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Independent Folklorists' Section Business Meeting/Conference Call (Post-AFS Meeting)
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When: 10/20/2011
1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Where: Conference Call
by Skype audio call
Contact: Dyann Arthur
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AFS Independent Folklorists' Section

Business Meeting/Conference Call (Post-AFS Meeting)

Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 10:00 AM PDT.

(draft 8/2/11)


Note: Below are preliminary procedures and agenda for participation. A final agenda will be available 24 hours prior to the conference/meeting as a link on the AFS Independent Folklorists’ Section members’ page.




Please review minutes of 2010 Business Meeting ahead of time on the AFS Independent Folklorists' members' page and email / contact Dyann Arthur with any questions or requested corrections.


Send email to SR. Convener Dyann Arthur at least 48 hours prior to conference call/ meeting at


1)   Confirm you will be attending.

2)   Provide the phone number (mobile or land-line) you wish to be called at, in order to enter the Skype phone (not video) conference at approximately 10 AM PDT.

3)   Provide details of any additional new business you wish added to the final agenda, which will be available (see above link) on the AFS website 24 hours in advance.

4)   Provide/attach copy of any written report to be discussed during meeting.

5)   Respond if you are interested in becoming Junior Convener for 2012. (If selected you will be responsible for taking minutes during the conference call/ meeting, and will become Sr. Convener at the following year, 2013 Conference)






10:00 AM: Dyann Arthur, Senior Convener, hosting the conference call/meeting telephones confirmed participants at phone number provided and welcomes all.


10:05: Dyann asks for volunteer to serve as Junior Convener for next year. After that person is selected,  she/he takes notes on meeting and prepares minutes as first responsibility. (Minutes will be emailed for final approval to Dyann, also Amber Ridington, the current Junior Convener who will chair the 2012 Section Business Meeting.)


10:10: Dyann reports attendance and calls for introductions of participants; asking people to introduce themselves and briefly and tell what they’d like to gain from membership in Independent Section.


10:15: Dyann proceeds with business part of meeting. She asks for someone to move to accept the minutes and for someone else to second approval.


10:20: Dyann explains Public Program Section’s Independent Folklorist’s Travel Stipend Award, announces the Award Stipend Committee for the coming year, and congratulates the winner for this year: Laura Marcus-Green. She asks Laura to say a few words about the value of the experience and report on her attendance at the Public Programs Section Business Meeting.


10:35: Dyann presents financial information provided by Tim Lloyd. She tells about anything of interest that came up during Friday’s breakfast meeting with Section leaders.


10:45: Dyann thanks and introduces Jan Rosenberg who gives report on contributions Indies made before and during the AFS 2011.


10:55: Amber Ridington leads discussion on the success of Section sponsored Professional Development Workshop: Dialogue: Learning through Meaningful Engagement and the Grant Writing Roundtable.


11:10: Dyann calls for discussion/review of AFS 2011 Conference events .


11:20: Dyann calls for any further new business to be discussed.


11:30: Section conference call/meeting concludes.


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