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Agenda for March 3, 2014

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speakers
    1. Brittany Montgomery – SALSA
    2. Dr. Becker
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. VP for Financial Affairs Report
    4. Committee Chair Reports

i.      Chair of Student Life Report

ii.      Chair of Academic Affairs Report

iii.      Chair of University Affairs Report

iv.      Chair of Financial Affairs Report

  1. Unfinished Business
    1. An Amendment (Constitution Art VI Sec III)
  2. New Business
    1. A Bill (SB S 2014-03)
  3. Gallery Remarks
  4. Advisors’ Remarks
  5. Members’ Remarks
  6. Announcements
  7. Adjournment

 

President’s Report

–          2014 SGA Elections Update:

  • Petitions for 2014-2015 Student Government Association and Academic Senate seats are available at ysu.edu/sga. They are due in the SGA office by Friday, March 7th.

–          Meeting with YSU Police: Chief Beshara

  • Received information about the YSU Alert System, including information about text messages and emails. SGA will put out an informational statement explaining some of the more pertinent information.

–          More on the Water Bottle Refill Stations

  • Rec Center: They are willing to fund half of the refill station for the weight room area. So they are looking for SGA support of $600-750. (See p. 5 of agenda for more information)

 

Executive Vice President’s Report

–          Last Lecture

  • Will be sending out voting: Will end on Thursday the 6th

–          Tab

  • Have access
  • Have meeting

–          UCC

  • Changes approved

–          Meeting with Dr. Buckler

  • Still working on bring sheets together
  • Created new literature for new students

 

Unfinished Business

 

(Article VI, Section III)

Section 3: Distribution of Seats

1. A constituency shall be defined as three hundred seventy five (375) registered students.

2. The number of representatives on the Legislative Assembly shall be determined by dividing the fall enrollment from the previous year by the constituency size, rounding to the nearest whole number.

3. The Legislative Assembly shall obtain a report from the Office of the Registrar documenting the total enrollment of Youngstown State University and the enrollment within each of the colleges.

4. Three (3) seats shall always be filled by freshmen students by the fourth week and no sooner than the second week of the fall semester. The Executive Committee shall determine these seats through appointment.

5. Each college shall have a minimum of three (3) representatives, regardless of constituency size.  This will take effect in the fall of 2013.

6. After determining the total number of available seats on the Legislative Assembly, seats shall be allocated first to freshmen representation. All remaining seats shall be divided among the colleges of Youngstown State University in proportion to the percentage of the total student population each college contains.

 

VP for Financial Affairs Report 

SB S 2014-03

March 3, 2014

A Bill

Making Appropriations for eight organization(s)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Youngstown State University Student Government Association assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Appropriations Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, for the activities of student organizations, namely:

 

Section 1: Soccer Club Team is appropriated the sum of $50.00 to cover the cost of the tournament entry fee for the East Coast Spring League which will be March 15th, 2014. This event will be held in Pennsylvania. Twenty (20) players are expected to attend.

 

Section 2: Men’s Club Golf is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of the tournament entry fee for the Atlantic Regional Tournament 1 which will be March 29th and 30th, 2014. This event will be held in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Eight (8) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Youngstown State Bowling Club is appropriated the sum of $150.00 to defray the cost of the tournament entry fee for the Sectional Qualifier which will be March 13th through 16th, 2014. This event will be held in Smyrna, Tennessee. Eight (8) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 4: Moot Court Association is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to cover the cost of catering for the Moot Court Open House which will be March 21st, 2014. This event will be held in Kilcawley Center. Twenty five (25) members are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: International Student Association is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of food and security fee for the Spring Formal which will be April 18th, 2014. This event will be held in the DeBartolo Stadium Club. One hundred and forty (140) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 6: Coalition for Christian Outreach is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to cover the cost of food for International Student Coffee Hour which will be April 18th, 2014. This event will be held at the YWCA. Eighty-five (85) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 7: Delta Zeta Sorority is appropriated the sum of $400.00 to defray the cost of the security fee and refreshments for the 5K Run for Noise which will be April 5th, 2014. This event will be held near the YSU campus tennis courts. Two hundred (200) people are expected to attend.

