Monthly Meeting - 11/18/2008

11/18/08 - 10:30 A.M. - LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM #230

Attending:  Mary Ann Braden, Lesley Deal, Cari Edwards, Angela Farnsley, Ethel King, Regina McCarty, Angie Moon, Loretta Seals, Sandy McShane for Lisa Stark, Leslie Turner, Alice Watson, Kim Wells, and Mary Ann Wild.

Excused Absences:  Charlotte Dubois, Diane Fuchs, Linda Haskins, Connie Schnieders and Cynthia Stevenson.

Unexcused Absence:  Angie Clark, Diana Holman, Stephen Miller, and Debra Voyles

Chairman Alice Watson called the meeting to order welcoming those attending.  Mary Ann Wild  presented the Treasurer’s report.  See detail of the Treasurer’s report below.

Treasurer=s Report

Period Ending: 10/31/08

Regular Checking Account
Beginning Balance:
Check #469 – Staff Assistance
Deposits (Silent Auction):



Ending Balance



Regular Savings Account
Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $.67
Ending Balance          



Honorarium Account
Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $.25
Ending Balance:



Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $1.84 + .40 = $2.24
Ending Balance:



Grand Total




A “Thank You” note was received from the staff member who was given assistance.

Dare to Care sent a flyer noting that the organization is collecting food for their Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Those who would like to contribute should contact Haley Groves in Campus Life.


Executive Council – Alice Watson
Alice reported that all used computers have been sold.  A new Director of IT, Nick Ray, and a new Web Administrator, John Stammerman, have been hired.  Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles encouraged all to attend her presentation on the new budget.

Birthday Bags – Mary Ann Braden
All birthday bags have been delivered and are up to date through November.


Silent Auction – Mary Ann Wild
The Silent Auction was a great success netting $2,683.  We had 106 items which sold for $2,745 and expenses of $62.00.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this event a success.  Please get addresses to Mary Ann Wild of those persons/companies who donated items so that she can send a “thank you” letter.

Story Board for Staff Council – Regina McCarty
Regina and Cari Edwards will be responsible for reproducing and posting the Staff Council Story Boards around campus. 

Website Changes/Update  - Lesley Deal
We are still working on getting the website completely updated.  A 2001-02 annual report link will be eliminated and the link to register for a free gift certificate from Barnes and Noble Bookstore will be made larger and more colorful.  Lesley will contact Media Services again to get changes made.  Alice will check with Diane Fuchs about sending out a reminder email to all staff to check out the minutes and register for the free Barnes and Noble gift cards giveaway.

Committee to Revise By-Laws Report – Tabled until the next meeting.

New Employee Reception – Leslie Turner
Leslie presented the brochure which the committee has been creating for comments.  A few changes will be made and the brochure will be produced on a nice grade of paper.  Leslie will purchase the paper.  The date of the first reception will be January 20 for those hired between July 1 and December 31, 2008.  The second reception will be held on July 21 for those hired between January 1 and June 30, 2009.   The SC agreed to bring finger foods and include an RSVP in the invitation to give us an idea of the number attending.  Ethel will check for a room in the University Center for the reception.

Budget Committee
Tabled until the next meeting.

Candy-making Class
Tabled until the next meeting.


Holiday Goodie Bags – Alice Watson
Alice asked the SC members their opinion of giving a holiday gift to all CL, SM and TE staff members.  Since we have limited our outreach giving to staff members only, this would seem to be a good opportunity to reach out.  It was moved and seconded (Leslie Turner/Lesley Deal) to give a holiday gift to each CL, SM and TE staff member.  The motion passed unanimously. 

December 16th  Meeting – Alice Watson
After discussion, it was the consensus of the Staff Council that we have an annotated business meeting and put together the holiday gifts for staff during the December meeting.  Those who wish may bring finger food treats to share.  The officers will provide table service and drinks.

Budget Cut Concerns – Leslie Turner
With positions possibly being cut and/or not filled when a vacancy occurs, should the SC offer assistance of any kind to those affected?  It was the consensus of the SC that the Personal Affairs Standing Committee needs to be manned and to become an advocate for these persons if asked to do so.  Alice will email all SC members to ask if they would like to be a member of this important committee, the Nominating Standing Committee and the Election Standing Committee.   Alice will include a description of the duties of each committee with her email. Committee members will be appointed at the next meeting. 

Announcements – Ethel King
Ethel brought two beautiful sample holiday gift baskets which can be purchased to benefit a Kenya /South Africa charity organization.  Basket prices range from $25 to $60.  Contact Ethel for more information.

With no further business or announcements, the meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lesley Deal

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August 19, 2014
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September 16, 2014
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

October 21, 2014
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

November 18, 2014
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

December 16, 2014
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

January 20, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

February 17, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

March 17, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

April 21, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

May 19, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

June 16, 2015
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am

July 21, 2015
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