Call To Order – 12:11 p.m.
Elana Miles – President (Present)
Lisa Cooper – Vice‐President (Present)
Karen Isenhour – Membership Officer (Present )
Kimberly Reavis – Secretary/Treasurer (Present )
Johnathan Furnas – Parliamentarian (Not Present)
Jammie Wale‐ Public Information Officer – North Campus (Present)
Lyndsey McGonagle – Public Information Officer – South Campus (Present)
AHR Transformers – Jeffery Bell (Not Present)
Art Club – Lauren Parker (Present)
Early Childhood – Tina Williams (Present)
Living in Faith Everyday (L.I.F.E.) – Courtney Hannah (Not Present)
M.I.S.T.E.R. – Alex Wood (Present)
Office Pro/IAAP – Amie Dial (Present)
Phi Beta Lambda – Olivia Ackerman (Present)
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Virginia Yost (Present)
Practical Nursing – Kristin Everhart (Present)
Radiography – Sarah Ruiz (Present)
Raised Voices – Robyn Vaughn (Not Present)
RC^3 Electronics – Desmond Phillip (Present)
Rotaract – Patrick Baldwin (Present)
Science Club – Dawn Evans (Present)
Skills USA: Automotive – Tim Mann (Present)
Skills USA: Cosmetology – Jordan Furr (Not Present)
Student Nursing Association (SNA) – Reena Majithia (Present)
Tobacco Free Coalition – Tiffany Cogan (Present)
Warrior Racing – Billy Parrish (Present)
Welding – Michael McDonald (Present)
Academic Senator – Katrina Fesperman (Present)
Academic Senator – Taylor Smith (Not Present)
Approval of minutes held on February 2, 2010 – Stand as Approved
CBTC – first time in attendance via Distance Learning software. Elana Miles welcomed the students to the General Business Meeting.
Elana Miles – President –Board of Trustee Meeting ‐ Attended a tour of the new 400 Building on North Campus. The building itself is an energy efficient Leed Building with many extras. There will be a bicycle rack, special parking for hybrid cars, and a gym with showers. Programs that will be held in the 400 Building will be Continued Education, Law Enforcement, and Art. Another tour of the new facility is in the works and will be posted soon.
Central Division Meeting – The N4SGA Divisional Meeting that was to be held at North Campus on Saturday, February 13th was cancelled due to bad weather.
Habitat for Humanity – The Habitat for Humanity project that was originally scheduled to take place following the Central Division Meeting was rescheduled on Saturday, February 27th. Stanly College was also in attendance for the event. Both groups met at the Re‐Store location in Salisbury and worked on painting the interior walls. A local Salisbury Post reporter was invited to visit while the work was taking place and a subsequent article was printed in the March 1st paper.
Lisa Cooper – Vice‐President‐Executive Meeting – Krispy Kreme Fundraiser for Relay for Life is to be held on both North and South Campuses. Boxes of doughnuts will be sold for $5. At this time 148 boxes have been sold on North, the South sale will take place on Wednesday, March 4th. RCCC pledged to be a Silver Sponsor at $1500 – if we fall short of selling enough boxes we will discuss another way to meet our quota.
Student Leadership Meeting –Monday, March 1st there was a session held at North Campus for students who are interested in learning more about becoming an Officer or a Senator with the SGA next year. Another session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3rd on South Campus.
Diversity Day – Winners announced: 1st place – M.I.S.T.E.R. (both North and South ‐ $250)
2nd place – RC^3 (South ‐ $75)
2nd place – Cosmetology (North)
There was great participation from all clubs and the event was deemed a success!
Art Club – the Art Club announced that they are finished with their stained glass project. They will be hanging them March 16th. Their next meeting will be held on March 4th.
PTK – Erin Drr resigned as VP as of January. Mary Rouille was voted to take her place for this semester. They are now meeting in the Distance Learning rooms on North and South Campuses to encourage more members to attend meetings. These are held on the 1st Thursday of the month – Noon to 1:00 p.m. Mary Rouille and Advisor Karen Lynden will be attending the Regional Convention at Myrtle Beach on March 12‐14. Invitations to the club will go out soon. Spring induction will be held April 9th on South Campus. The RCCC PTK Club won the Pinnacle Award again for increasing our membership by at least 10% for the 2009 year. Papers were sent in for their 5‐Star Hallmark Award in January.
RC3 Electronics –Meeting was called to order at 2 pm on February 10, 2010. Advisors gave their reports/comments. SGA report was given by representative. Club elected new officers. Mr. Gullette as Secretary and Mr. Dial as Parliamentarian. Second order of business, club discussed and voted on Diversity Day project and selected volunteers for the booth. Third order of business‐ Spring Fling volunteer selection. Fourth order of business – discussed unfinished business: i.e. hockey game and club social. Club took a listing of future activities that we would like to participate in. Officers meeting followed club meeting. Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m. Next Club meeting will be on March 3, 2010.
Radiology Club ‐ will be sponsoring an Open House Thursday, March 4th at the North East Medical Center.
