7th Ordinary Meeting of the State Association of University Programs for Older Adults - Burgos


1. Reading and passing, if appropriate, of the previous meeting’s minutes.
2. Reports of:
A. The President.
B. Treasury  (Payments for 2007 and 2008).
3. Ratification and Admission of new members.
4.The Internal Rules for the running of the Association will be evaluated by the Assembly for its passing. (The Rules   are enclosed again).
5.  Election of the members of  the Board of Directors,   according    to  Articles 19th and 20th of the Articles of Association.
6. Seminary’s Proposals for    2009 and for the    11th   Meeting in 2010.
7. Any other business
List of attendance
Alicante, Mrs Concepción Bru Ronda
Almeria, Mr José Antonio Guerrero Villalba
Autónomous University of Madrid,  Mrs Mª  Giovanna  Caprara- Delegate
Burgos, Mrs  Carmen Palmero Cámara
Carlos III, Mrs Mª Luz  Neira Jiménez- Delegate
Complutense University of Madrid, Mr Marcos Roca Sierra.
Extremadura, Mr Florentino Blázquez Entonado
Girona, Mr Josep  Torrellas Vendrell
Granada, Mrs Concepción Argente del Castillo Ocaña
Jaume I. Castellón, Mr Salvador Cabedo Manuel
La Laguna, Mr José Arnay Puerta
La Rioja, Mª Cruz  Navarro Pérez
León, Mr Prisciliano Cordero del Castillo
Lleida, Mrs Neus Vila Rubio
Murcia, Mr Manuel Hernández Pedreño
Oviedo, Mr Fernando  Albuerne López
Pontifical University of Comilla. Madrid, Mrs Isabel Romero Tabares
Pontifical University of Salamanca, Mrs Mª Adoración Holgado Sánchez
Ramón Llull, Barcelona, Mr Xavier Lorente Guerrero
Salamanca, Mrs Dolores Pérez Grande
Santiago, Mr Antonio Rodríguez Martínez
Valladolid, Mrs  Mª del Carmen del Valle López
Vigo, Mr Pedro Membiela Iglesia
Córdoba, Mr Blas Sánchez Dueñas – (without delegation)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, - (without delegation)
Technical University of Cartagena, Mrs Mª Carmen  Lozano Gutiérrez – (without delegation)
The following apologized for not attending
Catholic University of Ávila, Mr Andrés Delgado Gil
Europea Miguel de Cervantes (Valladolid), Mr Francisco José García Gómez
Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona), Mr Josep M. Sabaté  Bosch
Invited Authorities and Technicians
Almería, Mr José Jesús Gázquez Linares
Pontifical University of Salamanca, Mrs M. Teresa Ramos Bernal
Held in  the Aulario,  of the Faculty of Law, in the University of Burgos, on the 7th of May  2008, at  16.00.
Mr Antonio Rodríguez Martínez, the President, chairs the meeting.
1. Reading and passing of the previous meeting’s minutes. .
The meeting starts with the passing, by unanimity, of the previous meeting’s minutes, held at the Euro-Arab Foundation, University of Granada, on the 29th of November 2007, at 19.45.
2. A)  Report of the  President of AEPUM
Antonio Rodríguez,   informed about the different activities carried out until now:
-  Request for an interview with the IMSERSO and with the Ministry of Research
-  Letter of gratitude to Mr Quintanilla for including the University Programs for Older Adults in the researches of the Ministry of Education.
-  Next publication of the AEPUM’s Project with the publishing company Síntesis
- Website of the Association: Gratitude to the University of Alicante that    maintains the website’s domain and keeps it up-to-date.
- Interest of the Faculty of Education of the University of Santiago - CHILE in our programs and our Association (AEPUM).
2. B.) Report of the Treasurer
Manuel Hernández brings an economical report   detailing the amount of the Association’s funds up to (11. 642, 48 €). The report shows that there are 3 universities that haven’t paid the quota for 2006 and that 6 universities haven’t paid the quota for 2007.
The invoices for the payment of the quota for 2008 will be sent in May.
