Meeting Minutes September 30, 2008

SGA Meeting
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Union 301 – 9:15p.m.

Meeting called to order by Andrew Fox – 9:15p.m.
Prayer – Kathryn Feld 9:16p.m.

  • Campus Philly
    • Thanks to those who came out and participated
    • We appreciate the support
  • Induction Ceremony
    • Formal invite to Brother Gerry – Bless the pins and say a few words
    • Possibly invite more Christian Brothers
    • Stasia will contact Dr. Leauby
    • See Jess about creating a program for the ceremony
      • Look at previous years’ programs for event
      • Give about 2-2.5 weeks for Jess to get made
    • Formal Invitation to families:
      • Will mail to families of SGA members
    • Will meet with Carly and other freshman affiliates to further discuss duties
    • Make Agenda for planning ceremony and discuss with Dr. C at next E-Board Meeting on Tuesday
  • Pig Roast
    • Everything is finalized for Thursday, October 16 (4:30-8:30pm)
    • Decorations around Buffet in Dining Room (B&G)
    • Do It Yourself Station
  • Online Elections
    • Information Sessions will be held: Wed., Thurs., Fri. (October 8, 9, 10)
    • Free Period in the SGA Office, someone should always be in there
  • Office Hours are mandatory, continue to keep logging in
  • ASGA Overview
    • Town hall Meeting – would be chance for La Salle community to voice concerns, not necessarily complain about negative aspects of the university and surrounding community
      • Proposal to Dean of Students (with help from Trey)
      • Terranova/Pat Dougherty possibly on committee
      • Everything would be addressed
      • Other people from organizations would increase awareness of outside concerns
    • Contests – Marketing/Logo
      • Upcoming freshman elections
      • Try and contact entry level marketing classes
      • Incorporate some sort of extra credit assignment to best campaign the election
      • From that SGA would choose the best marketing approach
      • Offer some form of incentive of for the winner(s)
    • Slogan
      • Some sort of symbol representing SGA’s name out there
      • Associated with La Salle
      • (i.e. –Characteristics of an Explorer, Anchor – Anchoring your needs through service)
  • Committee Reports
    • Student Press Committee
      • Wants to change to Student Media Committee
      • Concerns with Staff Advisors vs. Faculty Advisors
    • Health Committee
      • Weight Watcher’s on campus
        • $135 up front –see if GoldCard could be used
      • Bed Bugs – across America
        • La Salle is taking Preventive approaches
        • Health Services ahs 600 doses of vaccines
      • October 25 – 5k Walk around West Campus
      • Blood Drive – November 15 and 16, 2008
      • Smoking is trying to be banned on campus
      • HPV shots available on campus
    • Admissions Committee
      • Committee is trying to put everything together in terms of agendas for the year and key topics to focus on for prospective freshman next year
    • Athletics (Promotions)
      • Hoops Madness Fundraiser for Men’s and Woman’s Basketball teams
      • Thursday, November 6/ Time is (TBD)
      • Types of Competitions :
        • Men’s Dunk Contest
        • Women’s 3-point Contest
        • Dance Contest
        • Half Court Shot
      • First 300 people there will receive free Explorer Entourage shirt and free admission
      • Music and Food will be served
      • SGA-RSA Basketball game is in the works
    • Funding Board
      • Trying to alternate money among other organizations
  • President’s Minute
    • Retreat every year – Build unity and discuss Basketball Marathon
    • Have about 12 freshman planning on running for Senate position
      • Most likely about 6 affiliates will remain throughout year

Rachel Leigh Cook was unable to visit La Salle’s campus to register voters