Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2008


MEMBERS PRESENT: Taj Duffie (meeting chair), Justin Bourgeois, Regina Gauss, Sean Hutchinson, Alyssa Oshiro, Donna Celano, Bro. Joe Dougherty, Peter Lafferty (co-chair), Chris Kazmierczak (co-chair), Kerrin Brown
EXCUSED: Stasia Ford, Emily Ermentrout
MEMBER(S) NOT PRESENT: Rocco Lamagna, Mark Badstubner

Board Business 1/African American Student League (AASL)

Members of the African American Student League (AASL) are requesting $7,200 for an organizational retreat, scheduled for November 7-9, 2008.
MOTION: Kerrin Brown to allot $2,700 for this request
SECOND: Alyssa Oshiro
VOTE: In favor: 5 Opposed: 2 Abstain: 1

Board Business 2/Explorer Yearbook

Members of Explorer Yearbook are requesting $2,105 to sponsor a trip to Radio City Music Hall on December 6, 2008.
MOTION: Alyssa Oshiro to allot $2,105 for this request
SECOND: Justin Bourgeois
VOTE: In favor: 8 Opposed: 0 Abstain: 0

Board Business 3/Discussion of the Student Activities Fee

Members of the Board discussed the current amount of the Activities Fee. The members shared the following: increasing the fee a reasonable amount is worth considering given that the fee hasn’t been increased in over 5 years, and that the discussion of any possible increase should highlight programs supported by the fee. Chris Kazmierczak reviewed the timeline, questions, and process with board members. Questions the board will ask representatives of other schools are: the amount of their current fee, how much the previous fee was, how long ago it was raised, if they have a percentage based raise on a time line and how much the percentage is, does the school have any set aside accounts, and additional charges to student activities programming for students (entrance fees, etc).

Board Business 4/Discussion of transportation funding

Members of the Board were briefed on how transportation costs (bus/van rental, mileage reimbursement, etc.) are presently funded. The question before the Board regards and how those costs should be funded going forward. The Funding Board will be examining how we communicate the guidelines for transportation requests for both the Funding Board bi-weekly meeting and the Annual Budget requests.

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