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Committee Name:     Part-Time Staff Association
Meeting Date:            February 11, 2016, 1:00-1:40 PM
 
Members Present:    
The following members were present:  Sarah Jarrett (Counseling), Michael Danos (Amherst Center), Cathy Sanders (Workforce), Michel Mavinga (Student Success), and Michelle Fluker (Counseling).
 
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the January 7, 2016 minutes were approved as written and posted.  Michael moved for approval, Cathy seconded the motion and they were approved unanimously.
 
Treasurer’s Report:
The balance stands at $207.49. We have $83.41 remaining in local funds.  No changes have occurred since the last meeting.  Michael was wondering how often we need to move funds to avoid an “inactive account charge” from the credit union.  He was going to call and find out more about this and the best method for taking care of this on a regular basis.  He will add this information to the treasurer’s materials to ensure the information is there in the future.
 
Old Business: 
Community Service Project:
Due to low attendance at the meeting, we tabled plans for a community service project for the time being.  We will wait and let the new officers get a plan in place.
 
Pizza Sale Fundraiser:
We tabled plans for the Pizza Sale Fundraiser until after the spring elections.  We will very likely plan to try this in late spring once the new board is in place, as it has been very successful in raising necessary funds for our own Professional Development Award and for the Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund.
 
Clarification on Hours to Attend Committee Meetings:
Prior minutes indicated that Jana was going to meet with Muriel Mickles to discuss the appropriate place to bring this policy forward.  Sarah agreed to meet with Muriel on this topic and will report back the recommendation to the group.
 
Winner of Professional Development Award:
Beth Walkup (Facilities) was selected as the winner of the Professional Development Award for Spring 2016.  Her name was randomly selected from all part-time staff members who participated in a PTSA event, attended a PTSA meeting, assisted with the fundraiser, or served on a college governance committee as a representative of part-time staff, in Fall 2015.  
 
New Business:
New Chair:
Cathy Sanders has moved into the role of Chair, as Jana Fedele is not tutoring this semester.  Cathy and the other remaining officers will share required duties until the elections on March 24.
 
Nominating Committee:
A Nominating Committee consisting of three members needs to be established to collect nominations for the next election.  Michael and Michele volunteered to be on this committee.  Sarah will send out a request to all part-time staff asking for another volunteer and for people to send in their nominations prior to the next meeting.  The job descriptions are in the Constitution and they will be included in the message.
 
Next Meeting:
Our next PTSA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM in 5142.
 
 
Submitted by: Sarah Jarrett, Recorder.

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