AND ORGANIZATION SECTION
MINUTES OF BUSINESS
OCTOBER 9, 1999
1:30 to 3:30 pm
ABO Officers and members present: Joan Luft, John Rigsby,
Dennis Bline, Sue Haka, Tim Fogarty, Stacy Whitecotton, Jane Kennedy, Laurie
Pant, Jane Cote, Chee Chow, Sara Reiter.
Tim Fogarty presided. Minutes were recorded by Jane Kennedy.
budget prepared by Jane Kennedy was discussed. The Sectionís financial
well-being is recovering but still should be considered precarious. The
group agreed that no special expenditures should be made and that all
efforts should be made to run a solvent annual meeting.
Reporter. John Rigsby reported that good cooperation had been received
from the membership to fill the ABO Reporter. John reminded the group that
Joe Fisher will assume newsletter duties next year.
Bylaws. Some minor issues of interpretation were discussed. It was agreed
that no changes to the by-laws were needed at this time.
meeting Program Chair. Stacy Whitecotton reported that she is ready to
work as program chair for her second year. She summarized what she had
learned from last year. The idea of a second year was endorsed by all
members. Stacy reported that Jordan Lowe will be her assistant.
and Procedures Committee. Tim Fogarty distributed hardcopies of the draft
of the ABO Policies and Procedures Manual. He reminded the group that the
purpose of the document was to implement, clarify and expand upon the
newly revised and adapted by-laws. He solicited comments from the group
and suggested that this could be a longer-term project than initially
General satisfaction exists regarding the content of Section publications.
Following up on the conversation at the 1998 mid-year meeting, the group
distinctly favored caution in the expenditure of funds to support extra
Meeting: Joan Luft reported on the meeting that just concluded.† She reviewed some of the difficulties
that she and Chee Chow had in organizing the event and dealing with the
hotel.† While final numbers were
not available at this time, she expected that the meeting would at least
break even.† Discussion mostly
centered around explaining the lower than expected turnout.† Most people concluded that the west
coast trip that most east coast academics took in mid-August created some
resistance for this trip.† In a
nutshell, bad timing.† People were
pleased with the content of the current meeting.
Meeting: Dennis Bline reported on the factors that led to the selection of
the downtown Chicago venue.† The
financial condition of the section has created the imperative that the
financial viability of the event be a central consideration.† Tim Fogarty reported that things were
Reports: Various individuals reported on the state of behavioral
accounting research on the programs of the regional meetings that they had
attended during 1999.† For the most
part, the Section is maintaining its profile.† However, attendance is down at regional meetings in general.
chair comments: Jane Kennedy promised to keep up the good work of the
section and looks forward to working with the gathered group and others.
MEETING ADJOURNED 3:30 pm