Board Members present: Jay Allen, Martha Bradley, Joan C. Dressel, Bill Fisher, George Granger, Harold K. Johnson, Betty Moore, Willene Paxton, Dorman Stout, and Betty Tester. Others present: Edith Keys, Diana McClay, and Jeff Anderson.
Ms. Betty Moore called the
meeting to order at
The minutes of November
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Moore, Chair
Ms. Moore suggested four priorities she would like for the association to consider, those being:
1. Continue with the Tales of the University under the leadership of Dr. Willene Paxton.
Membership goal of
3. Strengthen our community service activities.
4. Creative ways to increase the scholarship fund.
Ms. Moore also encouraged others to suggest additional goals or priorities.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Dr. Martha Bradley, Chair
Dr. Bradley reported she would have her committee organized before the next meeting.
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Tester, Chair
Ms. Tester distributed the financial report for the months of December
Life Membership Account ........................
Scholarship Endowment Account ............. $
Endowment Interest Account
Ms. Tester reported the association provides five $
A discussion followed as to how we could increase the Endowment Interest Account in order to continue with the five scholarships. Several suggestions were presented; however, before any final decisions are made Jeff Anderson and Betty Tester are to investigate the legal aspects. They are to report their findings at the February meeting.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ms. Joan Dressel, Chair
Ms. Dressel presented the following dates for out social activities:
Annual Picnic ------------------- June
Annual Banquet ----------------- October
"Eat and Chat” ------------------ February
"Eat and Chat”------------------ April
"Eat and Chat” ------------------ September
It was decided the “Eat and Chat” gatherings would continue to be held at Shoney's Restaurant.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Dr. Barbara Humphrys, Chair
Dr. Humphrys was absent, however, she had communicated with the president reporting that most of the telephone callers from last year had been contacted and they were willing to continue serving and that a few new callers would be added.
SERVICE COMMITTEE: Dr. George Granger, Chair
Dr. Granger reported that fifty individuals had responded positively to the survey relative to assisting with Smallpox Clinics if a bio-terrorist attack occurred. He also stated he felt sure many more would be available if needed. Dr. Granger will copy the survey sheets and make them available to Dr. Eachus, Regional Health Officer.
Dr. Granger said he was on the agenda for the Dean's Council for the purpose of letting them know the Retirees Association is available for whatever endeavors the association may be needed.
The board reviewed the Retired Faculty Senate list for the purpose of identifying individuals who might benefit from a Needs Assistance program. It was also noted that retired staff members might also benefit from such a program. The results of the review will be forwarded to Prof. Linda J. Kerley, President of the Faculty Senate
LIAISON COMMITTEE: Dr. Bill Fisher, Chair
Dr. Fisher distributed a wealth of material. The first handout showed how
candidates in the November
These handouts will be available in Diana McClay's office for further review.
Ms. Moore presented a proposed addition to the ETSURA Bylaws prepared by Dr.
Barbara Humphrys and Ms. Jean Copeland. The proposed addition to Article III,
If desired, these board members may appoint an additional board member from the active ETSURA membership to serve as special legislative liaison with the state and local governing organizations in matters especially related to retired faculty and staff.
This proposal will be brought to the "Eat and Chat" gathering on February
Dr. Willene Paxton reported her committee, Tales of the University, had the material together for the April addition of the ETSU ACCENT. She also noted that Anita Crawford, Dr. Jerry Hilliard, and Joan Dressel had been added to her committee.
The president reported a good turn-out for the BucSports Center open house and letters of appreciation were mailed to Jerry Robertson and Athletic Director, Todd Stansbury.
The next board meeting will
be Tuesday, February
There being no further
business the meeting adjourned at
Harold K. Johnson, Secretary
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