 

Section 8: Alpha Xi Delta is appropriated the sum of $298.00 to cover the cost of catering for the Amazing Challenge Football FrenXI which will be April 6th, 2014. This event will be held near the YSU campus tennis courts and the WATTS Center. Two to three hundred (200-300) people are expected to attend.

 

Water Bottle Refil Station Facts:

 

YSU Recycling Facts:

In 2013, YSU recovered and recycled approximately 19,200 lbs of plastic beverage and food containers.

From a waste audit conducted in Fall 2013, approximately 7,680 lbs of that plastic (40%) were bottles of water.

For every 6 water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycle bin (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/)

Plastic Bottle Stats W/Calculations (http://www.re3.org/docs/plastic_bottle_stats_with_calculations.pdf)

1 lb of Water Bottles = approximately 19 bottles (http://www.re3.org/docs/plastic_bottle_stats_with_calculations.pdf)

We can estimate that:

145,920 water bottles are recycled on YSU Campus (1 lb = 19 bottles X 7,680 lbs of plastic estimated recycled at YSU)

Some other facts that SGA might want to investigate:

How many water bottles were sold through vending machines. John Young, Kilcawley Center Director may oversee the contract with the vending and have access to those statistics.

 

Student Life Committee Report Monday, February 24th, 2014

 

Caroline called the meeting to order at 4:03pm

Taylor took roll

Present: Caroline Standohar, Taylor Greathouse, Marie Adams, Mary Carchedi, Carolyn Carney, Justen Vrabel, Rebecca Banks, Jennifer Reghetti, Kendal Malsch, Kayla Richey,Gabriella Gessler

Excused Absences: Samantha Burton

Guests: Tim White, Robert Melczak, Brittany from SALSA

 

-Brittany was a guest speaker from SALSA, she spoke to us about “everybody matters day” and mentioned her “say yes” video.

>Everybody matters day: Brittany would like SGA’s participation. It is a 24 hour challenge not to judge anyone. There will be an IM photo wall on the lower level of KC. Everyone’s picture will be taken on a polaroid and underneath it will say “I am..” and the student will write what they stand for. It will take place on Wednesday April 2nd. We are helping promote for sure using word of mouth and social media. #Iam #everyonematters #YSU This is a nationwide event happening at many universities. We will later discuss how we would like to help the day of whether it be passing out stickers, just participating or help run it.

>The say yes video is about becoming involved in different organizations. She needs participants for the video. She’ll act 5-6 general questions about being involved. It will take place on March 3rd at 2pm. If interested email Brittany at Bnmontgomery@student.ysu.edu

 

Old Business:

Womens YSU basketball game vs UIC 2/27/14 tailgate/preparty

>Carolyn and Kayla are making the “student section sign”

>Taylor making sign for bookstore gift card drawing

>committee distributing flyers throughout campus

>Caroline went through the overview of the night with the committee.

 

New Business:

Midterm Coffee Giveaway: Decided to take place on March 3rd from 7:30 to 10am right outside of KC. Only committee and executive board staffing the table. A sign up sheet was passed around the meeting.

 

Adjournment 4:30pm

 

 

Academic Affairs Report Monday, February 24th, 2014

 

University Affairs Report Monday, February 24th, 2014

 

  1. Guest Speaker: Sam Anderson, Grow Youngstown Student Organization
    1. Non-profiting partnering with Grow Youngstown
    2. May 31st

i.      Community Garden to be built “Fairgreen Community Garden”

ii.      City Scape and Home Depot are donating goods and materials to help with the build

iii.      2 shifts 9-1, 1-4

  1. 9-1 includes lunch

iv.      “Planting Day” is an annual event

  1. Farm to Youngstown

i.      Local farms will put their crops into a stock that students can buy shares of

