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ETSU Retirees Association

Board Meeting Minutes

September 24, 2002

Board Members present: Jay L. Allen, Jean S. Copeland, Joan C. Dressel, Bill Fisher, Harold K. Johnson, Bill Miller, Harry Powell, Dorman Stout, Betty Tester, and Charles Votaw.  Other presents:  Jeff Anderson and Donna Williams.

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

The minutes of the August 27, 2002 meeting were approved as distributed by a motion by Dr. Jay L. Allen and a second Ms. Betty Tester.

Dr. Stout had been notified that Ms. Betty Moore and Dr. Keith Turkett were both out-of-town. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Dr. Dorman Stout, Chair

No report.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Dr. Barbara Humphrys, Chair

No report. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Tester, Chair

Ms. Tester distributed the Financial Report which showed an Operating Fund of $2,789.01; Life Membership Account of $10,700; Scholarship Endowment Investment Account of $53,943.61; and Endowment Interest Income Account of $1,837.09.

Mr. Bill Miller raised the possibility of transferring a portion of the Operating Fund Account to the Scholarship Endowment Investment Account.  After a brief discussion, the board thought it would be appropriate for this item to be studied and that action not be taken until the new officers for 2003 are elected.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Moore, Chair

Ms. Moore had communicated with Dr. Stout concerning the Annual Meeting scheduled for October 18, 2002.  The menu will include a hot potato bar with a variety of toppings, salad, desert, and coffee or tea.  Assistance will be available if needed. 

Dr. Paul Stanton, President, and Dr. Richard Wallace of the College of Medicine will present the program.  It was noted the buffet line will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Dr. Stout also reported that approximately 60 individuals were present for the “Eat and Chat” on September 19, 2002.


Dr. Powell reported his committee was prepared to notify all retirees of the Annual Meeting scheduled for October 18, 2002.

LIAISON COMMITTEE: Dr. Bill Fisher, Chair

Dr. Fisher shared a handout of information he had gathered from the Washington County Election Commission Office.  The information showed there were 40 voting precincts and a population of 84,361 individuals over 18 years of age.  Only 68.19 percent of the eligible population are registered voters. 

            SERVICE COMMITTEE:  Dr. A. Keith Turkett, Chair

Absent.  No report.


Dr. Stout recognized Dr. Jay Allen, Chairman of the Nominating Committee who presented the following list of nominees. 

Martha Bradley
Gail Burleson
Pauline O. Cross
William J. Fisher
Ethel Garrity
George L. Granger
J. Kenneth Herd
Arthur E. Hougland
J. Willene Paxton
Martha M. Sams

Dr. Allen asked for permission to add an eleventh nominee if the person contacted responded favorably to having their name presented for consideration.  The board agreed to this arrangement.

Dr. Stout asked Harold Johnson and Ms. Betty Tester to be responsible for counting the ballots.

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.  The next board meeting will be November 26, 2002.

Respectfully submitted,


Harold K. Johnson, Secretary


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