Panhandle State Association Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes – April 2, 2005
Meeting called to order at 10:31 a.m. by Troy Morris, Past President, in the absence of Johnnie
Members present were Troy Morris, Russell Guthrie, Dr. Doris Looper, Dr. David Bryant, Jim
Oblander, Liz Gardner-McBee, Gladys Schneder, Amy TeBeest, Doug Lakely, , and Dr. F. Jay
Lark. The advisor present was Emma Schultz. Guests present were R.D. Schultz and Dr.
Pauline Hodges. Lacking a quorum the executive committee was convened.
Minutes of the January 8, 2005 meeting were approved as read, upon motion by Jim Oblander
with 2nd by Amy TeBeest.
No correspondence was read.
Report by Dr. Bryant, OPSU President.
Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo is being held this weekend. There will be a Steak Eating
Contest this evening, hosted by The Big Texan Steakhouse of Amarillo. We’re currently point
leader in the Central Plains Rodeo Region.
Higher Ed bond issue passed. We may possibly receive $7.28 million. Will ask to start
architect selection process for design of science-math-nursing/agriculture building. Will be
located south of the Holter Hall parking lot.
Next step of the Council of Presidents is to work on restoring operations budgets to at least
the 2002 levels. Received notice that Jerry Olson was selected Women’s Basketball Coach of
the Year by the Heartland Conference. Both men’s and women’s basketball teams made it to
beginning rounds of play-offs.
Sam Nelson is retiring after 35 years of service. Dr. Bryant has requested he be named an
honorary Professor, and will be presented as such at commencement.
We are in search process for a new band director. There will be a new university annual
fee to aid in production of a yearbook. Enrollment is up 5.9% over last spring’s numbers and
credit hour production was up 6.7%. Drs. Bryant and Manning are meeting with Rocky
Mountain Athletic Conference presidents later this month to see about us joining RMAC. We’d
have less travel distance and a football conference.
Panhandle State Foundation Report by Dr. Doris Looper
Scholarship deadline was April 1. There were 239 applicants submitting 1749 applications.
Contributions are down. Have had some contributions in memory of Leo Winters.
President Johnnie Davis absent
V-P Jack Strain absent
Past President Troy Morris: Have met with students about Homecoming. Trying to strengthen
Executive Secretary: Alumni directory has gone to press, should be ready by end of May. On-
line versions are now available. Added 37 Life Members in the 2004-2005 fiscal year, 24 were
via payment plans. Fifteen payment plans in progress. Have added almost $10 thousand to the
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life member account. Had to order more Life Member pins, at a reduced cost because didn’t
have to have new dies.
New 2005 tin cups are here and for sale. Life member plaques were received and rejected
because the photos were not satisfactory; one was too dark and one looked sunburned. Hall of
Fame wall will be identified with 6” vinyl letters mounted in a plexiglass sandwich between the
two rows of plaques. Larry Hough is doing the work.
Financials are attached to agendas. Despite spending over $10,000 on chairs and tables last
year, our profit/loss was only down $1300. With the glut of life membership this last year the
annual memberships income was down, but it is already better this year.
Need a report from ticket sellers by Sunday evening prior to the banquet.
Beef: Troy reported progress by the committee in working to insure the future of the
Homecoming Bar-B-Que. More will be reported at a later meeting
Hall of Fame: nothing to report. Troy encouraged board members to submit nomination forms.
Honored Family: Doug Lakely reported committee recommends the Jones Family for this year.
Jim Oblander moved to accept, Jay seconded. Motion passed.
Scholarship & Silent Auction: no report
Banquet: Russ reported banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Noble Center. Double Header
baseball game that day. Deans have been contacted and will have an Open House from 3-5 p.m.
No seniors have obtained tickets yet. Class of 1955 will be having a get together at the
Ambassador on the Friday night before. Charles Sheldon is spearheading the 1955 effort.
Banquet Decorations: Liz Gardner-McBee wants to do a centerpiece in front of the lectern.
Nominations: Jim Oblander reported the results of the committee for 2005-2006
President Johnnie Davis
Vice-President Sterrette Coffman
Executive Secretary Russell Guthrie
DIRECTORS for terms expiring in 2008
Oklahoma Panhandle Doug Lakely of Guymon
Oklahoma Panhandle Jack Strain of Goodwell replacing Jay Lark
Northeast Oklahoma Edward Sifford, Jr. of Stillwater replacing A.B. Steen
Kansas Southwest Nancy Winchester of Liberal
At-Large Tito Aznar of Sunray to replace Sterrette Coffman
Jay Lark moved to accept the report, Jim seconded. Motion passed.
1. Centennial History book: Dr. Pauline Hodges appeared to present a proposal for a book.
Proposal prepared by a committee of Judge Ron Kincannon, Dr. Kathy Turner, and Dr.
Hodges. Has set a January 1, 2006 for submission for material. Would begin editing
by fall 2006. Book would be divided into five year blocks. A list of needs was also
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presented. Price projections were also presented. Jay Lark moved to continue the
process, Jim Oblander seconded. Motion passed.
2. Heritage of the Panhandle: The CD of the original volume of Kathryn Sexton’s book
with the Palmer years supplement is now available. Price needs to be set.
Recommendation was made that the money be set aside and not used for the present
Jay Lark moved to set the price at $10 for a CD plus necessary postage and handling.
Jim seconded. Motion passed.
1. Hall of Fame Nomination/Profile form: Upon recommendation by the executive
secretary, Jim Oblander moved to reduce length of Hall of Fame Nomination/Profile
from two pages to one page. Seconded by Amy TeBeest. Motion passed.
2. Student Membership: Jay Lark moved to establish a student membership category at an
annual cost of $10 per year. Jim Oblander seconded. Motion passed.
3. Collegian and/or Panhandle News on DVD: Emma Schultz mentioned Milton England
reported there were a couple of issues that were never produced, and that might account
for the two “missing” issues. Guthrie reported a price estimate is supposed to be
coming from OSU. With the amount of info needed, the newspapers would have to be
on DVDs. Lots of issues of the Collegian are missing.
Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 16th. Next board meeting will be July 9.
Emma Schultz suggested that there might be a board meeting immediately after the annual
meeting/banquet to appoint an executive committee for the conduct of business.
Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria.
Meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
___Russell A. Guthrie______________ _____7/9/2005___
Russell A. Guthrie, Executive Secretary date