|FCSPA Adviser Meeting MINUTES
57th Annual FCSPA Conference and Awards Banquet
Holiday Inn—Disney Springs
October 14, 2016
A. Call to Order & Welcome
Elena Jarvis and Carmen Bucher
B. Approval of Spring Meeting Minutes
C. Budget Update
Belinda Wheatcroft for Kelly Warren
Saved money in the budget by switching to the new awards. Good.
D. President’s Report
E. Old Business
1. Conference Coordinator Position
Discussion: Are there any FCSPA members who might want to take on the task for a stipend that would be determined later? Holding the conference at a college campus would enable us to afford $2,000 – 3,000 for the coordinator’s position. We would not have a minimum food service fee, setup fees or a minimum hotel block to guarantee. Kelly Warren highly recommends the move if we continue to lose money on our conferences. Wendy Whitt’s combined Conference Coordinator/Contest Coordinator position would be a $5,000 stipend, taking a portion of the President’s stipend. Lizabeth Martin (newly elected president) would assume some or partial coordinator duties as an additional option.
F. New Business
1. Election of new President, Vice-President and Secretary
Discussion: Lizabeth Martin of Palm Beach State has volunteered to be president; Kevin Arms, Lake-Sumter State College has volunteered to be the new vice-president. And, Carmen Bucher of Miami-Dade-Kendall has volunteered to be secretary. There were not any other potential candidates for those positions.
a. Terms of office: two (2) years. The president receives a $1,800 annual stipend. Normally the vice-president assumes office after the president’s term ends.
b. Many thanks to Elena Jarvis, Daytona State, and Melissa Alling, College of Central Florida, for doing a superb job this past term.
2. Student of the Month/Hall-of-Fame nominations
Elena Jarvis and Belinda Wheatcroft
3. Conference Location, 2017 & 2018
Discussion: There was a discussion on the pros and cons of having the Conference on HCC’s campus and staying within the Tampa area Holiday Inn Westshore community. Concerns were expressed about the local businesses—strip clubs, safety and budgetary issues. Additionally, members discussed renegotiating Holiday Inn-Disney Springs again. No final action was taken… the budget numbers will need to be calculated to determine final gains or deficits for this year’s conference.
4. 2017 Contest & Digital Entries
Discussion: Remove Best Ad Design category and add Best Headline to newspaper category. Less popular categories included two newspaper categories. Each lacked full participation—comic strip and editorial cartoon. New suggested categories include 1) Headlines and 2) Infographics.
Contest Coordinator’s Report: Contest entry fees should be send to Tallahassee in the future.
5. Spring Adviser’s Meeting
Discussion: Until final conference numbers are determined, the tentative spring meeting date is TBD. February 2017 had been mentioned as the meeting month.
OTHER: Adjournment by Elena Jarvis
Attendees: Wednesday, 14 present. Thursday, 19 present.
Elena Jarvis, FCSPA president, Daytona State College
Carmen Bucher, FCSPA secretary, Miami-Dade College-North Campus
Jennifer Shapiro-Sack, Broward College
Vicky Santiesteban, Broward College
Melissa Alling, College of Central Florida-Citrus Campus
Rob Marino, College of Central Florida-Ocala Campus
Jennifer Mazur, College of Central Florida-Ocala Campus
Bruce Cook, Daytona State College
Troy Appling, Florida Gateway College
Rick Gaspar, Hillsborough Community College
Kevin Arms, Vice-President-elect, Lake Sumter College
Manolo Barco, Miami-Dade College
Eric Cornish, Miami-Dade College
Ivonne Lamazares, Miami-Dade College-Hialeah Campus
S. Lizabeth Martin, President-elect, Palm Beach State College
Kaitlyn Downing, Pasco-Hernando State College
Paula Ingram, Pensacola State College
Cindy Kuropas, St. Petersburg College
Nicolette Costantino, Tallahassee Community College
Jackie Zuromski, Valencia College
Belinda Wheatcroft (FCSAA executive assistant)
Wendy Whitt (Contest Coordinator)
S. Lizabeth Martin, FCSPA President
c. Minutes Distribution List