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Agenda for September 16, 2013

Order of Business

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speakers
    1. Mollie Hartup, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of the Minutes & Agenda
  5. Executive Business
    1. President’s Report
    2. Executive Vice President’s Report
    3. Vice President for Financial Affairs Report
    4. Vice President for Student Life Report
    5. Committee Chair Reports
      1.                                                i.     Chair of Student Life Report
      2.                                              ii.     Chair of Academic Affairs Report
      3.                                             iii.     Chair of University Affairs Report
      4.                                            iv.     Chair of Financial Affairs Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business
    1. A Bill ( SB F 2013-02)
  8. Gallery Remarks
  9. Advisors’ Remarks
  10. Members’ Remarks
  11. Announcements
  12. Adjournment


President’s Report

  • Binders
  • Welcome new Representatives!
  • Chartwell’s $5,000
    • As part of the new dining contract, Chartwell’s has allotted $5,000 to SGA to be appropriated to registered student organizations. Each organization can receive up to $200 from this account.
    • Downtown Shuttle Updates
      • I spoke with Danny O’Connell earlier this week about the Downtown Shuttle. He has gotten very positive reviews and an overwhelming amount of students are taking advantage of this service. Last Saturday (September 7th) night alone, over 400 people used the shuttle!  In order to accommodate the large number of students using the shuttle, Danny has added a second shuttle bus for Friday and Saturday night. There will only be one shuttle on Thursday nights.
      • We will be slightly changing nighttime routes so that the shuttle will drive all the way down to Kilcawley Center- before it stopped at the Watts. The shuttle will no longer drive through the R-1 parking lot, but will still stop at the Flats and Cafaro. If you park in R-1 to catch the shuttle, simply wait for it at the Flats or outside Cafaro House.
      • The routes will be altered to cater to the occasional campus event. For example, the nighttime shuttle will begin earlier during Homecoming Week for the Homecoming Bonfire/Concert.  If you know of any events that may want to use the shuttle, let me know!
      • Highschool Visits: Update
        • Because enrollment has become a huge issue for YSU, I believe that it is imperative that SGA takes action to try to improve recruitment and retention.  Since this project cannot be placed within just one committee, I have decided to create an ad hoc committee to work on this problem.  That way, all SGA members can get involved and share input for new ideas. Because of her continued enthusiasm for this initiative, I have appointed Alyssa Olmi to head this committee. Stay tuned for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice President’s Report

  • Meeting with Dr. Buckler
    • Has four major goals:
      • Create a website with all curriculum sheets and make sure that they are continually updated. This has been a problem because he doesn’t have the power to force people to make these and give them to him, so it has been a slow process.
      • Wants to update advising handbook. Hasn’t been updated since the 90s. Still from when on quarters.
      • Update advising website. He wants it to have all the general questions to be answered on here. Would be a nice resource for a central approved information.
      • Update Academic Advising Syllabus. This is meant to clear up confusion about what advisors can and should do and what is the student’s responsibility.
    • He related this all to his Strategic Goal of “aligning systems of advising”
    • Meeting with Dean Furnish
      • Submitted final report this past spring semester. Had 4 main points:
        • Deans create 1-3 faculty mentors who would report to the Dean
        • Make freshman convocation a permanent part of Welcome Week events
        • 1-3 hour college specific introduction seminar (FYE class)-HHS piloting it in the Fall
        • Expand living learning communities
        • Ask the Penguin- make connections with real people who would help you with your questions and guide you to administration who can help with your problem- partially act as an online routing service
        • Have Core resource allies- people who you know you can go to who can answer questions and help with your issues
    • Discussed how he disagreed with the number of part time teachers instead of full time faculty
      • Feels this does a disservice to students, and part time people aren’t paid well at all. Some of these could be elevated to full time.
      • Labor Management Council Meeting
        • Discussed communication line between police and faculty/staff during bomb threat over summer.
        • Discussed University Health Care Plan. Representatives from Findley Davies.

 

 

SB F 2013-2

September 16, 2013

A Bill

 

Making Appropriations for twenty organizations

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: University Scholars is appropriated the sum of $1,100.00 to defray the cost of registration and hotels fees for the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference which will be November 6th, 2013 through November 10th, 2013. This event will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thirteen student presenters are expected to attend.

 

Section 2: University Scholars is appropriated the sum of $310.00 to defray the cost of security and food for the 15th Annual Shantytown Event which will be October 26th and 27th, 2013. This event will be held at Cafaro House. One hundred and twenty students are expected to attend.

 

Section 3: Dana Guitar Association is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of lodging and the masterclass fee for the Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass with Dr. Jeffery McFadden which will be November 15th and 16th, 2013. This event will be held in the Bliss Recital Hall at Youngstown State University. Two hundred people are expected to attend.

 

Section 4: Delta Zeta Sorority is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to defray the cost of policing and food for the Turtle Olympics which will be on September 28th, 2013. This event will be held on Cafaro and Lyden Greens. Fifty to seventy-five students are expected to attend.

 

Section 5: Youngstown State Ultimate Frisbee is appropriated the sum of $250.00 to cover the cost of the entry fee for the TSGNUT Ultimate Tournament, which will be September 20th, 2013 through September 22nd, 2013. This event will be held in Buffalo, New York. Sixteen to twenty team members are expected to attend.

 

Section 6: Youngstown State University Student Nurses Association is appropriated the sum of $700.00 to defray the cost of hotel fees for the Ohio State Nursing Association Conference, which will be September 27th, 2013 through September 28th, 2013. This event will be held at the University of Cincinnati. Ten students are expected to attend.

 

Section 7: Men’s Club Golf is appropriated the sum of $500.00 to cover the cost of the NCCGA entry fee for the Regional tournament 1 which will be October 5th and 6th, 2013. This event will be held at St. Jude Golf Club. Eight team members are expected to attend.

 

Section 8: YSUnity LGBTAQIA is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to cover the cost of security for the Diversity Prom which will be on October 11, 2013. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room. One hundred and twenty people are expected to attend.

 

Section 9: American Marketing Association is appropriated the sum of $200.00 to defray the cost of security and miscellaneous materials for YSU’s Got Talent which will be in May 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room. All members and one hundred and twenty five guests are expected to attend.

 

Section 10: Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union is appropriated the sum of $1,400.00 to cover the cost of travel for the Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Annual Conference which will be September 30th, 2013 through October 1st, 2013. This event will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Four students are expected to attend.

