Treasury Minutes 2.16.16

Student Union Treasury

Meeting Minutes

Date: February 16, 2016

I. Call to order

Speaker of the Treasury called to order the Treasury session at 9.30pm today at Simon 109.

II. Roll call

No. Name Committee Seat P/A/E Comments
1 Peter Kiesel   Spring P  
2 Bill Feng SGAC Chair Fall P  
3 Chris Wilson   Fall P  
4 Danyao Xu   Fall P  
5 Jackie Oestreicher   Fall P  
6 Iliana Ragnone   Fall P  
7 Omar Elganzouri   Spring P  
8 Travis Parr   Fall P  
9 Keaton Schifer BC Chair Fall P  
10 Alex Rothbard   Spring P Missed first hour
11 Max Thompson   Fall P  
12 Michael Field   Spring P  
13 Vikram Biswas Speaker Spring P  
14 Carolina Feijó   Spring P  
15 Rosie Rust   Spring P  
16 Sydney Robinson   Fall P  
17 Minki Kim   Fall P  
18 Jonah Klein-Barton   Fall P  

III. Appeals

Student Group: Kids on Campus

Title of Event: Kids on Campus Live     

Amount Requested: $1,570.00

Amount Approved: $1,070.00

No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1 $1,570.00 Main Motion
2 $1,070.00 Amendment 16 0 0 16
3  $1,070.00  Main Motion 16 0 0 16
4            
5            

 

Comments:
 

 

 

Student Group: Overflow

Title of Event: Veritas 2016: Trying: Where Does It End?  

Amount Requested: $1,345.00

Amount Approved: $410.00

No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1 $660.00 Main Motion
2 $410.00 Amendment 16 0 1 17
3 $410.00 Main Motion 12 4 1 17
4            
5            

 

Comments:
 

 

 

 

Student Group: Mosaic Whispers

Title of Event: Splash of Color                

Amount Requested: $5803.56

Amount Approved: $3648.56

 

No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1 $5803.56 Main Motion
2 $3898.56 Main Motion
3 $2613.76 Amendment 3 14 0 17
4 $3648.56 Amendment 17 0 0 17
5 $3648.56 Main Motion 13 4 0 17

 

Comments:
 

 

 

 

Student Group: Mosaic Whispers

Title of Event: Spring Break Tour: San Diego, CA                  

Amount Requested: $4798.20

Amount Approved: $4798.20

No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1  $4798.20  Main Motion 16 1 0 17
2            
3            
4            
5            

 

Comments:
 

 

 

Student Group: Thyrsus – Theatrical Exploration Group

Title of Event: The Skin of Our Teeth   

Amount Requested: $3968.62

Amount Approved: $3968.62

No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1  $3968.62  Main Motion 17 0 0 17
2            
3            
4            
5            

 

Comments:
 

 

 

IV. Updates

Executive:
Advocacy Task force changes to statutes

Its On Us video is going out this week

Pre-O Counselor apps are coming out

 

Senate:
Two constitutional amendments:

(1) Make Senate elections the same as Treasury; at least one rep from each School

(2) Add “Advocacy” as a line item for SU meetings

Statute Changes: Change from issues based to process based; adding caucuses; sitting on faculty and administrative committees; pairing senators with BATs; and centralizing advocacy decisions

 

 

Judicial:
 

 

Speaker and Committee Chair:
AC meeting tomorrow

Budgets are rolling in

 

Advisor:
 

V. Open Forum

Comments: By:
 

Only object to vote if you have a critical point to add, not just if you don’t agree.

Don’t hesitate to state an unpopular opinion

Vikram Biswas
 

Great job everyone – especially Sydney; good work respecting Representatives who vote against voting; and be wary of asking groups about their personal finances.

 

Michael Field
 

Timeline for items funded for Veritas event not important; asking if a trip would go on without funding is fine.

 

 

Keaton Schifer

 

Voting after no comments is poor form; we shouldn’t congratulate groups on having clear budgets; we shouldn’t discount precedents; and stating unpopular opinions is discouraged by motioning to vote so quickly.

 

Alex Rothbard
 

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with congratulation a group on a good job; having groups in the room is a great way for groups to hear why we cut budgets, so we should make that clear in discussion.

 

Sydney Robinson
 

 

Speak to students and student groups about the general budget.

 

 

Vikram Biswas

 

 

 

  1. Adjournment

Speaker of the Treasury adjourned the meeting at    12:31   .

 

Minutes Submitted by: Max Thompson

Minutes Approved by: Vikram Biswas