B.O.G. Meeting Minutes – July 23, 2014

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

July 23, 2014

In attendance:


David Bradley

Cathi Jones

Michael Martin

Libby Perl

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Carol Hardy-Vincent


Philip Brogsdale

Jack Moteff

Julius Jefferson Jr

Valerie Grasso


Chelsea Robertson





The current actual vs. projected budget data sheet was handed out to the board and summarized for members unfamiliar with the numbers. Available options to balance the budget were discussed. Gov. Stouffer informed the board about the intention of the Scholarship and Loan Repayment Committee to request an increase in funding to cover shortfall between budgeted funds and funds needed to cover all eligible applications to the program.

Motion: Governor Stouffer made a motion to authorize retroactively all budget over-expenditures. Governor Reeder seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board further discussed the mechanics of balancing the budget, including procedures and process required by the CREA Constitution as well as past practices.

Motion: Governor Martin made a motion to authorize the transfer of $2250 from savings to checking for arbitration fees and $2500 for the Scholarship and Repayment Loan program to cover expenses for these line items above the budgeted costs. Governor Stouffer seconded. The motion passed unanimously.


Meeting minutes for May 28, 2014 approved.

Meeting minutes for July 18, 2014 approved with minor edits.

Open Mic:

President Moteff informed the board that constitutional amendments will be brought before the board in the near future. Amendments may address the following issues: ballot design, voting procedures for stewards and governors, and officer position descriptions.

Meeting adjourned.

B.O.G. Meeting Minutes July 16, 2014

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2014


GovernorsCathi Jones

Libby Perl

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

Karma Ester

Clint Brass

Patty Figliola

Bonnie Mangan

OfficersJack Moteff

Julius Jefferson Jr

Valerie Grasso

OthersChelsea Robertson




1. Meeting with Mary Mazanac on July 14, 2014.

President Moteff summarized the consultative management meeting with the Director. The CBA is currently being reviewed by a second editor and the editing should be completed by the end of the week. A meeting will need to be held to introduce the modified articles to the BU followed by an election to vote on ratifying the new CBA.

President Moteff also discussed the new supervisory training program. The introductory session was attended by President Moteff, VP Grasso and VP Jefferson. The online training center has a link to the website with online training courses, videos, etc. It is available to everyone and President Moteff encouraged the Board to look at it.

2. Elections

Preparations should begin shortly to meet deadlines for steps required by the Constitution such as sending out election notification cards and allowing enough time for nomination petitions to be circulated, etc.

This election ballot could potentially have several significant issues to vote on including amendments to the Constitution, delegates to IFPTE and possibly ratification of the CBA depending on how quickly the editing is completed and the Librarian signs off on it.

3. CREA Succession

President Moteff informed the Board that he will not be in the running next year for President. President Moteff asked the Board to spread the word among the membership about upcoming open positions and to think about potential candidates.

4. Budget

A current comparison of approved vs. actual budget was reviewed by the Board. Line items that went over budget were discussed. Options for next year’s budget were discussed, such as potentially adding a ‘contingency’ line item. The quorum requirement was not met at this meeting so no vote was taken on the budget; this will occur at a later date.