Monthly Meeting - 06/17/2008


6/17/08 - 10:00 A.M. - LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM #230

Attending: Mary Ann Braden, Lesley Deal, Kim Draughn, Cari Edwards, Diane Fuchs, Regina McCarty, Connie Schnieders, Loretta Seals, Leslie Turner, Alice Watson, Kim Wells, Mary Ann Wild

Excused Absence: Angie Clark, Charlotte Dubois, Angela Farnsley, Linda Haskins, Diana Holman, Ethel King, Stephen Miller, Lisa Stark, Cynthia Stevenson, Debra Voyles

Unexcused Absence: None

President Diane Fuchs welcomed everyone to the meeting. Treasurer Mary Ann Wild presented the treasurer's report. A motion was made and seconded (Loretta Seals/Diane Fuchs) to accept the Treasurer’s report. See detail below.


Treasurer's Report


Period Ending: 4/30/08


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Birthday Bags - Trudy Walter

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Charitable Donation Policy Committee - Leslie Turner

The committee met and discussed the matter in length. Leslie Turner noted that all charities we have supported are worthy and that the committee’s decision was a difficult one. Copies of the proposed policy were distributed to the Council. Discussion followed. Revisions will be incorporated and the document will be emailed to the Staff Council to read and consider. A vote on the proposal will be called for at the next meeting.


Gift Certificate Give-Away - Leslie Turner

Leslie contacted the Barnes and Noble bookstore to request donation of 12 $5.00 gift certificates to be used each month as an incentive (give-away) for staff to check out the Staff Council website and minutes. Leslie was told that an official request must be submitted in writing and she has done so. The matter was tabled awaiting a reply from the Barnes and Noble bookstore.

Story Board for Staff Council - Regina McCarty

Regina distributed two versions of the Story Board for consideration. A few changes were suggested. An updated version will be presented at the next meeting.

Honoraria - Diane Fuchs

A committee was appointed to select recipients for the tuition and book honoraria for the Fall semester. Kim Wells, Regina McCarty, and Mary Ann Braden volunteered for the committee. They will meet and report on their progress at the next meeting.

Ice Cream Social - Diane Fuchs

The date for the Staff Council Ice Cream Social is August 18th between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Diane contacted Vickie Hartman to secure the breezeway for the event and ordering of the treats. A committee will be selected at the next Staff Council meeting. Workers for this event are needed.

Silent Auction - Diane Fuchs

After discussion, the date of the Staff Council Silent Auction is October 21st, 2008. A committee will be selected at the next Staff Council meeting. If you are one of those creative people, please think about joining the committee. We need everyone’s help to make the auction a success. Conference Room UC127 has been secured for this event. The room has also been booked (late afternoon) on October 20, 2008 for set-up. Timing for this event will be from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please start shopping at your local garage sales for baskets to be utilized for the event. Baskets that need a little TLC can be spray painted to look like brand new.

Discount Parking Pass - Mary Ann Wild

Mary Ann Wild noted that she had been contacted by a staff member asking if we investigate the idea of assessing parking fees according to salaries. Employees under a certain salary cap would be charged less. After discussion, a motion was made and seconded (Alice Watson, Mary Ann Wild) to draft a proposal asking Human Resources to investigate this possibility. The motion passed unanimously. The committee chosen to draft this proposal is Leslie Turner, Alice Watson and Kim Wells.

Cell Phone Usage - Leslie Turner

Leslie Turner noted that she had become aware of the practice that some members of the service maintenance staff are required to use their personally owned cell phones and minutes to communicate with each other and their supervisors in the performance of their jobs. More information is needed before any action can be taken.

Staff Council Election Committee - Diane Fuchs

Staff Council elections are upcoming in August. Connie Schnieders and Regina McCarty volunteered for the committee. At least one additional member is needed for this committee. The election needs to be completed before the September 2008 meeting.

Meeting Time Change

After discussion, the consensus of the SC is to change the time of the monthly meetings to Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.


  1. Connie Schnieders reported that the first meeting of the parking violation Appeals Committee will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  2. Diane Fuchs reported that 4 of the 5 student housing lodges are now filled and also noted that new billboards on I-65 north and near the University of Louisville are now prominently displayed.

With no further business or announcements, the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lesley Deal

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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
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am