SGA Minutes: 2011, 09-08

  1. Call to Order: 4:15 PM
  2. Roll Call: Webb Society, LCIC, LCLC, ISA, KINE, LCNSA, RAAAD, Volleyball, CJC, Rotaract, PTK
  3. Approval of Minutes: No minutes to approve
  4. Officer Reports
    1. President – April Cordero: Impressed with large turnout; thanked everyone for coming
      1. Opened floor to Avery (Volleyball); announced 9/11 remembrance and club/organization fundraiser at their game on Tuesday the 13th 2011 at 6 p.m. Also stated they are considering starting a book club.
      2. Opened floor to Dr. Lattier (Rotaract advisor); disseminated information about Rotaract Club; no meetings necessary as the internet [forum] is utilized; they have events nearly every week. Also spoke about Service Learning with the opportunity to earn awards and graduation regalia. 30/hrs – plaque, 50/hrs – medallion, 70/hrs – stole.
    2. Vice President – Markki Thibodeaux: Lee College will receive a historical marker thanks to student Celeste Butler. Unveiling in March; will be located between ATC and Rundell Hall. Setting up open forum with Dr. Murphy, date and time are being negotiated.
    3. Treasurer – Candy Rodriguez: Budgets are in effect as of Sept. 1, 2011 for those clubs/organizations that were approved during the Spring 2011 Budget Hearings. Fundraising budget will be accessible by Sept. 15, 2011. If a club/organization needs to amend their budget they must first speak with Blanca Aguilar in the Student Activities office. $30 limit on petty cash; does come out of club/organization’s budget. Handed out budget reports.
    4. Secretary – Lesley Bobo: Stated SGA will be pursuing two new projects over the next two semesters; Rock the Vote and setting up a Fair Trade Commission. Rock the Vote – those who wish to participate are encouraged to, must be deputized by county in order to assist civilians in registering to vote. Fair Trade Commission – end goal is to have Lee College certified as a Fair Trade University. All clubs/organizations were asked to fill out new contact information sheets. All clubs/organizations are to email the minutes from their meetings to the SGA email.
  1. Public Relations – Open
  2. Parliamentarian – Terrance Herman: SGA made and sent care packages to Project Leeway. Reiterated standing policies that all clubs/organizations must follow; all events, on and off campus, must be approved 14 days in advance through the Student Activities office. No advertisements are to be posted/handed out prior to event approval.
  3. CAB – Blanca Aguilar: Welcome Back Bash was a huge success; thanked all the clubs who participated. Stated there was good feedback from the CAB survey at the Welcome Back Bash. Announced a free lunch on Sept. 14 from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center. Notified that there is to be new policies regarding club/organization social media usage. As soon as the details are clear, she will bring the information to the Senate. As for now, all clubs/organizations that currently utilize social media should submit their login information to her.
  1. Committee Reports
    1. President’s Council – No report at this time
    2. Safety and Security – No report at this time; waiting on meetings to be set
  2. Old Business

a. Club/organization budgets – If an item was not approved during the budget hearing, then purchase of that item will need to be done with fundraising capital. G. New Business

a. VPA will hold a 9/11 remembrance event on 9/15 in the PAC from 2-7 p.m.; from 2-5 p.m., SGA will read the names of the 3,000+ people who died in the attacks.

b. Proposed Bylaws changes – Five bylaw amendments, one change and four additions, have been proposed by the Executive Board to the Senate. The amendments were outlined in a handout. The amendments are to be voted on during the next Senate meeting; Sept. 22, 2011.

c. Officer Training – Officer training sign up was posted; the training will be added to persons WebCT in a timely manner

H. Open Forum
a. Markki Thibodeaux (SGA/Webb): Webb will be having several spirit nights around Baytown. 9/14/2011 at Chic-fil-A from 5-8 p.m., 9/26/2011 at Double Dave’s from 5-9 p.m., and 10/05/2011 at CiCi’s Pizza from 5-9 p.m.

Suggested that all clubs/organizations utilize the fundraising opportunities at these restaurants.

  1. David Bell (KINE): Will be hosting the Rebel – Lee Amazing Race tentatively at the end of October or early November; participants are encouraged to dress up.
  2. Terrence Herman (SGA): stated that SGA’s student opinion survey is online and is a great opportunity for everyone to voice their opinion
  3. Marcus Omtvedt (PTK): Commit to Complete. Phi Theta Kappa will be doing a project to encourage students to earn their associates degree while at Lee College; it offers many advantages over the alternatives. Other clubs/organizations are invited to help with the project.
  4. Mike Spletter (CAB/Student Activities advisor):
    i. Clubs/organizations should not be paying taxes on purchases. Forms can be picked up in the Student Activities office.
    ii. Reiterated that club/organizations fundraising budget will post two weeks after the first (Sept. 15).
    iii. When purchases are made, all receipts should be kept to verify what has been spent and keep track of remaining capital.
    iv. Food Drive – I Can, You Can, We Can: two can goods get you into home sports games; such as the volleyball game.
    v. Tennis Thursday’s begin Sept. 15 at the tennis courts. It is free, with classes for beginners and advanced. Beginners 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; advanced 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
    vi. He puts on a game show during half time at the volleyball games to win prizes
  5. April Cordero (SGA): Next Senate meeting is Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

I. Adjourn: 4:56 p.m.