Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Jack Baker, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Megan Hammond, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball, Riley LaMie, Caitlin Morrison, Stephanie Oberlander, Brook Rutledge, Scott Robinson, Brent Weisel, and Teri Willard. Excused: Wendy Williams.
Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as presented. Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. (9 in favor, 1 abstention)
Victor Ruiz announced to S&A members the “Living the Dream” on Thursday, January 15, --6:00 p.m. Walking with King and 7:00 p.m. Making his Dream our Reality.
Bridges Project-Southern Coalition: The request for the Bridges Project-Southern Coalition is $52,970 - student payroll $39,000; employee benefits $1,170; goods and services $1,800; travel $11,000. The Bridges Project has been funded through grants since 1997, and last year was the first year they have asked for funding from the S&A Committee. They have grants pending and will not hear until later this year. The program has been successful and they are receiving more requests for mentors. The program builds relationships for CWU, encourages and motivates students, provides extra curriculum activities, and enhances career opportunities, and brings students to CWU.
Office of Legislative Affairs (ASCWU BOD: Derrick Peacock presented the request for $26,782 for the Office of Legislative Affairs. The office is a member of the United State Student Associate (USSA), which provides many educational opportunities, and they are also active with the State legislative affairs. They will be participating in the Lobby Day training and lobbying State legislators. The past year they registered 1,100 students to vote and campaigned for getting students out to vote.
Publicity Center: Lola Gallagher reviewed the request for $175,712 for the Publicity Center. The biggest increase was in salary, wages and benefits. Ms. Gallagher was asked about raising printing costs. She has variable rates for different groups. She meets and discusses the project and costs with individuals, but she is concerned with raising prices and losing business.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.
Scott Robinson moved to adjourn, Brent Weisel seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.