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October Meeting Minutes October 24, 2009

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Picture of Erik SweetFirst meeting of the 2009-10 ACARC had a great start with twenty in attendance, three leaders (Susan Moose, Josephine Sorensen & Liz Yanoff), and two guest speakers (Anne Schiano & Erik Sweet from State Ed). Since it was the first meeting with many new faces, we started with a “Get to Know You” match-up. Everyone was given a colored sticker when they arrived, and found someone with the same color to ask three questions, and then introduce that person to everyone. It was a fun way to start our year.

Susan Moose, President, had a call to business taking a vote for new by-laws that were distributed to everyone at the meeting. The by-laws were accepted, and we moved on to another “fun” event of drawing for two prizes (a basket of goodies and a gift card to Staples). Rita Melander won the GC for bringing a friend and Mary Beth Farr won the goody bag.

Liz Yanoff, Treasurer ACARC & Charlotte Award committee member, distributed a copy of Skribblers Magazine to everyone, gave everyone a free book, and asked if anyone was interested in signing up for 2010 book loans for the Charlotte Book Awards.

Anne and Erik discussed how literacy is not isolated and is related to all disciplines with the 25 fastest-growing professions having far greater literacy demands. The idea of a national set of standards is being looked at so that transient learners would not be affected as much. A one day (3 hour) English regents will be in effect 2011.

Kitty Verbeck, professor CSR, gave an invitation for new teachers to attend The College of St. Rose on 11/17/09 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  ACARC will have a table set up there with information.

Thanks to Barbara Kling for preparing a mini feast of fall edible goodies for everyone.

J. Sorensen, Vice President

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