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Committee Name: Classified Staff Association
Meeting Date: 11/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Cathy Sanders, Deborah Bauer, Natalie Prue, Tammy Johnson, Beth Walkup, Schinae Gross-Williams, Connie Deacon, Ed McGee, Randall Franklin, Dianne Sykes, Kathy Kidd, Allison Clark, Ken Bunch, Collins Friddle, Francie Dye, Twila DeMasters, and Catherine Rice.
The Minutes of October 10, 2018 were unanimously approved.
Governance Committees
 
Good News! The Governance Committee approved that both seats would now be voting members. Catherine Rice will be a voting member on the Safety and Security Committee and Vickie Bowman a voting member on the Student Success Committee.
Health, Wellness & Professional Development Ad Hoc Committees
 
CVCC did great with the 100 miles/90 days. CVCC was #17 in a group of 127.
 
The WW program (previously called Weight Watchers) held here at CVCC for employees on Wednesdays from 12 -12:45 p.m. in Room 2401 is going strong.
Functional Fitness with CVCC instructor, Rachel Madigan, is meeting on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. and has changed to Room 4207. Wear comfortable clothes. Mindful Movements taught by CVCC instructor, Mike Cundiff, just finished up.
Ten CVCC employees will participate for free in the Turkey Trot on November 22nd. You can walk, run, or cheer everyone on. Civic engagement.
Staff, faculty, and students were invited to hear Ms. Christine Kennedy, Leadership and Life Purpose Coach and COO of Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, speak on "Leading with Influence" held on October 23rd from 12-1 p.m. in Room 5145-5146. This was a successful professional development offering. Thank you Francie Dye.

 
Tom Sparhawk will be driving the new CVCC truck and the newly painted CVCC trailer. Thank you to Paul Campbell for sprucing up the trailer.
It was suggested by Francie Dye that $95 out of the $150 be used for decorating the trailer for the Christmas Parade. It was voted on and passed unanimously.
Social Committee
 
Riverviews Art Space (901Jefferson Street, Lynchburg,VA  24504)
 
Mark your calendar for the Winter Social event scheduled for Friday, December 7th (First Fridays) from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Riverviews Art Space, downtown Lynchburg. Ed McGee's band, Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers, will be the guest band. The Culture, Diversity, and International Education Committee is paying for the band. It was proposed, voted on, and approved that the CSA will donate $150.00 for food.
Cookie Day
 
CVCC students love Cookie Day. Faculty and Staff, if you are willing to donate cookies and 15-30 minutes of your time to encourage students the day before exams start, contact Ms. Beth Walkup at WalkupE@centralvi rginia.edu
Drop off cookies on December 7th and the morning of December 10th. They can be homemade or store bought.
 
Special Guest Speakers - Schinae Williams and Randall Franklin, HR Department at CVCC
 
Mr. Randall Franklin, Human Resources Director, introduced Ms. Schinae Gross-Williams, HR Recourses Analyst. Schinae spoke on Flexible Spending Accounts. There is a lot of information found on the Department of Human Resource Management website, https://www.dhrm.virginia.gov.  On the homepage, select "Health Benefits," then "Flexible Spending." This gives you different links to click on. Click on "Flexible Spending Accounts Sourcebook 2018-19." There is a table of contents also.
Flexible spending allows you to use pre-taxed dollars for eligible healthcare expenses. This has two benefits: 1} helps alleviate your taxable income because it is pre-taxed dollars and 2) you can use this account for different things. You will get a debit card for making purchases. A list of eligible items is on the website (page 3-4).  Page five shows ineligible items. The IRS has strict regulations. You cannot use flexible spending for over-the-counter drugs. Medicines must be doctor prescribed items. Typically, you sign up for this benefit during your initial start of employment, open enrollment period, or a qualifying mid-year event (i.e. marriage, divorce, birth, and adoption} or case by case. The maximum contribution is $2600 per year. Always keep your receipts because you may need to show proof to the IRS. If you have a rebate, they will
The CSA Meeting adjourned at 3 p.m.
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Connie Deacon
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