Senate Minutes

Senate Minutes

ASNNU Senate: September 19th, 2018

Call to Order: 7:32pm

Opening Prayer: Senator Fender

Approval of the Agenda:

Motion to approve: Senator Largent
Second: Senator Mack

Vote: 8 of 8 approved.

Approval of last session’s minutes:

Motion to approve: Senator Mack

Second: Senator Wikoff

Vote: 8 of 8 approved.

Gallery Business: Grant Miller told a moon joke: “Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, but no atmosphere.” He also reminded those who are RAs and on Class Council, that leadership training seminars have been scheduled. RAs and Executive SGA are required, but all student leaders are invited. This will be a series given by Tim Milburne.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Report: The Alpha Epsilon Delta club is a pre-health club for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They help with exam prep and practice interview questions, as well as doing some fun activities together. They reported they have little need for funds.

Brick House Report: Joshua D’Orazio reported for the Brick House. The second Campfire Hangout is taking place tomorrow night, all are invited.

SGA Officer Reports:

Social VP MacDonald: Fall Party is next Friday, the 28th, with a ‘Fall at the Farm’ barnyard theme.

President D’Orazio: Class Council presidents meeting today, all SGA meeting next week at 6:45pm in the Instructional Lab.

Business Manager Rick: Presented this week’s subfund report, not much of which has changed. Working on reimbursements this week. Reminder about using the card: be sure to write on receipts your name, the date, the subfund name, and what the expense is for.

Club Coordinator Nobbs: Club fair this past weekend went well. This week she is consolidating things and catching up with clubs this week. Presidents’ breakfast next saturday, hopefully with attendance by President Pearsall and his wife.

Community Relations Coordinator Dringenberg: Happy Teriyaki and Stella’s are now officially on the Kettle Card. Blood Drive was this week and went well.

Campus Ministries Coordinator Fast: Timeout is tonight, with our chapel speakers sharing and opening up for a time of question and answers, and Katie Largent is leading worship.

Athletic Liaison Mahowald: Nighthawk stamp cards are in and will be handed out at the next volleyball game.. 3 soccer games this week, and next volleyball game is next week.

Intramural Overlord  Johnson: Intramurals began on Saturday and things are going well.

Publicity Director Kohagen: Met with his team this week to start planning for Fresheree and TWIRP.

Oasis Editor James: First meeting with Yearbook Team was this week, working on taking photos of class councils.

Executive Secretary Rimer: Ordered university name badges for the Executive SGA team this week, helping Exec. VP Akkerman with Freshman Class elections. The coffee station up in Student Life is restocked and available for students to use.

Executive VP Akkerman:  Getting everything ready for Freshman Class Elections this Friday, getting in contact with more senators about more bills to be written. Next week is our first week with our new Freshman Senators, which is exciting.


Committee Reports:

Judicial Committee: Nothing to report.

Ways and Means Committee: Nothing to report.

Campus Life Committee: Senator Nance yielded her time to Senator Nobbs. There are a handful of clubs that are not very active or currently have no leadership. Normally these would be nullified, but Nicole is suggesting we move them into a suspension. This would leave their constitution in the books, and would create opportunity for the club to be easily picked back up in the future. They would keep the same constitution, but Senate would take a vote in order for the club to reclaim their funds. She is unsure if this would require a policy to be put in place, in which case she would pass the issue off to the Campus Life Committee, or if she can make this executive decision in her position.

Old Business: SB 18-09-01 International Justice Mission Club Class A Status

Reading: Senator Stuhr.

Senator Stuhr yielded the floor to Jake Booker: Jake Booker gave a brief report of current happenings within the club, talking about an upcoming ‘Freedom Fast’ event, which would incorporate prayer and fellowship.

Senator Stuhr: The IJM subfund currently has funds from the IJM to begin a campus chapter. This would eliminate the need to provide the club with any money from the General Fund, should they be approved to reopen the campus chapter. Chief Justice MacDonald has approved the constitution. Then Senator Stuhr motioned to amend the bill.

Motion to amend the bill: Senator Stuhr.

To enter a whereas after the 4th whereas, “Whereas: The Chief Justice approves the constitution.”

To amend the current 5th whereas by taking out “and with that $500.”

To amend the therefore let it be resolved to read, “Therefore let is be resolved: That the international Justice Mission club be given club class A status and that they are assigned to the International Justice Mission subfund.”

Second: Senator Rogers.

The floor opened for discussion on the amendment. No discussion over the amendment.

Motion to end discussion: Senator Largent.

Second: Senator Stuhr.

Vote to amend the bill:: 8 of 8 approved.

The floor opened to general discussion of the bill.

Grant Miller: Questioned why IJM would like to be a class A club as opposed to a class M club. Class M clubs are those with a stated ministerial focus and not required to perform a service project. These classifications both receive funds the same way.

Senator Stuhr yielded the floor to Jake Booker, who stated he is in favor of Class M status.

Motion to amend the bill: Senator Rogers.  

To read club class M status everywhere it says club class M status.

Second: Senator Wikoff.

The floor opened to general discussion on amending the bill. There was no discussion.

Motion to end discussion: Senator Stuhr.

Second: Senator Mack.

Vote to amend the bill: 8 of 8 approved.

The floor opened again to general discussion. After a question from Senator Stuhr, Club Coordinator Nobbs clarified that should the bill be passed, the club would be allowed to assume the funds of the IJM subfund right away.

Motion to end discussion: Senator Stuhr.

Second: Senator Rogers.

Vote to end discussion of the bill: 8 of 8 approved.

Vote on SB 18-09-01 International Justice Mission Club Class M Status: 8 of 8 approval. The bill was passed.

New Business: No new business.

Motion to adjourn: Senator Stuhr.

Second: Senator Nance.

Vote: 7 of 7 approved.

Adjournment: 8:01pm.

Grant Miller