Present: Chris Byrne, Diane Grover, Charles Lord, Alex Wade.
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Minutes were read and approved
II. Secretary Resignation
Joan Norton submitted her resignation from the position of ALUW secretary in a letter dated 18 September, 1997. The Board discussed a replacement and it was decided to offer the position to Carol Green. (Note: Diane spoke to Carol after the meeting on October 8, and the offer was accepted.)
III. Treasurer's Report
Chris presented the treasurer's report. Total chapter assets are currently $2234.83, which includes $1147.00 in the Legislative fund. Response to date on membership dues is low (less than 30%), and so it was decided to follow up with a reminder for contributions. Chris suggested that we may want to transfer more of our balance into the interest bearing savings account later in the year.
IV. Legislative Committee Recommendation
Anne Zald had reported (in a 3 October message) on possible roles for our lobbyist in the supplementary budget year. Anne recommended that we retain Tom Bristow in a "minimal monitoring" role. Tom had agreed to continue in this capacity for $500. The Board approved the retention and payment of funds.
A meeting to discuss legislative priorities with the ALUW membership is scheduled for October 13 at 9:00 a.m. in Suzzallo 5 West.
V. Program Committee Report
The Program Committee met on 1 October. Charles discussed several options for Autumn Quarter programs. Provost Lee Huntsman is scheduled to meet with us on 9 December at our Quarterly Business meeting, and an afternoon Tea and Titles book discussion will be scheduled for the November. Costs for coffee service and possible chargebacks were discussed.
The quarterly social event was also discussed, and Alex will speak to the Faculty Club about possible November dates for a lunch.
VI. Committee Memberships
Diane reported that all proposals had been accepted. Committee memberships for 1997-98 are available at http://staffweb/Library_Associations/ALUW/committs.htm.
VII. AAUP Followup The invitation to have a representive from ALUW to the AAUP was discussed. It was decided that we not make a formal committment at this time.
VIII. Other Business Diane has not yet heard whether all Faculty Council appointments were approved.
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Submitted, 13 October 1997
Alex Wade, Engineering Library