September 9, 2009
Student Government Association
September 10, 2009
I. Roll Call
Absent: Natalie Ehlers, Soleil Smith, Angela Fiorretti, Eric Freson
Late: Jamie Hamsa, Travis Elliott, Eljah Redding, Stephanie White
II. Approval of Minutes
Move: Justin Oliver
Second: Mike Jimenez
III. Approval of Agenda
Move: Mike Jimenez
Second: Justin Oliver
IV. Guest Speaker
VI. Special Topics
VII. Advisor Report
Sent out an email about a workshop September 15, at 1:00-1:45 PM in Taylor 301. There will be a panel for the new freshmen about how to get involved on campus and with the community.
Homecoming: she will be there and we need to be there running around and supporting. Feel free to offer to help other committees and keep trying to get everyone involved
Disenroll date tomorrow let people know who have not talked to financial aid office them know that if they do not talk to them today they will be disenrolled.
The board of trustees will be here September 11 in the Aspinall Wilson Center talking about what is going on at Western – the forefront of safety issues, taking money out of funds and roll over money, as well as where the college is headed in the future.We can come and watch them work and talk bout the college the enrollment and who has been hired, talk about changes and strategic plan for the future. Feel free to pop in and out if you want to.
VIII. Advisory Reports
First official event open mike at Webster hall, performance group from last year is tomorrow in Taylor hall.
Jourdan Otis- Athletics Amb.
Jamie Hamsa- Interclub Council
Natalie Ehlers- Intramurals Director
Elijah Redding- PC Director
Trish Delong- Student Affairs
Talked with resident life and Keating about what type of role that they want us to have, they would like us just to support them.
Still working on getting in touch with clubs on campus.
On the 17 of September the Sustainability Coalition is having a meeting with treats from the solar oven
Health center advisory- working on H1N1 in case there is ever an epidemic, the health center is encouraging kids to get regular flu shots (would we rather help with flu shots and or H1N1)
(how many did they give out last year, did they have an abundance?)Ried) Could only charge for what they use for the flu if we give them too much.(shelly)
Opinions-do we want to help or do we want to use it else where?---given to the constituents asking students to take H1N1 and the flue shot government is paying for H1N1 shots(not required)
Find out how many people actually get the shots every year- mike
Did we get the money back—Justin
We Did- shelly
Soeil Smith- Treasurer
1) I talked to Leonard today and he explained to me the actual budget for SGA and sub comittees etc. Individual clubs or organizations can contact me for details but as for SGA, we have $15,000 to spend in bills this year, we can decide if we want to split it evenly between both semesters (7,500 a semester) or whatever we need at the moment. We do have a budget reserve of $21,440 which CANNOT be touched but we do have an unallocated budget of $24,926 that is free reign of money but keep in mind, both these reserves total up to the $46,367 SGA is allocated so we need to spend wisely.
2)Leonard also said that the unallocated money should be thought about not as a "spur of the moment money" but rather for things we may need for our office in the new student center! :) he explained that it should be used for things such as tables, etc that can last more than a one time thing. Therefore, it should NOT go towards individual salaries.
3) Alex Ristorcelli and Elijah need to be PRESENT at the next meeting, I need to reconfigure Elijah's position monetary wise and ELIJAH needs to go talk to Leonard in Financial Aid and as for a SGA form because he is taking place of Alex. Alex, needs to call me to meet sometime before next meeting!!!!!!
4) Also, next week is timecard signing so please if you get paid, BE AT THE MEETING otherwise, it is up to you to contact me or you just wont get paid. =-(
5) I am working on a homecoming budget sheet with Jamee but it won't be produced until after next week is over. Sorry. I overesitimated a budget for Homecoming as well, so BE SMART with your money, it is more than enough for this event.
6) RUGBY GAME ON HOMECOMING DAY AT 11 AM FOR MEN AND 12:30 FOR WOMEN. ((SENATORS PLEASE PUT ON BOARDS))
Buck Crocket- WP
Sea kayaking went well, going to buy 12 new kayaks from Jackson- more kayaking in the pool,….. old kayaks gear sale in the fall Jana and buck still talking about it trying to figure it out
Talk to Leo Maloy
Meeting with the fire chief tomorrow starting to advertise for tomorrow,
City council meeting he was on tv pretty cool- they are thinking about putting a marijuana dispenser in downtown. There are about 2000 people in Colorado for medicinal needs
Cory Vander Veen:
There is a board of trustees meeting on September 11. Bill Nesbet, really involved in the community, guest speaker for next week, he wants to propose a new idea about the RTA bus service. It’s a good service last year they had 80,000 riders and a lot of them being students. He is wondering if we would, as students be willing to pay a bit of a fee upfront to pay for the bus to add more times and more buses and such. Keep it in the back of the mind and he is coming in next week
Didn’t get to the copy center here are the voting forms, we need to get people to vote for senators, bring laptops to have them vote. Make sure that you are not shy just stand up and start talking, get the word out begin asking constituents if they want to pay seven bucks for bus.
IX. Senate Report
Talked to Newman and new board going in Borik.
Senate boards look good.
Chris didn’t have the board so we will need to get a new one for fitness center (need board)
X. Committee Reports
We need a Parade marshal (star of parade). Still looking for convertibles for the parade Mike marques works at John Roberts- two trucks for royalty
Shelly may have a convertible in front of old minor steak house also shelly has the rout City has the barricades – got the permit.
We have a float, gooseneck flat bed trailer, ordered big fake speakers paper mache rocks mountaineer costume is still available and we are not getting gooseneck for float until the day before the parade.
Doing the signs working on posters
All the stuff is in, and we are working on getting the court set up.
Pre victory party:
Need help with volunteers sending an email out for info
Themes for the week of Homecoming-
Good came up with different days, 5 days
Monday: patriotic day
Tuesday: pirate day
Wednesday: Tie die day
Thursday: PJ day
Friday: School Spirit
Motion to pass the theme days: Mike Himenez
Second: Reid Edwards
Motion passed (good theme days)
Also thinking about giving away things like eye patches, bookstore stuff, teddy bears
Do not know what to do for advertising
Give info to Matt so that it can go with publicity for Homecoming
Tye die shirts on Sat
BBQ at noon at Mikes to tie die Petty cash
Sheets on Sat- getting supplies soon bag of stuff
Decorating the homecoming bowl-
Lighting of the W –
Alumni will split the cost $750 given to the committee yet to get the account number was suppose to email us with the transfer email confermation
Will be back tomorrow, renting sound from Wild wood, working on it and approval (permit tomorrow)- all set
XI. Unfinished Business
XII. New Business
XIII. Remarks for the Good of the Order
XIV. Late Roll Call
Present: Natalie Ehlers, Soleil Smith, Erik Freson, Angela Fioretti