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Meeting Minutes from November 15, 2010

November 15th, 2010 by Mary

PCSW Meeting Minutes 11/15/2010

Present:  Nancy Betchart, John P. Clark, Jessica Dutille, Chantalle Forgues, Stephanie Halter,  Cresta LaMontagne, Jessica Pelletier, Mary Petz, and Mary Washburn

 Absent:  Marjorie King, Anne Lebreche, Alice O’Connor, Delilah Smith and Kathy Tardiff

The Minutes of the October 18, 2010 meeting were approved.

WEBSITE UPDATE – We have a new web site and Mary Petz is the editor for the Commission.  Mary has updated the list of resources and the information for the Theo Kaliko/POWA Award will be added.  Nancy suggested that Continuing Education notices could be put on our calendar on the web page.  We will also have a list of resources that are now in house but might be available for the community.  It was also noted by Mary that the old web site is still there.  Other suggestions:  inform new employees about the web site; have a form for funding requests on line; ask HR to link to our site rather than linking to HR.  It was noted that we do have a link to the Women’s Studies Council and they have a link to our site as well. 

WORKING GROUPS:

            Theo Kalikow/POWA Award Ceremony – Please save the date of Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Heritage Hall for this very special event.  Mary will contact Becky Noel for suggestions for a speaker.  Mary, Alice and Anne will meet very soon to work on the criteria for the community award and organize the event.  Mary will contact Becky Noel for suggestions for a speaker.

               Family Policy at PSU – Cresta met with Karen Saunders of the Center for Young Children and Families . Barriers to offering a 12 month program include money and staff.  Her staff might quit if they had to work year round.  The weather, lack of air conditioning, no trees for shade during the summer and a 12 month program would change their accreditation status.  The children might go to other programs or to private babysitters/nannys. 

Infant care – no space.   If a space opens during the school year it is filled by February.  The Center is part of the Education Department and serves as a lab and instruction center.  If the Center was year round, it would have to have student workers.  Presently, all the staff is benefited except for one position.  Some of the staff cannot afford the tuition for their own children.  The Center sees this program as an education program and not one to provide child care (a benefit program).  The University funds 60% of the Center’s budget.  They want to discontinue the kindergarten program because of the availability of public kindergarten.  The next step is to conduct a needs assessment survey.

There are two spaces at the library that could be used for nursing mothers.  There are also places on the first and second floors of Hyde Hall.  Cresta is looking at space in the HUB, Silver Center and the PE Center and there are two spaces in the ice arena. 

               Young Women’s Leadership Conference – This event has been cancelled for this spring.  Hopefully, it will be rescheduled for next year.

                Sexual Assault on Campus – Stephanie has drafted a memo; please give feedback on her memo.  Chantalle is also working on this issue.

NEW BUSINESS:  AWARE has requested $75 funding for tee shirts for one of their projects.  It was a unanimous vote to support this.

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, December 13, 2010.  Stephanie will email the group about this date to make sure people can attend.

Respectfully submitted, Mary Gardocki Washburn, Scribe

Meeting Minutes from October 18, 2010

October 18th, 2010 by Mary

PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY

President’s Commission on the Status of Women

Minutes/October 18, 2010

Present:   Stephanie Halter, Alice O’Connor, Nancy Betchart, Cresta LaMontagne, Jessica Pelletier, Delilah Smith, Kathy Tardif, Mary Petz, and Mary Washburn

Absent:    John P. Clark, Jessica Dutille, Chantalle Forgues, Marjorie King and Anne Lebreche

The Minutes of the September 20, 2010 meeting were approved with minor corrections. 

Stephanie reminded the group of Women’s History Month in March of 2011.  The theme is: “Our History is Our Strength.”  Kathy suggested we look for a keynote speaker for the Theo Kalikow Award/POWA Award Ceremony from the field of science or psychology – two areas that are many times overlooked.

 There is a meeting today at 3 pm of the committee planning the Young Women’s Conference to be held here in March 2011 for girls age 14-18.

Stephanie then suggested we break up into our groups and brainstorm ideas and suggestions. 

