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GSU SUAA Meeting Minutes for May ’21

 
 

SUAA Mini Briefing 07.01.2021

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Have a safe and festive holiday! Or, maybe just a good hamburger or hot dog!

Summer is heating up! Make sure you have your sunscreen available! And, just enjoy being out while still being cautious.

SUAA will continue to keep up with the activities of the legislature while we are taking turns with vacations.

If you need something, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director, SUAA

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Posted by on July 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Mini Briefing 06.25.2021

Happy summer everyone! This is certainly a wonderful change from the summer of 2020. Providing just a short Mini Briefing to catch you up on a few happenings. There will be another Mini Briefing to catch you up a little more next week. Have a funtastic weekend!

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Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Statewide SUAA Election

Hello GSU-SUAA Member,

Congratulations to Michelle Sebasco for being elected to the statewide Board of Directors of SUAA.

SUAA is governed by a Board consisting of four officers and six Directors elected to represent the three regions in the state. Michelle will be the University Director from Region 1. Michelle will be the only employee member on the Board and the only Tier 2 employee.

Thank you to Karl Harrison and Colleen Rock both of whom have represented Region 1 as Regional Director. Their representation has successfully advocated for our issues at the statewide level. Michelle’s election continues this tradition. We are proud of GSU-SUAA’s leadership in statewide SUAA.

Thank you for your membership in GSU-SUAA.

GSU-SUAA Board

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Election of Officers

The slate of officers for next year is listed below. The election will be during the annual meeting, via Zoom, on Monday, June 28 at noon. Members may nominate other people to serve as officers or directors. Because of the online nature of this year’s annual meeting, please send any nominations to wwilkinson by June 21.

President: Michelle Sebasco, Vice President: Elizabeth Essex, Secretary: Laura Owens, Treasurer: Jane Wells.

Two year terms as directors: Ginni Burghardt, Ann Jaso, Larry Levinson, Joan Johns Maloney, Charlie Olson, Steve Shih, Terri Winfree.

Continuing directors are Karl Harrison, Sheryl Jones-Harper, Colleen Rock-Ellis, and Addison Woodward. Bill Wilkinson will serve as Past President.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

GSU SUAA minutes from April 2021 meeting

Click below to view/download GSU SUAA minutes from April 2021 (pdf):

 
 

Cathy Borem memorial and interment

Some of you may recall the announcement last year of the June 2020 passing in Arizona of College of Education retiree Cathy Borem (obituary). Due to the Covid pandemic, the local memorial/interment service was postponed until this year.

There will be a visitation and memorial service held for Cathy on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL. 60453 with interment to follow at 1:30 pm at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery.

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2021 in Membership, Retirees

 

Register Now for the 2021 SUAA Zoom Annual Meeting!

To all SUAA members,

Registration is open for the 2021 SUAA Zoom Annual Meeting!
Registration links are below or you can register via the Blue Registration Button on the SUAA website home page.
www.suaa.org

MEETING INFORMATION

When (Please note the change in meeting start time on Thursday)
Thursday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. and Friday, June 18th
at 10:00 a.m.
**Registration and Delegate Certification Ends Thursday, May 27th for Voting Delegates**
**No changes or substitutions after that date for Voting Delegates**

Where
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Zoom information and link will be sent Wednesday afternoon June 16th, 2021 (the day before the meeting)

Time
Thursday, June 17th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Please use the Annual Meeting zoom link to check your computer audio before the meeting. If you don’t have any speakers, you can use the call-in number provided in the zoom link email.

Registration Fees
$25.00 per person

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Choose one of the three registration/payment options:

Option 1: Credit Card
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with a credit card?
Click the following link.
Individual/Guest Online Registration- Pay by Credit Card

Option 2: Personal Check
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with a personal check?
Click the following link.
Individual/Guest Online Registration – Pay by Personal Check

Option 3: Chapter Check
Registering chapter group and paying with chapter check?
Click the following link.
Chapter Group Online Registration – Pay by Chapter Check

Questions?
Call the office at 217-523-4040
or email Debi

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Foundation is Accepting Applications for the 2021 Scholarship and Professional Development Grant Programs

To All SUAA Members! The State Universities Annuitants Association Foundation is accepting candidates for the 2021 Scholarships.

There are up to six $1,000 scholarships available.

In addition, there are two $1,000 Professional Development grants available.

Please take a look at the possibilities for you or your family members.

Foundation 2021 Scholarship and Professional Development Programs

Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

2021 SUAA Call For Nominations

To the SUAA Membership!

There are only a couple of weeks left to submit nominations for the SUAA Board of Directors. In order to be considered by the nominating committee, all SUAA nominations must be received by the Executive Director by noon (central daylight time) on Friday, the 28th of May.

The SUAA 2021 Nominating committee invites SUAA members to submit nominations for volunteer service on the Board of Directors. Current members can be found on the SUAA website under Quick Links Contact Us. The Board of Directors’ positions are open to those who are currently working and to those who are retired.

See Call for Nominations 2021 for details.
Click Here

To make sure there is no confusion the following is from the SUAA Bylaws:

ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS

4.1. Officers. The officers of SUAA shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

4.1.a Minimum Qualifications of Officers. A nominee for the office of President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer must have been a member of SUAA for at least two (2) years prior to election.

4.1.b. Restrictions to serving as an Elected Officer.

4.1.b.1 No officer may serve concurrently as a regional director on the Board of Directors.

4.1.b.2 No more than two (2) officers may be from the same region.

4.1.b.3 At least one officer must be from a community college and at least one officer must be from a university. In the case of a conflict with this provision, the election of the officer listed earliest in Section 4.1 of these
bylaws shall take precedence over the election of the officer listed later in that section.

4.1.b.4 No two (2) officers shall be from the same chapter.

Currently, the President is from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The Treasure is from Illinois State University.

4.2.c. Election of Regional Directors.

4.2.c.1. At the annual House of Delegates meeting, delegates from each region shall elect an individual to serve as Regional Director for each opening on the Board of Directors from that region with their term of office beginning at the final adjournment of the annual House of Delegates meeting held in June of the year of their election. Should a regional director be unable to fulfill his or her term as a director, the vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Directors. The vacancy shall be filled by an individual from a similar institution (community college or university) and from that region to complete the unexpired term.

4.2.c.2. Regional Directors shall serve for two years or until their successors are elected and shall not serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office and may serve again after being out of office for at least one term.

ARTICLE V
DUTIES OF OFFICERS

5.3. The duties of the Vice-President shall be:

5.3.a. To act on behalf of the President in the President’s absence.

5.3.b. To serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

5.3.c. To succeed the President if the office of President becomes vacant.

5.4. The duties of the Secretary shall be:

5.4.a. To prepare or cause to be prepared and to maintain a complete record of all proceedings of all House of Delegates and Board of Directors meetings, all proceedings of all business, and all other records of the Association as required by law.

5.4.b. To serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2021 in Uncategorized