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CARE Board Minutes: September 24, 2010

Chabot-Las Positas Association of
Retired Employees

Board Meeting
September 24, 2010
San Ramon Country Club

1. Members present: Helen Bridge, Gay Connor, Isabel Polvorosa, Chet Rhoan, Clyde Allen, Sharon Trethan, Don Nilson, Dick Albert, Linda Barde, Bill Threlfall, Art Larson, Sophie Rheinheimer, Esther Goldberg

2. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by President Bridge at 11:05 AM.

3. Approval of minutes: The minutes of June 17, 2010 were approved as amended.


CARE Fund: Clyde Allen
--Balances were reported.
--The audit has been completed.
--CARE money is invested with that of the Foundation.  This represents money that has been raised to fund CARE charitable giving in support of the colleges.

Communications: Bill Threlfall
--The website has received 569 visits by 316 unique visitors since June 17, 2010.
--The History and Directory segments are the most popular, and the Directory has 130 participants.
--The District has provided links for current employees to access the online CARE directory.
--Chet Rhoan inquired about appropriate procedure for submitting articles for publication on the web site, by e-mail, or in the newsletter. It was the consensus that proposals for CARE publication shall be submitted to the President as publication-ready drafts. In turn, the President shall act to approve the proposed publication and coordinate action with the appropriate editor.

Treasurer: Sharon Trethan
Sharon shared her treasurer’s report, reflecting current balances and financial transactions since the June 17 board meeting.

Activities: Gay Connor
A discussion of raffle prizes for the annual luncheon ensued.  It was suggested that each CARE board member donate $5.00 or $10.00 to a fund to purchase raffle prizes for a general pool, or give individual gifts.

District Liaison: Sharon Trethan
Some retirees have contacted Sharon and other board members to clarify their medical benefits status, which is especially a problem for those living out of state. It was agreed to continue study of this problem.

Las Positas Liaison: Sophie Rheinheimer
--Enrollment is up to 9500 students; classes are full.
--Dr. Guy Lease has been appointed Interim President of Las Positas College. He has over thirty years of experience as a California educator, having served as faculty, dean, business officer and superintendent president.
--The Interim Dean of Student Services is Kimberly Tomlinson, chosen for a one-year assignment.
--Construction for the Child Study Center is near completion, scheduled for October, 2010. This facility will feature the Early Childhood Development classroom and the Child Study Laboratory. The center could open by fall 2011 if a director is hired by January, 2011.
--Major Event - Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Las Positas College Open House and dedication of the Barbara Fracisco Mertes Center for the Arts from 3 to 6 P.M. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Center for the Arts. The dedication begins at 5:15 P.M. Light refreshments will be served; complimentary parking in Lot AA.

Directors at Large:
Don Nilson - Don is looking for any photo material to add to his archive for the District and his slide show presentation.

Linda Barde - Linda mentioned some early positive experience in arranging trips.

5. Other discussion items: CARE Special Grants Program

President Bridge presented an outline to set up and operate a CARE Special Projects Grant Program, which the board may adopt as the mechanism for CARE Fund awards to the colleges. A sub-committee consisting of Bill Threlfall, Isobel Polvorosa, Sophie Rheinheimer, and Clyde Allen will make recommendations regarding the implementation of this program, and it will be an agenda item for the December 17 meeting

Next Meeting – Friday, December 17th, 2010, 11AM at Helen Bridge’s home. (Board Retreat)

6. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Esther Goldberg


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