 Here is the list of groups and members:

Theo Kalikow Award/POWA Award Ceremony:    Anne Lebreche, Alice O’Connor and Mary Washburn

Family Orientated Policy and Practices:     Nancy Betchart, Cresta LaMontagne, John C. Clark, Kathy Tardiff and Alice O’Connor

Sexual Assault on Campus:    Stephanie Halter, Chantalle Forgues, Delilah Smith, Jessica Pelletier and Mary Petz

The members present at this meeting had very productive group meetings.

The next meeting is scheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010, at 1 pm in Hyde 435H.

Respectfully submitted:  Mary Gardocki Washburn, Scribe

                             

                             

 

              

 

 

Meeting Minutes from January 19, 2001

January 19th, 2001 by Mary

PCSW Minutes 01/19/2001

Present: Kathy Kelsey, Ann Kulig, Cathie Leblanc, Mia Poliquin, Daphne Morin, MaryEllen Godville.

ACTION ITEMS

  • Send out sample bio’s for web page Kathy K. 1/26/2000
  • PCSW Member Bio’s in oz account Each member 2/14/2001
  • PCSW summit committee to discuss agenda Mary Ellen, Daphne, Ann, Kathy K. 1/24/2001
  • Thank You notes to HR and Jack Storms. – Anne K.
  • Anne will send spring schedules to fill in. – Anne K.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Minutes from the November and December meetings were approved. Kathy Kelsey volunteered to be scribe for the meeting.

A new web page designed by Senior Graphics Art major, Jack Storms, was presented and approved. Discussion ensued as to the necessity of PCSW member bio’s being up to date since links from the member page will be available.. Kathy will email sample biography samples to all members. Bio’s should be finished by Feb.14 Anne will write a thank you note to Jack. She will also write one to HR regarding the new Sexual Harassment policy and suggest that procedural steps for how to file a complaint be listed on their web site.

Women’s History Month.
Mia is hoping to engage N.H. Gov. Shaheen for March 29th. A letter was written to her by President Wharton requesting her coming to PSU. After some discussion it was decided to open up her talk to the campus and community in the Heritage Room. If Shaheen is not able to make it, we should consider a backup speaker. Suggestions were Pres of NH Women’s Commission or Theresa de Langis.

The day she is here is also the target date of a joint PCSW meeting between Keene, UNH, and PSU. A sub committee was formed to plan the day’s agenda consisting of Anne, Kathy, Daphne, and Mary Ellen. Cathie Leblanc and Mia Poliquin offered assistance but would not be able to attend the first meeting scheduled for 1/24/01 at 1:30 pm. Daphne mentioned items to consider for the day including assigning facilitators and note takers to each group, planning a host for next year, a welcome from Pres. Wharton, compiling a post-workshop report. Kathy K. suggested opening up the main speaker to community members such as The Task Force against Domestic Violence, Whole Village, Main Street Center.

Mia will not be asking for support money from PCSW this year so that the funds can be used for the joint PCSW summit and speakers. We decided to also request funding from President Wharton.

Mary Ellen is still looking into getting “Did You Hear That,” a talk about subliminal messages in music, for Women’s History Month on March 27th.

More Women Students Wanted.
Mia reported that Tim Keefe is forming a committee to look into how to keep female students at PSU. Compared to other Colleges like PSU, we seem to have fewer women. Because women usually have higher retention rates, we would like to get and keep them in the student population. Mia is sitting on the committee as a representative for the Gender Resource Center. It was suggested to additionally have another PCSW representative.

Spring Meeting Schedule.
Anne will send everyone blank schedules to fill in so she can coordinate all schedule to help plan spring meeting times.

Planning Committee Response.
The Planning Committee responded to the fall letter sent by PCSW suggesting that facilitators for planning sessions be trained. They took the suggestion and said they would pursue it. In the meantime, Terri Lessard from HR had written some guidelines for facilitators.

Surveys.
Kathy Kelsey mentioned that it is time we look at redoing the student and faculty/staff surveys. Mia noted that a committee is currently working on a broad survey for all students and that perhaps we could dovetail off the end of it. She will keep us informed of the process.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.

