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Services and Activities

Minutes - May 7, 2008

Services and Activities Fee Committee

May 7, 2008

Meeting called to order: Brent Weisel called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and attendance was taken.

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

Approval of the minutes from April 30, 2008: Scott Robinson moved to approve the minutes as presented. Anna Boyer seconded. Motion carried. (All in favor)

Public Comment: None

Supplemental Requests for Funding:

Human Rights Awareness Tour – Stephanie Oberlander presented the request for funds ($25,800) for a five-day Human Rights Awareness Tour for early November 2008. The funding request includes the tour package ($12,000): Fair Trade Coffee Night, No Sweat Fashion show, Awareness Festival, speaker series, film series and art exhibit. Additional programming expenses ($13,800): John Dau speaker presentation, Human Rights Maze and advertising and publicity costs. Several questions were asked regarding utilization of the maze at the other centers and the usefulness of the maze after this week. Stephanie has approached other organizations for their commitment to this project and they are committed, although at this point, their budgets and projects are set for the coming year. This proposal will be brought before the S&A Committee next week for consideration of the funding request.

Program Update:

Westside Career Counseling Position – Jackie Johnson updated the Committee on the Westside Career Counseling Position. The new position is paid half by S&A funds and half by Highline Community College on a cooperative education program. The goal is to target the needs of CWU Westside students. It was suggested that funding for the Westside career counseling position should be the same as on the main campus and the S&A funds could go for programs like job fairs. Jackie is currently looking at other funding options for this position, but wanted the S&A Committee to know what a valuable service is being provided to the students on the Westside campuses.

Supplemental Requests to be voted on: ASCWU Office of Legislative Affairs: Mike Bogatay is requesting funding for a new laptop computer ($1,164) for the ASCWU Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) Legislative Liaison.
MOTION: Sarah Ruiz made a motion to approve the purchase of a new laptop computer for the total of $1,164 for the ASCWU Office of Legislative Affairs. Julia Cain seconded. Motion carried. (7 in favor, 2 abstentions)

Bridges Project: The request for supplemental funding is $35,568 to continue the Bridges Project. MOTION: Julia Cain made a motion to approve funding of $35,568 to continue the Bridges Project for next year. Jeremy McCann seconded. Motion carried. (7 in favor, 1 nay and 1 abstention)

Schedule of Next Meeting:

The next meeting is Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.

For the good of the order:

May 21 will be a celebratory dinner for the members of the S&A committee and to discuss information/ideas to send forward to the next S&A committee.

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.


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