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FSU Nuts & Bolts: FSU Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 25th 3:30 – 5PM


Dear FSU member,  

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is about our upcoming Tuesday, April 25th Annual Meeting from 3:30 - 5:00PM plus information on upcoming events.   

FSU Annual Meeting  

The Annual Meeting is held for the purpose of hearing committee reports, be updated on FSU activities, adopt an annual budget, adopt bylaws, establish dues rates and other business as needed (source: FSU bylaws and FSU policies).  Organizations such as unions are required by law to hold an annual meeting.    

Only dues paying members can attend, participate, and vote on items before the annual meeting.   

Our bylaws and policies establish a timeline of activities related to the meeting.  This year the dates are:  

March 27th:  Member email to submit new business items.   

April 4th:       Due date to receive new business items.  

April 11th:     Member email with annual meeting agenda, zoom link, and related materials (i.e., budget).  

This email is our formal notification to you that we are accepting new business items for the annual meeting.  

New Business Items  

FSU Policies state that all new business must be received no later than 21 days prior to the annual meeting, which this year would be April 4th.  The new business item must be submitted in the form of a motion and be sent to the FSU email at A confirmation email will be sent acknowledging receipt.   

If the new business item is monetary, please note the FSU Treasurer will be forwarded the new business item for the Treasurer’s review and to provide a recommendation to the annual meeting attendees.    

FSU Budget Adoption  

The FSU Executive Committee and the Treasurer are currently working on a proposed annual budget. Discussion on the proposed budget will take place at the March 31st Executive Committee meeting. The Executive Committee will then make a recommendation prior to the Annual Meeting to adopt an annual budget.  This recommendation along with the budget document will be sent to members on or before April 11th.  

Why should you attend? The FSU is you. We are a member organization. The FSU leadership (president, vice president) and executive committee works for you. Come and hear what we have been doing for you this past year. 

Upcoming event: April 6th FSU Forum on the Healey Library  

Thursday, April 6th from 12:30-2:00 is a virtual FSU forum on issues concerning the library and the working conditions of our FSU librarians.   We want your input.  Event details including the zoom link will be sent later this week.  

Event Reminders:  

Healey Archives Open House Thursday, March 30th 1:30 – 3:30PM.  

Stop by to see our amazing collection.   Archivists will be there to answer questions on how the archives and the Healey Library can assist you with your scholarship.  

MTA Annual Meeting Delegates, April 28th and 29th 

This year’s annual meeting will be hybrid (both in person and virtual).   The FSU has been allotted 13 delegate spots.  We have some openings.  Please contact us to be a delegate.  You must be an FSU member to attend the MTA meeting.


Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Senior Lecturer II                               

Political Science Department