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Student Activity Fee Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2006

Present: Sharon Christ, Katie May, Keisha Jones-McLaurin, John McLucas, Leanne Miller, Bhargav Modi, John Royer, Arif Wadood

  1. Appeals
    1. 10/13/06 mtg - Penn State York Model United Nations Organization: Requested funding for 2 conferences to apply what they learn in the classroom to "true to life" situations. Would attend conferences and then hold a conference at PSY for high school students. Included hotels, travel, and registration in request.
      Requested: $3500.
      Received: $1500 ($150/student up to 10 students).
      Rationale: other funds can be raised through a variety of means; cannot include registration fees in SAF funding. Appealed and received an additional $2500 for a total of $3500 for $150/participant. Decision based on the fact they are going to twice as many conferences as in the past with a similar outcome. Will seek money from Academic Affairs, Development and fund raising.
    2. 10/13/06 mtg - Anthony Rosato: Requested funds for plasma screen TV and installation in the Game room. Renovation of the Game Room has been paid by the SAF ($4850), SGA ($1575) and the Business Office (Paint and ceiling tiles).
      Requested: $2500.
      Received: $2000 (8 voted for; 2 abstained).
      Rationale: SGA can pay for the installation after a discussion as to where it should be placed. The committee did not agree that the Game Room was the best place. It is noisy and other activities would interfere with watching TV. Also, students could be intimidated enough not to enter the Game Room given the cliques that have formed. SGA needs to check into how to secure it and whether or not it can double as a message system as the current TV does. Asked again that the TV to be in the Game Room, cited reasons why it should. SAF committee requested that the decision be taken to the students - in the Game Room, at SGA meetings, in the Lion's Den. Majority will rule.
  2. New proposals:
    1. Greg Books and Baseball Team - requested funding for indoor practice gear for winter months.
      Requested: $3000.
      Received: $1400.
      Will fund raise for the pitching machine at $1600. SAF gave $5000 in start-up funds 2 years ago in addition to significant campus funds. Team needs to fund raise for some of their needs.
    2. Monica Grigera - requested funding for bus passes for students who don't have cars to commute to campus - whether on a daily basis or for emergency purposes.
      Requested: $600.
      Received: $600.
      Will purchase 11-ride passes for $8.50 and 31-day unlimited passes for $30 and ask students to pay 1/2 price; will sell in the bookstore.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    • December 1
    • January 19
    • February 2
    • March 2
    • April 6

Next meeting: Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Student Community Room/Ruhl Student Community Center.
Proposals are due in the Student Affairs Office by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the meeting dates.