Minutes - September 9, 2008
Attendees: Jo Dee Bernal, Linda Devenow, Louann Friedland, Angela Haney, Joy Jorgensen, Jennifer Hall, Cheryl Lyons, Laurie Solum, Donetta Sheffold, Alice Tucker, Mark Hammerschmith.
Absent: Michelle Mahana
Call to Order at 1:00 PM - Laurie
University Day Booth Update - Laurie/University Day Booth Committee
We have Booth 18, right inside the door - room organized differently this year.
Louann reports that setup is planned and ready
Michelle is working on getting more prizes for "membership enroll by 9/30" drive.
ACTION: Laurie will let us know if there is electricity in the booth for the registration computer.
ACTION: Michelle will pass along the prize information to Louann to develop signage for the booth.
Silent Auction of Baskets /Fund Raising - Jennifer/Fund Raising Committee
Board agreed this was a good idea from the Fund Raising Committee.
Next Month's basket theme will be First Aid/Emergency Preparedness.
It was decided that we should have a Fall PFLA Kickoff at Woodstock's in October - event should be in the evening and start right after work at 5:30.
ACTION: Everyone should get next month's basket items to Jennifer by Monday, 9/22 (note: this has been changed by Jennifer to Monday, 9/29).
ACITON: Alice will send basket to Jennifer.
ACTION: Angela will contact Woodstock's to arrange for the event.
Results of Daryl Dixon Workshop - Joy/Group
Joy reported that the cost for the workshop was $2313.94 as of this meeting. Receipts $3560.00, not including the IS partnership incoming monies. We have 95 members as of this meeting and we are staring the year with $8500.00 in our treasury.
The consensus was that this was a very good professional development event. Everyone appreciated Daryl's non-confrontive style with anecdotal stories from his own experiences to convey sometimes difficult diversity issues. Nothing but positive responses have been heard from participants.
This event really proved the effectiveness of partnerships for our larger Professional Development Events we hold once or twice a year.
Professional Development Plans - Laurie/Group
Alice suggested that the Research Office has interest in partnering with an event.
ACTION: Everyone should send ideas for a Spring09/Fall09 Professional Development Events to Angela and Alice.
Newsletter - Cheryl
Cheryl is working on the next newsletter requested ideas and input. Group suggested: Thank you to Past President and introduction to new President; something on the "Our Heros" Award.
ACTION: Send input to Newsletter to Cheryl by Friday 9/12.
ACTION: Cheryl will have the Newsletter complete and provide 50 copies for the University Day Booth.
Other Discussion Items - Group
ACTION: Cheryl will work on making the next Monthly Meeting announcement more "flashy" - as much as can be done in a plain text email. It was suggested that she add a note to the membership to "bring a friend" to the meeting.
ACTION: Laurie will check with Michelle to make sure that the PFLA email list is updated with the new members.
ACTION: Everyone was invited to nominate "Our Heros" - Jennifer will coordinate.