 

Section 11: Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honorary is appropriated the sum of $1,500.00 to cover the cost of the Speaker’s Fee for Mathemagic!! which will be on February 19th, 2014. This event will be held in the Chestnut Room. Six hundred spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 12: The YO Show is appropriated the sum of $175.00 to defray the cost of the food and general tailgate supplies for the Illinois State Tailgate which will be on October 12th, 2013. This event will be held in the M7 Parking Lot. Three hundred or more spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 13: The YO Show is appropriated the sum of $175.00 to defray the cost of the food and general tailgate supplies for the Western Illinois Tailgate which will be on October 19th, 2013. This event will be held in the M7 Parking Lot. Three hundred or more spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 14: The YO Show is appropriated the sum of $175.00 to defray the cost of the food and general tailgate supplies for the North Dakota State Tailgate which will be on November 25th, 2013. This event will be held in the M7 Parking Lot. Three hundred or more spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 15: The YO Show is appropriated the sum of $175.00 to defray the cost of the food and general tailgate supplies for the Illinois State Tailgate which will be on November 23rd, 2013. This event will be held in the M7 Parking Lot. Three hundred or more spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 16: Zeta Tau Alpha is appropriated the sum of $2,600.00 to cover the cost of security, janitorial services, and concession stand items for the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic which will be on October 27th, 2013. This event will be held at Beeghly Center. Five thousand or more spectators are expected to attend.

 

Section 17: Habitat for Humanity is appropriated the sum of $300.00 to defray the cost of hotel fees for the Youth Leadership Conference which will be November 1st through November 3rd, 2013. This event will be held in Washington, D.C. Four members are expected to attend.

 

Section 18: Ice Hockey is appropriated the sum of $2,800.00 to cover the cost of league fees for Ice Hockey League Fees which will be on September 27th, 2013. This event will be held at Hess Ice Arena. All team members are expected to attend.

 

Section 19: Ice Hockey is appropriated the sum of $100.00 to cover the cost of trainer fee for Lewis University of Chicago Game which will be on October 11th, 2013. This event will be held at Hess Ice Arena. All team members are expected to attend.

 

Section 20: Project Learning Around the World is appropriated the sum of $2,900.00 to defray the cost of travel, lodging, attractions, and international fees for the Annual Trip to South Africa which will be from May 8th through May 24th, 2014. This event will be held in South Africa. Ten students are expected to attend.

 

 

Student Life Meeting Minutes 09-09-2013

Caroline called the meeting to order at 4:01 PM

Excused Absences: Justen Vrabel, Kayla Richey

President Catie Carney and Parliamentarian Emily Bosela stopped into meeting to talk about:

  • RSVP ASAP for the SGA Alumni Reunion on September 21st, 2013.
  • For Luke’s internship he needs student volunteers for the majors and minors fair. September 18th from 2-4pm. They are one hour shifts. Email Luke at lmpolitsky@student.ysu,eduwith any questions.
  • There will be an open forum for students to come and sit in on the interview for a candidate for the Associate Enrollment for Planning and Management. The interview will take place from 1-2pm on September 11th in Bresnahan I & II in Kilcawley Center.

Caroline welcomes everyone, and has everyone introduce themselves.

  1. Old Business:
    1. Boardman retreat- caught everyone up to speed on events Executive Office worked on over summer.
    2. SGA welcome week coffee giveaway- The committee discussed how it turned out to be a success. IDEA: Caroline wants to get coffee covers that say “SGA” on them like the ones at Starbucks on Dunkin.
    3. New Business:
      1. Meet the Reps –TENTATIVE DATES AND TIMES: 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, September 24th and 10am to 1pm on Wednesday, September 25th. We’re planning to host our event in Wendy’s and in Dunkin so that we will catch both crowds. Kendal mentioned maybe having someone in the hall to promote the event, letting the student body know the reps are available to talk to. Caroline is going to get some giveaways for the event for the students who really give good feedback. SIGN UPS for the event will be discussed at the SGA body meeting on Sept 16th; we would like to have 4+ people working per hour. Caroline is going to be talking to Ashley Young about reserving a table in Wendy’s. Also discussed painting the rock on Monday, Sept. 23rd right after meetings to promote our meet the reps event the next day. We plan to finalize details at our next Student Life meeting.
      2.  Homecoming week events – Briefly discussed the bonfire and concert that Penguin Productions is putting together. It will be the week of October 14th. We talked about if SGA would want to sponsor a snack table at this event. We will also be discussing at our next committee meeting details of the SGA tailgate for before the game on October 19th.
      3. Student Discounts –Caroline told us to let her know if we hear of any places offering discounts to YSU students.
      4. Service Projects – ANY IDEAS? Kendal mentioned getting books for schools in the valley; she will be meeting with the BCOE dean soon to discuss it. We also discussed if we would like to do the service project as a competition between the committees like we have done in the past.
      5. Finals week event – As always we will once again be offering coffee in library during finals week. We are going to need volunteers for this event as well.
      6. Holiday Event – Caroline was thinking about having gift exchange or white elephant for the holiday season among the SGA body. Jen mentions maybe having an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party to go along with it.
      7. Additional Ideas – Luke will soon be forming a dining services committee, which is a Student Life committee duty. More details to come about the dining services committee in the near future. Rebecca really enjoyed giving out free coffee to students during welcome week; Kendal thought it may be a good idea to do this again during midterms.

Caroline verified all phone numbers and email addresses committee members.

Marie Adams volunteered to make Facebook pages for all of our Student Life events we will be having throughout the school year.

Caroline adjourned the meeting at 4:36 PM

 

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting Report: 09/09/13

Last Lecture series: The committee nominated four teachers to be voted upon at a further time. The nominees are:  Dr. Eric Wingler (Math); Dr. Chet Cooper (Biology); Dr. C. Allen Pierce (Criminal Justice); Dr. Ivania Del Pozo (Foreign Language). A short summary of the teachers credentials and why they should be picked will be provided shortly by the committee member who nominated the teacher. We are planning on having a vote by the end of the week of September 23rd. This will ensure that the newly appointed speaker will have time to write their speech.

 

First Year Experience: The committee discussed the overview of this proposed class and its importance to incoming students. An overwhelming amount of support was shown by the committee! We would like to push this topic to ensure that it is made possible for future students.

 

Meet The Reps: All committee members felt this is a great idea! They were all in support of “Meet the Reps” tables and with putting up displays in each college of the college’s reps. We discussed the business card idea and feel that anything other than a business card with all the reps names (along with emails) from each college would be a waste.

 

Four Year Plan: We would like to see at minimum a guide line syllabus for each college that shows a clear path of classes to take for each semester. A great reference is the syllabi for the engineering departments. These syllabi show spring and fall classes for each year. The last step would be adding when the classes are offered during the year (ie. Engineering Orientations is only offered during the fall semesters.). This would ensure that if a student wanted to take a class at a separate time than the syllabus, that the student could “mix and match” their schedule to better suit their needs.

