Minutes of the APSE Winter Conference opening meeting
Meeting called to order by APSE President Jeff Rosen at 4:09 p.m.
Introduction of officers and past presidents in attendance:
Jeff Rosen, president
John Bednarowski, first vice president
Todd M. Adams, second vice president
Robert Gagliardi, third vice president
Bill Eichenberger, Executive Director
Glen Crevier, Conference Coordinator
Tommy Deas, past president
Mike Sherman, past president
John Cherwa, past president
Gerry Ahern, past president
Roll call of regions
Atlantic Coast – Dan Spears
Great Lakes – Glen Crevier
Great Plains – Jeff Rosen
Mid-Atlantic – Ron Fritz
Northeast – Justin Pelletier
Northwest – Paul Barrett
Southeast – Joe Schielfelbein
Southwest – Jim Lefko
West – Matt Traub
Executive Director report – Bill Eichenberger
We’re getting pretty low money. We need to find a way to make more.
Jeff Rosen passes out wireless instructions.
Mike Sherman gives us the rules for judging at Poynter and thanks the Poynter folks for letting us use their facilities this week.
Summer conference in Nashville
Winter conference next year in Orlando
Summer conference in 2019 – Looking like Atlanta
Beyond that – Pursuing ideas. Some progress has been made.
Commissioners meeting – Gary Potosky
April 19 and 20 in New York. Schedule is nearly set.
Contest improvements – Justin Pelletier
Committee has made progress. Some ideas, including a more digital focus and a possible reconfiguration of contest categories, has been discussed.
Would like to get a feel for ideas this week and talk about making changes at the summer conference.
Diversity – Jorge Rojas sent report
2018 diversity fellows introduced. We need more money. Michael Peters talks about the process for applying for grants and the problems APSE faces in doing so.
Legal affairs – John Cherwa and Gerry Ahern
John says Super Bowl has now been classified as a terror threat, which explains the new, tougher security protocols. We objected but the NFL doesn’t care.
Gerry says they are working with the NCAA again to make sure we are properly taken care of.
Olympics – Jorge Rojas, sent a note
Some notes on credentials for Korea. Seems like it went went well. We’ll be looking for a new Olympics chair. This is a big job. We all miss Jorge.
Outreach – Chris Fickett and Mike Kates
Jeff says our outreach chairs have been doing talking to former members, trying to get them back.
Also, he says we should be going after more student chapters.
Red Smith Award – Jack Berninger
Ballots are out and voting is underway.
Regions – Dana Sulonen
There will be a Southeast Region Vice-Chair vote soon.
Scholarship – Phil Kaplan
Phil sent a note thanking Joe Sullivan for chairing this in the past and having it set
After that note was read, it was mentioned that the deadline for the four $1,500 scholarships are June 1. Details will allegedly be on the apse website soon.
Revenue – Tommy Deas
Tommy’s been doing a great job getting money for future conventions. We need sponsorships to survive.
Website – Gary Potoski
Chris White has been doing an amazing job (for free) of updating the website over the past year. Gary has been helping out a hell of a lot, too. Both deserve a shoutout. It looks so much better.
Mike Sherman proposed that the past presidents help update the old website pages.
Writers – James Crepea
James isn’t here. He’s been head of this committee for quite some time and has asked that someone else take the baton. Erik Hall said he might know some candidates.
Election for second vice president – there will be call for nominations at the closing meeting. Elections will take place shortly after.
Student chapters – University of Alabama has been admitted.
Directory – Jeff says it would be great if we could get that a pdf. of the directory. Dana said she’d take care of it.
Convention – Dave Ammenheuser says the Nashville Summer Conference is coming along great. We at the Marriott. Plans for the Grand Ole Opre and maybe a Jack Daniels Distillery Tour.
Juding committee assignments – John Bedarowski handed them out along with some instruction on how to judge.
Gerry Ahern made a motion to adjourn.
Tommy Deas seconded said motion.
Meeting is adjourned
List of meeting attendees:
Joseph Schiefelbein, The Advocate
Dave Ammenheuser, USAT-Tennessee
David Humphrey, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Alex Mena, Miami Herald
Paul Barrett, Seattle Times
Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle
Reina Kempt, The Advocate
Kwani Lunis, NBC Sports Boston
Erik Bacharach, USAT-Tennessee
Keith Pearlman, The Villages Daily Sun
Nick Feely, The Villages Daily Sun
Bill Bootz, The Villages DailySun
Tommy Magelssen, The Dallas Morning News
Jori Epstein, The Dallas Morning News
Matt Traub, The Salt Lake Tribune
Naila Meyers, The New York Times
Alex Iniguez, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Glenn Yoder, The Washington Post
Tony Maluso, Dalton Daily Citizens,
Derrick Wess, Chillicothe Gazette
Michael Phillips, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Josh Barnett, Buffalo News
Malcolm Mora, IUPUI
Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times
Joe Sullivan, Boston Globe
Glen Crevier, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Scott Thurston, Boston Globe
Ron Fritz, Baltimore Sun
Dan Spears, Wilmington Star News
Justin Pelletier, Lewiston Sun Journal
Dana Sulonen, Detroit Free Press
Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press
Hugh Kellenberger, Jackson Clarion Ledger
Jonathan Heeter, Daily Press
Owen Hassell, Wilmington Star News
Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer
Larry Graham, Toledo Blade
Jim Lefko, San Antonio Express-News
Hank Winnicki, Newsday
Otto Strong, ESPN
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News
Maria McCllusin, Bryan College Station Eagle
Barry Bedlan, The Associated Press
Erik Hall, OutSports
Elaine Sung, APSE guest (formerly of espn.com)
Jennifer Armstrong, Nola.com/Times-Picayune
John Cherwa, L.A. Times
Michael Peters, Tulsa World
Bill Speros, USA Today/Golfweek
Gerry Ahern, USA Today/Golfweek
Mike Sansone, Chicago Tribune
Scott Monserud, Denver Post
Ted Kian, Oklahoma State University