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Services and Activities

Minutes - April 30, 2008

Services and Activities Fee Committee

Minutes
April 30, 2008

Meeting called to order: Brent Weisel called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. and attendance was taken.

Attendance: Jack Baker, Anna Boyer, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball Jeremy McCann, Scott Robinson, Brook Rutledge, Sara Ruiz, and Brent Weisel. Excused: Wendy Williams and Teri Willard.

Approval of the minutes from April 23, 2008: Anna Boyer moved to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Robinson seconded. Motion carried. (All in favor)

Public Comment: None

Supplemental Requests for Funding:

Bridges Project: Victor Ruiz and Mayra Sungia presented supplemental funding request for $35,568 to continue the Bridges Project. The Bridges Project supports 200 mentors who go to different schools in the region (Mattawa, Royal City, Othello, Highland, Prosser, Bridgeport, Brewster, Chelan, Omak Oroville, Manson, Tonasket and Ellensburg). The request is for student salaries, goods and services, and travel/meals. The meals are only if students are out of the area for an extended time period. If S&A does not fund, they will readjust until they can get grant funding, which could be over a year. New grants always have specific requirements, where S&A allocations do not; the Bridges Project is intended to continue to be grant funded. The vote on this proposal will be at next week’s meeting.

ASCWU Office of Legislative Affairs: Mike Bogatay is requesting funding for a new laptop computer ($1,163.44) for the ASCWU Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) Legislative Liaison. The new computer will allow the Legislative Liaison to maximize their productivity while in Olympia and in the office. The WSL funding is not expected until October of 2008. The vote on the funding request will be at the next meeting.

Schedule of Next Meeting:

The next meeting is Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.

For the good of the order:

Reminder: students on the S&A committee will be honored at the Broad of Trustees meeting on Friday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. Please plan on attending.

Kevin Kimball will be absent at next week’s meeting and wanted to voice his concerns with the Bridges project and S&A funding. He questioned what will happen when grant funding goes away-how will they fund the project? Will they come back to S&A for continuous funding? Several items to consider before next week’s vote.

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.