Chabot-Las Positas Association of
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,
2. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by President
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
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
Las Positas Liaison:
--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
--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,
--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:
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
5. Other discussion items: CARE
Special Grants Program
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
December 17th, 2010, 11AM at Helen Bridge’s home. (Board Retreat)
6. Adjournment: The meeting was
adjourned at 1:00 PM.