Science Club – Interest was generated for the Science Club with Rusty Harris’ Bonsai presentation on February 10th in the South Campus Student Center. Several students inquired about joining the Science Club. Attendees of the NCRC Core Lab Building tour in Kannapolis on February 11th were impressed with the level of technology available to perspective clients. Clients contract with the facility to perform analysis on their samples/products. Jennifer Montigue gave an inspiring presentation for BioCytics on February 15th at South Campus. She gave a power point presentation that showed some insight into possible careers in Biotechnology. The Science Club will be sponsoring a Community Service Project on Saturday, March 27th. Members and guests will be meeting at North Cabarrus Park located in Kannapolis (corner of Orphanage Rd and Oakwood Ave) at 10:00 a.m. to pick up refuse. This is a family friendly event – bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at noon. Next meeting is scheduled for March 22nd at Noon – meeting will be held in the North Campus SGA Office.
Campus Project – A motion was brought to the floor at the September, 2009 Executive Council meeting following a presentation from VP Tim Foley regarding campus improvements outside the student center on North Campus in relation to the space between building 500 and the new building 400. The motion failed in the September meeting due to lack of information about phasing of the project. SGA President Elana Miles, President Spalding, and Advisor Lipscomb met to discuss SGA’s involvement in the project. The motion was amended to read: The 2009‐2010 SGA will contribute $25,000.00 to the RCCC North Campus Amphitheatre Project. The motion was discussed in detail. Point of Information was made concerning the use of the amphitheater, followed by another question concerning the schedule of the project’s phases. A third question was brought concerning the amphitheater’s effect on the Early Childhood playground area. After much discussion, the motion passed with the stipulation that the money be used for the phase of the project that will be most readily accessible to students (i.e. patio area directly behind the 500 bldg., Sitting areas on trail toward the 400 bldg). There was a vote with 21 in favor, 0 not in favor, and 1 abstaining.
Officer/Senator Nominations – Advisor Lipscomb notified the group that the Parliamentarian resigned. With this position left open, the SGA Constitution current officers to transition based on knowledge and skill. It was voted upon at the February 18th Executive Meeting that the position be filled by current Secretary/Treasurer, Kim Reavis. Dawn Evans submitted application materials and was nominated for Secretary/Treasurer. There was a vote with 22 in favor, 0 not in favor and 0 abstaining for both nominations.
Focus Group Incentive –Advisor Baumgardner explained that Student Services is having a focus group test out Web Advisor. Student incentives were discussed. Lisa Cooper, SGA VP moved to support a Focus Group Incentive (20 Gift Cards at $10 each). The Motion was seconded by Tina Williams, Senator. After much discussion and an amended motion stating that the Gift Card type would be a Visa Gift Card with no fee attached, there was a vote with 22 in favor, 0 not in favor, and 0 abstaining. SGA Meeting Satisfaction Survey ‐ Attendees were asked to fill out a survey pertaining to how the SGA meetings were held, the meeting content, etc… These were taken up at the end of the meeting.
Bus Passes – SGA has purchased and is re‐selling discounted bus passes for Rowan County. Students interested may purchase these in the Cashier’s Office on North Campus. Cabarrus County student discount bus passes are available. The student would have to go to a CATS office to purchase one.
Student Feedback – Direct Deposit – The college is considering outsourcing the task of creating and dispersing Pell Grant Checks. Possibilities include Direct Deposit or Debit Cards. A Point of Information was raised concerning how a student would be able to get their money. A question was raised as to the timing of the delivery of funds – would they be delayed or available same day? A question was raised concerning a student’s issue with the Bookstore and their Pell Grant money. The student went on to explain that the delay in funds caused them to not have a book at the beginning of their class. Outsourcing was not voted on at this time. Feedback would be shared with the Senior Leadership Team of the college.
Priority Ballet – Advisor Lipscomb explained that a priority vote needed to take place concerning Long‐Term projects. She further explained that by doing this they would be able to go ahead on our behalf on projects that may not be able to take place in the short term. The choices available to vote on include: Student Center PA System (North), Furniture for North Student Center, Electronic Marquee (Both Campuses), Multi‐purpose Sports Court (South), Additional Vehicle, and Electronic Messaging Boards on both Campuses. There was also an option to write in another answer. These ballets were taken up at the end of the meeting. Outside ramp for upper/lower level of campus.
YMCA Kids Day – Saturday, March 27th the Kannapolis YMCA will be holding a Healthy Kids Day. The RCCC SGA will be there helping with the interactive Wii display. The event is meant to promote children living a more active lifestyle.
Relay For Life – will be held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds on April 30th. The Science Club, Phi Beta Lamda, and AHR Clubs will be in attendance and will also be taking place in the walk.
o N4CSGA Conference will be held March 5th through the 7th
o Spring Break will take place Monday March 8th through Friday March 12th
o The Campus Health Fair will be held on South Campus Tuesday March 16th and on North Campus Wednesday March 17th
o Kick Butts Day will be held on March 24th
o YMCA Kids Day will be held on Saturday March 27th at the Kannapolis location
o The Focus Groups for Web Advisor will take place on March 24th and March 26th
o There will be a Blood Drive on South Campus March 18th
o The Executive Meeting will take place in the Distance Learning Rooms March 18th from 12:10 to 1:05 p.m.
o The next General Business Meeting will be held April 6th, 2010
Gas Card –
North Campus winner – Reena Majithia
South Campus & CBTC winner – Mitch Bostion
Meeting Adjourned – 1:15 p.m.