AGS COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I.    Call to order

II.    Approve agenda (2 min)

- Motion to approve by Sierra, seconded

 

III.    Approve minutes from previous meeting (5 min)
           - Motion to approve, seconded.


IV.   Resolution 12-36 for Council Appointment (5 min)

- Motion to approve by Victor, seconded (19-for, 0-against, 0-abstain)

- Kristin Garcia appointed to Council.

 

V.    Bylaw Revisions: Resolution 12-27 and 12-28 (5 + 15 min)
    - Erik’s bylaws revisions will add additional stipulation for instance enforce secret ballot etc. Hence Chris feels his bylaw revision adds the most baseline information required and relies on Roberts rules for rest.


    - Erik feels his resolution simply clarifies and does not enforce. Instead of all the options from Robert’s rule, it uses the best practice.

    - Justin motions to change from conversation to stack.

    - Alex motions to extend by 5 mins, (8-for, 5-against)

    - Members of Council still unclear why we have 2 documents- Chris resolution 12-27 is a bylaw revision while Eriks resolution 12-28 is a resolution that adds further stipulation.

- Alex motions to extend by 5 mins (3- for, 12-against).

- Justin motion to call the question, seconded (18+3-for, 0+0-against, 1+2-abstain)

- Motion to postpone, resolution 12-28. Motion by Justin, seconded (19-for, 0-against, 0-abstain)

- Hanoz motion to move this resolution to a sub-committee, which he accepted to chair. (10-for, 3 against, 6 abstain)


VI.    Executive Reports/ Q and A  (10 min)
    - Greg gets a Zot for volunteering at the last minute to go to the Student Center Meeting.
    - Stacey Murren misrepresented AGS. It should be made clear that AGS does not support the idea of renovation/construction of a new door.
    - CV is now free parking for residents, however no free visitor parking.
    - What is our effort on lobbying? Discussed long term plans. In district visit on May 18 th at 2 pm meeting at flagpoles.
    - Motion to extend by 5 mins by Erik, seconded (13- favor, 2-against, 3 abstain)

    - If the tax initiative doesn’t pass UC system will experience additional 250 million budget cut.    

 

Break for 5 mins.


VII. Resolution 12-35 To Recognize 2012 AGS Annual Award Recipients (5 mins)

- The award winners are

Chris Dunckle - DEBBIE DAVIS GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Toru Oda - SVETLANA BERSHADSKY GRADUATE STUDENT COMMUNITY AWARD

Ann Hironaka - KATHY ALBERTI FACULTY AND STAFF AWARD

Rodrigo Lazo - FACULTY MENTORING AWAR

 

- Motion to approve, seconded. (18-for,0-against, 0-abstain)


VIII.    Break out session : VP External + VP Finance (25 min)

    - The council wrote letters to future council members about their experience, do’s and dont’s.

- Following new ideas were proposed:

1. AGS should have Newsletters, reaching out to campus clubs and organizations, increase communication, and socialize

2. AGS wide calendar and doodle setups

3. Address issues, set goals and milestone

4. Subcommittees should have new meeting times every quarter to accomodate peoples schedule.

5. We might have too many committees. We need a more unifying social media, perhaps a Wiki.


IX.  Ratification of Bill 12-30 to Fund Chinese Culture Night (2 min)

       - No objections to the bill.

Bill 12-34 Transit Week Funding Request

- Passed with amount amended to $600