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AATI 2002 general business meeting.

The Annual Business meeting of the AATI was convened at 6:00 pm by the President, Christopher Kleinhenz, at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

President's Report

President Christopher Kleinhenz welcomed those members in attendance at the Business Meeting and expressed his thanks to Anthony Mollica and his associates Michele Lettieri and Gabriella Colussi Arthur for their excellent work in the organization of the 2002 Conference. He also thanked the officers and regional representatives, Albert N. Mancini (Editor of Italica), Jacqueline Samperi-Mangan (Editor of the Newsletter), and Piero Baldini and the members of the Program Committee for their fine work on this year's meeting. Special thanks were extended to Luca Brofferio (Consul General of Italy, Toronto) and to Carlo Coen (Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto) for their generous support of the meeting.

In addition to the three plenary speakers--Angela Bianchini, Maurizio Dardano, and Carlo Tagliabue--more than 200 colleagues, from both sides of the Atlantic, participated in the conference. The Canadian Society for Italian Studies met jointly with us, and we appreciate the collaboration of CSIS President Vera Golini and her colleagues on this initiative.

During the course of the Toronto Conference greetings were given by the following distinguished guests: Luca Brofferio (Consul General of Italy, Toronto), Antonio De Gasperis (Vice Direttore, Direzione Generale per le Relazioni Internazionali, M.I.U.R.), Clara Abatecola (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri); Paola Bianchi De Vecchi (Rettore, Universita per Stranieri di Perugia), Massimo Vedovelli (Prorettore, Universita per Stranieri di Siena), Roberto Dolci (Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia), Angelo Di Ianni (Chair, Council of Ontario Directors of Education), Vera Golini (President, Canadian Society for Italian Studies), and Peter LiPreti (Toronto City Councillor)

The 2002 AATI Distinguished Service Award was presented to Professor Anthony Mollica of Brock University for his outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession. The members of the Committee were Olga Ragusa (Chair), Albert N. Mancini, and Joseph Tursi. The citation for the award read by Professor Mancini will appear in the Newsletter.

The President announced the following items to the membership:

1. The results of the elections for Regional Representatives will be announced in the AATI Newsletter. I would like to thank the members of the Nominations Committee for their fine work in these elections: Edoardo Lebano (Chair), Michael Lettieri, Grace Mannino, Regina Psaki, and Ida C. Wilder. [The newly elected representatives are: Bruna Boyle (New England); Giuseppe Faustini and Lucrezia Lindia (New York State); Laura Salsini (Mid-Atlantic); Mark Pietralunga (Southeast/Southern); Luciano Farina (Midwest); Fabian Alfie (Plains/Southwest); Valerio Ferme (Rocky Mountains/Far West); Irene Marchegiani Jones (California); Salvatore Bancheri (Canada); and Gianclaudio Macchiarella (Italia).]

2. The AATI Directory will be published in the spring of 2003.

3. Editor of Italica. The search will begin to replace Albert Mancini, for whom 2003 marks his tenth (and final) year as Editor of our quarterly journal. Any member in good standing of the AATI may submit nominations. Nominations (accompanied by a statement of the qualifications of the nominee for the position) should be sent to Piero Baldini, Chair, Editor Search Committee, Department of Languages and Literatures, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0202, Tel. (480) 965-7783; Fax: (480) 965-0135; Tel./Fax: (480) 775-2670; e-mail:, by April 1, 2003. The announcement of the selection will be made in the Fall Newsletter and at the annual meeting in November. The Search Committee members are: Piero Baldini (Chair), Laura Salsini, and Anthony Mollica.

4. AATI will meet in conjunction with ACTFL in Philadephia, PA, November 21-23, 2003. The call for papers for this conference will be distributed to the entire membership in the Newsletter that will appear early in 2003.

