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December 5, 2011

Student Government Association
Minutes
December 5, 2011

Call to Order – 5:04 p.m.

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes – approved

Gallery Addresses the Body

  1. Homecoming Speakers – Sandra Bond and Alice Coughlin – Homecoming’s purpose is to bring Alumni back to campus and get them involved – February 24-25
  2. Ken Bonk – Survey for yearbook-type thing

President’s Report - Emily Redd

  1. Graduation Marshals – sign-up sheet was passed around for those interested in being marshals for graduation
  2. Retreat – early next semester – there will be a make-up retreat if you can’t make the first one – team building, communication, speakers, etc. – asking for up to $1000 for food – New Business
  3. Appointments – new business
  4. Meetings – Dean Appiarius, Dr. Shanley, Megan Rhodes (Board of Visitors Rep), Assistant Provost, President Kyle (next week)
  5. Attendance Policy – print outs were passed around with the attendance policy in the Constitution – attendance will be much stricter next semester (more than 2 unexcused absences from SGA meetings, ad-hoc committees, office hours, mandatory events, retreats, etc. will result in the asking of the member to resign-beyond class, sickness, family issues, etc.) just let us know if you can’t make it to something and we will try to work around your absence/make arrangements for you to miss

Legislative Vice President’s Report - Justin Blankenship

  1. Elections – to fill empty seats (EVP, Senior Class Senator, Freshman Class Senator, college of Science and Technology, At-Large Senator) – get packets after the meeting from the office (due Friday to Stacey Griffin in the VP Dean of Students Office – Third floor of Heth Hall)  (2.3 GPA to be a senator and 2.5 GPA to be EVP) attend a mandatory candidate tomorrow or Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the SGA Office – voting will be the 20th of January
  2. Constitution Committee – meeting this week Thursday at 4 in the SGA Office

Vice President of Student Finances Report - Nicole Munsey

  1. Budget Proposal for Campus Rec – Intermural Flag Football team won the regional championship and the team needs $8,000 from the team’s reserve to send the team to Texas A&M for the national championship.

Chief of Staff’s Report - Randi-Lyn Randall

  1. Working on Budget
  2. She needs all surveys from anyone who has conducted one either this year or last year.
  3. 1200D Greehill – Christmas Party at Zach McCoy’s on Thursday.

Senate Reports

  1. Senator Massie
    1. Update on Graduation Cords – everything’s great with cords.

Cabinet and Staff Reports

  1. Coordinator McCoy
    1. Advocacy Day Training – tonight at 6:30 in Heth 016

Old Business

  1. Homecoming Court Vote – untabled, discussed, FAILED
  2. Spring Conference Funding – Up to $4,000 – will be discussed again in the spring

New Business

  1. Suspend Robert’s Rules
    1. Secretary Edwards and Senator Kistler’s Resignation
    2. Approve Brittany Edwards for the position of LVP Assistant – effective next semester – moved, seconded, and PASSED
    3. Approve Sarah Kistler as Secretary – effective after Adjournment – moved, seconded, and PASSED
  2. Approve up to $1,000 for Food for Retreat – moved, seconded, PASSED
  3. Campus Rec $ – moved, seconded, PASSED
  4. Reinstate Robert’s Rules
  5. Christmas Party Location – will be emailed

Announcements

  1. Keep bringing in food to help out with Greek Life’s food drive!
  2. Tailgating for Men’s Basketball 2:30-4 in Parking Lot Z on Saturday. Lots of Food, Face-painting, etc.
  3. Advocacy Day Training after this meeting

Adjournment – 6:08 p.m.