A joint meeting of the District I Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education (MS ACTE) and the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa took place Oct. 30 at Russell's Steakhouse in Tupelo with 20 people in attendance.

Two legislators were present to give an update on what is happening in the legislature. Eloise Scott and Steve Holland gave excellent presentations that were enjoyable as well as entertaining. It was wished that more members could have attended. All legislators in the areas serving Northwest, Northeast and Itawamba community colleges were invited.

The meeting was called to order by Amelia Anglin, Northeast Phi Delta Kappa president. She welcomed everyone and had them introduce themselves and tell where they were from and what they taught.

Tim Gilmore, MS ACTE public relations/publications chairman and Northeast Phi Delta Kapp treasurer, then gave the invocation. Mary Hairald, MS ACTE awards committee member and District I MS ACTE president, then introduced the guest speakers. After everyone ordered their dinner, Eloise Scott gave her presentation and then after dinner, Steve Holland gave an update and then they both responded to questions and concerns.

District I MS ACTE then held its election for second vice president. Tim Gilmore, hotel and restaurant management technology instructor at Northeast Mississippi Community College, was elected. The District I officers for 2001-02 are Mary Hairald, president, Nettleton; Clayton Marble, first vice president, Olive Branch; and Tim Gilmore, second vice president, NEMCC Booneville.

The meeting was adjourned, but many stayed later to have personal conversations with the two guest speakers. The only way that the legislators know our wishes are for us to express our wish them.

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