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History of HASTI

by Jerry Colglazier

Saturday, May 4, 1968 - Exploratory Meeting at Kokomo with Hank Bindel, NSTA Assistant Executive secretary for Field Services, present.

Saturday, May 10, 1969 - ISSA meeting at Perry Central Middle School followed by an afternoon meeting of interested persons in which a constitution and by-laws for the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers (HAST) were adopted. Instructions were given to Jerry Colglazier, and other Central Indiana Board members to incorporate the new organization as a not-for-profit corporation under Indiana law over the summer and designate the Senior State Science Consultant as the Resident Agent of the future corporation. Clyde Motts was elected president, Gil Turpin elected V.P., John Bonar elected Secretary.

Saturday, October 25, 1969 - Meeting at Madison, following an IAS annual meeting at Hanover College, during which the the May constitution and by-laws, revised to reflect the corporation status, were approved. HASTI was adopted as the official acronym of the organization and the suggested seal for the corporation was accepted. Since Gil Turpin had started doctoral studies and felt he did not have the time to devote to the V.P. office of a new organization, Madison H. S. Science Department Head, Virgil Imel, who had also attended the organizational meetings, was named to replace him as V.P.

Saturday, April 18,1970 - A Statewide meeting was held at Indiana Central College (now The University of Indianapolis) to allow publishers of the science texts that might be offered for state adoption that fall to expose their textbooks to as wide an audience as possible. (HASTI's first year emphasis had been on getting as many Indiana Science Teachers as possible to attend National NSTA Convention held in April 1970 in Cincinnati.)

Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 1971 - First HASTI Convention was held at the recently remodeled Atkinson Hotel (formerly the Severin Hotel, now the Omni Severin Hotel) in Downtown Indianapolis.

Friday and Saturday, February 4 & 5, 1972 through Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 12, 13 & 14, 1981 - The Annual HASTI Convention was held at the Stouffer's Inn on N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. It became a three day Convention in 1975.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 4, 5 & 6, 1982 - The HASTI Convention was moved to the Indianapolis Sheraton West Hotel on the Airport Expressway. In 1982 or 1983, the hotel was re-franchised as the Indianapolis Adams Mark Hotel. The annual HASTI Convention continued to be held at the Adams Mark through Th-S, February 10 - 12, 1994.

Thursday-Saturday, February 9 -11, 1995 - The HASTI Conference was moved to the Indiana Convention Center. 

Past Presidents of HASTI

1969-1970
1970-1971
1971-1972
1972-1973
1973-1974
1974-1975
1975-1976
1976-1977
1977-1978
1978-1979
1979-1980
1980-1981
1981-1982
1982-1983
1983-1984
1984-1985
1985-1986
1986-1987
1987-1988
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990-1991
1991-1992
1992-1993
1993-1994
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018

Honorary -

Clyde Motts
Virgel Imel
Bill Greathouse
Charles Richardson
Charlotte Boener
Edward Frazier
Paul Tully
Jane Kahle
Charles Stephens
Gordon Hopp
Dorothy Gable
Stanley Shimer
Virginia Rhodes
Ken Potts
Walter Cory
Judy Douglas
Lee Williford
Sue Speece
William Vernon
Florence Jullerat
Carole Goshorn
John V. Davis
James Baumgartner
Pricilla Costello
Michael Kobe
Rick Crosslin
Carolyn Hayes
D'Ann Stouffer
Patricia Zeck
Dick Dettmer
Paul Elliott
Diane Burnett
Hans Anderson
Carol Chen
Sharon McElroy
Monica Ellis
Mark Mettert
Greg McCurdy
Karen Henman
Jane Hunn
Bobbi Speicher
Kristen Carlson
Duane Nickell
Sherry Annee
John Moore
Kate Baird
Tom McConnell
Ginger Shirley
Frank Drumwright

Jerry Colglazier

History of HASTI

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