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									DATE:          September 21, 2007

TO:            House of Delegates

FROM:          Esther Mackintosh, President

RE:         Annual Business Meeting Materials/Highlights
_____________________________________________________________________________

        Enclosed are the materials for the Annual Business Meeting. One hard copy and one
set of documents on CD are being sent to each director. We ask that you either photocopy
the paper documents or download the documents from the CD to share with your chair or
other board or staff members who wish to attend the meeting. The meeting is scheduled
for:

                                  Sunday, November 4, 2007
                                    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                                          Empire C
                              The Williamsburg Hospitality House
                                      Williamsburg, VA

        The Annual Business Meeting is the one opportunity during the year for conducting the
affairs of the Federation. This includes receiving reports on current activities and budget and the
2006 audit (see Tabs 4 and 5). It is also the time when the Federation=s board submits for your
review and action a proposed plan that will guide the organization in the year ahead, along with a
budget to support the plan (see Tabs 6 and 7). This year=s plan was approved by the board at its
July meeting.

        The leadership of the Federation is also elected at the Annual Business Meeting. This
year the Nominating Committee is presenting six (6) members for election. If elected, these
members will serve for four (4) years. Information on each candidate appears in Tab 8. This
year the Federation will also elect a new board chair to succeed Paul Hunter, whose term as
chair concludes with this annual meeting.

       The Annual Business Meeting is also the occasion for submitting resolutions and bylaws
amendments for consideration by the House of Delegates. Resolutions must be submitted in
writing to a Federation staff person no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 2, in order to be
put before the meeting on Sunday. Proposed bylaws amendments must be submitted 30 days in
advance of the annual business meeting, by Friday, October 5.

        All delegates are encouraged to read the Federation bylaws (see Tab 10) prior to
attending the meeting.

        On behalf of the board and staff, I wish to welcome you to the Annual Business Meeting
of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
        2007 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Tab#   Description

1           *    Agenda
            *    Standing Rules of Order
            *    Federation Board Members

2           *    2006 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

3           *    Nominating Materials for Willis Lott

4           *    Summary of 2007 Activities
            *    Objectives for 2007

5           *    Balance Sheet (As of July 31, 2007)
            *    2007 Budget vs. Actual (January-July 2007)
            *    2007 Year-to-date Budget Report with Notes
            *    2007 Budget Summary by Department
            *    2006 Audit Report

6           *    Introduction to Proposed 2008 Plan
            *    Proposed 2008 Plan

7           *    Current Dues AFormula@
            *    Schedule of Projected Dues Increases
            *    Introduction to Proposed 2008 Budget
            *    Proposed 2008 Budget with Notes

8           *        2007 Slate
            *        2007 Candidate Criteria
            *        2007 Nominating Committee
            *        Continuing Federation Board Members

9           *    Resolutions
            *    Bylaws Amendments

10          *    Federation Bylaws (current)
        TAB # 1




         Agenda


 Standing Rules of Order


Federation Board Members
                           2007 FSHC Annual Business Meeting
                                       November 4, 2007
                                 8:30 - 11:30 AM—Empire C
                                Williamsburg Hospitality House
                                        Williamsburg, VA

                                             AGENDA

1.    Call to Order; Introductions; Announcements


2.    Roll Call; Adoption of Standing Rules of Order (Tab #1); Adoption of Agenda (Tab #1)


3.    Report of Committee to Approve 2006 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (Tab #2)


4.    Appointment of Committee to Approve 2007 Annual Business Meeting Minutes


5.    Election of Federation Chair (Tab #3) (balloting, if necessary)


6.    Chair=s Report


7.    Report of Legislative Committee


8.    Report on 2007 Activities (Tab #4); Current Financial Overview (Tab #5)


9.    Presentation of 2008 Proposed Plan (Tab #6)
      Presentation of 2008 Proposed Budget (Tab #7)


10.   Election of Federation Board of Directors (Tab #8)


11.   President=s Report


12.   Report of Resolutions Committee (Tab #9)


13.   Other Business


14.   Adjournment
                   FEDERATION OF STATE HUMANITIES COUNCILS


                                STANDING RULES OF ORDER


        The standing rules of order for Federation annual business meetings are: a) all motions
shall be in writing, signed, and brought to the chair after being offered; b) delegates wishing to
speak shall go to the floor microphone and identify themselves by name and their state; and c)
debate shall alternate between those speaking for and against a question insofar as this is
possible.

                                     ELECTION POLICIES


Vacancies on the Board of Directors

Six new board members are to be elected at the 2007 Annual Business Meeting. The term of
office for a member of the board of directors is four years.

Eligibility

Board and staff members of humanities councils in good standing with the Federation, as well as
former members and any other persons who, in the opinion of the Nominating Committee, would
serve effectively, shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors. No more than one
member of the Board of Directors may be elected from a single member humanities council, and
no more than two members may be elected from any one state.

A member of the Board of Directors who has served a full term as board member shall not be
eligible for reelection until the next business meeting of the Federation after expiration of that
term.

Nominating Committee Slate and Further Nominations

The 2007 Nominating Committee prepared a candidate slate which was presented to the
membership on August 23, 2007. Nominations for any additional board member candidates
must be signed by three member councils, sent to the Federation and postmarked no later than
Friday October 19, 2007. No additional nominations for board members may be made from the
floor of the business meeting.

Nominations for the office of Chair of the Board shall be filed in writing with the Secretary of
the Federation at least sixty (60) days in advance of the annual business meeting of the House of
Delegates. In addition, nominations for the office of Chair may be made from the floor of the
annual business meeting of the House of Delegates.
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                                    VOTING PROCEDURES


When No Formal Vote Is Necessary

No formal vote by the House of Delegates on the candidate slate will be necessary or taken if
there are no other candidates put forward. Election to the board of directors will be declared to
be by acclamation.

Balloting/When Formal Voting Is Necessary

Each council has one vote, to be determined by the delegates from that council according to its
own procedures.

Voting is by written ballot. Ballots will be distributed, one for each member council, when
nominations are declared closed. Each ballot will be accompanied by an envelope. The
completed ballot (unsigned) is to be placed inside the envelope. The name of the voting council
should be written on the outside of the envelope and the envelope signed by a designated
delegate of that council. Ballots will be collected in the aisle by staff and counted immediately
by a Tellers Committee.

Determining Final Results

The Bylaws provide that elections for membership on the board of directors are decided by a
plurality vote. That is, the candidate receiving the most votes for a position is elected; a
candidate does not need a majority of the votes cast to be elected.

In case of any ties, a second election will be held as soon as possible.
                                         2006-2007
                                 FSHC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                 (as of 1/25/2007)

J. Paul Hunter >09                                        Joseph Kelly ‘10
Chair                                                     Pennsylvania Humanities Council
1218 East Madison Park                                    325 Chestnut Street, Suite 715
Chicago, IL 60615-2963                                    Philadelphia, PA 19106
312-458-9978 (work) 312-422-5588 (fax)                    215-925-1005 (work) 215-925-3054 (fax)
e-mail: jph7f@cms.mail.virginia.edu                       e-mail: jkelly@pahumanities.org

Marc Johnson >07                                          Willis H. Lott >09
Immediate Past Chair                                      Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
The Gallatin Group                                        P O Box 609
350 N. Ninth Street, Suite 202                            Perkinston, MS 39573
Boise, ID 83702                                           601-928-6280 (work) 601-928-6390
208-336-1986 (work) 208-336-2007 (fax)                    e-mail: willis.lott@mgccc.edu
e-mail: johnson@gallatingroup.com                         Assistant: Gloria Breland (gloria.breland@mgccc.edu)
Assistant: Barbara Malone
(bmalone@gallatingroup.com)                               Craig Newbill >10
                                                          New Mexico Humanities Council
Robert Bailey >07                                         MSC06 3570
Vice Chair                                                1 University of New Mexico
Arkansas Humanities Council                               Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
10800 Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 465                 505-277-6156 (work) 505-277-6056 (fax)
Little Rock, AR 72211                                     e-mail: cnewbill@nmhum.org
501-221-0091 (work) 501-221-9860 (fax)
e-mail: rebailey@sbcglobal.net                            Sara Ogger >07
Assistant: Robin Phelps (robinphelps@sbcglobal.net)       New York Council for the Humanities
                                                          150 Broadway, Suite 1700
Robert Hazel >10                                          New York, NY 10038
Treasurer                                                 212-233-1131 (work) 212-233-4607 (fax)
P.O. Box 5709                                             e-mail: ogger@nyhumanities.org
West Columbia, SC 29171
(803) 796-9160 (work) (803) 791.8410 (fax)                Sue Thompson >07
e-mail: bob@mttlaw.com                                    203 Village Road East
Assistant: Amy Corbett (amy@mttlaw.com)                   Norwood, MA 02062
                                                          205-339-4621 (work) 205-339-3219 (fax)
Margaret (Peggy) Burke >09                                Cell: 205.242.9476
Secretary                                                 e-mail: thompssue@gmail.com
Maryland Humanities Council
108 West Centre St.                                       Robert Underwood >09
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565                                  Box 2831
410-685-0095(work) 410-771-0655 (fax)                     Hagatna GU 96932
e-mail: mburke@mdhc.org                                   671.727.7715 (work)
Assistant: Gosia Piechocka (gpiechocka@mdhc.org)          e-mail: anacletusunderwood@yahoo.com

Joy Austin >10                                            Deborah Watrous >07
Humanities Council of Washington, DC                      New Hampshire Humanities Council
925 U Street, NW                                          19 Pillsbury Street
Washington, DC 20001                                      Concord, NH 03301
202-387-8391 (work) 202-387-8149 (fax)                    603-224-4071 (work) 603-224-4072 (fax)
e-mail: jaustin@wdchumanities.org                         e-mail: dwatrous@nhhc.org

Robert Benedetti >07                                      Lyn Ziegenbein >10
Jacoby Center - University of the Pacific                 Peter Kiewit Foundation
3601 Pacific Avenue                                       8805 Indian Hills Drive, Suite 225
Stockton, CA 95211                                        Omaha, NE 68114
209-946-7478 (work) 209-946-3243 (fax)                    402-344-7890 (work) 402.344.8099 (fax)
e-mail: rbenedet@pacific.edu                              e-mail: LWZ@pkfdn.org
Assistant: Margarita Noyola (Mnoyola@pacific.edu)         Assistant: Pat Thraen (pat@pkfdn.org)
              TAB # 2




2006 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
                          Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                 Annual Business Meeting
                                    November 19, 2006
                                       Louisville, KY

                                          Minutes

1.     Call to Order; Introductions; Announcements

       The meeting was called to order at 8:30 am by Chair Paul Hunter.

      Hunter welcomed members and guests to the 29th Annual Meeting of the Federation
House of Delegates and introduced John Stackpole, parliamentarian.

       Appointment to Resolutions Committee

        The Chair announced the names of the individuals who were appointed and agreed to
serve as members of the Resolutions Committee: Peggy Burke (Federation Board, director,
Maryland Humanities Council), David Colburn (chair, Florida Humanities Council), Jan Fedewa
(director, Michigan Humanities Council), Mark Sherouse (director, Montana Committee for the
Humanities), and Bob Stewart (director, Alabama Humanities Foundation).

2.     Roll Call

       Secretary Peggy Burke called the roll of members; forty-seven (47) members were
present, representing a quorum.

       Adoption of Standing Rules of Order

       The proposed standing rules of order were adopted without objection.

       Adoption of Proposed Agenda

       The proposed agenda was adopted without objection.

3.     Report of Committee Empowered to Approve 2005 Annual Business Meeting
       Minutes

     Barbara Carpenter, director of Mississippi Humanities Council, reported that the
Committee approved the 2005 minutes as printed.

4.     Appointment of Committee Empowered to Approve 2006 Annual Business Meeting
       Minutes

       The Chair announced the names of the individuals who were appointed and agreed to
serve as members of the Committee to Approve the Minutes of the 2006 Annual Business
Meeting: Jane Hood, Chair (director, Nebraska Humanities Council); Gayle Gifford (chair,
Rhode Island Humanities Council); Mabel Maduro (director, Virgin Islands Humanities Council)
and Sue Thompson (Federation Board).
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5.     Chair=s Report

Following is an edited version of the report presented by Chair Paul Hunter:

This is my brief report to you as Board Chair. My report is mainly to serve as a prologue for the
more detailed report of our President, Esther Mackintosh, and to thank her and John Matthews
and their staff for the creative, hard working, and effective leadership and follow-up they have
achieved over the past year. Esther will outline more fully just where we are in implementing
the five-year strategic plan adopted two years ago by this body, and you will find detailed
documentation in your annual business meeting materials. I want to thank Esther both for her
bold leadership and good nature and to say on behalf of the board (and I am sure also of the
delegates) how much we appreciate all that hard work and accomplishment.

The tests of an umbrella organization like this one, it seems to me, are ones of aggression and
harmony. We want to be aggressive in our outside effortsCin advocacy and in extending our
programs and our reach. And, in internal matters, we want to be harmonious among ourselves
without minimizing our diversity and diverse needs and missions. I think we have made a lot of
progress in harmony in recent times, and I want to thank and compliment the board for its good
spirits and hard work in achieving a solid and cheerful working consensus on just about
everything. You have, at the present, a wonderfully creative and caring and hard-working board,
and although we never hesitate to disagree and debate with one another boldly, we have come to
work together very productively and in real fellowship and harmony. At the same time, and this
is first, whereas harmony is second, we have worked together to press forward vigorously in
both advocacy and priority planning, and I think we can seeCin sending over our five-year
planCnotable accomplishments in Federation services and Federation ambitions. So I primarily
want to say thank you to all board members for their tireless and good-spirited work over the
past year, in particular since I have been chair.

Let me just comment briefly on two thingsCone a major accomplishment and the other a matter
of continuing concern. The accomplishment involves the colossal data-gathering mission of this
year. While not yet complete, it is a huge step forward affecting not only our advocacy abilities
but our ability to serve individual councils more successfully and imaginatively. Esther and
JohnCwith a lot of help from their friendsCdeserve immense credit for this signal effort.

The second matter involves our unanimity and enthusiasm in advocacy. You all know of our
amended, indeed quite revolutionary, approach to advocacy for next year, involving careful
quantitative assessment of our needs and desires based on the data-gathering mission I have just
described. Marc Johnson and his very hard-working group on the Legislative Committee have
done yeoman service in preparing powerful arguments for our needs on Capitol Hill through
NEH. But soon the advocacy work itself will really begin, culminating next spring in our
combined, unitary efforts at Humanities on the Hill. To be sure, there are other ways of
contacting and influencing our senators and congressional representatives, and I know that many
councils work hard on contacts at the local level, with legislators in their own districts, but our
effortsCand the scope of our effortsCcan improve. I myself will not be satisfied until I know
that all of the 535 office holders are effectively contacted every single year and until we have
what amounts to continuous conversation about our mission and needs with every single senator
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and congressperson. This has to be a harmonious team effort to be successful and everyone on
the team has to be involved. I urge everyone here to gather a strong local team and participate
together in a renewed Humanities on the Hill this coming April.

6.     Summary of 2006 Activities and Finances

       A. Report on 2006 Activities

       Hunter referred members to the written report behind Tab #3 of their meeting notebooks,
describing the 2006 activities of the Federation.

       B. Current Financial Overview

       Wayne Justesen, Treasurer, referred delegates to the items under Tab #4 of the meeting
notebook, noting that the audit certifies that the finances of the Federation are in proper order
and are being presented fairly.

       He reviewed the financial statements and noted that the Federation is in excellent
financial condition, has reserves of over $400,000, and is operating in accordance with the
accepted financial accounting practices. He then called for questions and none were raised.

7. Legislative Committee Report

        Hunter announced that there was no formal legislative committee report at this time as
there was extensive discussion of the Legislative Committee activities and plans at the previous
day’s leadership forum. No questions were raised.

8. Presentation of Proposed 2007 Plan and Budget

       A. 2007 Plan

        Hunter referred members to the proposed plan behind Tab #5, noting that the plan had
been discussed enough in other parts of the meeting and that he would refrain from calling any
special attention to features of it. He then called for discussion and there was none. On behalf
of the board, Hunter proposed the adoption of the 2007 Plan, and it was adopted unanimously.

       B. 2007 Budget

       Justesen referred delegates to the budget (Tab #6) and reported on the Board=s approval
of a multi-year plan to bring Federation income and expenses into balance by incrementally
spending down reserve funds over the next few years while simultaneously increasing dues.

      Justesen requested approval, of behalf of the Board, of the budget, and the 2006 budget
was adopted.
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9.      Election of Federation Board of Directors

        The Chair reviewed procedures for the nomination and election of new members to the
Board, indicating that all nominations were received by the deadline and in accordance with
established procedures. The Chair thanked the 2006 Nominating Committee: Pam Snow,
former chair of the Nebraska Humanities Council and chair of the committee; Sara Archambault,
director of the Rhode Island Humanities Council; Maggie Coval, director of the Colorado
Endowment for the Humanities; Anita May, former director of the Oklahoma Humanities
Council; Doug Quin, former director of the North Carolina Humanities Council; Sue Thompson,
Federation board; and Michael Tomor, former chair of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

       Federation Board Vice Chair, Bob Bailey, read the names of the nominees. The Chair
then declared the following nominees elected to the Board by acclamation:

                 Joy Austin (executive director candidate from Washington D.C.)
                 Robert Hazel (public candidate from South Carolina)
                 Joseph Kelly (executive director candidate from Pennsylvania)
                 Craig Newbill (executive director candidate from New Mexico)
                 Lyn Ziegenbien (public candidate from Nebraska)

       Each candidate was called to the microphone to provide a short introduction of
themselves to the membership, except Joy Austin and Lyn Ziegenbien, who were not present.

10.     President=s Report

The following is the printed transcript of the President’s report.

I don=t believe in living in the past. It can seem like a safe haven, but in reality it is stifling as a
permanent residence. However, I strongly believe in carrying the past with me, gathered up into
an easily portable container, organized as carefully as possible to allow for ready access. Being
able to dip into this container is reassuring: AYes, we have been through this before, and we
survived.@ It is instructive: AYes, we have been through this before, and this is what we learned@
It is sobering: AIf only we had done this one thing differently.@ And it is often rewarding: ANow
there was a moment!@

In 1994, the Federation conference took place on this same November weekend, in San Antonio,
Texas. The theme was ATaking Stock: The New Realities and the Public Humanities.@ We
included two Congressional Communications workshops, described in the program as informal
conversations about effective advocacy. But newly elected members of a dramatically changed
Congress were declaring their intention on news shows to do away with such government
programs as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the
Arts. Although not what the conference planners had in mind, dealing with the new reality was
the major preoccupation throughout the three days we were there.

This is one of those instances when it is reassuring, instructive, sobering, and yes, rewarding to
look at our past. We are a different community now than we were at that moment twelve years
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ago. We are different in part precisely because of that experience, an experience that forced us
to ask ourselves, what would it mean to the country if we were to cease to exist?

Starting that weekend, councils set about answering that question and persuading others how
important the answers were. The principle audience, obviously, was Congress, and in particular
those members who argued that funding the humanities was not an appropriate role for the
government. When they became educated about the programs taking place in their very own
districts that would disappear without that federal commitment, they changed their minds.

Today, with the din of the recent election campaign still ringing in our ears, we again find
ourselves in a changed landscape. This time no one is calling for the abolishment of the NEH,
and even if they were, we know better now how to respond. Among the lessons learned during
that startling moment in 1994 were the importance of broadening our funding base, reaching a
wider audience, and articulating more clearly the value of our programs. You have all continued
to build on these lessons in the subsequent years.

But many of the fundamental challenges of 1994 are still with us. Federal funding may not be
threatened, but it is still extremely tight. The nation is divided by a broad array of questions
having to do with how we live together, how we allocate resources, how we care for the
vulnerable among us, how we shape our future, how we define the values that guide us. In short,
the world is awash in humanities questions. Who is better positioned to help the public
deliberate about such questions than the state humanities councils? And why do more people not
know that?

