July 10, 2014

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Notre Dame Room, LaFortune


Tami Springer, Amanda Huerta, Jan Solkey,  Evelyn Mitchell,  Kathy Troth,  Shebra Guidry, Char-Anna Koblick, Robyn Karkiewicz, Michael Mueller, Kristi Lax-Walker, Patrice Mullen


Kim Miller, Bobbi McMahon, Joe Reimers


Laura Strunk, Chef and Heather Anderson, Catering Manager  


Adam Zielinski, Tricia Dalenberg, Daniel Juckett, Elaine Brown, Joe Reimers, Marilyn Ipsen, Susan Nugent

HR Liaison:         

Sharon Hawkins, guests HR Consultants – Jenny Borg and Bernard Akatu

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:04 pm by Tami Springer.

June minutes were reviewed –Robyn Karkiewicz made a motion to approve with a second by Sheba Guidry.

II. Committee Updates

Benefit Committee

Meeting 7/30

Parking Appeals

Rep absent

Promotions Committee

SAC Logo Contest –   the submissions will be sent via email or mail to all reps to vote on

TRiO charity drive – discussed the raffle and table location, will send all reps the list of items to be raffled off   

Website Committee

Website updated


Nothing to Report

Compassion Fund

No requests

Interim Parking Committee

Rep absent

III. New Business

Laura Strunk, Chef and Heather Anderson, Catering Manager from Catering by Design were guest speakers.  Heather discussed how to place an order and who to contact.  Heather also discussed the various menus to choose from and customizing your orders.   Heather fielded questions about various costs of water, paper products etc. Website for catering menu’s: food.nd.edu – catering.  Email for placing orders: catering.1@nd.edu.

Laura shared samples of penne gorgonzola and macaroons with SAC. Laura distributed samples menus and discussed the process of ordering products for events. Laura stated 10 business days are needed to order and prep products before a big event. Laura discussed special orders that catering can do and stated and that events can be entirely customized.  Laura explained about the Food Service Support Facility (FSSF) and what products come out of the facility.  Laura spoke about how products are freshly made each day at FSSF and bake shop. Some of the questions Laura fielded were about the consistency of products, ice water that tastes like coffee, menu cycles and food allergies.               

Questions about Fred Freeman Freeman Scholarship Fund – who makes up the committee and who determines whom receives the scholarship. 

Comment about Legal Assistance and Will Preparation – can get assistance through Life Works (Employee Assistance Program) call 1-5900 for more information or go to HR website: HR.nd.edu – type in life suites and will direct you to additional information too.

IV. Additional Business


V.  Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn at 3:01 pm. 1st Michael Muller. 2nd Evelyn Mitchell.