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UNCG Association of Retired Faculty
Minutes of Annual Business Meeting, May 8, 2018

Members present:

L. DiAnne Borders Lyn Mankoff
Ken Caneva Craig Mankoff
Ron Cassell Terrance McConnell
Susan Dennison Vicki McCready
Dana Dunn Bob Plain
Colette Edwards Nancy Ryckman
Macgregor Frank Paul Stewart
Diane Gill Dick Swanson
Eileen Kohlenberg Steve Yarbrough
Esther Leise Bonnie Yarbrough
Barbara Levin Tom Wolf
Betsy Lindsey

Guests: Tim Johnston, John Kiss

After sharing a buffet dinner, the business meeting began at 5:40 pm:
1. Sue Dennison, Acting President, asked that the members present announce their names, employment status, department, and any personal information they wished to share with the group.
2. Sue presented certificates of appreciation “for extraordinary contribution to the Association” to Dana Dunn, Provost, and John Kiss, Dean of CAS.
3. Steve Yarbrough, Acting Secretary, conducted the elections of the Association’s first officers and at-large members of the Board of Directors:

At-Large members of the Board of Directors

     Position #1 (one-year term): Rob Cannon
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
     Position #2 (one-year term): Eileen Kohlenberg
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
     Position #3 (two-year term): Diane Gill
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020
     Position # 4 (two-year term): Colette Edwards
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020
     Board member “appointed by the University Chancellor or the Chancellor’s designee”: Tim Johnston

Officers
     Treasurer (one-year term): Ken Caneva
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
     Secretary (one-year term): Vicki McCready
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
     Vice President (one-year term): Betsy Lindsey
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
     President (two-year term): Susan Dennison
Term of Office: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020
All board members and officers were elected unanimously.

4. Sue started a discussion of plans for ARF beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.
• Vicky McCready and Ken Caneva shared their plans to offer a series of “meet and eat” showings of Ted Talks in the fall. Several members made comments and suggestions. Sue said she would send out a request to the membership to recommend their favorite Ted Talks.
• Sue asked the group if there was any interest in group travel. Paul Stewart and Dana Dunn made suggestions of possibilities, including joining travel groups already in place on campus (through IPC)
• Sue asked the group if there was any interest in ARF’s approaching the Faculty Senate about the possibility of having a non-voting representative of the Association on the Senate. Another member suggested approaching the Deans about allowing ARF representatives to serve on unit advisory councils.
• Sue asked if there was any interest in ARF members serving as mentors to junior faculty, facilitated by the UTLC.
• Tim Johnston suggested exploring ways to support retired faculty research and hear from retired faculty about their research
• One member suggested doing something as a group such as a volunteer activity
• Another suggestion was sponsoring social activities
• One member suggested creating categories of activities, and Sue said she would send out a survey to the membership asking what kinds of activities the members were interested in.
• Eileen Kohlenberg said she thought the Association should engage in lobbying activities with the approval of the Administration.
5. Sue made some closing remarks, and invited the members to visit the ARF offices, located at 1100 West Market Street, within the UTLC suite of offices on the first floor.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Stephen Yarbrough, Acting Secretary, 05/09/2018

Minutes approved by the Acting Board of Directors, 05/17/2018