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10/24/2018 to 10/26/2018 CDT
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The Nominations and Elections Committee requests your help in creating a slate of officer nominees to be presented for election at the 2018 Fall Conference in Corpus Christi, TX for President-Elect, Vice-President for Membership, Secretary and NAFEPA Rep.These offices are for two years and are elected in even numbered years.
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News and Highlights
Proposed change to ACET Constitution - please readCurrent - Article V. Section 2: “The Parliamentarian will be appointed by the President, and will be a non-voting position. The NAFEPA Representatives are nonvoting positions on the Executive Council.”
Change Requested: Article V. Section 2: “ The Parliamentarian will be appointed by the President, and will be a non-voting position. The NAFEPA Representatives are elected officers on the Executive Council with voting rights.”
ACET 2018 Fall Conference - Information links
**For links to the upcoming conference this fall in Corpus Christi, please see www.acetx.org/upcomingconference (presenters, exhibitors, overview, etc)**
Letter from the President
Dear ACET Membership:
I hope you’ll join us at our upcoming conference at the Omni Hotel in the beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas; scheduled October 24-26, 2018. Our program planning team has been diligent in putting together what I think will be an excellent conference for your professional learning. The conference theme is: “ESSA and ACET…. Rolling with the tide”. I encourage you to get registered now and make plans to join us in Corpus Christi.
During the conference, we will be electing the following ACET Officer positions:
- NAFEPA representative- (eligible candidates must have served in the capacity of President)
- President-Elect- (eligible candidates must have served on program planning or as a regional director for two years)
- Vice President of Membership- (eligible candidates must have been a member of the ACET organization for two years)
- Secretary- (eligible candidates must have been a member of the ACET organization for two years)
Until I see you in Corpus, best wishes to each of you, your schools, and your students as you begin your new school year.
Letter from the President-Elect
Dear ACET Membership:
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the ACET Fall Conference on October 24-26, 2018 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel! The Program Planning Committee and I are already making plans to build an outstanding line-up of presenters and sessions!
If you have not had the chance to check out the presentations from the spring conference, these are still posted on the ACET website for your use.
We look forward to seeing you in Corpus Christi in October! Have a great beginning of the school year!
Letter from the Executive Director
Greetings ACET Members,
It is time that we begin to plan for the Fall 2018 conference, “ESSA and ACET…Rolling with the Tide!”, to be held in Corpus Christi on October 24-26, 2018. The Program Planning Committee met in July to begin the planning for the conference. The tentative program overview is posted, and registration will be opened on July 31st. A more complete overview will be posted after the September 4th Program Planning meeting.
I would also like to address some concerns that were noted in the Spring Conference Evaluations. The first is the need for presentation materials to be posted prior to the conference. We ask that all presenters send us their presentations one week in advance, but many of them do not do so even when reminded. We do not have control of their submissions. Second, the repeat of sessions, we try to present as many different topics as we feel will be helpful to you, but because of the limited number of session times available, not all can be repeated. We suggest that you try to bring more than one person to the conference, so you may attend more sessions. Shortening the day by starting later and ending earlier, as was suggested, also reduces the time for sessions to be presented. Thirdly, the issue of program descriptions not matching the session content is again something we do not control. We print what is sent to us by the presenter. The hotel has control over parking and the temperature of the rooms. We can change the temperature somewhat, but it does take time for it to change. Their system is not like ours at home which can be changed rapidly. Parking is what it is. Many of the overflow hotels have shuttle service to help with this issue and we encourage you to use the shuttle. Lastly, the issue of where a conference is held was an issue. I can tell you that by hosting it in different locations is done to try to give everyone an opportunity for easy access. There was a time when we did conferences in El Paso, Lubbock, Beaumont, South Padre etc. but these were not well attended and were dropped from the rotation. We have gone with the more “generic” conference locations of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus. We are in the process of scheduling the 2020-2023 conferences and will take into consideration your requests.
We do review and try to eliminate your concerns as we plan for the next conference, but there are issues which are out of our realm of control. We are looking forward to seeing you in Corpus Christi in October.
Shirley Coleman, Executive Director ACET
Membership renewal notifications
You may be receiving an email from us regarding renewal of your ACET membership.
This is not a scam. In order to register for the upcoming conference and/or access member files, membership needs to be renewed.
You do not have to wait for an email from us to renew. Simply sign into your account and find the link "Membership Renewal" under "Bookmarks".
At this time, please also verify your contact information is correct and the email permissions.
Member profile changes
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Please review your ACET account profile to assure that your information is accurate.
Note the new line items requesting permission for us to send you emails. The default for existing members is "Yes".
This can be found in Account Details --> My Profile --> Communication Preferences.
Conference survey link emailed
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Congratulations to all of our 2018 Student and Adult Scholarship winners! The list of winners are posted here.