 

Meeting With Deans: To start off the year we are going to email all the Deans of each college to see what concerns they might have for the up coming semesters. As the committee progress through the year and takes on new issues, we plan to meet with the Deans to discuss current issues and ways they would like to see it resolved.

 

University Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes 09-09-2013

  1. Call to order 4:00 pm.
  2. Guest Speaker: Clay Walker
    1. Manages the Federal Plaza and Wick Famer’s markets
    2. Interested in dealing with students more directly
    3. Referred to dining services
  3. Roll Call
  4. Executive Reports
    1. Vice President

i.     What we deal with: finances and facilities, technology, university development, and external affairs

ii.     Dining Affairs Committee

  1. Co-collaboration with Student Life, contact Luke or Caroline

iii.     Associative Vice President for Enrollment, Planning, and Management

  1. Gary Sweagan- Wednesday, September 11, from 1-2 in Breshnahan 1 and 2
    1. All who can attend
    2. Other candidate has withdrawn

iv.     Parking

  1. Shuttle
    1. Another committee to advise on routing and schedule
    2. Meet with Dan O’Connell

v.     Downtown Discounts

  1. Updating the current list
    1. Make sure discounts still being offered
    2. Contacting new businesses
    3. Current employers of students

i.     Refer business to Luke or Catie

  1. Better promotion of the discounts
    1. Better sign, more color, more sparkle, etc.
    2. Orientation
    3. Welcome Week tables
    4. Portal link

vi.     Portal Tab

  1. Looking into adding a tab “For Students, by Students” (name to be discussed)
    1. Easier access to discount listing
    2. Student Government link
    3. Place to voice questions, comments, concerns
    4. Chair

i.     Maxwell Gocala

  1. Email: mjgocala@student.ysu.edu
  2. Cell: 330-717-7364
  3. New Business
    1. Finances and Facilities

i.     Parking Services

  1. See shuttle in Luke’s report
  2. Technology

i.     Internet not working

  1. Concerns over nonworking internet in Courtyards, Wick, and Weller
    1. Students are setting up own networks, in turn knocking out YSU
    2. Working to trace IP addresses to specific students

ii.     Student portal

  1. Looking into having Bob Tupaj come to a committee meeting
  2. University Development
  3. External Affairs

i.     Downtown Discounts

  1. Refer to above
  2. Beneficial places to publicize discounts (i.e. large printed sizes)
  3. ID marking itself
  4. Split list among committee members to call businesses and confirm
  5. Announcements
    1. SGA Reunion

i.     Final price to come soon, since we are current students

  1. Next Committee Meeting proposals

i.     Best place to get discount information

ii.     Talking to specific college deans about keeping online journal subscriptions

iii.     Off Campus Housing

  1. Andrew Reed and referencing Ohio State
  2. Adjournment 4:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Affairs Report Monday September 9th, 2013

 

Members Absent: Lee Jordan

 

Charesse called the meeting to order at 4:02 PM.

 

4:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: University Scholars

Total Number of Members: 160

Contact Person: Ashley Orr
Contact Phone Number: 330-509-1351
Contact Email: ashleyorr.usxx@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Amy Cossentino
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-719-3383
Advisor’s Email: amycossentio@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: The University Scholars are governed by the scholar trustees and that group has had lots of fundraisers last year. From ticket sales to Scholar Phormal to clothing sales to sales of stress Pete the penguins. For the coming semester a clothing sale will take place.

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.: Our organization is centered around community service. Each member completes 60+ hours all around the Youngstown area. We volunteer collectively at events such as Scholar day of Service, Shantytown, Penguin Pen Pals, Easter Egg Hunts, and Relay for Life. Individually we volunteer for organizations such as Habitat for humanity, the American Red Cross, the Dorothy Day House, the Boys and Girls Club, the Rich Center for Autism, and many more.

Name of Event: National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference
Date of Event: November 6-10, 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Expected Participation: 13 student presenters
Total Cost of Event: $1150 per student, $14,950

Description of Event: From the scholars and honors program 6 proposals, which were subjected to a review process, to provide student presentations for the NCHC annual conference were submitted and accepted. The acceptance was a great honor as all students attending will be presenting on different aspects of the honors program, their leadership, and new initiatives that have improved the program or will try to in the future. The conference offers an opportunity for the students to attend keynote speakers presentations, many other student talks, and round table discussions where we can learn what other honors programs are doing to attract students and then bring the ideas back to YSU and implement them.

Please note: we realize the trip is incredibly costly and are looking to fund it through many different avenues. From the provost office to the Dean’s of the colleges to our own pockets, we are specifically looking for SGA’s support and help with the conference registration fee.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Dr. Dunn spoke about a decline in enrollment, as honors and scholars, it is our goal to attract more talented students to YSU so honors enrollment increases. Attendance to this conference will not only give YSU’s honors program national recognition for its activities, it will also give us the means to bolster our honors program in the future and attract more students that way.
Likewise new service projects and fellowship ideas will be learned and can be implemented to improve the quality of life on campus

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Conference Registration: $325 x 13 = $4,225
Round Trip Air-fare: $400 x 13 = $5,200
Shuttle Ride from airport to hotel: $50 x 13 = $650
Hotel: $375 x 13 =$4,875 ($75 per night per person)
Total $14,950

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $1100 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF REGISTRATION AND HOTEL FEES

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: University Scholars

Total Number of Members: 160

Contact Person: Thomas Fowler

Contact Phone Number: 567-231-8789

Contact Email: tsfowler@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Amy Cossentino

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-4741

Advisor’s Email: alcossentino@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Our fund-raising efforts are focused on raising money to send directly to the organizations which benefit the homeless. All money raised goes to local agencies such as Beatitude House, Gleaner’s Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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.: All scholars are required to complete 60 hours of community service each year. Through Shantytown, students will provide community service at agencies that benefit the homeless. The Beatitude House, Gleaners Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the Rescue Mission, and the Dorothy Day House are the agencies in which students will volunteer throughout the weekend. They will serve these agencies per their requests, whether it be organizing inventory, stocking shelves, painting, building, etc.
Beyond the Shantytown Event, the University Scholars participate in many service projects throughout the year, including Relay for Life, Penguin Pen Pals and Silly Science Sunday at Oh!Wow Children’s Center.