Last year at this time, in response to steady requests from all of you for a greater Federation role
in increasing the visibility of the councils and their work, we were in the final stages of
producing a case making brochure to present to Congress and other audiences. I must pause a
moment to say thank you for all who contributed to the development of this brochure, which
truly was a community effort. We are greatly indebted to the many council directors who spent
hours on the phone or in some cases in person, responding to interview questions, and to your
partners in the states who responded so thoughtfully to the electronic survey. We are grateful to
Bob Bailey and the members of the Legislative Committee who launched the project and served
as a sounding board throughout. We owe thanks to staff people in councils all around the
country for leaping into action on very short notice to provide not only images but also
permissions to use those images. And we owe very special thanks to the members of the Public
Relations Task Force, led by Debbie Watrous of New Hampshire. That dedicated group
included Judy Billings from Kansas, Peggy Burke from Maryland, Kris Darnall from Nevada,
Allison Maher from Wyoming, Rick Nida from Kansas, Stanley Romanstein from Minnesota,
Bob Stewart from Alabama, and, a real star, Carla Walker from Oklahoma, who applied her
finely honed public relations editorial skills to produce the text that appeared in the final product

The follow-up to this effort will define our highest priorities in the coming year. The brochure,
completed just in time for the 2006 Humanities on the Hill, was intended to provide a snapshot
to members of Congress of the work that councils do. We believe it is a compelling snapshot of
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the way council programs transform lives, connect communities, and enrich the nation, but we
knew from the outset that the brochure was only the beginning. The next step is to join the
stories and the numbers, to not only describe what council programs are and do, but show how
many people are affected, what the effect is, what it costs, and how much more we could be
doing with adequate resources. This is the task we have set for ourselves in the coming year or
two, and I can=t stress enough how critical your involvement is. The success of our advocacy
efforts depends on it.

As you have heard over the past few weeks and throughout this conference, we have adopted a
new approach to advocacy this year, and here again, I must acknowledge the outstanding
contributions of the Legislative Committee members who conceived the position and worked by
phone and email exchange through the late summer and fall to help us shape it. By now many of
you will have had a phone call from a member of that committee. Led by Marc Johnson, the
committee includes Federation board members Bob Bailey, Bob Benedetti, Marion Cott, Willis
Lott, and David Tebaldi, as well as Jan Daley of North Dakota, Joe Kelly of Pennsylvania, and
for most of the year, Doug Quin of North Carolina. Through the careful analysis of this group
and the observations and suggestions they have brought back from their conversations with you,
we have continued to refine this position and approach. Although we initially worked with the
numbers we were able to develop from our analysis of three areas of programmingBgrantmaking,
resources for teachers, and humanities-based literacy programsByou have told us that we need to
build on the diversity of council programs and make very clear that increased funds will be used
to support a broad menu of activities. We believe this position will not only give us better
answers to the perennial question: What do you need this money for? It will also allow us to
have more fruitful conversations with our other partners in the humanities community when the
discussion is based not on what portion of a limited pie we think we deserve but how much it
would require to meet the needs and demands in our states.

But there are also long-term reasons to improve the reliability of information we have about
council programs and operations, and this is why we have established a small working group led
by David Tebaldi to help us explore this. In addition to helping us chart a long-range plan for
our advocacy efforts, we are also convinced that this shared record can provide tremendous
benefits for all councils. Over the past few weeks, using the materials you have been sending,
we in the Federation office have been educated all over again about what you are doing and what
it means. Along with these materials, I have also been gathering and reading council newsletters
and roaming around council websites. I am reminded again how vital your programs are, how
varied, and how carefully they address needs and concerns of your communities and wrestle with
the questions facing the nation. But councils are about more than just programs. Over these past
three days I have heard many of you talk about the extremely important and varied roles councils
can play. One executive director talked about councils as supporters of the organizations that
form the middle ground between individuals and communities. Many of you have talked about
the important networks that councils create and support. A council staff person described
councils as the gateway to their states.
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I am also reminded, in looking at the wonderfully innovative programs councils have created,
that one of the great assets of the state council community is that at every moment in our history
there are always a number of councilsBand not always the same onesBstepping out with some
new, untried program or initiative and showing the way for the rest. It may be hard to remember
now, but there was a time when no council had thought about holding a statewide book festival,
developing a program through which parents improve reading skills by reading to their children,
creating a state encyclopedia on the web, bringing employees from all levels of a medical facility
together to read texts and talk about issues related to their work. And then a council out there
did it, and other councils took note and asked questions and produced their own variations in
their own states, and soon these activities were a part of many councils= menu of activities and
programs. We want to be able to capture and catalog these ideas, not only to persuade Congress
and the public of their value, but so that councils can continue to learn from each other, which
has always been their greatest strength.

We have seen evidence of that strength, this constant sense of renewal, all around us this
weekend. To the wise and seasoned teachers among us, we say thank you for the incredibly rich
tapestry of experience you constantly make available to us. To the new directors who have come
into this community over the past few years, we also say thank you, for you enthusiasm, your
imagination, your fresh ideas. Your energy has energized this entire conference.

You know from reviewing the Federation=s plan for 2007 that we are exploring other possible
services and benefits to councils. In addition to the working group to advise the data collection
project, Paul Hunter has asked Scott Massey to lead a task force that will explore possibilities for
non-NEH funding for councils. We are pursuing conversations with IMLS and others with an
eye to developing partnerships that might support councils in the work they do with museums
and libraries in their states.

The direct services pilot project, through which John Matthews has been guiding board
development and planning with several councils over the past year, will continue into next year.
Our aim is to accumulate sufficient data during this pilot phase to allow the board to determine
next July if this should continue as a fee-based service the Federation offers to councils. We will
work with the Federal-State Partnership to conduct our second joint orientation for new
executive directors. We will revive the executive directors retreat.

This is some of what you can expect. In addition, here is what you are entitled to ask of the
Federation in the coming year:

* That we will craft a clear and ambitious request to Congress for a level of funding for councils
that will allow councils to more fully meet the needs and demands in their states.
* That in addition to providing coordination of your efforts in making this case to Congress, we
will vigorously represent your interests with other potential funders, with NEH, and with the
humanities community.
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* That we will advance the task of compiling and organizing information about your programs
and the needs in your states and make it readily available to you.
* That we will continue to provide those servicesBincluding opportunities for communicating
with your colleaguesBthat support your work.

What we ask from you is full involvement in this work. We ask you to share with us all the
material you can about your activities and needs. We ask you to nurtureBand keep us informed
aboutByour ongoing ties with your members of Congress and to cultivate relationships with
newly elected members. We ask you to respond to our surveys and questionnaires, which we
will try to keep to a minimum. Above all, we ask you to be free with your suggestions and
advice and ideas.

I acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of the members of the Federation board over this
past year, with particular thanks to the members of the executive committee, Bob Bailey, Peggy
Burke, Wayne Justesen, Marc Johnson, and the estimable Paul Hunter. I am more grateful than I
can possibly express to the dedicated, conscientious, and good-humored people I work with
every day in the Federation officeBJohn Matthews, Liz Paine, Matt Even, and Carrie Graf.

I mentioned earlier the ways in which councils instruct each other, and the innovations that
continue to keep council programs fresh. But in closing, I also want to acknowledge the
tremendous value in the programs that councils have been supporting and creating for years that
feed the hearts and minds of citizens all across the country. I was reminded of this again in
reading the comments of Laurie Latta, President of the board of the Wyoming council in their
summer newsletter. She offered this quotation from Benjamin Franklin: AProgress, the concept
that individuals and humanity in general move forward and improve, is based on a steady
increase of knowledge and the wisdom that comes from conquering adversity...individual
endeavor can change the course of history for the better.@ She goes on to describe the council=s
upcoming ABetween Fences@ tour and the conversations that will accompany it. APlan to join the
Wyoming Council for the Humanities as we present programs in your area,@ she writes to her
neighbors. AExpect to enjoy a personal journey in individual endeavor that might just change the
course of Wyoming=s history for the better.@ Make no mistake. This is what humanities council
programs do.

We are asking for your help in the coming year to make more peopleBparticularly, I would
crassly suggest, the people who have control of moneyBaware of how critically important this is
to the future of the nation and to the citizens of your states.

11.    Report of Resolutions Committee

       Hunter called on Peggy Burke to give the report of the Resolutions Committee. Burke
reported that the Committee had received no formal resolutions. Burke opened up the floor for
individual tributes that members might like to offer.
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       Erik Jorgensen then read the following tribute, written by Robert L. McArthur, board
       member, honoring Dorothy Schwartz, retiring as Executive Director of the Maine
       Humanities Council:

       On behalf of the Board of the Maine Humanities Council, I would like to offer this tribute
       to Dorothy Schwartz, our executive director, who will retire at the end of this year.
       Deedee, as she is universally known, has been with the Council since 1981 and has been
       executive director since 1985. In fact, for all of us board and staff members, she is the
       only director we have ever known.

       During her tenure, the reach of the Council and its significance to Maine have grown
       dramatically. The Council=s grants and programs in literature and literacy, teacher
       enrichment, cultural heritage and contemporary issues reach Mainers of all ages,
       education and economic levels.

       Deedee inaugurated the Maine Center for the Book almost ten years ago. Established
       with a major grant from the Tabitha and Stephen King Foundation, the renamed Harriet
       P. Henry Center for the Book was strengthened by a recently completed successful
       capital campaign that allowed the Council to purchase its first permanent offices and
       establish a core endowment.

       Beyond her energetic and innovative promotion of the humanities, Deedee has compiled
       an outstanding record of engagement in civic and cultural affairs within the state and
       beyond its borders.

       We will miss her visionary leadership, her prodigious energy, her sparkling intelligence,
       her grace, her humor, and her unfailing commitment to the power and pleasure of ideas.

       Judy Billings then offered the following tribute honoring Marion Cott, retiring as
       Executive Director of the Kansas Humanities Council:

       It is with pride and gratitude that the Kansas Humanities Council pays tribute to Marion
       Cott for her service to Kansas and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. As the
       founding director of the Kansas council, Marion's 34-year legacy is enviable. Book
       discussions, Chautauquas, and traveling exhibitions were all introduced and implemented
       under Marion's careful consideration. Marion has guided the Kansas Humanities Council
       through changing times, encouraged her Board and staff to recognize the transformative
       nature of our work, and tirelessly advocated for the increasingly important role of the
       humanities in public life. She may have been born a Texan, but Marion helped show our
       state what it means to be Kansan.

       Whereas, Marion Cott has served as Executive Director for the Kansas Humanities
       Council for the past 34 years; and
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       Whereas, During this period she has provided leadership and good judgment in guiding
       the Board of Directors in strategic planning and advocacy; and
       Whereas, throughout these 34 years she performed her duties with a high level of
       commitment and diligence;
       be it Resolved, That we extend to Marion Cott our deep appreciation for her service to
       both the Kansas Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

       Gayle Gifford then offered the following tribute honoring Sara Archambault, retiring as
       Executive Director of the Rhode Island Humanities Council:

       Sara Archambault has been accepted into the prestigious Salt Institute for Documentary
       Studies in Portland, Maine, and will be stepping down from her position as Executive
       Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

       While undertaking a performance review for Sara this fall that solicited feedback from
       community partners, Council staff and board, and her Federation colleagues, we heard
       over and over again much admiration expressed for this Aup and comer@ B and great
       respect for this intelligent, thoughtfully provocative, strategic and creative leader of
       RICH.

       Starting with her first day as Executive Director, Sara took a brand new strategic plan and
       brought it to life. By fostering community dialogue around issues of contemporary
       concern; strengthening partnerships with public television, the arts, the academy;
       insisting on increasing access to our programming; conducting market research, laying a
       framework on which to grow our revenue base; and raising high the bar to demand
       humanities programming that has a significant impact on our communities, Sara=s legacy
       will be long felt.

       There are so many examples of her good work, but one particular program stands out B a
       unique partnership with the Providence Police Academy. This program, now in its second
       year, is a communications and cultural awareness curriculum for community police
       cadets that uses audio and written essays, facilitated discussion, and reflective journaling
       on the meaning of culture (including police culture), race, power, fear, and community.
       When working out the initial partnership agreement, Sara was confronted by the chief of
       police who wanted to know if this humanities leader had the Aguts@ to go forward. Sara
       courageously held fast to her belief, and the conviction of us all, that even the police
       would realize the extraordinary power and relevance of the humanities to their often
       dangerous and thankless jobs. And they have.

       We wish Sara great success in her pursuit of her life=s passions, release her nights and
       weekends for more time with her husband Jack and activities beyond RICH, and look
       forward to great things to come from her.
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       Peggy Burke then presented the following resolution of appreciation, thanking departing
       board members for their service:

       Whereas, Marion Cott, Mike Frisch, Wayne Justesen, David Tebaldi, and Christopher
       Zinn have served with distinction on the board of the Federation of State Humanities
       Councils, and whereas they have taken active part in the implementation of the 2005-
       2009 Federation plan, and whereas they have exercised wisdom and good judgment in
       serving the members of the Federation, and whereas they have performed their duties
       with a high level of commitment and diligence, be it therefore resolved that we extend to
       Marion, Mike, Wayne, David, and Christopher our deep appreciation for their service to
       the Federation of State Humanities Councils. On behalf of the Resolutions Committee, I
       move adoption of this resolution.

       The resolution was passed.

       The Chair then announced that all earlier resolutions had been adopted by acclamation.

12.    Other Business

       The Chair called for any other matters to be brought before the House of Delegates.
There were none. The chair thanked the Parliamentarian, John Stackpole, for his services.

13.    Adjournment

       The 2006 Annual Business Meeting adjourned at 9:45 am.


                             Submitted by:


                                     Carrie Graf
                                     for the Secretary
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Nominating Materials for Willis Lott
                         2007 CHAIR NOMINATION FORM
IMPORTANT NOTE: All nominations sent to the Federation office must be postmarked
by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,2007, so that the Federation may mail copies to councils by
the week of September 17. Nominations may certainly be made after that date. However,
information and materials for nominations made after the deadline of September 4 must be
distributed by the nominating party to all member councils.

Please read carefully:

1)     PLEASE ATTACH A CURRENT VITA TO THIS FORM (five pages or fewer)

2)     Please call the Federation office and alert Esther or John that the nomination is being
       made and materials are being sent.

3)     Have the nominee complete a "Candidate Statement" and attach it to this form,
       with a vita, before mailing. The Candidate Statement (see attached guidelines)
       should address the nominee's vision for the Federation over the next few years.

4)     Complete the form below, sign it and a) if postmarked by September 4,2007, mail
       to the Federation office; b) if after September 4,2007, disseminate the materials to
       all state humanities councils.


                             PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT

Name of Person Nominated for Chair: Dr. Willis H. Lott, Jr.


PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE:

       Have you discussed this nomination with the individual?      X YES      q   NO

       Is this pei-son currently on a council board or staff!       XYES       UNO

                                                                 on
       Month and year hisher term ends? concurrent with membershi~ Federation Board
       Have you attached a current vita?                     XYES UNO
       (5 pages or fewer)




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2007 Chair Nomination Form - Page 2


This nomination is being submitted by:

       Name      Dr. Barbara Carpenter                     Date    September 4,2007

       Address      3825 Ridgewood Road, Room 3 11

       City     Jackson                     State MS         Zip 3921 1

       Phone (W) (60 1) 432-6752 (H) (60 1) 7 13-0711 Email barbara@mhc.state.ms.us


Please indicate, as fully as possible, your reasons for nominating this individual (use additional
        sheets, if necessary):




              Please return this form, written candidate statement, and attached vita to:

                              Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                 Attn: Federation Board Secretary
                                      1600 Wilson Blvd., #902
                                       Arlington, VA 22209
September 4,2007


Federation of State Humanities Councils
Attention: Esther Mackintosh
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 902
Arlington, VA 22209


Dear Members of the Federation:

It is my privilege and pleasure on behalf of the Mississippi Humanities
Council to nominate Dr. Willis H. Lott, Jr. for the office of Chair of the
Board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

Most of you have met and likely had a conversation with Dr. Lott over the
last five years, as he is always interested in people and makes a point of
engaging everyone he encounters. From the newest community college
freshman to the President of the United States, all remember Willis Lott.

Dr. Lott was elected to the Mississippi Humanities Council in 2000, after
many years of working with our programs. He served two terms as Chair,
2003-2006. Under his leadership, the Council's visibility and position at
state and national levels was greatly enhanced thanks to his wide connections
and the respect in which he is held by members of the Mississippi Legislature
and the United States Congress. Humanities on the Hill with Willis is like
Old Home Week in Mississippi, as he is known by first name to senators,
congressmen, and aides alike.

Dr. Lott is equally respected by the National Endowment, to the extent that
he was invited this year by Chairman Bruce Cole to testify at the House
budget hearings. There he spoke eloquently of the substantial, meaninghl
support the Endowment has given to Mississippi, especially in the wake of
Katrina, and the significance of NEH programming in a poor, rural state. Not
one to miss any opportunity, Willis also took the occasion to promote the
Federation position for increased funding for state councils, a suggestion well
received by committee members from both parties.

Dr. Lott's day job is that of President of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Community College, a position he has held since 1998, following a thirty-
year career in higher education. MGCCC has been one of the largest and
fastest-growing institutions of higher education in the state. It also sustained
the most extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina, with millions of dollars
of damage or destruction to physical facilities and infrastructure and
significant loss of student body and faculty in the last two years. Dr. Lott's
courageous actions to provide immediate shelter and food for faculty, staff, and students
and his ongoing efforts to restore and reinvigorate the school have won admiration and
respect and garnered millions of dollars in support from state and national agencies and
such private donors as former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. In 2006,
recognizing Willis Lott's heroic work, President George Bush gave the commencement
address at MGCCC, the first ever by a sitting president at a two-year college.

A quick review of the attached vitae reveals the extent of his accomplishments and
widespread recognition he has achieved: board memberships and offices held in regional
and national professional organizations, memberships in honor societies, presentations at
professional conferences, deep engagement in state and local civic and professional
groups. Despite the extent of his widespread commitments, I can attest that Willis has
never shirked any duty or even request I or the Council has made of him over the years,
as member or chair.

Willis Lott is an effective and respected leader, a level-headed, thoughtful, and fair
administrator, deeply committed to the humanities and the work of state councils. The
Mississippi Humanities Council nominates him as Chair of the Federation Board
knowing that he will bring the same unstinting commitment and wise leadership to our
national membership organization that he has displayed in so many other arenas. I urge
you to support Dr. Willis Lott in November.


Sincerely,



Barbara Carpenter, Ph. D.
Executive Director
Willis H. Lott, Jr.
P. O. Box 609, Perkinston, MS 39573
Office (601)928-6280 / Fax (601)928-6390                                       willis.lott@mgccc.edu

Professional Experience
   Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi
   August 1998 -- present
   College President
             Achievements:
                • Guided the college through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- 200 employees
                    lost or suffered severe damage to their homes or personal belongings; $21
                    million in physical damage to facilities; and withdrawal of 3,000 students in one
                    day, 2005.
                • MGCCC ranked nationally in the top 10 percent of associate degree-granting
                    institutions.
                • Successfully responded to 31 recommendations from SACS Self-Study visiting
                    team during first year of administration.
                • Made strategic planning the college’s first priority and encouraged active
                    participation of all stakeholders in the process; published Strategic Plan 2000
                    document which included Campus Master Plans for all locations.
                • Focused the college’s annual planning on ten strategic initiatives; revitalized
                    college mission with addition of vision statement and core values.
                • Managed 25% reduction in direct state funding -- first four years as president.
                • Organized Financial Aid Consortium with neighboring four-year public university.
                • Forged Articulation Agreements with 4-year public institution in adjoining state
                    and in-state private colleges, and Three-Plus-One online degree option with
                    Franklin University.
                • Created Employee Recognition and Years of Service awards programs.
                • Organized state coalition and plan to successfully petition state legislature for
                    increased bond funding for community college system.
                • Directed external review of college’s facilities and programs in Fall ’04 and began
                    campaign to gain funding support for $97 million in capital projects.
                • Secured local capital outlay support for $34 million bond fund without a voter
                    referendum.
                • Obtained $2.5 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 75/25 percent matching
                    grant to make major infrastructure improvements at 92-year-old campus.
                • Transitioned college to new information management system to streamline
                    processes and improve operation and services.
                • Established Customer Service training program for all employees.
                • Implemented MGCCC Leadership Development program to grow new leaders
                    within the college.
                • Initiated Energy Management Program, resulting in substantial college savings.
                • Achieved e-commerce environment at college with comprehensive on-line Web
                    Services for Students (admissions, registration, financial aid, online fee payment,
                    etc.), Web Services for faculty (electronic attendance and grade-book),
                    purchasing, student billing, and library services.
                • Provided leadership for implementation and growth of distance learning program;
                    53 courses online courses in Fall ’01 compared to 166 courses in Fall ’04; one-
                    third of faculty teach online courses; established professional development
                    program for online instructors.

