Board members present: Jay Allen, Joan Dressel, Bill Fisher, George Granger, Barbara Humphrys, Harold Johnson, Edith Keys, Bill Miller, Betty Moore, Willene Paxton, Dorman Stout, and Betty Tester. Others present: Diana McClay.
The meeting was called to
order by Chairperson Betty Moore at
The minutes were approved as distributed by unanimous acclamation.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Ms. Betty Moore, Chair
A. Faculty Senate Retiree Outreach Committee - Mary Stribling's name was given to Community Services Chair George Granger for consideration by the Senate committee.
The letter written by Dorman Stout concerning ETSURA's support for state
tax reform was discussed. An additional sentence was added to make a stronger
statement to the effect that: "We strongly urge your administration to support a
state tax reform that could include a state income tax." A motion was made by
Jay Allen, with second by Joan Dressel, to accept the letter as amended for a
vote at the picnic. The letter will be included in the June newsletter as a
draft, and will be voted on at the June
It was further suggested that the Board should invite area legislators to an ETSURA Board meeting later in the year. A date will be suggested at the next meeting.
Since business will be conducted at the June
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Jay Allen, Chair
Membership lists showing
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Mrs. Betty Tester, Chair
Mrs. Tester distributed the treasurer's report, which indicated:
Operating fund......................................... $
Life Membership Account...................... $
Scholarship Endowment Account........... $
Endowment Interest Account................... $
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Ms. Joan Dressel, Chair
Everything concerning the picnic is moving along. The Jonesborough Novelty Band will perform, with the fee going to the Habitat for Humanity. Three local legislators have been invited, but not added to the program. Board members volunteered to help with food, cleaning, greeting, etc. Dr. Paxton will again read a list of those who have passed away during the past year and ask for a moment of silence in their honor.
TALES OF THE UNIVERSITY: Dr. Willene Paxton, Chair
Several university secretaries are meeting at Willene's house to record some stories. The full committee will meet again sometime in early June.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Dr. Barbara Humphrys, Chair
The callers will call everyone to remind them about the picnic.
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE: Dr. George Granger, Chair
Sheets will be distributed at the picnic for names to send to the Faculty Senate Outreach Program. He will make some comments about our community services involvement at the picnic.
LIAISON COMMITTEE: Dr. William Fisher, Chair
Dr. Fisher distributed two handouts for discussion:
a. the voting statistics of the Johnson City election; and
b. retirement incentives being offered by the University of Tennessee.
The recent financial cuts within the University were discussed. It was suggested that Ms. Moore call Dr. Stanton on behalf of the ETSURA Board and indicate our support of his decision on football.
There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at
Harold Johnson, Acting Secretary
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