MLFA Fall Meeting Agenda

October 18, 2014 at Nature Hill Intermediate, Oconomowoc, WI

8:00-8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast

Fall Workshop Sessions

8:30 Session 1

9:40 Session 2

Train the Trainer- Training your Judges (Library)

        Getting ready to train your own judges.  Come and get advice on recruiting, training and sustaining judges.

New Coaches-  (Choir Room)

        Are you new and need advice? Come hear this panel help you get started!

Refreshing Your Demonstrations - (Tech Ed)

        Learn more about how to coach Demonstration and encourage students to choose more lively topics.

Poetry/Prose - Getting Beyond the Basics (Band Room)

        Sick of The Raven or Casey at Bat?  Looking for new materials to help your students?  How to refine, revitalize and renew this category.

10:45 -12:45  Fall Meeting

Approval of Minutes from the Spring Meeting

Past President’s Report


President’s Report

        Filling Positions

        Confirmation of Existing Chairs

        Goal for the year

President Elect

        Fall Workshop

Treasurer’s Report

        Audit from Accountant

        Purchasing of new equipment

        Not for Profit Status

Category Committee

Category changes  

Watch list

Update on procedures

Mentor/New Coaches


Tournament Practices and Procedures


Judges’ Standard and Training




        Web site updates

T-shirt and Logo Items

        T-shirt design and order forms



State Tournament


                Site, DJ, Student food, Photo booth, Judge Buffett have been secured

New Business

Constitutional Amendments to Article IV

Section I Insert Technology Chair after Historian

Section II Responsibilities of Officers (Addition)

Technology Chair

The Technology Chair shall be responsible for the updating of the web site and acting as liaison between the designer of the scheduling program and the organization according to policies and procedures stated in the By-Laws and in accordance with the job description agreed upon by the Executive Committee for this position.

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