B.O.G. Meeting September 16, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2015

In attendance:

Governors

 

Karma Ester

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Cathi Jones

Michael Martin

Brian Reeder

Mallary Stouffer

 

Officers

 

Valerie Grasso

Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

Stewards and Others

 

Bill Canis

John Mickey

Jack Moteff

Dennis Roth

Randy Schnepf

 

Minutes: none.

Anniversary Update: It is tonight.

Election Update: Post cards have been sent. The elections will be held at a table near escalator on the 6th floor from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Notice went out asking for poll watching volunteers. Need someone to put together the annual meeting.

Budget: Motion by Gov. Stouffer to approve budget as presented (with thanks to Phillip). Seconded by Gov. Reeder. Passed unanimously.

Pope Visit: Reportedly, the Library is allowing episodic telework on the 23rd. There is confusion about what CRS is doing. CREA will ask about flexibility is moving compflex or telework days. There will be a check point getting off the Capital South metro on Sept 24th. Staff will need to show their badges.

Policy Review and Amendments: Changes in CRS policies will be posted on the webpage, but it is not clear how staff will be informed. There is no consultation that has happened with staff.

Possible Shutdown: Management is working on a procedure where analysts could be called in even if they were not emergency personnel. The question is who is necessary for Congress to fulfil their duties.

Meeting adjourned at 1:50.

B.O.G. Meeting September 9, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2015

In attendance:

Governors

 

David Bradley

Carol Hardy-Vincent

Bonnie Mangan

Michael Martin

Betty-Jean Oladapo

Mallary Stouffer

 

Officers

 

Valerie Grasso

Clint Brass

Phillip Brogsdale

Alison Siskin

Susan Thaul

Stewards and Others

 

Elaine Heisler

John Mickey

Jack Moteff

Randy Schnepf

 

Minutes: Accepted August 19th, August 26th and September 2nd with minor edits.

Election Update: Election is Sept 30th. Petitions and biographies are due today. Table is ordered near escalator on the 6th floor. Will put out schedule of poll watching.

Anniversary Update: It is a week away. Guests may be invited. Please RSVP.

Budget: Discussed the FY2016 budget. Next FY will examine how savings is managed. A big THANK YOU to our treasurer, Phillip Brogsdale for all the work he does! Budget will be voted on next week.

Open Forum:

  • Discussed Pope’s visit flexibilities, A&P tool issues, and new member breakfast (which went well).

Meeting adjourned at 1:00.

B.O.G. Meeting September 2, 2015

CREA Board Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2015
In attendance:
Governors

David Bradley
Karma Ester
Carol Hardy-Vincent
V. Cathi Jones
Bonnie Mangan
Michael Martin
Betty-Jean Oladapo
Brian Reeder

Officers

Valerie Grasso
Clint Brass
Phillip Brogsdale
Alison Siskin
Susan Thaul
Stewards and Others

Bill Canis
John Mickey
Jack Moteff

Minutes: Accepted August 5th and August 12th with edits.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Discussed why the at-large person needs to get 20% of the Membership to sign the petition. The reason is that it is the same number as Governors need and it has always been that way. Gov. Bradley moved to adopt the amendment to the constitution as proposed and allow the membership to vote on it. Gov. Reeder seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Election postcards need to go out to the membership and we should put a link to the proposed constitutional change in the postcards. Gov. Martin suggested that someone should write an explanation of what the amendment does and that the board voted for unanimously to accept the change.
A quorum is not present so there cannot be a vote. Gov. Martin moves that we wait on the discussion and vote regarding the amendment to the next meeting. Gov. Oladapo seconded and then withdrew the second. Gov. Mangan seconded the motion. But since there is no quorum there can be no vote on the amendment. There was discussion about whether to discuss the amendment and figure out if there was a consensus of those present.
New Member Breakfast: Elaine Heisler is going to hold a breakfast for new CREA members on September 8th. We are expecting a good turnout.
Anniversary Update: In looking through the minutes there was a Sense of the Board that the party should have a budget of no more than $5000, but there wasn’t a formal vote. Gov. Martin motioned that the 40th Anniversary Committee be allocated a budget of no more than $5,000 to hold an anniversary party. Gov. Reeder seconded the motion. Discussed the proposed funding for the event. Motion passed unanimously. We will have people at the door to make sure that only CREA members attend. Gov. and Stewards will get a copy of a flyer to post in the division. There will be volunteer greeters and a meeting with Gov. Martin and Sec. Siskin to discuss the role of the greeters.
Election Update: Election is Sept 30th. Petitions and biographies are due Sept 9th. Kevin Coleman and Sam Garrett have graciously agreed to be the election co-chairs. There was a discussion of who is running and where there are open positions.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00.