Sections in 1988–89

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 A new Section manual was approved at the November 6 Board meeting, drafted by Catherine Gilliss, chair of the Family and Health Section, and Charles Hennon, chair of the Family Action Section.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Catherine GillissCatherine Gilliss

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Charles HennonCharles Hennon

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Reports from the Sections of the year’s activities were as follows:

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  • Education and EnrichmentPatricia Knaub noted that they were clarifying their role with the CFLE program. This section was growing and had a budget of over $8,000.
  • Ethnic MinoritiesOuida Westney reported that the first Marie Peters Award established by the Section would be awarded to Andrew Billingsley. Changes in their by-laws reflected the work of its officers.
  • Family ActionCharles Hennon reported that the Section membership was declining partly due to the name of the Section and unclear relationships with the Public Policy Committee. More coordination is needed.
  • Family and HealthShirley Hanson requested that in the revision of the by-laws a provision might be made to reimbursing the Section chairs for some of their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as Section chairs. The nursing focus group was to be merged with the section.
  • Family Discipline—Bill Meredith noted that the Section had initiated its own newsletter and was cosponsoring the Teaching Family Social Science Workshop.
  • Family Therapy—Tony Jurich noted that this Section was revising its by-laws and has mounted an outreach to other organizations, including working out their niche with the interface of therapy research with therapy practice. He warned that the schedule of NCFR American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists meetings is so close that it often negates attendance at NCFR by therapists.
  • Feminism and Family Studies—Karen Polonko moved for the approval of a fee/event reception for distinguished feminist scholars with proceeds of the event going to an endowment fund for the Section. This was unanimously approved by the Board, and a gala event raised a sizable endowment from which awards have been made and speaker’s fees covered.
  • International SectionDianne Kieren noted that although the Section is small in membership, it is becoming much more diverse, and their newsletter is an important mechanism for communication. The Russian Delegation from the 1988 conference has invited NCFR to a return visit, which was complex due to the costs. The University of Minnesota has carried on the linkages, but not as part of the Section. The Section is also mentoring foreign students.
  • Religion and Family Life—Ron Flowers observed that the sexuality theme has stimulated Section members, so that the Section had its fullest program ever at an annual meeting. Their treasury has been healthy.
  • Research and Theory—David Klein noted that the Section is experimenting with new formats to ease the density of its program. The royalties from the Contemporary Theories Volume have now been transferred out of the Section budget and into the Reuben Hill Award fund.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The Board also approved a motion requiring that whenever an NCFR member donates a cash gift of any amount or from any source (e.g., royalties) this member make known to NCFR in writing the arrangements from the publisher, including a copy of the contract. To defray the costs of administration, 10% of each installment of the gift, up to a maximum of $100 per installment, will be assigned to the NCFR general fund and the remainder of the gift placed in the fund so designated by the gift giver. The Executive Director may adjust the maximum charge to reflect inflation with the approval of the finance committee.


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