Friday, May 3, 2019

CLIME Closes its Shop

Dear colleague,

It’s official. CLIME will be disbanding as of 6/1/2019. I've given it much thought and felt it was time to close up shop. I sent an email to Mary Ferris (NCTM Affiliate Relations Manager) indicating CLIME’s decision.

Here are some closing thoughts.

First of all, I want to apologize to those folks who came to the CLIME meeting in San Diego and didn’t find me there. There was some confusion about the rooms. I was in room 310B which I thought was 310. The actual room was 310A which I wasn’t aware existed.

Second of all, due to difficulties that currently exist, CLIME as we have known it for the past 31 years will as of June 1st no longer exist. It will be replaced with a new web presence that will not be affiliated with NCTM. (More about that in a future post.)

Thirdly, if anyone (or group) wishes to “rescue” CLIME as a affiliate entity, they must be responsible for the following:

Annual dues: $100.00 (Due: June 1st) 
President and NCTM representative must be members of NCTM.
Attendance by NCTM rep and/or president at the at-large caucus held on the Wednesday before the annual conference starts.
Attendance at the Delegate Assembly held on Thursday (7:30am-9:00am) during the annual conference.

For more information about CLIME go to this link.

I still believe an organization like CLIME can serve a purpose within the NCTM community, but it needs new leadership and energy to perform successfully within the conservative framework that NCTM offers. If anyone strongly agrees and would like to lead and/or play a role in a renewed CLIME initiative, please let me know.


Ihor Charischak
CLIME president (till June 1, 2019)
Council for Technology in Math Education
Venice, FL

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