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UA update, Tobacco free public comment
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Student Government of Seattle University Representative Assembly Meeting Meeting Minutes
 November 13, 2013 Student Center 130 at 6:00 p.m.
Call to Order
Mallory calls the meeting to order at 6:00 PM
Roll Call (initial on the line)
Eric Chalmers, President _________ Mallory Barnes, Executive Vice President _________ Bharat Bhojwani, Vice President of Finance _________ Brady Carlson, Vice President of University Affairs _________ Dominic Ortiz, Senior Representative _________ Raquel Davalos, Junior Representative _________ Samantha Marshall, Sophomore Representative_________ Austin Kawano, At-Large Representative _________ Haley Bayuga Graff, At-Large Representative _________ Clark Huey, Multicultural Representative _________ Tanary Gomez, Commuter Representative _________ Phat Nguyen, Transfer Representative _________  Nora Almunif, International Representative _________ Brandon Moak, Students with Disabilities Representative
Kristen James, Athletic Representative _________ Meggie Green, Freshman Representative _________ Owen Goetze, Freshman Representative _________  Nicole Robison, Advisor _________
Approval of the Minutes
The motion to approve the minutes passes unanimously, except for Owen Goetze who abstained because he did not sign the minutes.
Public Comment - None
Guest Speakers – None
Old Business REPA 20131106 University Affairs Committee Update (Brady Carlson) – Discussion (10-15 min)
Basic overview of the University committees and introduction of projects
13 total committees: 9 filled (1 in process), 3 need student representatives. -
We need to fill Athletic Advisory Board (for a non-athlete), Assessment and Planning Coordination Committee (APCC), BOT: Catholic Jesuit Identity Committee.
Potential Fall Forum: Cycling, Campus Accessibility, Gender Inclusive Restrooms, Tobacco-Free Campus, Divestment, base budget increase & the benefits of one. -
SGSU is advised to pick a familiar topic because of the inherent rushed nature of putting on a forum this late in the quarter. -
It took a few weeks to plan a forum on technology last fall quarter; planning in this time frame is viable. -
Executive Vice President Barnes reiterated the procedures for speaking during a Representative Assembly meeting. -
Representative Ortiz expressed hesitation with this limited timeframe. -
Representative Davalos inquired on the timeliness of these forum topics; are they necessary before Winter Break? -
President Chalmers questioned whether a forum topic on Divestment is an appropriate topic for SGSU.
Representative Ortiz proposes a forum topic on accessibility or gender inclusivity. -
Vice President of UA Carslon clarifies that he thinks a more familiar topic would be  beneficial because of the limited knowledge some members of the student body have on these topics. -
President Chalmers informs SGSU that there is forum planned for the State of the Undergraduate Student Survey in February.
Representative Marshall asks whether Representative Kawano is comfortable hosting a tobacco forum with short notice. -
Representative Kawano states that he would prefer a tobacco related forum in the Winter Quarter 
President Chalmers proposes an event pertaining to the TBC trial day for students to discuss the event
Representative Davalos proposes an event pertaining to potential forum topics; consisting of “what we’re working on, and what we see as the hot topics.” -
Representative Ortiz proposes having students have a say in forum topics at the event  proposed by Representative Davalos -
Executive Vice President Barnes suggests implementing “fireside chats” pertaining to  potential forum topics
Representative Moak supports Executive Vice President Barnes idea, perhaps locating it  by the fireplace. -
 Executive Vice President Barnes seeks a motion to move forum discussion to later on this agenda. Motion passes unanimously. First and Seconded by?
 Executive Vice President Barnes seeks motion to absolve speakers list. Motion passes unanimously. First and Seconded by?
Representative Nguyen explains potential promo video idea
Public comment section (moved)
 Executive Vice President Barnes seeks a motion to move public comment to this current moment. First by Representative Huey. Second by Representative Bayuga Graff; passes unanimously.
Patrick, a freshman wants to offer feedback on smoking ban. He identifies as a nonsmoker, chooses to be a nonsmoker, support of smoking ban (or confining them), he doesn’t want to be exposed to secondhand smoke. Doesn’t want to potentially suffer from those who engage in smoking. His roommate just got cancer and he thinks that’s something to be considered. -
Vice President of UA: how do you feel about forms of tobacco use besides smoking?
Patrick: is okay with it because of non-effect on others
Representative Huey: how did he know to come in to public comment at rep assembly? -
He read an email to encourage students to come forward, came into office, talked to Mallory.
REPA 20131106 Budget Update (Bharat Bhojwani) – Discussion (5-10 min)
Vice President of Finance Bhojwani explains state of budget. Exact numbers are on the T-Drive. -
The current budget is $76,306,58 -
We have an extra $16,000 for a sustainability project. The fund is designed to be self-replenishing. The money sat their untouched. The money has since migrated to be related to be only for sustainability projects. -
Representative Marshall seeks clarification of language -
Representative Kawano seeks clarification if this will affect our budget for next year. -
VP Bhojwani says it will not affect funding for next year –it’s not part of our budget. -
VP Bhojwani we get $10,000 from U.S. Bank that is why we support them. We can get an extra $8,000 if an additional 4% of students signup. -
VP Bhojwani states that we’re doing well financially. -
Representative Davalos asks whether the sustainability fund is yearly accruing. It is not. -
VP of UA Carlson inquires about SEAC funding. “Will we be giving them money for Quadstock?” -
VP Bhojwani states that they have additional funding, but they are requesting some assistance.
 Exec. Vice President Barnes requests to move Representative Ortiz makes motion  Representative Goetze seconds The motion to have “appointment of representative on the agenda” passes unanimously
New Business REPA 20131113 Appointment – Action (10-15 min)
-4 people applied; narrowed it down to 2 strong applicants. There is a nomination tonight. We need a 2/3rds majority approve. Executive do not get to vote. -
Karen had a strong resume, community college transfer. -
This is Leah’s first quarter at SU. -
Karen has prior experience at her community college. -
Karen participated in senior week last year. -
Karen wants to make personal relationships with her constituents.

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