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Senate Meeting Minutes

 


Associated Students of Western New Mexico University

Student Senate Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2005

 

I. Call to Order

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:32P.M. by V.P. Bruchhauser.

 

II. Opening Ceremonies

 

Floor Leader Rodriguez led the pledge of allegiance and he thanked the College Republican Club for donating a flag to use.

III. Roll Call

A. Senate Present: Pro Tempore K. Wilson, Floor Leader Rodriguez, Senate Secretary Z. Wilson, Senator Hill, Senator Madara, Senator Maloney, Senator Ryen, Senator Saucedo, Senator Scott, Senator Wright

 

IV. Sergeant at Arms Appointment

 

V.P. Bruchhauser appointed Senator Martinez as Sergeant at Arms.

V. Approval of Agenda

A. September 14, 2005

Senator Saucedo moved to approve the agenda, Senator Martinez seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

VI. Approval of Minutes

 

A. August 31, 2005

Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to approve the minutes of August 31, 2005, Senator Saucedo seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

VII. ASWNMU Executive Council Reports

A. President Carbajal

Attended the DWI program on September 6 th and worked on funding for S.P.O.T. The next meeting is on October 11 th at the Bayard Center. He helped in admissions recruiting. Worked on homecoming and got a new DJ from El Paso. He discussed the new Work Study of the Month program. He announced that Chief Justice Doolittle had resigned. He then handed out the job description.

 

B. Vice-President Bruchhauser

V.P. Bruchhauser reported that certain projects had been put on hold. She discussed the state of the recycling program. She said she has been busy with homecoming.

C. Secretary Ubinger

Came up with idea to start a 3 on 3 basketball committee.

 

D. Treasurer Blanchard

Met with DWI taskforce and discussed S.P.O.T issues.

E. Student Regent Jenny Montoya.

There were two major actions taking at the Student Regents meeting. The first was the approval of the audit and the next was action taken on the request of public service. The Nursing expansion and the CDC expansion were discussed. Various other departments and projects around campus were discussed. The next meeting will be on the 23 rd at 11:00. She also announced that the meeting room would be named after the local LULAC chapter president.

 

F. Committee Reports

a. Activities

V.P. Bruchhauser announced that the activities committee helped plan home coming. She announced that they needed help making posters and they need help setting up and running events.

b. Athletic

V.P. Bruchhauser announced that the athletic committee will meet Friday at 1:00

 

VIII. Old Business

 

A. Union Business

Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to not support the Union, Senator Wright seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

B. Polo’s (not to exceed $650)

Senator Martinez moved to approve the money to buy the polo shirts, but that the amount was not to exceed $650. Senator Wright seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

  • Summer Salary for Vice President Bruchhauser ($350.00)

Pro Tempore K. Wilson moved to approve V.P. Bruchhauser’s summer salary for $350. Senator Maloney seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

  • Summer Salary for Secretary Ubinger ($207.50)

Pro Tempore moved to approve Secretary Ubinger’s summer salary for $207.50. Senator Madara seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

  • Summer Salary for Treasurer Blanchard ($350.00)

Pro Tempore K. Wilson moved to approve Treasurer Blanchard’s summer salary for $350.00. Senator Maloney seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

IX. New Business

A. Appointments

a. Attorney General Eric Boyles

Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to take a 5 minute recess. Senator Maloney seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Senate recessed at 9:10. Senate reconvened at 9:15. Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to vote by roll call for line items a-c. Senator Wright seconded. Motion passed 12-0-1. Senator Saucedo moved to appoint Eric Boyles for Attorney General. Senator Martinez seconded. Mr. Boyles gave his list of qualifications for the position. He stated that he would be good because he had knowledge of the Constitution and how ASWNMU worked. He said he used to be Vice President. Pro Tempore K. Wilson then asked what his main goal is. Mr. Boyles replied that it would be to clarify the Constitution and the bi-laws. Pro Tempore K. Wilson then asked what the biggest problems with the constitution are. Mr. Boyles replied that they Constitution and bi-laws conflict. Floor Leader Rodriguez asked if bills were required. Mr. Boyles replied that it is constitutionally unclear however precedence has been set. Floor Leader Rodriguez asked if what Mr. Boyles Stance on bills were. Mr. Boyles replied that he felt they were necessary. Pro Tempore K. Wilson asked what are your ties with the justices. Mr. Boyles replied that represent ASWNMU. Floor Leader Rodriguez asked if he was willing to help with finding a new Chief Justice. Mr. Boyles replied that he was willing to help find one. There were no more questions for the appointee so V.P. Bruchhauser moved on to roll call vote. Motion to approve Eric Boyles as Attorney General passed 12-1-0

