Senate Meeting Minutes


(Recording of Meeting Tape 9A)
February 20, 2001

I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 7:10 a.m.

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call
Senator Amavizca, Castillo, Crosley, Gomez, Guevara, Kenny, Klell, Magnusson, Preston, Scott and Talimatasi were present for the Senate. Senator Romano and Rutherford were late. Senator Urquijo was absent with a proxy.

IV. Approval of Agenda
Vice President Denton added C. Sam Club allocation and D. Social Work Club allocation under New Business. Senator Castillo moved to accept the agenda. Senator Guevara seconded. Motion carried 11-0.

V. Approval of the Minutes
Senator Gomez moved to accept the minutes of February 6, 2001. Senator Crosley seconded. Motion carried 11-0.

VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Murguia was absent.
B. Vice President Denton Vice President Denton informed the Senate that the trip to Santa Fe went well and that she looks forward to working with the representative from Fort Bayard again. She also informed the Senators that although she has made a new proxy form, it will probably get voided when standing rule #3 and #4 pass. This concluded her report.
C. Secretary Zuniga Secretary Zuniga expressed the success of the trip to Santa Fe. She asked the Senators to come and see her if they had any questions regarding the events of the trip. She also asked the Senators to speak to club representatives about possible activities for the Great Race. Secretary Zuniga talked about the events taking place in her committees. She informed the Senate about the Retention Committee. This committee was formed to help student find ways to remain in school. The Advisory Task Force is a committee established to advise students about the choices that they have in their education. Anyone who has any questions or comments on these committees should go and see her. Finally, Secretary Zuniga informed the Senate that Great Race and Spring Fest activities were being planned. Those with ideas are encouraged to speak with her about their suggestions. This concluded her report.
D. Treasurer Bocanegra Treasurer Bocanegra informed the Senate that the current budget is $8,029.79. Money out of the lobbying budget was used to pay for expenses from the Santa Fe trip. He informed the Senate that the only major expense left this semester was Spring Fest. Finally, Treasurer Bocanegra informed the Senate that the Cafeteria Evaluation Committee meeting which was scheduled for Thursday Feb 15 was cancelled. He asked those in the committee to meet with him to set up a new meeting time. This concluded his report
D. Attorney General Hazlett Attorney General Hazlett informed the Senate that Standing Rule #9 has been revised. He pointed out that Senator hours will increase only 60% or 6 hours in the upcoming years. This concluded his report.
E. Governmental Affairs Director Luna Governmental Affairs Director Luna informed the Senate that $75,000 for Special Needs was requested at the Santa Fe lobbying session. He expressed his interest in asking Senators Romano and Rutherford to Santa Fe to represent the football team. Governmental Affairs Director Luna felt that this money should go towards completing the new football field. This concluded his report.

VII. Old Business
A. Standing Rule #2 Pro-Tempore Preston moved to approve standing rule #2. Senator Crosley seconded. Motion carries.14-0.
B. Standing Rule #9 Pro-Tempore Preston moved to approve standing rule #9. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion carried. 14-0.

VIII. New Business
A. Mr. Rippa Mr. Rippa is in charge of designing the coarse for the Great race. He asked anyone having suggestions for the Great race to go and speak with him. He needs at least one representative from the Senate. His extension is 6611.
B. Publicity Funds - Secretary Zuniga Secretary Zuniga asked for an allocation of $150.00. This money will be used to make an ASWNMU newsletter that could be inserted into The Mustang or posted around campus. Attorney General Hazlett felt that this newsletter could also help to advertise the ASWNMU web site. Senator Castillo asked how often the newsletter would be published. Secretary Zuniga expressed that she would like to have a newsletter out once a week. She expressed that this newsletter would also help in getting feedback from students. Senator Preston moved to allocate $150.00 to Sharon Zuniga for the ASWNMU newsletter. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion carried. 13-0.
C. Sam Club Allocation A Sam Club representative was present to ask the Senate for matching funds for a fund raiser held in December. The total was $134.25. Senator Gomez moved to allocate $134.25 to the Sam Club. Senator Romano seconded. Motion carried. 13-0.
D. Social Work Club Allocation A representative from the Social Work Club was present to asked the Senate for an allocation of $360.00 to use towards a trip to Santa Fe for lobbying. Senator Castillo moved to allocate $360.00 to the Social Work Club. Senator Magnusson seconded. Motion carried 13-0.

IX. Announcements
Maria Rolfe was present to inform the Senate that February was Black History month and that various activities were planned throughout campus. A schedule of activities could be found posted around campus. She asked the Senators to inform other students of the activities and asked for any input. Those with ideas or suggestion should see her in Academic Affairs after 4:00. Vice President Denton informed the Senate that the next meeting will be held March 6, 2001 at 7:00 a.m.

X. Adjournment
Senator Talimatasi moved to adjourn at 7:37 a.m. Seconded by Senator Romano. Motion carried 13-0.

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