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Student Activity Fee Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2010

Present: Sharon Christ, Krupali Desai, Matthew Dunlap, new SGA president Kelsey Kman, Andy Landis, Kiran Mody, guest Renee Sefton, Husing Vang, and Jill Verdier

Not Present: Joe Royer

  1. Welcome
    1. New member - Jill Verdier
    2. Need to replace Gabrielle Santini
  2. New Business
    1. 2009-10 Budget balance on January 12, 2010: $106,462
    2. Shared thank you note from the students who attended the National
      Council of Teachers of English Convention, partially funded by SAF.

    3. Discussed student activity fee funding levels for upcoming Commonwealth Campus Student Government (CCSG) meeting on January 30, 2010.
      Currently: $54/$64/$74 w/Penn State York at the $54 level. Proposed by University Park: $64/$74/$79. Discussion centered on York not spending all of their funds, amounts of fees already paid by students, why is lower level a $10 increase with the upper level $5 increase? Outcome of discussion: Kelsey Kaman, STudent Government ASsociation president, will tell CCSG that York wants to remain at the $54 level.

  3. Proposals
    1. Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans - partial funding to cover $525/student costs. Requested: $250/student x 8 students=$2,000. Received: $2,000. Discussion: precedent set for partial funding of trips open to all students.

    2. THON - funding for two vans to take interested students/staff/faculty to THON weekend plus one hotel room for two nights for moralers. Requested: $512 for two vans, gas, one room/two nights. Received: $512. Discussion: good use of SAF funds.

    3. Heidi Deren/German class - trip to Washington, DC to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Freer Gallery. Requested: $500. Received: $500. Discussion: precedent set. Must open the trip to all students.

Next meeting: February 12, 2010 12:00 p.m., Room 107, M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center