MSCA Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
February 1, 2002
Framingham State College
Members Present: B. Art, G. Concannon, A. Goyette, G. Kaza, W. Mahaney, P. Markunas, P. McGee, J. McKeon, F. Minasian, C. O’Donnell, L. Paolillo, G. Price, N. Price, S. Schlosberg, M. Seider, J. Stonehouse, J. Tetrault, D. Twiss.
Guests: D. Sirutis, M. Stern, E. Dorsey, J. McHale, T. Collins, C. Boudreau, A. Wass, K. Costello.
Orders of the Day:
It was moved and seconded to approve the orders of the day. The motion passed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of 7 December 2001. The motion passed.
The President’s Report:
President Markunas introduced Miles Stern, Esq., who will be filling in for Bob Whalen while he is on sick leave. The president discussed contract funding, budget issues, ERIP, the governor’s race, committee appointments and the NEA regional leadership conference. [During the lunch recess, MCLA chapter president Maynard Seider recommended that he be appointed to serve on the MSCA Grievance Committee replacing Deborah Foss. In keeping with the practice of the Board, President Markunas accepted this recommendation.]
It was moved and seconded that by February 11, 2002, the MSCA will request that the employer tell the MSCA what it intends to do with regard to payroll in every detail. The motion was approved.
It was moved and seconded that the MSCA Board go on record as favoring the postponement of the tax rollback. The motion was approved.
It was moved and seconded to invite the announced gubernatorial candidates to meet with the MSCA Board. The motion was approved.
It was moved and seconded to approve stipends for Stanley Jackson (Westfield) and Charles Wellens (Fitchburg) to attend the NCHE meeting. The motion was approved.
The MSCA vice-president, Frank Minasian, discussed legislative activity which included an analysis of the proposed fiscal ’03 state budget and its ramifications.
It was moved and seconded to have the MSCA Board go on record in opposition to increases in student fees and tuition. The motion was approved unanimously.
[During the lunch recess, the MSCA Board listened to presentations from candidates for MTA office: Candidates for MTA President Candidates for MTA Vice President Tim Collins Anne Wass Cathy Boudreau Kerry Costello The speakers presented their views and answered questions on a variety of topics of interest to the higher education membership.]
The treasurer, Gail Price, outlined our serious fiscal problems and made some suggestions for improvements.
It was moved and seconded to increase the 9020 Acct. (salaries) $7550 and to decrease the following accounts: 9010 (office maintenance) $1500 9050 (grievance) $7000 9070 (communications) $6000 9080 (conventions) $3000 9085 (elections) $5000
It was moved and seconded to divide the question. The motion failed. The main motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to take $35,000 from the reserve fund to pay local chapter reimbursements. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to go into executive session. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to come out of executive session. The motion passed.
MSCA Committee Reports:
The MSCA Board accepted the first part of the Elections Committee report ending with the word “calendar,” i.e., the first part identified the certified candidates for election to MSCA offices [Patricia Markunas, President; Frank Minasian, Vice President; Gail Price, Treasurer; Gerald Concannon, Secretary].
The MSCA Board listened to the report of the Affirmative Action Committee.
A vacancy in region 45H (MTA Board) was announced at this meeting. The position will be filled by election at the MTA annual meeting. The term commences 1 July 2002.
The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.
Gerald Concannon, Secretary, MSCA