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MINUTES - Thursday, October 5, 2000

Present: T. Banks, B. Chong, S. Collier (Chair), P. Davis, N. DePaola, A. Jorge, D. Orloske, R. Schneeweiss

Guests: J. Hermelbracht, J. McGovern, P. Roberts, C. Yates

Ms. Collier called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m. She welcomed the 2000-2001 Board and allowed each of the members to introduce themselves.

She asked Mr. Schneeweiss to introduce the guests who included Mr. Jim Hermelbracht, the new Assistant Director of Student Activities/Leadership Development; and graduate interns, Mr. Paul Roberts (University of Warwick, UK), Ms. Jennifer McGovern (Sacred Heart University, CT), and Ms. Cindy Yates (Plymouth State College, NH).

By means of grounding the Board in their mission for the year, Ms. Collier reviewed the SUBOG Constitution, Paragraphs 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.31, 2.32, 2.33, and 2.4.

The following ratifications then took place.

    MOTION (A. Jorge/D. Orloske) To ratify Ms. Nicole DePaola as a Program
    Council Member-at-Large Representative to the SUBOG for 2000-2001.

Motion passed (4 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained) (SUBOG 00-15)

    MOTION (D. Orloske/T. Banks) To ratify Mr. Peter Davis as the Student
    Center Assistant Representative to the SUBOG for 2000-2001.

Motion passed (5 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained) (SUBOG 00-16)

    MOTION (P. Davis/A. Jorge) To ratify Mr. Brandon Chong as the
    Graduate/Extension Representative to the SUBOG for 2000-2001.

Motion passed (6 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained) (SUBOG 00-17)

The Board then discussed the special interest seats and empowered Ms. Collier to find appropriate students from the tenant's pool to fill them.

Ms. Collier gave a report on the recent tenants meeting. The minutes the Tenants Meeting are attached. The meeting held on October 4, 2000, covered such subjects as the Locknetics entry system, work orders, telephone, and PIN, and a Seth North community event. She was encouraged by this first meeting.

Mr. Orloske then gave a Student Center renovation update. He stated that the interior of the Student Center is currently gutted, the exterior demolition will begin in about two weeks. He remains hopeful that the move back into the Student Center will be in November 2001 and that we will open the Student Center doors in January 2002. A possible tour of the Student Center may be possible in November for Board members.

Ms. Banks then presented a comprehensive Program Council report. She highlighted First Week, attendance figures, and a spreadsheet on Program Council accounts. She feels there is great enthusiasm within the Program Council and that the executive cabinet meetings are going to aid the organization's effective development.

    MOTION (T. Banks/N. DePaola) To ratify Ms. Leigh Radziwon as the
    Program Council Spotlite Committee Coordinator for the 2000-2001 school year.

Motion passed (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstained) (SUBOG 00-18)

Ms. Collier reviewed the SUBOG constitution, Paragraph numbers 3.8, 3.81, 3.82, and 3.83. These paragraphs covered the three Standing Committees of the Board: House, Budget, and Student Services. She asked the committees to develop some goals for the year.  Fifteen minutes later they reported:

review/develop a positive policy
placement of bulletin boards in the new Student Center
review current use of office space by tenants

develop budget with Program Council
have a greater understanding of SUBOG structure/budget.
examine use of vending revenue

have a presence at commuter coffees
aid Mosaic in being a greater part of the Board
act as a sounding board for Student Activities/Leadership Development as they develop leadership training opportunities

Ms. Collier announced that there would be SUBOG delegates to the ACUI conference, November 3-5, at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ms. Collier reviewed and corrected the meeting times for the rest of the semester: October 19, November 16, and December 7, 2000. All will be at 5:00 p.m. in Seth North Multi Purpose Room 015.

She is recommending Mr. Davis for membership on President's Student Advisory Council.

The next meeting will be Thursday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m. Seth North Multi Purpose Room 015.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Schneeweiss
Executive Secretary SUBOG