Meeting Minutes - February 12, 2004
Central Florida Community College
Florida Association of Community Colleges
February 12, 2004
Building 5, Room 104
Attendees: Carole Bartholomew, Mac Dismuke, Joan Cosma, Diana Ryon, Carol S. Smith, Cara Bennett, Debbie Thaysen, Dan Figler, Linda Brown, MaryAnn DeSantis, Cheryl Rice, Barbara Graves, Juana Pasco, Junelle Anthony, Joe Wallace, Marnie Baird, Kimberley Smith
Call to Order - Carole Bartholomew, President
Welcome to New Members/First-time Attendees - Carol S. Smith/Diana Ryon, Membership
Secretary’s Minutes - Kimberley Smith, Secretary
Minutes for February meeting were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report - Dan Figler, Treasurer
FACC Trust Account: $806.48; FACC SPD Account: $1,146.88; FACC Region III Account $1,185,00
Activities Report - Joan Cosma/Barbara Graves, Activities
Activities Committee met 01/23/04 in 5-105; turn out was low so the new activities suggested at the FACC chapter planning retreat were not added to the calendar. Candy Gram sales, Fri, Feb 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 304 have been pre-sold. Volunteers needed to distribute to buildings. Financial report will come at next meeting. Thanks go to Joan Cosma’s student assistants, Diana Ryon, Casey Kirchoff and the deliverers for all their help. The next fund raiser will be the April 7th and 8th Plant Sale chaired by Cara Bennett and Lindsey Dedow. Volunteers are needed for the Plant Sale!
Blue-jeans for Babies Carol S. Smith
Carol is managing the MOD fundraising Blue-jeans for Babies again this year. Thank you Carol!! Wear blue jeans on Fridays and help promote healthy babies—donate $1 per each Friday for $5 for all 6 Fridays (to March 19th to April 23rd). She’ll send you stickers to wear as well.
Appreciation/Thanks M/M CFCC/Candy grams
Thanks go to Joan Luebbe for arranging the FACC sponsored luncheon for the judges of Mr./Ms. CFCC. Carole Bartholomew, Mac Dismuke, and Kimberley Smith were there to talk to the judges about FACC and its mission. Several FACC members assisted with Mr./Ms. CFCC again this year and thanks go to all of them especially Joan Luebbe and Mac Dismuke who served as auditors.
CFCC Scholarship Endowment
FACC/CFCC Chapter Calendar for 2004 was distributed; it is also available on web at: http://www.cf.edu/staff/afc/
Mac Dismuke and Carole Bartholomew went to the FACC Leadership seminar in Tallahssee; Harry Albertson, Executive Director of FACC, presented a PowerPoint on the 2003-2004 AY. Main points:
- FTE growth has gone up 28% since 1999 and 7.6% from just last AY year;
- FACC is hoping that unmatched funds will be brought up-to-date;
- PECO funds which go toward capital improvements may go down because those funds are raised from telephone taxes which are going down (no one is using phone-booths anymore…);
- Community colleges are behind in being funded for FTE while universities and K-12 are already being funded for the future. One in 20 Florida RESIDENTS are enrolled in COMMUNITY COLLEGES;
- Student fees are expected to go up, but we don’t know the numbers yet and don’t know how many students we may have to turn away again;
There will be letter-writing campaigns again this year and we will keep members apprised.
Contact Mac Dismuke if you want a copy of the PowerPoint presentation to view.
50/50 Split drawing: Cara Bennett won the 50/50
Door prize drawings: Kimberley Smith won the plant
Next meeting: March 18, 2-3 pm, 5-104
Respectfully submitted by Kimberley Smith