Name of Event: 15th Annual Shantytown Event

Date of Event: October 26th and 27th, 2013

Location: Cafaro/Youngstown Community

Expected Participation: 120 students

Total Cost of Event: $970.93

Description of Event: The Leslie H. Cochran University Scholars 14th Annual Shantytown Event will be held October 13-14 2012. This event is designed to increase awareness in the community for homelessness and poverty. Approximately 100 YSU students volunteer at local agencies that serve the homeless, such as the Beatitude House, Gleaners Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the Rescue Mission, and the Dorothy Day House, collect donations to be dispersed to the agencies, and sleep outside in cardboard boxes, as a way of raising awareness of the homeless situation. On Saturday evening, the program typically includes a speaker from one of the local agencies, who will provide the students with information about homelessness. In addition, the students will watch various movies related to homelessness and participate in group activities to raise their own awareness. Afterwards, the students will sleep outside in their boxes.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Students will be given the opportunity to experience the perils that the homeless suffer through every day, while raising money and awareness to aid the homeless in our own community.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Security $250
Duct Tape (12 rolls at $3.70 per roll) $44.50
Plastic Sheeting (4 rolls at $54.98 each) $219.92
Food $200
Total $714.42

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $310 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF SECURITY AND FOOD ($60 OF FOOD FROM CHARTWELLS)

 

4:30 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Dana Guitar Association of YSU

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: Christopher Mrofchak
Contact Phone Number: 330-979-3343
Contact Email: cjmrofchak@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. François Fowler
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-565-4576
Advisor’s Email: fpfowler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Recently put forth:
-We have gotten sponsorships from local businesses who have generously supported our organization.

Being planned:
-We have bake sales every semester.
-We are planning to raise money through a guitar raffle.

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.: -Our members are planning to play many free concerts and give presentations in local high schools and middle schools, more nursing homes.

-We work to bring in guest artists to the YSU campus. It is part of the DGA’s mission to promote the arts in the greater Youngstown area. Several recent concerts include guest artist recitals by Thomas Viloteau (France), Vladimir Gorbach (Russia), Joe Negri (USA). All of these concerts were free and open to the public.

-We also work to bring in well-known educators to give master-classes and clinics on the YSU campus. These classes and clinics are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Name of Event: Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass: Dr. Jeffrey McFadden (Internationally acclaimed Canadian guitarist and pedagogue).
Date of Event: Friday November 15 and Saturday November 16, 2013.
Location: Bliss Recital Hall, Dana School of Music, YSU
Expected Participation: 200
Total Cost of Event: $1170

Description of Event: International prize-winning Canadian classical guitarist, recording artist, and educator Dr. Jeffrey McFadden will be giving a recital at YSU. He will also be conducting a master-class for YSU guitar students. The concert and master-class are free and open to all YSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Bringing a world class artist to campus will expose YSU students to music they might not have heard before, performed at a high level of musicianship and virtuosity. His concert will feature music from around the world and will enrich YSU students’ cultural awareness. Concerts like these are a vital part of the performing arts community in the greater Youngstown area.

YSU guitar students will also have the rare opportunity to play for Dr. McFadden in a master-class setting. Such classes are excellent educational opportunities for YSU students, and are also free and open to the public.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
• Recital and Masterclass Fee $1000
• Lodging (2 nights at Cafaro) $90
• Pick up at Pittsburgh Airport (and drive back) $80
Total $1170

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $300 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF LODGING AND MASTERCLASS FEE

 

5:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Delta Zeta Sorority

Total Number of Members: 27

Contact Person: Kelsey Cirkvencic
Contact Phone Number: 216-262-8919
Contact Email: kacirkvencic@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?: The fundraising efforts that our organization recently has put forth has been selling candy bars, wooden roses, lollipops and we have had multiple restaurant take overs. What is being planned is a menchies and five below take over, an event called paint a turtle, where people can throw water balloon filled with paint at a Delta Zeta to raise money for the Painted Turtle Camp ( this will also double as a philanthropy event).

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.: Each member in the sorority is required to have twenty five community service hours a year. They decide where to go, it is not done as an organization. We are in the process of planning three group volunteer sessions. Where at least ten members will be participating at each session. The places and dates are still not determined because the chapter will need to vote on them.

Name of Event: Turtle Olympics
Date of Event: September 28th 2013
Location: Cafaro and Lyden Greens
Expected Participation: 50-75
Total Cost of Event: $1100

Description of Event: The event consists of teams of five. They will compete in five different challenges. The first two events only one participant from each team competes, these events are the blow the cup( which is knocking down cups using a straw the first one to knock down all ten cups the fastest wins, it is a minute to win it challenge) and the keep it hangin challenge ( also a minute to win it challenge both can be looked up on YouTube, this event includes tying a rope around the participants waist and at the end of the rope which is by their feet tying a banana. With only using ones hips they have to move the banana to hit the ball on the ground into a hula hoop. The first one done in the fastest time wins.) The next two events use two team members. These events include a three legged race and a water balloon toss. The last event and main event is the turtle tug. This event is a tug of war over a pool of jello and includes all team members. There will be bonus points that can be awarded. Before every challenge a fact about our philanthropy hearing and speech will be announced. After the Turtle Tug we will ask the teams to write down these facts. For each fact they remember they will receive 2 bonus points.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will bring a sense of community to the student body because this event is open to the whole YSU community not just the Greeks. All of the campus wide organizations are encouraged to have a team for the event to support a cause as one unified community. We want to show the other organizations as well as the rest of the YSU community that Greeks do not just party and that we do raise awareness and money for each individual chapter’s philanthropy. It would bring the YSU community closer together and hopefully eliminate some of the negativity that has been associated with the Greek System in the previous years.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Event T-shirts $700
Policing Fee

Food$100

$150 Total $800

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $250 TO COVER THE COST OF POLICING AND FOOD ($150 FOR FOOD FROM CHARTWELLS)

 

5:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Youngstown State Ultimate Frisbee

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Josh Lyder

Contact Phone Number: 330-423-5524

Contact Email: jlyder1@gmail.com

Advisor: Bill Buckler

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1801

Advisor’s Email: wrbuckler@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: To soon begin selling team jerseys to campus and outside Frisbee organizations. Projected profit of $300 by spring semester.

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.: Poland relay for life through Poland HS. New Waterford area food bank and drive via Lake Mount Church of Christ.

Name of Event: TSGNUT Ultimate Tournament
Date of Event: 9/20-9/22
Location: Buffalo, NY
Expected Participation: 15-22 members
Total Cost of Event: $450

Description of Event: A weekend long ultimate Frisbee tournament at Fort Niagara park in NY. It will be attended by almost 40 different college ultimate programs from all over the north east United States.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It will continue our purpose of advancing the sport of Ultimate throughout not only this University but eastern OH. It will also represents an ideal opportunity for current participants to further their knowledge and experience.

