Annual Membership Meeting -- 10/21/2006


President of the Board of Directors James Frost convened the annual membership meeting at the Friday luncheon of the Mountain Plains Management Conference.  He thanked Utah Valley State College for successfully hosting the MPMC 2006 conference.


Frost explained the proposed amendments to the Bylaws:

Section 4.01a Conference Chair.  This officer is the designee of the host-college or university that was approved by the Board of Directors for the next annual meeting.  The Conference Chair will assume office at the close of the last year’s annual conference and serves in that capacity until the next annual conference.

Section 4.01b Past Conference Chair.  At the close of the annual conference the Conference Chair becomes the Past Conference Chair.

Section 4.01c Conference Chair Elect.  This officer is the designee of the host school for the year-after-next annual meeting..  It should be the track chairperson, but could be a designee.  The purpose is to maintain continuity of operations and to learn how to improve the conference.

Section 4.01d President of the Board of Directors.  The President of the Board of Directors is elected by members of the Board of Directors.

Section 5.01a Best of Track Award.  The Mountain Plains Management Conference wishes to acknowledge the best conference papers submitted each year.  The host school reviews the submissions in each track and awards a “ Best of Track” plaque and a single cash award to the author of that paper.  If there are multiple authors, they can divide the cash award to their satisfaction.

Section 5.01b Contribution to subsequent conference.   At the conclusion of a conference, the host school will deliver $500 to the next host school to assist in financing the initial activities for the subsequent Mountain Plains Management Conference. 

Section 5.01c Conference tracks.  The following tracks are offered at each management conference: Pedagogy, Economics, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.  Additional special focus tracks sponsored by the host university are acceptable. 

A motion to approve the amendments passed by two-thirds vote


Frost introduced the 2006-2007 members of the Board of Trustees:

Casimir Barczyk, Purdue University-Calumet, Member

Don Carpenter, Mesa State College, President of the Board of Directors

Larry Carstenson, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Conference Chair

            James Frost, Idaho State University, Conference Chair Elect

Alan Hamlin, Southern Utah University, Member

Nolan Lickey, Utah Valley State College, Past Conference Chair

            David Summers, University of Houston-Victoria, Member

            Richard Vail, Mesa State College, Member


Frost turned the meeting over to incoming President of the Board Don Carpenter, who introduced Tami Moore of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, who made a presentation about MPMC 2007 which UNK will host.


Following the presentation, Carpenter thanked UNK for the work they will put into MPMC 2007, thanked UVSC for a successful MPMC 2006 and adjourned the meeting until October 12, 2007 in Kearney, Nebraska.