CWURA Board Meeting: October 18, 2005
Present: Byrd, Cutlip, Mellergaard, Madley, Kaufman
Absent: Comstock, Dietrich, Gray, Connie Roberts, Madson
The president convened the meeting. Treasurer presented her report.
Balance in checking account is $3585.43. Jen Gray had sent her
report: State Budget: $1283.65; Earnings: $1864.44; Endowment:
$14,25l.57; Spending: $1864.44. Next month, Jen will report on the
There were no minutes taken at the September meeting. Greg Trujillo
had indicated his inability to continue as president and the meeting
was spent in brain-storming about how to pick up the pieces.
Sadly, Greg died in October of a lung disease.
CWURA Webmaster. Dale is still in charge.
Under “Activities planned for 2005-2006”, members of the board
discussed sending e-mails to retirees, reminding them of the campuswide
activities, including special speakers, musical events, and the
reading of “Tortilla Curtain” and attending special discussion groups
on the book, in lieu of special speakers for CWURA only. There will
be such speakers. David suggested some faculty who are studying
mammoths and making significant academic progress. The wine tour
has been moved up to April, 2006.
Jean volunteered to contract Eleanor Trujillo for the purposes of
visiting her and expressing the board’s sympathy as well as asking
Eleanor if Fred could print out Greg’s CWURA materials.
Suggestions for president-elect were Susan Madley, Beverly Heckart,
Bob Wieking, Nadine Tolman, and Jean Hawkins. David will contact
Living History Committee meets regularly. Board members were given
a report from Helen Smith.
Submitted by Jean Cutlip, Secretary.
Connie brought the group up to date regarding the status of an
endowment for the “Dorothy Purser Paramedic Program”.
Information will be in the spring newsletter.
Jen pointed out that the 5% “gift fee” has been removed. She advised
we keep the checking account for another few months.
Regarding the “annual meeting”. Greg has heard nothing from Mr.
Sam Reed. The group decided that should he not hear by the end of
this week, Greg would contact Mr. David Wheeler to be the speaker.
He has just been appointed city planner. Date will be May 17, 18, 19,
24. 25. or 26, depending on Mr. Wheeler. There seemed to be
agreement to hold the meeting at Rodeo City again.
Greg will talk to Don Cummings about a follow-up to the memoirs
workshop. It was pointed out that Guy Ames, TIAA, would come just
to talk to retirees. The “Scams and Schemes” workshop will be in
Grupe on 4/11/05 from 1 to 3.
The Nominating Committee consists of Greg and Ross. We need a
secretary and retired-classified.
Jean Cutlip, Secretary