ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
(Recording of Meeting Tape 8A-B)
February 6, 2001
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
Senator Amavizca, Castillo, Gomez, Guevara, Kenny, Preston,
Romano, Rutherford, Talimatasi, and Urquijo were present for
IV. Approval of Agenda
Senator Urquijo moved to accept the agenda. Senator Preston
seconded. Motion carried 10-0.
V. Approval of the Minutes
Senator Gomez moved to accept the minutes of January 23, 2000.
Senator Romano seconded. Motion carried 10-0.
VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Murguia
President Murguia expressed his excitement over the upcoming
Student Government web link. He also informed the Senate that
at the next Senate meeting, he will be presenting a Budget
Report for the upcoming semester. President Murguia explained
that this was a recommendation from the Executive Council
on how to spend funds allocated to Student Government. He
expressed that he would like to speak to two senators to discuss
the Budget Report. Those interested should see him or Treasurer
Bocanegra. This concluded his report.
B. Vice President Denton
Nothing to report.
C. Secretary Zuniga
Secretary Zuniga handed out a Committee Information sheet
to the senators and asked them to write down the times at
which their committees meet. Also, she handed out a senators
information sheet and asked all the senators to make sure
that their information was correct. Finally, Secretary Zuniga
informed the Senate that two senators were needed to cover
a committee which meets February 22 from 3:30-4:30. Those
who can cover this meeting should let her know. This concluded
D. Treasurer Bocanegra
Treasurer Bocanegra informed the Senate that the current budget
is $13,074. $2,800 dollars were used to pay for President
Murguia's scholarship. Other expenses were due to encumbrances.
He also informed the Senate that he had spoken with the chef
from Marriott to set up a time to review the food and service
in the cafeteria. He asked Secretary Zuniga, Senator Gomez,
and Senator Urquijo to be in this committee and to inform
him of the best times to meet. This concluded his report
D. Attorney General Hazlett
Attorney General Hazlett informed the Senate that an ASWNMU
link was being added to the WNMU web site. Some of the information
that will be on the web site include the ASWNMU Constitution,
Student Handbook, and club contacts. A picture of the members
from ASWNMU will also be included. Attorney General Hazlett
asked each member of the Senate to prepare a personal bio
no longer than 100 words for the web page ASAP. This concluded
E. Governmental Affairs Director Luna
Governmental Affairs Director Luna apologized for not having
the survey results ready. He informed the Survey Committee
that they will be meeting tomorrow February 7th at 8:30 a.m.
This concluded his report.
VII. Old Business
A. Attorney General Hazlett - Senate Stipends Attorney General
Hazlett informed the Senate that Senator Preston, Gomez and
Castillo has met on Monday to discuss the Senate scholarships
and will inform the Senate of their progress. Finally, Attorney
General Hazlett asked that the swearing in of new senators
be added under New Business. This concluded his report.
VIII. New Business
A. Club Recognition
1. Sociology - Senator Kenny moved to recognize the Sociology
Club. Senator Guevara seconded. Motion carried 10-0.
2. Pi Gamma Mu - Senator Urquijo moved to recognize Pi Gamma
Mu. Senator seconded. Motion carried 10-0.
B. Zeke Hazlett - Swearing in of 4 Senate candidates At this
point, Attorney General Hazlett asked the Senate to approve
of 4 new senate candidates. Senator Talimatasi moved to accept
Anders Magnusson, Melissa Scott, Mark Klell and Dave Crosley
as members of the ASWNMU Senate. Senator Urquijo seconded.
Motion carried 10-0. Attorney General Hazlett swore in and
congratulated the candidates.
C. President Murguia - Committees
1. President Murguia informed the Senate that he wanted to
establish an Adhoc committee consisting of both Executive
Council members and Senators to discuss the changes that will
be done to the Student Handbook. He expressed that he wanted
all of ASWNMU represented and feels it is important that student
input be acknowledged.
2. President Murguia also informed the Senate that he also
wanted to establish a Student Fees Adhoc committee. This committee
would be responsible for regulating student fees. This includes
determining where these fees will be allocated and what purpose
they will serve.
3. President Murguia expressed his interest in establishing
a committee to discuss the process in which the vending machine
funds will be distributed to the clubs. Those interested should
4. Finally, President Murguia wants an Activities committee
formed to plan and carry out various events around campus
(including The Great race and dances) He recommended that
these committees be co-chair committees. Senator Preston moved
to make all committees joint committees. Senator Castillo
seconded. Motion carried 14-0.
A representative from the Biology club was present to express
his concern over the new vending machine contract. He felt
that the clubs were being deprived of money that belonged
to them. He was also concerned that the change was made without
consulting any of the clubs. He felt that the money did not
belong to ASWNMU to distribute. President Murguia assured
him that the money would be returned to the clubs. He informed
the Senate that although some clubs may receive less money
than usual, overall, all clubs would gain from the change.
He assured that the money was not being taken away, only redistributed.
D. Standing Rules Senator Preston moved to accept Standing
Rule #1, which establishes standing rules. Senator Urquijo
seconded. Motion carried 14-0.
President Murguia asked the Senators to check their e-mails
and the message board for meetings and dates. Secretary Zuniga
reminded the Senators to let her know if anyone is interested
in any of the committees. Senator Urquijo asked that the absentee
form be revised. Vice President Denton assured that she would
revise the form Vice President Denton informed the Senate
that the next meeting will be held February 20, 2001 at 7:00
Senator Talimatasi moved to adjourn at 7:45 a.m. Seconded
by Senator Romano. Motion carried 14-0.