December 8, 2005 Meeting Minutes

Attendance: Cindy Anderson, Carol Black, Holli Davenport, Debbie Epperly, Rita Hinchcliff, Janet Jobes, Reyna Meyers, Ramona Murtha, Sharon White and Leslie Wright

President Sharon White called the meeting to order at 10:15.

Minutes The minutes of the November meeting were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report
Holli Davenport
Opening balance
November Luncheon Receipts
50/50 (Frederico Ulloa)
Bon Appétit - November
To Robert Lawrence
Luncheon expenses
Closing balance
Safety Committee
Janet Jobes and
Ramona Murtha

First Aid/CPR training classes will be delayed a little.

There will be a planned power outage over the break to replace some equipment. PGE crews will be doing the work. If the weather is too cold, the work may have to be delayed.

Fringe Benefits Committee
Carol Black

The committee is discussing whether to recommend the Emeriti Program of medical benefits for retirees over 65. The program has been put in place by institutions of higher education and is funded by the Mellon Foundation. The funding of individual accounts would be by a combination of funds from the employee (pre-retirement contributions) and the university. Accounts could be used to pay insurance premiums or to cover out-of-pocket health care expenses. A sub-committee will prepare a proposal.

The committee would like to do an internal benefits survey. Keith will be working on this.

We will be changing life insurance carriers, but the benefits will not change, except the there will be some “buy-up” options we haven’t had in the past.

The next FBC meeting is January 11.

Campus Master
Planning Committee

Holli Davenport

Kaneko Commons: the building is a little bit behind schedule, but should be able to catch up. The dining area may not be ready by fall, but we’re pushing to have the residential space ready by then.

The second commons will probably be on the east side with Montag as the core. This will mean relocating the fraternities. The Presidential Greek Strategic Planning Committee is charged with working out a new relationship between WU and the Greek system if they all move to their own free-standing housing and determining siting and fund raising/financing. The assumption is that the houses and their alumni would provide most, if not all, of the funding.

Jim Bauer gave an overview of properties we have acquired or are working to acquire.

Dick Breen brought some safety issues around the Law School to attention – lighting, need for more bike racks.


The Council discussed final plans for the December luncheon and the meal for the night crew.

Debbie Epperly said Area 2 is working with a Chinese New Year theme for the January luncheon.

Lunch and Learn Survey
Carol Black
Carol received a good response to the survey and some good program ideas. There was a suggestion to organize a group or that meets once or twice a week to keep each other motivated to lose weight or to get out and walk.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30.

Holli Davenport