ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
(Recording of Meeting Tape 7A)
January 23, 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, Gomez, Kenny, Preston, Romano,
Rutherford, Talimatasi, and Urquijo were present for the
Senate. Senator Guevara was absent.
IV. Approval of Agenda
Senator Kenny moved to accept the agenda. Senator Urquijo
seconded. Motion carried 9-0.
V. Approval of the Minutes
Senator Kenny moved to accept the minutes of December 7,
2000. Senator Urquijo seconded. Motion carried 9-0.
VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Murguia
President Murguia welcomed everyone back. He informed the
Senate that one of this semester's goals was to negotiate
the vending machine contracts. He assured the Senate that
Student Government would receive at least the same amount
as last year for the various clubs. President Murguia informed
the Senate that requirements for club allocations also had
to be negotiated. Finally, President Murguia asked the Senate
that if they knew of any student who had any questions to
ask them to go and see him. President Murguia informed the
Senate that this semester we have no Student Activities
Director and therefore it was up to Student Government to
plan and set up this year's Spring Fest. Possibly in next
meeting the Senators will be asked to join a committee to
overlook the process of the Great Race. President Murguia
also informed the Senate that the Executive Council was
working with CATS to set up a link for Student Government
in the WNMU web site. President Murguia informed the Senate
that the Student Handbook is being updated. He asked that
a joint committee be formed in order to revise the Constitution
and update policies. Finally, President Murguia informed
the Senate that the Student Health Center was available
for all students and encouraged everyone to go use their
services. A list of hours is available. This concluded his
report. Senator Urquijo expressed that many students have
shown concern over the vending machine contracts. President
Murguia replied that Student Government and Administration
were working on this issue but assured Senator Urquijo that
the clubs would have at least the same amount of money available
as last year. A representative from the Coke-Cola Company
was present to speak about the new contract and to answer
B. Vice President Denton
Vice President Denton handed out a master schedule of all
the Senators classes and a Senate contact list to the Senators.
This concluded her report.
C. Secretary Zuniga
Secretary Zuniga reminded the Senators to turn in a schedule
of their committee meetings to her within 7 days. This is
necessary in case a Senator can not make it to a committee
meeting, then they can get covered. This concluded here
D. Treasurer Bocanegra
Treasurer Bocanegra informed the Senate that the budget
for this semester is $16,600. From this, Treasurer Bocanegra
hopes to spend no more than $350-$400 on supplies, $300
for bookstore expenses, and $2,500 for Senate stipends.
This, plus the scholarships rewarded to the Executive Council,
the total amount of expenses comes to about $9,100. This
leaves $7,433 left for allocations, Spring Fest. etc…Treasurer
Bocanegra also informed the Senate that he was interested
in forming a Food Committee to rate the food and service
in the school cafeteria. Also, Treasurer Bocanegra expressed
his interest in forming an Energy Conservation Committee.
He asked that if anyone had suggestion for either of these
committees to please contact him. This concluded his report.
E. Attorney General Hazlett
Attorney General Hazlett reminded everyone that this semester
the Student Handbook was being updated. He expressed the
importance of having student input and informed the Senate
that two seats were available in this committee. He encouraged
the Senators to be part of this process. This concluded
F. Governmental Affairs Director Luna
Governmental Affairs Director Luna informed the Senate that
the data from last semester's survey was still being loaded
into the computer. The results may be ready by the next
Senate meeting. Governmental Affairs Director Luna also
informed the Senate that soon members of the Executive Council
will be going to Santa Fe to attend the Legislative Session.
He expressed that he would like to have a few Senators participate
in the session. Those Senators showing interest should contact
him or President Murguia. This concluded his report.
VII. Old Business
A. Senator Urquijo - Senate Stipends Senator Urquijo inquired
about setting up a committee to discuss details concerning
Senator Stipends. President Murguia expressed the importance
of establishing both goals and ground rules for the Senate.
Attorney General Hazlett advised the Senate to set up a
meeting as soon as possible. He reminded the Senate that
this legislation would be passed on to ASWNMU in the upcoming
years. A meeting time will be negotiated and Vice President
Denton will inform the Senators of the time and date.
VIII. New Business
A. Club Recognition
1. Cycling Club Senator Urquijo moved to recognize the Cycling
Club. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion passed 9-0.
Vice President Denton informed the Senate that the next
meeting will be held February 6, 2001 at 7:00 a.m. President
Murguia advised the Senate to make a schedule of all Student
Council Meetings in order to have the Conference Room reserved.
Senator Urquijo moved to adjourn at 7:40 a.m. Seconded by
Senator Talimatasi. Motion carried 9-0.