Chabot-Las Positas Association of
August, 20th, 2009 - 11:00AM
San Ramon Golf Club
Members Present: Clyde Allen, Helen Bridge, Lettie Camp, Gay
Connor, Esther Goldberg, Norma Kernes, Art Larson, Chet Rhoan, Heidi
Spearer, George Anna Tow, Sharon Trethan.
Absent: Richard Albert, Don Nilson, and Bill Threlfall
Approval of minutes: The minutes of March 26, 2009 approved
Newsletter Report: Due to Heidi's medical concerns, it was agreed
that a newsletter with information regarding the January reunion and
payment of dues be sent out in November. If for some reason a
newsletter cannot be created in November, a flyer for the reunion
will be sent out at that time.
President's Report: Esther Goldberg
Reunion ideas: Don now has a CD with pictures from both
Colleges, and they have been reviewed by Sharon and Bill. Don Nilson
and Gay Connor will work on the slide show presentation that will
run in the background at this event. Other suggestions for this
event: that tickets be given at the sign-in table for raffle prizes,
additional College pictures to be on the dining tables to promote
some conversation, and to see how the PA system might be improved.
District Board Meeting: Esther said the Board meeting was
informative and Chabot was doing an all out effort to recruit
students. There was no discussion of the “handshake” being offered.
Treasurer's Report: Sharon passed out the report showing the
balance in the C.A.R.E account. Of the many retirees in
June 2009, only three recent retirees have paid dues.
Care Fund Report: Clyde explained how this fund receives
monies from donations and earnings from our investments, and this
fund is within the District Foundation. He stated there would be an
audit of the fund at the end of the month, and it was his
expectation that there would be some earnings. He suggested that
either some piece of equipment for a College program or as Helen
recommended, rental of books for student use, might be an
appropriate donation from the C.A.R.E. group. Further discussion is
Activities Report: The reunion is January 23, 2010 and the
cost is $22 per person. A motion was made that from a controlled
guest list, up to a total of eight people would be invited as guests
and C.A.R.E would cover this meal expense. There was support for a
working relationship between C.A.R.E. and the Administration from
the District/Colleges and that collegiality of this event was
Health Liaison: George Anna attended the District Board
meeting. She will make contact with Glenys Wilson for more detailed
information and resources. She is glad to help anyone with health
District Liaison: Sharon is working toward a more cooperative
way of sharing information with HR when dealing with a retiree or
spouse who has recently deceased. "This information has not
previously been considered confidential, and not being able to
access addresses and/or phone numbers of new retirees makes it
impossible to contact them to inform them about their membership in
CARE. Sharon will speak with the Chancellor about this issue.
Chabot Liaison: Norma did attend Chabot's retiree's reception
in May with C.A.R.E. information, but since only four retirees
showed, this was not a great recruitment event. Lots of changes at
Chabot include: the removal of the College's front horseshoe
entrance, more solar parking has been added, a new road into/through
the campus, the gutting of Bld. 2200 (Dental Hygiene/Nursing). Karen
Silva remains the contact for an emeritus parking permit. Karen also
shared information with Norma regarding a community outreach event,
Electrical Tech rally, taking place this weekend. The Chabot campus
tour, mentioned at the last meeting, will be scheduled with Doug
Horner when the time is appropriate for the campus.
Las Positas College: No report as Don was not present
Helen stated she saw a newspaper article about an innovative summer
program at the College that involved special populations being
mentored in career areas. She thought the College was always looking
at opportunities to involve their community whether it be the
Veteran's or Hispanic programs.
Communication/webmaster report: Sharon reported for Bill that
the most hits included the Directory and History links. Currently
out of the 300+ members, only four receive the newsletter by email.
If Chabot has the need to cut funding to print our newsletter, an
email delivery will become necessary.
Retirement Issues: Nothing specific at this time, however Art
did mentioned that the Governor was looking at pension programs for
the many government employees. The Governor is looking at a
two-tiered system, offering less to new employees. Sharon shared a
Past President: Helen was pleased to announce the new
additions to the History project and more are welcomed. The
additions are listed below. Also, the Profiles and Tributes link
honors the service of Dorothy Hudgins and Charles Matthews. Helen
and Chet will be working on the history of the Academic Senate, the
Presidents and the issues during their leadership. She also
mentioned that the Colleges would be going through accreditation in
October, and there was a change this year, allowing for only four
Recollections - Dick Yeo
The Vacayshun Group - Leo Meyer
The Buffington Award - Helen Bridge
Chabot College Athletic Hall of Fame - Arthur Larson
Director at Large: Chet mentioned the "Social Security
Fairness Act 2009", a proposal by Senator Feinstein as S484 and
cosponsored by Representative Howard Berman as HR 235. The
legislation would provide that California Teachers who had paid into
Social Security would receive their full Social Security
entitlement. He had asked that CARE support the legislation and that
members request House Speaker Pelosi bring this issue to a vote in
Constitution: Art made a motion that five principal officers
would include: President, Vice President, Treasurer,
Secretary/Historian and Immediate Past President. Motion passed.
Other changes to the Constitution will be taken to the members at
the January meeting.
Next Meeting: Holiday Board meeting/potluck at Esther's home
on December 10 at 11:00 am.
Meeting adjourned: 1:05 pm
Lettie Camp, Secretary