  1. Shares include 4-5 items and approximately 1 pound of bulk items (spinach, lettuce, kale, etc.)

ii.      Pick up days are: April 8, 22; May 6, 20

iii.      Pick up is in front of Debartlo

iv.      Thanks to SGA funding, a share will cost $15 per day or $60 for all 4 days

v.      Link will be sent out and students can pay online or at pick up site

vi.      Cannot customize orders, because of limited crop availability. May be able to customize in the fall

  1. Call to Order: 4:00 p.m.
  2. Roll Call
    1. Present: Luke Politsky, Maxwell Gocala, Paige Rassega, Zachary Hackett, Eric Shehadi, Jude Koury, Frank George, Mariah DeFuria
    2. Not Present: Andrew Reed, Joseph Mikolay, Alyssa Olmi
  3. Old Business
    1. Finances and Facilities

i.      Danny O’Connell’s response to Luke

  1. Outlets available, but are not wired for the use as plug ins for diesel trucks. However, will allow students to continue to plug in unless it becomes an issue.
  2. Parking Service trucks are equipped with shovels to help students get out of snow
  3. Technology
  4. University Development

i.      Campus Beautification

  1. Looking into repainting the penguin fire hydrants
  2. Planting flowers in the SGA garden
  3. Painting mural on side of R&S Building
  4. Replacing banners near Christman and Cafaro
  5. External Affairs
  6. New Business
  7. Announcements
  8. Adjournment

 

Financial Affairs Report Monday, February 24th, 2014

Charesse called the meeting to order at 4:06 PM.

 

Members Present: Charesse Hagan, Marissa Mraz, Amanda Socco, David Tamulonis, James Tancabel, Jordan Brlan, Melissa Wasser, Ashley Orr, Taylor Phillips, Marra Cercone

 

Members Absent: n/a

Members Excused: n/a

 

Guest(s) in Attendance: Joshua Medore- Jambar

 

4:10 PM

Organization Name: YSU Soccer Club Team

Total Number of Members: 27

Contact Person: Ahmed M Alghamdi

Contact Phone Number: 7244672242

Contact Email: amalghamdi@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Annette El-Hayek

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-2336

Advisor’s Email: agelhayek@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: sold chocolates around campus, shovel snow, car washing.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: we have not completed any community service as on right now but would like some suggestion on how to go about doing so. we have just started this Organization and need some guidance.

Name of Event: East Coast Spring League

Date of Event: 3/15/2014

Location: PA

Expected Participation: 20 players

Total Cost of Event: $50

Description of Event: Soccer league that will take place all around PA state playing against different club soccer teams from different universities that will start around 3/15/2014 till the end of the semester.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: it will increase the reputation of YSU in the field of sport also will bring students together also high school students from all around PA might be interested in joining YSU to have a chance to play in the soccer club team.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Tournament entry fee $50
Total $50

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $50.00 TO COVER THE COST OF THE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE

 

4:15 PM

Organization Name: YSU Men’s Club Golf

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: Zach Smith

Contact Phone Number: 740-819-6259

Contact Email: zmsmith@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Albert J. Summell

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1678

Advisor’s Email: ajsummell@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Will be working some events for the Covelli Centre. Creating ideas for Outing this summer

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Working on seeking out any opportunities available

Name of Event: Atlantic Regional Tournament 1

Date of Event: March 29, 30

Location: Elizabeth, PA

Expected Participation: 8

Total Cost of Event: $1,000

Description of Event: 2 day golf event

18 holes per day

compete against 8 other universities

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Networking outside of YSU to other university students

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
NCCGA Semester Due $400
Tournament Fee $600
Total $1,000

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $150.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF THE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE

 

4:20 PM

Organization Name: Youngstown State Bowling Club

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: John Cowher

Contact Phone Number: 330-531-1006

Contact Email: Jecowher@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Joe Nuzzo

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-719-7718

Advisor’s Email: jpnuzzo@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: To date, we have sold raffle tickets for gift baskets at ten bowling centers in Struthers, Youngstown, Austintown, Boardman, Warren, Sharon, and Farrell. In addition, we hosted a high school bowling tournament in which we distributed admissions packets to the 200 participants. Currently, we are selling raffle tickets with the winners being based on the Pennsylvania Lottery. This summer, we will once again host a summer league as well as receive a significant donation from the Youngstown Bowling Association for our assistance inspecting local bowling centers.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: During the summer months, we assist the Youngstown Bowling Association in helping to conduct lane inspections. We have volunteered at local bowling centers, helping to coach youth bowlers.

