Board Updates

Board Meeting Notes

2021

  • View the March 8, 2021 Annual HCAA Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Highlights
      • The SUAA letter campaign encouraging membership resulted in 320 new members for the organization, 8 of them in our chapter.
      • The co-sponsored webinar on preparing for retirement presented last month had 160 registrants, with about 60 of them Harper faculty and staff.
      • Updates have been made to the In Memoriam and New Retirees section of the website.  A new section was added called Extra Offers, which includes some added benefits to membership in SUAA/HCAA.  

  • View the January 18, 2021 Annual HCAA Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Highlights
      • Our list of email addresses is being updated and corrected so that all members should be able to receive our various communications.
      • Watch for a mailing from SUAA, encouraging membership in the organization, which is especially important at this time of serious budgetary concerns at the state level. A strong SUAA can fight more effectively for our pensions and benefits.
      • Our HCAA website continues to be expanded, and includes lots of useful tips and information for all. Most recent additions include helpful info for those planning to retire and/or sign up for Medicare in the near future.

2020

  • View the November 16, 2020 Annual HCAA Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Highlights
      • Results of the November 3rd General Election were discussed, including the failed Fair Tax Amendment proposal and potential consequences, and other pertinent legislative news.
      • The new book club discussion group has had solid interest, first meeting to take place on December 2nd. A number of HCAA members have expressed interest in informal Zoom meetings, perhaps a Zoom Happy Hour concept, in order to have time to catch up with each other.
      • Letters will be sent to those HCAA members who don’t seem to get our email communications, due to old email addresses on file.

  • View the October 29, 2020 Annual HCAA Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Presentation by Harper College President, Dr. Avis Proctor, was held via Zoom. See the presentation here.
      • Harper’s quick response to the COVID pandemic
      • Harper’s efforts to support students in need
      • The Promise Program
      • Canning Center (Building A) capital project update
  • View the October 5, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • The upcoming election was discussed, and helpful information about early voting options and methods to research local candidates was shared and posted to the website.
    • Highlights from the SUAA Annual Meeting, which was held on September 30th, were shared and are included in the notes, as well as on the website.
    • The annual HCAA meeting with a presentation by Dr. Avis Proctor has been set for October 29th, 2020, at 3:00 pm via Zoom.
  • View the September 10, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Welcome! to new Members-at-Large Carole Bomba, Karen Johnstone, and Barb Anderson. We are glad to have you with us! Opportunities are still available for additional members-at-large. Please contact President Linda Frank at laf948@sbcglobal.net or any Board member to learn more.
    • Legislative Report reminder:
      • The general election is November 3rd.
        • Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 6th, or if online, Sunday, October 18th.
        • Early voting runs from October 19th – November 2nd.
        • Vote-by-mail applications are available now.
    • Social Committee: The possibility of a Zoom presentation in late October regarding things retirees wished they had known prior to retiring is being considered. Other online options were discussed.

  • View the July 23, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Discussed the Fair Tax proposal, to be voted on in November general election.  For pros and cons, see the most recent Legislative report.
    • HCAA is looking for new Board members.  We want YOU!  If interested, contact President Linda Frank at laf948@sbcglobal.net or any Board member.
    • The fall annual SUAA will be held on September 30th.

  • View the May 21, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • First Online Zoom meeting held.
    • HCAA makes a $1000 donation to the Harper College Student Emergency Relief Fund.
    • Social Report: Ravinia closing for the season. Several online/Zoom social “outings” being considered. Stay tuned.

  • View the Feb 13, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • Important Insurance Update – Dependents on their health insurance need to be prepared to verify their dependents’ eligibility with the Department of Central Management Services.
    • Various Social Events Discussed
    • Legislative Update
  • View the Jan 9, 2020 Board meeting notes here to read details.
    • HCAA Constitution and Bylaws Review put on hold
    • SUAA Dues increased to $44 (previously no increase for at least 6 years)
    • Legislative Update

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