Itemized Cost:

Description                        Amount Requested

Entry fee for play                        $250

2 nights residence                        $200

Total             $450

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $250 TO COVER THE COST OF THE ENTRY FEE FOR PLAY

 

5:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Youngstown State University Student Nurses Association

Total Number of Members: 30

Contact Person: Maria Culp – President
Contact Phone Number: 330-240-9678
Contact Email: mcculp@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Jennie Wood, Dr. Cheryl Bosley
Advisor’s Phone Number: Dr. Wood – 330-941-3789
Advisor’s Email: jmwood@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Last year we held our biannual clothing sale, a pie fundraiser from the local GFS, pepperoni roll sale from That’s A Wrap, senior t-shirt sale, and basket raffle. For this year, we are planning on having our biannual clothing sale again, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee sale, Pepperoni Roll Sale again with That’s A Wrap, Raffling a football signed by Urban Meyer, and hosting a Bake Sale in the lobby of Cushwa.

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 volunteered with the Rescue Mission in Youngstown and Second Harvest Food Bank. One of our fellow nursing students fell severely ill last year and we were able to raise over 1,000 dollars on her behalf. When we hold volunteering events we usually have between 5-6 nursing students attend and also at times our nursing faculty likes to help out. All volunteering events that are planned are done on behalf of our student organization.
This year we are planning on going to the Rescue Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank again. In addition, we are also planning on volunteering at Salvation Army, and Park Vista’s apple butter project with their residents.

Name of Event: Ohio State Nursing Association Conference
Date of Event: September 27-28, 2013
Location: University of Cincinnati – Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel
Expected Participation: 16
Total Cost of Event: $1,500

Description of Event: The Ohio State Nursing Association Conference has been attended each year by the YSU Student Nurses Association. It is a very informative event that gives our organization a chance to vote on state acts on behalf of student nurses. We are given the chance to attend numerous breakout sessions throughout the day. The sessions range from information pertaining to the NCLEX (the board exam that each nursing student needs to take at the end of their schooling), panels of nurses that we can talk to, sessions on study enhancing and tips, pharmacology study sessions, and what to expect after we graduate as a nurse. After lunch, there is a 2 hour period where numerous graduate schools throughout the state are there to speak to us, along with hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. After this we then have speakers from the American Nurses Association (ANA), which is the national nurse association that we all have the chance of becoming apart of after we graduate.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This convention is very influential to our student body and a great experience for our organization to attend. I have attended this conference for the past two years and cannot wait to attend it one last time. As a student organization, we are able to acquire so much information to help us become the best nurse possible. The resources that are given to us at this convention are very valuable. Also, the graduate schools throughout the state are eager to talk to each student at this convention and tell them about their program. Our university also has a table at this event to reach out to the nursing students and educate them on their new Nurse Practitioner graduate program that begun two years ago.
We appreciate all the help we can get on behalf of our organization.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Room and Board for the Conference at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel $1,500
Total $1,500

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $700 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF THE HOTEL

 

5:30 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Men’s Club Golf

Total Number of Members: 8

Contact Person: Zach Smith
Contact Phone Number: 7408196259
Contact Email: zmsmith@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Albert J. Sumell
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-1678
Advisor’s Email: ajsumell@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are just starting out as a club and have not had the opportunity to do any fundraising but this is something that will be addressed in the near future.

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 plan to help out YSU and the community in any way we can. We understand that community service downtown and around the university is critical in helping out as an organization.

Name of Event: Regional Tournament 1
Date of Event: October 5,6
Location: St. Jude Golf Club
Expected Participation: 8 members
Total Cost of Event: $3520.00

Description of Event: – 2 day event
– Saturday&Sunday
– 8 members of the club team will travel to the course and compete with schools within our region consisting of Club teams in the PA and WV territory.
– 18 holes a day

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: – get more people involved with YSU club teams
– allow students to have the opportunity to network with students from other colleges interested in the same hobby
– creates new friendships among the YSU student body in a professional atmosphere
– give the student body a learning experience as we start a new club while applying commitment, leadership, community and excitement.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
NCCGA entry fee $500.00
Practice rounds $800.00
Regional Tournament 1 $1120.00
Uniforms $1000.00
Gas $100.00
Total $3520.00

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $500 TO COVER THE COST OF THE ENTRY FEE

 

5:40 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: YSUnity LGBTQIA

Total Number of Members: 90

Contact Person: Lisa Ronquillo
Contact Phone Number: 330-406-9522
Contact Email: aronquillo@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Brian P. Wells
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-307-9154
Advisor’s Email: bpwells@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We are planning on having bake sales/raffles; possibly sponsors, if attainable

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 always work with and help out the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown with HIV awareness and testing; Toys for Tots; Relay for Life; various food banks every year.

Name of Event: Diversity Prom
Date of Event: October 11, 2013
Location: Chestnut Room
Expected Participation: 200-300
Total Cost of Event: $1,500

Description of Event: This prom is to help various student organizations and their significant others celebrate together, the start of homecoming and a wonderful and successful year, while also celebrating the diversity in everyone involved -a coming together of kindred spirits.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This will allow further networking among all student organizations involved and a chance to meet and greet new friends on campus – its a good way to help support each other’s endeavors.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Decorations $500
Security $200-250
Advertisements $200
Total $950

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $200 TO COVER THE COST OF SECURITY

 

5:50 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: American Marketing Association

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: Courtney Bailey
Contact Phone Number: 330-647-3820
Contact Email: Cebailey@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Peter Reday
Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3078
Advisor’s Email: pareday@ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Last December the AMA held an Ugly Sweater Contest at Dooney’s Restaurant, sold candles and baked goods in September, held a bake sale in March, as well as YSU’s Got Talent in May 2013. We plan to sell candles again this semester as well as plan YSU’s Got Talent again for next semester.

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.: Last year we held a toy drive and sent shoe boxes full of toys and supplies to OPeration Christmas Child. We had 10 active members participate. We also had 7 members donate time at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning County.

Name of Event: YSU’s Got Talent
Date of Event: May 2014
Location: Chestnut Room
Expected Participation: all members and 125 guests
Total Cost of Event: $600.00

Description of Event: We held a local event to any and all talents here on campus. The participants had to be a YSU student. Last year we had a juggler, many dance groups, 2 bands as well as comedians and solo singers. We had faculty as well members judge the talent to win prizes.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: This event lets students showcase their talent. We had accounting majors, to nursing students to theater majors. Also, this event brought something for the faculty and staff to enjoy.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
sound equipment $150.00
chestnut room rental $150.00
security detail $100.00
prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places $200.00
Total $600.00

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENED: $200 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF SECURITY AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

 

6:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union

Total Number of Members: 20

Contact Person: Rebecca Banks

Contact Phone Number: 3305189377

Contact Email: rabanks@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Karla Krodel

Advisor’s Phone Number: 3309412464

Advisor’s Email: kmkrodeal@student.ysu.edu

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have raised money through a number of workshops and trainings. We have also raised money for this event through private donations. Future plans include sending out a few more ask letters. To date we have raised $2,100 dollars.