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               • Gained $1.3 million in National Science Foundation funding to support expansion
                 of Information Technology programs and scholarships for math, science and
                 computer science majors.
              • Encouraged involvement of all employees in overcoming 10 years of flat
                 enrollment, achieving four consecutive years of record enrollment and
                 establishing MGCCC as state’s largest community college.
           Responsibilities:
              • Provide leadership for the overall operation of the college.
              • Assume overall responsibility for the college’s programs and services, including
                 administrative organization, personnel, instruction, student services, business
                 affairs, physical facilities and other district operations.
              • Provide educational leadership for the college for analysis of needs, identification
                 of priorities, strategic planning, effective action, evaluation and revision.
              • Represent the college to the community, in cooperation with the Board and staff,
                 by interpreting the community college to the public, the press, community
                 organizations, other schools, colleges, universities, business and industry.
              • Assume a leadership role in development of state and national education
                 policies.

Professional Affiliations and Activities
               •   Appointed by the Governor to serve on the Mississippi Governor’s Commission
                   for Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal, 2005
               •   Presenter at AACC Annual Convention, 2006
               •   Mississippi Humanities Council, Board of Directors, 2000 to present.
               •   Mississippi Humanities Council, Chair, Board of Directors, 2003-2007.
               •   Appointed by the Governor to serve on Momentum Mississippi, Workforce
                   Education Team, 2004-2005.
               •   Federation of State Humanities Councils, Board of Directors 2004-2007.
               •   Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges, member of
                   Board of Directors, 2004-2006; Vice President, 2005.
               •   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaffirmation Visit, North Lake
                   College, Irving, Texas, Committee member, March 16-19, 2003.
               •   Forum presenter: COMBASE 2003 Annual Conference, September 11-13, 2003,
                   Cleveland, Ohio – Everybody Wins! Best Practices and Innovative Workforce
                   Development Partnerships at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
               •   Luncheon Speaker: COMBASE 1999 Annual Conference, Sept 26-28, 1999,
                   Biloxi, MS – Building Support with Community-Based Partnerships.
               •   Served on ACCT Southern Region Awards Committee, 2001, 2005, 2006.
               •   Served on ACCT Awards Selection Committee, 2003.
               •   Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
               •   Mississippi Association of Colleges, President 2000-2001.
               •   Academic Deans Association for Mississippi’s Public Community and Junior
                   Colleges, Chair 1990-91.
               •   National Alliance for Community and Technical Colleges, Executive Committee,
                   1994-95; President 1996-98.
               •   Mississippi Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers,
                   President 1982-83.
               •   National Council of Instructional Administrators.
               •   Phi Delta Kappa educational honorary society, Univ. of Southern Miss.
               •   Phi Theta Kappa Lifetime Honorary Member, Community College International
                   Society for Academic Achievement.
               •   Supporter of the Pine Burr Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
               •   Participant in the American Heart Association fund drive, February 2000.
               •   Speaker for Rotary Club programs in the college district.

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Community Activities / Honors and Awards
               •   ACCT Regional Chief Executive Officer Award, 2007
               •   Recipient of Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of
                   Distinction for outstanding efforts toward promoting the goals of PTK, Apr. 15,
                   2005.
               •   Citizen of the Year, Stone Co. Economic Development Partnership 2006
               •   Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Educational Office
                   Professionals 2006
               •   South Mississippi’s Outstanding community Leader, Class of 2005
               •   Finalist for the Coast Leadership 2005
               •   Stone County Economic Development Foundation, Board of Directors.
               •   Leadership Stone County, Class of 1995; Chair of Steering Committee, 1995 and
                   1996; President 1996-97.
               •   Poplarville Rotary Club, President 1991.
               •   Citizen of the Year, Poplarville, Mississippi, 1988.
               •   Member of Wiggins Rotary Club.
               •   Poplarville United Methodist Church, chair, Adm. Council, 1984-1991.
               •   Wiggins United Methodist Church, Chair/Pastor Parish Relations Comm., 02-03.
               •   Poplarville Athletic Association, president 1985-1991; led the construction of a
                   recreational complex worth $500,000 with a $50,000 grant.
               •   North Pearl River County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors.
               •   Exec. Leadership Institute, League for Innovation, 1994
               •   Educational Administrator of the Year, Mississippi Association of Educational
                   Office Professionals, 1994 and 2004.
               •   Professional Educational Administrator of the Year, Mississippi Gulf Coast
                   Community College Association of Office Professionals, 1993, 1994 and 2004.

Other Professional Experience
  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  October 1994 – July 1998
  Vice President for Perkinston Campus
            Achievements:
               • Had over $2.3 million in capital projects ongoing to bring campus facilities to
                   meet the educational needs in meeting our college mission.
               • Reorganized recruiting for campus, resulting in a 25 percent increase in
                   enrollment, the largest enrollment for this campus since 1987.
               • Led the movement from a teaching community to a learning community.
               • Focused on student-centered activities.
               • Implemented hospitality training for all employees.
            Responsibilities:
               • Provided leadership for the total operation of the Perkinston Campus and George
                   County Occupational Training Center.
               • Managed operational and budgetary matters relating to instruction, student
                   services, maintenance and athletics.
               • Worked with Board of Supervisors in Stone and George Counties for continued
                   local support of the college.
               • Worked with Foundation seeking donations and support of the Perkinston
                   Campus and George County Occupational Training Center.
               • Monitored all construction projects at both sites.
               • Provided leadership to the total operation of the Perkinston Campus and George
                   County Occupational Training Center.
               • Worked with local legislative delegates on community college legislation.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
January 1992 – September 1994
Vice President for Instructional Affairs
           Achievements:
              • Revised the institutional planning process.
              • Led the development and implementation of an Enrollment Management Plan.
              • Improved rank of Vocational-Technical programs from 13th in the state to first, in
                  two years.
              • Doubled staff development programs in offerings and attendance.
              • Began the implementation of the Tech-Prep initiative with area high schools.
              • Led the development of a Technology Plan for MGCCC; planning included the
                  development and design of the fiber backbone on each campus, with the addition
                  of PC’s for each faculty member--including a new administrative package--along
                  with connecting to INTERNET and each school in our community college district.
              • Led the implementation of an automated library system, including converting
                  from the Dewey Decimal to Library of Congress System.
              • Initiated the instructional program over the Community College Network –
                  interactive instructional courses over compressed video.
              • Authored the Technology Plan covering four years and $8.6 million in
                  expenditures to carry MGCCC into the next millennium.
              • Improved the internal voice communication capabilities of the institution.
              • Improved the relationship of the college with the community college district’s
                  public and private school systems.
              • Formed a consortium agreement with NASA.
              • Participated in the 1994 Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League
                  for Innovation in the Community College.
              • Chaired the steering committee for the first Leadership Stone County program.
           Responsibilities:
              • Provided leadership for all instructional programs: academic, technical,
                  vocational, continuing education, apprenticeship, literacy, industrial training, and
                  tech prep (at seven sites).
              • Provided leadership for all student services programs: admissions, counseling,
                  financial aid, advising, student activities, and registration.
              • Provided leadership for institutional research and planning, as well as
                  accreditation issues with regional and special accreditation associations.
              • Provided leadership and supervision of all staff development activities.
              • Provided leadership for all literacy and ABE/GED programs in the college district.
              • Chaired five councils: Instructional Affairs, Instructional Deans, Student
                  Services, Learning Resources, and Planning.
              • Managed school calendar and college catalog.
              • Planned and presided at the annual fall faculty meeting.
              • Planned and presided at two annual Administrative Workshops.
              • Served as an ex officio member of the MGCCC District Workforce Council.

Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi
July 1986 – December 1991
Dean of Academic Affairs
           Achievements:
              • Led the academic division during an unprecedented period of growth; a 115
                  percent growth of the academic day classes and a 60 percent growth in the
                  academic night classes during the five-year period.
              • Supervised the planning, construction, and renovation to the Learning Resources
                  Center and the Mathematics and Science Building.


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              •  Led a committee through the adoption of a new administrative software program.
              •  Served as chair of the state association of academic deans for the community
                 and junior colleges.
              • Chaired the Gulf Regional Intercollegiate Consortium (membership: universities
                 and community colleges from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana).
              • Developed and implemented an automated advising system to assist advisors in
                 working with students.
              • Developed and initiated an orientation for new faculty and staff members in the
                 instructional areas.
           Responsibilities:
              • Directed the employment and supervision of all academic instructors, academic
                 counselors, Title IV personnel, and learning resources personnel.
              • Managed all academic courses taught on campus and at satellite centers for
                 night instruction.
              • Supervised the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
              • Planned the renovation and enlargement of the Learning Resource Center and
                 the Science and Mathematics buildings.
              • Managed college calendar and catalogue.
              • Scheduled of all academic classes both on campus and satellite sites.
              • Certified all applicants for graduation with an Associate in Arts Degree and an
                 Associate in Applied Sciences for Associate Degree Nursing program.
              • Coordinated all academic transfer agreements with the eight public universities in
                 Mississippi.
              • Supervised advising for all academic and associate degree nursing students.
              • Supervised the purchasing for all academic, associate degree nursing, and
                 learning resources equipment and supplies.
              • Maintained personnel files for each employee under my supervision.
              • Coordinated the evaluation of all faculty members under my supervision.
              • Reviewed evaluations (student and supervisor) with each faculty member
                 annually.
              • Planned and presided over all faculty meetings.
              • Served as the contact with the Southern Association for Colleges and School.
              • Coordinated all reports for accrediting agencies and IPEDS reports.

Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi
September 1976 – June 1986
Director of Admissions and Records
           Achievements:
              • Implemented the conversion of administrative software package for student
                  records and registration; moved to an on-line registration system away from the
                  old punch card system.
              • Initiated and completed the microfilming of old student records dating back to
                  1909.
              • Automated the selection process for applicants for the associate degree nursing
                  program.
              • President of the Miss. Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
                  1982-1983.
              • Served on Audit Committee for the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars
                  and Admissions Officers 1981-1982.
           Responsibilities:
              • Supervised the evaluation of all applicants for admission.
              • Maintained all student records for current and former students.
              • Served as the certifying agent to the Veterans Affairs Approving Agency and the
                  U. S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service.


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                 •   Planned, organized, and supervised registration for day and night classes.
                 •   Prepared institutional enrollment reports for all campuses and sites of the
                     college.
                 •   Reported enrollment information to the State Board for Community and Junior
                     Colleges to determine the institution’s funding allocation for the fiscal year, and
                     annually prepared IPEDS reports. Certified the eligibility of athletic teams to the
                     national and state offices.
                 •   Taught Foundations of Education course, 1982-1984.
                 •   Recruited students for all areas of instruction.

  Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi
  March 1975 – August 1976
  Vocational-Technical Counselor
             Achievements:
                • Had 100 percent placement for all vocational-technical graduates for the first time
                    in the history of the college.
                • Started annual career placement workshop for all vocational-technical students.
                • Had over 125 companies visit campus to interview potential employees from our
                    graduating class.
             Responsibilities:
                • Recruited and counseled students.
                • Established and maintained a placement service for all vocational-technical
                    graduates.
                • Certified all vocational and technical students for graduation.
                • Conducted in-service workshops for instructors.
                • Served on screening committees/employment of vocational-technical instructors.
                • Sponsored the VICA club, attended the state and national competition.
                • Maintained follow-up records for the Bureau of Vocational Education and
                    Veterans Affairs Approving Agency.

Education
  University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
     Ed.D.           Higher Education Administration, 1979
     M.Ed.           Counseling and School Guidance, 1971
     B.S.            Health and Physical Education, 1968




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                2007 CHAIR CANDIDATE STATEMENT

The Federation of State Humanities Councils has been in existence since 1977 to
enhance and support the programs of the fifty-six state councils. Over the past six
years, I have noticed a positive trend and direction for improving the financial
support and accountability to each state council.


If elected to serve as Chair of the Federation Board, I will work diligentlyto further
enhance support to state councils by continuing to refine the Federation's approach
and message to Congress. Along with our partners in the world of the humanities,
we will continue to grow the appropriations designated for the development of state
council programs.


By encouraging participation in the work of the Federation, I hope to assist state
councils in realizing the potential positive impact this entire body can have in
expanding awareness and knowledge regarding programs and projects supported by
the humanities. My vision for the Federation of State Humanities Councils is to
continue open dialogue about our mission, direction, and message, and to strengthen
and create a synergy that will enable all state councils to work together for the
improvement of the humanities.
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Summary of 2007 Activities

   Objectives for 2007
                               2007 Summary of Activities

        The third year of the Federation=s 2005-2009 Five-Year Plan represented a
continued refinement of our objectives and an accompanying focus, clarity, and
effectiveness in project development and implementation. We have seen significant
progress in both our advocacy efforts and the development of strategic relationships in
the humanities community. Additionally, the Federation convened five task forces which
included 28 individuals from 23 councils (see list of task forces and members printed at
the end of this summary), all of whom were invaluable in carrying out specific goals and
objectives of the plan. The impressive commitment and accomplishments of these
groups provides a promising model for future work, as well as reinforcing a key value
articulated by the plan, namely that the Federation Acontinually involves its membership
in shaping, fulfilling, and evaluating progress toward the accomplishment of the
Federation strategic plan.@

Leadership
         The Leadership section of the plan outlines goals and strategies for advancing the
visibility of the councils to Congress. Objective One calls for the use of concrete,
credible data in the creation of a clear and compelling case for increased support for the
state councils from Congress, and this year the Federation=s data collection efforts greatly
helped in the development of the 2007 advocacy position. The Federation gathered and
categorized program information from councils, drawn from annual reports, NEH
compliance reports, websites, newsletters, and conversation with councils. Using these
categories, Vice President John Matthews analyzed budgets from each council in order to
arrive at reliable figures describing both current council work and the remaining unmet
needs that increased funding could help to address. The data collection task force,
chaired by David Tebaldi (MA) and including as members Mike Frisch (NY) and
Suzanne Maas (MA), met in May to prepare for the second phase of the data collection
process and to help Federation staff refine their strategy for collecting and organizing
council data for the coming year.

        With the departure of Matt Even, the Federation=s Manager of Information
Services, Esther Mackintosh consulted with other staff and board members to rewrite the
position description and reallocate the work of the staff. In August the Federation
entered into contract with Jim Kitterman to help design the next phase of the data
collection project.

       President Esther Mackintosh continued to participate in national discussions
about cultural policy (Objective Two), working with long-term partners such as the
National Humanities Alliance, the American Association of Museums, the National
Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and the American Library Association, as well as
reaching out to new partners such as the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
(COSLA). The Federation has discovered a number of commonalities with COSLA,
including organizational size and reach, advocacy interests, and communities served, and
we are currently exploring a variety of collaborative possibilities. To further advance the
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work outlined in Objective Two, Esther created a set of criteria to guide decisions about
partnerships in which to remain involved or pursue involvement.

Advocacy
         The final outcome remains undetermined, but this has been a landmark year in
terms of our advocacy process (Objective Four). The position developed by the
Legislative Committee, using information gathered through our data collection efforts,
departed significantly from our approach of previous years, and we have seen a
corresponding increase in council engagement with the process. Just one indication of
this is that although the same number of councils attended Humanities on the Hill this
year as last year, those councils turned in 244 written reports on their congressional
visits, as opposed to just 216 in 2006. More than 300 messages were sent to House
members through our CapWiz program in advance of the floor vote on the Interior
appropriations bill in the House.

        The Federation introduced a new element into our efforts this year with a poetry
reading and discussion involving members of the Federation board and the staff of the
Interior Appropriations Subcommittee in the House. The event was held in the Interior
Subcommittee hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building, just prior to the
January meeting of the Federation board. In April the Federation held its annual
Humanities on the Hill event, with a briefing on Monday evening and a reception in the
Library on Congress Madison Building on Tuesday.

       This year for the first time in ten years, the House held public witness hearings at
which Ted Lord, Executive Director of Humanities Washington, testified on behalf of the
Federation. The Federation submitted written testimony to both the House and the
Senate subcommittees. The Federation also facilitated communication between councils
and their members on subcommittees in both the House and the Senate. In general, the
communication between the Federation and the councils and between councils and their
members was far more active this year than in the past, in part because of the clarity and
forcefulness of our advocacy position.

        Carolyn Fuller, our Legislative Counsel, has contacts in congressional offices in
both chambers and on both sides of the aisle and provides a steady flow of information
and guidance to both Federation staff and member councils. This past year Carolyn
instituted an occasional email update, posted to the Directors list, to provide current
detailed information on the appropriations process. In addition, Carolyn continues to
produce a print newsletter highlighting council and Federation activities for distribution
to both House and Senate members. Along with creating greater awareness of council
work, it provides invaluable context and support for our funding request.

       Work on the FY 2009 advocacy process has already begun, with a decision by the
Federation board, acting on a recommendation from the Legislative Committee, to
maintain the direction and strategy developed over the past year. With the help of the
Data Collection Task Force and our new contract employee, Jim Kitterman, we will
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continue to refine the figures included in the final request to be approved by the board at
their January 2008 meeting. The members of the Legislative Committee, in accordance
with established practice, will make Aphone tree@ calls to all councils following that
meeting to discuss the position proposed for the coming year.

       Objective Five within the Advocacy section of our plan calls for the Federation
to explore funding possibilities for councils within federal agencies other than NEH.
Thanks to Paul Hunter=s persistence, this year a task force was convened to look at this
issue. The task force, composed of chair Scott Massey of Indiana and Sheryl Hayes
(VA), Erik Jorgensen (ME), and Stanley Romanstein (MN), researched non-NEH Federal
funding currently received by councils, and explored possibilities for non-NEH federal
funds the could be obtained through coalitions of councils or Federation-sponsored non-
NEH applications. Their report, which includes an appendix of federal programs of
potential interest to councils, was distributed to executive directors via email and posted
on the members section of the Federation website. Federation staff will periodically
update the report with current information on non-NEH sources of possible interest to
councils.

Communications and Organizational Development
        This section of the plan outlines approaches for carrying out the goal of helping
each council Agrow to fully realize its potential to fulfill its mission.@ We continued to
offer traditional services in this area, including planning, organizing and conducting an
annual conference (Objective Six), and preparing and circulating the income survey
report and the salary survey report (Objective Eight). In addition, the Federation in
2007 continued to administer the very successful Museum on Main Street Project
(Objective Eleven).

        In order to address concerns about the current conference format and to update
the conference guidelines to provide more opportunities for Amembers to learn from and
share with each other@ (Objective Six), a task force composed of chair David Cronin
(NY), and Dean Bakopoulos (WI), Marcia Britton (WY), Ted Lord (WA), and Jamila
Smith Owens (GA), was convened to review the annual conference structure and
planning process. Their conversations resulted in the first revision of the conference
guidelines since 1993, and these updates promise to create increased opportunities at the
conference for collaboration and conversation amongst councils, as well as the chance to
strengthen the councils as a national movement.

        2007 saw the second year of the Direct Services Pilot Project, led by John
Matthews, who has a strong background in organizational development. Starting in 2006
with a group of three councils (Nevada, New York, and Utah) and adding five more in
2007 (Guam, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Oklahoma), John led
participants through a facilitated planning process intended to Ahelp councils acquire the
tools necessary to improve their internal capacities to succeed@ (Objective Nine). A
preliminary evaluation of the Direct Services Pilot Project in 2006 indicated that it was
successful and should be extended in the pilot phase. At their July 2007 meeting the
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board decided, based on an assessment of staff resources and workload, that the project
should be scaled back to two councils per year, with preference given to councils that had
recently hired new directors and with an agreed-upon per diem fee.

        In July of 2007, pilot project participants met in Chicago for a four-day intensive
workshop on project evaluation. The Federation hopes to hold a similar event annually
and make it available to all interested councils because of its relevance both to council
work and to Federation efforts to develop statements on the impact of council work for
use in our advocacy position.

