1970 June 16, 17, 18, 19
Alcoa Corporation, Tapoco , North Carolina ; Tapoco Lodge
Host: Cas Putkoski – Representative
Purpose and Direction Committee formed to survey AART members regarding changes in apprenticeship.
Curriculum updating was the main interest of the meeting. New-In-Brief was published for the first time.
Henry Ross, a charter member, died in 1970. Warner & Swasey and Brown & Sharpe were dropped from the membership and Addressograph Multigraph was added.
1971 June 22, 23, 24, 25
Eastman Kodak, Canadagha , New York
Host: Fred Libby – Representative
Title 29, part 30 occupied a good portion of the discussion at this meeting. Dr. Lane Riland of Kodak presented his views on testing and validation.
1972 June 13, 14, 15, 16
Fisher Body Division, Bloomfield Hills , Michigan ; Kingsley Inn
Host: Harry Hitchcock – Representative
An “Awards and Recognition” Committee was established. Constitution changes included provisions for “Active” Honorary Members and defined position on members’ authority to represent the AART organization.
Harry Swartz, Ken Slutz, and Joe Eyre received Honorary Member status.
West Virginia Paper and Lockheed Corporation were dropped from the ranks while United Airlines and Reynolds Aluminum were added.
Elliot French retired and received the praises and blessing from AART for his services to the organization.
1973 June 19, 20, 21, 22
TRW Equipment, Willoughby Hills , Ohio ; Hospitality Inn
Host: Hap Berichon – Representative
A good deal of the time was spent discussing the shortening of program time and the concerns of registration with B.A.T. and state agencies with the shorter programs.
Al Casselman reached Honorary Member status.
National Cash Register, International Harvester, and Cincinnati Milacron withdrew from membership.
1974 June 18, 19, 20, 21
Armco Steel, Middletown , Ohio
Host: Lou Brown – Representative
Concern for shorter apprenticeship dominated the meeting.
Hap Berichon, Bob Hahn, and Sam Gintz reached Honorary Member status.
I.B.M. withdrew and Deere & Company was added to the membership roster.
1975 June 24, 25, 26, 27
General Electric ( Appliance Park ) Louisville , Kentucky ; Executive Inn
Host: Bob Gleichsner – Representative
Concern over increasing numbers of females and minority applicants was the main theme of this meeting. Testing and validation again shared the spotlight as a growing concern.
Cas Putkoski reached Honorary Member status.
Textile Machine Works withdrew.
Clarence Ledin, Corning Glass passed away.
1976 June 22, 23, 24, 25
Corning Glass, Corning New York ; Corning Hilton Inn
Host: Andy Kosty – Representative
Changing apprenticeship standards to meet the EEO demands for increasing female and minority apprentices was discussed at length
Fred Libby and Bob Houghton reached Honorary Member status. Keith Slutz and Paul Harper retire.
Goodyear Atomic withdrew. Bausch and Lomb Company and Addressograph Multigraph were dropped from the ranks.
1977 June 21, 22, 23, 24
United Airlines, San Francisco , California ; Holiday Inn ( Chinatown )
Host: George Lum – Representative
This was a big year for new membership: Corning Corporation, Xerox, Union Carbide, and Gillette Corporation were added to AART as members.
Harry Hitchcock, Bob Gleichsner, and Jim Wray reached Honorary Member status.
Hugh Murphy, of the B.A.T., received special recognition for his 10 years of aggravation.
Harry Hitchcock announces his retirement from General Motors but is unanimously voted to complete his term as AART president.
1978 June 20, 21, 22, 23
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Williamsburg , Virginia
Host: Jim Wallace – Representative
Cummins Engine Company, Inc., represented by Carletta Ault, of Columbus , Indiana was selected as a new member.
1979 June 19, 20, 21, 22
General Motors Corporation, Detroit , Michigan ; Detroit Plaza Hotel
Host: Don Pfeifer – Representative
Proposed federal apprentice legislation was a major topic of discussion. Bill Main and Frank Churchill were elected to Honorary Membership status. The Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company was reinstated at the table. Caterpillar was approved for second membership. Skill Corporation withdrew.