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 sponsored two networking meetings (five members participated). We also did a workshop for Columbiana County Department of Jobs and Family Services.(four members participated) We have conducted trainings for both Center for Student progress and Student Government (four members participated). We also co-sponsored the showing of the documentary” The House I live In”.

Name of Event: Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Annual Conference
Date of Event: September 30,2013-October 1,2013
Location: Oklahoma City, Ok
Expected Participation: 3-4
Total Cost of Event: Estimate $3,590

Description of Event: The Bridges annual national conference is where practitioners across the country gather to share best practices. There are specialty ”Tracks” for higher education K-12 and community support services. Youngstown State University has a leadership position at this conference and is represented and has presented every year.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: It helps us to gain the skills and knowledge to better serve the under-resourced and non- traditional population. Professionals in the community provide real world, and problem solving skills that we can use to address the diverse student population. We are the first in the country to receive National recognition for the innovative work being done here. The conference provides National exposure.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel expense $756-$800
Registration fees $990
Airplane Tickets $1,400
Food $300

Total $3,490

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $1400 TO COVER THE COST OF TRAVEL

 

6:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: PME Mathematical Honorary

Total Number of Members: 45

Contact Person: Daniel Catello

Contact Phone Number: 330-540-7320

Contact Email: dpcatello@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Angela Spalsbury, Dr. George Yates, Dr. Wakefield

Advisor’s Phone Number: 216-701-2642 (Dr. S)

Advisor’s Email: aspalsbury@gmail.com

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Currently PME is fundraising by selling coffee and Gorant chocolate bars in the Math department. The honorary also sells YSU Math Department t-shirts at their events, such as Mathfest. Sponsorship of an American Red Cross Blood Drive is also being considered for the upcoming semester!

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.: All PME members participate in community service events hosted by the honorary! Each year PME hosts Mathfest, a math festival for high school students that includes informational sessions, talks, and activities that work to recruit students to YSU and to STEM majors! Likewise, Sonia Kovalevsky Day is also hosted in part by PME, this event advocates for woman in mathematics and focuses on encouraging high school girls from the area. Members volunteer by working the sessions and planning the day. Another volunteer project for this year is a Math Mentoring program with West Boulevard Elementary in Boardman. Members will volunteer tutor the elementary students during the school day!

Name of Event: Mathemagic!!
Date of Event: February 19th 2014; 3-5pm
Location: Kilcawley Center Chestnut Room
Expected Participation: 600
Total Cost of Event: $1700

Description of Event: PME is inviting Art Benjamin to YSU to present his well known Mathemagician act. Dr. Benjamin is a legendary mathemagician who wows crowds with his ability to do complex arithmetic operations mentally at lightning speed. He can tell crowds the day of the week of any random date of any random year, and shares the technique behind all of these tricks to the audience. Dr. Benjamin has appeared on ”The Colbert Report” and other late-night TV shows and has performed once at YSU, in February 2010, to a standing-room only crowd of 400! We would like to bring him back for another performance and invite the University and local community to his show.

For more information, see Dr. Benjamin’s YouTube video, see his TED talk at:

or visit his website:

http://www.math.hmc.edu/~benjamin/mathemagics/

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: *Get students excited about Math *Provide an educational co-curricular for students to attend. *Serve as an outreach and recruitment tool for area elementary, middle, and high school students *Offer an event that generates tons of positive press for the University and its goal to engage the local community *Allow students to see mathematics as fun and exciting *Increase the visibility of mathematics, STEM, and YSU in the local media.

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Speaker’s Fee $1500
Advertising $200
Total $1700

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENED: $1500 TO COVER THE COST OF THE SPEAKER’S FEE

 

Charesse adjourned the meeting at 6:47 PM.

 

Financial Affairs Report Wednesday September 11th, 2013

 

Members Absent: Lee Jordan

 

Charesse called the meeting to order at 5:01 PM.

 

5:00 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: The YO Show

Total Number of Members: 300+

Contact Person: Justen Vrabel

Contact Phone Number: 330-559-5702

Contact Email: jvrabel42@gmail.com

Advisor: Mike McGiffin

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-559-3201

Advisor’s Email: msmcgiffin@ysu.edu

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: We have sought out and established sponsorships with various local business and with the Youngstown State Athletics Dept. These sponsorships include Jimmy Johns, Pizza Hut, Bottom Dollar Foods, Eagle Wear, and Covelli Enterprises.

 

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.: Our organization has become a staple in the Youngstown State Athletics Community. Drawing both students and members of the greater Youngstown community to record numbers at YSU football games this year. In addition to the football tailgates and student sections, the YO Show recently attended a YSU women’s soccer game and cheered on the penguins to victory. We are looking forward to attending a Volleyball game and are also looking to expand into other arenas as well.

 

Name of Event: Illinois State Tailgate

Date of Event: Oct 12th 2013

Location: M7 Parking lot

Expected Participation: 300+

Total Cost of Event: $200

Description of Event: Penguin Tailgate. An excellent way for YSU students to socialize and meet fellow penguins who share an enthusiasm for our football team. Tailgate provides an environment for students to unwind from a tough week of classes and enjoy themselves before the game

 

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: A large contingency of support for the football team exemplifies the YSU spirit and which can attract more prospective students. This event allows passsionate students who otherwise may not have been able to afford the trip, to attend an away football game at a reduced rate. In general, our organization aims to bring together residential and communter students in hopes they will become more active on the campus setting. A unified tailgate and student section cheering on Penguin Athletics with enthusiasm and good natured rowdiness is the first step in this process.

