Student Activities Committee Minutes

April 28, 2004

 

Present: Mary-Frances Panettiere (Faculty Member), Brent Carter (Faculty member, Chair), Tom Morley (Faculty Member), Danielle McDonald (Student Affairs representative, Secretary), Jude Leblanc (Faculty Member), Michael Handelman (Student Government), Fred Hahrn (Students of Objectivism), Sarah Tursell (Women’s Volleyball), Daniel Genovese (Racquetball Club), Buck Cooke (National Pan-Hellenic Council), Jon  Beckham (Zymurgy Society), Daniel Lane (Zymurgy Society), Pelham Norville (Student Government)

 

Absent: Gregory Abowd (Faculty Member), three student members—not yet appointed

 

Meeting Called to Order at 12:40 pm

 

I.  Approval of minutes from March 17, 2004

Brent motioned and Tom seconded the motion to approve the minutes.

Unanimously approved

 

II. Old Business

Charters for Approval

Badminton Club

Tabled due to lack of representative

 

Zymurgy Society

Discussion: Take out all references to provisional membership, Article V – delete faculty from advisor because advisors can also be staff, Article IV Section 8 – clarify that advisor will preside over new election if Brewmaster resigns or is removed, Article IV Section 8c clarified that 2/3 of those present is required, .

 

Mary-Frances moved and Brent seconded the motioned to approve the charter with stipulated amendments

Unanimously approved

 

III. New Business

Charters for Approval

Triathlon Club

Tabled due to lack of representative

 

Association of Bioinformatics

Tabled due to lack of representative

 

Students of Objectivism

Discussion: reactivating the organization which died off in 2000

Article IV – add members may be nominated or may express their intent to run to the President.  Article IV G – advisor presides over the removal process.  Delete statement regarding expelling members.

Mary-Frances moved and Tom seconded the motion to approve the charter with amendments.

Unanimously approved

 

Women’s Volleyball

Discussion – Article III Section II – change to officers will select who competes for the team with the recommendation of the coach.  Section IV – stipulate that President runs removal meeting, if president is being removed, advisor or next highest ranking officer runs the meeting.  Clarify that dues will be no less than stipulated by SGA.  Article VIII. add the option of emailing notification of amendments

 

Mary-Frances moved and Tom seconded the motion to approve the charter with amendments.

Unanimously approved

 

Racquetball Club

Discussion:   Strike Section III D. , Need to stipulate whne dues need to be collected from new members, Swap order of Section II and III in Article VII.  Fix typos

 

Tom moved and Jude seconded the motion to approve the charter with amendments.

Unanimously approved

 

Society of Earth and Atmospheric

Tabled due to lack of representative

 

Constitutional and bylaw amendments

National Pan-hellenic Council Constitution

Re: Revisions in officer titles and duties of Vice President

Discussion: Advised to strike B8 and B9 due to redundancy

 

Mary-Frances moved and Tom seconded the motion to approve the changes

Unanimously approved

 

National Pan-hellenic Council Bylaws

Re: Membership Intake Protocol

 

Tom moved and Jude seconded the motion to approve the changes

Unanimously approved

 

IV. Budget Review – 2004-2005 budget attached

 

Tom asked how we got in the position of not having enough money

 

Pelham explained that we new CRC would be expanding, but they did not anticipate the personnel for part time employees, we new about the SC increase in request because of the new Student Center Commons, and student organizations increased in the amount of orgs requesting money and the amount of money being requested.

 

Brent asked what will happen in the future

 

Pelham said other than salary and benefit increases, there shouldn’t be any other major increases in requests for funding

Tom asked what was going on with the Music Department budget controversay

 

Pelham said that SGA doesn’t believe they should pay for academic functions but do want to support the performance organizations.  The Administration needs to support and them it sounds like they will be covered by the Administration.

 

Pelham also said that they would be looking at Student Assistant stipends next year.

 

The SAC committee could not vote to approve the budget because there were no students on the committee this year.  However, it was unanimously recommended that the Faculty senate approve the budget.

 

V. Other Discussions

This is Mary Frances’ last meeting with the Committee.  Thank you for all your dedication and hard work.