Julia Cain called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Jack Baker, Julia Cain, Ed Day, Megan Hammond, Kay Kenison, Kevin Kimball, Riley LaMie, Caitlin Morrison, Stephanie Oberlander, Scott Robinson, Brent Weisel, Wendy Williams, and Teri Willard. Absent: Brook Rutledge
Scott Robinson moved to approve the minutes as presented. Megan Hammond seconded. Motion carried. (9 in favor)
Annual National MEChA Conference:The National MEChA Conference is March 18-22, 2009 and will be held in Eugene, Oregon. There are 15 students planning on attending this conference.
MOTION: Megan Hammond made a motion to approve $450.00 for travel and expenses for the Annual National MEChA Conference. Scott Robinson seconded. Discussion. Called for question. Vote taken—not a clear quorum.
NEW MOTION: Megan Hammond made another motion to approve $450.00 for travel and expenses for the Annual National MEChA Conference. Riley LaMie seconded. (5 approved, 3 abstentions) Motion carried.
University Recreation Summer Camps-Corey Sinclair: The funding request is for $12,899.00. Corey Sinclair presented the funding request and shared the summer camp programs offered to children of CWU students, CWU faculty and staff, and community members. He has had requests to start a new camp program for children 12 to 14 years. This program benefits CWU student parents who are attending summer school and their children can participate in University-sponsored summer camps. These camps provide practical learning experiences working with children for CWU students employees no matter what their educational pursuit. There is not a plan to increase student staff. If this program is not fully funded, the student fees would be increased.
Early Childhood Learning Center-Janie Charlton: The funding request is for $467,951.00. Janie Charlton shared several significant numbers in relation to their programs and several activities using kits with different types of numbers-including home-made bagels shaped like numbers. The Early Childhood Learning Center has student positions (CWU students working in the fields related to children) and the Centers benefit CWU students and faculty and staff. They have received funding through the President’s funds in the past and are waiting to see if this is an option. They are applying for grant funding. The priority is for children of CWU students.
KCWU-FM Radio – Chris Hull: The funding request is for $230,345.00. Cameron Jessup shared a video he created about the 'Burg. It showed the many different facets of KCWU Radio and the students involved in the production of the radio programs. The students volunteer and learn the operation of the station before they are employed as student employees. The programming is student driven. Several students shared what it means to be involved in the 'Burg and the benefits of this experience. The items to cut from the proposed funding request would be travel.
Discussion on the Equity Services and Club Senate. There were several questions regarding the committees, Equity Services and Club Senate and whether these committees could be combined to ensure equity and growth. They are looking at different organization models for these committees. It is still being discussed. The S&A Committee will discuss at a later date.
Jack Baker had a request for supplemental funds from an outside legal organization. They are proposing to represent students involved in landlord tenant disputes, DUI, and other legal proceedings. They will be bringing a presentation to the committee.
Scott Robinson shared the possibility the Taiwanese Puppet Company will be delayed from their original scheduled performance dates.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.
Brent Weisel moved to adjourn, Caitlin Morrison seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.