University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Engineering Mathematics & Science Alumni Chapter
October 5, 2002, 8:00 a.m., Mound Room, Pioneer Student Center
Members present: Dave Kaul, Rob Ehlers, Dan Kaul, Jeff Kronser, Chuck Cornett, Bob Schmitt, John Belken, Lori Grady, Ann Philip
Guests present: Tom Covert, Joe Dresser, Matt Thalmann, Mike Olinski, Ann Philip
The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. Introductions were made.
Mike Olinski from Theta Tau reported that the deadline to get articles and photos for the Geode is the week prior to spring break. Spring break is March 15-23, 2003. The board helps to offset the cost of this 16-page publication. The board presents funds in October and June. The additional $500 received last October assisted in funding the Geode for the previous year. The funds received in June 2002 go for printing and mailing the Geode this year.
The M-Ball is scheduled for the first weekend in March in the Beaux Arts Room in the Ullsvik Center. Jessica Devenish, a UWP student, from Theta Tau, is this year’s chair of the event.
John Belken distributed the current reports. Chapter started July 1, 2001 with $12,228.47 and ended the year (June 30, 2002) with an account balance of $15,072.04.
Discussion followed as to what to do with the dollars and how much the Chapter would want to endow. Currently there is $19,000 in the checking account. A suggestion was made to establish an endowment fund for future scholarships. A motion to add supporting members scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to the 2002-2003 budget was made by Jeff Kronser. Rob Ehlers seconded. Motion passed. Line item needs to be added to the 2002-2003 budget to reflect this.
There was future review of the proposed 2002-2003 budget. A motion was made by Rob Ehlers to approve the proposed the amended 2002-2003 budget. Jeff Kronser seconded. Motion passed.
Bob Schmitt introduced the new faculty liaison, Chuck Cornett. Chuck is in the Chemistry and Engineering Physics Department.
Bob further discussed the current and anticipated government cutbacks.
The annual fish fry produced $216 in cash, $636 in checks and 2 IOUs. There were 100 students, 60 faculty, staff and alums. He mentioned that there are currently 7,500 EMS alums and only 30 alums attended. A suggestion was made to change the day for the event to a Saturday and maybe more alums would be in attendance. It was further discussed that the Special Events Committee should review the fish fry. Discussion followed.
Ann Philip, the new director of alumni services, introduced herself. She gave a report of the upcoming alumni events including Homecoming, the Athletic Hall of Fame, Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards, and Commencement.
She updated the board on the recent move of the advancement offices, which includes the foundation and alumni services. They are now located in the old bookstore in Ullsvik Center.
It was suggested that Laura Fenley, who has been the 1st Vice President, be named as the new President. Her term would run until 2005.
Jeff Kronser was nominated to serve as 1st Vice President. Lori Grady was nominated to serve as 2nd Vice President. Two director positions were open. One with a term ending 2003 and the other with a term ending 2005. Matt Thalmann was nominated to serve the term ending 2005 and Tom Covert was nominated to serve the term ending 2003. David Kaul will serve as Past-President.
A motion was made by John Belken to approve the nominations. Lori Grady seconded. Motion passed.
Discussion was held on where and when to have the spring board meeting. A motion was made by Joe Dresser to schedule the next meeting for April 5, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. Location yet to be determined. John Belken seconded. Motion passed.
President Kaul adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.