Senate Meeting Minutes


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. Senator
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 celebration.

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 committee.

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 1 abstain.

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.

E. Workshop-
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 me God.

IX. Announcements:
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, and himself.

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 contact her.

IX. Adjournment:

A. Senator Rice motioned to adjourn the meeting. Senator Frost seconded, motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.

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