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07/08/2004

Minutes of April 25, 2004 Business Meeting

Minutes of Political Communication Interest Group Business Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2004
Hilton Back Bay, Boston, MA




I.Approval of minutes from 2003 meeting.

II.Report of Chair, Laura Tropp (Marymount Manhattan College).


III.The incoming Chair, Mari Boor Tonn (University of Maryland) was installed.


IV.Elections


V.Chair Tonn discussed theme for 2005 Convention hosted at Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh. Floor opened for discussion of panel ideas members would like to see at convention. Possible interest group co-sponsors discussed. The discussion of web presence possibility was generally favorable. No identification of an individual to take lead on this possibility. Interested parties to contact Mari.

VI.Chair Tonn facilitated discussion about costs of audio-visual presentation equipment. While costs are extremely high, bringing own equipment into ECA may violate hotel�s contract with union. Issue will be discussed at Legislative Council.

VII.Chair Tonn welcomed e-mail and phone discussion of possible panel ideas for the 2005 Convention.

VIII.The meeting was adjourned by acclamation.


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