Retiree Association Winter Business Meeting Minutes - Dec. 13, 2022

Th​e luncheon and business meeting were called to order at 11:28 a.m. by Retirees Association President Lisa Therio​t.

Approximately 79 members and guests attended the luncheon.


Lisa Theriot, President, DCRA welcomed the members to the luncheon and business meeting. She introduced current board members and honored guests including Dallas College Chancellor Justin Lonan and other DC personnel who have been instrumental in working with the DCRA.

Chancellor's Remarks

Chancellor Lonan greeted the members of Dallas College Retirees Association (DCRA) and apologized in advance for his early departure from the luncheon/meeting early. He had a meeting scheduled previously with a Dallas College board member.

He updated the membership on current events taking place with Dallas Promise and shared early-to-college enrollment numbers. While the slight decline in enrollment numbers is due to COVID nationwide, Lonan said the numbers are slowly increasing at 6%.

Membership and Financial Report

Diane Graifenberg, treasurer, provided a list of current membership present at luncheon, and the financial report. As of December 13, 2022, the cash on hand at Chase Bank is $30,054.59, less encumbered funds $4,383.16 (this number is different from report given due to tip given) which results in unencumbered funds of $25,171.43. Savings $505.07.

Minutes for Review and Changes to Position for Approval:

Lisa Theriot introduced Linda Savage as Interim Secretary for the Retiree Association to fill the current vacancy. The Interim Secretary position and minutes were approved by the membership.


The Newsletter is scheduled to come out in early February 2023. Lisa asked all members to complete an information form located on each table if they had not received the on-line notifications and newsletter. This form will help ensure that the data in the membership system is current.

The Event Coordinators presented plans for special events throughout the spring. (These events are detailed in this newsletter.)

If anyone has events to suggest, they are asked to send them to Lisa Theriot, DCRA President and Glenda Easter for the Spring Newsletter or any DCRA board member.

Door Prizes

Roise Steffen, Lisa Theriot and Georgia Francis coordinated announcing the door prizes.

President Lisa Theriot adjourned the business meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Linda Savage, RA Interim Secretary