Name of Event: Sectional Qualifier for the Intercollegiate Team Championships

Date of Event: March 13, 2014-March 16, 2014

Location: Smyrna, Tennesse

Expected Participation: 8

Total Cost of Event: $1000.00

Description of Event: Based on individual tournament finishes this year, the team has qualified for this postseason Intercollegiate Championship event. Only the top 80 schools qualify for this event (there are currently 164 teams participating nationally). Our final ranking was 51st in the nation.

In this event, there are four sectional tournaments running simultaneously in four different parts of the nation. The top four teams in each sectional will qualify for the national championships which will be held in Reno, Nevada.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: In the past, this opportunity to bowl in the sectional tournament has offered many recruiting opportunities for our club; as well as local and national exposure for both the club and the university.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Tournament entry fee $350.00
Hotels (4 rooms, 3 nights @$55.00 per room) $550.00
Total $1000.00

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): Jimmy Tancabel

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $150.00 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF THE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE

 

4:25 PM

Organization Name: Moot Court Association

Total Number of Members: 16

Contact Person: Catie Carney

Contact Phone Number: 330-540-2927

Contact Email: cacarney01@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Ron Slipski

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 743-5101

Advisor’s Email: rslip5305@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: n/a

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Moot Court members have volunteered at the Akron law school Mock Trial Competition, as well as local and state speech tournaments for the Ohio High School Speech and Debate league.

Name of Event: Moot Court Open House

Date of Event: Friday, March 21st

Location: Kilcawley Center

Expected Participation: 25

Total Cost of Event: 200

Description of Event: The Moot Court team is having an open house in order to educate potential new members about the academic benefits of participating in Moot Court at the college Level. We will be providing participants in this event with information on how to join the team, and what the competitions entail.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The YSU Moot Court team has a rich tradition of excellence. Over the past five years, the moot court team has won a national title, qualified multiple teams to regional and national competitions, and places at these tournaments on a consistent basis. This event will benefit the students of YSU who are interested in attending law school after graduation.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Chartwell’s Catering 200
Total 200

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): Melissa Wasser

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $200.00 (CHARTWELLS) TO COVER THE COST OF CATERING

 

4:30 PM

Organization Name: International Student Association

Total Number of Members: 200

Contact Person: Krity Shrestha

Contact Phone Number: 216-338-3085

Contact Email: kshrestha@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Annette El-Hayek

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-360-3751

Advisor’s Email: agelhayek@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have done bake sales in the past semesters as well as selling chocolate for fundraising.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: We have served church dinner at assembly metro church in the past semesters and have volunteered for CISP for campus tours for new student as well as speaking with prospecting students from local high schools interested in YSU.

Name of Event: ISA Spring formal

Date of Event: April 18th 2014

Location: Debartolo Stadium Club

Expected Participation: 140

Total Cost of Event: $800

Description of Event: ISA spring formal is social event where guests can eat dinner,watch performances, socialize,dance and meet new friends. We would like to apply for chart wheel food.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Every semester we put on a formal at the end of the year. It is a time for the international students who will unfortunately not be back for the next semester so say they goodbyes to everyone they have met along their way here. It also a time to get together with good friends and end the semester on a relaxing note. This event is open to everyone at ysu. It is a time to socialize and meet new friends.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
DJ 150
Security guard 130
international food 250
decorations, tickets, soda and misc. 120
Chartwheel food 200
Total 1000

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300.00 ($200-CHARTWELLS, $100-SGA) TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD AND SECURITY

 

4:35 PM

Organization Name: CCO

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Garret White

Contact Phone Number: 330.501.2199

Contact Email: gwhite@ccojubilee.org

Advisor: Emilie Eberth

Advisor’s Phone Number: 2884

Advisor’s Email: egeberth@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Jubilee letter writing

