September 30, 2009
Student Government Association
September 30, 2009
I. Roll Call
Absent: Natalie Ehlers, Travis Elliott, Matt Bartholomew
II. Approval of Minutes
Move: Justin Oliver
Second: Rodney Moyer
III. Approval of Agenda
New Business-homecoming goals polo’s and opening of college center
Second: Angela Fioretti
IV. Guest Speaker
VI. Special Topics
Shiva Bill- Sent out save the date cards with all of the panelists and the cards went coast to coast- placed an ad in Salida Magazine with an article of Western State going green, we have added the date to the parents weekend as well. There is more information about the talk that was mailed out to 517 people who have attended the headwaters conference in the past.
There is some money from headwaters from gifts that have been given to headwaters, only the interest has been agreed to be used; however to secure that the speaker was coming- they tapped into the actual fund. They are asking for donations from community members and visitors. For students and faculty and family the talk is free. The conference is asking for more money because found out there is more money in the fund for the year.
This week please get reports from class’.
VII. Advisor Report
In regards to flue like symptoms- there is a self-identified form on line – go to the Western website and fill it out. The information will be sent to the faculty.
Progress reports will be online Monday, October 5 for transfer students- students who are on probation and freshmen.
Mid fall break is next week- be healthy and safe
Convocation deadline is the 5th and we are having a meeting on the 6th to discuss the bills proposed.
Family weekend is coming up and all of the activities are online.
October 7th 2-7 P.M. is the flue vaccine at the public health center – 20$ and health center out of flu vaccine.
VIII. Advisory Reports
Jourdan Otis- Athletics Amb.
Hall of fame Banquet is Friday the October 2nd. Letter jackets day.
Jamie Hamsa- Interclub Council
Natalie Ehlers- Intramurals Director
Elijah Redding- PC Director
Trish Delong- Student Affairs
Soeil Smith- Treasurer
Budget meeting next Wednesday at 7:15 AM Advisory you need to go. It will be across the hall- going over this bill- we only have $9,000 dollars for the year and $4,500 for each semester. We have some roll over money as well that if we need to we can use.
There is $46,000 roll over if we run out of money.
Homecoming costs will not be finalized until the middle of October.
Soleil needs to have receipts for all of the little things that we spend money on (like pizza)- have Jamee and or Shelly send the receipt to Soeil.
To summarize the roll over-
We have an account that is making money from prior funds that were not used or that were given to us- these funds went into an account that is producing interest and we are using the interest as roll over.
Buck Crocket- WP
The rock 2 trip went well on the whole- climbing film last night had quite a few people- red rocks trip – mid fall break trip ($135) always cheaper than if you were to buy food and drive yourself.
Corey Vander Veen
Paint ball scenario game that is going on in the Butte (meet at 11 AM) there are brochures in the boxes please hang them on your boards. We are trying to give thank-yous to everyone who helped out with homecoming.
Every senator needs to be on at least two committees. I ordered the name plates and they should get in in about three weeks. I am working on getting an adapter that works with my computer so we can use the projector for meetings.
IX. Senate Report
Past week 75-80% of business students are worried about Shiva and are concerned because the book seems to be anti business and corporation. The business departments do not want to support it and feel it is not a good use of our funds.
Some of the classes, a majority are leaning towards no on funding the bill because it is required and it is extra credit- mainly in math classes
It is important that when you are presenting a bill that you do not sway people with your personal opinions.
Before SGA meetings next week he would like to have a senate meeting before the meeting at 7 o’clock so that when we have the meeting it can go a bit more smoothly. Get a large variety of opinions- personally $2,000 is ok and $3,000 he is not so ok with- make a tally of 1000 or 2000 to 3000 etc. If anyone wants to go to Keating we can get a free meal for you to get freshmen’s opinions.
Classes have not said no but not that much money- get a number-
English department- on the whole pretty excited about it. Yes.
A lot of students have said no- because they feel that it is not a good use of money because of the required students that have to attend the speech.
X. Committee Reports
Presidents Climate Comment –Justin Oliver- Talked about the trip to ASHE conference which is a sustainability conference that Dr. Brooke Moran attended – Justin is on two sub committees policy and facilities.
Mike- sustainability coalition tomorrow at 6 in front of Kelly
Buck- Sustainability fund committee which was this week and the fund and comes out of our student fees- $50,000 ready to be spent.
XI. Unfinished Business
XII. New Business
Homecoming information -we need to get the names and numbers of people that helped out with homecoming, as well as, the folders so that everyone in the future will have the numbers and the things that will be helpful to use
Goals- at the retreat- we need to put together a goal committee that will meet and achieve our goals.- get students involved in SGA.
Punch cards for Keating so we can easily get into the dining hall and get freshmen’s opinions.
(Mike wants to get it going)
Trish Rodney Reid Danielle are going to help)
Polo’s- or Sweatshirt- for SGA to wear?
Taking it to a vote- the money will come out of the SGA fund
T-shirts for throwing out shirts at games and such.
Pay 4 sweatshirts – buy collar shirts
Pay for polo’s- buy sweatshirts
Motion to Vote-Erik Friesen
Opening college center- January 11(grand opening is February 12th)
Tour of facility- Wednesday 14th at 5 at the north entrance (no open toed shoes) We will be there with the department chairs so act professional.
Keep in mind SGA parties ideas
XIII. Remarks for the Good of the Order
XIV. Late Roll Call
Absent: Matt Bartholomew Natalie Ehlers Elijah Redding