Wednesday, January 30, 2008

CSEA January 27 Board Meeting Report

Pat Gantt, CSUEU President, sent this out today:

From: Gantt, Pat
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:37 AM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CSEA Board of Directors Report-Jan.27, 2008

Dear CSUEU Board Members:

I have drafted a synopsis of the recent CSEA Board meeting for you. The new structure of the board is as follows:
3 Statewide CSEA Officers
3 Officers from the CSUEU
3 Officers from Local 1000
3 Officers from ACSS
3 Officers from the CSEA Retirees

CSEA Board of Director’s Report

The CSEA Board of Directors met on Sunday, January 27th in Sacramento. The meeting covered a number of agenda items.
The first important action was to commend Barbara LaPlante, President of CSEA Retirees, for over 16 years on the CSEA board and 30 years of activity. Barbara LaPlante joined CSEA in 1970. She worked for California State University in Hayward before retiring in 1984. LaPlante served as Deputy Director for the Retired Division Council in 1997, and was elected to what was then known as Director in 1998. When the Retired Division incorporated in 2005, her title changed to President. She is not running for re-election as the Retiree President so this was her last meeting. She was presented with a plaque, a bouquet of flowers, and a standing ovation.

President Dave Hart in his Presidents report re-affirmed that Lee King was still the CSEA General Manager and will continue in that role. (Previous announcements on changes with the General Manager were premature.) The Board also dealt with a series of issues some of which included:

  • Funding for the Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
  • Restatement of the CSEA retirement plan
  • Amendments to the CSEA Retirement Plan
  • Authorizing the change in bank account signature to the new Officers
  • Changing to CITI Bank as Trustee of the CSEA Plan-Savings of $100K
  • Approved Region Budgets
  • Approved Addendum to Local 1000 Service agreement
  • Changed the 2009 General Council to Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 7 and 8th.
    (Logistical problems in Sacramento made that site a bigger problem than San Jose as there would have been the need to use at least 5 hotels to lodge delegates and only one was within walking distance of the Convention Center. Local 1000 helped mitigate the cancellation costs by using one hotel for another event.)
The Board also took the following action on two propositions on the February 5th ballot.

CSEA Board of Directors unanimously recommends:
  • NO on Proposition 92 -- would put community college spending on autopilot without accountability.
  • YES on Proposition 93 -- would modify current legislative current term limits and allow greater continuity in Sacramento.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this report or the CSEA Board meeting please let me know. The Board is working well together and was able to sort through some tough issues.

In Union,
Pat Gantt, President

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