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ETSU Retirees Association

Board Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2002

Board Members present: Jay Allen, Jean Copeland, Bill Fisher, Barbara Humphrys, Harold Johnson, Betty Moore, Harry Powell, Dorman Stout, Betty Tester, and Charles Votaw. Others present: Edith Keys and Donna Williams.

Dr. Dorman Stout, President, called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m.

The minutes of the February 26, 2002 meeting were approved as distributed. President Stout called for committee reports.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Dr. Dorman Stout, Chair

Dr. Stout distributed a list of Prescription Medications provided by ETSURA Board Members and the prices provided by Mooney Pharmacy. He stated that Mooney Pharmacy would need a list of those who planned to participate on the drug discount program and that each participant would need a valid ETSU I.D. card.  He also stated the June newsletter would carry a more detailed description of the proposed drug program.

Dr. Stout discussed the possibility of establishing a Service Committee as one of the board's standing committees. He envisioned the committee as being responsible for developing a list of services to be provided, recruit and assign individuals to certain tasks, and to coordinate the arrangements. The board was whole-heartily in agreement.

Dr. Stout asked the question as to whether the board felt it necessary for the executive committee to meet on a monthly basis. After some discussion a motion was made by Jay Allen and seconded by Betty Tester to continue with monthly meetings. Motion passed.

Dr. Stout reported that he was preparing for a taped interview with Fred Sauceman and wanted input from the board as to the points he should emphasize. Some of the things mentioned as being important were annual and/or life membership, fellowship, free parking, I.D. Cards and other perks offered all retirees by the university.

The president presented for approval a Proclamation prepared for Diana D. McClay, who was noticeably absent from the board meeting, which was both humorous and serious. The approval was unanimous.

It was also noted that a poor response was received from the Activity Survey sheet that was included in the March Newsletter.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Dr. Barbara Humphrys, Chair

Dr. Humphrys distributed a list of 254 paid members for 2002. She emphasized that a follow-up of unpaid members was being considered and that the June newsletter would encourage all retirees to join the association.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Tester, Chair

Ms. Tester distributed the Financial Report which shows an Operating Fund of $2,514.34; Life Membership Account of $10,175; Scholarship Endowment Account of $54,353.22; and Endowment Interest Income Account of $911.22 for total assets of $67,952.78.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Moore, Chair

Ms. Moore reported that 40 plus attended the Eat and Chat gathering at Shoney's on March 21 and that most of the group toured the new Center for Physical Activity. All comments were very favorable about this impressive facility.

She also reported that the picnic at Rotary Park was planned for June 13, 2002 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Roger Bailey and Lannie Botkin will provide the entertainment and Dr. Wayne Andrews will discuss the BucSports Center.

A second Eat and Chat gathering is being planned for September 19, 2002 at Shoney's and the annual Luncheon is scheduled for the Culp Center on October 18, 2002 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Jim Sledge, photographer, will prepare a picture board and a slide show presentation. Dr. Stanton will provide an overview of the university.


Dr. Powell reported that his committee is prepared to communicate the planned activities to the membership. He expressed condolence in the death of Mr. Charles Taylor who was a member of his committee.

LIAISON COMMITTEE: Dr. Bill Fisher, Chair

Dr. Fisher distributed two handouts. One on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and a second handout entitled Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) as it relates to Medicare.

Dr. Fisher pointed out that most members of the Wellness Committee have been appointed; however, if the retirees wanted to be represented on the committee they should send a nominee to Dr. Wayne Andrews. It was suggested that a retired faculty from the College of Health would be ideal.


Dr. Barbara Humphrys and Harold Johnson were asked to serve as greeters for the picnic on June 13, 2002.

The next board meeting will be the last Tuesday in April.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Harold K. Johnson, Secretary


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