Monthly Meeting - 09/22/2009

September 22, 2009 - 10:30 A.M. – LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM 230

Attending:  Steven Clark, Lesley Deal, Donna Harvey, Connie Hodge, Carol Kennedy, Ethel King, Regina McCarty, Angie Moon, Connie Schnieders, Loretta Seals, Alice Watson, and Mary Ann Wild.

Excused Absences:  Basil Mumaw, Michael McNeal and Kim Wells.

Chairman Alice Watson began the meeting by welcoming all those attending.  She read a fun IUS-fact quiz which gave some surprisingly good statistics.  Mary Ann Wild presented the treasurer’s report.  See detail below:

Treasurer=s Report

Period Ending: 6/30/09

Regular Checking Account
Beginning Balance:
Check #483 – Trudy Walter – Greeting Cards
Check #485 – Karen Brady – fall honorarium
Check #486 – IU – Ice Cream Social
Ending Balance

$ 1,481.51

Regular Savings Account
Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $.33
Ending Balance


Beginning Balance:
Dividend:  $1.82
Ending Balance:


Grand Total



Nominating Committee
No report was available due to Basil Mumaw’s absence.


Alice Watson read a very nice note from Leslie Turner to thank us for the tuition honorarium.


Silent Auction –Alice Watson
Michael McNeal, Co-chair of the Silent Auction was unable to attend the meeting.  Alice Watson reiterated that we needed to collect items as soon as possible due to the auction date being near.  Regina McCarty and Alice Watson volunteered to store donated items.  Regina also volunteered to keep a list of donated items.  PLEASE LET REGINA MC CARTY KNOW WHAT ITEMS HAVE BEEN DONATED.  Alice volunteered to contact the Barnes and Noble College Bookstore to ask if we can advertise in one of their windows the week before the auction.  Alice will get in touch with Michael regarding bid sheets, flyers, and a work sign-up sheet for the auction.  Hot cider, coffee and water will be ordered from Conference and Catering and all Staff Council members are asked to bring a treat (cookies, muffins, candies, breads, or nuts, etc.) to serve the day of the auction.  All SC members are also asked to bring baskets, tins, and basket stuffers (small items to add as fillers in baskets).  Set up for the auction will be October 19th after work.  Any questions, call Michael McNeal, Angie Moon, Alice Watson, Loretta Seals, or Lesley Deal.  When we all work together, it’s amazing what we can accomplish!

IUS Fall Festival – Donna Harvey
Donna reported that the tethered balloon was not an option for this year due to an insurance issue.  Donna consulted Mike Kersteins regarding other opportunities, but he felt that our group (made up of employees of the university) was not an appropriate group to receive funds raised in this manner where the booth is funded by the university.  We can, however, have a table with information about Staff Council and a story board if we choose.  A suggestion was made to come up with a booth idea funded by Staff Council for next year and we would receive 100% of the profits from such a booth.  Donna volunteered to pursue the idea for next year.

The fall tuition honorarium was awarded to Leslie Turner, and the fall book honorarium was awarded to Karen Brady.  Congratulations!

BNCB Gift Certificate – Lesley Deal
Kim Wells was unable to attend but sent information that BNCB donated 6 $5.00 gift certificates.  A thank you letter will be sent in recognition of the donation to BNCB.


Outlook Meeting Request – Steven Clark
Steven suggested that we use Outlook to remind SC members of the coming meetings.  The consensus of the SC was to try this as a reminder.  The regular reminder will still need to be sent with the attached agenda 5 days before the meeting (per the By-laws).

Budget Committee – Alice Watson
Alice asked for volunteers for the Budget Committee.  The 2010 budget must be finished to present in and vote on in the November 2009 meeting according to the by-laws.  Donna Harvey(CL), Connie Schnieders (CL), Loretta Seals(SM), Steven Clark(TE), and Treasurer Mary Ann Wild volunteered for the Budget Committee.

Executive Council Report – Alice Watson
Alice reported that the campus smoking policy will be enforced beginning November 1 by the Campus Police.  Further information will be forthcoming.

Ethel King announced that she will be retiring in November.  We will greatly miss Ethel and her contributions to Staff Council.  We wish her the very best.  Her seat on Staff Council will be filled after her retirement by the CL person who received the next highest vote count in the last election.  Staff Council will elect a person to fill Ethel’s position as Vice-President after her retirement and her seat has been filled on Staff Council.

With no further business or announcements, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lesley Deal, Secretary

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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
  University Center North 126 - 10:30 am