Board Meeting Beaming
We had a well-attended Webinar board meeting on November 18 with 13 of our 15 board members either in attendance in Nashville or online. National officer and board liaison Brandon Mullings also joined us. There was a lot on the agenda including review of the preliminary audit for FY09, a review of proposed adjustments to the FY 10 budget in light of the economy, a business plan for the sustainability of the Work Force Ready System and board recommendations for strategic planning including long-range Vision 2020 planning. Official board minutes are still being written. This was the longest Web conference in our history clocking in at three hours.
Particular thanks go to our old friend Dr. Chip Harris of Tennessee State University for making the arrangements for the board meeting, for a Chapter Management Institute that also took place on Campus on the 18th and for arranging a tour to the birthplace of SkillsUSA (then called the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). There’s a plaque commemorating the founding of SkillsUSA on the spot where the Andrew Jackson Hotel was located until 1971. SkillsUSA was founded on May 8, 1965. Now the hotel is gone, but the plaque transferred to the building that replaced it, the James K. Polk Office Building, containing the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Tennessee State Museum.
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