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food and general tailgate supplies (not including alcohol) $200
Total $200

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $175 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD AND GENERAL TAILGATE SUPPLIES

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Name of Event: Western Illionis Home Tailgate

Date of Event: Oct 19th

Location: M& Lot of YSU

Expected Participation: 300+

Total Cost of Event: 200

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food and general tailgate supplies (not including alcohol) $200
Total $200

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $175 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD AND GENERAL TAILGATE SUPPLIES

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Name of Event: North Dakota St Home Tailgate

Date of Event: Saturday Nov 25th 2013

Location: M7 Tailgate Lot

Expected Participation: 300+

Total Cost of Event: 300

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food and general tailgate supplies (not including alcohol $200
Total $200

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $175 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD AND GENERAL TAILGATE SUPPLIES

 

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Name of Event: South Dakota State Home Tailgate

Date of Event: Saturday Nov 23rd 2013

Location: M7 Tailgate Lot

Expected Participation: 300+

Total Cost of Event: $300

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Food and general tailgate supplies (not including alcohol) $200

Total $200

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $175 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF FOOD AND GENERAL TAILGATE SUPPLIES

 

5:10 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

Total Number of Members: 32

Contact Person: Anna Pompeo

Contact Phone Number: (330) 502-9300

Contact Email: avpompeo@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Christine Bosela

Advisor’s Phone Number: (330) 941-2757

Advisor’s Email: cmbosela@ysu.edu

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: For the past 12 years, we have had a great partnership with Clear Channel (95.9 and 98.9), and have been a part of the Panera Bread Pink Zone which is sponsored by the station. The Pink Zone is made up of numerous local businesses in the Mahoning Valley who make special October Promotions and in turn donate to our cause through Clear Channel at our event. We assist the Pink Zone by providing every participating business with pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness materials, painting pink ribbons in front of all the participating businesses, and assisting them with their Panera Bread bagel day, where all proceeds are donated to our event as well. We additionally have a partnership with Chik-fil-a in Boardman and throughout the month of October they will give us a percentage of the profit they make from each strawberry milkshake they sell. We are setting up a table at the Boardman Rotary Oktoberfest to promote our event in the community, and also to raise money through donations. We will also be painting faces for the children in attendance as well as making cheer-o-grams for the day of the event that the public can decorate in honor or memory of a loved one affected by cancer. At the end of October, we will be hosting “Pink Out Day” on campus to help promote breast cancer awareness month, as well as our event. We will be hosting a bagel eating competition, as 95.9-KISS FM will also be present, capturing events of the day. We will be painting people’s faces with pink ribbons, as well as passing out pink lemonade with our information about the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic. The night before, we will decorate the campus with all pink decorations, with the hope of promoting our event on campus. We will be taking donations at this event, as well. Our organization is also currently pursuing donations, both monetary and non-monetary, from local businesses and community members to help defray the cost of putting on this significant fundraising event.

 

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.: Our chapter is very service-oriented and participates in many local and national service projects each year to support not only our philanthropy but others as well. Below is a description of some of these events and the participation of our chapter.
Komen Tissue Bank in Indianapolis: In previous years, our chapter has made trips down to the Indianapolis University Simon Cancer Center to either volunteer or donate blood and breast tissue. This bank is the only one in the country that collects breast tissue for research.
Adopt-a-Nursing Home: For the past few years we have adopted Park Vista Retirement Community and plan an event with them each semester. Each spring semester, we host our Annual “Senior Prom.” During this event, we will be treating the residents to an exciting night of dancing and socializing. We will decorate the dining room, supply cookies and punch, and entertain each of the residents.
Beatitude House: Our chapter donates various items to this local shelter for women and children in the valley. We collected school supplies and various other supplies throughout the semester. In addition, we will be making baskets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas with various items for the families at the shelter.
Oktoberfest: Our chapter has volunteered for the local event as a way to promote the upcoming Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic. Each year we pay for the booth in the nonprofit section, and we would hand out pink ribbons shower cards (that have information about self breast examinations) to all the spectators. This year we will be having a raffle basket to help earn money for the Pink Ribbon Cheer classic, and will be proving more information about the event.
Race for the Cure: Race for the Cure is a national fundraiser sponsored in part by Zeta Tau Alpha and the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Various races are held throughout the year all over the country. These past two summers, we have been the collegiate chapter participating in the Akron walk that is held in July. We also participate as runners or walkers in the event.
THINK-PINK!®: THINK-PINK!® is an idea that we promote various times throughout the year by passing out THINK-PINK!® cards and ribbons, shower cards, and other information regarding breast cancer awareness and self-exams. Typically, we set up a table in Kilcawley Center in which all of our sisters take turns handing out this information. We will pass it out at the Oktoberfest as well.
Zeta Tau Alpha and Yoplait®’s Save Lids to Save Lives: As a part of a national service project, our chapter collects Yoplait yogurt lids continuously throughout the year to send in to Yoplait, who donates five cents per lid to the ZTA Foundation.
Panera-thon: This is an annual event held at the Covelli Center here in Youngstown that raises money for the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Center, which is located in Youngstown, Ohio. It consists of a 2 mile walk/ run, a kids run, and a 10k run. We participate as both volunteers and racers for the day.

 

Name of Event: Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic

Date of Event: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Location: Beeghly Center on YSU Campus

Expected Participation: Over 5,000 Participants

Total Cost of Event: Approximately $20,000

Description of Event: The Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic was started thirteen years ago as a way for our organization to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research, awareness, and education, which is our national philanthropy. It is a day-long exhibition in which more than ninety cheerleading squads are invited to pay a registration fee to perform a three to five minute routine and dedicate it to women who have survived breast cancer or live on in their memory. Squads are awarded based on the following: team spirit, bringing the most spectators to the event, and raising money for our cause in their communities. Individual cheerleaders may enter a jump-off competition in which other prizes are awarded for the best cheerleading jumps. Also included in the day are apparel sales, a concession stand, Chinese raffles, and recognition of high school seniors and breast cancer survivors. In the past, 95.9 KISS-FM has hosted the event and also did a live broadcast part of the day. 95.9 KISS-FM is currently still on board and will be broadcasting the event this year as well. One hundred percent of the money raised through the Cheer Classic is donated to breast cancer research, awareness, and education on behalf of the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Since its inception in 2001, the event has raised over $780,000 for the cause. Last year we raised over $163,000.00! We are taking great strides in making this event an even bigger success this year. As this is our twelfth event, we have truly made a mark in the community. Our event was honored ten years in a row with the Kessler Award for the Greek organization with the best service fundraiser. We were also honored at Ohio Zeta Day eleven consecutive years for the top Ohio Chapter in Service, and this year was honored with the Major Donor Award.

 

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Not only is an event of this caliber beneficial to those who have been affected by breast cancer, but it also holds many benefits for its host school, Youngstown State University. Because we recruit cheerleading squads from all over Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the Midwest, and even Canada, it gives YSU excellent publicity to those who attend the event. Those not attending the event will still be reached through various local television and radio shows. Over half of our participants are high school students, which gives them the opportunity to see a potential college they may want to attend. This alone makes it an excellent recruitment tool for Youngstown State. Anyone belonging to the University community are invited and encouraged to attend this remarkable event.