         The Federation provided support for an Executive Director retreat that took place
immediately following this year=s Humanities on the Hill (Objective Seven). This was
the first retreat to be held since 2003, and the reports back from that event were very
positive. We also held our second annual orientation for new directors (Objective Ten),
planned in collaboration with Edie Manza and the staff of the Federal-State Partnership.
This year four new directors took part in the orientation: Erik Jorgensen, ME; Greg
Kimura, AK; Ted Lord, WA; and Julie Mulvihill, KS. We learn valuable lessons each
time we offer one of these orientations about how to structure these sessions and what
kinds of general support new directors need from the Federation.

       The members-only section of the website was launched in October of 2006 and
within a year has already become a helpful tool for sharing and collecting information.
We hope to continue to expand the resources available on this site with the growth of our
data collection efforts and to provide greater Aaccess to comprehensive information about
how other councils are responding to opportunities and challenges similar to their own.@
(Objective Eight).

        The Federation board and staff are indebted to the following council members
who contributed time and energy this year to serving on Federation Committees and Task
Forces.


2007 Conference Planning Committee
Rob Vaughan, Chair, VA
Roberta Culbertson, VA
Mike Gillette, TX
J. Paul Hunter, Federation/IL
Sara Ogger, Federation/NY
Ken Sullivan, WV
David Tebaldi, MA
Karenne Wood, VA

2007 Nominating Committee
Elizabeth Young, Chair, VA
Joy Austin, Federation/DC
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Peggy Burke, Federation/MD
Jane Hood, NE
Martin Wing, OK
Peter Gilbert, VT
Mabel Maduro, VI

Member Privileges and Responsibilities Task Force
Robert Stewart, Chair, AL
Jane Hood, NE
Craig Newbill, Federation/NM
Jane Rutkoff, NJ

Non-NEH Federal Funding Task Force
Scott Massey, Chair, IN
Sheryl Hayes, VA
Erik Jorgensen, ME
Stanley Romanstein, MN

Conference Review Task Force
David Cronin, Chair, NY
Dean Bakopolous, WI
Marcia Britton, WY
Ted Lord, WA
Jamila Owens, GA

Data Collection Task Force
David Tebaldi, MA
Beth Felice, MO
Mike Frisch, NY
Suzanne Maas, MA

Executive Director Retreat Planning Committee
Jan Daley, Chair, ND
Jane Hood, NE
Mark Sherouse, MT
David Tebaldi, MA
Ann Thompson, OK
Kristina Valaitis, IL
Paz Younis, N. Marianas
Jamil Zainaldin, GA




                                       5
                                OBJECTIVES FOR 2007
Objective One
In order to secure support in Congress, we must be able to make a clear and compelling
case for state councils as the most effective way to put the humanities to work
transforming lives, connecting communities, and enriching the nation. We will maintain
a clear and consistent message, supported by concrete, credible data, and produce
materials to convey that message to legislators and policy makers at the national level.

Objective Two
In order to ensure that we are actively involved wherever decisions are made that shape
the world we work in, we must be prepared to exert coordinated leadership and to
persuade and influence through the strength of our argument and the good will we have
accumulated. We will develop a list of criteria for identifying strategic partnerships and
conversations with cultural, educational, and policy organizations and institutions and a
plan for joining or initiating conversations with those groups.

Objective Three
We will continue to define our stake in K-12 and post-secondary humanities education
and to develop strategies to support our efforts at both the state and national levels to
strengthen the quality of humanities education.

Objective Four
In order to reverse years of decline in public support for the public humanities through
NEH, we must secure an annual increase in the Federal/State Partnership line of the NEH
budget and ensure that funding appropriate to state council stewardship is made available
to councils through the established mechanisms of the Federal/State partnership office.

Objective Five
Recognizing that, from time to time, opportunities arise that can enable councils to
extend their reach and further meet needs in their states, we must remain alert to
possibilities for engagement with federal agencies other than the NEH.

Objective Six
We will organize an annual conference in the fall of each year that provides an
opportunity for our members to share and to learn from each other. The annual
conference also involves the scholarly community and the general public by defining and
exploring issues and developments on the growing edges of the public humanities.

Objective Seven
We will help council executives and others to meet as interest groups for focused
discussion and networking in forums less formal and less structured than the annual
conference.

Objective Eight
In order to help avoid wasted effort and unnecessary mistakes, and to make best use of an
evolving state of the art, each state council must have access to comprehensive
information about how other councils are responding to opportunities and challenges
similar to their own. We will gather and interpret this information and provide it to our
members.

Objective Nine
Because the ability of any state council to accomplish its mission depends on its ability to
operate as a business, we must help councils acquire the tools necessary to improve their
internal capacities to succeed. We will work together to define best practices and to share
resources for organizational development.

Objective Ten
New council executives, governors, and staff must assimilate a large amount of
information quickly if they are to assume their duties in the most efficient way. We will
work with NEH to expand and regularize their orientation support for recently arrived
executives and governors, and we will supplement those efforts where needed. We will
explore extending these offerings to other council staff groups.

Objective Eleven
There are instances where a Federation role in programmatic areas is necessary to make
possible benefits to a large group of councils and so in those instances the Federation
must be prepared to act as convener, organizer, administrator, or in other appropriate
ways to make those benefits possible. We will continue to partner with the Smithsonian
Institution to conduct the Museum on Main Street Program and we will continue to seek
other similar opportunities.
                 TAB # 5




    Balance Sheet (As of July 31, 2007)

2007 Budget vs. Actual (January-July 2007)

2007 Year-to-date Budget Report with Notes

  2007 Budget Summary by Department

            2006 Audit Report
12:14 PM                                    Federation of State Humanities Councils
09/06/07                                               Balance Sheet
Accrual Basis                                          As of July 31,2007

                                                                             Jul 31, 06   .
                                                                                              % Change
    ASSETS
      Current Assets
        CheckinglSavings
                            -
           1000 . Cash Checking                                                                      -45.1%
           Total CheckinglSavings
           Accounts Receivable
                    -
             1200 'Accounts Receivable
           Total Accounts Receivable
           Other Current Assets
                                        -
             1001 Investments repurchase agree
             1004 Weyerhauser Co stock
             1005 Encumbered investments
                                -
                1017. ML Operating Funds
                   Accrued interest
                   Cash
                   Certs of deposit
                                    .   -
                Total 1017 ML Operating Funds
                        .
                1018 ML - Obligated Funds
                  Accrued interest
                  Cash
                  Certs of deposit
                  Mutual funds
                                    -   -
                Total 1018 ML Obligated Funds
                                -
                 1019 . ML Reserve Funds
                   Cash
                   Mutual funds
                                    .   -
                Total 1019 ML Reserve Funds

             Total 1005 . Encumbered investments
             1011 . Reimbursements Due
           Total Other Current Assets

       Total Current Assets
       Fixed Assets
                -
          1025 Computer equipment
                -
          1030 Furniture and equipment
          1031 . Accumulated depreciation
       Total Fixed Assets

    TOTAL ASSETS
     LIABILITIES 8 EQUITY
        Liabilities
           Current Liabilities
              Other Current Liabilities
                  2007 Def Dues Advocacy
                  2008 Def Dues Membership
                        -
                  2090 SITES deposits
                  2110 . Accrued vacation
                  2120 . Accrued pay roll
             Total Other Current Liabilities

           Total Current Liabilities

       Total Liabilities
       Equity
         3000. Fund balance
         3001 Board designated
         3002 . Temporarily restricted
                                                                                                         Page I
12:14 PM                            Federation of State Humanities Councils
09/06/07                                       Balance Sheet
Accrual Basis                                  As of July 31,2007

                                                    Jul 31, 07
                                                             ~-   ~~   ~
                                                                           Jut 31, 06   ~
                                                                                            % Change
                .
           3900 Retained Earnings
           Net Income
       Total Equity

    TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY




                                                                                                       Page 2
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09/06/07                                             Budget vs. Actual
Accrual Basis                                        January through July 2007

                                                            Jan - Jut .07   Budget
                                                                            .~ -
                                                                             -
                                                                                     $ Over Budget   % of Budget
        Income
           4060. Membership dues
           4160 Dues Advocacy
           4200 Direct Services Project
           4300. MoMS fees
                    -
             4301 Council Fees
             4302. FSHC Contract Fee
             4303 . Smithsonian Contract
             4360 SITES Expenses
                        -
           Total 4300 MoMS fees
           4460 DevelopmenffFundraising
             4461 Board B Staff contributions
             4462 Annual Campaign
                    -
             4469 DevelopmenffFundraising Other  -
           Total 4460 . DevelopmenffFundraising
                .
           4700 Registration fees
                    .
             4701 HOH Registration
                                -
             4702. Registration ED Retreat
             4703. NHC Registration
           Total 4700 Registration fees
           4710 . PublicationslBook sales
           4800 . Sponsorships
           4858 Realized gain (loss) on sale
           4859 Unreal gain (loss) on invest
           4860 Interest income
                -
           4905 In-kind contributions
           4995. Net assets released from rstr
        Total Income
        Expense
          Payroll Expenses
          6000 . Salaries                                                                                   58.7%
          6040 Employer payroll taxes                                                                       59.0%
          6060 Employee benefits                                                                            50.5%
                .
          6080 Staff development                                                                             3.3%
          6100. Rent and utilities                                                                          58.0%
                .
          6120 Communications                                                                               49.5%
          6140 Postage                                                                                      47.4%
          6160 . Maillmessengers                                                                            10.6%
                .
          6180 Contract services                                                                           184.4%
                -
          6200 Copying                                                                                      28.3%
          6220 . PhotographylPhoto                                                                           0.0%
          6240 . Printing                                                                                   17.2%
          6260 . Office supplies                                                                            24.9%
                -
          6280 Equipment mainffrental                                                                       43.7%
          6300 . Furniturelequipment purchase                                                                2.5%
          6320 . Accounting                                                                                 36.7%
          6360 . Audit                                                                                      95.2%
                -
          6380 Subscriptions                                                                                 8.8%
                .
          6400 Memberships                                                                                  98.9%
                .
          6410 Business taxes                                                                              -40.9%
          6420. Business insurance                                                                          58.6%
                .
          6440 Staff meals                                                                                  81.1%
          6460 . Staff lodging                                                                              37.9%
          6480 . Staff travel                                                                               44.4%
          6490 . Registration fees expense                                                                 121.4%
                .
          6520 Boardlcommittee meals                                                                        77.4%
          6540 Boardlcomm. lodging                                                                          59.6%
          6560 Boardlcomm. travel                                                                           64.2%
                .
          6580 Legislative counsel retainer                                                                 58.9%
          6600 . Legislative counsel expenses                                                               26.5%
                -
          6610 Lobbying                                                                                      0.0%
          6620 . Catering                                                                                   25.0%
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12:13 PM                                Federation of State Humanities Councils
09106107                                         Budget vs. Actual
Accrual Basis                                   January through July 2007

                                                      -
                                                          -
                                                       Jan Jul07       Budget        $ Over Budget    .
                                                                                                          % of Budget
                .
           6640 Consultants                               63,169.21     125,000.00       -61,830.79              50.5%
           6660 Honoraria                                  1,000.00       9,000.00        -8,000.00              11.1%
                .
           6665 Awards                                         0.00       2,000.00        -2,000.00               0.0%
                -
           6670 Council Assistance
             6672. MOMS (CASSA)
           Total 6670 . Council Assistance
                .
           6680 Travel
             6681 . NHC Speakers
             6680 . Travel -Other
                     .
           Total 6680 Travel
           6700. Meals
             6701 . Hosted
             6702. NHC Speakers
             6700 . Meals -Other
           Total 6700. Meals
                -
           6720 Lodging
             6721 . NHC Speakers
                               -
             6720. Lodging Other
                     -
           Total 6720 Lodging
           6820 . MOMStravel
           6960 Depreciation expense
                .
           6980 Miscellaneous
             6981 Paychex Fees
             6982 Bank Fees
                                    -
             6980 Miscellaneous Other
           Total 6980 Miscellaneous
           6990. In-kind expenses
           9998 Overhead allocated
           9999 Overhead allocation
        Total Expense

     Net Income




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                                                                     Year to Date Budget Report


                                                           7/1/07                Year-to-date                   Approved              Final Year-end                Approved
                                                           7/31/07                 7/31/2007                   2007 Budget                 12/31/2006              2006 Budget
Income
    4060 · Membership dues                                     42,675.24                 237,900.38                    448,448.61             412,232.69                423,448.61
    4160 · Dues Advocacy                                       13,918.05                  75,497.19                    162,140.39             169,402.34                162,140.39
    4200 - Direct Services Project                                     0.00               14,000.00    1
    4300 · SITES fees
          4301 - Council Fees                     3,000.00                    125,250.00                   135,000.00               153,750.00              144,000.00
          4302 - FSHC Contract Fee                                                                         15,000.00                0.00                    0.00
          4303 - Smithsonian Contract                                         90,000.00                    81,000.00                81,000.00               84,000.00
          4360 - SITES Program Expenses                                       20,802.23                2 46,705.00                  41,227.00               49,250.00
          Total 4300 - SITES Fees                               3,000.00                 236,052.23                    277,705.00             275,977.00                277,250.00
    4460 · Development/Fundraising
          4461 - Board & Staff Contributions                                  1,750.00                     2,500.00                 677.50                  3,000.00
          4462 - Annual Campaign                                              1,100.00                     2,000.00                 800.00                  2,000.00
          4469 - Dev/Fundraising other            350.00                      350.00
          Total 4460 - Dev/Fundraising                               350.00                3,200.00                      4,500.00                1,477.50                 5,000.00
    4500 · Grants
    4700 · Registration fees                                           0.00               14,510.50    3                90,000.00               88,763.75               101,712.00
    4710 · Publications/Book sales                                     0.00                    0.00                       150.00                     0.00                  150.00
    4800 · Sponsorships                                                0.00                    0.00                      2,000.00                    0.00                        -
    4858 - Realized gain (loss) on sale                                0.00               17,128.48                      4,000.00               21,990.46
    4859 · Unreal gain (loss) on invest                        (8,409.86)                 (6,534.85)                          -                 22,273.86                10,000.00
    4860 · Interest income                                      2,059.68                  11,221.30                     20,000.00               24,168.10                20,000.00
    4905 - In-kind contributions                                       0.00                1,393.59                       500.00                  119.98                   500.00
    4960 · Miscellaneous income                                        0.00                    0.00                                                25.54
    4995 - Net Assets Released from Restriction                        0.00                    0.00                     75,000.00               34,673.69                56,450.00


Total Income                                                   53,593.11                 604,368.82               1,084,444.00               1,051,104.91             1,056,651.00


Expense
    6000 · Salaries                                            27,155.72                 200,938.14                    342,283.00             330,848.85                330,981.00
    6040 · Employer payroll taxes                               2,077.40                  15,439.76                     26,185.00               24,583.27                25,320.00
    6060 · Employee benefits                                    7,932.35 *                28,843.94                     57,171.00               50,369.89                54,633.00
    6080 · Staff development                                           0.00                  65.00                       2,000.00                1136.45                  1,300.00
    6100 · Rent and utilities                                   4,107.78                  28,286.98                     48,767.00               47,165.10                47,347.00
    6120 · Communications                                       1,684.41 *                12,372.44                     25,000.00               31,186.48                25,000.00
    6140 · Postage                                              1,018.99                   2,037.98                      4,300.00                3,056.42                 3,500.00
    6160 · Mail/messengers                                            94.67                 126.97                       1,200.00                 895.66                   500.00

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                                                                Year to Date Budget Report

                                                      7/1/07                  Year-to-date                Approved              Final Year-end             Approved
                                                      7/31/07                     7/31/2007              2007 Budget                 12/31/2006           2006 Budget
    6180 · Contract services                                    385.00 *                 921.75                     500.00                  478.50                 3,000.00
    6200 · Copying                                              141.45                   990.15                    3,500.00                2,799.64                2,500.00
    6220 · Photography/Photo                                      0.00                        0.00                  500.00                     0.00                 200.00
    6240 · Printing                                               0.00                 2,239.68                   13,000.00               28,741.51               20,000.00
    6260 · Office supplies                                      321.53                 1,495.88                    6,000.00                7,382.78                5,500.00
    6280 · Equipment maint/rental                          1,681.36 *                  9,184.51                   21,000.00               18,047.51               18,500.00
    6300 · Furniture/equipment purchase                           0.00                   150.00                    6,000.00                4,030.01                4,000.00
    6320 · Accounting                                           400.00                 2,200.00                    6,000.00                5,212.50                6,500.00
    6340 · Legal Fees                                             0.00                        0.00                      -                  4,783.33                 200.00
    6360 · Audit                                                  0.00                 6,000.00                    6,300.00                6,000.00                6,000.00
    6380 · Subscriptions                                          0.00                    53.00                     600.00                  253.50                  600.00
    6400 · Memberships                                            0.00                 4,650.00                    4,700.00                4,629.00                4,500.00
    6410 · Business taxes                                         0.00                  (204.55)                    500.00                 1,633.65                1,500.00
    6420 · Business insurance                                     0.00                 2,342.00                    4,000.00                5,587.68                5,200.00
    6440 · Staff meals                                          208.08 *               2,432.66                    3,000.00                2,868.64                2,000.00
    6460 · Staff lodging                                        372.39 *               2,655.82                    7,000.00                9,086.88                6,000.00
    6480 · Staff travel                                         542.29 *               4,882.16                   11,000.00               13,575.18               10,000.00
    6490 · Registration fees expense                                                     850.00                     700.00                 1,445.00                1,000.00
    6520 · Board/committee meals                           3,667.48 *                 13,925.73                   18,000.00               14,199.89               16,000.00
    6540 · Board/comm. lodging                             2,364.21 *                 11,927.99                   20,000.00               21,224.32               24,500.00
    6560 · Board/comm. travel                              4,459.64 *                 13,489.49                   21,000.00               16,761.70               30,000.00
    6580 · Legislative council retainer                    7,300.00                   51,100.00                   86,750.00               81,600.00               86,570.00
    6600 · Legislative council expenses                          46.39                   663.36                    2,500.00                1,289.91                 750.00
    6610 - Lobbying                                               0.00                        0.00                 1,000.00                 600.00                 2,000.00
    6620 · Catering                                               0.00                12,511.39                   50,000.00               48,370.49               44,000.00
    6640 · Consultants                                     9,207.08 *                 63,169.21                  125,000.00             119,573.01                96,000.00
    6660 · Honoraria                                              0.00                 1,000.00                    9,000.00                9,800.00                8,000.00
    6665 · Awards                                                 0.00                        0.00                 2,000.00                 945.93                  750.00
    6670 · Council Assistance Payments
         6672 - MOMS                           0.00                        0.00                      81,000.00                81,000.00               84,000.00
         6670 - Council Asst Payments other    0.00                        0.00                                               0.00
    Total 6670 - Council Assistance Payments                      0.00                        0.00                81,000.00               81,000.00               84,000.00
    6680 · Travel                                          1,078.90 *                  2,667.88                    4,500.00                3,293.22                4,600.00
    6700 · Meals                                                  0.00                 3,691.73                    6,200.00                2,133.16                7,450.00
    6720 · Lodging                                                0.00                10,583.47                    2,000.00                5,429.55               10,000.00
    6820 · MoMS travel                                     5,409.43                   30,331.87                   46,705.00               32,976.16               49,250.00
    6960 · Depreciation expense                                 239.09                 1,673.63                    4,000.00                3,565.14                4,500.00
    6980 · Miscellaneous

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9/6/07                                             Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                                           Year to Date Budget Report

                                                 7/1/07                 Year-to-date                    Approved           Final Year-end                 Approved
                                                 7/31/07                   7/31/2007                   2007 Budget              12/31/2006               2006 Budget
         6981 · Paychex Fees            127.54                      1,008.72                    1,500.00                 1,739.02                 1,500.00
         6982 · Bank Fees                                           540.67                      600.00                   805.96                   500.00
         6070 · EFT fees                0.00                        0.00                        0.00                     0.00                     0.00
         6980 · Miscellaneous - Other                               (451.00)                  4 0.00                     0.02                     0.00
    Total 6980 · Miscellaneous                             127.54                 1,098.39                   2,100.00                 2,545.00                 2,000.00
    6990 - In-kind expenses                               0.00                    1,393.59                     500.00                     0.00                   500.00
    9998 · Overhead allocated                       (19,236.71)                (113,043.06)                                        (172,933.47)

