FURA NOMINATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Friday, June 8, 2012
The meeting of the FURA Nomination Committee was held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant in Clovis. Barbara Thomas, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. The following committee members were present: Barbara and Tim Thomas, Vivienne Oxley, Yolanda Moreno, Steven and Flo Deak and Cathy and Walt Franzell.
Barbara reviewed the nomination and election procedures outlined in the FURA bylaws. She stated that the following FURA members expressed an interest in remaining on the Board of Directors: Carole Sarkisian-Bonard as ex officio (2 years); Melinda Homola, ex officio (2 years); Flo Deak (1 year); Steven Deak (1 year); Barbara Thomas (3 years); Vivienne Oxley (2 years). The following FURA members expressed an interest serving on the Board or assisting the FURA organization in various capacities: Cathy Franzell, Tim Thomas, Mike Starry, Charlie Clark, Walter Franzell, Yolanda Moreno, and Ernestine Hopson. She added that Walt Franzell is currently the Newsletter Editor; Mike Starry is working with Don Kisner to take over as FURA Webmaster; and Charlie Clark as Negotiations Research Historian.
The following were recommended for three open positions on the Board: Cathy Franzell, Tim Thomas and Yolanda Moreno.
Nominations for Officers: President: Tim Thomas (3 years; Vice President: Cathy Franzell (3 years); Secretary: Flo Deak (1 year); Treasurer: Barbara Thomas (3 years); Assistant Treasurer: Vivienne Oxley (2 years). The names will be published in the FURA newsletter as an opportunity to provide for open nominations electronically. A reasonable period of time will be assigned for this purpose and if during that period no other nominations are received, the nominated slate of officers will duly serve. The Secretary was asked to provide a complete list of mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to all the Board of Directors for reference purposes.
Considerable discussion ensued regarding the FURA III group and their desire to pursue measures to regain health benefits from Fresno Unified School District as promised at the time of their employment. This proposed action would need to be approved by the FURA Board of Directors. It was noted that FURA was not currently anticipating any further legal action; that those retirees retiring after September 1, 2006 organize and define goals and strategies independent of FURA. It was suggested that postcards go out to all members clarifying and outlining the purpose of FURA; that there exists some confusion among the members in this regard. Tim Thomas stated he would compose the information to be included in this mailing.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Florence Deak, Recording Secretary