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Chaparral 2014-2015: 23.5 Classified Council Corner

Classified Council Corner (April 2015)

Classified Council Corner

by Wendy Grove

Classified Council President


April is fundraising season for Classified Council and the recent See’s Candies sale for the Student Worker Scholarship fund has been a success. We thank everyone who purchased chocolates as the spring sale is one of the primary sources of our scholarship money. For those who have a green thumb, we are again holding a Flower Power fundraiser that is about as easy as they come. You can order what you like online, it is shipped directly to you, and Classified Council gets 50% of the profit. That fundraiser will last until mid-April. Look for the email announcements with a link to the GCC Classified Council landing page.

We have been thrilled with the positive response to our new Get Moving Series. And though our April events are winding down, we do plan to continue to offer as many activities as we can and will hopefully expand the offerings in the future. Our members as well as “Friends of the Classified Council” are welcome to submit ideas or give us contact information for anyone who might be able to lead exercise classes, hikes, etc. The events are great for your health, as well as great opportunities to meet other employees with similar interests. The Classified Council Board found that participating in the recent “Uptown Funk” video shoot was also a good teambuilding experience. We thank Suzy Sargsyan for leading the way in both the “Uptown Funk” rehearsals and our zumba classes.

In March, Classified Council sponsored a Women’s History Month event featuring Professor Peggy Renner as the speaker. Her talk, “Women Who Made GCC What it is Today” focused on some of the female leaders in GCC history. We hope to make this an annual event and welcome any suggestions of other GCC women in history that should receive attention. Our April 9 lecture, “The Realities of Rape Culture,” features guest speaker Annie Wynn, MSW and Program Director for CSP Inc. Victim Assistance Programs. She is also the daughter of Classified Council Secretary Jenny McMahon.

In May, we’ll have the Classified Employees Week events including the faculty/staff basketball game and Bingo games. It will also be time to start collecting scholarship applications and begin nominations for board elections. The Classified Council picnic will be in June, where we will present the scholarships and announce the next board.

If you are not sure of your membership status, please contact me or one of our other board members and we will check that for you. The Classified Council picnic is free to current members.

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