5. Advanced Placement Course and Examination in Italian. In the spring 2002 issue of the AATI Newsletter, Dolores Mita provided an overview of the work that AATI and others have done in promotion of an AP course and exam in Italian. After having conducted surveys to determine how many high schools in the country would indeed offer such a program, we are pleased to note that some five hundred schools pledged their support of the initiative, a number that the College Board indicated would be sufficient for its development. We are now waiting for the decision of the College Board in mid-January. Pledges of financial support have been received from Italian American organizations (NIAF, Order Sons of Italy, and UNICO) and from the Italian Government. Once again we wish to express our thanks to the National Italian American Foundation for their initial and continuing support of this initiative.

6. The AATI College Essay Contest was announced, with a deadline for submission of May 15, 2003.

7. AATI will sponsor a special session at the 2003 MLA meeting in San Diego in December on the topic of "Italian Film: New Perspectives." Members of the Association who are interested in participating are requested to contact the President as soon as possible.

8. AATI will be able to sponsor a two-week "Corso di aggiornamento pedagogicolinguistico-culturale" in Italy in the summer of 2003, with the support of the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita e della Ricerca. Information and application procedures will be made available in the AATI Newsletter.

9. There will be an Italian Language Village--"Lago del Bosco"--at the Concordia Language Villages in the summer of 2003. The sessions are scheduled as follows: ages 12-18--July 28-August 9, 2003; ages 8-14--August 11-23, 2003. Further information can be found on the Concordia web catalogues can be requested by calling 1-800-222-4750.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Treasurer's report (Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander)

Membership: (Based on current paid memberships) $ 60,000.00
Italica ads $ 1,200.00
Sale of mailing labels $ 1,000.00
High School Language Contest $ 1,000.00
Convention income $ 3,000.00
Donations to memorial fund $ 500.00


Italica $ 31,000.00
Newsletter & Membership Renewal $ 9,000.00
Conference $ 3,000.00
High School Language Contest $ 3,000.00
College Essay Contest $ 600.00
JNCL/NCLIS, ACTFL dues $ 2,600.00
Administration $ 5,500.00
phone, postage $ 1,000.00
supplies, printing $ 1,000.00
Miscellaneous $ 500.00




Rochester, NY, KeyBank Checking Acc. # 321060017860 $ 26,805.15
Rochester, NY, Key Bank CD Money Market Acc.
 # 321060017860 $ 25,000.00
Chianciano Terme, Italy, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Acc. $ 3,706.00
 # 5531.11 (Info from Kleinhenz)
Huntington Bank, Worthington, Acc. # 01891024210 $ 767.27
 (from Mancini)

TOTAL $ 56,278.42

JANUARY 1, 2002-DECEMBER 31, 2002

Membership $ 60,380.19
 Canada $ 2,676.00
 International $ 8,394.99
 USA $49,309.20
Memorial Funds $ 1,015.00
 USA $ 945.00
 Canada $ 70.00
 International $ 00.00
Technology Rentals $ 100.00
Labels $ 810.00
Convention Washington $ 2,653.20
National HS Contest $ 1,000.00
Italica ads $ 1,409.71
Bank Interest $ 131.93

Total Revenue $ 67,499.19

Administration $ 1,500.00
 Kleinhenz $ 1,000.00
 Baldini $ 500.00
Office Expenses $ 724.87
Refunds (Ebesco; Bassanese Conf. Registration; $ 498.26
 Gallucci Conf.; Matucci Conf. Reg)
Miscellaneous $ 702.84
Tax Service $ 331.80
High School Language Contest $ 3,000.00
AATI/Perugia/Scholarship $ 500.00
Membership & Mailing $ 2,580.79
Newsletter + Mailing $ 3,376.94
Stationary $ 221.46
Italica $ 31,553.49
ACTFL $ 100.00
JNCL $ 2,500.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $ 45,733.02


Report by the Editor of Italica (Albert N. Mancini)

Four issues of the journal (Winter 2001, Spring 2002, Summer 2002, Autumn 2002) have been mailed out to AATI members since last November. The total number of printed pages is 616. The contents of the four issues comprise twenty-five articles, fifty-eight reviews, two installments of the bibliography, two installments of brief notices, one in memoriam, and the AATI 2001 Business Meeting's minutes. The articles were authored by five professors, five associate professors, eight assistant professors, five lecturers, one doctoral student, and one librarian. Three of them were submitted by AATI members from Italy and Australia. As always, it is a singular pleasure for me to acknowledge my indebtedness to all the authors of articles as well as the reviewers for their interest in the journal.

