Board Members present: Jay L. Allen, Joan C. Dressel, Bill Fisher, Barbara R. Humphrys, Harold K. Johnson, Bill Miller, Betty Moore, Dorman Stout, Betty Tester, and Keith Turkett. Newly elected board members present: Martha Bradley, George L. Granger, and Willene Paxton. Others present: Edith Keys, Jeff Anderson, Diana McClay and Bill Coleman.
Dr. Stout called the
meeting to order at
Dr. Stout recognized Associate Vice President Jeff Anderson who expressed appreciation to the Retirees Association for all the support the retirees give the university in so many ways and most recently in assisting with the sale of Dr. Diane Nelson's "Fish Calendars," with the proceeds going to the Honors Program.
Dr. Stout welcomed Dr.
Martha Bradley, Dr. George L. Granger and Dr. Willene Paxton as new board
members elected at the annual meeting on October
Dr. Stout recognized Dr.
Pat Eachus, Regional Health Officer for the seven county Northeast Tennessee
Region. Dr. Eachus explained that the Tennessee Department of Health is
developing plans to vaccinate the entire population of the state against
smallpox, in a ten day period, should this become necessary as a result of a
bio-terrorist attack. Dr. Eachus pointed out that there would be two
vaccination clinics for Washington County with the sites being the mini-dome on
the ETSU campus and David Crockett High School. There would be a need for
The board was very receptive to Dr. Eachus' request and pledged their support for the program.
The next presentation was by Associate Professor Linda J. Kerley, President of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Kerley explained the Proposal for Needs Assistance Program for Retired Faculty. The program proposes to identify needs and provide volunteer assistance in the areas of visitation, holiday remembrances, purchase of small items such as toiletries and making known larger needs of the individual to a Faculty Senate committee. She solicited ideas and thoughts in regard to the proposal. The board felt this was a needed program and encouraged its development.
Dr. Stout recognized Dr. Tom Coates and Joyce Duncan relative to the program "RESPONSE-ETSU". This is a University wide initiative created with the goal of providing an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to come together in a cadre for the purpose of being prepared to respond to emergencies and disaster in the surrounding region. The board was very interested and gave their support to the program.
The minutes of the
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Dr. Dorman Stout, Chair
Dr. Stout presented the following list of nominees for officers for
President: Ms. Betty Moore
President-Elect: Ms. Joan Dressel
Secretary Dr. Charles Votaw
Treasurer Mrs. Betty Tester
The board approved the slate of officers by acclamation.
Dr. Stout announced an open house tour for the entire membership on Thursday,
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Dr. Barbara Humphrys, Chair
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Mrs. Betty Tester, Chair
Mrs. Tester distributed the Financial Report which showed an Operating Fund of $
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Moore, Chair
Ms. Moore reported on the Annual Meeting and
Luncheon held October
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE: Dr. Harry Powell, Chair
LIAISON COMMITTEE: Dr. Bill Fisher, Chair
Dr. Fisher shared three handouts which he noted that State Revenues came in $
SERVICE COMMITTEE: Dr. A. Keith Turkett, Chair
Dr. Turkett reported his committee had tried to meet the requests he has received. Dr. Turkett solicited suggestions on how to recruit volunteers from a very busy membership.
The next board meeting will
be Tuesday, January
There being no further
business the meeting adjourned at
Harold K. Johnson, Secretary
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