AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, February 02, 2010

 Unapproved

I.              Call to order

II.           Circulate attendance sheet

III.         Approve agenda (2 min)

Motion to move Bill 10-06 before executive reports, Bill, no objections

Motion to approve, no objections

IV.        Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 min)

Motion to approve Bill, 2nded no objections

 

V.           Executive Reports

a.       President (absent)

1.      All add drops will be done electronically

2.      ASUCI will be holding a concert

3.      ASUCI hosting Comic Russel Petters Feb 24th

4.      UCI 1 of 4 campuses not going to system-wide GSHIP '10/'11

a.       Will join the following year on Chancellors orders

5.      Met with VC Parham on student health center

a.       Let the President know if you have any problems with student health

6.      Only 2 of 3 representatives for grad students on library task force  

b.      VP Internal (10 min)

1.      Homecoming committee

a.       Graduate Student Seat on committee

b.      Social Events

                                                                                                               i.      Valentines Party

2.      Card to thank parking and trans. for change in grad. parking

3.      Housing Cat Policy

a.       People with allergies can’t move in to apartment with past cat history

b.      Council member offered compromise designating some apartment complexes cat

c.       Feb 8th there will be a decision made, housing committee

4.      Housing Guarantee

a.       Moving into Verano/PV from ACC housing is an issue because of a contract dates

                                                                                                               i.      Let council know

                                                                                                             ii.      Council members report experiences

1.      Had to “harass” and be persistent

5.      Internal Committee

a.       Charter at next meeting

b.      Blog for students

c.       VP Admin (5 min)

1.      Transition to new email system in place

d.      VP Finance (10 min)  

1.      Spending is in line with line item budgeting set forth

2.      PAB report (Jordan)

a.       Gather information for contract review

b.      Officially discussing the how the pub is run at next meeting with Tim and Scott

c.       Grad beer Belhaven Thistle Beer last month and this month an ESB

d.      Pub is doing really well, making twice what they thought in business plan

e.       Dollar off graduate student beer if we advertise it for them?

e.       VP External (10 min)

1.      Lobby Conference  EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Feb 26th to March 1st

a.       Train on how to lobby

b.      Meet legislators and representatives

c.       Lobby day is March 1st

d.      We have the money and lots of undergrads go

e.       Any and All grads invited with limited funding

2.      Systemwide-GSHIP

a.       Not participating next year

b.      Present in meetings at UCSA but no voting rights

3.      UCSA Board meetings this weekend

a.       Several resolutions, let Payel know your opinions

b.      In June, congress to decide primary issue

                                                                                                   i.      Graduate Student tax exemption (state and federal)

1.      Feasible given current stance on education

                                                                                                 ii.      If you have an idea let Payel know

VI.        Committee Reports (20 min)

  1. Social Committee
    1. Poker night

                                                               i.      Very successful

                                                             ii.      40 person waitliseted

    1. Pub Tailgate

                                                               i.      Fun and successful

    1. Upcoming event V-day on Feb 13th and Dance Party on March 5th

                                                               i.      Singles hour instead of Speed Dating

1.      To include diverse group

  1. Arc Board
    1. 10th anniversary
    2. Clinic for H1N1 vaccines
    3. Towels are back?
    4. Pool will be closed at some point for construction
    5. Gear up will be expanding and is taking suggestions
  2. Executive Review Committee
    1. Scheduling will come in the next week or so
  3. Bicycle Advisory Committee
    1. Ring road bicycling prohibited 8-5 now instead of 7-7
    2. Next meeting March 17th
    3. All bike parking is still on ring road, issue with no biking policy
  4. Student Center Board
    1. Class ’03 donated a female anteater statue
    2. Send Monica an e-mail if you have any comments on the committee

VII.      Resolution 10-04 Thanks for Graduate Parking (10 min)

Motion to approve Chris, 2nded 20-0-0

VIII.   Resolution 10-05 Committee Appointments (10 min)

Motion to approve Chris, 2nded 20-0-0

IX.    Bill 10-06 Funding Request: Flex Your Muscles for Haiti event (10 min)

Motion to approve, 2nded 18-0-1

X.        New Business (10 min)

Bill 10-07 Funding Request: Dance Party

Motion to move to Web Resolution since no legislation present , 2nded, no objections 

Motion to adjourn (6:25), 2nded no objections