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CAA 105th Annual Business Meeting Minutes
posted by CAA — Dec 15, 2017
The College Art Association 105th Annual Business Meeting Minutes
New York Hilton Midtown Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
NY NY 10019
February 15, 2017: Convocation, 5:30 p.m.
West/East Ballroom, 3rd Floor
February 17, 2017: MY_CAA, 12:15 p.m.
East Ballroom, 3rd Floor
CAA’s President, Suzanne Preston Blier, welcomed attendees to CAA’s Convocation and to the Association’s 105th Annual Meeting of its members. While the Annual Meeting was scheduled to be held in two parts, Blier advised attendees that official items of the meeting would be covered on Friday, February 17th, from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. at the “My-CAA meeting, hosted by Hunter O’Hanian, CAA’s new Executive Director and CEO.
Convocation proceeded with the President’s opening comments followed by the Awards ceremony, the Keynote Address with Mary Miller, and cocktails next to the East Ballroom.
CAA’s President, Suzanne Preston Blier addressed Convocation with the subject “Art Matters.” Here follows the link to President Blier’s comments: https://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/02/24/caa-2017-convocation-presidents-address-art-matters/
I. Call to Order – President’s Report – Suzanne Preston Blier
On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:15 p.m., President Blier called to order Part Two of the Annual Meeting in the East Ballroom.
II. Blier introduced Judith Rodenbeck the Annual Conference Chair who spoke of the success of the changes to the Annual Conference instituted by the Annual Conference Committee and other parties. Rodenbeck had received much positive feedback on the new, shorter session times (90 minutes) and the multitude of session options available to Conference attendees.
III. Report by Hunter O’Hanian, CAA’s Executive Director and CEO
IV. President Blier asked for the approval of the minutes of the February3, 2016 Annual Business Meeting held in Washington, D. C. A motion was made to approve the 2016 minutes. The motion was seconded and the minutes were approved.
V. Blier/Hunter called on Teresa Lopez, CAA’s Chief Financial Officer, to give her financial report for Fiscal Year 2016.
Due to reduced membership enrollment, as well as lower attendance in at 2016 Washington DC annual conference, the Association ended fiscal year 2016 with a deficit of $326,000 including one-time expenses of $125,000.
As of the end of the last fiscal year, there were 9,027 individual members and 1,311 institutional members, including 735 library subscribers handled through Taylor & Francis. Last year’s deficit was funded from the Association’s reserves. The fair market value of CAA’s investment portfolio decreased from $9,644,074 on July 1, 2016 to $9,399,572 on June 30, 2016. CAA drew down $925,000 in that period.
In July 2016, the CAA Board of Directors hired a new executive director, Hunter O’Hanian. In the current year, we have seen an increase in total membership numbers and revenue. Registrations for this year’s annual conference have not only exceeded last year, but have also exceeded paid registrations from the 2015 annual conference in New York. The number of attendees for this Annual Conference stands at 3,236 as of this afternoon.
Over the next few months CAA staff and board will be working on budgets on for future years which will better match projected expenses to projected revenues.
Copies of the audited financial statements for FY2016 compared with FY2015 are available here and as a pdf on our website.
VI. President Blier called for Old Business. There was none.
VII. President Blier called for New Business. There was none.
VIII. Results of Board Election
President Blier stated that official business was completed and announced the results of the election of new directors. The following members have been elected to CAA’s Board of Directors:
Melissa Hilliard Potter
President Blier thanked all the candidates for their willingness to serve CAA.
Roberto J. Tejada, Secretary
College Art Association
March 22, 2017
Next CAA Annual Business Meeting – 2018
The 106th Annual Meeting of the College Art Association will take place during Convocation on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.