Meeting Minutes - April 21, 2005
Central Florida Community College
Florida Association of Community Colleges
April 21, 2005
Building 1, President’s Board Room
Present: Mac Dismuke, Barbara Graves, Edith Ramlow, Linda Sagendorph, Carol Smith, Cara Bennett, Pat Flemming, Doug Olsen, Kimberley Smith, Diane Parson, Joyce Smith
Call to Order - Mac Dismuke, President
Mac Dismuke called the meeting to order and he welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Welcome to New Members - Carol S. Smith/Cara Bennett, Membership
Membership: Request for everyone to help by talking to new employees and co-workers and non member about the benefits of joining FACC. Carole Bartholomew will also be giving out information to the part time and adjunct faculty at the orientation session about FACC.
Thank you/Appreciation - CPEC Appreciation Breakfast
Mac thanked those members who helped with the CPEC breakfast and also CPEC for sponsoring the event.
Special Guests/Presentations - Pat Flemming
Pat Fleming was our guest speaker. He thanked FACC for the check that was presented to his Armenian guest. She used that along with other monetary gifts to purchase a gateway Laptop, the electrical converter, case, digital camera and extra memory.
Pat invited everyone to participate in the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon which will take place on April 30th. He brought a polo brace that was made 12/4/1941 with fund from the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. He also wanted to thank Carol Smith for her efforts with the Blue Jeans for Babies campaign. He brought samples of the T-shirts that you can purchase for $11.00 or receive with a walk pledge of $30.00.
Secretary’s Minutes - Jamie Schofield, Secretary
The minutes from last months meeting will be posted on the web, if you have any corrections please contact Jamie Schofield or Mac Dismuke.
Treasurer’s Report - Dan Figler, Treasurer
Treasurer’s report will also be posted on the web. We have money left for travel if any one is interested in attending any of the upcoming conferences. Our trust account stands at $1200.
Activities Report - Barbara Graves/Kimberley Smith, Activities
Activities: Make sure you mark your calendars for the following events
- May 26th the brownie/ice cream social. From 2 -3 in the President’s Board Room
- June 30th the FACC Independence Day Picnic.
- Nov. 10th the Fall Harvest Luncheon.
- We will also offer the Fashion/Photo Shoot fund raiser toward the end of October.
The By-laws committee recommended the following minor changes be made to the CFCC – FACC by-laws. In section 1 we would add a 6th class of participants, the group affiliation membership. The example given was a student group who would like to be associated with the goals of FACC. The second change was in section 2 to added payment of dues by cash or check. A motion was made to approve, it was seconded and changes were approved by attending members.
Don’t forget we still have funds in our travel account if you are interested in attending the Region 3 spring conference meeting on April 28th, the Student Development Conference on May 18, 19, 20 in Ft. Myers or the FACC Annual Convention for Nov. 16 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa.
Dr. Robert Lynn will be submitting his Pathways Program for and Exemplary Practice
Presentation to the Adult & Continuing Education Commission.
Mac Dismuke gave us a report on the Technology Commission Meeting. He wanted to remind everyone that attending one of these meeting is a great way to establish a circle of professional contacts, resources and networking tools. He talked about the Florida Distance Learning Consortium, which allows schools to buy technology in bulk. It gives you access to the Orange Grove – a repository of learning objectives. His example was that of the beating heart that staff can use in teaching their classes. They also discussed network security and the problems associate with wireless computer access.
FACC is purchasing a new building in Tallahassee. Check the web for the latest legislative update. It was also suggested that the update be published in the Insider or the Patriot Press.
Carole Bartholomew requested that the membership approve $75.00 for supplies for the FACC scrapbook. There was a motion presented to the floor, it was seconded and approve. Carole asks that anyone interested in helping with this years scrapbook please contact her.
The meeting was adjourned and we had the drawings for the door prizes. Congratulations to Carol Smith, Joyce Smith and Diane Perrine this month’s winners.
The next meeting will be May 26, 2005, 12-1 pm, Bldg. 1 President’s Board Room