Senate Meeting Minutes


(Recording of Meeting Tape 9A-9B)
March 6, 2001

I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 7:05 a.m.

II. Pledge of Allegiance

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

IV. Approval of Agenda
Senator Urquijo moved to accept the agenda. Senator Preston seconded. Motion carried 13-0.

V. Approval of the Minutes
Vice President Denton pointed out that Senator Scott' s name needed to be corrected. Also, the money used to pay for the Santa Fe trip came out of the lobbying budget. The 75,000.00 that was asked for at the lobbying session is for Special Needs. Finally, she pointed out that ASWNMU did not yet have permission from The Mustang to insert the newsletter planned for ASWNMU. Senator Talimatasi moved to accept the minutes of February 20, 2001. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion carried 11-0.

VI. Executive Council Reports

A. President Murguia informed the Senate that the coarse for the Great Race is being planned. He asked the Senators to inform him of any ideas or suggestions. He also informed the Senate that ASWNMU has a contract with Marriott which could be used towards a school dance. Those with suggestions are encouraged to speak with him. A band is needed to perform a concert during the week of the Great Race. President Murguia asked the Senator's help in finding a band. There is a need for a Student Activities Director ASAP. This is an issue that must be addressed. Also, President Murguia informed the Senate that the summer sessions have been combined to one summer session. The senators were encouraged to talk to students about this issue and get their input. The election board is in need of at least two more people, those who do not plan on running for an office next semester and are interested in being in the Election Board should go and see him. Finally, President Murguia informed everyone that the ASWNMU web site is close to being completed. Personal profiles of all the Senators will be made as well as their picture included. The senators need to agree on a time and a place to do this. This concluded his report.

B. Vice President Denton Vice President Denton informed the Senate that the trip to Santa Fe went well and informed the Senate that representative Taylor was in full support of WNMU. She pointed out the addition of G. Senate reports on the agenda and explained that this is to give the Senators an opportunity to report on their committees. Finally, the asked that the Senators return their information sheet in as soon as possible. This concluded her report.

C. Secretary Zuniga Secretary Zuniga expressed the success of the trip to Santa Fe. She also informed the Senate that the vending machine committee has met twice. Steve Rippa explained the vending machine problems and assured that soon we would know what company will supply the vending machines. The committee will decide how the money will be dispersed. Secretary Zuniga also informed the Senate that there is someone acting as the Student Activities Director and some of his plans include having a school dance every week. She informed everyone that this would cost at least $200-$250 every week. She urged the Senators to speak up on the issue if they had any objections to this spending. This concluded her report.

D. Treasurer Bocanegra Treasurer Bocanegra informed the Senate that they were having problems with the banner system at the business office and that they were in the process of working this out. Those with questions are encouraged to see him. Senator Urquijo asked if the Senate scholarships were covered in the budget. Treasurer Bocanegra assured him that they were covered and informed everyone that the budget was at about $6,000.00. This concluded his report

E. Attorney General Hazlett Attorney General Hazlett asked the Senators to return their information profiles in to him as soon as possible in order to get the ASWNMU web page running. Senator Urquijo inquired about Standing Rule #9. Attorney General Hazlett explained that the Senate hours will be increased to 60% instead of 100%. President Murguia assured Senator Urquijo that the Senate scholarships will be covered in this semester's budget. Attorney General Hazlett informed the Senators that the they are to look over the Student Handbook over Spring Break. This concluded his report.

F. Governmental Affairs Director Luna Governmental Affairs Director Luna was absent. President Murguia reported on his behalf. President Murguia thanked those who went to lobby in Santa Fe. He expressed the success of the trip and encouraged everyone to talk to those who went. They were able to speak to Representative Taylor about the problems concerning the football field and athletics. The session ends on March 16. President Murguia and Governmental Affairs Director Luna will be going back to Santa Fe to lobby on March 13 & 14. They will be pushing to get money for the Special Needs Program. They will also ask for a special session in May. This concluded his report.

G. Senate Reports None

VII. Old Business
A. Standing Rule #3 Senator Talimatasi moved to approve standing rule #3. Senator Guevara seconded. Motion carries.14-0.

B. Standing Rule #4, #5, & #12 Urquijo moved to approve standing rule #4, #5 & #12. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion carried. 14-0.

VIII. New Business
Club Recognitions
A. National Student Nursing Association - A representative was present to ask for an allocation of $500. She explained that it was to reimburst students for a trip to Las Vegas that had to be paid out of their own pockets. Attorney General Hazlett explained that the proper documentation had not be filled out and presented before the Senate. Therefore, any allocations were not possible at this time. Senator Urquijo moved to recognize the National Student Nursing Association. Senator Guevara seconded. Motion carried. 13-0.
B. Sigma Tau Delta - A representative was present to explain that this club was for those who appreciated literature. Senator Urquijo inquired whether it was an honors club or not. The representative explained that it is not anymore. Senator Preston moved to recognize Sigma Tau Delta. Senator Romano seconded. Motion carried 13-0.

IX. Announcements
Vice President Denton informed the Senate that the next meeting would be held March 20, 2001 at 7:00 a.m. She also informed everyone that the Handbook Committee would be meeting March 7 at 9:00 a.m. The Health Board Committee will be meeting March 9 at 9:00 a.m. The Fees Committee will be meeting March 19 at 1:30 p.m. Treasurer Bocanegra reminded everyone that free massages would be available during midterms week. John Gosek thanked the Senate for their allocation to the NEA.

X. Adjournment
Senator Talimatasi moved to adjourn at 7:37 a.m. Senator Guevara seconded. Motion carried 13-0.

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