Elders Association, Inc.
Annual Corporation Meeting Agenda
November 21, 2021
NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, this annual corporation meeting was held via ZOOM. The
meeting was called to order at 4:16 PM by Phi Bob Kravecs.
Bob Kravecs, Alpha Phi Shelly Katz, Gamma Don Burr, Sigma Ron Neiderwerfer,
Alpha Sigma Michael Joyce
Heacox, Jeff Davis, Earl Ott, Bob Bentley, Al Smith, Cal Lord
Kelley, Steve Balawajder
a Quorum by Bob Kravecs.
Appointment of Parliamentarian.
of Minutes from the last annual meeting.
The minutes from the October 18,
2020 annual corporation meeting were posted on the T.E.A. website
for review by all members.
Michael Joyce moved to approve the
minutes from the previous meeting. Jeff Davis seconded the
motion. The motion carried.
Phi Kravecs thanked the Officers
and Directors for their efforts since the last meeting,
acknowledging there had been little ongoing activity, largely due to
the pandemic. Michael Joyce moved to accept the report. Jeff Davis
seconded. The motion carried.
Gamma Burr submitted and
distributed, electronically, the Gamma’s report for the period from
1/1/21 through to the present.
The general checking account
balance, as of 11/21/21, was $9,266.23. ($8,008.87 at the
2020 meeting). This includes the $560.52 Zete4Life kickback from
Fidelity Investment Account
balance, as of 11/21/21, was $351,643.00. ($249, 483.04 at the 2020
Gamma Burr and Phi Kravecs remain
the authorized cosignatories on the accounts.
Bob Bentley moved to accept the
report. Cal Lord seconded. The motion carried.
No report. The Investment
Committee found no need to meet considering how well the markets
have been doing.
The Investment Committee continues
to use the services of Bob Kravecs’ contact: Panfilo Guglielmi.
The Investment Committee is
comprised of PHI Kravecs (Chairman), Gamma Burr, Tristan Lawrie, and
Housing Committee Report
Michael Joyce reported that, of
the approximately 720 Theta Zetes in the database, we have 214 valid
email addresses and about 200 “Lost Zetes” with no postal or email
Discussion centered around Elders
involved with “pocket groups” of Theta Zetes and to forward their
Information of their addresses to Michael Joyce so they can be added
to the main database.
Active Chapter Status:
The Active Chapter became inactive
Efforts to resume reactivation
discussions with the administration have stalled do to the
unresponsiveness of the, then, Greek Life Director Jamel Catoe.
Zeta Psi Executive Director, Tyler
Boisvert, engaged in a June 1, 2021 Zoom meeting with TEA officers.
The meeting centered around Headquarters assisting in the
reactivation effort. There appears to have been no progress in this
All graduating seniors are
solicited by Headquarters to sign up for Zete 4 Life with one half
of the funds going to the Grand Chapter and one half going to the
TEA in its support of the Active Chapter.
Donations may be made for as
little as $1.00 per week.
The TEA currently receives a
little less than $600.00 per year.
Moment of Silence:
Approval of actions taken by the
TEA Board since the last meeting:
Reactivation of the Active
Life Director, Jamel Catoe, has left UConn. He has been replaced by
Ashley Christman, Director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority
Currently, several Greek organizations have left Uconn and it
appears that the University will be entertaining applications for
expansion from interested groups after the fall semester, 2021.
Ensuing discussion of reactivation was positive due to these factors
and with the change of administrators, although there was major
concern about University recognition versus an underground effort.
There was also concern as to the sanctioning of our efforts with
Shelley Katz moved: “Prior to engaging in the reactivation of the
Theta Chapter, the TEA will seek and receive University approval,
first.” Chris Heacox seconded. The motion carried.
Michael Joyce will send Phi Kravecs information on new CFSD
Director, Ashley Christman. Bob will
then contact her and Headquarters to get the process going.
2020 - 60th Anniversary
Due to the ongoing pandemic and
the absence of an Active Chapter, discussion led to consensus to
forego the 60th anniversary and focus on holding the 65th
$5,000.00 has previously been
allocated at the July 2019 meeting.
2022 175th Zeta International
The 175th will be in
Brooklyn, NY. In August, 2022.
Ron Niederwerfer moved that “The
TEA will fund up to $3000.00 for registration, event costs,
per diem remunerations and, the hotel accommodations for a
delegate (or delegates) to the 175th Zeta Psi
International Convention. Chris Heacox seconded the motion. The
No further discussion ensued as to
who the delegate(s) would be, how he would be selected, or how
funding would be administered.
Election of Directors:
The procedure is to elect a
sufficient number of Directors from which 8 Officers are selected to
leave the By-Law mandated number of 3 to 8 remaining Directors .
All 8 Directors and 6 Officers,
currently, serving volunteered to continue on in their capacities
until the 2022 meeting. This was unanimous and without objection.
They are Officers, Phi-Bob Kravecs, Alpha Phi-Shelley Katz,
Sigma-Ron Niederwerfer, Gamma-Don Burr, Alpha Sigma-Michael Joyce,
Delta-Doug Donaldson and Directors Jeff Davis, Tom Stevens, Earl Ott,
Al Smith, Cal Lord, Harvey Beinstein, Bob Bentley, and Chris Heacox.
During the 2020 election, it was
decided not to elect the officers of Alpha Gamma (Assistant
Treasurer) and Beta Pi (Active Chapter Liaison) rendering the
current 6 officers.
Michael Joyce moved to accept the
14 current aforementioned Directors. Earl Ott seconded the
motion. Jeff Davis moved to accept the 6 Officers to remain serving
in the same capacity for another term. Al Smith seconded the
motion. Phi Kravecs cast a single vote carrying the motion.
Cal Lord nominated Shelley Katz
for sending disturbing sexually implicit videos to Theta Elders. It
was inconclusive if it was Chris (CJ) Johnson or, in fact, Shelley
himself in those videos as they do bear a remarkable resemblance to
one another. Earl Ott seconded.
Chris Heacox nominated Harry Veal
for being a lightweight refusing to reveal the heinous details as,
considering the age of most of the Elders participating in today’s
meeting, being too shocking to reVeal (no pun intended). Ron
Niederwerfer seconded the motion.
Harry Veal prevailed in a close
voice vote. Here’s to you Harry Veal, here’s to you….
It must be noted that Harry’s
election ended the 2-year stranglehold Doug Donaldson had on the HA
and that Doug is in sole possession of the Horse’s Ass plaque
rotated to each year’s winner. Give it up, Doug, or you will be in
contempt of the TEA By-Laws. (Think…Smeagel with his “Prescious”
ring of power!)
Ode and Adjournment:
submitted in Tau Kappa Phi,
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