Purpose. The Central States Advisory Council serves with the Board of Directors as the corporation’s governing body. Members of the Advisory Council elect representatives to the Board of Directors and the group gathers annually for an evening reception and short business meeting.
Membership. There are two types of membership in the Central States Advisory Council: individual memberships and state memberships.
An individual membership in the Central States Advisory Council includes:
a free conference registration,
an invitation to the annual reception and business meeting,
the right to nominate candidates for the Board of Directors and to vote in that election,
the right to nominate candidates for awards and be considered for Central States and ACTFL awards
opportunities to apply for scholarships, preside at workshops, and serve on committees that promote Central States' goals and objectives and advance the profession.
A state membership in the Central States Advisory Council includes all of the above privileges and also allows state organizations to nominate:
a Teacher of the Year candidate to Central States;
up to four participants to the Central States Delegate Assembly;
up to two participants to the free Central States Leadership Development Workshop;
up to two participants to the Central States Extension Workshop.
Teachers who work in states whose organizations hold an Advisory Council membership may also individually apply for a Patrick T. Raven Conference Attendance Grant.
The person who is designated as the state representative is automatically granted membership in the Advisory Council and does not need to hold a second, separate individual membership.
State membership forms must be completed by an official representative of the state organization.