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Senate Meeting Minutes: May 18, 2009

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • University Park

MEETING MINUTES

May 18, 2009

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:04pm

II.                Roll Call

A.    Altanese Phenelus

B.     Helena Ramirez

C.     Stephanie Jimenez

D.    Cristina Loreto

E.     Katrina Fumagali

F.      Taylor Prochnow

G.    Marcos Oyola

H.    Prerna Sood (tardy)

I.       Vignesh Doraiswamy

J.       Janice Rubio

K.    Daniel Ybanez (tardy)

L.     Maribel Chaluja (tardy)

M.   Alex Lastra

N.    Daniela Gonzalez

O.    Stephen Hernandez

P.      Christina Mellon (excused tardy)

Q.    Yuniel Molina (tardy)

R.     Haidar Hachem

S.      Adam Johnson

III.             Approval of Minutes (Passes)

A.    Motion to strike number 6 and approve agenda (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

A.    Meet and Greet on tomorrow 5/19 in GC 243 from 2-4pm

B.     Retreat on May 29-31

C.     Beginning to record meetings and starting to pass out microphones

Motion to move into New Business (Passes)

V.                New Business

A.    Approval of the Chief Justice: Juan Sebastian Gil

i.      Pro 16- Con 0- Abstain 1

B.     Chair Elections

1. Finance: Marcos Oyola

i. Pro 17- Con 0- Abstain 0

2. Student Advocacy

i. Altanese Phenelus 4 and Taylor Prochnow 12

3. Internal Affairs: Daniela Gonzalez

i. Pro 16- Con 0- Abstain 0

4. Rules, Legislation and Judiciary: Vignesh Doraiswamy

i. Pro 16- Con 1- Abstain 0

C.     Special Elections

1. Arts and Science

i. Daniel Gonzalez 7,  Gabriel Medina 11, Abstain 1

2. Public Health

i. Alex Alonso 17 and Kate Stuart 3

3. Graduate

i. Loren Fraute: Pro 15- Con 5- Abstain 0

ii. Alexis Fulks: Pro 16- Con 3- Abstain 0

VI.             Comptroller Report

A.    Working on Finance Code with Anthony

VII.          Executive Report

A.    Yields floor to Anthony

B.     The words of a student: SGA should be efficient, effective and transparent; doing the work of students and building parking garages

C.     Closed Majors

D.    Budget Cuts 15%—-35% of E&G Funds

E.     Met with John Miller

F.      New garage on July 23

VIII.       Adjournment at 6:04pm

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Senate Meeting Minutes: May 11, 2009

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Florida International University • Student Government Association • University Park

MEETING MINUTES

May 11, 2009

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:00pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Altanese Phenelus

b.      Helena Ramirez

c.       Stephanie Jimenez

d.      Edward Proenza

e.       Cristina Loreto

f.       Katrina Fumagali

g.      Taylor Prochnow (tardy)

h.      Marcos Oyola

i.        Prerna Sood (tardy)

j.        Angeline Gonzalez

k.      Erica Lovett (tardy)

l.        Vignesh Doraiswamy

m.    Janice Rubio (tardy)

n.      Daniel Ybanez

o.      Maribel Chaluja (tardy)

p.      Alex Lastra

q.      Daniela Gonzalez

r.        Stephen Hernandez

s.       Christina Mellon (excused tardy)

III.             Approval of Minutes (Passes)

a.       Motion to approve agenda (Passes)

IV.             Senate Speaker Report

a.       Meet and Greet on May 19

b.      After retreat, meeting with each Senator once a month in person or by phone

c.       Description of Committee Chairs & Vacant Senate Seats

V.                Comptroller Report

a.       Reviewing A & S Budget and Finance Code

VI.             Executive Report

a.       Check your emails

b.      Email goals before retreat

c.       Meet and Greet on May 19

d.      Cabinet started on work

e.       Start your End of the Year binders now

f.       Out of Office on May 20-24

1.      David Dial : PowerPoint- Imminent Health Crisis

VII.          New Business

a.       Committee Chair Descriptions

i.      Finance Committee

ii.      Operational Review Committee

1.      See what Executive & Legislative do with budget allocations

iii.      Student Advocacy Committee

1.      What students want

2.      Communication with smaller student groups as well as big ones

iv.      Internal Affairs Committee

1.      Checking up on Senators & Executive

2.      Having on website a time set for students to meet with Senators

3.      Email & office number on website for students to set-up appointments with Senators

v.      Rules, Regulations & Judiciary Committee

1.      Demerits to Senators

b.      Committee Chair Sign-Up

VIII.       Announcements

a.       Ben Badger starting a Relay for Life team (Ramirez)

b.      Rick Martinez : Editor in Chief of fiusm.com

IX.             Adjournment at 4:48pm

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Senate Meeting Minutes: May 4, 2009

Florida International University • Student Government Association • University Park

MEETING MINUTES

May 4, 2009

I.                   Welcome & Call to Order at 4:00pm

II.                Roll Call

a.       Altanese Phenelus

b.      Helena Ramirez

c.       Stephanie Jimenez

d.      Edward Proenza

e.       Cristina Loreto

f.       Katrina Fumagali

g.      Adam Johnson

h.      Taylor Prochnow

i.        Yuniel Molina (tardy)

j.        Marcos Oyola

k.      Prerna Sood

l.        Angeline Gonzalez

m.    Erica Lovett

n.      Haidar Hachem

o.      Vignesh Doraiswamy

p.      Janice Rubio

q.      Daniel Ybanez

r.        Maribel Chaluja

s.       Alex Lastra (tardy)

t.        Daniela Gonzalez

u.      Stephen Hernandez

v.      Christina Mellon

Motion to approve agenda (passes)

III.             Vice President Report

a.       Robert Rules of Order (also available at the Retreat)

b.      Second meeting on May 11

c.       Chair positions open

d.      Meet with your Deans monthly

e.       Surveys per semester

f.       May 18 Open elections for the four empty Senate seats

g.      Email your goals (University Wide goals, Personal goals, and Campus Specific goals)

IV.             Executive Report

a.       Welcome

b.      Communicate within yourselves

c.       Lots of money to spend

i.      July 15- $25,000 for Senate to allocate

d.      New University President designate Dr. Mark Rosenberg

i.      Starts July 1

e.       New Provost

f.       New Legislative calendar by the end of May

V.                Senators

a.       Introduction

VI.             New Business

a.       Approval of Executive Appointments [Cabinet, Comptroller: Christina Morales, Chief of Staff: Andrew Sanchez] (Passes Unanimously 22-0-0)

b.      Election of Speaker of the Senate

i.      Helena Ramirez (11) and Yuniel Molina (9)

c.       Election of Speaker Pro-Tempore

i.      Altanese Phenelus (8) and Daniela Gonzalez (11)

VII.          Announcements

a.       Retreat on May 29-31

b.      Powerpoint: Need Money? Need to travel? (Melissa Sabatier)

c.       $700,000 budget allocation (Rionda)

d.      June 1: Board of Trustee Budget Workshop (Rionda)

e.       Tuition increase of 8% (Rionda)

f.       Bright Futures does not cover tuition increase (Rionda)

g.      Maidique will work in Business School (Rionda)

h.      New Parking Garage across the Red Garage (Rionda)

i.        Powerpoint: Senate Orientation (Jean Roseme)

VIII.       Adjournment at 5:36pm

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