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Call to Order Executive VP Barnes calls the meeting to order at 6:03 PM Roll Call (initial on the line) Eric Chalmers, President, ABSENT due to SGSU Business 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 _________ Karen Gallo, Non-Traditional Representative _________ Owen Goetze, Freshman Representative _________ Nicole Robison, Advisor Approval of the Minutes Motion passes to approve the minutes unanimously Public Comment – None Guest Speakers – None Old Business REPA 20140115 Winter Quarter Events List (Austin Kawano) Action - Representative Kawano wishes to add Search for Meaning to the events list
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There are volunteer times throughout the day, all interested people can sign up for certain slots. The event is on February 15, 2014 at a time that we can all volunteer together It is on campus
Representative Kawano moves to add Search for Meaning to the Winter Quarter Events List Representative James seconds the motion The motion passes with 13 votes Representative Ortiz is opposed VII. New Business REPA 20140122 SGSU Budget Update (Bharat Bhojwani) – Discussion - Concerns are that we are not spending money this year, 87% is still unspent for the year - 6% is still remaining in steering which will go towards retreat but there might be room to spend more money on the retreat - Areas of Concern: Projects from representatives, University Affairs, and publicity
Representative Ortiz, Representative Bayuga Graff, Representative Marshall, and VP of University Affairs Carlson want to amend the concern with the note that they have projects that are up and coming. Representative Moak: The amount of money that PAB had budgeted to have food and drinks is not nearly enough so that budget needs to be changed. It will take more money. Representative Ortiz: Remember that the $4,000 of the $6,000 will go back into the budget. Representative Gomez: Can we design sweaters or shirts for RedZone? VP of Finance Bhojwani: They have their own budgets. REPA 20140122 Appropriations Request – Action Executive VP Barnes requests to table the appropriations request due to a miscommunication until next week. Representative Huey moves Representative Ortiz seconds The motion passes unanimously REPA 20140122 Community Forum on Public Transportation (Tanary Gomez) – Discussion Representative Gomez Presentation - Panel was made up of six or seven people including Representative Gomez - Because of legislature, the budget is sealed for the year and we need to talk to the people in Olympia - This will impact everyone with more traffic and inability to transit anywhere not just commuter students - Going to reach out to more commuter students on the issue - The Transit Rider’s Union is arguing that there is no option between the state budget and their budget to get any money at this point
VP of University Affairs Carlson: Are you aware of any professional lobbyists working on this cause? Response: The Transit Rider’s Union is going to have a rally next week to express their opinions and concerns. Executive VP Barnes: One of the reasons we thought that it was on the agenda was to discuss ways that we could get involved or if we should get involved in. Response: I really think that we should do something because it is going to affect all of our university. Representative Ortiz: What should we do? Response: Staying informed and inform your friends. Representative Gallo: Maybe Phat, Tanary and I could work together because it will affect all of our constituencies and maybe we should hold a forum or something to get the word out. Representative Ortiz: Do you know if there is an online petition that we can link in an email? Response: Not at this point. Representative Goetze: I would be willing to make a petition or phone bank local representatives. Representative James: We could maybe partner with local businesses. We could also maybe look into city bikes and bike-share. Response: We are also looking into shuttles from Seattle University. Representative Goetze: The idea behind calling state senators is that you motivate them in the next budget cycle. Representative Ortiz: Maybe Representative Gomez could write up an action plan with other members and figure out what exactly is needed. Executive VP Barnes: We want to speak with each other first about controversial issues like this so that we bring each other’s ideas back to the drawing board. Don’t hesitate to gather feedback from one another. VIII. Officer Reports: A) Eric Chalmers-President a. There is a bill to get Seattle University license plates b. Working on SUSS B) Mallory Barnes- Executive Vice President a. In almost every committee there has been a lack of punctuality and responsiveness so please make your best effort to be there. C) Bharat Bhojwani- Vice President of Finance a. Nothing to report D) Brady Carlson- Vice President of University Affairs a. Coca Cola promotion work b. Committees are a responsibility of student government, please be responsive E) Representatives
a. Dominic Ortiz, Senior Representative: Spending money, cardigans, SUSS b. Raquel Davalos, Junior Representative: Steering and retreat information c. Samantha Marshall, Sophomore Representative: Review SUSS questions, budget for halfway there d. Austin Kawano, At-Large Representative: Tobacco Free Campus and committee meeting e. Haley Bayuga Graff, At-Large Representative: UA swag and campus lighting and safety f. Clark Huey, Multicultural Representative: Meeting with Multicultural Programming Fund and allocated $400 to the Drag Show, had a meeting with Sabina Neem g. Tanary Gomez, Commuter Representative: SUSS, King County Metro h. Phat Nguyen, Transfer Representative: Promo video i. Nora Almunif, International Representative: Working on International Student’s Retreat, and thinking about a forum j. Brandon Moak, Students with Disabilities Representative: Promoting SUSS and tabling, meeting with Director of Disabilities Services and clearance to send email to the disabilities listserv k. Kristen James, Athletic Representative: Hygiene drive work l. Karen Gallo, Non-Traditional Student Representative: Promoting the SUSS m. Meggie Green, Freshman Representative: Bikes and bike forum and promotions for that n. Owen Goetze, Freshman Representative: Tim Albert meeting, trans-gender equality o. Logan McDonald, Internal Chief of Staff: SUSS and data review F) Advisors a. Nichole Robison: Acknowledge the work that has been done Committee Reports A. PAB: When you table, the table cloth should be with you, take the quarter sheets and the sandwich board posters B. Steering: Working on the retreat, any suggestions for activities we are open to that C. Appropriations: Meeting is this Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM and international dinner is that night D. University Affairs: Working on getting last round of committees filled and preparing for three more committees Announcements SUSS Forum on February 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM in Campion Ballroom Adjournment at 7:00 PM