    9999 · Overhead allocation                       19,236.71                 113,043.06                                           172,933.47
Total Expense                                        82,023.18                 548,182.00                 1,083,461.00            1,051,104.91              1,056,651.00
Net Income                                          (28,430.07)                 56,186.82                      983.00                     0.00                       0.00




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9/6/07                                                     Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                                                  Year to Date Budget Report

                                                         7/1/07               Year-to-date             Approved    Final Year-end    Approved
                                                        7/31/07                7/31/2007             2007 Budget    12/31/2006      2006 Budget


July Monthly Notes:
     * 6060 - includes 2nd quarter employer contribution for 403b deposit (last mo should have said 1st qtr)
     * 6120 - includes DevTalk set-up, EM evaluation, new email provider set-up
     * 6180 - includes job posting fees
     * 6280 - includes postage meter quarterly payment
     * 6440 - Includes Dir Serv - IL, Bd Mtg - IL, Program Off Mtg
     * 6460 - Includes Prog Off Mtg - JM
     * 6480 - Includes Dir Serv - IL, Bd Mtg - IL, DE Board Mtg
     * 6520 - includes Data Collection TF, 07 Nominating Comm and Bd Mtg - IL
     * 6540 - includes 07 Nominating comm
     * 6560 - includes Data Collection TF, Bd Mtg - IL and 07 Nom Comm
     * 6640 - Fees for T Goforth, L Kern, B Crockett
     * 6680 - includes Dir serv mtg, - IL and deposits for NHC bus services


Year-to-date notes:
     1 4200 - Income moved from 90 Special projects
     2 4360 - Audit adjustment of <$28,285> from 2006
     3 4700 - Reversed error in EFT payment to LOC
     4 6980 - Audit adjustment




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                                     Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                      Budget Surr~maryby Department
                                         For the period January 1- July 31,2007



                                                          2007              2006          % Increase1
                                                       Year to date      Year t o date   Decrease over
                                                         7/31/07           7/31/06       previous year
   lncome
       4060. Membership dues
        4160. Dues Advocacy
             -
        4200 Direct Services Project
        4300. MOMSfees
        4460. DevelopmentlFundraising
        4700 . Registration fees
             .
        4710 PublicationslBook sales
        4800 . Sponsorships
             -
        4858 Realized gain (loss) on sale
        4859. Unreal gain (loss) on invest
             .
        4860 Interest income
             -
        4905 In-kind Contributions
        4960 . Miscellaneous income
        4995 -Assets released from restriction
   Total lncome

   Expense

   01 Administration
   10 Governance
   15 Other - Fund Raising
   20 Advocacy
   30 NEH Liaison
   55   Previous Year Conference (06)
   56   Current Year Conference (07)
   57   Future Year Conference (08)
   60   National Collaboration
   65   Promote Public Support
   70   Information Exchange
   80   Direct Services Project
   81   MOMSlCouncils
   85   MOMSlSlTES
   90 Special Projects
        9998 Overhead allocated
        9999 . Overhead allocation


   Total Expense

Net lncome




                                                                                                         Page 1 of 1
CALIBRETo the Board of Directors of the
 CPA GROUP
    u c
                  Federation of State Humanities Councils


               We have audited the financial statements of the Federation of State Humanities
               Councils (FSHC) for the year ended December 3 1,2006, and have issued our report
               thereon dated June 8,2007. We are pleased to provide you with the following
               information related to our audit.

               Our Responsibility Under U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards

               Our responsibility, as described by professional standards, is to plan and perform our
               audit to obtain reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that the financial statements are
               free of material misstatement and are fairly presented in accordance with accounting
               principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Because an audit is
               designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance and because we did not
               perform a detailed examination of all transactions, there is a risk that material emors,
               fraud, or other illegal acts may exist and not be detected by us.

               As part of our audt, we considered the internal controls of FSHC. Such
               considerations were solely for the purpose of determining our audit procedures and
               not to provide any assurance concerning such internal controls.

               Other Information in Documents Containing Audited Financial Statements

               FSHC may choose to reproduce the audited financial statements in other documents
               (such as in an annual report or on your website). Our responsibility for other
               information in documents containing the audited financial statements and our
               auditor's report does not extend beyond the financial information identified in our
               auditors' report. Further, we have no obligation to perform any procedures to
               corroborate other information contained in such documents.

               Significant Accounting Policies

               Management has the responsibility for selection and use of appropriate accounting
               policies. In accordance with the terms of our engagement letter, we will advise
               management about the appropriateness of accounting policies and their application.
               The significant accounting policies used by FSHC are described in Note 2 to the
               financial statements. No new accounting policies were adopted and the application of
               existing policies was not changed during 2006. We noted n'o transactions entered into
               byFSHC during the year that were both significant and unusual, or transactions for
               which there is a lack of authoritative guidance or consensus.
Accounting Estimates

Accounting estimates are an integral part of the financial statements prepared by management
and are based on management's knowledge and experience about past and current events and
assumptions about future events. Certain accounting estimates are particularly sensitive because
of their significance to the financial statements and because of the possibility that future events
affecting them may differ significantly from those expected. We evaluated the key factors and
assumptions used to develop the accounting estimates used in the financial statements and
determined that they are reasonable in relation to the financial statements taken as a whole.

Audit Adjustments

For purposes of this letter, professional standards define an audit adjustment as a proposed
correction of the financial statements that, in our judgment, may not have been detected except
through our auditing procedures. An audit adjustment may or may not indicate matters that could
have a significant effect on FSHC's financial reporting process (that is, cause future financial
statements to be materially misstated). In our judgement, none of the adjustments we proposed,
and which management recorded, either individually or in the aggregate, indicate matters that
could have a significant effect on FSHC's financial reporting process. All of the entries we
proposed, and which management recorded, generally were for routine yearend accruals which
management knew had to be made or were for isolated errors with no continuing financial
statement effect.

We noted no uncorrected misstatements during the current engagement.

Disagreements with Management

For purposes of this letter, professional standards define a disagreement with management as a
matter, whether or not resolved to our satisfaction, concerning a financial accounting, reporting,
or auditing matter that could be significant to the financial statements or the auditor's report. We
are pleased to report that no such disagreements arose during the course of our audit.

Consultations with Other Independent Accountants

In some cases, management may decide to consult with other accountants about auditing and
accounting matters, similar to obtaining a "second opinion" on certain situations. If a
consultation involves application of an accounting principle to FSHC's financial statements or a
determination of the type of auditor's opinion that may be expressed on those statements, our
professional standards require the consulting accountant to check with the current accountants to
determine that the consultant has all the relevant facts. To our knowledge, there were no such
consultations with other accountants.

Issues Discussed Prior to Retention of Independent Auditors

We generally discuss a variety of matters, including the application of accounting principles and
auditing standards, with management each year prior to retention as FSHC's auditors. However,
these discussions occurred in the normal course of our professional relationship and, to our
knowledge, our responses were not a condition to our retention.
Difficulties Encountered in Performing the Audit

FSHC's management responded to all audit inquiries and requests for information without
exception during the audit. We encountered no difficulties in dealing with management in
performing and completing our audit.

Intended Use of This Letter

This information is intended solely for the information and use of the Board of Directors and
management of FSHC and is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than
these specified parties.




Washington, DC
June 8.2007
               H
FEDERATION STATE W N ~ I E S
         OF                 COUNCILS
        FINANCIALSTATEMENTS

          DECEMBER 3 1,2006
                                       HUMANITIES
                     FEDERATION OF STATE        COUNCILS
                                          STATEMENTS
                                   FINANCIAL

                                 DECEMBER1,2006 AND 2005
                                        3




Report of Independent Auditors

Statements of Financial Position

Statements of Activities

Statements of Cash Flows

Notes to Financial Statements

Supplemental Schedule
  Supplemental Schedule of Revenue and Expenses by Program
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                          We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of the Federation
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             A            of State Humanities Councils (FSHC) as of December 31,2006 and 2005 and the
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            0             related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended. These
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                          financial statements are the responsibility of FSHC's management. Our responsibility
    3 1 2 9 2 0 . W mom   is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
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                          We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in
                          the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform an
                          audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free
                          of material misstatement. An audit includes consideration of internal control over
                          financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the
                          circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness
                          of the International's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we
                          express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
                          supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the
                          accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as
                          evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits
                          provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

                          In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material
                          respects, the financial position of FSHC as of December 3 1,2006 and 2005, and the
                          changes in its net assets and'its cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with
                          accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

                          Our audits were performed for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic
                          financial statements taken as a whole. The supplemental s'chedule of revenue and
                          expense by program is presented for the purpose of additional analysis and is not a
                          required part of the basic financial statements. The supplemental schedule has been
                          subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial
                          statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the
                          basic financial statements taken as a whole.




                          Washington. DC
                          June 8,2007
CURRENT  ASSETS
  Cash and equivalents
  Accounts receivable
  Investments
  Prepaid expense
           Total current assets
FIXEDASSETS
  Furniture and equipment
  Less: accumulated depreciation
           Net fixed assets

                Total assets



LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable
  Accrued expenses
  Deferred revenue
          Total liabilities
NET ASSETS
  Unrestricted:
     Undesignated
     Board designated
       Total unrestricted
  Temporarily restricted
           Total net assets

                        l
                ~ o t a liabilities and net assets


See accompanying notes to financial statements.
                                                  HUM~NITIES
                                   FEDERATION STATE
                                           OF            COUNCILS
                                               STATEMENTS A ~ I V I T I E S
                                                       OF

                                     YEARS   DECEMBER
                                         ENDED     3 1,2006 AND 2005



                                                              2006                                 2005
                                                           Temporarily                          Temporarily
                                            Unrestricted    Restricted   Total   Unrestricted    Restricted   Total

 REVENUE OTHER SWFORT
          AND
   Dues
   Contributions
   Conference fees
   Program service fees
   Investment income
   In-kind contributions
   Miscellaneous
   Net w e t s released from restrictions
         Total revenue and other support

EXPENSES
  Program
     Lobbying
     National Conference
     National Collaboration
     NEH Liaison
     Promote Public Support
     Information Exchange
     MOMSISITES
     Special programs
      Grants
         Total program

   Support service
     Fundraising
     Governance
     Administration
        Tolal support service

             Total expenses



NET ASSETS
  Beginning of year

   End of year




See accompanying notes to financial statements.
 CASHFL.0WS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
   Change in net assets
   Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to
     net cash provided by (used for) operating activities
       Depreciation and amortization
       Net depreciation (appreciation) on investments
       Decrease (increase) in current assets
          Accounts receivable
          Prepaid expenses and other assets
       Increase (decrease) in current liabilities
          Accounts payable
          Accrued expenses
          Deferred revenue
          SITES deposits
     Net cash used for operating activities

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACHVITIES
  Purchases of investments
  Proceeds from investments
  Purchases of property and equipment
    Net cash provided by investing activities




CASHAND CASH EQUIVALENTS
  Beginning of year

   End of year




See accompanying notes to financial statements.

                                                  - 4. -
                             NOTES FINANCIAL
                                 TO        STATEMENTS

                                DECEMBER
                                      3 1,2006 AND 2005


NoTE 1.     DESCRIPTIONTHE ORCANIZAT~ON
                     OF

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (the Federation) is a Virginia non-profit corporation.
The Federation was formed with the primary purpose of assisting the state humanities councils
in developing and establishing policies and programs designed to foster and enhance public
knowledge, understanding and appreciation of humanities throughout the United States, and to
promote the application of humanities in the discussion of public issues.



Method of Accounting - The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of
accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of
America. Accordingly, revenues are recognized when earned and expenses are recognized when
incurred.

Estimates - The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect
reported amounts and disclosures. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents - The Federation considers all highly liquid investments purchased
with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Certificates of deposit
with a maturity date of greater than three months are reported as investments on the statements of
financial position and cash flows.

Investments - Investments are recorded at market value. Realized and unrealized gains and
losses on investments are reported on the statements of activities.

Income Taxes - The Federation is a nonprofit organization, which is exempt from Federal
income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. However,
the Federation is subject to unrelated business income tax for activities conducted outside of its
tax exempt purpose. The Federation did not conduct any unrelated business activities during the
years ended December 31,2006 and 2005.

Fixed Assets - Furniture and equipment are recorded at cost. Assets and capital lease purchases
are depreciated over a five to ten year estimated useful life using the straight-line method.
Depreciation expense for the years ended December 31,2006 and 2005 was $3,672 and $3,169,
respectively.

Deferred Revenue - The Federation records membership dues and fees received in advance as
deferred revenue.
Donated Services and Materials - Contributions of services are recognized if the services
received create or enhance non-financial assets or require specialized skills, and are provided by
individuals possessing those skills, and would typically need to be purchased if not provided by
donation. Contributed services and promises to give services that do not meet the above criteria
are not recognized. During the years ended December 3 1,2006 and 2005, the Federation
received donated materials or services of $- and $1,458, respectively.

Net Assets - Net assets are reported by the Federation in accordance with Financial Accounting
Standards Board (FASB) 116 and 1.17. Accordingly, net assets have been reported using the
following categories:
       Unrestricted - Unrestricted net assets represent resources over which the Board of
       Directors have discretionary control and are used to carry out operations of the
       Organization in accordance with its bylaws.
       The Board of Directors designated fund, included as part of the unrestricted net assets,
       was established to accumulate a reserve for the Federation.
       Temporarilv Restricted - Temporarily restricted net assets represent contributions which
       have been restricted by donors for specific programs or activities. Restrictions, which
       have been met by the passage of time or expenditure of net assets, are reported as net
       assets released from restrictions on the statement of activities. For the years ended
       December 31,2006 and 2005, the Federation did not receive any restricted contributions.

       The temporarily restricted net assets represent monies from the Kettering Foundation for
       a series of reading and discussion groups focused on the humanities and civic
       engagements.

Functional Allocation of Expenses - The costs of providing the various programs and other
activities have been summarized on a functional basis in the Statements of Activities.
Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services
benefited.




The Federation has entered into agreements for rental of space for the national conference. The
Federation is required to pay a portion of the anticipated room revenues in the event that the
conference is canceled. Cancellation insurance has been obtained by the Federation to offset any
potential future losses. The Federation anticipates that all minimum room rental requirements
will be met.
NOTE4.       INVESTMENTS
Investments as of December 31,2006and 2005 were:
                                                    2006                       2005
                                               Cost    Fair Value         Cost    Fair Value

     Certificates of deposit
     Corporate equities
     Mutual funds
             Total

The market value of the investments is estimated based on quoted market prices. Investment
income consists of the following:



             Interest income                             $ 24,168      $ .24,417
             Unrealized gain on investments                  22.274        (2,928)
             Realized gain                                   21,990         4,613




The Federation has a seven year lease for office space and other equipment leases. Minimum
future rental payments under the leases are as follows:




                                     Total               $==bxua
For the years ended December 31,2006and 2005 rent expense was $47,495and $48,705,
respectively .




The Federation participates in a qualified pension plan which provides benefits on a non-
discriminatory basis to eligible employees. The plan is a qualified defined contribution plan
under Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b). The plan allows for combined employee and
employer contributions. The Federation contributes up to a maximum of 7% of the employee's
annual qualified compensation. The Federation made contributions of $14,644and $10,577,
respectively, for the years ended December 31,2006and 2005.
The Federation maintains cash balances in a financial institution which is insured by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for amounts up to $100,000. The Federation is exposed
to concentrations of credit risk at times when cash balances exceed the FDIC limit. The
Federation has not experienced any losses and believes they are not exposed to significant risk.
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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRENGTHENING
 INTERNAL CONTROLS ENHANCING
                  AND
              EFFICIENCY
      OPERATING
 CALIBRETo the Board of Directors of
 CPA GROUP
         ntc                Federation of State Humanities Councils


                          In planning and performing our audit of the financial statements of Federation of
                          State Humanities Councils for the year ended December 31, 2006, we considered its
                          internal control in order to determine our auditing procedures for the purpose of
                          expressing our opinion on the financial statements and not to provide assurance on
 Clvlc O P ~ MBUILDING    internal control.
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                          functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis. A significant
                          deficiency is a control deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that
                          adversely affects the entity's ability to initiate, authorize, record, process, or report
                          financial data reliably in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
                          such that there is more than a remote likelihood that a misstatement of the entity's
                          financial statements that is more than inconsequential will not be prevented or
                          detected by the entity's internal control.

                          A material weakness is a significant deficiency, or combination of significant
                          deficiencies, that results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement
                          of the financial statements will not be prevented or detected by the entity's internal
                          control.

                          Our consideration of internal control was for the limited purpose described in the first
                          paragraph and would not necessarily identify all deficiencies in internal control that
                          might be significant deficiencies or material weaknesses. We did not identify any
                          deficiencies in internal control that we consider to be material weaknesses, as defined
                          above.

                          We have included the prior year recommendations and the current year status of each.

                          This report is intended solely for the information and use of the Board of Directors
                          and management of Federation of State Humanities Councils and is not intended to be
                          and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.



                          Washington, DC
                          June 8,2007
                   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRENGTHENING
                                                   INTERNAL
                   CONTROLS ENHANCING
                           AND                   EFFICIENCY
                                         OPERATING




STATUS PRIOR YEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
     OF

RECOMMENDATION         -
                     1 THEFEDERATION
                                  SHOULD TRACK INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

During our audit, we noted that the Federation does not track proceeds on the sale of
investments. Without this information, it is not possible to determine realized gains or losses
upon a sale or other redemption. For financial reporting purposes, it is not necessary to
distinguish such realized gains or losses from unrealized gains or losses; however, it is still
necessary to separately report such gains or losses in Federal Form 990, Return of Organization
Exempt From Income Tax, filed annually with the IRS. It is also a required component of the
Statement of Cash Flows. We therefore recommend that the Federation track such information
going forward. We have reviewed the available historical data and have designed an electronic
spreadsheet that management can use to facilitate the calculations.

Status: During the 2006 'audit, a spreadsheet was maintained that captured the necessary
information.

                       -
RECOMMENDATION 2 T H E FEDERATION
                                SHOULD CONSIDER REDESIGNING THE CURRENT
MEMBERSHIP DUES STRU-

During our audit, we noted that the method used to calculate member dues is very complex.
Upon further inquiry, we noted that the spreadsheet containing the calculations was designed
many years ago by an individual who no longer works for the Federation. Under the current
method, an increase or decrease in dues rates would be difficult to determine given that the
calculation is so complex. In addition, an increase or decrease in dues rates could not be
efficiently evaluated.

We recommend that a more straight forward method to calculate dues be considered based on
relevant factors. This will enable management to detennine that dues appear reasonable before
invoicing members. It will also allow the Federation to more efficiently recalculate dues should
a change become necessary.

Status: During the 2006 audit, there was discussion noted in minutes to the Board of Directors
meetings to indicate that the Federation is reviewing its current dues structure to detennine what
changes can be implemented.
             TAB # 6




Introduction to Proposed 2008 Plan

       Proposed 2008 Plan
                        Introduction to Proposed 2008 Plan

       In 2008 the Federation will enter the fourth year of its current Five-Year Plan. The
attached proposed plan for 2008 preserves the stated objectives of this Five-Year Plan,
with modifications in the Actions proposed to carry out those objectives. As noted in the
introduction to last year’s proposed plan, the Mission, Key Values, and Conditions for
Success articulated by the 2004 Planning Steering Committee have served us well and
remain an important foundation on which to build each year’s program for the Federation.

        The 2008 plan sets forth ten objectives, organized under our three ongoing areas of
activity: Leadership, Advocacy, and Communications/Organizational Development. The
primary new initiative of the past two years--our steadily intensifying effort to gather
systematic and persuasive data about the work of the councils--appears under several
objectives within the plan. Within the Leadership area, we propose to further refine our
data collection efforts in order to strengthen our ability to make the case for council
funding to Congress and others. The programming and financial information we are able
to gather from councils will significantly affect the advocacy efforts outlined within
Objective Three. And we hope it will provide an ever-increasing body of information
that councils themselves can draw on, as suggested in Objective Seven.

       In addition, also within the area of Leadership, this plan calls for us to pursue
partnerships with other national organizations more strategically than in the past, based
on criteria to be adopted by the Federation board. As Objective Two states, “we must be
actively involved wherever decisions are made that shape the world we work in,” but this
active involvement must be carefully planned and evaluated in order to make the best use
of our staff resources.

