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Minutes for Friday, December 10, 2004, 1849 Room 

Present:  C. Taggart (Chair), K. Crowe, K. Carpino, R. Hurley, T. Duda, T. Johnson (late), A. Estrom, S. Sweeney, D. Lynch, G. Gigliotti, J. DiPlacido, O. Mamed

Guest:  R. Morgan, J. Alicandro, S. Chronister

Ms. Taggart called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  She welcomed all and indicated that the first order of business was to ratify new positions for the Campus Activities Network (CAN).

MOTION (S. Sweeney / K. Crowe)                        SUBOG 2004-28 

To ratify Travis Duda as the new CAN President, Kelly Carpino as the new Community Central Coordinator and Michael McDonald as the Mainstage Coordinator as representatives to the SUBOG for 04-05. 

Motion Passed:    8-Yes      0-No       0-Abstained


MOTION (T. Duda/R. Hurley)                            SUBOG 2004-29

To accept the minutes of the previous board meeting (11/19/04).

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

CAN Report (attached)

The report presented by Mr. Travis Duda was brief.  There was an open mic program with three acts on November 22 that drew 60 people, and a Ska Night that had a group of about 40 attend.  Central Perk hosted an "Exploring Dreams" program with about 40 in attendance.  The film program continues to be consistent with about 100 - 150 in regular attendance, with special showings like National Treasure having 800 in attendance.  Cinema Central conducted a survey to find out what students wanted to see for the spring series.  "Oceans 12," "The Incredibles," "Meet the Fockers," "Alexander" and "Shark Tale" were the top five choices.  Community Central hosted the annual Belvedere Project on November 20 with about 35 volunteers that assisted 20 households in the area.

Mosaic Report (none)

Budget Committee Report (attached)

Mr. Hurley reported that SA/LD and SC accounting provided reports to him on the status of the SBG900 account. 

House Committee Report (none)

Student Services Committee Report (none)

Old Business

As requested at the previous board meeting, an investigative committee was formed to determine if Ms. Karen Dombrowski should be removed from the office of Vice President of Finance and Administration of the Campus Activities Network (CAN). 

The committee, per constitution requirement 12.221 consisted of C. Taggart (Chair), K. Crowe, A. Estrom, J. DiPlacido and J. Alicandro.  They reviewed the evidence given to them from the previous board meeting as provided by Ms. Morgan, along with letters to Ms. Dombrowski from the Director of Student Activities/Leadership Development. 

They reported that it was their recommendation that Ms. Dombrowski be removed from office based on the information.

MOTION (G. Gigliotti /J. DiPlacido)                   SUBOG 2004-30  

To accept the report of the investigative committee.

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       1-Abstained


MOTION (T. Duda / G. Gigliotti)                       SUBOG 2004-31

To accept the recommendation of the investigative committee and remove Ms. Dombrowski from the position of VP of Finance and Administration.

There was some discussion about the reasons for removal which included:  not completing the responsibilities of the office, not attending scheduled committee and executive meetings, not responding to requests for meetings with the advisor.  Advice was requested of Mr. Chris Dukes, University Judicial Director for the University, via a phone call in the past week; and he asked to be sure every reasonable attempt be made to notify the person of the proceedings so that due process is protected and that Ms. Dombrowski knew of this meeting so she could respond to the charges.  Return receipt letters were sent to her home and school addresses to assure this.  This is the first time in recollected history that this proceeding has taken place. 

Motion Passed:   10-Yes      0-No       1-Abstained


New Business (none)


Ms. Taggart announced that the on-line version of the LISTEN UP! feedback card is functioning and can be filled out by going to the following web page: and following the LISTEN UP! link. 

Ms. Taggart wished everyone a warm and safe holiday season and the best of luck on finals.

The next SUBOG meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 25, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in the 1849 Room of the Student Center. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne "Otis" Mamed
Executive Secretary, SUBOG 2004-2005