Elders Association, Inc.
Annual Corporation Meeting Agenda
September 12, 2010
The meeting was
called to order at 3:30 PM by President Doug Donaldson.
Roll Call by
called the role by passing a sign in sheet.
in attendance: Doug Donaldson, Chris Heacox, Bob Kravecs, Ron
Niederwerfer, Michael Joyce, Tim Vellrath, Tom Stevens and Don Burr.
Members in attendance: Bob Kelley, Shelly Katz, Jeff Davis, John
Pappanikou and Steve Rogers.
were no Non-voting members present were: recent grads who pay their
dues become voting members after the time lag in the by-laws).
a Quorum by Doug Donaldson.
Appointment of Parliamentarian.
of Minutes from the last annual meeting.
Brother Don Burr's written report
Account $ 3,102 (3,602 in
Deposit $64,551 (was
63,194 in 2009)
Account $45,009 (was 43,085 in
There are three certificates of
deposit with rotating maturity dates approximately every four
months. Interest rates range from 1.34% to 2.1%. Brother Don Burr
reported that interest rates have dropped significantly and when
these certificates are rolled over we will not be able to renew at
rates even close to those we have now.
Brother Bob Kravecs moved
acceptance of the report and Brother Tim Vellrath seconded: Carried.
Housing Committee Report:
Brother Doug Donaldson reported
that the committee remained in touch with local realtors Brother
Peter and his wife Doryann Plante to research property in the Storrs
area. They toured (virtually or in person) several more properties
and decided that we would need a legal in-law apartment to bring the
legal number of residents up to eight from the four allowed by town
zoning in a single family residence. The problem to date has been
that any property that seems suitable is either too far from campus
or is in too upscale a neighborhood.
TEA has commitments from several
Elders Brothers but we are intentionally delaying collection due to
the House Bill that is still active in Congress that may make
donations to campus housing tax deductible.
Steve Rogers was asked to report
on the recent changes to Mansfield’s zoning regulations. He
reported that the town just passed a reduction from 4 to 3 ij the
number of non-related people who may share a residence. The town
also passed draconian parking regulations that will significantly
rachet up the number of parking violations in town. (all spaces
must be paved and marked)
Discussion of University Housing
ensued. It was decided that the Active Chapter does not support an
attempt to secure a University facility in Husky Village in spite of
TEA’s recommendation to pursue this course. SAE and AGR are
successful off campus. We should look into their housing
situation. Perhaps we can model it.
5 Zetes live in the current leased
house (known as “Puke House” because of the unfortunate color it is
Brother Bob Kravecs moves
acceptance of the report. Brother Michael Joyce seconded. Carried.
Brother Michael Joyce reported that the web page
continues to be visited regularly, We are still looking for a
complete email list so please submit updates whenever your address
changes. He updates the page regularly with new news and photos as
well as reports from the undergraduates. He is still seeking news
and photos with which to refresh the site. He remarked that the
lost Elder list is growing.
Brother Michael Joyce will post the “Theta is 50”
photos as soon as he receives them.
There were no undergraduates in
House is in great shape
The Chapter's major goal, clearing
their debt to the Grand Chapter, was accomplished with hep from the
Theta Fund at Zeta Psi Headquarters. The Chapter paid over $6,000
and the Fund paid an additional $4,000 to clear the books.
The new Phi is Tim Gaydosh.
Chapter Active Scholarship Grant:
Fund at International Headquarters:
House Fund Raising:
In 2007 a plan was discussed to solicit funds from
alumni members to raise $100,000 over five years to supplement the
existing housing funds. Brother Michael Joyce made an informative
presentation and Brother Doug Donaldson was charged to begin the
program. EDITORS NOTE: Subsequent to the initial
meeting in 2007 Brother
Donaldson learned that a vehicle for tax deductible donations was
before the Congress of the United States. Therefore, the
implementation of the campaign was put on hold until the resolution
of that proposal.
Brother Bob Kravecs reported on
the “Theta is Fifty” celebration. The entire weekend came within
$200 of breaking even and a great time was had by all who attended.
It was noted that several expenses would not be needed at the next
event; specifically the band, and many of the printed favors (cigar
bands, glassware). The bus trip to the old Chapter Houses was well
received but the highlight was the banquet at Alumni House.
of Actions Taken by TEA Board since last meeting:
Report from the New Orleans Convention:
Election of Directors:
The following Brothers were
elected as directors: Tom Stevens, Don Burr, Ron Niederwerfer, Doug
Donaldson, Chris Heacox, Bob Kravecs, Tim Vellrath, Tristan Laurie,
Michael Joyce, Bob Kelley, Shelly Katz, Jeff Davis, John Pappanikou
and Steve Rogers.
The Brothers elected as directors
select the officers and those not elected as officers serve as the
Ode and Adjournment
submitted in Tau Kappa Phi,
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