        This plan proposes continued expansion of the services the Federation offers to
councils (Objectives Five through Ten). We propose to seek all possible means of
enabling councils to learn from each other, through our website, our printed reports, and
scheduled meetings and orientation sessions. We further propose to collaborate as closely
as possible with the staff of the NEH Federal-State Partnership in order to complement
rather than duplicate each other’s efforts.

       The major strength of the Five-Year Plan, included very intentionally by the
members of the Steering Committee that developed the plan in 2004, is the active and
pervasive involvement of the membership in shaping and carrying out the activities of the
organization. The Federation has benefited beyond measure over these past four years
from the participation of its members not only in committees and task forces but also
through surveys, questionnaires, and more informal discussion with staff and board
members. Our ability to carry out the activities outlined in this plan is based entirely on
that ongoing participation.
                   FEDERATION FIVE YEAR PLAN 2005-2009
                                   with
                           OBJECTIVES for 2008

Mission
The Federation of State Humanities Councils is a national membership
association of state and territorial humanities councils, whose mission is the
enrichment of American civic, cultural, and intellectual life through the
humanities.

The Federation provides leadership, advocacy, and information for its members
to advance the humanities to the broadest U.S. public.

Key Values of the Federation
As a membership association, the Federation is accountable to its members. Its
decisions are guided by values of responsiveness, openness, deliberation, and
efficiency. In daily practice, the Federation:

·   Continually involves its membership in shaping, fulfilling, and evaluating
    progress toward the accomplishment of the Federation strategic plan.

·   Develops plans that include action steps with assignment of responsibility,
    specific standards for measuring results, and a timeline for completion.

·   Conducts its business transparently and inclusively, seeking diverse
    participation reflective of people's interests, talents, and skills.

·   Provides a process for the consideration and discussion of policy issues in
    advance of the formal meetings at which votes are taken.

·   Enhances its performance by seeking formal as well as informal assessment,
    which is reported back to the membership in appropriate detail.

Conditions for Success
The Federation serves the councils in appropriate and effective ways, and is the
councils' national voice and advocate. "The Federation" has a dual existence: it
is the sum total of the member councils, while existing at the same time as a
legally constituted non-profit corporation composed of a board and staff. For
these reasons, the Federation's success depends upon the efforts of each
member council as well as the effective governance of the national board and
staff. The Federation's ability to serve and to lead depends upon:

·   Excellent, coordinated relations between the Federation staff, board, and
    membership and key allied organizations and national leadership, including
    NEH, Congress, and a variety of associations and cultural entities of national
    stature.



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·   Membership initiative in recommending its "best and most able" people for
    service on the Federation Board, committees, and task forces.

·   A spirit of voluntarism and responsibility on the part of each member council
    in shouldering the civic duties of membership.

·   Maintenance of harmony and mutual respect within the membership.

·   Continuous attention to high standards of non-profit planning and
    management, at the member and Federation levels.

·   Continuous attention to the problems of reconciling fundamental differences
    of scale, resources, and philosophy in our field.

·   Awareness of public policy or cultural trends that could help or hinder our
    work.

·   Regular membership gatherings to expand board and staff knowledge and
    promote unity.


The Plan for 2005-2009
The Federation's five-year plan seeks to advance the position of the humanities
councils in American life. The Federation and its membership will accomplish
this goal through strategies of bold national leadership, vigorous advocacy,
effective communications, and by strengthening the capacity of each council to
accomplish its mission. The following sections list our goals in each of these
areas for the period 2005-2009, and our objectives for 2008.


Leadership
It is our Goal that those outside the Federation will appreciate the humanities as
fundamental to the daily lives of all people and acknowledge the essential role of
the councils. To accomplish this goal the Federation must advance the national
visibility of the councils through its leadership in developing specific strategies. It
is our plan to concentrate on two approaches:

First, we will increase awareness on the part of Congress, the media and
the public of the importance and value of the humanities.

Objective One – In order to secure support in Congress, we must be able to
make a clear and compelling case for state councils as the most effective way to
put the humanities to work transforming lives, connecting communities, and
enriching the nation. We will maintain a clear and consistent message,




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supported by concrete, credible data, and produce materials to convey that
message to legislators and policy makers at the national level.

       Staff Action - Staff will work with the Legislative Committee to develop
       supporting data to demonstrate impact and need, in support of the
       message articulated in the “State Humanities Councils at Work” brochure.

       Member Action - Members will provide data about their efforts and needs
       as requested by staff and the committee.

Second, we will position the Federation as a partner in national
discussions of cultural policy and support for the humanities.

Objective Two – In order to ensure that we are actively involved wherever
decisions are made that shape the world we work in, we must be prepared to
exert coordinated leadership and to persuade and influence through the strength
of our argument and the good will we have accumulated. We will develop a list of
criteria for identifying strategic partnerships and conversations with cultural,
educational, and policy organizations and institutions and a plan for joining or
initiating conversations with those groups.

       Staff Action - Staff will initiate and/or participate in selected partnerships,
       based on board-approved priorities and statement of goals.

       Member Action - Members will participate in conversations when asked
       and counsel staff when indicated. Members will keep staff informed about
       their own participation in conversations of national or general importance
       and coordinate their efforts, whenever possible.



Advocacy
It is our Goal that each council will have a broad range of sustainable revenue to
implement its mission. To accomplish this goal the Federation must protect and
increase baseline Federal funding support for the councils while enhancing
councils' efforts to diversify their funding sources. It is our plan to concentrate on
two approaches:

First, we will substantially increase the amounts of NEH funds flowing to
the councils, particularly unrestricted funds.

Objective Three – In order to reverse years of decline in public support for the
public humanities through NEH, we must secure an annual increase in the
Federal/State Partnership line of the NEH budget and ensure that funding
appropriate to state council stewardship is made available to councils through the
established mechanisms of the Federal/State partnership office.



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We will work with NEH and Congress to ensure a regular annual increase that is
sufficient to both offset the externally driven increases in the cost of operations at
the state council level, and to bring unrestricted funding of the state councils up
to a level consistent with their mandate.

We will also ask NEH to administer all support for the state councils from within
the Federal/State Partnership, including those portions of special initiatives that
are intended for the state councils.

Our approach is constructive and collegial, yet assertive and consistent, and we
recognize the need to support NEH in general ways in order to achieve our
specific ends. We also recognize the need to partner and coalesce with other
groups in order to make our case more compelling, even where some
compromise may be required.

       Staff Action - This objective will continue to be the primary focus of
       Federation efforts. The President will design and coordinate Federation
       advocacy activities in keeping with the position statement prepared by the
       Legislative Committee and approved by the members. Staff will establish
       and circulate benchmarks for regular council communication with their
       members of Congress.

       Member Action - Members will actively support implementation of the
       Federation position. Members will communicate regularly with their
       elected officials by letter, telephone, and email, will make at least two
       visits to the offices of their members of Congress, either in their DC or
       district offices, involve Federation staff in office visits whenever possible
       and appropriate, and communicate all forms of contact with members to
       the Federation. Members will extend to the President a mandate for
       action that includes as much flexibility as possible in implementing the
       Federation’s advocacy strategies.

Second, we will gather, analyze, and disseminate information about
funding sources other than the NEH Federal/State Partnership.

Objective Four – Recognizing that, from time to time, opportunities arise that
can enable councils to extend their reach and further meet needs in their states,
we must remain alert to possibilities for engagement with federal agencies other
than the NEH.

       Staff Action - Staff will continue to seek opportunities for councils to
       benefit from federal funding outside the NEH.

       Member Action - Members will remain alert to the needs of the
       membership as a whole, share information about possible funding



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       sources, and consider the collective best interest of the state councils
       when planning their own approaches to federal funding.


Communications and Organizational Development
It is our Goal that each council will grow to fully realize its potential to fulfill its
mission. In order to accomplish this goal, the Federation must provide
opportunities for the sharing of data, information, and best practices, and the
Federation must serve as a model of the highest standards for governance and
management in order to offer leadership to our members. We plan to
concentrate on five approaches:

First, we will organize annual events to provide an opportunity for Councils
to gather to share information and experiences, and to see and hear from
leaders in areas of importance to them.

Objective Five – We will organize an annual conference in the fall of each year
that provides an opportunity for our members to share and to learn from each
other. The annual conference also involves the scholarly community and the
general public by defining and exploring issues and developments on the
growing edges of the public humanities.

       Staff Action - Staff will work with the Conference Planning Committee to
       organize and conduct the annual conference.

       Member Action - Members will respond to requests of the committee and
       serve when asked. Members will attend the conference and include as
       many of their staff and board members as possible. Members will
       respond to requests for evaluative information so that staff and the
       conference planning committee can continue to produce an annual
       conference that is relevant and useful.

Objective Six – We will help council executives and others to meet as interest
groups for focused discussion and networking in forums less formal and less
structured than the annual conference.

       Staff Action - Staff will work with the council executives from the
       Federation Board to prepare for the next biennial Council Executives’
       Retreat to be held in conjunction with Humanities on the Hill in 2009.

       Member Action – Council Executives will respond to requests for
       information, select the theme or topics for the retreat, and develop the
       agenda.

Second, we will gather, analyze, and provide to the membership
information about how each council defines its position in its state,



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determines its "markets," develops its budgeting, and implements an
appropriate statewide program.

Objective Seven – In order to help avoid wasted effort and unnecessary
mistakes, and to make best use of an evolving state of the art, each state council
must have access to comprehensive information about how other councils are
responding to opportunities and challenges similar to their own. We will gather
and interpret this information and provide it to our members.

      Staff Action - Staff will, through surveys and other mechanisms, expand
      our efforts to compile a comprehensive profile, including both impact and
      needs, of state council activities. We will approach NEH to explore how
      their and our information collection and interpretation efforts might be
      more coordinated, and to explore ways that all of our efforts can be made
      more useful and friendlier to councils.

      Member Action - Members will provide timely and complete responses to
      requests for information and will express to NEH their desire for higher
      coordination of effort between NEH and the Federation.


Third, we will help councils assess and strengthen their administration,
recruitment, communications, program planning, and board development.

Objective Eight – Because the ability of any state council to accomplish its
mission depends on its ability to operate as a business, we must help councils
acquire the tools necessary to improve their internal capacities to succeed. We
will work together to define best practices and to share resources for
organizational development.

      Staff Action - Staff will provide facilitative and consultative services to
      selected councils.

      Member Action - Members will respond to requests for information.


Fourth, we will expand the Federation role in leadership preparation and
professional development for council boards and staffs.

Objective Nine – New council executives, directors, and staff must assimilate a
large amount of information quickly if they are to assume their duties in the most
efficient way. We will work with NEH to expand and regularize their orientation
support for recently arrived executives and directors, and we will supplement
those efforts where needed. We will explore extending these offerings to other
council staff groups.




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      Staff Action - Staff will coordinate with the NEH to conduct a joint annual
      session designed to introduce new executives to advocacy and the other
      activities of the Federation and the NEH.

      Member Action - Members will provide information to help shape
      orientation sessions and will send their recently placed executive, as well
      as tenured executives wishing to participate and staff members who are
      being considered for possible promotion as part of a succession plan.

Fifth, we will serve as the essential link between councils and national
resources for program and institutional support and development.

Objective Ten – There are instances where a Federation role in programmatic
areas is necessary to make possible benefits to a large group of councils and so
in those instances the Federation must be prepared to act as convener,
organizer, administrator, or in other appropriate ways to make those benefits
possible. We will continue to partner with the Smithsonian Institution to conduct
the Museum on Main Street Program and we will continue to seek other similar
opportunities.

      Staff Action - Staff will administer the involvement of councils in MOMS
      and will ensure that the program has a neutral or positive effect on the
      allocation of Federation resources of money and staff time.

      We will seek opportunities to help NEH shape initiatives where Councils
      have a stake.

      Member Action - Members will provide timely and complete responses to
      requests for information.




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              TAB # 7




      Current Dues AFormula@

Schedule of Projected Dues Increases

Introduction to Proposed 2008 Budget

  Proposed 2008 Budget with Notes
                     CURRENT DUES "FORMLTLA"

      Ratio of NEH Per State to NEH Per Population to Other Income dues
calculation equals approximately 3 :2: 1.

      2007 dues amounts were based on this ratio, using NEH State and
Popu'lation figures for 2007, and Other Income figures from the 2004 Form 990,
which the Federation requests from state councils.

      Also, the Federation board approved establishing a cap of 15% for the
amount of the increase in any council's dues for a given year, effective with the
calculation of 2000 dues.


      For informational purposes, for 2007 the formula yielded the following
figures.


                        Per State calculation at .01578893

                     Per Population calculation at .0 1052595

                      Other Income calculated at .00526298




Updated 9/6/07
                        Projected Dues Increase/Draw down from Reserves
                              with 3.8% Increase in annual expenses

                 Projected Income and Expense Report with 3.8% Increase in Expenses (Avg. over last 6 years)
                    (Shows estimated dues increases required to accommodate projected expense increases)
                                               Final        Proposed      Proposed      Proposed      Proposed
                                            2006 Budget 2007 Budget 2008 Budget 2009 Budget 2010 Budget
                              Dues increase       0.00%           4.27%        9.00%        10.02%           9.12%
Income
           4060 · Membership dues                402,233       448,449         488,809      581,373       649,169
           4160 · Dues Advocacy                  169,402       162,140         176,733      162,140       162,140
                     Sub total Dues              571,635       610,589         665,542      743,514       811,309
           Amt released from Reserves             34,624        75,000          71,826       25,000             0
           Total Income (including dues)       1,034,717     1,084,444       1,142,223    1,167,369     1,211,729

Expenses                                       1,058,859     1,083,461       1,081,923    1,124,633     1,167,369
           3.8% estimated increase                                       *     59,665        42,736        44,360
           Total Expenses (with increase)      1,058,859     1,083,461       1,141,588    1,167,369     1,211,729

           Net Income                            -24,142           983            635             0             0

                    * indicates actual increase of 5.365%
                  Introduction to the Proposed 2008 Budget
        As was noted in the introduction to the proposed 2007 budget included in last
year=s Annual Business Meeting materials, the Federation has for the past several years
been operating under a budget in which expenses exceed income. Until last year,
because the organization had the luxury of a healthy reserve fund, the Federation board
had chosen to meet end-of-year expenses by drawing on reserves rather than
increasing dues. At last year=s summer board meeting, however, board members
concluded that it was time to develop a long-term plan for bringing income and
expenses back into line. They therefore approved a plan recommended by the Finance
Committee for incrementally spending down reserve funds over the subsequent few
years, while simultaneously increasing dues to a level that would sustain operations of
the organization, with manageable and predictable annual increases. The attached
proposed budget for 2008, which is balanced by increasing dues by 9 percent and
drawing $71,826 from the Federation=s reserve funds, is the second budget presented
in this multi-year process.

     The schedule presented at last year=s meeting was based on several
assumptions:

        1) That the five-year plan adopted in 2004 would call for steadily increased
activities in several areas, particularly related to advocacy, data collection, and other
services to councils;

      2) That increased services would translate into increased expenses related to
these activities;

      3) That the Federation should maintain a reserve fund at least equal to the
commonly accepted level of 25 percent of annual operating costs, which in the case of
the Federation would amount to approximately $250,000;

      4) That the projected dues increases and reserve fund transfers must take into
account predictable cost-of-living increases (calculated to average 3.8 percent); and

       5) That responsible financial management requires that the organization develop
a plan for meeting annual expenses through annual income and protecting reserve
funds for use in emergency situations.

       In presenting this plan, the board assured the membership that the staff and
board would monitor expenses carefully and refrain from increasing dues beyond the
level necessary to remain on course with the projected schedule. In other words, if the
reserve fund transfer required to meet expenses at the end of a given year was less
than projected, the excess would be added to the next year=s projected reserve fund
transfer amount, and the dues increase would be decreased accordingly. The increase
projected last year for 2008 was 10.68 percent. The 2006 budget projected a transfer of
$56,450 from our reserve funds in order to meet expenses. In fact, the actual amount
required at the end of 2006 was only $34,673, and we therefore added $21,826 to the
reserve fund amount available for transfer to meet costs in the coming year=s budget.
This reduced the proposed dues increase from 10.68 percent to 9 percent.

       The primary increases in the 2008 budget, as you will see, occur in staff salaries
and benefits, consultant fees, and communications costs. The salary line for this year
shows a larger increase than would occur through the usual percentage increases,
because of an adjustment in the President=s salary, mandated by the board after
conducting a scan of executive nonprofit salaries in the area and reassessing the
appropriate level of compensation for the duties and responsibilities involved. Smaller
increases are projected in areas subject to standard increases in the cost of doing
business, such as travel, lodging, and rent. As is true for all nonprofit organizations, the
cost of conducting an annual audit is also rising.
7/24/07                                                    Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                                                       Proposed 2008 Budget

                                                         Increase /
                                                         (Decrease)       Proposed             Approved        Year-to-date        Approved            Final
                                                         over FY2007     2008 Budget          2007 Budget       7/31/2007         2006 Budget      Year-end 2006
Income
    4060 · Membership dues (9% increase)                     40,360         488,808.98   *      448,448.61        237,900.38         432,448.61        412,232.69
    4160 · Dues Advocacy (9% increase)                       14,593         176,733.03   *      162,140.39         75,497.19         162,140.39        169,402.34
    4200 - Direct Services Project                            6,000           6,000.00                0.00         14,000.00
    4300 · MoMS fees                                              0
                 4301 - Council Fees                              0     135,000.00         135,000.00         125,250.00        144,000.00         153,750.00
                 4302 - FSHC Contract Fee                         0     15,000.00          15,000.00                            0.00               0.00
                 4303 - Community Assistance                      0     81,000.00          81,000.00          90,000.00         84,000.00          81,000.00
                 4360 - SITES Expenses                            0     46,705.00          46,705.00          20,802.23         49,250.00          41,227.00
                 Total 4300 - SITES Fees                          0         277,705.00   *     277,705.00         236,052.23         277,250.00         275,977.00
    4460 · Development/Fundraising                                0
                 4461 - Board & Staff Contributions               0     2,500.00             2,500.00         1,750.00          3,000.00           677.50
                 4462 - Annual Campaign                           0     2,000.00             2,000.00         1,100.00          2,000.00           800.00
                 4469 - Dev/Fundraising other                     0                                           350.00                               0.00
                 Total 4460 - Dev/Fundraising                     0           4,500.00             4,500.00          3,200.00          5,000.00          1,477.50
    4500 · Grants                                                 0                                                                        0.00              0.00
    4700 · Registration fees                                      0          90,000.00            90,000.00        14,510.50         101,712.00         88,763.75
    4710 · Publications/Book sales                                0             150.00               150.00                              150.00              0.00
    4800 · Sponsorships                                           0           2,000.00             2,000.00                                0.00              0.00
    4858 - Realized gain (loss) on sale                           0           4,000.00             4,000.00        17,128.48               0.00         21,990.46
    4859 · Unreal gain (loss) on invest                           0                                    0.00        (6,534.85)          1,000.00         22,273.86
    4860 · Interest income                                        0          20,000.00            20,000.00        11,221.30          20,000.00         24,168.10
    4905 - In-kind contributions                                  0             500.00               500.00         1,393.59             500.00            119.98
    4960 · Miscellaneous income                                   0                                                     0.00                                25.54
    4995 - Net Assets Released from Restriction              (3,174)         71,826.00   *        75,000.00             0.00           56,450.00        34,673.69

Total Income                                                 57,779       1,142,223.01         1,084,444.00       604,368.82       1,056,651.00      1,051,104.91
Expense
    6000 · Salaries (with 3% increase)                       21,333         363,615.75   *      342,283.00        200,938.14         330,981.00        330,848.85
    6040 · Employer payroll taxes (@ 7.65% of payroll)        1,002          27,186.70   *       26,185.00         15,439.76          25,320.00         24,583.27
    6060 · Employee benefits                                  8,327          65,498.00   *       57,171.00         28,843.94          54,633.00         50,369.89
    6080 · Staff development                                  2,000           4,000.00            2,000.00             65.00           1,300.00          1,136.45
    6100 · Rent and utilities                                 1,463          50,230.00           48,767.00         28,286.98          47,347.00         47,165.10
    6120 · Communications                                     7,500          32,500.00   *       25,000.00         12,372.44          25,000.00         31,186.48
    6140 · Postage                                             (500)          3,800.00            4,300.00          2,037.98           3,500.00          3,056.42
    6160 · Mail/messengers                                     (500)            700.00            1,200.00            126.97             500.00            895.66 Ann conf in
                                                                                                                                                                  DC
     6180 · Contract Services                                     0             500.00               500.00           921.75           3,000.00            478.50
     6200 · Copying                                               0           3,500.00             3,500.00           990.15           2,500.00          2,799.64



