Meeting called to order 2:47
President's Report – Robby Bowen
i. Two new staff members at NAAHP Sam Schaffer in Illinois (event coordinator) media materials, - will be involved in national meeting, Susan ¼ time admin assistant Meia Galvan
ii. Strategic plan for NAAHP voted on 1) improving technology and 2) membership and retention 3) professional development, 4) research data collection and assessment, 5) revenue development and sustainability income resources for budget and 6) branding and marketing (logos and national branding).
iii. Proposal to increase membership dues - $125 to $130 annually. Each region should have standardized membership rate – suggested $35 overall rate. Go into effect in November for 2017.
iv. A move is underway for the HealthProf email listserv to be moved to in-house to the NAAHP national office.
2013-241 2014-303 2015-368 78.8% of members have already renewed.
Community College Task Force – work with advisors in community colleges to join NAAHP. Tyra Hassel to work with Task Force Committee. The committee has met once and focus was to figure out best ways to communicate with community college advisors.
Treasurer’s Report – report of expenses and income from New Orleans SAAHP Meeting – May 2015.
2016 National Meeting UPDATE- Minneapolis, MN June 15-19, 2016. Hilton – Minneapolis. SAAHP Board Meeting will be on the 15th, late a.m.
SAAHP Regional Meeting in 2017. Contract has been signed for Charleston, South Carolina. Hotel is Frances Marion in downtown Charleston, a historic hotel. There will be plenty of space with a new convention center opening. Date May 30-June 2, 2017. Hotel ate - $189/night. Catering prices will lock in for 2016 prices. College of Charleston designee to help with locations and possible visit to a medical school. ‘Renewing and Refreshing- Focusing on the Advisor’. Francie Cuffey asked for help to organize 2017 SAAHP meeting. Discussion ensued with possible sites for the 2019 SAAHP meeting. Sites were San Antonio TX, Atlanta GA, and Tampa FL.
Travel Grants for NAAHP meetings – Motion made by to increase contribution to $4,000 (seconded by Celeste Crowe) to attend meeting in Minneapolis. Motion carried.
National Service Award – Nomination from region. Discussion on nomination from region. Discussion to establish a regional meeting service award – Robby Bowen. Suggestion to nominate via e-mail to board members.
2018 National Meeting Introduction – Celeste Crowe
Discussion for national meeting in Washington, D.C. in 2018. Swapped years with SAAHP so SAAHP will have 2020 national meeting. Marilyn Banta and Paula Bailey on national meeting committee.
Discussion of liability insurance for Board members – legal liability options NAAHP board has purchased coverage and asking regional boards to consider insurance. Robby Bowen will send out policy to board.
Robbie noted that a meeting planner guidebook being developed by national office to help regional organizations.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:42.