ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
November 5, 2003
I. Call to Order:
A. Vice President Frost called the Meeting to order
at 8:36 pm.
II. Opening Ceremonies:
A. Senator Menicucci led the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. Roll Call:
A. Senators Present: Senator Ainsworth, Senator Bass,
Senator Burdette, Senator Rice, Senator Rodriguez, Senator
Singer, Senator Sadighi, Senator Menicucci, Senator
Upton, Senator Whalen, Senator Schjetnan was late. Senators
Absent were Senator Frost, Senator Boyd, and Senator
B. Executive Council Present: President Franzoy, Vice
President Frost, Secretary Zankich, AG Moreno-Campos,
GAD Fallstich, PID Bruchhauser was late. Treasurer Carbajal
IV. Sargent of Arms Appointment:
A. Senator Rodriguez was appointed Sergeant of Arms
for the current meeting.
V. Approval of Agenda:
A. After reviewing the agenda for November 5, 2003,
Senator Menicucci made a motion to approve the agenda.
Senator Rice seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
VI. Approval of Minutes:
A. Senator Menicucci made a motion to table the minutes
of October 22, 2003. Senator Sadighi seconded. The motion
VII. Executive Council Reports:
A. President Franzoy:
-President Franzoy relayed a message that she has spoken
to Tina in Student Affairs office and she is forming
a committee to revise the student handbook. The student
picked for this committee was April Metcalf. There also
was a gentleman interested in getting involved.
-She also received an email from Jocelyn Woodard from
NMSU who is trying to put together a conference for
ASNM on Saturday November 15, 2003 from 10-3 (tentatively).
On the agenda for the conference is the current state
of ASNM, amendments to the current constitution. Contact
Jasmine if interested in attending the conference.
B. Vice-President Frost:
-V.P. Frost stated that he has returned to working at
the mines and apologizes for his absence.
C. Secretary Zankich:
-Secretary Zankich reported that she is still working
on printing out the pictures however, her printer has
not been working, but they are coming along slowly.
D. Treasurer Carbajal:
E. Attorney General Moreno-Campos
-AG Moreno-Campos updated the Senate on the state of
the Honors Psych Club, which had been brought before
the Senate previously. He announced that the Honors
Psych Club will try to form a new honors club in order
to access the money that is there from the previous
F. Governmental Affairs Director Fallstich
-Governmental Affairs Director Fallstich stated that
the state legislators were in special session last week
about tax reforms. The only legislature that passed
was regarding sex offenders.
-The highway-bonding bill was discussed as well.
-A tax reform package was also discussed. It will raise
tax on alcohol and other fuels. If passed, New Mexico
will be second to Alaska for the highest taxes.
-The Lobby and Grants committee at its last meeting
had four students at large present as well as Senator
Rodriguez. The next meeting will be Monday, November
10, 2003 at 3:30 in the Student Government offices.
-The gifts for the representatives that were purchased
in the bookstore are ready to be delivered.
-ASNM conference was moved to November 15. Contact G.A.D.
if you are interested in attending.
-Finally, Donna Irwin was contacted following the suggestion
made by Senator Boyd, however has not returned her call.
G. Public Information Director Bruchhauser
-P.I.D. Bruchhauser again stated that the pictures are
coming along slowly due to computer problems.
-She was contacted by April in the GRC with regards
to putting a bulletin board up there with the okay to
-She has not heard from Schler-Rhodes Hall.
-Also a student contacted her with regards to getting
involved and she referred him to Tina Rippa in Student
VIII. Old Business:
A. Gene Dooling was recommended for appointment to an
Associate Justice position. He wants to get involved
as much as possible and is very excited for this opportunity.
Senator Menicucci made a motion to approve the appointment
of Mr. Dooling to Associate Justice. Senator Sadighi
seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.
-Attorney General Moreno-Campos then swore
in Mr. Dooling.
B. Senator Schjetnan asked for a 2 minute
recess. The meeting was called back to order at 9:02
IX. New Business:
A. Matching Funds:
1. SAM Club: Asking for $279.50. They did sales for
Kiss the Pig at Homecoming.
2. SEP Club: Asking for $382.33. They did a raffle for
the Haunted House.
3. Psych Club: Asking for $145.00. They did a Haunted
Senator Menicucci made a motion to blanket approve the
above stated matching funds. Senator Sadighi seconded.
The motion was approved unanimously.
B. Officer Debbie Martinez spoke about
the Parking Citation Appeals Process.
There was much debate over whether there would be a
$10 refundable processing fee or not. Senator Schjetnan
and Singer brought up some arguments. Advisor Arastah
also stated that this fee is to discourage those who
really have no reason to appeal from doing so. Senator
Schjetnan asked AG Moreno-Campos if there would need
to be a motion made since this had already been approved.
AG Moreno-Campos told the Senate that there would need
to be a motion made to amend the Appeals Process. However,
he suggested that they table it until they had a chance
to amend it and sit down with all the Senators present
to make sure the verbiage and all other aspects of it
are what they want it to be. Senator Singer made a motion
to table the Appeals Process. Senator Schjetnan seconded.
The motion passed unanimously.
-President Franzoy then made an announcement
that perhaps there should be a committee formed so that
they could keep in touch with Officer Martinez in order
to make sure both sides are happy with the end result.
-Senator Menicucci, Senator Schjetnan,
Senator Ainsworth and Senator Bass agreed to be on a
committee to meet to complete a final draft and will
then meet with Officer Martinez.
C. Polo Shirts:
-President Franzoy said that there has been a size mix-up
with the shirts and some are all together missing. Senators
Ainsworth, Schjetnan and Boyd do not have shirts at
all. It was stated that we might need to order new shirts
for these Senators as well as for the Associate Justices.
-Senator Burdette made an announcement stating that
Dr. Noak talked to her about possibly putting up a bulletin
board in the upstairs of the Martinez building. There
are a lot of Education students up there with no source
-She also announced that there would be an Evaluation
Board Meeting at 3:15 on November 6.
-Senator Singer announced the Harassment
Seminars would be starting tomorrow, November 6 and
Wednesday, November 12. Would like as many to attend
-He also mentioned the article in the Desert Exposure
on the Women’s Basketball team and Cheer Squad. He commented
on what a well done article it was and that we might
want to keep that in mind for future use for Student
-Senator Schjetnan announced that the
editor position has been re-opened. The deadline is
November 18 to apply. Would like as much help in spreading
the word as possible.
-President Franzoy announced that the
next Caucus would be held on Monday, November 10 at
8:30 pm. The next Senate Meeting would be held on Monday,
November 17 at 8:30 pm.
Senator Menicucci made a motion for adjournment. Senator
Sadighi seconded. The motion was passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 pm.