Board Minutes February 2011

Senior Academy Board Meeting

Glendale Library

February 22, 2011

Members Present:  Marge Applegate,  Pat Blake, William Bosron, Theodore Cutshall, Mark Grove, Mary Grove, Giles Hoyt, Carlyn Johnson,  Walter Linne, Golam Mannan, Arthur Mirsky, Leon Rand.

Members absent: Noel Duerden, Nick Kellum, Shirley Newhouse

Call to Order:  President Giles Hoyt called the meeting to order at 10:10 am.

Minutes:  It was moved/seconded (Grove/Rand) that the minutes be approved.  Motion carried.

President’s Report:

>Giles reported that Dottie Swinney has been discharged from the hospital and is currently with her daughter.  She is on target with her recovery.  Everyone extended their best wishes to Dottie for a swift recovery.  Sue Ellen, in Dr. Sukhatme’s office, has graciously agreed to help the Senior Academy during Dottie’s absence.

>Giles reported that the last lease for the Faculty Club was not executed.  Therefore, negotiations continue to seek a mutually agreeable lease.

Treasurer’s Report: Leon Rand. 



52: SA Fund    

$ 7,114.05

January 31, 2011







70: SA Fund

Schol. Returning




 January 31, 2011







88: SA Fund Schol. IPS




January 31, 2011







96: SA Fund

Academic Schol



January 31, 2011







Checking Account:     


January 31, 2011

    Dues collected





*L. Rand noted that there was a $7 service fee for a deposit correction in December, 2010.

It was moved/seconded (Mannan/Johnson) that the Treasurer’s report be approved.  Motion carried.


Committee Reports:

Social/Program Committee: Carlyn Johnson

  • Carlyn noted that the hearing program was canceled.  It will be rescheduled in 2012.
  • Carlyn  updated the information on the proposed computer program.  The IUPUI University Library would like to present a half-day technology workshop.  They would like to introduce the Microsoft Office software suite to members of the SA.  The suite enables users to use a wide variety of programs that would be useful. They would then review the Lynda online tutorial system.  This system allows individuals to trouble shoot as well as get more in-depth information about the software systems.  This would be followed by a break and then an introduction to Photoshop Elements and  SKYPE.  A time for question and answers would be provided.  The program would run from 9 – Noon.  Following the workshop, individuals could schedule time to learn more about specific programs of interest.   It was suggested that the program be presented in September or October of 2011.  The board expressed a desire to offer the program.  Carlyn will follow up on it and arrange appropriate announcements.  The workshop could accommodate up to 40 persons.
  • Mary Grove reported that the trip to McCormick’s Creek is scheduled for May 5-6, 2011. There will be a program on both Thursday and Friday including a guided tour and a program about the history and work of CCC.
  • Carlyn noted that the next scheduled event is March 19, 2011.  It is the HD broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Regal Theater followed by refreshments at Carlyn’s home.
  • An announcement will go out regarding scheduled events.
  • Carlyn met with Ann Allen who heads up the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) organization that assists elders to remain in their own homes.  The current NORC assists in a specific area of Indianapolis, but other NORC programs could be developed if there is an interest.  Federal funding has expired, but other grants are available.   The board suggested that Carlyn follow up with Ann Allen to see if NORC would like to offer a program for the Senior Academy.


Nominations Committee: Bill Bosron

Bill noted that he was in the process of completing the committee membership.  He would like to send a letter out to faculty and staff  to seek nominations.  The committee will draft the letter and Giles will process it.  Faculty and staff will be alerted via e-mail, postal mail, and the web site.

Bill will meet with Giles to compile a list of terms of office and the status of current office holders (See attachment to the minutes).  A list of faculty and staff  retirees is available from Dr. Sukhatme’s office.

The nominating committee will present a slate at the April meeting.

Communications Committee: Walter Linne

Walt noted that we still need someone to edit the Sentinel newsletter.  Marge Applegate offered to contact Mary Jane Shepherd to see if she might be interested.

Last Lecture: Golam Mannan

Golam noted that the weather had delayed some committee activities.  The committee will meet next week to make final plans and identify the candidate who will present the lecture.  It will occur on March 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm.

Old Business: 

Mark Grove reported on progress with the Spirit and Place program proposed at the last meeting.  It was decided to join forces with The Shepherd Center, Silver Sneakers, and the University of Indianapolis to design a program.  The over arching theme is “The Body”.   Our program design involves three parts in 3.5 hours as follows:

  1. Shepherd Center: “Mind helping body”
  2. Silver Sneakers:  “Body helping mind”
  3. University of Indianapolis: “Forming helping Communities”

The Shepherd Center is a consortium of  churches and a synagogue that offers weekly programs and activities.

Silver Sneakers provides insurance related wellness activities

The University of Indianapolis has been involved in academic and training activities related to aging in the community

The program would conclude with a lunch including table talk and hand outs.

A proposal has been drafted and will go to Spirit and Place for consideration.  There is a $400 application fee that we could split with U of I if the board approves.  It is refundable if our proposal is not accepted.

Spirit and Place is looking at the second week in November for the program.

It was moved and seconded (Grove/Rand) that the Senior Academy support the program and provide funding up to $200.  Motion carried


New Business:  None

We adjourned by acclamation at 11:20 am

Respectfully submitted,

Margaret Applegate, Secretary        

Attachment to Senior Academy Minutes February, 2011

Board members eligible for reelection:









Board members NOT eligible for reelection:




Mary Grove

Mark Grove