AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

 

AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I.         Call to order Quorum met with 19 at 5:17
II.        Circulate attendance sheet
III.       Approve agenda (2 min.) 
Motion Josh seconded
IV.       Approve minutes from previous meeting and July 21st (5 min.)
Motion to approve both Joel 2nd passes w/ correction to July 21st on legislature control of UC System.
V.        Executive Reports
a.       President (10min)
a.       Review of Grad Orientation
b.      Make it mandatory next year
c.       Pictures on Grad Division Website
d.      Grad Welcome Party
                                                                                                   i.      800+ wristbands given out plus a few not drinking
                                                                                                 ii.      Ran out of food in first hour 
                                                                                                iii.      Went through all wine and beer
                                                                                               iv.      Some medical students were refused, but eventually gained entrance
e.       Shooting event in Verano
                                                                                                   i.      Common emotions for grad students, what are methods of handling it differently
                                                                                                 ii.      Improved mental health services for grad students in response
f.        Sunday Brunches
                                                                                                   i.      1st Sunday of the month, grad mailer, will be in Pippin’s Tolken room
g.       Legal Services and clinic for grad students
                                                                                                   i.      Undergrads counselors currently overbooked
                                                                                                 ii.      Expand to Grad Students?
                                                                                                iii.      Legal Resource (additional few dollars, get a few hours of legal clinic)
h.       Lunch Sat with Pres Yudof
i.         Training Orientation
                                                                                                   i.      Post the Oct 13th meeting at Laguna Hotel
j.        GSHIP
                                                                                                   i.      Some problems with specialist transfer deadline
k.      Walkout
                                                                                                   i.      ~500 here, 5,000 at Berkeley
                                                                                                 ii.      Fee increases totaling 32% in January and sometime in the spring
                                                                                                iii.      Restore $8 million in cuts
                                                                                               iv.      Taxing student governments through furloughs, give to University
l.         Reserves
                                                                                                   i.      How do we prevent University from taking reserves?
                                                                                                 ii.      Going to check with EVC to see if university is going to go after reserves
 
b.      Internal   (10min)
a.       Present award from May to Josh Gellars
b.      Graduate Orientation
                                                                                                   i.      Went really well
                                                                                                 ii.      Carrie put a lot of work into it
                                                                                                iii.      Panel of executives that was really great plug for AGS
c.       AGS pays fees for grad student groups on campus
d.      Office hours 9:30-11:30 Tues and Thursdays
e.       Use A frame to announce council meetings
f.        Has been motion on dependent coverage but GSHIP board has not been involved
g.       Chris Marcum, GSHIP chair will be at the next meeting
c.       Admin    (10min)
a.       Plans for year include
                                                                                                   i.      Fall - get website and bi-meeting newsletter established
                                                                                                 ii.      Winter- Constitutional Committee to revise Bylaws
                                                                                                iii.      Spring - Open for new projects
d.      Finance   (10min)   
a.       Pub bucks (first night was $90)
                                                                                                   i.      Need to be paid for either through publicity or Special Projects
b.      PAB
c.       Self-sustainability
                                                                                                   i.      From financial aid Patsy, doesn’t seem like university can reach our money
                                                                                                 ii.      How can we use our reserves to help make more money and become self-sustained?
1.      Business and Finance Committee
2.      Oct 8th, 5 pm, Aliso Beach B
                                                                                                iii.      Oct 13th at Hotel Laguna 5:30-9:30
1.      Pickup at 5:30 at flagpole
2.      Good food and training
3.      Get to know people on AGS
4.      Regular Council meeting followed by training
                                                                                               iv.      SFAC
1.      Answers the question: Where do student fees go?
                                                                                                 v.      CPI – Consumer Pricing Index
1.      Possible inflation in the market
2.      Brings concern regarding our reserves
e.       External (10min)
a.       Not in attendance, no report 
 
VI.              Resolution 09-69 Remove Non-Attending Members (5min)
                  Motion to approve by Josh 21-0-1 passes
VII.            Resolution 09-70 09-69 ‘09/’10 Budget (20min)
1.      A few new line items
2.      Pie charts showing income and expenses.
3.      Only change from working was $1500 for training event and reduction in expected income to balance budget
4.      Modify wording of resolution to make it more
      Denise motions to approve 18-0-1
VIII.         Resolution 09-71 ‘09/’10 Social Committee Events Calendar (15min) (6:15)
1.      Repeat events at pub
2.      Increase Family Events
1.      Picnic, Game/Movie Nights
3.      Friendly amend account numbers to match budget
Motion to approve 20-0-0
IX.              Resolution 09-72 Pub Advisory Board Funding (10 min)
1.      PAB AGS sub-committee to oversee relations to the pub
2.      PAB Charter indicates that there should be a line item in AGS budget for PAB
3.      Three areas of spending Advertising, Promotions, and Improvements
 Motion to extend 5 min Adam approved
Call to question 5-7-3, chair decides to not call for proxy votes
X.                 Resolution 09-73 Appoint COD (10 min) (6:48)
1.      Motion to a approve 12-0-2
XI.              Resolutions 09-74 and 09-75 Appoint Judiciary Committee Members (10min)
Motion to approve Josh 14-0-0 and 14-0-0
XII.            New business (5min)
Motion to Adjourn Danny 2nded unanimous 7:00pm

Time Allotted: 127 min