ASWNMU SENATE MEETING
September 8, 2003
I. Call to Order:
A. President Franzoy called the meeting to order at 8:43pm.
II. Opening Ceremonies:
A. Senator Frost led the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. Roll Call:
A. Senators Present: Pro Tempore Frost, Floor Leader Menicucci, Secretary
Doll, Senator Singer, Senator Rice, Senator Sadighi, Senator Burdette,
and Senator Bass, Senator Boyd, Senator Upton, Senator Ainsworth, Senator
Rodriguez, Senator Whalen, and Senator Schjetnan.
B. Executive Council Present: President Franzoy, Vice President Frost,
Secretary Zankich. Absent: Treasure Carbajal.
IV. Sargent of Arms Appointment:
A. Senator Bass was appointed Sargent of Arms for the current meeting.
V. Approval of Agenda:
A. After reviewing the agenda for September 8, 2003 Senator Sadighi moved
to approve the agenda. Senator Schjetnan seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
VI. Approval of Minutes:
A. Senator Sadighi made a motion to approve the August 25, 2003 minutes.
Burdette seconded. The motion was carried unanimously.
VII. Executive Council Reports:
A. President Franzoy-
President Franzoy handed out CD notebooks to all of the senators. Everything
that we will need is available on this CD. Also signing off on hours is
a must. Floor Leader Menicucci gave the senators full warning that it
will more than likely be on Fridays. Also President Franzoy introduced
us to the contract which senators will have to fill out in order to make
up hours. It is a bylaw and this is just a reminder for everyone.
B. Vice President Frost-
Vice President Frost is working on the furniture issue from last year.
He is hoping to have that completed ASAP. He is working hand and hand
with Dr. Farren and Dr. Vowell. They are attempting to get the memos and
the P.O. set up.
C. Secretary Zankich-
Secretary Zankich thanked us for the money because we can start to purchase
items for homecoming. The bonfire is a for sure event for the week of
homecoming. The committee is also attempting to get fireworks for the
D. Treasurer Carbajal-
Treasurer Carbajal absent due to practice.
VIII. Old Business
A. Executive Appointments-
President Franzoy presents the positions of GAD, AG, PID. For PID she
has presented Suzie Bruchauser. GAD she presented Jasmine Falstich, and
for AG she presented Horaitio. If there are any questions or concerns
please feel free to ask. Floor Leader Menicucci makes the motion to blanket
approve all the candidates presented, Senator Doll seconded. Motion passes
unanimously. President Franzoy will sign them into office later.
B. Committee Reports-
President Franzoy approved the committees that we choose to be on. She
did announce that Senator Bass will sit on the Safety Committee. Also
Senator Whalen will sit on the Health Committee. Floor Leader Menicucci
will sit on the Discipline Committee. The contact list will be handed
out and it is the senatorís responsibilities to contact the chair of that
C. Polo Shirts-
Are in the hands of Treasurer Carbajal and Vice President Frost. Each
polo will be $22.65 from Morning Star for a total cost of $453.10. The
labels wonít go any further than senator and executive council. There
was a small discussion between the senators about the advantages of the
poloís. Floor Leader Menicucci moves to approve the shirts in the amount
of $453.10. Senator Sadighi seconds the motion, motion passed 13 for and
D. Press Release-
President Franzoy wants to assign this assignment to maybe a senator.
Senator Doll asks if PID could possible complete the task seeing how it
is a public relations issue. PID accepts the responsibility.
President Franzoy offers the date of September 21, 2003 at 9:00am in the
Senate Chambers, If that is approved by the senators? Senator Rice motions
to approve the date for the workshop, Burdette seconds that motion. The
motion is passed unanimously.
VIII. New Business:
A. Club Recognition
NSNA, SAM, APS, NA, CJ, MECHA all asking for approval by the senate. Floor
Leader Menicucci motioned to blanket approved the clubs, Senator Rice
seconded the motion. Motion passes unanimously.
B. Appeals Process
Officer Martinez has come to ASWNMU asking for assistance with an appeals
process to hold student accountable for the tickets that they receive
here on campus. If it is anything such as speeding and DWI it is taken
care of by the county. We need a system that we hoild students accountable
for the parking etc. We also need to have a processing fee to assure the
students donít waste the time of the appeals board. Dr. Farren agrees
with that aspect of the process. She will have a proposal and present
that to us and asking for a member to maybe help her with that. President
Franzoy offers Senator Bass because she is on Campus Safety Committee.
Senator Sadighi questions where does that money go from the fee? Officer
Martinez said that will be up to ASWNMU. Floor Leader asks if this is
a feasible option to Dr. Fareen? He agrees completely that it is an option
that could happen. Floor Leader Menicucci makes the motion to table the
issue until proposal is complete. Pro Tempore Frost secondís the motion,
motion passes unanimously.
Swearing into Office-
Oath of Office
I, (State your Name), having been elected to the office of (State your
Position) at Western New Mexico University for the Academic Year 2003-2004
do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the Associated
Students of Western New Mexico University, and Faithfully and impartially
discharge the duties of said office to the best of my ability, so help
A. Absences are clarified by President Franzoy on the third it is a dismissal
from the position. You are also given one hour even if the meeting is
less. Senators also get ½ hour for committees every week that doesnít
meet. You will not be given that if you miss the meeting.
B. Senator Burdette informed us that Curtis Hayes is too busy to be our
advisor, but he will help us out as much as possible.
C. Senator Schjetnan informs us that the hiring committee is meeting on
Wednesday at 3:30 and that the committee members are Ainsworth, Rice,
D. President Franzoy also informs us that the six week deadline for clubs
is September 26, 2003. They must have the paperwork in by then. Also to
use the PID and utilize her position.
E. Senator Boyd also announced that we need to get the word out about
the Judical Branch because it is desperate need for members. If any questions
A. Senator Rice motioned to adjourn the meeting. Senator Frost seconded,
motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.