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Minutes for Friday, September 29, 2006, 1849 Meeting Room

Present:  A. Estrom (Chair), L. Yeomans, C. Bombria;  C. Zohlman, K. Barone, D. Lynch, S. Martinez,  E. Tuttle, A.Taitague, D. Macchiaroli, D. Orloske, O. Mamed, S. Sweeney, J. Higgins, R. Bachoo, J. DiPlacido, G. Gigliotti

Guests:  K. Barkhouse, L. Macedo, M. Kenney, K. Croke, J. Rafferty, V. Ginter

Mr. Estrom called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.  He welcomed all and indicated that the first order of business was to talk about the SUBOG function in the Student Center and Student Activities/Leadership Development as an advisory board.

Mr. Estrom then asked all members to introduce themselves and tell a little about themselves and what position they held or were about to hold on SUBOG.  Mr. Estrom noted that the “Diverse Interest Seats” will be filled by the next meeting with students representing a club without office space in the Student Center and a student who is a new or transfer student.  He then asked for a motion to ratify the new members (on list attached).

MOTION (G. Gigliotti/D. Lynch)                                                SUBOG 2007-01

To ratify the membership of the board, per constitution, as listed on attached.

Motion Passed:   Unanimous

The next order of business was to approve the minutes from the previous meeting of April 2006.  Susan Sweeney asked that SUBOG give her until the next meeting to get the printed minutes to them for approval due to discrepancies between the Business Office’s budget reserve totals and her office’s totals. The board agreed.

Mr. Estrom then asked the entire board to breakup into three groups representing the three general committees of SUBOG to determine membership and Chairs for each group.  Members chose and are as marked on the attached membership list. 

Mr. Estrom noted the meetings for the year.  The SUBOG agreed to the dates, times, and location in general as follows:

10/27/2006   2:00 PM                 11/17/2006   2:00 PM                 12/08/2006    2:00 PM  
1/26/2007    2:00 PM                    2/23/2007   2:00 PM                   3/30/2007    2:00 PM  
4/20/2007    2:00 PM                    4/27/2007   2:00 PM*                 5/11/2007    2:00 PM


CAN Report

The Central Activities Network gave an oral report of the past month of activities, including programs slated for “First Week” and recruitment during the “Club Fair.”  CAN also reviewed the upcoming schedule of events for Homecoming ’06.  Their office is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.  Stop by, get involved, and build your future!

Mosaic Report

Mosaic Committee also presented an oral report on its planned activities which include an Open House featuring a multi-cultural food presentation, a Film Series, a program called the Darfur Diaries and a Native American Day.  Stop in and visit the Mosaic Center on the 2nd floor of the Student Center!

Since the SUBOG Committees had just been formed, business was conducted at the SUBOG Meeting proper.

House Committee

A request for extended hours for the “Devils Den, 10 PM” (Thursdays from 10 PM to 1 AM) was proposed by Victoria Ginter and Joanne Rafferty.  After a short presentation, a motion was made.  Discussion included:  Why the programming was being done?  What research and data supported this as a request of students?  How this was going to financially impact the Student Center (predicting a shortage of $35,000.00 this year again)?  How this was going to impact the professional staff that is in need of more support (as documented in the EBI and ACUI Benchmarking Survey)?  What message was being sent to students and faculty about Friday morning classes?  What message was being sent to students (employees, volunteers and participants) about late night activities rather than making healthier lifestyle choices?

MOTION (G. Gigliotti/E. Tuttle)                                                 SUBOG 2007-02

To extend the hours of the Student Center to 1 AM on Thursdays for the rest of the academic year with a review of the program to be done at a future SUBOG Meeting.

Motion Passed:    14-Yes      2-No       0-Abstained


A request was made by L. Macedo, Graduate Intern Staff managing the Breakers game room, to improve their club reserve package offering (see attached).

MOTION (G. Gigliotti/D. Lynch)                                                SUBOG 2007-03

To accept the proposed additions to the club reserve package available for use of Breakers. 

Motion Passed:    15-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


Student Services Committee Report

In the interest of time, the reports on Promotions and the EBI and CAS Assessments will be delayed until next meeting.


Budget Committee Report

L. Macedo presented an annual request to SUBOG to fund student attendance at the Region 1 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) conference to be held at the Conference Center on the UConn campus November 17-19, 2006. 

MOTION (G. Gigliotti/S. Sweeney)                                             SUBOG 2007-04

To fund student attendance at the ACUI Region 1 conference from the SBG900 account as proposed (attached).

Motion Passed:    15-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


L. Macedo presented a request to support funding for billiard tournaments, Monday Night Football shows, promotional items and new Billiard Leagues.

MOTION (S. Sweeney/J. DiPlacido)                                           SUBOG 2007-05

To fund up to $6,000 from the SBG900 account per the attached proposal.

Motion Passed:   15-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


J. Rafferty proposed annual support for the CCSU Student Center Bloodmobiles for the 2006-07 academic year.

MOTION (D. Lynch/A. Taitague)                                              SUBOG 2007-06

To allocate $1,000 from the SBG900 account to support planned Red Cross Bloodmobile events for 2006-2007.

Motion Passed:   15-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


L. Macedo proposed funding for the annual SUBOG Holiday Social and SUBOG Recognition Banquet in December and May respectively.  D. Orloske requested fiscal responsibility in asking if there were enough funds in SBG900 to support all of the requests.  S. Sweeney indicated that the Banner account indicates approximately $52,000 at the beginning of this meeting.

MOTION (G. Gigliotti/L. Yeomans)                                            SUBOG 2007-07

To approve up to $4,500 from the SBG900 account to support its annual recognition programs.

Friendly amendment:  That O. Mamed shaves his sideburns that he grew for the spring program and recognition banquet.

Motion Passed:    15-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


Old Business (none)                                                 


New Business (none)



D. Orloske indicated that Student Affairs had taken over support of Recreation and Intramurals from the Athletic Department, and that he was in the midst of hiring students and staff to support this effort.  Equipment has been purchased, Athletics has been helpful in the process, and Pool Hours and Open Recreation Hours were being worked out.

S. Sweeney announced that there are two programs planned for teaching Robert’s Rules of Order for clubs and organizations to attend.  They are on October 4 and 18 in the Philbrick/Camp Rooms from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.  Please share this news.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Otis Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2006-2007