Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Advisory Council Meeting

June 9, 2011


Held at 2573 Midpoint Drive, Ste. 108

Fort Collins, Colorado  80525


Members Present:

Jay Adams

Nancy Arthur

David Born


Peggy Bowers

Carolyn Funk

Marcy Greenslit


Judy Jones

Randy Mergler

Ellen Pihlstrom


Bill Prather

Mary Shultz

Earl Stevens


Bob Tholl

Stan Ulrich

Sharon Zamora





Members Absent :

Melissa Buckskin

Helen Davis

Howard Hay


Debbie Tellez







Staff Present:

Tina Corrigan-Hugo

Ruth Long

Ed Rutherford


Laura Walker







Guests Present:

Elaine Boni

Cherrie Thornton



Marcy Greenslit called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m.


Bob Tholl stated that a correction should be made in the minutes of last month.  It was reported that his committee had not made a report in said month but one was given.   The minutes were approved as amended.


Marcy Greenslit reported that the Executive Committee reviewed goals and discussed the slate of officers.

Election of Officers

Marcy Greenslit asked the Council if there were any nominations for chair.  None were recommended.  Marcy asked if there were any nominations for vice-chair.  None were recommended.  Stan Ulrich moved that the slate of officers, Bob Tholl as chair and Judy Jones as vice-chair, should be accepted by acclamation.  Jay Adams seconded.  The motion passed unanimously. 


Ruth Long reported that Laura Sutherlin ended her position on June 3 and Linda Rumney has moved into the as ARCH Coordinator.  Tina Barker is working on a project and could not attend this meeting.  Lynette and Katy are on vacation.  Ruth is currently working to fill the ombudsman position that was opened by Linda when she became the ARCH coordinator.  She hopes to be able to announce the new staff member at our next advisory council meeting. 


Ruth stated that all the proposals are in for new contracts starting July 1.  We have received proposals for all current services.  Two competing proposals for Counseling for Caregivers and Counseling for Grandfamilies were submitted.  As yet, no decision has been made.  The next step will be to get the contracts out to all successful proposals next week. 


Ruth visited Estes Park last week.  She was invited to do a presentation at the meal site on the Community Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA) and mention specifically the outcomes that impact Estes Park.  The presentation went well with about 25 people in attendance.  Ruth announced that the Estes Park Senior Center is offering fundraising breakfasts on Saturdays in July.  She distributed a flyer about the events. 


Ruth asked the Council for a vote on the restructuring of committees.  She distributed a copy of the new structure which will start in July.  There was one change was suggested to the Planning, Funding and Partnership Committee.  The Committee will now be known as the Grantee Management and Evaluation Committee.  Ruth asked for a motion to accept the changes.  David Born moved to accept the new structure, and Bob Tholl seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.  Ruth distributed a sign-up sheet for the committees and stated that each member should commit to serve on at least one committee. 


David suggested that the Council should express gratitude to the legislature for Older Coloradans funding.  Jay Adams moved to have David Born draft a letter to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house, to thank them for continuing to fund the older American act programs. David seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


Staff Reports

Linda Runmey stated that this is her first week as the ARCH coordinator and is learning a lot. 


Mary Shultz gave a brief biography.

Office on aging presentation:  Four Year Plan Wrap-up

Ruth presented a PowerPoint presentation of the 2007-2011 Four Year Plan Initiative Summary Results. 



Fort Collins Senior Advisory Board Report (SAB)

Cherrie Thornton announced that the SAB heard a presentation on transportation from a gerontology student from Massachusetts.    


Loveland Senior Advisory Board (SAB)

Earl Stevens stated that there is nothing new to report.


Foundation on Aging (FOA)

Mary Shultz reported that the FOA Board committees are getting organized.  There has been a dramatic increase in requests for emergency funds. 


Larimer County Commissioner

No report given.


Human Relations Commission 

No report given.


Community Outreach & Education Committee

Mary Shultz reported that they are discussing outreach to the medical community.


Media & Public Relations Committee

Bob Tholl reported that the Committee is working on several projects:  articles to the Coloradoan, the media breakfast, the Special Needs Registry and Facebook.


Planning, Funding & Partnership Development Committee

David Born reported that the Committee is discussing the raw data from CASOA, specifically on how people with the lowest income responded to the survey. 


Public Policy & Advocacy Committee

Stan Ulrich reported that the Committee has started working on their housing survey.  Because Stan has received some complaints from members in senior housing, a committee member is working on a one-page information sheet. 



Stan stated that “Shredding Day” is this Saturday and the Fort Collins Senior Center annual All American Picnic fundraiser is Friday, July 1.



Marcy adjourned the meeting at 3:10.

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