Board Meeting Minutes Academic Year 2020-2021

Meeting DateMajor Topics (Click on the meeting date to see the full minutes.)

May 12, 2020 (draft)

 The first meeting of 2020-21 with new board members was held through Zoom due to COVID-19. New and continuing members introduced themselves. The board determined that the combined Meet and Greet event and Annual Meeting which was to be held on September 8, 2020 at Ability 360 should be cancelled due to COVID-19 and the vulnerablity of the attendees.  A new card-key lock was installed on the ASURA office.  Many Arizona Lesgislative actions were not addressed due to the virus.  Dick Jacob, has been chosen to serve on the State committee choosing the insurance type and carrier for the future five years.  ASURA will conitinue to mail out print copies of our newsletter. 
September 8, 2020 (draft)  The ASURA September Board meeting was held on September 8, 2020 via Zoom.  The Board tentatively approved the ASURA Scholarship amount of $10,000.  This amount will be finalized at the October meeting with the budget approval process.  Barry and Connie McNeil are working on the 3rd Decade of ASURA book as they receive submissions.  The Video History Project is also moving forward.  Connie McNeill reported that membership is up from last year. We are especially happy to see more renewals which translates into more money. The next meeting will be held on October 13, 2020 via Zoom.
October 13, 2020 (draft)  The October meeting of the ASURA Board was held on October 13, 2020 via Zoom.  The main item was the approval of the 2020-2021 budget.  An additional $1000 was added to support virtual interviewing for the Video History Project and $1500 for the publication of the 3rd Decade of Success book.  Since renewals and donations are up this year, all line items will be commensurate with last year’s amounts. Both the Video History Project and the 3rd Decade of Success book are making good progress. ABOR has asked for $5.6 Billion to support Arizona’s universities, plus another $35 million to make up for the cuts in last year’s “skinny” budget.  The Arizona state medical insurance options are extremely complicated this year and reenrollment is required.