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February 27, 2012

Student Government Association
Minutes
February 27, 2012

Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes

Gallery Addresses the Body

  1. Lisa Ridpath
    1. PowerPoint showing distribution of funds was shown.

New Business

  1. Suspend Robert’s Rules (Motioned, Approved, Seconded)
  2. Approve up to $150 for election booths (piping) (Approved)
  3. Being set up in The Bonnie (2), Muse, and Dalton; Pipe Joints
  4. Approve up to $175 for fabric for booths (Approved)

Announcements

  1. Sign up for Relay!
  2. Four Square in the Bonnie, register to play
  3. Thanks for help on SGA Feud
  4. April 21 Clean With the Dean 8 a.m.; Highlander Day as well
  5. Mid Semester Evaluations
    1. Individual sheets were passed around to evaluate exec board.
    2. Round Table Discussion - Don Appiarius
  6. Why did you join SGA?
  7. Helping others
  8. Wanting to make a difference/mark
  9. Wanting to change things
  10. Met someone in SGA
  11. Bad roommate
  12. Resume builder
  13. SGA was very welcome
  14. Competitive Nature
    1. Friends were easily made
    2. SGA’S Purpose/Mission: To be the voice of our constituents; advocate for the student body and represent the University to administration on a student level; to educate. We also program (should) to gain student input.
  15. Are we fulfilling this?
    1. No. Not attending meetings, not representational, no accountability (all white),
    2. Everything we do should relate back to mission.
  16. How to fix it
    1. Relationship building
    2. Self accountability (if you don’t hold yourself accountable, it doesn’t mean anything.)
    3. Wanting to start Senate meetings and have packets that describe how to start a proposal, where to go.
    4. Starting group senate forums, one has an idea and 2 or 3 others help.
    5. Hold more group activities to get people connected as a family
    6. Reinstatement of Robert’s Rules

Adjournment - 6:56 p.m.