Treasury Minutes 04.12.16

Student Union Treasury

Meeting Minutes

Date: 4/12

I. Call to order

Speaker of the Treasury called to order the Treasury session at 9.30pm today at Simon 122.

II. Roll call

No. Name Committee Seat P/A/E Comments
1 Alex Rothbard   Spring E  
2 Ankie Goyal   Spring P  
3 Anna Gao   Spring P  
4 Bill Feng Speaker Fall P  
5 Brandon See   Spring P  
6 Chris Wilson   Fall P  
7 Danyao Xu   Fall P  
8 Eric Lu   Spring E  
9 Eva Fine   Spring P  
10 Iliana Ragnone BC Chair Fall P  
11 Jackie Oestreicher   Fall P  
12 Jonah Klein-Barton   Fall P  
13 Katie Wood   Spring P  
14 Keaton Schifer   Fall P  
15 Max Thompson   Fall P  
16 Michael Field   Spring P  
17 Minki Kim   Fall P  
18 Omar Elganzouri   Spring P  
19 Rosie Rust   Spring P  
20 Sydney Robinson AC Chair Fall P  
21 Travis Parr   Fall P  


III. Appeals


Student Group: Mosaic Whispers

Title of Event: ICCA Finals

Amount Requested: $11,273.92

Amount Approved: $11,273.92


No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1 $10553.92 Main Motion  
2 $11,273.92 Amendment 12 6 0 18
3 $11,273.92 Main Motion 14 4 0 18


Debate over food: food can be covered with fundraising vs. food is necessary and is only an insignificant portion of the appeal




Student Group: Women’s Rugby

Title of Event: Coaching Contract             

Amount Requested: $1,500           

Amount Approved: $1,500


No. Dollar Amount Main Motion/ Amendment Yes No Abstentions Total
1 $1,500 Main Motion 18 0 0 18


First appeal in Treasury regarding Coaching contract. Very clean cut.



  1. Updates


Application for debate programming is due Thursday at midnight.







Speaker and Committee Chair:
Speaker – Trending Topics Cap proposal: $62,500 cap for speakers — preemptively choose to reject groups that above this cap

Speaker attempts to withdraw proposal. This could not be done since proposal is already on floor.

Amendment: cap at $125,000  Yes: 15 No: 3

Main Motion: cap at $125,000 Yes: 15 No: 3


AC Chair – Deregistration

Table – Yes: 16 No: 1

*Next plan of action: send an all-school email to find anyone else who knows about the group

Speaker – Trending Topics will be on April 23rd, 2016 at Simon 112, 11:00 AM




  1. Open Forum


Comments: By:
We should let the groups know beforehand, not after they submitted their application for Trending Topics. Jonah Klein-Barton

Should let the Treasury representatives know about the Trending Topics procedure.

Max Thompson
Shouldn’t look at the percentage, look at the opportunity cost. Rosie Rust


Problems about “arbitrary amount”. Sydney Robinson

~$700 per person is a lot of money, be critical about it.

Keaton Schifer

We’ve given Mosaic Whispers large amounts this semester. They didn’t put any effort in fundraising and wanted $11,000. Groups shouldn’t be entitled.

Jackie Oestreicher

Look at the money objectively.

Travis Parr
School seemed invested in it. Time constraint was a big factor, too. Max Thompson
KaPow asked for fundraisers/other sources of funding. It was a nice gesture that led to funding. Jackie Oestreicher


  1. Adjournment

Speaker of the Treasury adjourned the meeting at 11:54 PM.


Minutes Submitted by: Minki Kim

Minutes Approved by: Bill Feng