GCSU Staff Council Minutes February 24, 2009

Staff Council

These minutes submitted by: Joe Windish on 3/16/09 at 4:40 PM.
Next meeting: March 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Bobcat Dining Room

Staff Council
February 24, 2009 Minutes

Attendance: Clyde Boone, Jr., Toi Franks, Liz Havey, Karen Higgs (chair), Erin Lineberger, Jen Maraziti, Stacey Milner, Gina Peavy, Judith Sanders, Monica Starley, Lori Strawder, Patti Weimer, Erin Weston, Joe Windish

Regrets: Mandy Peacock, Lori Watson

Guests: Greg Brown, Bevan Burgamy, Tammie Burke, Jennifer Harris, Jack Hill, Patti Veal, Tiffany Wells

1. Karen Higgs called the meeting to order at 3:05 and introduced guests.

2. Camille Daniel-Tyson, GCEC Principal • Thanked the delegates for the selection of GCEC as Staff Council•s •Holiday Family.• She expressed the importance of the gesture of inclusion and acceptance of the GCEC students as part of the GCUS family. Presented a Fat Tuesday cake.

3. Minutes • Motion to approve: Judith Sanders, second Monica Starley. Motion passed unanimously.

4. Treasurer•s Report • Toi Franks reported the balances: Foundation balance is $2,511; Staff Council account balance is $6,278.

5. Committee Reports

a.) Nominations & Elections • We•ve had three resignations due to personal and work obligations. Ed Tollison and Cindy Potts effective immediately. Lori Watson will complete this year•s term. We also need to elect a second person from the President•s area.

The elections will be held on the following schedule:
-- Call for nominations will go out immediately
-- Nominations are due by March 3 and must be confirmed by March 4
-- Voting will be held March 5 & 6
-- Officer nominations are due by March 17 @ 5pm.
-- Officers will be voted on via delegate ballot on March 19.

b.) Communication • Joe Asked for volunteers to help develop content for the website and to sign-up for •Fridays at the Fountain.•

c.) Campus Connections • tabled

d.) Bylaws • tabled

e.) State Staff Council • The committee is meeting with various officials to consider whether or not it is financially feasible to have a conference when statewide budget and travel restrictions are in place. One option is to postpone the conference until the following year. A decision is expected by next meeting.

6. Report from the Chair

a) Staff Excellence Award • A goal this year was to rethink and open up the award in order to recognize more staff. Various ideas were discussed. The decision was to move a number of existing events -- the Ice Cream Social, Faculty/Staff Picnic and the Excellence Award -- together to create a Staff Appreciation Week.

A committee made up of the following delegates was assigned to move forward:

Clyde Boone Jr.
Liz Havey
Erin Lineberger
Gina Peavy
Lori Strawder
Erin Weston

b) Rachel Sullivan has asked for Staff Council volunteers to work the registration tables and lunch at the Spring Health Fair on March 12.

6. Announcements:

a) Karen Higgs announced that Kyle Cullers is looking into making discounted bulk meal plans payable through payroll check deductions.

b) Erin Lineberger announced that part-time and temporary faculty and staff and graduate assistants can now be listed in the online directory. Everyone is asked to please check the appropriate box and note in the comments the date when the entry is to be removed.

c) Joe Windish announced The Diversity Conversation Project, which is going on through the month of February. Many of our delegates have already signed up to be part of it.

7. Old Business • none.

8. New Business • none.

9. Motion to Adjourn at 4:05.

Next Meeting • The next regular meeting of Staff Council will be held on March 12, 2009, at 3:00 pm, in the Bobcat Dining Room. All regular meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3.


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