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Services and Activities

Minutes - March 11, 2009

Meeting called to order:

Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. and attendance was taken.


Jack Baker, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Megan Hammond, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball, Caitlin Morrison, Stephanie Oberlander, Scott Robinson, Brook Rutledge, Brent Weisel, Wendy Williams, and Teri Willard. Excused: Riley LaMie

Approval of the minutes from March 4, 2009:

Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as presented. Megan Hammond seconded. Motion carried. (9 in favor)

Public Comment:


Supplemental Request to be heard:

CWU Rodeo Club – Ashley Smith: The Rodeo Club is asking for $15,000 in supplemental funds to help cover their expenses. The Rodeo Club fund raises all year long so they can cover their expenses, but this year, the sponsors have not committed so there is a shortfall in their budget. The Rodeo Club has not come to the S&A Committee before for funding, and they will continue to search for sources of funding. They put on the local college rodeo, which brings contestants from outside the area, and is free to the public. The volunteers put in many hours to make the rodeo a success. The Rodeo Club also has several members who have gone to the National Finals-3 competed last year. The supplemental proposal will be voted on at the next S&A meeting.

Base Funding Requests:

CWU Club Senate-Nick Peacock: The funding request is $74,592.00. Nick Peacock said the increase is in the new position for club insurance coordinator, who will work with the regional insurance coordinator. Club Senate also serves as a funding source for student clubs for travel expenses to conferences or training, purchasing of vital equipment, support in hosting events or speakers, and many other activities. Nick Peacock thought the number of clubs would increase in the next year.

Challenge Course Operation – Ryan Hopkins: The funding request is $34,344. During the first 5 months of operation of the Challenge Course, the number of participants was over 608, serving student groups, faculty/staff and outside participants. It is planned to offer the Challenge Course to outside groups who will pay a higher rate than the student rate. This brings in money and helps to offset the expenses. They are hoping to open the Challenge Course up one evening for individuals in addition to the regular services for groups. If this is not fully funded, they will look at changing the price structure or hours of operation, but would not like to price it too high thus eliminating outside groups.

Washington Student Legal Services: A discussion on what Washington Student Legal Services could do for the students regarding landlord tenant issues, DUI’s, traffic tickets, etc. This could cost about $200,000 and is based on the number of students enrolled. There were many questions, but thought it would be best to get a feel from the student body if this is a service they wish to pay for. The discussion was tabled for consideration at a later date.

For the good of the order:

S&A Committee meetings will not be held on March 18 or March 25.

Schedule of Next Meeting:

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.


Brent Weisel moved to adjourn, Stephanie Oberlander seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.