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                                                                       Proposed 2008 Budget

                                                         (Decrease)       Proposed              Approved        Year-to-date          Approved            Final
                                                         over FY2007     2008 Budget           2007 Budget       7/31/2007           2006 Budget      Year-end 2006
    6220 · Photography/Photo                                      0             500.00               500.00                0.00             200.00              0.00
    6240 · Printing                                               0          13,000.00    *       13,000.00            2,239.68          20,000.00         28,741.51
    6260 · Office supplies                                        0           6,000.00             6,000.00            1,495.88           5,500.00          7,382.78
    6280 · Equipment maint/rental                                 0          21,000.00    *       21,000.00            9,184.51          18,500.00         18,047.51
    6300 · Furniture/equipment purchase                           0           6,000.00    *        6,000.00              150.00           4,000.00          4,030.01
    6320 · Accounting                                             0           6,000.00             6,000.00            2,200.00           6,500.00          5,212.50
    6340 · Legal Fees                                             0               0.00                 0.00                0.00             200.00          4,783.33
    6360 · Audit                                              4,200          10,500.00    *        6,300.00            6,000.00           6,000.00          6,000.00
    6380 · Subscriptions                                       (100)            500.00               600.00               53.00             600.00            253.50
    6400 · Memberships                                            0           4,700.00             4,700.00            4,650.00           4,500.00          4,629.00
    6410 · Business taxes                                     1,000           1,500.00               500.00             (204.55)          1,500.00          1,633.65
    6420 · Business insurance                                 2,000           6,000.00             4,000.00            2,342.00           5,200.00          5,587.68
    6440 · Staff meals                                            0           3,000.00             3,000.00            2,432.66           2,000.00          2,868.64
    6460 · Staff lodging                                      2,000           9,000.00             7,000.00            2,655.82           6,000.00          9,086.88
    6480 · Staff travel                                       3,000          14,000.00            11,000.00            4,882.16          10,000.00         13,575.18
    6500 · Registration fees expense                            800           1,500.00               700.00              850.00           1,000.00          1,445.00
    6520 · Board/committee meals                             (3,500)         14,500.00            18,000.00           13,925.73          16,000.00         14,199.89
    6540 · Board/comm. lodging                                2,000          22,000.00            20,000.00           11,927.99          24,500.00         21,224.32
    6560 · Board/comm. travel                                (4,000)         17,000.00            21,000.00           13,489.49          30,000.00         16,761.70
    6580 · Legislative council retainer                       2,603          89,353.00    *       86,750.00           51,100.00          86,570.00         81,600.00
    6600 · Legislative council expenses                      (1,500)          1,000.00             2,500.00              663.36             750.00          1,289.91
    6610 - Lobbying                                               0           1,000.00             1,000.00                0.00           2,000.00            600.00
    6620 · Catering                                               0          50,000.00            50,000.00           12,511.39          44,000.00         48,370.49
    6640 · Consultants                                       10,000         135,000.00    *      125,000.00           63,169.21          96,000.00        119,573.01
    6660 · Honoraria                                          1,000          10,000.00             9,000.00            1,000.00           8,000.00          9,800.00
    6665 · Awards                                              (500)          1,500.00             2,000.00                0.00             750.00            945.93
    6670 · Council Assistance Funds
                 6672 - MoMS                                      0     81,000.00             81,000.00        0.00                84,000.00          81,000.00
                 Total 6670 - Council Assistance Funds         0.00          81,000.00             81,000.00               0.00           84,000.00        81,000.00
    6680 · Travel
                 6681 - NHC Speakers                         (1,000)    2,000.00              3,000.00         0.00                2,000.00           1,413.94
                 6680 - Travel Other                              0     1,500.00              1,500.00         2,667.88            2,600.00           1,879.28
                 Total 6680 - Travel                         (1,000)           3,500.00             4,500.00          2,667.88             4,600.00          3,293.22
    6700 · Meals
                 6701 - Hosted                               (2,500)    2,500.00              5,000.00         655.11              3,100.00           1,934.57
                 6702 - NHC Speakers                              0     200.00                200.00           0.00                350.00             145.90
                 6700 - Meals Other                            (500)    500.00                1,000.00         3,036.62            4,000.00           52.69
                 Total 6700 - Meals                          (3,000)           3,200.00             6,200.00          3,691.73             7,450.00          2,133.16
    6720 · Lodging
                 6721 - NHC Speakers                              0     1,000.00              1,000.00         0.00                1,000.00           1,799.47




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7/24/07                                            Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                                               Proposed 2008 Budget

                                                 (Decrease)       Proposed          Approved        Year-to-date        Approved            Final
                                                 over FY2007     2008 Budget       2007 Budget       7/31/2007         2006 Budget      Year-end 2006
                  6720 - Lodging Other                2,000     3,000.00          1,000.00         10,583.47         9,000.00           3,630.08
                  Total 6720 - Lodging                2,000            4,000.00         2,000.00        10,583.47           10,000.00          5,429.55
     6820 · MoMS travel                                   0          46,705.00         46,705.00        30,331.87           49,250.00        32,976.16
     6960 · Depreciation expense                          0            4,000.00         4,000.00          1,673.63           4,500.00          3,565.14
     6980 · Miscellaneous
                  6981 · Paychex Fees                  500      2,000.00          1,500.00         1,008.72          1,500.00           1739.02
                  6982 · Bank Fees                       0      600.00            600.00           540.67            500.00             805.96
                  6070 · EFT fees                        0      0.00                               0.00                                 0.00
                  6980 · Miscellaneous - Other           0      0.00                               (451.00)                             0.02
                  Total 6980 · Miscellaneous           500             2,600.00         2,100.00          1,098.39          2,000.00           2,545.00
     6990 - In-kind expenses                             0               500.00           500.00          1,393.59            500.00
     9998 · Overhead allocated                            0                                           (113,043.06)                         (172,933.47)
     9999 · Overhead allocation                           0                                            113,043.06                           172,933.47
Total Expense                                        58,127       1,141,588.45      1,083,461.00        548,182.00       1,056,651.00      1,051,104.91


                                                       (348)            634.56           983.00         56,186.82               0.00              0.00




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7/24/07                                                   Federation of State Humanities Councils
                                                                     Proposed 2008 Budget

                                                       (Decrease)        Proposed          Approved        Year-to-date       Approved             Final
                                                       over FY2007      2008 Budget       2007 Budget       7/31/2007        2006 Budget       Year-end 2006

2008 Notes
  * 4060 - Includes 9% increase of $47,894.31 (per 06 agreement)
  * 4160 - Includes 9% increase of $17,316.59 (per 06 agreement)
  * 4300 - All figures based on 2006 contracts. New contract negotiated annually.
  * 4995 - Figure to be released from Reserves at year-end to cover expenses. (incl $21,826 from 2006)
  * 6000, 6040, 6060 - Proposed 2008 figures for salary, payroll taxes, and benefits include regular percentage increases plus board-mandated adjustment of
     president's salary
  * 6120 - Includes $2,244 for new phone system
  * 6280 - Increase based on YE05 figures which include copier/postage meter/audio visual rentals for the annual conference plus $1,164 for new phones
  * 6300 - Increase to allow for updating of phone system and computer equipment
  * 6360 - Reflects $4,000 increase for new auditor
  * 6580 - Based on contract revisions
  * 6640 - Figures are based on 2006 Museum on Main Street contracts, new contract negotiated annually. Also, $10,000 for computer and IT assistance




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             TAB # 8




            2007 Slate

      2007 Candidate Criteria

    2007 Nominating Committee

Continuing Federation Board Members
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Public Category)



Name:          David Colburn

Position:      Executive Director, Reubin O=D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society,
               University of Florida

Address:       University of Florida, Dept. of History, P.O. Box 117320, Gainesville, Florida

Education:     PhD, University of North Carolina; A.B. and M.A., Providence College

About the Candidate:

Dr. David R. Colburn served as Provost of the University of Florida from 2000 until 2005 and
has been a member of the University of Florida faculty since 1972. A native of Rhode Island,
Dr. Colburn received his A.B. and an M.A. before entering the U.S. Army in 1966. Dr. Colburn
served one year in Vietnam before returning to the States to study for his PhD, which he received
in 1971.

Dr. Colburn's teaching and research have focused on politics, race, and ethnicity in 20th century
America. He was twice named teacher-of-the-year and has edited or authored thirteen books and
more than twenty-five articles and chapters in books. His most recent books include: From
Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics Since 1940 (2007);
Florida's Megatrends: Critical Issues in Florida (2002) with Lance deHaven-Smith; and
African-American Mayors: Race, Politics, and the American City (2001) with Jeffrey S. Adler.

Dr. Colburn has been a regular contributor to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper and served as one
of the authors of the Rosewood Report in 1993, which was part of the inquiry of the State of
Florida into the destruction of the town of Rosewood in 1923. He served as a Fellow in the
United States Senate from 1993 to 1997.

Dr. Colburn currently directs the Reubin O'D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society at the
University of Florida, which provides public programs to civic leaders and citizens of Florida on
critical issues confronting the state. He is the chair of the Florida Humanities Council.
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Public Category)



Name:         Sharon Gagnon

Position:     Vice President, The CIRI Foundation

Address:      140 W. 10th Avenue, No 7, Anchorage, Alaska

Education:    PhD, Harvard University; B.A., Indiana University

About the Candidate:

Sharon Gagnon has been a resident of Alaska since moving to Anchorage with her husband
Bruce E. Gagnon in 1970. She has a PhD in French literature from Harvard University, having
done her undergraduate work at Indiana University and having been a Fulbright Scholar to
France. Since her arrival in Alaska, she has been actively involved in civic life and higher
education in her adopted state.

Among her other activities, Gagnon is an officer of the University of Alaska Foundation Board
of Trustees and Vice President of the The CIRI Foundation. She serves on the Wells Fargo
Statewide Advisory Board, the University of Alaska Chancellor’s Advisory Council and the Best
Beginnings Council. She was a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents where she
served as President for three years. Gagnon was also a member and president of the Harvard
University Board of Overseers and was a member of Harvard’s Search committee for University
President in 2000-2001. Previously, she was national President of the Harvard Alumni
Association. Gagnon received The Harvard Medal in 2002.

Gagnon served two terms on the board of the Alaska Humanities Forum and was Chair of the
board in 2003-4. Forum President Greg Kimura notes that she Ahas been a strong advocate for
the humanities, as a scholar, community leader, and professional...Her experience and influence
are widespread across diverse cultural groups.@
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Council Staff Category)


Name:         Sara Ogger

Position:     Executive Director, New York Council for the Humanities

Address:      150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York, New York

Education:    PhD, Princeton University; B.A., Bryn Mawr College

About the Candidate:

Sara Ogger joined the staff of the New York Council for the Humanities in 2002 as a Grants
Officer and served as Senior Program Officer and then Associate Director before being named
Executive Director in 2007.

Before joining the council, Ogger was a visiting professor of German at Montclair University in
New Jersey. She was a guest student at the University at Tuebingen, Germany, from 1988 to
1989 and again from 1996 to 1997.

Ogger organized and hosted the 2006 Program Officer=s meeting in New York City. She also
served on the Federation=s 2007 Conference Planning Committee and has been a member of the
Legislative Committee for the past year. At the end of 2006 she was asked to serve a one-year
appointment on the Federation board to replace a board member who resigned before the end of
the four-year term.

She and her husband are parents of a son, who was born this summer.
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Public Category)



Name:         Max Sherman

Position:     Vice President, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Address:      3505 Greenway, Austin, Texas

Education:    J.D., The University of Texas at Austin; B.A., Baylor University

About the Candidate:

Max Sherman has a rich and varied career in public service and higher education. He served in
the Texas Senate from 1971 to 1977, as President of West Texas State University from 1977 to
1983, and as Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (where he also taught
courses on politics and ethics) from 1983 until 1997. He is currently the Vice President of the
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Sherman=s extensive board experience includes service on the boards of the National Academy
of Public Administration, the Center for Public Policy Priorities, Leadership Austin, and the
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He was been a member of the board of the Texas
Council for the Humanities (now Humanities Texas) in the 1980s and has continued in
subsequent years to be actively involved with the council.

Sherman is also the editor of the multimedia compilation Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth
with Eloquent Thunder, a selection of speeches given by the late U.S. Representative Barbara
Jordan and presented as both a book and DVD. A review in the Austin American Statesman
notes that Sherman “doesn’t just help Jordan deliver her message—he allows her to speak again,
in her own voice.”

Sherman was recognized by Texas Monthly magazine in 1973, 1975, and 1977 as one of the ten
best legislators in the state government. The magazine cited his integrity, intelligence, and
Agenuine sense of public service.@ Mike Gillette, Executive Director of Humanities Texas, says
that while Sherman Ahas a wealth of experience in working with scholars in a university
environment, he also has a public official=s skill in dealing with corporate and governmental
representatives and the general public.@
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Council Staff Category)



Name:          Deborah Watrous

Position:      Executive Director, New Hampshire Humanities Council

Address:       19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301

Education:     BA, Kirkland College
               MM, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

About the Candidate:

Deborah Watrous joined the New Hampshire Humanities Council in 1990 and served as
Development Director, Special Projects Director, and Associate Director before becoming
Executive Director in 2004. Watrous was instrumental in initiating several Council programs,
including the statewide book discussion series “What Is New Hampshire Reading” and the
Annual Meeting with keynote speakers including Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Doris Kearns
Goodwin, David McCullough, and this year, Walter Isaacson. During her tenure, she has
secured a number of major grants for the Council, including an NEH Challenge Grant that
established an endowment for education programming.

Community volunteer activities have included chairing the Woodside School Board of Directors,
and serving on the boards of the NH Center for Civic Life, the Concord Community Music
School, and the Concord Chorale. She has been accepted into the 2007-8 class of Leadership
NH.

Watrous has been an active participant in Federation activities, having served as Chair of the
Public Relations Task Force during the development of the Federation’s “State Humanities
Councils at Work” brochure and as a one-year appointment to the Federation board to fill an
unexpired term.
CANDIDATE FOR FEDERATION BOARD
(Council Staff Category)


Name:          Jamil Zainaldin

Position:      President, Georgia Humanities Council

Address:       50 Hurt Plaza, SE, Atlanta, Georgia

Education:     PhD, University of Chicago; B.A., University of Virginia

About the Candidate:

Jamil Zainaldin has been President of the Georgia Humanities Council since 1997, having
assumed that position after eleven years as the President of the Federation of State Humanities
Council. Prior to his work with the Federation, Zainaldin was Deputy Director of the American
Historical Association and staff director of the Congressional Task Force on Social Security and
Women.

A historian by training, Zainaldin has taught at Northwestern University, Case Western Reserve
University, and Georgetown University Law School. He is currently an adjunct professor at
Emory University. He is a past member of the Governor=s Commission on History and
Historical Tourism and a Governor=s appointee to the Georgia Historical Records and Advisory
Board, as well as president of the Georgia Association of Historians.

Upon arrival at the Georgia Humanities Council, Zainaldin launched the New Georgia
Encyclopedia, which has won a number of awards and has served as a model for electronic state
encyclopedias across the nation. He also developed the council=s Leadership Forum series, a
civic dialogue seminar that took place annually from 1999 to 2003. He was on the planning
committee of Atlanta’s Center on Human and Civil Rights and is involved in the creation of a
proposed State Museum of Georgia History.

During his tenure as head of the Georgia council, he has been active in many Federation
activities, most notably serving as the Chair of the Federation=s Strategic Planning Steering
Committee in 2004.
                           CANDIDATE CRITERIA – 2007



In general, preferred candidates will:

   1)      Advocate for the state councils and the Federation before Congress, other
           national and state organizations and the general public.

   2)      Be able to understand and articulate how the state councils work – their
           missions, plans and needs.

   3)      Be willing to devote significant time, energy and enthusiasm to supporting the
           Federation as the national voice of the state councils – this means willingness
           to work as an active and committed board member.

   4)      Help set direction for the Federation and oversee the implementation of the
           Federation’s strategic plan.

   5)      Establish and oversee policies of the Federation.

   6)      Make an appropriate financial commitment to the Federation as a board
           member.


In particular, in 2007 the Federation board needs:

   A) Individuals with political insight and connections, who are willing and able to
      advocate effectively on behalf of the Federation at the national level.

   B) Well-known individuals with distinguished academic credentials who have had
      significant involvement with the humanities, as members of state councils or
      through other associations.

   C) Individuals with expertise in developing financial resources for non-profits.


These criteria are offered as guidelines and indicators of the types of skills and
experience needed on the Federation board. We continue to seek a board with gender
ethnic, racial and geographic diversity.
                               2007 Nominating Committee
Updated 3/20/07


Elizabeth Young, Chair                          Joy Austin
1938 Wilton Creek Road                          Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.
Hartfield, VA 23071                             925 U Street, NW
(804) 776-9436; fax (804) 776-9931              Washington, D.C. 20001
email: ELYrams@aol.com                          (202) 387-8391; fax: (202) 387-8149
                                                email: jaustin@wdchumanities.org
Peggy Burke
Maryland Humanities Council                     Jane Hood
108 West Centre Street                          Nebraska Humanities Council
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565                        215 Centennial Mall South
(410) 685-0095; fax: (410) 685-0795             Lincoln, NE 68508
email: mburke@mdhc.org                          (402) 474-2131; fax: (402) 474-4852
                                                email: jane@nebraskahumanities.org
Martin Wing
Connor & Winters                                Peter Gilbert
4000 One Williams Center                        Vermont Humanities Council
Tulsa, OK 74172-0148                            11 Loomis Street
(918) 586-8551                                  Montpelier, VT 05602
email: mwing@cwlaw.com                          (802) 262-2626; fax: (802) 262-2620
                                                email: pgilbert@vermonthumanities.org
Mabel Maduro
Virgin Islands Humanities Council
#7 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802-6746
(340) 776-4044; fax: (340) 774-3972
email: mmaduro@vihumanities.org
                                          2008
                                FSHC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                       (Continuing)

                                                   Craig Newbill >10
J. Paul Hunter >09                                 New Mexico Humanities Council
Chair                                              MSC06 3570
1218 East Madison Park                             1 University of New Mexico
Chicago, IL 60615-2963                             Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
312-458-9978 (work) 312-422-5588 (fax)             505-277-6156 (work) 505-277-6056 (fax)
e-mail: jph7f@cms.mail.virginia.edu                e-mail: cnewbill@nmhum.org

Robert Hazel >10                                   Sara Ogger >11
Treasurer                                          New York Council for the Humanities
P.O. Box 5709                                      150 Broadway, Suite 1700
West Columbia, SC 29171                            New York, NY 10038
(803) 796-9160 (work) (803) 791.8410 (fax)         212-233-1131 (work) 212-233-4607 (fax)
e-mail: bob@mttlaw.com                             e-mail: ogger@nyhumanities.org
Assistant: Amy Corbett (amy@mttlaw.com)
                                                   Robert Underwood >09
Margaret (Peggy) Burke >09                         Box 2831
Secretary                                          Hagatna GU 96932
Maryland Humanities Council                        671.727.7715 (work)
108 West Centre St.                                e-mail: anacletusunderwood@yahoo.com
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565
410-685-0095(work) 410-771-0655 (fax)              Deborah Watrous >11
e-mail: mburke@mdhc.org                            New Hampshire Humanities Council
Assistant: Gosia Piechocka (gpiechocka@mdhc.org)   19 Pillsbury Street
                                                   Concord, NH 03301
Joy Austin >10                                     603-224-4071 (work) 603-224-4072 (fax)
Humanities Council of Washington, DC               e-mail: dwatrous@nhhc.org
925 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001                               Lyn Ziegenbein >10
202-387-8391 (work) 202-387-8149 (fax)             Peter Kiewit Foundation
e-mail: jaustin@wdchumanities.org                  8805 Indian Hills Drive, Suite 225
                                                   Omaha, NE 68114
Joseph Kelly >10                                   402-344-7890 (work) 402.344.8099 (fax)
Pennsylvania Humanities Council                    e-mail: LWZ@pkfdn.org
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 715                     Assistant: Pat Thraen (pat@pkfdn.org)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-1005 (work) 215-925-3054 (fax)
e-mail: jkelly@pahumanities.org

Willis H. Lott >09
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
P O Box 609
Perkinston, MS 39573
601-928-6280 (work) 601-928-6390
e-mail: willis.lott@mgccc.edu
Assistant: Gloria Breland
(gloria.breland@mgccc.edu)
        Tab #9




   Resolutions

Bylaws Amendments
                          Resolutions




No resolutions have been received for inclusion in these materials
                   as of September 18, 2007.
                                  Bylaws Amendments

Article III, Section 2:

a. There shall be an annual business meeting of the House of Delegates. Notice of the time and
place for such meeting will be [printed and mailed or sent by electronic means, in each case
so that a record of the notice may be produced,] to each member humanities council at least
ninety (90) days in advance of the meeting.