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Rescue Mission Super Saturday

Name of Event: International Student Coffee Hour

Date of Event: 4/18/2014

Location: YWCA

Expected Participation: 85

Total Cost of Event: $200

Description of Event: International Student Coffee Hour through the CISP at YSU. The CCO is hosting it on Good Friday 4/18/2014

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: International Student Coffee Hour is a great experience for our international students at YSU and any student that enjoys connecting with students of other cultures. This event broadens a students worldview.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food Costs $200
Total $200

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): n/a

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $200.00 (CHARTWELLS) TO COVER THE COST OF FOOD

 

4:40 PM

Organization Name: Delta Zeta Sorority

Total Number of Members: 38

Contact Person: Maria Kenner

Contact Phone Number: 330-398-0008

Contact Email: mekenner@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Brittany Slattery

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-206-7833

Advisor’s Email: slattery.brittany@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are asking some local businesses to be sponsors for our event. We will be asking some businesses to donate gift cards that can be raffled off.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: In the fall, our sorority held another philanthropy event to raise money to donate to the Youngstown Hearing and Speech center. Many members have listened to speakers on campus, and each member has completed or will complete at least 25 hours of community service this school year. Our sorority has also participated in other sororities’ and fraternities’ philanthropy events.

Name of Event: 5K Run for Noise

Date of Event: April 5, 2014

Location: YSU outdoor tennis courts

Expected Participation: 200

Total Cost of Event: $1,000

Description of Event: This is a 5K to raise money for the Youngstown Hearing and Speech, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University, and The Painted Turtle Camp. People will run or walk around the tennis courts and other areas of campus. Baskets will be raffled off to raise money too. The registration fee and raffle baskets will generate the money that will be donated.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event will allow members of the student body to help the local community. YSU will also benefit because people will see that YSU students are willing to better the community that surrounds them.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Police fee $200
Water and fruit refreshments $300
T-shirts for event $400
Advertising (flyers, ads in newspapers, etc) $100
Total $1,000

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): Melissa Wasser

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $400.00 ($300-CHARTWELLS, $100-POLICE) TO DEFRAY THE COST OF REFRESHMENTS AND POLICE FEE

 

4:45 PM

Organization Name: Alpha Xi Delta

Total Number of Members: 40

Contact Person: Jordan Brlan

Contact Phone Number: 419-689-3911

Contact Email: jebrlan@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Jennifer Tomerlin

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1593

Advisor’s Email: jrtomerlin@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: In the past year we have done our annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Jail N’ Bail, Xi Man, and are getting sponsors now getting sponsors around.

What community service has your organization participated in recently? What is being planned? Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: In fall our big event we help plan and volunteer at is Walk Now for Autism Speaks then in the fall this is our big event as well as help out with this semester with Endure for the Cure which will be in April.

Name of Event: Amazing Challenge Football FrenXI

Date of Event: April 6th, 2014

Location: First location tennis courts on campus, Second location in the WATTS

Expected Participation: 200-300

Total Cost of Event: $298.00

Description of Event: For our event we will first be having a dry tailgate where we provide the food and drinks for people to get excited about our event. For this event teams of six with three guys and girls will compete against other teams made up of the same amount in a single elimination football tournament. In between games there will be other games such as football toss, and make it through tire, etc. We will have organizations there from sororities and fraternities to tell us about there philanthropies as well as organizations associated with Autism Speaks, and Autism Awareness. One of the games at the event is strictly going towards the rich center on campus.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will just be a fun event to get to meet new people, and understand that Autism is something that affects everyone where 1/88 are affected. This isn’t just for students it is for parents and families that are looking for a little extra help and hopefully show them that YSU is a supportive community for them.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Chartwells Catering $298.00
Total $298.00

 

Member Abstentions (Members were not present in the room during voting): Jordan Brlan

 

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $298.00 (CHARTWELLS) TO COVER THE COST OF CATERING

 

Voting Procedures

 

Charesse adjourned the meeting at 5:01 PM.