NYSFAAA EXEC COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

July 16, 2007

VIA CONFERENCE CALL

Official

 

 

Council: David Canaski, Brenda Wright, Sharon Karwowski, Kerry Lubold,

Heather McDonnell, Judi Miladin, Nancy Teodecki, Angela VanDekker,

Maria Barlaam, Sheryl Mihopolus, Andrea Mason, Earl Trethway

 

Incoming Council: Gina Soliz

 

Absent: Janet McGrath, Marilyn Faller

 

 

Call to Order 11:05 AM- Canaski

 

AGENDA ITEM: Region 4 Executive Council Representative vacancy

The position has been open since Brenda Wright accepted 1st VP. Earl Trethway is the elected incoming representative and scheduled to begin term in October 2007. Dave nominated Earl to fill the current vacancy effective July 16th.

MOTION APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

AGENDA ITEM: Acceptance of Resignation of 1st VP

Brenda Wright is officially resigning effective July 16th. Dave has accepted Brendaís resignation.

 

AGENDA ITEM:1st VP vacancy

Dave nominated Heather McDonnell for 1st VP.

MOTION APPOVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

AGENDA ITEM: Region 5 Executive Council Representative vacancy

Position is now open with Heatherís move to 1st VP. Ursula Bisconti is the elected incoming representative and scheduled to begin term in October 2007.Dave nominated Ursula to fill the current vacancy effective July 16th.

MOTION APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

PRESIDENTíS REPORT- Chair Updates:

Dave has asked Rebecca Burton (Cobleskill) and Daniel Dunn (Student Capital) to co-chair the Mentoring Committee.

Ken Storms will remain as a co-chair for the College Goal Sunday Committee.

 

At this time council members requested a discussion regarding College Goal Sunday

given the Presidentís handling of committee issues and correspondence to chairs of CGS and HS Outreach. The Officer in charge of committee (Secretary Nancy Teodecki) was not made aware of issues and/or discussions until after the fact. In concluding the discussion Dave asked Nancy to report at the September meeting for recommendations for College Goal Sunday with regards to reviewing the structure of this project and addressing the questions and issues that have occurred during the first year.

 

Further discussion pursued which incorporated some of the other current issues that were handled by the President without councilís knowledge. This discussion led to the motion to censure the President.

 

MOTION: Due to your consistent abusive behavior towards the NYSFAAA membership and its partners, I make a motion to censure you, and in doing so, Executive Council places the restriction on you from making any public or written statements (including emails) on behalf of NYSFAAA without councilís expressed approval, until the censure is lifted. Karwowski/Van Dekker.

 

President Canaski left the conference call before the discussion of the motion took place. The 1st VP, H. McDonnell, presided over the discussion and voting.

MOTION APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

President Canaski returned to the conference call, was given the voting results, and immediately verbally submitted his resignation as President. He thanked the members of council for their work this past year and then left the conference call.

 

MOTION: To accept resignation of David Canaski as NYSFAAA President.

Van Dekker/Barlaam.8- AYE, 1- NAY.MOTION CARRIED.

 

The resignation of the President resulted in the 1st VP, H. McDonnell, to now assume the role of President.

 

AGENDA ITEM: Election Results- Miladin

1 firm candidate, 2 potential. By dayís end slate should be complete.Judi will send off tomorrow (7/17) to Web Communications Chair for ATAC to post election on the web.

 

ITEM: Heather indicated that a future conference call or e-mail would be needed to fill the 1st VP vacancy.

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN- 12:13 PM- Teodecki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYSFAAA EXEC COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

July 31, 2007

VIA CONFERENCE CALL

Official

 

 

Council: Sharon Karwowski, Kerry Lubold, Heather McDonnell, Judi Miladin,

Angela VanDekker, Curt Guame, Maria Barlaam, Ursula Bisconti, Marilyn Faller, Nancy Teodecki

 

Incoming council- Gina Soliz

 

Absent: Sheryl Mihopolus, Janet McGrath, Earl Trethway, Andrea Mason

 

 

 

Call to Order 10:10 AM- McDonnell

 

Agenda Item: 1st VP vacancy

President McDonnell nominated Angela Van Dekker for 1st Vice President.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

Agenda Item: President Appreciation Award

Heather discussed the President Appreciation Award for outgoing President. Requested

feedback to her by August 6th.

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED 10:16 AM