A large number of individuals have helped me in ways both academic and personal and I would like to express my thanks to them here, in particular to the members of the Editorial Board and the external specialized readers who helped evaluate the manuscripts. My sincere thanks go to colleagues of the editorial staff for helping to lighten the burden of my task. I owe a special debt to Mrs. Deborah S. Starewich for her unfailingly expert assistance in preparing the issues for the press. I know I speak for the whole AATI membership when I acknowledge my warmest appreciation to the College of Humanities and the Department of French and Italian of The Ohio State University for providing generous support in the form of clerical help and office space.

I am pleased to report that Italica (Vols. 3-73, 1926-1996) is now available in the JSTOR Archive of Scholarly Journals as part of JSTOR's Language and Literature Collection. This collection is comprised of forty-seven titles. Already, 252 institutions have agreed to participate in this collection. I invite you to visit the publisher page: http://www. and the journal page: html to browse or search through the back issues of Italica.

The budget that I am submitting for the year 2003 is based on an estimated six hundred page volume. I anticipate an income of about $2000 from space for ads, copyright fees, and sale of back issues. Proposed budget:
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter 2003 $ 30,000.00
Operating expenses $ 1,000.00

Report of the AATI Newsletter Editor (Jacqueline Samperi Mangan)

Two issues of the Newsletter have been published in 2002, Spring and Fall. The Fall issue has been published at the end of November 2002. The Editor apologizes for the shortness of the Spring issue of the AATI Newsletter and for the late publication of the Fall issue. It is the sole responsibility of the Editor.

The Spring issue was very short. It consisted of eight pages and carried the President's Column on the first, the Distinguished Service Award Nominations request and the Nominations for Regional Representatives request. The requests were followed by the Call for Sessions for the AATI 2003 Convention in Philadelphia, the Gian Paolo Biasin Scholarship Fund, a publicity for Didael, a lenghty article by Dolores Mita: Italian Language Advanced Placement Program, and a second article by Lina Bolzoni: Centro della Scuola Normale Superiore. The Newsletter ended with the "Recent Publication" column, the College Essay Contest with the pictures of the two finalists, and information on the AATI-CSIS Conference in Toronto and its distinguished guests from Italy.

The Fall 2002 issue has been distributed early December 2002, after the AATI-CSIS Toronto Convention. It included the reports from the AATI chapters, announcements of general interest, the "Societa Onoraria Italica" listing, the "Recent Publications" column, "On-line Resources," "Newsworthy Events," the Fulbright Scholar Program, and sections with study opportunities and teaching and administrative positions. In the Fall issue there are also two articles ("Musical and Opera," by Keith Mason, and "Come salvaguardare una lingua e una cultura," by Lucrezia Linda). The issue ends with a Call for Papers for the 2003 AATI Convention in Philadelphia. The second issue is considerably longer than the Spring one.

The AATI Newsletter is on the Internet at the following address: http://www.sunysb. edu/cis/aati/and is webmastered by Prof. Charles Franco, to whom the Editor regularly sends material to be added and/or updated. The Editor would like to express gratitude to Prof. Franco for the great job he is doing in maintaining the beautifully designed and efficient AATI web site.

The Editor encourages the membership to send information and articles for publication, in Italian or in English, and urges the Regional Representatives to participate actively by encouraging members and sending announcements and news from their respective regions. The deadlines are as follows: March 1st, for inclusion in the Spring issue and September 1st, for the Fall issue.

Respectfully submitted, Tullio Pagano, Secretary
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