1. Minutes. The minutes of July 29, 2009, were accepted.
2. Scholarships. Steward Smitherman and Governor Stouffer presented draft guidelines for the CREA scholarship and grant program. In an ensuing discussion, the Board made several suggestions to be incorporated into the guidelines. It was agreed that the committee return with a refined proposal no later than the first week of September. The Board thanked the committee for its work.
3. CREA Coffee Klatches. Governor Moscatiello proposed that CREA host periodic social gatherings with coffee and snacks to foster staff community-building. The Board agreed that she should explore further and thanked her for volunteering to serve as coordinator. Vice President Moteff said he would invite the Stewards to a Membership Committee meeting to discuss the proposal.
Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.