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Senate Meeting Minutes

 

ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
(Recording of Meeting Tape 5A)
November 28, 2000

I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Denton at 7:30 a.m.

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call
Senators Castillo, Gomez, Kenny, Levitt, Perez, Preston, Romano, Rutherford, Talimatasi, and Urquijo were present for the Senate. Senate Secretary Amavizca and Senator Guevara were absent.

IV. Approval of Agenda
Senator Romano moved to approve the agenda. Senator Castillo seconded. Motion carried 10-0.

V. Approval of the Minutes
Senator Urquijo moved to table the approval of the minutes from November 14th . Senator Talimatasi seconded. Motion carried 10-0.

VI. Executive Council Reports
A. President Murguia
President Murguia asked the Senate to allocate $800 to pay for Secretary Zuniga's stipend. He also informed the Senate that he was interested in forming a joint committee consisting of two Executive Council members and two Senate members to plan an end of the year Christmas party. President Murguia also suggested in forming a joint committee to plan final week activities. He suggested having the cafeteria opened late to aide those student studying late. He asked that both committees consider costs. This concluded his report.
B. Vice President Denton
Vice President Denton informed the Senate that a Pajama Jam was being planned for December 2nd. The dance will be held from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. at the merry-go-round. This concluded her report.
C. Chief of Staff Loving
Chief of Staff Loving reminded the Senate of the winners of the Homecoming Floats. She recognized Mecha for having the Most Creative float, the Cheerleaders for the Most Colorful float, and the Alumni's Royalty float as Best All Around. Chief of Staff Loving presented a trophy to the Biology club for the float Closest to the Theme. This concluded her report.
D. Secretary Zuniga Nothing to report.
E. Treasurer Bocanegra Nothing to report.
F. Attorney General Hazlett Attorney General Hazlett informed the Senate that he and Vice President Denton had been working together to establish standing rules for the Senate. He informed the Senate that they would be meeting in caucus with the Senate to discuss the finer points of standing rules. This concluded his report.
G. Governmental Affairs Director Luna Governmental Affairs Director Luna informed the Senate that he received 306 surveys but he would like to have at least 500. Governmental Affairs Director Luna encouraged the Senators to conduct more surveys. Surveys could be obtained in the Student Council offices. At this point Governmental Affairs Director Luna yield the floor to Chief of Staff Loving. Chief of Staff Loving informed the Senate that a committee had been formed to evaluate the results from the surveys. The committee consists of President Murguia, Chief of Staff Loving, Attorney General Hazlett, Governmental Affairs Director Luna, Secretary Zuniga, Senator Pro-Tempore Gomez, and Senator Talimatasi.

VII. Old Business
A. Senator Castillo - Senate Stipends Senator Castillo informed the Senate that at the last ASWNMU meeting he did not specify the date in which the Senators would receive their stipends. These were the stipends that were approved at the November 14, 2000 senate meeting. The attached Senators Stipend form is with the November 14, 2000 minutes. He suggested that stipends be received at the next Senate meeting on December 7th. Discussion: There was a question about who would be authorizing the stipends since President Murguia would not be here in the coming week. Chief of Staff Loving informed the Senate that Secretary Zuniga was authorized. Senator Urquijo moved to receive the Senate stipends and to discuss stipends for next semester at the next Senate meeting on December 7th. Senator Talimatasi seconded. Motion carried 10-0.

VIII. New Business
A. Chief of Staff Loving - End of Semester committee Chief of Staff Loving asked the Senate to choose two Senators to serve on the End of Semester committee. Senator Rutherford and Senator Castillo volunteered to serve on the End of Semester committee.
B. Chief of Staff Loving - Christmas Party committee Chief of Staff Loving asked the Senate to choose two Senators to serve on the Christmas Party committee. Floor Leader Preston, Senator Kenny and Senator Gomez volunteered for the Christmas Party committee.
C. Vice President Denton Vice President Denton asked the Senate to allocate $300 dollars for the Pajama Jam Dance scheduled for December 2nd. Senator Talimatasi moved to allocate $300 to Vice President Denton for the Pajama Jam on December 2nd. Senator Kenny seconded. Motion carried. 7-0.
D. Chief of Staff Loving asked the Senate to allocate $800 for Secretary Zuniga's stipend. Senator Romano moved to allocate $800 for secretary Zuniga's stipend. Senator Talimatasi seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
E. Club Allocation
1. John Gosek asked the Senate to allocate $211.06 to use for publicity for the WNMUNEA Statewide Student Leadership conference (See attached proposal) Senator Levitt moved to allocate $211.06 to the WNMUNEA under the stipulation that two Senators would be allowed to attend the conference and receive $75.00 stipends. Senator Kenny seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

IX. Announcements
Vice President Denton asked the Senate to advertise the Pajama Jam. The next meeting is on December 7th at 7:15 a.m.

X. Adjournment
Senator Talimatasi moved to adjourn at 8:45 a.m. Seconded by Senator Romano. Motion carried 7-0.


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