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EUROCALL: Informe anual 2005-2006

EUROCALL: Informe anual 2005-2006 (inglés) | Acta de la Asamblea General de Socios, Granada (España) 6/09/2006 (inglés)

Minutes of the EUROCALL Annual General Meeting
Held on Wednesday 6 September 2006 at the EUROCALL 2006 Conference
Granada, 4-7 September 2006


Lis Auvinen, Anthony Baldry, Paul Bangs, David Barr, Therese Örnberg Berglund, Françoise Blin (Vice-President) , Peter Broeder, Angela Chambers (Treasurer), M. Suzanne Cloke, Beatriz de los Arcos, Piet Desmet, Herve Didio-Cook, Kaija Ervola, Anthony Fitzpatrick, Margaret Gammell ( Secretary), Barbara Geraghty, John Gillespie, Ana Gimeno (President), Carmen Gomez Gonzalez, Sarah Guth, Tony Harris, Mirjam Hauck, Francesca Helm, Timo Hulkko, Sophie Iannou-Georgiou, Sake Jager, Catherrine Jeanneau, Maria Jordano de la Torre, Kaisa Kahonon, Inge-Anna Koleff, Kinichi Kuradate, Marie Noëlle Lamy, Jonathan Leakey, Sebastian L’Haire, Andreas Lund, Maire Makinen, Martina Mollering, Carmen Mortara, Bernard Moro, Kerstin Namuth, Antje Neuhoff, Helle Lykke Nielsen, Hiroyuki Obari, Robert O’Dowd, Stephanie O’Riordan, Rafael Seiz Ortiz, Ide O’ Sullivan, Sue Otto, James Pankhurst, Hans Paulussen, Heli Pekkala, Berit Peltonen, Isabel Perez, Carmen Perez Basenta, Christina Perez Guillot, Stephan Pohlmann, Rosario Reyes Márquez, Fred Riley, Markus Ritter, Thomas Robb, F. Rosell-Aguilar, Kazumi Sakai, LiJing Shi, Lesley Shield, Irina Smoliannikova, Patricia Sneesby, Claude Springer, Lena Subra, Peppi Taalas, Maija Tammelin, June Thompson, Saskia Van Bueren, Bert Wylin.

1. Minutes

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held in Cracow 26 August 2005, were accepted and signed as a true record.

Proposed by Françoise Blin, seconded by David Barr and passed nem con.

2. Matters arising

There were no matters arising.

3. President's Report

Dr Ana Gimeno-Sanz presented her report, the full text of which would appear on the EUROCALL website. (http://www.eurocall-languages.org/about/docs/presreps/presrep2006.html)

In this, her first report as EUROCALL President, she focused on the following items:

In closing, Ana expressed her thanks and appreciation to Tony Harris and the Granada team for organizing EUROCALL 2006. She wished John Gillespie every success with EUROCALL 2007, and reminded members that John would be making a short presentation on EUROCALL 2007 at the closing ceremony.

Acceptance of the President’s Report was proposed by Paul Bangs, seconded by Robert O’Dowd and passed nem con.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Angela Chambers presented the audited accounts of the Association for the period 1 August 2005 to 31 July 2006. The accounts showed a successful year with an increase in membership receipts (30,260euros as opposed to 28,000euros budgeted). She congratulated the organisers of the Cracow conference who returned a surplus of €15,340 (€13,000 income from the conference and €2,340 from workshops). The Treasurer pointed out however, that this income was not the final figure and that there was an amount of €1922 which had been paid in refunds and other costs, from the EUROCALL account in Limerick. A further €1170 was due to workshop presenters and this would be paid in the next financial year and was included in the budget for 06-07. AC advised the meeting that extra income from membership fees and the 2005 conference, along with a reduction in travel costs had resulted in a transfer to the reserve of €7320. It had therefore been agreed by the Executive Committee that €2000 of the conference surplus should be redirected to assist new EU member country colleagues to attend future conferences.

In reply to a point raised by Tony Fitzpatrick the Treasurer agreed that a clearer more comprehensive breakdown of income and outgoings would be presented in future, with a signed auditors balance sheet where possible, although it was difficult to achieve full audited accounts given the short time-frame between the financial year-end (July 31) and the conference. The Treasurer confirmed that the reserve was currently in the region of €22,000. In reply to a suggestion that the Executive Committee meet virtually in order to make savings on travel expenses she stated that much of the Executive business was carried on by means of a closed mailing list and that the majority of Executive Committee members had their expenses covered by their own Institutions, with costs to EUROCALL kept to the minimum.

The Treasurer next announced an increase in the membership fee. This would be necessary to cover the cost of the additional issue of ReCALL Journal expected to come on stream in 2007. The new fee being proposed was as follows:

A feature of the new student rate would be online only access to the ReCALL Journal. The Treasurer pointed out that the new rates were configured in order to maintain current income and explained that student members had for some years been paying below the basic cost of the ReCALL Journal - a situation which could not continue indefinitely. The new online rate was being proposed in order to accommodate this category of member without imposing a large increase in the fee. This low-cost online membership would also be available to new EU member country colleagues, further underpinning EUROCALL's ongoing commitment to including colleagues from emerging economies. The Treasurer gave thanks to Margaret Gammell for her work in preparing the accounts.

Acceptance of the Audited Accounts was proposed by John Gillespie, seconded by Tony Fitzpatrick and passed nem con.

Acceptance of the Budget was proposed by Stephan Pohlmann, seconded by Paul Bangs and passed nem con.

Acceptance of the increase in membership fee was proposed by Tony Harris and seconded by Thomas Robb.

5. EUROCALL Conferences

5.1 EUROCALL 2006: The organisers of the Granada conference were commended on their successful organisation of what was the biggest attendance at any EUROCALL conference, and thanks were extended to all involved.

5.2 EUROCALL 2007: Ana Gimeno announced that EUROCALL 2007 would take place at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, from 5-8 September 2007and thanked John Gillespie and his team for their willingness to host the conference and wished them well with their preparations.

5.3 EUROCALL 2008/2009: Members were invited to submit proposals to host EUROCALL 2008 and 2009. The deadline for submission of bids for 2008 was Nov. 30 2006. Further details available from the EUROCALL office.

A discussion then followed with regard to the planning of EUROCALL conferences and the means by which themes and topics were arrived at. The question was raised as to how to provide for a conference theme which would not be perceived as exclusive. Tony Harris reminded the attendance that while the theme for this year’s conference was Integrating CALL into Study Programmes, the Call for Papers also welcomed presentations focusing on any other aspect of CALL research, development and practices, and that this was generally the case with EUROCALL conferences. John Gillespie confirmed that the Call for Papers for EUROCALL 2007 would be similarly welcoming to all sectors. It was agreed that every effort should be made to clearly emphasise that presentations are welcome from all sectors of CALL research and members were encouraged to contribute ideas and suggestions by means of the virtual strand or the members’ discussion list.

6. Voting

The votes cast before the meeting had been counted. Following the call for nominations for the position of (1) member of the Executive Committee, the following nominations had been received by the closing date:

Marie-Noëlle Lamy, The Open University, UK,
nominated by Jim Coleman, seconded by Thierry Chanier.

Robert O’Dowd, University of León, Spain,
nominated by Maija Tammelin, seconded by Berit Peltonen.

The results of the vote were:
Marie-Noëlle Lamy - 17votes; Robert O’Dowd - 55 votes.
Robert O’Dowd was duly elected.

7. Any Other Business

There was no other business.



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