Monthly Meeting - 08/19/2008

8/19/08 - 11:00 A.M. - LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM #230

Attending: Mary Ann Braden, Lesley Deal, Angela Farnsley, Diane Fuchs, Linda Haskins, Regina McCarty, Connie Schnieders, Loretta Seals, Lisa Stark, Leslie Turner, Alice Watson, Kim Wells, Mary Ann Wild

Excused Absence: Angie Clark, Charlotte Dubois, Carrie Edwards, Diana Holman, Ethel King, Stephen Miller, Cynthia Stevenson, Leslie Turner, Debra Voyles

Unexcused Absence:  None

President Diane Fuchs welcomed everyone to the meeting.  See the detail of the treasurer’s report below.


Treasurer's Report


Period Ending: 7/31/08

Regular Checking Account
Beginning Balance:
Ending Balance:


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


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


Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $2.35
Ending Balance:





Charitable Donation Policy Committee - Leslie Turner
The language of the document is the same with the policy issues moved to the top section. Leslie Turner suggested that the first three paragraphs be placed on our web site. A motion was made and seconded (Mary Ann Braden, Lisa Stark) to accept the policy as proposed. The motion passed unanimously.

Honorauium Committee – Kim Wells
Kim Wells/Diane Fuchs reported that one person applied for the fall honorarium. Sarah Ruff was awarded the $150 honorarium for the fall semester. In a related matter, the committee feels that the criteria regarding financial aid is too restrictive. The consensus of the Staff Council was that the financial aid criteria be dropped. A motion was made and seconded (Kim Wells/Leslie Turner) to strike the financial aid requirement from the honorarium criteria. The motion passed unanimously. The committee will strike the financial aid criteria and present the new criteria statement in written form for the record, at the September meeting.


Gift Certificate Give-Away -Leslie Turner
The Barnes and Noble Bookstore will donate twelve $5.00 gift certificates to be used in the give-away. An Email will be sent to all CL/TE and SM staff as a reminder when the minutes are posted. Diane will check with Steven Clark regarding the give-away.

Story Board for Staff Council - Regina McCarty
Regina McCarty’s presented a proof copy of the story board to the SC members for comment. The consensus of the SC was favorable. The storyboard will be reproduced when some items affecting it, yet to be decided, are finalized.

Silent Auction – Diane Fuchs
Alice Watson offered two suggestions for the silent auction theme. The first was “Treats, Tinsel and Trimmings” and the second was “Goodies, Gifts and Glitter.” Alice also noted that it would be inexpensive and easy to decorate if we adopted the “Goodies…” theme. After discussion, a motion was made and seconded (Mary Ann Wild/Mary Ann Braden) to adopt “Goodies, Gifts, and Glitter” as the theme for this year’s silent auction. The Multipurpose Room UC127 is reserved for the event on October 21 and set up on October 20. Staff Council representatives who are in offices where emailing to faculty and/or PA staff is permitted are urged to send a “Save the Date” message encouraging faculty/PA staff to attend and to note that donations are also appreciated.

Discount Parking Pass – Diane Fuchs
Diane reported that Ann Lee responded to our inquiry regarding a reduced parking fee for persons under a certain salary. Ms. Lee responded that she had checked with Steve Taksar and that he had explained that due to 5-year and 10-year financial projections based on the current parking permit cost affecting bond issues, rates could not be lowered.

Staff Council Election Committee – Regina McCarty
Four respondents nominated six persons for the 3 SM representative positions available this year. Those nominated are Angie Moon, Ricky Moon, Roger Morris, Connie Schnieders, Loretta Seals, and Larry Wright. Regina will contact the nominees to ascertain if they would like to be considered for the positions. An election ballot will be sent to all SM employees after this has been completed and the voting will be tabulated. Newly-elected SC members will be notified that they have been chosen as SC representatives and should attend the September meeting.

New Employees – Diane Fuchs
The reception, originally planned for September for new employees hired during 2008, will be delayed until the president for 2008-09 is elected and takes office.


Birthday Bags
Trudy Walter has notified Staff Council that she would like to be relieved of the task of preparing and delivering birthday bags. The question was raised as to whether we would like to continue the practice. The consensus of the SC was that we will continue giving the bags and that the SC representatives will help to assemble and distribute bags until a person is recruited to do the task. Leslie Turner will get a list of birthdays from Human Resources, get the supplies from Trudy, and bring them to the September meeting for assembly and distribution by SC members.


  1. The Chancellor’s Retreat is September 5 and Executive Council is September 15.
  2. The Ice Cream Social was well received and many good comments from faculty and staff were reported by several SC representatives.
  3. Election of officers will be held in the September meeting. Please consider holding an office before the meeting.

With no further business or announcements, the meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon.

Respectfully submitted,
Lesley Deal

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