MINUTES OF CSU STAFF COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Members Present: Patty Brooks, Kat Cannella, Joy Davis, Brynn Dillon, Birgit Gatlin, Jessie Hudson, Angela Johnson,
Ray Lakes, Jay Knape, Christine Murphey, Patsy Redmond, Liza Smith, Rita Snell, Heather Ammons.
Excused Absences: Lacey Allmond, Shelby Freeman, Crystal Jones, Nicole Lee, Debby Mayo, Bernard McCrary
II. CALL TO ORDER
Liza Smith called the meeting to order at 10:02 AM. The minutes from the May meeting were accepted as submitted.
III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Book Scholarship - $1,098.93 Foundation - $363.34
IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. WELCOME COMMITTEE
B. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
C. ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
All officer positions were up for election. Results are as follows:
- Chair-Elect – Kat Cannella
- Secretary – Christine Murphey
- Assistant Secretary – Crystal Jones
- Financial Officer – No one present at the meeting volunteered to take over this position. Christine will e-mail
the group to ask for volunteers and/or nominations.
Committee chairs will be selected in either the August or September meeting once the membership is updated.
D. FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE
Liza reported that the recent Faculty/Staff appreciation went well. Popcorn and sodas were passed out.
E. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Christine reported for Debby that a consensus is needed on the upcoming Boston Butt Sale. Cost of each boston butt
from Mike and Ed’s is $9.00, which would then be sold for $13.00, for a $4.00 profit. This is consistent with profits
from previous years’ sales. The sale would begin next week with orders available for pickup on 2 July. The
membership agreed to hold this event as presented. Brynn will send Debby the flyer with the ordering information.
Christine also reported for Debby that she has had over 20 inquiries on renting tables for the garage sale. Members
are asked to put out the word about this event. Debby is asked to contact Jessie to obtain the receipt book used for the
Kat will talk to Kristin Barker in Continuing Education about setting up a face-painting table and/or a table to promote
the Activ8 program. She is to contact Debby when she knows more about this.
F. STAFF SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE
Birgit reported for Laurie that there is a small but good pool of nominees for the 1 st quarter of 2009 Cougar Pride
Award. The selection process begins next week.
G. ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
Christine reported that Dana McGlon has decided not to continue on staff council and therefore also relinquishes her
position as chair of this committee. Dana forwarded information to Christine of two contacts for environmental
issues. This information will be passed on to the next chair once that person is chosen.
V. OLD BUSINESS
A. BARGAIN BLOG
Jay reported that this cannot currently be supported by the Cougarnet channel. Public Relations wants to set up a site
that helps build more community, which will include an online version of the IMPACT. Such a site would include a
classifieds section, which could also include the bargain blog. This is currently still under discussion.
B. NOVELL PASSWORD SELF-SERVICE
Jay reported that this is currently live for students. Faculty and staff access will be completed at a later date.
C. 2009 REGIONAL STAFF COUNCIL CONFERENCE
Liza confirmed that Mr. Helton has agreed to pay for three Staff Council officers/members to travel together to the
2009 Staff Council Conference in October. Kat volunteered to take part. Liza will contact everyone in the fall to ask
for additional participants.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. STAFF COUNCIL REPRESENTATION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
Liza asked if the members present plan on continuing to take part next year. Birgit Gatlin stated that she will be
replaced by Kimberly Riley. Brynn Dillon stated that she will be replaced by Heather Ammons. Jay will return and
also ask for additional representatives from his department since it has grown. The officers will discuss this item in
more detail at the July officer’s meeting.
B. FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION IN AUGUST
Liza suggested that another faculty/staff appreciation be held in August, at which hot dogs and/or chicken could be
served. Patty Brooks stated that there will possibly be an inauguration event for Dr. Mescon in mid-August and that
hot dogs may be served at that event. Liza will confirm this before scheduling another faculty/staff appreciation
C. GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR
Liza asked if anyone had any goals they wish to see staff council reach next year. Kat suggested focusing on a more
visible presence on campus to include information on the group and what staff council can do for CSU staff. Liza
agreed and also stated that the group could take part in more events, sell food at events, etc.
D. CRAFT FAIR
Patty Brooks stated that there will be no set-up or cleaning charges for campus events that are held Monday thru
Saturday as mentioned at the last meeting. These charges will only apply to events scheduled on Sundays.
Kat stated that Activ8 is up and running and very successful. Some of the classes need recyclables for projects and
any donations of these items would be appreciated. She will e-mail the information to Christine who will disseminate
it to all members.
Liza reminded everyone that the next meeting is scheduled for 8/6/09.
Meeting adjourned at 10:29am
Respectfully submitted by