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Minutes for Friday, May 6, 2005, CAN Meeting Room

Present:  C. Taggart (Chair), A.Taitague, K. Carpino, A. Estrom, D. Lynch, R. Hurley, L. Yeomans, O. Mamed, S. Sweeney, G. Gigliotti

Guest:  F. Dabroski,  R. Morgan 

Ms. Taggart called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.  She welcomed all and indicated that the first order of business was to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.
 

MOTION (K. Carpino / G. Gigliotti)                                                              SUBOG 2005-05  

To accept the minutes of the previous board meeting (3/11/05).

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained
 

The next order of business was to ratify new positions for the Campus Activities Network (CAN) for 2005-2006 and new members of the Board.
 

MOTION (K. Carpino / A, Taitague)                                                            SUBOG 2005-06 

To ratify the following new members to the Board:
Tiffany Slade - Vice President CAN
Rose Matsa - Cinema Central Coordinator - CAN At-Large Member

And to ratify the new chairs for CAN 05-06:
Amber Menard - Fall Ball Chair
Jessica Hill - Wellness Program Chair
Fred Dabroski - Finance Chair
Carissa Mastroianni - Community Service Chair
Lindsey Kaskowitz - Trips Chair
Amy DesRoches - Cinema Chair 

Motion Passed:    10-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

CAN Report

The report was presented by R. Morgan as no written report was available by the meeting time. There have been two comedians, several films and two band nights, as well as a successful Montreal Trip since the last report.  Spring Week was a big success with several co-sponsored programs including a dance that had 550 in attendance, and "The Mall" party, which included inflatable games, mini golf, sumo wrestling, and rock wall climbing.  Sodexho provided an outdoor cookout which included a pig roast.
 

Mosaic Report

Rich Hurley gave the Mosaic Committee Report for Krystal Crow.  Mosaic produced the 18th Annual British Debates program on Tuesday, March 29, 2005.  This year’s topic was "This house would place a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage."  The committee wishes to continue such hot topics for next year and has found a debate coach in Jason Jones for next year.  Mosaic is looking for a chairperson for next year since Krystal will be graduating!

 
House Committee Report

Otis Mamed reported on behalf of House Committee Chair Krystal Crowe.  The committee did not meet during the month, however, Krystal wanted to share that the Listen Up! feedback program has been working and noted several positive comments from students and faculty, both on-line and in paper form.  Most were comments about food service issues, which have all been responded to.  Ideas are being considered for next fiscal year.  She also noted that the first full month of door counters being operational showed 197,028 passed through the doors of the Student Center during the month of April.  You can check yourself at the following web address:  http://149.152.117.19 from on-campus PCs only.

 

Budget Committee Report

Mr. Hurley reported that the Budget Committee was very busy with proposed budgets for next year and some requests for programs and promotions.
 

MOTION (R. Hurley/ S. Sweeney)                                                               SUBOG 2005-07  

To fund $400 from the SUBOG account to sponsor a team for a student foursome to the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Ross/Fahey Scholarship Fundraising Tournament.

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

MOTION (R. Hurley/G. Gigliotti)                                                                  SUBOG 2005-08  

To fund up to $750 for SUBOG promotional items to be purchased and used during summer advising days and first week activities in the fall.

Friendly amendment (S. Sweeney / A. Taitague) was suggested to increase that amount to $2,000 to properly cover the amount of merchandise that would be needed for the number of people to attend these events.

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

MOTION (R. Hurley/ K. Carpino)                                                                SUBOG 2005-09  

To allocate $30,000 from the CAN Reserve account to support planned First Week events and Spring Week events for 2005 - 2006.

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

MOTION (R. Hurley/ K. Carpino)                                                                SUBOG 2005-10

To approve $150,000 from Student Activities funds for the CAN budget 2005 - 2006. (See attached for details.)

Motion Passed:    9-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

MOTION (R. Hurley/ K. Carpino)                                                                SUBOG 2005-11

To approve $25,000 from Student Activities funds to support Leadership Development programs for 2005 - 2006.  (See attached for details.)

Motion Passed:    9-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained

 

MOTION (R. Hurley/ A. Taitague)                                                               SUBOG 2005-12  

To approve $25,000 from Student Activities funds to support the Mosaic Center programs for 2005 - 2006.  (See attached for details.)

Motion Passed:    9-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained
 

Student Services Committee Report (none)

Old Business (none)
 

New Business

Ms. Taggart then indicated that she would be leaving the Board as Chair.  Mr. Mamed reviewed the constitution in reference to “Election of the SUBOG Chair, Section 5.2.”  Ms. Taggart then accepted nominations.  Kelly Carpino declined nomination, Alex Estrom and Amanda Taitague accepted nomination and spoke briefly about their interest in the position.  Alex and Amanda left the room during the casting of votes. 

Mr. Estrom was elected Chairperson for 2005-2006. 

Mr. Mamed offered the following motion:
 

MOTION (O. Mamed / S. Sweeney)                                                            SUBOG 2005-13 

The Student Union Board of Governors wishes to thank and praise Carolyn Taggart for her service and dedication to the Board and the Student Union ideal of service and community.  She has served the Board in many capacities over the past few years.  We recognize her for her leadership as the 2003-2005 Board Chair.  We are pleased that Ms. Taggart’s association with the Board and the Student Center will continue. 

Motion Passed:    By Acclaimation!
 

Announcements

Mr. Mamed reported that the Graduate Intern Search is completed and the Student Affairs Office is in the process of formally extending an invitation to the following individuals to join our Graduate Intern Program:

           Melissa Arroyo              Roger Williams University, RI
           Maria Garofalo              Central Connecticut State University, CT
           Christine Girouard          Salve Regina University, RI
           Lina Macedo                 Bridgewater State College, MA
 

Ms. Sweeney indicated that a much more robust First Week program is planned.  A Club Drive and Open House for the Student Center are planned for August 30, so save the date! 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, 

Wayne Otis Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2004-2005 

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