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Minutes for February 17, 1999

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  • Meeting Minutes - February 17, 1999

    The Staff Senate met on Wednesday, February 17, 1999 in the Senate Room of the University Center with Pee Wee Roberson, President, presiding. Senators present were: Ables, Flores, Graham, Nava, Nichols, Pirkle, Ponticell, Schuessler, Smith, Trischitti, Weaver, Wheeler, Clawson, Samarripas, Segura, Tillack, Billingsley, Burns, D., Bell, Ellis, Hall-Sjue, Hunter, Kinghorn, Little, Meriwether, Prado, Silvas, Welch, Widener, Williams, Burns, J., Crosby, Flores, Garcia, Lira, Maldonado, Ramos, Rocha, Zavala, Harris, Stubbs, Thomas. Senator Saiz was absent due to recent surgery; Senators Cox, Whyburn, and White were absent.

    Recognition of Guests
    President Roberson called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. and welcomed the alternate Senators Cory, Sims, Turner, Hurlow, Sallee, Segran, Stow, Ryan, Barnett, Lacy, and Vasquez, and any guests.

    Grounds Rules for Meeting
    The ground rules for the meetings were briefly presented. It was noted that these are very common ground rules for any type of meeting. There were no items for discussion.

    Approval of Minutes
    The minutes of the January 20, 1999, meeting were approved as written with the correction to Kerry Billingsley’s and Beth Trischitti’s names.

    Old Business

    Bylaws Committee
    The Chairperson of the subcommittees discussed each section of the bylaws and corrections were made for a new draft of the bylaws. A copy of the draft will be distributed to all senators before the next meeting.

    Action:  Each Senator is to look over the draft carefully and bring back any questions at the next scheduled meeting.

    Terms of Senators
    Senators were to draw for the years of service (one, two, or three year terms). It was moved by Maurice Welch and seconded by Walter Ponticell that those Senators here today draw and those not present serve only one year. This motion did not pass.

    Russell Crosby moved that after those Senators present draw their term of service, those Senators not here would receive the term(s) not drawn; Larry Rocha seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Terms of office were drawn and are shown on the attached list of Senators.

    Officer Reports

    The Treasurer reported that the Staff Senate has been given a budget of $2,500.

    Pat Little was thanked for getting the Staff Senate Web page up and running. Sam Segran was thanked for getting the address active. Pat Little will be the Web Master.

    New Business

    Executive Board Officer Meeting
    The Executive Board Officers will meet on Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at the UC at 3:00 p.m.

    Election of Rest of Executive Board
    As soon as the Bylaws are approved, the rest of the Executive Board will be elected as set forth.

    Next Meeting
    The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be on March 3, 1999, in the University Center Senate Room beginning promptly at 3:00 p.m.

    The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.


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