Staff Council Executive Committee
October 12th, 2010 ** 10:05 a.m.
Present: Denise Bay, Lisa Herning, Angelia Case, David Washington, Debbie Skinner, Tara Hall, Leah Haines
Absent: Kelly Black
The Staff/Faculty softball game had a good turn out and the committee would like to sponsor a game next year. David asked for the committee to start thinking of ideas for improvement.
Homecoming door display
Lisa informed the committee that Staff Council received “Honorable Mention” for the Homecoming Door Contest and that we were encouraged as a committee to participate in the contest again.
David wants the committee to start thinking about what we can do for next years contest.
Mr. Pecha thought that extending the summer hours and providing a pot luck for the new staff/faculty dinner were both good ideas and would be something to look into pursuing for next year. David will keep the committee informed if there is a change.
Leah met with Julie and Brad and thought the program would be wonderful. Program would be implemented next semester. The International Mentor Program has 45-50 students on campus.
How will program be implemented?
a.) Advertisement around campus and community needs to start very soon. The mentoring program will allow anyone who wants to get involved either on campus or in the community. Individuals and family mentors are encouraged. Guidelines will need to be set in place before program begins.
b.) There will be a Mentoring Form made up for families and individuals who are interested in mentoring a student.
Goals for program:
a.) To provide holiday meals to all the students who are not able to return home for the holidays. Meals can either be set up in the lobby of South Hall or in the Ranger Perk. A pot luck meal would be provided to the students and any left over food would be given to the students. Angelia suggested providing the meal in the Ranger Perk and then providing a movie to watch after the meal. This would give students a since of “bonding” while not being able to return home over the holidays. Mentors would help a student with any questions, events, or concerns that may take place while they are attending school. Mentor Families would take the role as a “family”.
Committee voted and feels like this would be a wonderful program to be apart of and feels like this would help the students tremendously. Julie Barraza will speak with students and see how many would be interested and who would be here over the holidays. Leah will meet with Julie before our next meeting and will bring a list of how many will be participating. Committee will decide on place, date and time to provide the pot luck meals.
A date was set for November 9th at 10:00 a.m. to be our next Staff Council meeting. David will send email out when meeting room has been established.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Posted on Mon, November 1, 2010
by Denise Bay