Meeting Minutes from December 8, 2000

December 8th, 2000 by Mary

PCSW Minutes 12/08/2000

Present: Anne Kulig, Annie Valdmanis, Irene Cucina, Mary Ellen Godville, Liza Tallarita, Maura Dougherty, Mia Poliquin

October 27, 2000 minutes were approved as written.

The first Women’s History Month Planning Committee Meeting will be on 12/11/00 at 5:30 in HUB 119. Mia will be chairing this committee and will bring information back to PCSW. Liza is also interested in planning. All are welcome to attend the meetings or email suggestions to Mia.

Mary Ellen reported on the joint PCSW meeting with PCSW’s from other campuses. The tentative agenda will include topics such as: common bonds, goals, networking, sharing accomplishments and programs, etc. Mary Ellen will contact Retha about writing a letter to Gov. Shaheen to see if she would speak at this event. The letter will specify a few dates that the meeting could happen and see when the Gov. is available. Those dates are March 1,2,6,7,8,26-30. The Gov. will be asked to reply by 12/15 by email or snail mail. The Gov.’s speech during the PCSW meeting will be open to the campus.

We will have a webpage update at the next meeting.

Anne talked about having other women’s committees report to PCSW periodically in order to share resources and current happenings. It was discussed that Cathie might be willing to report for the Women’s Studies Council and that Mia will report what’s happening at WSGR and for Women’s History Month.

Mia gave an update on what has been going on regarding Ryan Rush and his Boozecan column in the Clock. Basically, he wrote an offensive column in the 11/17/00 issue and then Mia and Gary Richie met with him to discuss the implications of such a column. We will keep and eye on his writing in future editions of the Clock.

Anne passed out an article on equal pay and suggested that this might be a good time for PCSW to take a look at pay equity at PSU. Irene mentioned that this was a timely issue because money has come to PSU to bring salaries up to the UNH level and there has been much discussion on how to use that money. Irene mentioned that Naomi Kline has been very active in those discussions and that she’d make a good member of PCSW in the future or a speaker if the Gov. can’t make it. It was decided that we will discuss this topic at the next meeting.

Irene will keep us updated on what happens to the professor who has been publicly making fun of the campus clean-up crew.

In January, we will talk about inviting President Wharton to a meeting as well as someone to give us an update on the Sexual Harassment Policy once the cabinet and the constituency groups ratify it.

There will be no meeting on 12/15. Mary Ellen will update via email about the Gov.

Next two meetings will be 1/12 and 1/26 at 9am.

Submitted by: Mia Poliquin, scribe for a day

Meeting Minutes from October 13, 2000

October 13th, 2000 by Mary

 

PCSW Minutes 10/13/2000

The Commission met in the Lower Tower Room (002) of Lamson Library.

Members present: Anne Kulig, Chair; Cathie LeBlanc; Liza Tallarita; Annie Valdmanis; Daphne Morin; Kathy Kelsey; Irene Cucina; Deb LeBlanc, Mia Poliquin, Maura Dougherty
Guest: a student named Katie (whose last name I didn’t catch)

The minutes from the last meeting were accepted with minor revisions (spellings of names).

Planning Day:
Kathy reported on problems with the October 12 planning day. Women’s voices were not heard. Kathy will draft a letter to the planning committee to address these problems.

November Meeting Dates:
Because of the two holidays during the month of November, we will meet on November 3 and November 17 at 8am. Irene will check whether Frost is available for these meetings. If not, we will meet somewhere in the library.

Report from the June Women’s Leadership Conference:
Liza and Katie reported on the wonderful things they learned at the conference. We each did a small self-assessment exercise. They suggested that perhaps someone from the commission could attend next year as the student group’s advisor. Liza will investigate whether we can get someone to come to campus to talk about holding people accountable for their words and actions.

Budget:
Daphne reported that $1000 has been transferred to our account. Our balance is $1171.14.

Training Funds:
Anne reported on a conversation with Terri Lessard regarding training funds. Terri does have some money available that we might be able to tap into in order to bring speakers to campus. Speaker’s topic must be applicable beyond PCSW, to other faculty and staff.

Web Page:
Kathy and Cathie reported that progress is being made on the PCSW web page.

Several members of the commission (including the scribe) left at this point (8:50) because of class committments.

Submitted by: Cathie LeBlanc

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