GCSU Staff Council Minutes Thursday, May 20, 2010


Mandy Peacock

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Date meeting was held: 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 3:00pm
Next Meeting Date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:00pm
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Chappell Hall 113


Thursday, May 20, 2010

In attendance: Bevan Burgamy, Tammie Burke, Toi Franks, Kim Gore, Jennifer Graham, Liz Havey, Jen Maraziti, Susy Michael, Lori Strawder, Mandy Peacock, Erin Westin, Joe Windish
Guests: Tony Brown
1. The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. in Chappell Hall 113.
2. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved unanimously.
3. Treasurer Report:
Toi Franks reported that there is currently a balance of $655 in the State Account and $746 in the Foundation Account. Any outstanding bills need to be submitted. Suggestions of ways to utilize the funds in the state account were discussed. A unanimous decision was made to purchase Staff Council tee shirts.
4. Committee Reports:
Communications – No report
Staff Development - No report
Bylaws/Election – A motion was accepted to accept the changes to Bylaws. The changes include:
• stating that the chairperson will now be ex-officio member of all committees including Bylaws & Elections committee
• scheduling the nomination for officers of Staff Council to be accepted in February rather than January
• Elections will now be held in March, before the University Senate Meeting rather than in February
Special Projects – Joe Windish discussed the History Section on the website. He has asked everyone to look at this section and give ideas. Tammy suggested that we might add a link to the Staff Council page from the GCSU homepage. She will talk with Barbara Monnett about the possibility of adding this.
5. Report from Chairperson:
Joe Windish stated that all the workshops as well as Staff Appreciation was well received. One issue was Movie Night. When staff arrived at the movies the cost was more than what was agreed upon for that night. This will be looked into by the committee. Another issue that was discussed was catering during Staff Appreciation breakfast. Jennifer Graham is writing a letter to Cortnie Turnberger addressing these issues. Workshops were another area of topic. Some staff felt the name of the workshops were misleading. “Do More With Less” to them meant from an individual standpoint, not professional.
6. Old Buisness: None
7. New Business:
Liz brought up the Annual Staff Council retreat in July. Jen and Liz will work on this together and will be sending out an email to ask for help from other Staff Council members.
Joe has asked that all committee leaders write a brief outline of what his/her committee did this year. These need to be done ASAP so they will be ready to discuss at the next Staff Council meeting.
8. The next Staff Council meeting will be held on June 17th. Meeting was adjourned at 3:45.