
A Co-Presidents Elect’s Report: Zig Peacock/ Dale Stille. Dale suggested we all call Zig to wish him well. The PIRA session went well with Marsha Hobbs substituting for Zig. The Lecture Demo workshop went well and was well attended, if over priced. AAPT is making lots. This year it was 100 demos done in two 4 hour workshops. Feedback was that they would like all 200 demos. We will reduce some of the expense next summer by providing the bibliography on a thumb drive. Dave Sturm will ask Pasco to supply the drives.
B Vice-President’s Report Sathappan Ramesh We were not given a great location for the resource room. Setting up by Dale and Wayne went well. Volunteers are always welcome to help. Coffee is now available all day! Raffle and auction slow for the first day. Next year, we should make LN ice cream as a draw and make something of an opening ceremony? Flyers and a map may help, as would better signage.
C Treasurer’s Report Steve Wonnell Reimbursements for resource room are trickling in. Bauder fund has paid. $917 loss from last year. Income $1600 $1448 for Creason fund, $740 in dues. Present balance $7490 $3333 in Creason Fund.
No applications for Creason Fund this year, Oregon Section brought in lots of local high school teachers.
Bauder fund: we no longer get an automatic grant, so we must apply each year with a specific request.
Pay your dues.
D. Road show demo workshop. About 18 registered, and 12 visitors.
E. Intro Lab workshop: 5 participants, great ratio of teacher to students. A challenge to offer both intro and advanced: This workshop does not count against our total, or the apparatus committee total. Lecture Demo is also not counted. PIRA is now in charge of setting up the DEMO show.
Van: intermediate advanced (5.7 presenters, one canceled so Ramone filled in for 2) well attended and well received. New structure means that Lab Committee sponsors this workshop. 14 attendees.
Stan M photovoltaic workshop: great 11 showed up. Teachers enjoyed. Based on Kits from Oregon University. On loan. Basically a green version of electric circuits.
Performance Workshop: 15 signed up, 24 showed up. Stage performance morphed into lecture performance in the classroom. John Schmore was the drama teacher.
V. Committee Reports,
A DCS Committee Dale Stille did not meet yet. Bib will expand next year with Dave Mauillo’s Demo a Day and Robert Erlich’s 2 books. Also 2007 to present AJP articles on demonstration apparatus.
B Constitutional Committee Tony Papirio Online posting and discussion of changes. See Old Business section B
C Demo Show Committee Stan Micklazina Stan described the vaudville performance and friends! A 21-balloon salute to Warren. Keith Warren, Zack Addler, Mike McFarland, Sam Sampere, Dave Sturm, Dave Maiullo, and Tom Senior volunteered to help Stan with the Omaha Demo Show. (Stan ran the demo show at Portland, but does not run the committee for Omaha.)
D Other Committees
VI New Business
A Ring of Honor awarded to Andrew Graham and Phil Johnson
By Marsha Hobbs, Brian Andersson, David Sturm Jumping ring of honor to give recognition to those who contribute to PIRA. Qualifications were discussed. Retired person possible, no one on the current executive committee is eligible.
B Other Business Can we open up the business meeting or workshop as a live feed or recorded and put online? Ramón. Keith suggested that it is not hard. Dave Strum motioned that there will be a committee to look into this and to check with AAPT for permission. The motion was seconded and passed.
VII Election of Officers
A Past Presidents Report on nominations: David Sturm. The number of nominees were restricted by the lack of institutional support for at least 2 possibilities. We need more folks to step up and take leadership positions.
B VP candidate introductions and nominations from the floor: Dave Mauillo offered to serve. No nominations were offered from the floor. Dave wins by acclimation. (The white smoke ring went up, somewhat like electing a pope.)
C Secretary, with no nominations, Tom Senior remains as secretary
D Secret Ballot was not needed
Our present officers:
President: Zig Peacock/Dale Stille
President elect: S. Ramesh
Vice President: David Mauillo
Past President: Wayne Easterling
Treasurer: Steve Wonnell
Secretary: Tom Senior
Meeting adjourned at 10:34 PM to the photograph at the stairs in the main lobby of the Hilton.
Sign In List for PIRA Business meeting, SM2010, Portland, OR July 19, 2010 :
Wayne Easterling President email@example.com
Tom Senior Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
David Sturm Past President email@example.com
Dale Stille Co-president elect firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Wonnell Treasurer email@example.com
Anne Atiyeh firstname.lastname@example.org
S. Ramesh Vice President email@example.com
Gerald Zani Gerald_zani@brown.edu
Sam Sampere goofball firstname.lastname@example.org
David Maiullo email@example.com
Cliff Bettis firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ann Klassen email@example.com
Van Bistrow firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Greenslade Greenslade@kenyon.edu
Adam Beehler groupie email@example.com
Steve Shropshire firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike McFarland email@example.com
Brian Andersson App Contest Dir firstname.lastname@example.org
David Haley email@example.com
Peter Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramón Torres-Isea email@example.com
Gerald (Jerry) Hyatt firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Andersson email@example.com
Dean Hudek Dean_Hudek@Brown.edu
Cathy Easterling spouse firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Warren Keith_Warren@ncsu.edu
Zah Adler nutcase extrad. Zach.email@example.com
Tony Papirio firstname.lastname@example.org