Senate Meeting Minutes

ASWNMU Senate Meeting


October 6th, 2009

  1. Call to Order at 8:32 p.m.

  2. Opening Ceremonies

  3. Roll Call

    1. Excused Absence: Webber, Perryman

    2. Unexcused Absence: Justin Taylor

  4. Approval of Agenda for: October 6th, 2009

    1. Motion to approve the agenda by Berry, seconded by Wheatley.

    2. Motion passes unanimously.

  5. Approval of Minutes for: September 22nd, 2009.

    1. Motion to approve Meeting Minutes for September 22nd, 2009 by Keeler, seconded by Berry.

    2. Motion passes unanimously.

  1. ASWNMU Executive Council Report

    1. Marcia Shields, President: Announced she attended the Homecoming meeting. The HC logo is now available. There is also a decorating contest and for more information talk to Perryman. President Shields also attended the governance meeting. She has been working on reviewing the student handbook as well. She was approached by a volunteer that had some issues concerning sexual assault. She is looking into adding something about such issues in the student handbook. Marcia has also been updating executive councils hours and those hours are available to everyone, just like the Senate. Additionally, she has been working on getting the ASWNMU pictures up on the wall. She also announced that the position of Associate Justice is still available. The deadline will be October 12th, and President Shields will select a candidate which the Senate will then vote whether or not he/she is qualified. President Shields reports that Justin Taylor has resigned from his duties due to personal issues. Finally, she recommends that the Senate tables the committee bill due to changes that must be made to the form. No additional information to report.

    2. Lacey Swihart, Vice President: Announced that she has been working hard on Senate’s hours and discussing the actual rules that are involved with them. She attended the CNI committee. Additionally, she worked on volunteer posters/tables. She also has been active in contacting clubs to discuss possible activities each of them can participate in. Other than that, she has been doing her office hours. No additional information to report.

    1. Anner Perryman, Secretary: Treasurer Ortega reported on her behalf. Supply lists for Homecoming are due no later than October ninth. Posters must be made at next caucus. All posters and flyers must be approved no later than October 8th, and distributed no later than October Ninth. King/Queen duties must also be completed by October Ninth. No additional information to report.

    2. Louie Ortega, Treasurer: Provided new adjustments to the budget under Supplies and Expenses. Those adjustments are: Homecoming, Adopt a Median, and Business cards. Everything else is basically the same except start up funds for club recognition and club re-recognition. Recommended that all senators pay 3 dollars for Homecoming t-shirts. No additional information to report.

    3. AJ Sandoval, Attorney General: Started off his report by thanking all audience members for attending meeting. He discussed the matching funds ratios and bills that are being voted on in tonight’s meeting. He also has been reviewing the constitution because some issues came up and senators wanted his opinion on those issues. He voiced his concern involving the Associate Justice position and he feels that this particular position is very critical and urges the senate to pick someone worthy. No additional information to report.

    4. Alma Webber, Governmental Affairs Director: President Shields reported on her behalf. She has just been focusing on her office hours and coordinating with NMSU concerning ASNM. A trip may be announced at a later time. No additional information to report.

    5. James Hill, Student Regent: Announced Board of Regents meeting that was tentatively scheduled for sometime in October would most likely be moved due to the chairman of B of R recent illness. No additional information to report.

    6. Committee Chairman Reports: None

  1. Old Business

  2. New Business

    1. Senate Bill XXXIV: Related to the recognition of the BESO club as an ASWNMU Club with a $150.00 start up fund.

-Motioned by Senator Veltri, seconded by Senator Anderson.

- Motion passes: 11-0-1

    1. Senate Bill XXXV: Related to the matching funds for the NSNA club in the amount of $497.60.

-Motioned by Senator Tsosie, seconded by Senator Morrison.

-Motion passes unanimously.

    1. Senate Bill XXXVI: Related to the matching funds for the Sociology club in the amount of $501.67.

-Motioned by Senator Keeler, seconded by Senator Duncan.

- Motion passes unanimously.

    1. Senate Bill XXXVII: Related to the approval of Committees for the academic year of 2009-2010 within the purview of the ASWNMU.

-Motion to table by Senator Keeler, seconded by Senator Wheatley.

- Motion passes unanimously.

  1. Announcement

    1. Aaron Murillo- spoke on behalf of the NSNA club. Is looking for advice on Homecoming details and activities his club can participate in. Is also seeking matching funds for his club. Senator Keeler thanked him for attending.

    2. Senator Wheatley- discussed raffle for the School of Ed- “Food Pantry” is still going on. Tickets are available. Drawing date: October 16th. Also invites everyone to attend “Oklahoma” on October 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7:30PM.

    3. Senator Keeler- “Adopt a Median” discussed breakdown of financials. Requests volunteers to clean up median before signs are put up.

    4. Senate Pro Tempore Berry- Asks Senate to meet in chambers after meeting.

    5. President Shields- Announced Homecoming King/ Queen Nominations to be held at the first floor of the SMB starting Wednesday.

    6. Senator K Taylor- Meet the mustangs 6:30 Monday.

    7. Louis Ortega- Requests 1-2 students at large to sit on the Fees Committee.

    8. Abe Villarreal- Applauds ASWNMU in regards to their efforts concerning the H1 N1 virus.

  2. Adjournment

    1. Motion to adjourn meeting by Senator Trujillo, seconded by Berry.

    2. Motion passes unanimously

    3. Adjournment at 9:07 p.m.

  • (I apologize for the misspellings of any names listed on the agenda) Senate Secretary

K Taylor

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