b. Governmental Affairs Director Abraham Martinez.

Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to appoint Abraham Martinez as GAD. Senator Saucedo seconded. Senator Martinez gave his qualifications. Student Regent Montoya asked Senator Abraham what his platform was. Senator Martinez replied that he planned on writing a bill. Student Regent Montoya then asked what your objective is. Mr. Martinez replied that he would like to see a new gym, tennis courts, and a golf course. There were no more questions so V.P. Bruchhauser moved to roll call vote. The motion to appoint Abraham Martinez to GAD passed 12-0-1

c. Public Information Director Beth Davis

Senator Wright moved to appoint Beth Davis to PID, Senator Ryen seconded. Senator Davis gave her qualifications. There were no questions for her so V.P. Bruchhauser moved on to roll call vote. The vote was 7-2-2 and there was confusion on part of Vice President Bruchhauser and whether or not the motion failed or not. Senator Wright then moved to rescind the vote, Senator Martinez seconded. Motion to approve Beth Davis to PID was reintroduced. Motion passed 8-4-0. President Carbajal swore in the new officers.

 

B. Matching Finds

a. Student Government ($200)

Senator Hill moved to approve the matching funds for Student Government in the amount of $200. Senator Saucedo seconded. Motion passed 8-3-0

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b. Kappa Mu Epsilon ($505)

Senator Rodriguez moved to blanket approve line items b-d. Senator Ryen seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

c. Math and Computer Science Club ($555)

blanket approved

d. Upsilon Pu Epsilon ($397)

blanket approved

 

C. Club Recognition

a. Psychology Club ($100)

Floor Leader Rodriguez moved to blanket approve line items a-j. Senator Saucedo seconded. The various club representatives then stated what their clubs had planned. Psychology club planned to have a workshop and a raffle. Criminal Justice club was continuing their identakid project, selling t-shirts, a raffle, and to make a float for homecoming. SOTA said their goal was to get the voice out and that they would have a backpack awareness day. Mixed Martial Arts club said that they were promoting martial arts and were planning on going to 2 competitions. Outdoor Adventure Club would consist of mountain biking and hiking. College Republicans said that they were having conservative movie nights and various community services. Mecha was planning a trip. There were no representatives for Newman club or Gamma Psi. The motion to blanket approve line items a-j passed 10-0-1

b. Criminal Justice Club ($100)

Blanket approved

c. Alpha Phi Sigma ($100)

d. SOTA ($100)

e. Mixed Martial Arts Club ($150)

f. Outdoor Adventure Club ($150)

g. College Republicans ($100)

h. M.E.C.H.A. ($100)

i. Newman Club ($100)

j. Gamma Psi ($100)

 

D. Student Government Advisor

Pro Tempore K. Wilson moved to table this issue. Senator Hill seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

X. Announcements

  • Club Recognition Deadline was announced to be September 30 th.
  • President Carbajal announced that he mew with Duane Elms about putting emergency phones around campus.
  • Duane Elms announced that courtesy and Emergency phones might be put up around campus.
  • Senator Madara announced that there were plans to help the families devastated by Katrina around the holidays.
  • President Carbajal announced that we all need to support athletics.
  • Student Regent Montoya announced that students should attend the dedication ceremony tomorrow at 3:30 on the third floor of the Thomas B. McDonald Building.
  • V.P. Bruchhauser announced that the Native American Club will be selling fry bread.

 

XI. Adjournment

Pro Tempore K. Wilson moved to adjourn the meeting. Senator Wright seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:15.

 


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