University of Minnesota, Morris


Commission on Women


Advisory Board Meeting Summary




Date: February 28, 2003


In Attendance: Tammy Faux, Clare Strand, Miriam Panton, Leann Dean


Guests: Sara Mennen (MPIRG Women’s Task Force)


Not Present: Anna Dronzek, Shezwae Fleming, Carol Ford, Karen Johnson, Amy McGovern, Argie Manolis, Julia Dabbs (on leave)




Items discussed:  Women mark your calendars!  The CW Spring Luncheon will be at the  LaFave house on April 30th.   The time will be 11:30-1:30 in order to accommodate various lunch hours and the format will be buffet.   The theme is Stress Management for Women and will recognize that women deal with stress differently than men (tend and befriend).  Women will be asked to RSVP and commit to $5.00 for the lunch which will be collected at the door (or in advance).   The CW will provide dessert, and some surprises! Invitations will be sent out April 9th.


The board reviewed the bylaws that were established in ’93. Clare distributed a handout that explained what the board looks like now, what the bylaws say it should look like, and proposed changes. It was decided that the board would vote on the changes when more members would be present.


Sara Mennen made an announcement that the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee would be sponsoring a National Shout-out which is similar to Take Back the Night. Sara asked for the Commission’s support and it was determined that CW will pay printing costs for posters.


The leftover shower cards from Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be donated to the UMM Wellness Center, Stevens Travers Public Health, and/or the UMM Counseling Center.


The spring newsletter will feature an article on Jen Lund about R.A.D. training.  Other newsletter articles are due to Carol soon!


A $100 grant was awarded to Clare Strand for tuition to attend a seminar in St. Cloud regarding “Conflict Management Skills for Women.” 


Argie wrote an email to the board with an update about the on-going discussion of new space for Commission on Women, WRC, WOCA, Equality, Queer Issues subcommittee.


Next Board Meeting:  Friday March 21, 2003 agenda to include beginning discussion of survey to be done next year.