AFC Chapter Minutes
Association of Florida Colleges Meeting
January 26, 2012
Board Room, Founders Hall
In Attendance :Susan Murphy, Tracy Dobbins, Shana Miller, Susan Dagg, Marnie Baird, Marjorie McGee, Jason Dodge, Carol S. Smith, Kathy Viator, Cara Bennett, Debbie Cook, Kelly Besser, Dan Figler, Mac Dismuke, Lana Lutz, Dudley Hall, John Anene, Cherie Ross, Joe Wallace, Frances Anthony, Tonya Kelly, Donna Zelinski
Marnie Baird called the meeting to order at 12:30pm and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Susan Dagg presented the Treasurer’s Report. As of January 11, 2012, we have a balance of $108.26 in the Membership Account, a balance of $1,471.92.in the Fundraising Account, a balance of $8,190.35 in the Travel Account and a balance of $3,454.96 in our College wide Activity Fund Account. This brings our total balance of Fund 1 and Fund 6-AFC Trust accounts to $14,406.08.
Currently, our AFC chapter has 238 full-time members. 9 members hold memberships that will expire at the end of January. These individuals have already been contacted to see if they wish to renew for the coming year.
Susan Murphy reported that, the Holiday Food Drive to benefit College Park Elementary School students and their families was a huge success. The outpouring of donations from faculty and staff was so overwhelming that we were able to provide more food to each of the 30 families than planned, with funds leftover. Each family received a large box brimming with food, and a bag of goodies. Everyone who donated to the event will receive a personalized thank you from our chapter. These were mailed on January 25, 2012.
$475.81 was leftover from this event, mainly due to the generosity of Bob DuMond, who donated all of the proceeds from his winter poinsettia and Christmas cactus sales toward the food drive, in addition to the large amount of other donations that were received. These funds will be put to good use at Spring Break, when our chapter will provide a Spring Break snack pack for the children at College Park. The snack packs will contain 5 snacks in decorated brown paper lunch sacks. These will be assembled at the end of CF’s Spring Break in March and delivered to College Park Elementary in time for the public school Spring Break which is the following week. They will go to those students who receive free lunches.
The Activities committee will sell cookie bags for Valentine’s Day. These bags will have 3 Norwegian sugar cookies per bag and sell for $2.00 per bag. A local baker has graciously agreed to make and package the cookies for our chapter.
An educational luncheon will be held on February 29, 2012 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the Webber Center, providing information about the purpose and services of Grace Place, which provides transitional housing for women who have substance abuse issues and are in recovery. Attendance will be limited to 50 people and a light lunch will be served. More information on this event will be broadcast closer to the date.
The Employee Appreciation Breakfast will be held at 8:30am on April 11, 2012 in the Klein Center. More information to follow.
- Marnie Baird announced that AFC members on the Citrus campus will be meeting for a social hour at The Cove. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Elections for next year’s chapter officers will be held in the coming months. Interested persons should contact Marnie Baird for information.
Donna Zelinski from the college’s Wellness department shared information with the group about things we can do to be healthier in the coming year. Topics included stretching, particularly stretches that can be done at your workspace, the importance of proper nutrition and hydration, healthy habits, power foods and simple exercises that can be done with resistance bands. Donna invited all members to attend the fitness classes that are held each week in the gym.
- Mac Dismuke announced that CF’s annual United Way Day of Caring will be held on February 25, 2012 at Evangeline Booth Gardens. More information about the day’s activities will be broadcast soon.
Marnie Baird adjourned the meeting at 1:30pm.
Respectfully submitted by Shana Miller, January 26, 2012.