ASWMU Public Meeting Minutes for November 17, 2016

ASWMU Public Meeting Minutes for November 17, 2016

ASWNMU

PUBLIC MEETING

Miller Library

November 17, 2016

I. THE ASWNMU open meeting was held in the Miller Library on the campus of Western New Mexico University on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Dylan Kester, ASWNMU Vice President, called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

II. Opening Ceremonies

III. Roll call: Executive Officers present: President – Claudia Osuna

Vice President – Dylan Kester
Attorney General- Harry Wetton
Government Affairs Director – Asia Marie Garcia Executive Secretary – Breanna Aker
Treasurer – Timothy Stillman

Senators Present:
Senate Pro Temp-Annely Heinze Senate Floor Leader -Gemma Goodland Senate Secretary – Linzy Granger
Sky Klaus
Mariangela Garcia
Ross White
Sheila Menezes
Brandon Woods
Kaitlyn Ellis

Senators not Present:
Shannon Rich- (Volleyball excused absence)

IV. Approval of Agenda: Senator Ellis moved to approve the agenda. The move was seconded by Senator Goodland.

V. Approval of Agenda passed with no objections.

VI. Approval of Minutes: Senator Ellis moved to approve the minutes. The move was seconded by Senator Woods. Minutes were approved with no objections.

VII. Executive Council Reports:
A. President Osuna reports this last two weeks has been crazy. We had our last public meeting in

Deming at our Branch campus and also had bowling night. We have been having free bowling

nights at our Bowling Alley in Silver City. It is from 8 to 11pm. This is our last public meeting

this semester so she wants to thank everyone for coming.

  1. Vice President Kester states we have been working really hard on a fund raiser. We started it lastweek and we will talk about it during the committee reports.
  2. Attorney General Wetton states he has done his office reports and is going to talk about theconstitution with President Osuna.
  3. Government Affairs Director Garcia states she has been working with the proposal for theLobbying trip and the presentation is on December 1st.
  4. Secretary Aker hopes everyone has a good rest of the semesters and has just been working on heroffice hours.
  5. Treasurer Stillman talks about the financial report that you can find out the ASWNMU page. Itwill show the bills on the status on the accounts. You can also email him or go to his office.

VII. District Reports

  1. Senator White has been working with Jennifer Johnston to help her produce a survey to see how the head of each department runs their department.
  2. Senator Ellis will be going to TRC tomorrow to visit and check in. She will also being going to Lordsburg to check in. The Deming students really appreciated the ASWNMU hosting a public meeting. She wants to inform the campus that she will be going to Washington DC in January but does not have exact dates yet.

VIII. Committee Reports
A. Attorney General Wetton mentions again that he has been in contact with President Osuna talking

about the Constitution and how he plans on amending it and the Board of Regents meeting is

December 8th. Hopefully they will finish the process of amending the Agenda before then.
B. Vice President Kester mentions that we started with the matching funds again because we did do

a Krispy Kreme sell to raise money.
C. President Osuna went to the business office to start an account and we already had one that had

$2,000 so we are going to use that money to match the clubs. We raised $520 already from the Krispy Kreme sells.

IX. Old Business –
No old business

X. New Business

1. Senate Bill Number 44 – ​Allocations of funds not to exceed $100 for District 4 for a barbeque. Sponsored by Senator Menezes and and seconded Senator Ellis.

  1. Senate Bill 45 – ​Allocations of funds not to exceed $50.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District 1. Each Senator is making goodie bags for their District. Sponsored by Senator Heinze and seconded by Senator Klaus.
  2. Senate Bill 46 – ​Allocations of funds not to exceed $50 for District 2 Goodie Bags.
  3. Sponsored by Senator Woods and seconded by Senator Granger.
  4. Senate Bill 47 -​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $80.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District 3.Sponsored by Senator White and seconded by Senator Goodland.
  5. Senate Bill 48 -​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $50.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District 4.Sponsored by Senator Klaus and seconded by Senator White.
  6. Senate Bill 49 -​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $100.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District5. Sponsored by Senator White and seconded by Senator Heinze.
  7. Senate Bill 50 – ​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $100.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District5. Sponsored by Senator Goodland and seconded by Senator Garcia.
  8. Senate Bill 51 – ​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $100.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District7. Sponsored by Senator Menezes and seconded by Senator White.
  9. Senate Bill 52 ​- Allocations of funds not to exceed $100.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District8.Sponsored by Senator Klaus and seconded by Senator Menezes.
  10. Senate Bill 53 -​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $100.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District9. Sponsored by Senator Garcia and seconded by Senator Woods.
  11. Senate Bill 54 -​ Allocations of funds not to exceed $30.00 to sponsor Goodie Bags for District10. Sponsored by Senator Goodland and Seconded by Senator Ellis.

13. Senate Bill 55 ​- Allocation of funds not to exceed $100.00 for the Art Club Chili Trophy.

Sponsor by Senator Heinze and seconded by Senator Granger.

  1. Senate Bill 56 ​- Allocation of funds not to exceed $350.00 for Student Senate end of the semesterworkshop. Sponsored by Senator Garcia and seconded by Senator Heinze.
  2. Senate Bill 57 ​- Approval of matching funds not to exceed $73.67 for Student Athletic AdvisoryCommittee. Sponsored by Senator Heinze and seconded by Senator Menezes
  3. Senate Bill 58 ​- Approval of matching funds not to exceed $154.00 for Early ChildhoodAdvocates. Sponsored by Senator Menezes and seconded by Senator White.
  4. Senate Bill 59​ – Approval of matching funds not to exceed $336.26 for Delta Mu Delta.Sponsored by Senator Menezes and seconded by Senator Garcia.
  5. Senate Bill 60 ​- Approval of matching funds not to exceed $340.00 for Native American Club.Sponsored by Senator Menezes and seconded by Senator Goodland.

All bills were passed with no objections by the Senators.

XI. Announcements –

A. Dr. Jose Herrera, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is stating that he has little response for individuals for completing the online survey. He states maybe on our goodie bags we write a little note that says complete your online surveys.

XII. Adjournment of meeting

This meeting was adjourned at 9:00 am motioned by Senator Ellis and Senator Woods seconded the motion.