MADLaT President's Report:Bonnie Proven Annual General Meeting 2005
Once again this year has been a busy and rewarding one for the board of the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training. We started off the 2004/05 year with 91 members. We ended the 2004/05 year with 175 members (as of March 2005). Remember MADLaT membership is granted with annual conference registration. Initial membership data for 2005/06 will be available after this conference.
MADLaT took a significant step this year. We designed and launched our new web site (www.madlat.ca). Significant volunteer and in-kind contributions came from Assiniboine Community College and Red River College. We launched our site in February 2005. Content was provided by many MADLaT members. The Board has tendered a small maintenance contract and is currently interviewing several web design companies who responded to the request for Proposal. The Board feels 100 hours per year should be adequate for a company to maintain the corporate site and manage the pre-and-post-annual conference materials. The contract will be awarded in mid-May. Please check out our web site at www.madlat.ca. If you have any comments or suggestions contact Bonnie Proven firstname.lastname@example.org, Debbie Jennings email@example.com, or Larry Danielson LDanielson@mts.net.
Based on a suggestion from the membership at our last annual meeting, the Board of MADLaT sought the guidance of one of our members, Jared Paisley, Continuing Education, University of Manitoba. Jared did a complete review of the MADLaT by-laws and made several suggestions to clarify and strengthen the by-laws. These changes will be presented at today’s annual meeting.
I would like to recognize the tremendous leadership and hard work of Bonnie Luterbach, Debbie Jennings, and Carol Stroud in the planning of the 2005 Annual Conference. This event is a huge project for such a small organization and each year the conference grows in both size and stature. We end our year with a stronger financial base, increased membership and a solid, dedicated group of board and association members. It is the endless energy of those volunteers that will sustain MADLaT in the years ahead.
Bonnie Proven, President
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