Article III, Section 5:

b. When, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, any question shall arise that should be put
to a vote of the House of Delegates, and when it deems it inexpedient to call a special meeting
for that purpose, it may, unless otherwise required by these bylaws, submit the matter to the
delegates of each member humanities council in writing by registered or certified mail, [or by
electronic means with a request for receipt of delivery,] for vote and decision. Each member
council shall have one (1) vote. The question shall be determined according to a majority of
votes (except as otherwise specified in these bylaws) received by registered or certified mail, [or
by electronic means,] within thirty (30) days after each submission, provided that, in each case,
votes of at least a majority of the member humanities councils shall be received. Action taken in
this manner shall be as effective as action taken at a duly called meeting.

Article IV, Section 8:

a. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair,
Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair, [and Legislative Committee Chair] of the
Federation.
    Tab #10




Federation Bylaws
    (Current)
                            BYLAWS

                             OF THE

          FEDERATION OF STATE HUMANITIES COUNCILS




LAST AMENDED: Washington, DC 2004
                             TABLE OF CONTENTS



PURPOSE (Article I)                              4

MEMBERSHIP (Article II)                          4

      State Humanities Councils                  4

      Associate Membership                       4

      Termination of Membership                  5

GOVERNANCE (Article III)                         5

      House of Delegates                         5

      Meetings                                   5

      Rules of Procedure                         6

      Quorum                                     6

      Voting                                     6

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Article IV)                  7

      Eligibility and Composition                7

      Powers and Duties                          7

      Chair of the Board                         8

      Vice Chair                                 9

      Secretary                                  9

      Treasurer                                  10

      President                                  10

      Executive Committee                        11

      Vacancies                                  11
      Meetings of the Board                    11

      Rules of Procedure                       11

      Conflict of Interest                     12

NOMINATIONS (Article V)                        12

      Nominating Committee                     12

      Nominations for Chair of the Board       12

      Nominations for the Board of Directors   12

GENERAL (Article VI)                           13

      Principal Office                         13

      Fiscal Year                              13

      Books and Records                        13

      Amendments                               13

DISSOLUTION (Article VII)                      14
                                       ARTICLE I

                                        PURPOSE


The vision of a free and diverse people in a democratic community evolved from the
tradition of thought and experience which we call the humanities. Each generation must
sustain and renew that vision through shared thought, study, inquiry, and discussion.
Hence, study of the humanities is not only central to formal education but is also vital to
daily life and work. Through the humanities we develop an understanding of our own
special traditions and of the world's cultures and an ability to envision possibilities
beyond the limits of tradition, time, and circumstance.

The state humanities councils are dedicated primarily to supporting the critical role of the
humanities in the private and public lives of the nation's people. The Federation of State
Humanities Councils, hereinafter the "Federation," is the national representative of the
state humanities councils. Its purpose is to sustain a national unity of mission and to
serve as the national voice and advocate of the state humanities councils in the fulfillment
of their mission.


                                       ARTICLE II

                                     MEMBERSHIP


Section 1.     Membership: State Humanities Councils

       a.      "State Humanities Councils" is defined as the humanities organizations
       that receive funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other
       sources in each of the 50 states, the commonwealths and territories of the United
       States, and the District of Columbia.

       b.     Each state humanities council may become a member of the Federation, in
       good standing, with full voting and other privileges, upon payment of
       membership dues.


Section 2.     Associate Membership

       a.     Except for state humanities councils, an institution, organization, or
       individual that subscribes to the purposes of the Federation may become an
       associate member of the Federation by payment of associate membership fees in
       accordance with a schedule set by the Board of Directors.




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       b.      Associate members shall not have the right to vote on Federation matters
       in the House of Delegates.


Section 3.     Termination of Membership

        Any member that fails to pay annual membership dues to the Federation within 60
days of the payment due date is considered not in good standing, and shall lose all rights,
privileges and services of membership. Upon full payment of dues in the current fiscal
year, the member council shall have its rights, privileges and services of membership
restored. In unique cases, the Board may approve an appeal from a council requesting an
extension beyond 60 days, due to financial hardship, provided the council requesting the
extension proposes a payment schedule to which the Board agrees. Any member may
terminate membership by written notice; dues previously paid are not subject to refund.


                                     ARTICLE III

                                    GOVERNANCE


Section 1.     House of Delegates

       a.      The Federation shall be governed by a House of Delegates which shall
       annually, at a yearly or specially called meeting, 1) elect, as necessary, Members
       to the Board of Directors, 2) elect, as necessary, a Chair of the Board of Directors,
       3) consider for adoption or amendment, upon recommendation of the Board of
       Directors, a budget of income and expenditures and a Plan of Action for the
       ensuing year that includes the schedule of annual dues required for membership in
       the Federation; 4) serve as a policy forum for the discussion and resolution of
       issues of interest to the membership, 5) receive reports from the Board of
       Directors and the President on the finances and activities of the Federation, 6)
       from time to time, amend the bylaws, and 7) transact other business.

       b.      The House of Delegates shall be composed of delegates from member
       humanities councils. Each member may appoint up to six (6) delegates to the
       House of Delegates, in accordance with its own procedures; provided, however,
       that such delegates must be either board or staff members of their respective
       humanities councils. Each member shall have one vote, regardless of the number
       of delegates present.




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Section 2.    Meetings

       a.     There shall be an annual business meeting of the House of Delegates.
       Notice of the time and place for such meeting will be mailed to each member
       humanities council at least ninety (90) days in advance of the meeting.

       b.       Special meetings of the House of Delegates shall be called by the vote of
       at least three-quarters (3/4) of the members of the Board of Directors. Special
       meetings shall also be called at the written request of at least twenty (20) of the
       member humanities councils. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of any
       special meeting of the House of Delegates shall be mailed to each member
       humanities council at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting.

Section 3.    Rules of Procedure

        Meetings of the House of Delegates shall be conducted in accordance with the
most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, unless inconsistent with
these bylaws. However, every effort shall be made by the Board and President to ensure
a free and open exchange of ideas and avoid procedural barriers to such discourse and
voting on issues.


Section 4.    Quorum

        A quorum of any meeting of the House of Delegates shall be present if a majority
of the member humanities councils have one (1) or more delegates present at the meeting.


Section 5.    Voting

       a.      Voting at any meeting of the House of Delegates may be by voice, show
       of hands, roll call, or written ballot, at the discretion of the Chair of the Board;
       provided, however, that at any meeting of the House of Delegates voting shall be
       by roll call or written ballot upon the request of at least five (5) member
       humanities councils.

       b.      When, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, any question shall arise
       that should be put to a vote of the House of Delegates, and when it deems it
       inexpedient to call a special meeting for that purpose, it may, unless otherwise
       required by these bylaws, submit the matter to the delegates of each member
       humanities council in writing by registered or certified mail for vote and decision.
       Each member council shall have one (1) vote. The question shall be determined
       according to a majority of votes (except as otherwise specified in these bylaws)
       received by registered or certified mail within thirty (30) days after each
       submission, provided that, in each case, votes of at least a majority of the member




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       humanities councils shall be received. Action taken in this manner shall be as
       effective as action taken at a duly called meeting.


                                      ARTICLE IV

                              BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1.    Board of Directors: Eligibility and Composition

       a.      In addition to the Chair, the Immediate Past Chair, and the President, the
       Board of Directors shall consist of no less than twelve (12) persons, the size of the
       Board to be determined by a majority vote of the Board. Board members shall be
       elected by a plurality of the votes cast by the member humanities councils at the
       annual business meeting of the House of Delegates in the manner set forth in
       Article III, Section 5 of these bylaws. The Chair of the Board and other elected
       members of the Board assume office upon conclusion of the annual business
       meeting of the Federation at which they are elected.

       b.     Each elected member of the Board shall serve for four (4) years, or for the
       remainder of any unexpired term to which such person may be elected, or until a
       successor is elected.

       c.      Council board and staff members of humanities councils in good standing
       with the Federation, as well as former members and any other persons who in the
       opinion of the Nominating Committee would serve effectively, shall be eligible
       for election to the Board of Directors.

       d.     No more than one (1) member of the Board may be elected from a single
       member humanities council, and no more than two (2) members may be elected
       from any one (1) state.

       e.     At least nine members of the Board shall be public board members,
       academic board members or staff members of member humanities councils in
       good standing with the Federation.

       f.      A member of the Board who has served a full term shall not be eligible for
       re-election until the next annual business meeting of the Federation after the
       expiration of that term.


Section 2.    Powers and Duties

       a.     The Board of Directors shall, within the limitations set forth in these
       bylaws, establish the policies and direction of the Federation, oversee fiscal
       management, conduct organizational planning, ensure implementation of its



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policies, report annually on the finances and activities of the Federation and in all
practicable ways seek the advice and counsel of the membership. The Board shall
prepare and recommend to the House of Delegates an annual budget of income
and expenditures and a Plan of Action for the coming year that includes the
schedule of annual dues required for membership in the Federation.

b.     The Board shall be responsible for engaging the President and evaluating
the President’s performance on an annual basis and in consultation with the
membership. The Board shall determine the terms of the President's employment,
including salary and other benefits.

c.     From time to time, the Board may authorize such standing and special
committees as it shall deem necessary or convenient to carry on the activities of
the Federation and to further its objectives.

d.      Each Board member shall have one vote. A majority of the members shall
constitute a quorum.

e.      The Board is authorized to take whatever action is necessary as required
by state and federal law to obtain and maintain for the Federation the status of a
non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

f.     Board members shall receive no compensation for their services as Board
members but may be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred by them in the
performance of their duties.

g.      Any Board member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the
Chair or to the Secretary. Such resignation shall take place at the time specified
therein or, if no time is specified, on delivery. Further, any or all Board members,
by vote of the disinterested Board members, may be removed for having two (2)
consecutive absences.

h.    Termination of service as a council board or staff member of a state
humanities council during incumbency on the Board of Directors shall not affect a
member's term on the Board of Directors.

i.     Each Board member is expected to attend Board and committee meetings
and otherwise faithfully discharge those responsibilities specified and otherwise
implied in these bylaws.

j.     A member of the Board of Directors is ex officio a delegate to the House
of Delegates.




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Section 3.     Chair of the Board

        The Chair shall be elected by the member humanities councils at the annual
business meeting of the House of Delegates in the manner set forth in Article III Section
5 of these bylaws. The Chair of the Board shall be elected for two (2) years and shall
hold such office until a successor is elected. During such period the Chair shall serve as a
member of the Board of Directors and, following the term as Chair, shall serve two
additional years as Immediate Past Chair. The Immediate Past Chair shall serve as a
member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee during the two year term.

        A Chair of the Board who has served a full two-year term shall not be eligible for
re-election as a chair or board member until the next annual business meeting of the
Federation after the expiration of that term.

        If the Chair of the Board is serving a term on the board when elected to Chair,
his/her term on the board shall terminate effective at the beginning of the next regular or
called meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following his/her election as Chair.

       The Chair of the Board shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the
Executive Committee at which the Chair is present, and at meetings of the House of
Delegates. The Chair shall be a member ex officio of all committees except the
Nominating Committee. The Chair shall also perform such other duties as may be
assigned from time to time by the Board.


Section 4.     Vice Chair

        The Vice Chair of the Federation shall be chosen from the Board and shall be
elected annually by the Board of Directors for service continuing until a successor is
elected. The Vice Chair may be removed from this office at any time by the Board.

        In the Chair's absence, the Vice Chair shall perform the duties and exercise the
powers of the Chair. The Vice Chair shall have such powers and shall perform such
other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the Chair. The Vice Chair
shall be a member ex officio of all committees.


Section 5.     Secretary

        The Secretary of the Federation shall be chosen from the Board and shall be
elected annually by the Board of Directors for service continuing until a successor is
elected. The Secretary may be removed from this office at any time by the Board.

        The Secretary, or the designated representative, shall keep a complete record of
all proceedings and correspondence of the Federation. The Secretary shall send notices
of meetings by mail to the members and associate members of the Federation as may be



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required. The Secretary shall keep a roll of the members, associate members, and
delegates to the House of Delegates of the Federation, and shall perform all other duties
usually pertaining to the office of Secretary.


Section 6.     Treasurer

        The Treasurer of the Federation shall be chosen from the Board and shall be
elected annually by the Board of Directors for service continuing until a successor is
elected. The Treasurer may be removed from this office at any time by the Board.

       The Treasurer shall perform the duties usually assigned to such office. The
Treasurer shall keep an account of all moneys received and expended by the Federation.
The Treasurer or his or her designated representative shall deposit all sums received in
the bank or banks approved by the Board of Directors, and make all disbursements. The
Treasurer shall make a report at the annual business meeting of the House of Delegates or
when called upon by the Chair.

       Within six months of the end of each fiscal year, the Treasurer shall present to the
Board an audit report, certified by a firm of independent public accountants selected by
the Board, showing in appropriate detail the following:

       1)     the assets and liabilities of the Federation, including any trust or
       investment funds, as of the end of the fiscal year most recently ended;

       2)     the principal changes in those assets and liabilities, including trust or
       investment funds, during that fiscal year;

       3)      the revenue or receipts of the Federation, both unrestricted and restricted
       to particular purposes, during that fiscal year; and

       4)      the expenses or disbursements of the Federation, for both general and
       restricted purposes, during that fiscal year.

        This report, following acceptance by the Board, shall be filed in the principal
office of the Federation.


Section 7.     President

        The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Federation and shall have
general charge of the affairs and property of the Federation. The President shall be non-
voting ex-officio member of the Board and committees of the Federation. The President
is responsible to the Board and may be removed from office at any time by the Board.




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        The President shall develop and supervise programs and activities which are
consistent with the policies, priorities, and guidelines established by the Board, and shall
carry out such other duties as may be directed by the Board. The President may appoint
staff whose positions have been authorized by the Board, and the President may dismiss
any such staff.

       The President may sign and execute in the name of the Federation, deeds,
mortgages, bonds, contracts, agreements, or other instruments duly authorized by the
Board, except in cases where the signing and execution shall be expressly and exclusively
delegated by the Board to some other officer or agent.


Section 8.     Executive Committee

       a.     The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall consist of the
       Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past Chair of the
       Federation.

       b.     The Executive Committee shall have all the authority of the Board of
       Directors and shall act for and on behalf of the Board when the Board is not in
       session.


Section 9.     Vacancies

       a.     In the event of the death, resignation or termination of a member of the
       Board of Directors, the resulting vacancy may be filled by a majority vote of the
       remaining members of the Board. The member so selected shall serve through the
       next annual business meeting.

       b.      In the event of the resignation or death of the Chair of the Federation, the
       Vice Chair shall become Chair, subject to the right of the Board, from time to
       time, to extend or confine such powers and duties or to assign them to others. The
       Vice Chair shall serve as Chair until the next meeting of the House of Delegates.
       A Chair shall then be elected by the House to serve out the remainder of the term
       of his or her predecessor.

       c.      Other Executive Committee vacancies may be filled by a majority vote of
       the Board. The person so selected shall serve out the remainder of the term of his
       or her predecessor.




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Section 10.    Meetings of the Board

        The Board of Directors shall meet at least three (3) times each year. Special
meetings may be called by the Executive Committee or upon the request of the majority
of the Board members.


Section 11.    Rules of Procedure

        Meetings of the Board of Directors, or any special or standing committees of the
Board shall be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order,
unless inconsistent with the these bylaws.


Section 12.    Conflict of Interest

        Members of the board and staff of the Federation shall take pains to avoid
conflicts of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest between their stewardship
of Federation affairs and the operations of member Councils.


                                       ARTICLE V

                                      NOMINATIONS


Section 1.     Nominating Committee

        The Chair of the Board, with concurrence of the Board, shall annually appoint a
Nominating Committee consisting of two (2) members of the Board of Directors and at
least three other persons from state humanities councils which are in good standing with
the Federation. The Nominating Committee's purpose is to identify, evaluate, and
nominate the most appropriate candidates for Board membership. The Nominating
Committee shall also present to the membership all nominations received for Chair of the
Board during Chair election years.


Section 2.     Nominations for Chair of the Board

        Nominations for the office of Chair of the Board shall be filed in writing with the
Secretary of the Federation at least sixty (60) days in advance of the annual business
meeting of the House of Delegates. All nominations so received shall be presented to the
House of Delegates. In addition, nominations for the office of Chair may be made from
the floor of the annual business meeting of the House of Delegates.




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Section 3.     Nominations for the Board of Directors

       a.       The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of candidates with due
       regard for balance in geographic regions, gender, race, and ethnic groups; balance
       of academic, public, and council staff representation; and with considerations of
       the Board's needs for leadership. The duly elected Board of Directors shall retain
       its full powers regardless of representational composition.

       b.     The Nominating Committee shall present to the membership a slate of
       candidates for election no later than sixty (60) days prior to the annual business
       meeting of the House of Delegates.

       c.     After the issuance of the slate by the Nominating Committee, additional
       nominations for the Board of Directors may be made no later than fourteen (14)
       days prior to the annual business meeting by written petition to the Nominating
       Committee signed on behalf of at least three humanities councils in good standing
       with the Federation. Nominations for the Board of Directors may not be made
       from the floor of the annual business meeting.


                                      ARTICLE VI

                                       GENERAL


Section 1.     Principal Office

       The principal office of the Federation shall be at a place designated by the Board
of Directors.


Section 2.     Fiscal Year

        The fiscal year of the Federation shall begin on January 1 and end on December
31 in each year.


Section 3.     Books and Records

       There shall be kept or available at the office of the Federation 1) correct and
complete books and records of account, 2) minutes of the proceedings of the Board of
Directors and of committees of the Board and of the Federation, 3) a current list of the
Board of Directors of the Federation and their residences and addresses, 4) copies of such
documents as the Internal Revenue Service or any other relevant authority may require
the Federation to make available for public inspection, and 5) a copy of these bylaws.




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Section 4.     Amendments

       a.      These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the member
       humanities councils having one (1) or more delegates present at any duly
       constituted meeting of the House of Delegates, or by mail vote as set forth in
       Article III, Section 5.b. Any proposed amendment shall be filed with the
       Secretary of the Federation at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting of
       the House of Delegates. Upon receipt of any such proposed amendment, the
       Secretary shall promptly mail a notice setting forth the proposed amendment and
       the stated reasons therefore, if stated, to each member humanities council.

       b.      These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the member
       humanities councils via mail vote. Any proposed amendment shall be filed with
       the Secretary of the Federation at least thirty (30) days in advance of the deadline
       for vote. Upon receipt of any such proposed amendment, the Secretary shall
       promptly mail a notice setting forth the proposed amendment and the stated
       reasons therefore, if stated, to each member humanities council.

                                     ARTICLE VII

                                     DISSOLUTION

        Upon the dissolution or other termination of the Federation, no part of the
property of the Federation or any of the proceeds shall be distributed to or inure to the
benefit of any of the members or associate members of the Federation, but all such
property and proceeds, subject to the discharge of valid obligations of the Federation,
shall be distributed as directed by the Board of Directors among one or more
organizations organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific,
literary, or educational purposes. No part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of
any private shareholder, member, or individual, and no substantial part of those activities
shall consist of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation or
which does not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any
candidate for public office, or to other entities of the type which qualify for Federal
Income Tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as
amended.



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