 2. C). Proposals for the Association’s funds:
After a debate considering the different suggestions, it was agreed the following:
1.-It was agreed by the Board of Directors that the Association would not pay the traveling expenses of the members of the Board of Directors. Each university will pay the expenses of its members as it has been done until now.
2.- The university organizing the Seminary and the Meeting will be financially supported. The Association will give 1000 € for each event.
3A contribution will be made for the elaboration of an Association’s news bulletin or magazine.
2. D.) Other tasks:
To promote the Working Committees: After discussing different topics, the following Working Committee were approved:
o        1.  Innovation of Education and Methodology
o        2. Creation of the Association’s News Bulletin
o        3. Social Communication, spreading and implication
o        4. Monitoring and Updating of the Programs
o        5. Institutionalization
 The Universities will be able to participate and collaborate in some of these committees.
3. Ratification and Admission of new members
Antonio Rodríguez informs that the University of Oviedo and the Technical University of Cartagena requested to join the Association. Both universities have presented the necessary documentation so their admission to the Association is unanimously agreed.
4. Passing of the Internal Rules of the AEPUM.
The President informs that there has not been any modification to the Rules; therefore it is presented for its final passing. The Rules are unanimously approved.
5. Election of the members of the Board of Directors, according to Articles 19th and 20th of the Articles of Association.
Antonio Rodríguez informs that, according to the Articles of Association, five members of the Board of Directors must be chosen: - University of Alicante, University of Granada, University of Girona, University of Córdoba and the Complutense University of Madrid.
Adoración Holgado informs that until now some suggestions to be members of the Board of Directors have been received, each one with the support of his/her university:
Concepción Bru Ronda, University of Alicante,  renewal 
Josep Torrellas Vendrell, University of  Girona, renewal
Concepción Argente del Castillo Ocaña,  University of Granada, renewal.
Marcos Roca Sierra, Complutense University of Madrid, changing its representative
            Neus Vila Rubio, University of Lleida, for the first time.
Given that there are no more applications, it is unanimously agreed, for the five representatives who requested it, to be members of the Board of Directors.
The new AEPUM’s Board of Directors is then made up of:
- President: Santiago de Compostela (Antonio Rodríguez Martínez)
- Secretary: Pontifical University of Salamanca, Mª Adoración  Holgado Sánchez
- Treasury: Murcia, Manuel Hernández Pedreño
- Members:
o        Alicante, Concepción Bru Ronda
o        Girona, Josep Torrellas Vendrell
o        Granada, Concepción Argente del Castillo Ocaña
o        Complutense University of Madrid, Marcos Roca Sierra
o        Lleida, Neus vila Rubio
6. Seminary’s Proposals for 2009 and for the 11th Meeting in 2010.
- Seminary 2009: Florentino Blázquez Entonado, director of the Programs for Older Adults in the University of Extremadura, informs that he has interest in organizing the seminary.
It is agreed:
            . Topic: Teachers Training. Presentation of “Good Practice” and Innovation of Methodology.
            . Dates: End of January- Beginning of February: Thursdays and Fridays.
 - 11th Meeting: Neus Vila, representative of the University of Lleida informs that her University has sent a letter to the AEPUM offering to organize the 11th State Meeting of 2010. She highlights that it will be the first Meeting organized in Catalonia. She is very motivated about it and she will ask for everybody’s participation and support.
It is unanimously agreed for the University of Lleida to organize the 11th State Meeting, with the collaboration of the AEPUM. It will be held in the spring of 2010.
7. Any other business
Antonio Rodríguez informs that a letter has been received from the State Confederation of Students and Alumni’s Associations expressing their will to attend to the meetings of the Assemblies as guests. It is agreed to send them a copy of the Assemblies’ minutes for them to have the detailed information.
It is also agreed that any information of interest must come from the AEPUM’s Secretary. (It has not been approved the suggestion of providing each university’s postal address)
Carmen del Valle, from the University of Valladolid, informs of the Third Latin American Congress. Universities of all ages are welcome. It will be held in Costa Rica, from the 4th to the 8th of August 2009. She handed over the brochures of the Congress to all the attending people.
The meeting is adjourned at 17.20.
Mª Adoración Holgado Sánchez                                                           Antonio Rodríguez Martínez
Secretary of the AEPUM                                                                 President of the AEPUM