East Tennessee State University

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ETSU Retirees Association
Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Board members present:  Rosemary Barson, Janet Fisher, Bill Fisher, Ethel Garrity, Styron Harris, Ken Herd, Betty Jane Hylton, Ted Hughes, Dan Johnson, Ches Sharp, Brunhilde Tober-Meyer. 

Staff from the Office of Human Resources:  Crystal Gilland. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. by Janet Fisher.


The minutes of the April 2007 meeting were presented by Ches Sharp and were approved by the Board. 

Committee Reports: 

Executive Committee: Janet Fisher, chair. 

Janet gave the members of the Board a copy of a letter from Dr. Stanton thanking the Association for the $2,000.00 gift to the Dr. Mack P. Davis ETSU Scholarship Endowment. 

Crystal reported on the data she had collected on what it would cost to get a wireless microphone for the Association for use at its annual picnic and at the Eat and Chats at Golden Corral.  Dr. Tony R. Warner, Asst. Vice President for University Center, found that the cost would be $1,713.90.  The Board decided that it did not want to pursue the matter further.  Dan said he would check with the manager of Golden Corral to see if he could adjust the speaker close to the meeting room of Eat and Chat.


Membership Committee:  Ethel Garrity, chair. 

Ethel announced that our membership is at 349, an increase of five members since our last meeting. 


Finance Committee:  Bill Miller, chair. Below are the financial figures as of April, 2007. 

            Operating Fund Account                                      $1,985.37

            Life Membership Account                                    $13,915.00

            Scholarship Endowment Investment Account        $105,794.74

            Endowment Interest Income Account                   $4,147.00

            TOTAL ASSETS                                                $125,842.11


Program Committee: Ted Hughes, chair.           

            Ted reviewed the arrangements for the picnic. 

            Friday, November 2, 2007 was announced as the date of the annual meeting. 

Dan asked if the fossil site at Gray lent itself to the format of our Eat and Chat. The Board wanted to keep the program.  Ted suggested that we have our lunch at the Golden Corral with a speaker from the site.  Those who wanted to go to the site could drive out after lunch.


Communications Committee: Styron Harris, chair. 

            Styron announced that his committee would notify the membership of the picnic.


Liaison Committee: Bill Fisher, chair. 

Bill announced that the Social Security COLA was received in January 2007 and was 3.3%.  The TCRS COLA will be received on July 2007 and will be 2.5%.  The 2.5% figure was based on the consumer price index less food and energy.


Janet adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, 

R. Chesla Sharp


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Mailing Address:  Office of Human Resources
ETSU Box 70564
Johnson City, TN  37614-1707
Telephone:  423-439-4457
Fax:  423-439-8354
TDD:  423-439-4710

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. E.S.T. Monday - Friday
Office Location:  Rooms 307 and 311, Dossett Hall


Updated on 08/02/07