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
YSU Security $1,000
Janitorial Services $200
Concession Stand Items (pop, buns, coffee, donuts, hot dogs, plates, etc.) $1400
Total $2,600

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENED: $2600 TO COVER THE COST OF YSU SECURITY, JANITORIAL SERVICES, AND CONCESSION STAND ITEMS

5:20 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Habitat for Humanity

Total Number of Members: 70

Contact Person: Ilene Nasseri

Contact Phone Number: 3302197154

Contact Email: i_nasseri507@yahoo.com

Advisor: Kathryn Adams

Advisor’s Phone Number: 3307192902

Advisor’s Email: kathrynpcm@aol.com

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction Fundraiser

 

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 bimonthly house builds that the members available participate in on the weekend.
We are planning to have the officers and advisor travel to a leadership conference in Washington DC to get more ideas about what Habitat Chapters around the country are also doing. There will be four of us total traveling by car

 

Name of Event: Youth Leadership Conference

Date of Event: November 1-3

Location: Washington DC

Expected Participation: 4 people traveling

Total Cost of Event: $600

Description of Event: The conference consists of multiple workshops for the participants to learn about new and innovative ways to be a more successful chapter at your school. Each workshop will explain different components and will be essential for our officers, including myself, to bring more to the club. It’s a 3 day conference so we are asking for help with the hotel fees and car money etc.

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: The conference will allow the ysu officers to gain fresh ideas to bring to the table for Habitat.

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Hotel and car fees 600
Total 600

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENED: $300 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF THE HOTEL

 

5:40 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: ice hockey

Total Number of Members: 15

Contact Person: dan jech

Contact Phone Number: 2168704853

Contact Email: djech4@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Karen Giorgetti

Advisor’s Phone Number: 9413467

Advisor’s Email: kgiorgetti@gmail.com

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Sent out upwards of 60 letters to surrounding businesses, which we have heard back from 2 and neither can help with funds. We are selling tickets to phantoms games and half of the tikets we sell profits go to us. last we are setting up and having players sign up for when they can work a 50/50 table in which we plan to put by Dunkin’ a few days one week.

 

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.: Please be specific as to how many participate and if it is done on behalf of the organization.: Last year before school starts we worked at a soup kitchen downtown for a week as a team. we plan to do the same this year. we also raised money for Paralympic amateur athletes last season and plan to do something similar this year if we can.

Name of Event: League Fees
Date of Event: 9-27-13
Location: hess ice arena
Expected Participation: ysu hockey team
Total Cost of Event: 2,800

Description of Event: League fees are due for College Hockey Mid America and for the American Collegiate Hockey Association for us to play any games.

 

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: To provide student athletes an opportunity to play competitive college hockey and to excel in the classroom. The Youngstown State University Men’s Ice Hockey team plays under ACHA rules which is sanctioned by USA hockey. USA hockey recognizes ACHA Division 1 hockey as a subdivision of NCAA Division 1 college hockey. it also gives students of the school an opportunity to enjoy a fun action packed game.

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
League Fee 2,800
Total 2,800

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $2800 TO COVER THE COST OF LEAGUE FEES

 

Name of Event: game vs Lewis U chicago

Date of Event: 10-11

Location: hess arena

Expected Participation: team and fans
Total Cost of Event: 450

Description of Event: game vs Lewis U of chicago

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
trainer fee 100
ref fee 350
Total 450

 

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $100 TO COVER THE COST OF THE TRAINER FEE

 

5:50 PM

Submitted form for Financial Appropriations:

Organization Name: Project Learning Around the World

Total Number of Members: 10

Contact Person: Ashley Jones

Contact Phone Number: 302-757-0347

Contact Email: akjones01@student.ysu.edu

Advisor: Audrey Ellenwood

Advisor’s Phone Number: 330-941-3168

Advisor’s Email: aeellenwood@ysu.edu

 

What fundraising efforts has your organization recently put forth? What is being planned?: Previous Project Learning Around the World fundraisers have included: a cornhole tournament, a wine tasting event and a spaghetti dinner. Raffle tickets have also be sold.
Yesterday, September 4 was our first meeting, where members submitted their intent to travel to South Africa for the Project Learning Around the World trip. At our next meeting, which will be held September 25, we will further discuss future fundraising events.

 

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.: The primary purpose of the trip to South Africa this year is to support Project Learning Around the World in raising money to build playground equipment for a township school.

Also, in previous years, supplies have been gathered to be hand carried to South Africa. However, with rising costs of luggage on airlines, we will not be able to hand carry supplies this year. Therefore, we plan to raise money and purchase supplies when we are in South Africa.

We plan to have each participant in the Project Learning Around the World have a goal to raise $150 for use of purchasing school supplies when we are in Knysna.

All ten members of the Project Learning Around the World participate in all community service activities both domestic and abroad.

 

Name of Event: Project Learning Around the World annual trip to South Africa

Date of Event: May 8, 2014 – May 24, 2014

Location: South Africa

Expected Participation: 10 Students

Total Cost of Event: 3877.78

Description of Event: Members will attend informal seminars on Aids: Impact on township communities and political party members.
Members will visit various rural schools to meet and interact with children, meet with teachers to discuss educational needs and meet with administrator to discuss playground needs.
Members will also participate in a discussion on Township needs.
Members will visit ”Magada’s Bridge of Hope” soup kitchen, which was donated to by previous members of Project Learning Around the World.
Members will attend the barnyard musical experience.
Members will practice bartering throughout South Africa at traditional markets.
Members will discuss and visit the museum at Krueger Park in reference to impact of animal life and the well being of South Africa.

 

How will this event benefit YSU and the student body?: Members of Project Learning Around the World will present to YSU students and faculty upon return, explaining the impact the trip had on each individual emotionally and academically.

While preparing for the trip, the members of Project Learning Around the World will raise awareness of various issues suffered in South Africa and offer YSU and the student body an opportunity to contribute.

Students who are not able to attend the trip will be given the opportunity to support the members that will be attending the trip and share in their experience upon return.

 

Itemized Cost:

Description Amount Requested
Krueger Park 465.44
Pretoria 182.03
Brenton-on-Sea Cottages 71.52
Air Ticket from George to Johannesburg 1500.00
Van Rental 450.00
Barnyard Theater 30.00
Apartheid Museum 20.00
Elephant Walk 30.00
Gas, Tolls, Food, Park 400.00
VAT Fees 435.40

Total 3877.78

 

AMOUNT RECOMMEDED: $2900 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF TRAVEL, ATTRACTIONS, LODGING, AND INTERNATIONAL FEES

 

Charesse adjourned the meeting at 5:58 PM.