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Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Minutes for Friday, September 25, 2009, 1849 Meeting Room

 

Present:  K. Fournier (Chair), C. Leahy, M. Craw, K. Soliwoda, A. Pasquariello, M. Vekakis, N. Bryant, J. Kassay, K. Dalia, K. Hanley, M. Wright, A. Grella, J. DiPlacido, G. Gigliotti, K. Barone, S. Hazan,
O. Mamed

Absent:  A. Santana, L. Tordenti, R. Bachoo, 1 CAN Rep, 1 SGA Rep, 1 Grad Rep, 1 Special Interest Rep

Guests:  L. Mongrello, K. Poirier, D. Joseph, M. Santilli, J. Brooks, C. Jones, C. Cabello, L. Mulvaney, S. Rine, T. Simpson

Ms. Fournier called the meeting to order at 2:05 PM.  She welcomed all and entertained a motion to approve the new members of the board.

MOTION (M. Craw / K. Soliwoda)                                                                    SUBOG 2010-01

To approve the new members of the Board for the 2009-2010 academic year
C. Leahy, M. Vekakis, N. Bryant, J. Kassay, K. Dalia, K. Hanley, M. Wright, A. Grella,
J. DiPlacido, A. Pasquariella, K. Barone

Motion Passed:   6-Yes          0-No                0-Abstained

Ms. Fournier then accepted a motion to approve the minutes from the May 8, 2009, meeting.

MOTION (G. Gigliotti / M. Vekakis)                                                                  SUBOG 2010-02

To approve the minutes of the May 8, 2009, Board meeting

Motion Passed:   16-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

 CAN Report
The CAN monthly report of activities produced by this subcommittee of the SUBOG was presented by A. Santana.   A very busy month, including Orientation, Welcome Week with several performers, a white water rafting trip, concert and movies.  See attached.

Mosaic Committee
D. Joseph presented the report on behalf of the vacant Mosaic Chair position.  The Center is being reorganized, recruitment is going on for a diversity advocates team, and training for them is planned for October 24.  A cultural faith based dinner is being hosted by Mosaic and sponsored by SGA on October 12.  See attached for full report.

K. Fournier then reviewed the purpose of the subcommittees of the SUBOG and indicated that at the retreat on Friday, October 9, 2009, appointments and goals would be set for these committees.

House Committee
No Report.

Student Services Committee Report
No report.

Budget Committee Report
While this committee is not yet set, the Board chair entertained proposals of an annual nature from various constituents in the Student Center.

C. Cabello spoke on behalf of the Breakers Game Room requesting funds for refreshments and prizes for various tournaments and events planned by this area for the year.

MOTION (S. Hazan / K. Soliwoda)                                                                   SUBOG 2010-03

To approve the request for $4,500 to support refreshments and prizes for tournaments and themed events in the Breakers Game Room for the 09-10 year

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

C. Cabello requested funding for travel for students to the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region 1 Conference at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov 20 – 22, 2009.  This is a special 60th Anniversary of this Region’s conference!  Applications will be distributed to all students on the Board and its subcommittees and student employees.

MOTION (C. Leahy / N. Bryant )                                                                     SUBOG 2010-04

To approve up to $2,800 to send up to 8 student delegates to the Nov 20 - 22 ACUI Region 1 Conference

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

C. Cabello also requested support for the scholarship fundraising “Silent Auction” at the ACUI Conference.  SUBOG has contributed in the past to this worthy cause.  While no CCSU student has won a scholarship, it was noted that several CCSU undergraduate and graduate students have been acknowledged by the Region for their support of their campus’ student life.

MOTION (C. Leahy / N. Bryant)                                                                      SUBOG 2010-05

To approve contributing $200 to the purchase of goods to be auctioned for fundraising at the ACUI Conference

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

C. Jones requested funding the purchase of promotional items with the SUBOG and Student Center names on them.  These are given away throughout the year and during promotion weeks to students.

MOTION (G. Gigliotti / M. Vekakis)                                                                  SUBOG 2010-06

To approve up to $3,000 for SUBOG promotional items

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

 C. Jones then requested funding for the “Let’s Talk, Meet the Directors” program that SUBOG has annually sponsored.  “Let’s Talk” brings department directors to the Student Center to meet with students in the lobby and hear about problems, concerns and compliments about any topic, but also specific to the department that is hosted.  Scheduled this year so far are the Bookstore Manager and the Director of the CACE.

MOTION (M. Vekakis / A. Grella)                                                                     SUBOG 2010-07

To approve up to $1,000 for refreshments for the four dates of the “Let’s Talk” series

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

L. Mulvaney then requested that the SUBOG support the Red Cross Blood Drive.  CCSU has been involved with this program since 1947, and the SUBOG has been supporting this program since 1964.  The funds are to support refreshments and incentives for participation of volunteers who seek donors and for prizes for those who participate.

MOTION (C. Leahy / K. Soliwoda)                                                                   SUBOG 2010-08

To approve up to $1,000 for refreshments and incentives for Blood Drive student volunteers

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

Since the House Committee is not yet formed, K. Fournier entertained a request to support the new hours for the Breakers Game Room.  The hours were adjusted based on participation numbers from the last year and as an effort to support the reduction in the Student Center operating budget from the Division of Student Affairs.

MOTION (J. Kassay / M. Craw)                                                                       SUBOG 2010-09

To approve the change in hours for Breakers per the attached

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

A late close request for the GARBA program hosted by the South Asian Student Association was presented.  This is an annual program and is well attended by students and is great exposure to another culture’s harvest celebration.

MOTION (M. Vekakis / A. Grella)                                                                     SUBOG 2010-10

To approve a late close until 1:00 AM of the Student Center, Saturday, October 2, 2009, for the SASA GARBA program

Motion Passed:   17-Yes        0-No                0-Abstained

Chair Fournier reminded members about the retreat scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2009.  She also passed out a listing of meeting dates for the Board this year.  See attached.

K. Fournier requested announcements from the floor.  They were…

Announcements                                                                     

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne “Otis” Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2009-2010