Strategic Planning for 2005–2008
In January 2005, Members of the Board and committee members were
invited to San Antonio to participate in a two-day retreat. The following people
contributed their time and talents in developing a draft strategic plan set to
go to the Board in April of that year: Officers—President Ron Ralph,
President-Elect Glynn Osburn, Past President David Carlson, Secretary Carolyn
Spock, Treasurer Marybeth Tomka, BTAS Editor Nancy Kenmotsu, Newsletter Editor
Jonelle Miller; Regional Directors—Region 3 Bryan Jameson, Region 6 Nelson
Marek, Region 7 Trudy Williams, Region 9 May and Jim Schmidt, Region 10 Claude
Hudspeth, Region 12 Mike Durack; Committee Chairs—Budget Committee Marvin
Glasgow, Communications Committee Carol Macaulay, Fiscal Overview Committee
(Audit) Skip Kennedy, Human Remains Committee Mary Williamson, Internet
Committee Jimmy Smith, Membership Committee Maureen Brown, Academy Committee Dee
Dee Green, MultiCultural Relations Committee Margaret Howard; Committee
Members—Harry Shafer, Christine Gauger, Tim Brewster, Gary McKee, Karen Fustes;
Staff—Pam Wheat and Laura Beavers with Facilitators Florence MacDaniel and Phil
Raymond from the Nonprofit Resource Center.
The ideas that emerged were affirmation of the mission
The Texas Archeological Society promotes study, preservation
and awareness of Texas archeology. The Society encourages scientific
archeological exploration and research, the preservation and conservation of
archeological materials and sites and the interpretation and publication of the
data attendant thereto.
Five Strategic Directions Vital to the Fulfillment of
the Mission and Goals of the Society were determined. They are as
Create Training Opportunities for Students
- Fourth through eighth graders will be targeted with information
about archeology through the Internet, curricula, library book donations and
- Youth will be encouraged to learn about archeology through
informal education programs (scouts and others).
- Teachers will train in archeology curricula.
- Archeology will be integrated into TEA mandates and TEKS.
- Collegiate Scholarships will be funded for all TAS programs.
Enhance and Expand Programs
- Field Schools, Academies, and Annual Meeting will be expanded
- Regional programs will be increased.
Increase and Diversify Membership
- New members will be recruited.
- Professionals, students, and ethnic peoples will be encouraged
Inform the Community of their Archeological Heritage and Values
- TAS will develop media products including TV specials, CDs,
DVDs, and a virtual dig for the web site.
- Regular public communication on Texas archeology will increase
Cultivate and Preserve Resources (People and Dollars)
- Training will be offered to Board members.
- A resource/development committee will seek new funding and
- A scholarship committee will provide opportunities or broader
participation in TAS programs.
There will be further development of the directives so they can
receive committee support and funding.