January Minutes 2012

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, January 12, 2012  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:               Marie Revak, Tamara Springer, Jean Rinehart, Jody Klontz, Sandy Sarber, Jan Solkey, Frederick Sonneborn , Diana Singleton, Joe Negri, James Stevens, Char-anna Koblick,Adele Almaguer, Joe Wheeler, Kathy Troth, Barb Wadley, Patty Smith


Excused:              Janice Tabb, Kathy Seymour

Unexcused:        Peggy Lant

HR Liaison:          Sharon Hawkins


I.                Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:04 p.m. by Patty Smith

Approval of December 8, 2011 Council Minutes


Minutes were approved- motion by Char Koblick with a 2nd by James Stevens



II.            Committee Updates

Benefits Committee
Nothing to report

Parking Appeals
Nothing to report

Ad Hoc Parking  
Nothing to report

Promotions Committee
Campus wide food will be kicking off in mid-January. The Food bank is focusing on getting monetary contributions because they are able to purchase more food at a discounted price. It’s a challenge to get barrels delivered and picked up. The Food Drive is in conjunction with the Neighbors in Need Initiative - concern was raised regarding how communication will go out to Building Services workers.


Compassion Fund
Nothing to report

Webpage Committee
Website is ready to launch. Patty Smith will do a final review of site.

Checking on the status of HR website, there was a goal set to update website to include information on ECDC.

Elections Committee
Jody Klontz will review election results by next meeting


III.           New Business

·         There was an article in the Observer about the University Club giving an endowment to the Compassion Fund. There is a request for clarification on

how the approximately $70,000 will be distributed.

·         New sidewalk by Lyons is not safe. The sidewalk ends and there is only mud where it ends. Patty will take a look at the sidewalk in the area and contact the appropriate person to get the matter addressed.

·         Students are parking in areas reserved for staff. Security does not enforce the parking rules. Patty will contact Jeff Korros.

·         Can the educational benefit for staff attending non-Notre Dame institutions be

Increased?  Also had discussion about the Fred Freeman scholarship.

IV.          Old Business

·         Election of Officers

Nominations- Joe Wheeler- Vice Chair

Joe Negri- Vice Chair-declined

Jody Klontz- Vice Chair


James Stevens- Secretary

Sandy Sarber-Secretary

Marie Revak-Secretary


·         Election results- Current Officers will stay in place
Patty Smith- Chair
Jody Klontz- Vice Chair


V.            Adjournment
Motion to adjourn at 2:15 p.m.  Jody Klontz with the motion and a 2nd by Barb Wadly