See below for the new meeting calendar and GSU SUAA board list with contact information:
Greetings GSU-SUAA Chapter Members:
As we prepare to embark on another academic year for our SUAA Chapter, we do have two standing committees–Membership and Legislative–that can always benefit from fresh energy and ideas. At our first meeting last week, we already have interest in the Legislative Committee from a couple of new members. The time commitments are, frankly, variable depending upon what is going on at the time, and, although much committee business can often be conducted remotely via e-mail, there would be some expectation of in-person participation, e.g., staffing of membership drive events, or attendance at significant legislative fund-raisers.
If you would like to become even more involved in protecting your hard-earned pension benefits by boosting our membership numbers and therefore our collective voice in Springfield and/or by actually lobbying legislators directly, please do let me know by e-mail at the GSU account listed below, and we will be happy to sign you up on a first-come-first served-basis.
Attached below you will also find the formal “charge” to each of these two standing committees, so that you can understand the full scope of expected activities.
All the Best,
GSU-SUAA Chapter President
Statewide SUAA had its annual meeting in June. GSU-SUAA sent three Directors to the meeting, Jane Wells, Bill Wilkinson, and Addison Woodward. GSU-SUAA was also represented by Karl Harrison as a member of the statewide SUAA Executive Committee.
For the past five years, Karl Harrison has played a leadership role on the Executive Committee of statewide SUAA. He was one of six people representing the universities and community colleges across the state. Karl served two and a half terms, which is the maximum allowed. Congratulations to Karl on the excellent job he did representing GSU-SUAA’s interests.
GSU-SUAA will continue to play a leadership role in statewide SUAA. At the June meeting, Colleen Rock Ellis was elected by a large margin to fill the same position Karl held on that governing body. Good luck to Colleen in her new leadership role.
Finally, we want to extend a special thank you to Lynne Hostetter. Lynne has served on the Board for a very long time and publishes the annual newsletter. She has resigned from the Board, but she promises to continue her newsletter responsibilities. Thank you, Lynne!
The attached document describes the changes in statewide SUAA adopted at the annual meeting. >
As part of GSU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, GSU-SUAA and the Foundation are co-hosting a Retiree Reception on Wednesday, July 17.
Currently employed members: You are welcome to attend and take the opportunity to visit with your retired colleagues who may be in attendance. The reception is from 4:00-6:00 in Engbretson Hall.
Retired members: if you plan to attend and have not responded, please do so.
Please RSVP to me by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 12. We need to finalize the headcount for catering by the end of the day on Friday.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Colleen Rock Ellis
On behalf of the GSU-SUAA Board
GSU-SUAA Board Meeting
July 11, 2019
Noon, Room D1497
A. Review/approve notes from May 23 Annual Luncheon Chapter Meeting
(Notes are below in a previous post to this blog.)
B. Welcome New Board Member (Betsy Essex & Michelle Sebasco)
C. Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020
D. Committee Assignments: Charge, Members & Chair
> Membership, including discussion of possible member drive initiatives
> Legislative, including discussion of emphasis areas for next year
E. SUAA 2019 Annual State Meeting Report
F. State Executive Committee (EXCOM) Report
G. Discussion of possible GSU-SUAA Chapter service presentations
H. Other Business