Classified Senate Retreat

Classified Senate Retreat

“Fun, Fellowship and Fitness” was the theme for this year’s Classified Senate Retreat.  The Classified Senate hosted 20 staff members at this year’s retreat held on July 25, 2013 at the College Vista clubhouse.  The goal of the retreat was to provide a relaxed environment for classified staff to discuss how they can strengthen their organization and encourage more participation in Senate meetings, campus committees, and classified-sponsored events.

The group enjoyed a spirited brainstorming session over breakfast before moving on to the Filoli Estate in Woodside for a walk in the spectacularly blooming gardens.  Staffs were able to congregate in small groups, allowing time to get to know each other better and meet new employees that have recently joined the Skyline College family.

After lunch, the group worked to create a solid draft for their new constitution and bylaws.  Participants appreciated the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns about many issues that affect classified staff.  The day ended with an energetic Zumba Gold session led by instructor Katie Nielsen Mateo, and everyone was sent home relaxed, if a bit exhausted!

Article by Classified Staff Photo by Vivian Paw.