FACULTY CLUB Business MEETING MINUTES MAy 2, 2020

Business Meeting, May, 2, 2020

Roxine Lawton, Mohammed Mirfakhrai, Ashok Tuteja, Xan Johnson, Judith Warner, Ashok Tuteja, Shawn Steidinger, Abbas Rashidi, Man Hung, Gillian Tufts, David Pendell

7 faculty club members attended

 

Judith Warner presiding, meeting began at 5:03p

Board Business

  • Welcome and Election results – (JW)
    • Historically business meeting every May
    • Elections:
      • Ashok Tuteja
      • Shawn Steidinger (introduced)
      • Aaron Phillips
      • Roxine will con’t as treasurer, training new board member(s) over this year
      • Eleanor will continue as social director, training new board member(s) over this year
    • No more news about FC at the stadium
      • A brick and mortar space – one example was https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-University-of-Texas-Club/Our-Story/We-Are
      • Requesting no charge for FC to use
      • But charged for food and drink
    • Planning for a FC board meeting in June, date/time TBA, stay tuned

 

Treasurer Report

  • Report from Treasurer – Roxine
    • Current standing
      • $12,629 currently
      • About $6000 more than last year at this same time
    • Cabin monies should begin mid next year
      • $20,000 per year
      • Then may stop receiving money from the University
      • Concern is losing the initial $10,000 but we are planning for events until the Cabin money begins
      • Hoping for the Fall breakfast, end of year dinner, first social, etc. Will need funds for these
    • Still need to submit a budget
      • Roxine with Xan, then will submit to the University
      • Generally will be end of June for next year

 

Social events

  • Report from Social director – Eleanor
    • None today
  • Report from Social Media directors, Man and Abbas
    • Looking after the FC social media, ie the Facebook page
    • Also to advertise the events
    • Discussed Meet up account
      • Organizer of the account does need to pay a monthly fee, those following do not need to pay
    • Report from Hiking team and wildflower hikes?
      • There have been several successful hikes over past year, pictures on FB page
      • Roxine reports no word on Wildflower hikes yet, waiting until things open up, ie yellow stage
      • BBQ is also on hold for now
      • Will wait and see for now
      • For future hikes
        • Would like to wait/watch
        • Concern is physical distancing and comfort level of participants

 

New Business

  • Ask members to send us thoughts/ ideas for new activities?
    • Happy hour via Zoom
    • Possible social with speaker ie
      • Emergency preparedness event with speakers and help with prepping emergency supplies
      • Virtual book club
    • Virtual knitting group for faculty
  • A few words from our new President (Xan)….
    • Welcomed new members
    • Talked about the importance of social connecting for faculty

 

Next FC Board meeting: Summer meeting to choose board roles (president elect, social director in training, treasurer in training etc)

Meeting adjourned about 6pm