ASWNMU Senate Meeting Minutes
February 26, 2004
I. Call to Order:
A. Vice President Frost called the meeting to order at 8:35pm.
II. Opening Ceremonies:
A. Senator Frost led the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. Roll Call:
A. Senators Present: Senator Sadighi, Senator Frost, Senator
Menicucci, Senator Bourdette, Senator Boyd, Senator Whalen,
Senator Upton, Senator Ainsworth, Senator Rodriguez, Senator
Schjetnan, Senator Bass, and Senator Guin
Absent: Senator Doll and Senator Rice
IV. Sargent of Arms Appointment:
A. Senator Guin was appointed Sargent of Arms for the current
V. Approval of Agenda:
A. After reviewing the agenda for February 26, 2004 Senator
Menicucci moved to approve the agenda. Senator Rodriguez seconded.
The motion passes unanimously.
VI. Approval of Minutes:
A. Senator Menicucci moved to table the approval of the minutes
for February 11, 2004 because senators did not receive copies
of these minutes due to the absence of Senator Doll.
VII. Executive Council Reports:
A. President Franzoy:
She relayed a message for all senators to please keep the
hall doors locked because the editor of the newspaper has
reported some break-ins. Franzoy also announced a hike to
Gomez peak that Dr. Norris will lead this Sunday. She has
also been in contact with the Athletic department and they
would like to have ASWNMU help them in putting the Mustang
mascot to better use. They asked if a scholarship through
student government would be possible and how to go about doing
this. Dr. Farren responded in saying that this would be possible
as long as the students are directly benefiting from this
scholarship. She will look into this issue further and report
B. Vice President Frost:
He has been working hard alongside Victor and Missy trying
to get things in order with student fees. Frost would also
like to set up a student opinion forum about student fees
in the near future.
C. Secretary Zankich:
She has also been working on student fees. Zankich is getting
the filing cabinets organized with all of the club information
so things will be easier to find. She is also working on putting
each of their account balances in their folders.
D. Treasurer Carbajal:
He is still working on a $6,000 budget revision but he will
have to wait until all the add/drops are finished to have
a total. Also working on fees. There will be a Fees Committee
meeting on March 3rd at 7pm and he is also looking into having
the student forum on March 4th.
E. PID Bruchhauser:
Absent-She did sent a note to thank everyone who has been
contributing to the newspaper and tell us that she has been
working hard on Great Race activities.
F. Attorney General Moreno-Campos:
There will be a Constitutional Bylaws committee to work on
a preamble for the constitution and to clarify wording. He
has also been working on the club’s f olders and would like
to put an internet link on the website for club applications.
He also has a question about whether matching funds start
over each semester for clubs. Dr. Farren and President Franzoy
clarified that it does.
G. GAD Fallstich:
She recently sent thank you baskets to our representatives
with items about WNMU. There has been 236 million dollars
awarded to the Silver City area after the recent legislative
session. WNMU received $30,000 toward our information technology.
City Council elections will be held next Tuesday at the Public
Library so please go out and vote.
H. Committee Reports:
Senator Bass reported the Loss Control Committee recently
met and is still trying to work out the lighting situation
that has been going on around campus. She will bring us information
when she receives it.
VIII. Old Business:
IX. New Business:
A. Club Recognition:
Amnesty International, Literacy Council, SNAG, and We’re Crafty
were all seeking club recognition. All clubs had all documents
in. Senator Menicucci motions to blanket approve recognition
for all clubs present. Senator Frost seconded; motion passes
B. Ed Conley- Voting:
He is running for election in District #2, which WNMU is a
part of. Everyone needs to go out and pleas vote. He also
discussed how he would incorporate WNMU and the city council
and how to keep enrollment up here at WNMU. There is also
a Home Town Initiative meeting every third Wednesday of the
Month for all those who would like to get involved.
C. Book/Yard Sale:
Franzoy asked for the senate’s support in having a sale at
the end of this semester. It will cost $100 to reserve the
park for this event, but the money will be refunded if everything
is cleaned after the sale. May 1st and May 8th are both possible
days for this sale. Dr. Farren also said it may be possible
to hold the sale on campus, but it will need to be looked
into. Senator Menicucci motioned to approve $100 to reserve
the park if it is needed. Senator Frost seconded; motion passes,
11 For and 1 Abstain.
D. Matching Funds/ SAM Club
It has been determined that clubs can have matching funds
for both semesters. SAM club is asking us to match $409.08
of the $602.25 that they raised through selling roses at Valentine’s
Day. Senator Menicucci motioned to approve the $409.08 of
matching funds. Senator Frost seconded; motion passes unanimously.
A. Dr Farren - There has been a 5% cut in the land and permanent
endowment fund. This will cause 1 million dollars to be paid
back through Texas Tuition waivers. WNMU will have to pay
$66,000. This will cause a 7% increase in tuition next year.
B. Treasurer Carbajal - The fees meeting March 4th at 7pm
may be moved due to a time conflict. The meeting will most
likely be Tuesday March 3rd and the forum will be moved to
Wednesday March 4th.
C. GAD Fallstich - Would like to thank Senator Bourdette
for chairing the publications board.
D. Paint Ball Club - Wants to add a paintball game into
the Great Race Activities. There will be no charge to ASWNMU.
They will meet with the activities committee after this meeting
to decide if it will work.
A. Senator Rodriguez motioned to adjourn the meeting. Senator
Sadighi seconded; motion passes unanimously. Meeting adjourned