Call To Order – 12:11 p.m.
Elana Miles – President (Present)
Lisa Cooper – Vice-President (Present)
Karen Isenhour – Membership Officer (Present )
Dawn Evans – Secretary/Treasurer (Present )
Kimberly Reavis – Parliamentarian (Present)
Jammie Wale- Public Information Officer – North Campus (Present)
Lyndsey McGonagle – Public Information Officer – South Campus (Not Present)
AHR Transformers – David Yarburough (Present)
Art Club – Terri Smith (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 – Betty Eckel (Present)
Phi Beta Lambda – Olivia Ackerman (Not Present)
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Virginia Yost (Not Present)
Practical Nursing – Kristin Everheart (Present)
Radiography – Sarah Ruiz (Present)
Raised Voices – Robyn Vaughn (Not Present)
RC^3 Electronics – Desmond Phillip (Not Present)
Rotaract – Patrick Baldwin (Present)
Science Club – Connie Goodman (Present)
Skills USA: Automotive – Melvin Rogers (Present)
Skills USA: Cosmetology – Jordan Furr (Not Present)
Student Nursing Association (SNA) – Bonnie Johnson (Present)
Tobacco Free Coalition – Tiffany Cogan (Present)
Warrior Racing – Billy Parrish (Not Present)
Welding – Michael McDonald (Not Present)
Academic Senator – Katrina Fesperman (Not Present)
Academic Senator – Taylor Smith (Not Present)
Approval of minutes held on April 6, 2010 – Stand as Approved
Elana Miles – President – Election Results – 2010‐2011 SGA Officers: President – Dawn Evans, Parliamentarian – Alex Wood. There are vacancies for Vice‐President, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Officer, and PIO for North and South Campus. Voting for these positions will take place in the during the Fall 2010 Semester. Those who are interested in a vacant position are encouraged to speak with Advisor Lipscomb or Advisor Baumgardner. Spring Fling – There was a tremendous student response for this event. Activities included Create your own Sand Art, Make your own Street Signs, RC NASCAR Racing, Surfing Simulation, Cindy’s DJ service (Karaoke), Gary’s BBQ, and Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream. Leadership Banquet – 2009-2010 Award winners: Silver Leadership Award – Tina Williams, Gold Leadership Award – Ami Dial, Community Service Award – Mary Rouille, Advisors Award – Jammie Wale, Eddie L. Myers Leadership Award – Randy Jones, Sr. Advisor Natasha Lipscomb and Advisor Emily Baumgardner were recognized by President Elana Miles. Relay For Life‐ RCCC held a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser to earn money for this event. The Science Club, AHR Club, and PBL Club were in attendance and participated in the walk held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds on April 30th. RCCC Self Assessment – SGA Officers were asked to fill out their Self Assessments and turn them in to Advisor Lipscomb or Advisor Baumgardner. Scholarships will not be handed out until this assessment, vests, and keys are turned in.
Art Club – The Art Club returned their Community Project and took down the Stained Glass Art on North Campus.
Early Childhood Club – The Early Childhood Club had its final meeting of the 2009-2010 year on April 20, 2010. The Club elected Tina Williams as President for the 2010-2011 school year. The 21st annual Trike-A-Thon was held on Friday, April 23rd 2010, with participation from the Salisbury Fire Department. Most of the members from the club were in attendance and participated in assisting the children from the RCCC Childcare Center with their trike riding.
Rotaract – Spring 2010 Scholarship winners: Chris Sokol, Brittany Winters, and Patrick Baldwin. The Rotaract Club reported starting Rotaract and Interact Clubs in Romania. These clubs will help with the ongoing work with the orphanages overseas. Rotaract Club also participated in the Habitat For Humanity project in Cabarrus County last month. Rotaract Club wishes everyone a great summer.
Office Pro – Nothing to report.
Science Club- The Science Club participated in the April Habitat For Humanity event held in Cabarrus County on April 17th. During the Earth Day event on April 22nd, the Science Club passed out an assortment of flower seeds to promote creating habitat for butterflies. The Science Club also participated in the Relay For Life event on April 30th in Rowan County.
Student Activity Hour – After attending a meeting with Dr. Rod Townley, President Elana Miles is happy to announce that 96% of the classes in the Fall Semester will honor the Student Activity Hour. Dr. Rod Townley explained that he will continue to assist the SGA in reference to our Events by encouraging the Deans and Instructors to allow student participation.
Stipend for Officers and Club Senators – Further discussion of Officer Stipends led to a motion by Secretary/Treasurer Dawn Evans stating that Officer Scholarships be increased as follows: President $8.00 and Officers $7.50 per hour effective beginning the 2010-2011 academic year. The motion was seconded by Alex Wood. A vote was taken with 14 in favor, 0 against, and 0 abstained. The motion was approved.
Club Advisors Stipend- Information concerning a Club Advisors Stipend was presented by President Elana Miles. She explained that the Stipend would benefit the clubs by offering incentive to the Advisor for increased participation. She further explained that Advisors have conveyed that would prefer to be awarded a Class Release versus receiving monetary compensation. President Miles explained that the Stipends would be awarded to Advisors after certain criteria were met. It was discussed that there would be three levels of commitment, with level three being the highest – this level of commitment would lead to the Class Release option. President Miles explained that in order for the SGA to offer the Class Release a vote would need to be made to make a budget allotment of $30,000 [cost for a class release per semester per Advisor]. After much discussion, the following motion was made by Senator Tina Williams: we table the discussion of the Club Advisors Stipend until the first General Business Meeting of the 2010-2011 Academic year. The motion was seconded by Patrick Baldwin. A vote was taken with 14 in favor, 0 against, and 0 abstained. The motion was approved.
Club Charter Review – President Miles presented information concerning Club participation during the 2009-2010 Academic year. She explained that more than two consecutive meetings missed would result in Club Charter revocation. After much discussion, a motion was made by Secretary/Treasurer Dawn Evans that a probationary period of one year be enacted for the clubs who have missed more than two consecutive meetings. The motion was seconded by Tina Williams. A vote was taken with 11 in favor, 0 against, and 0 abstained. The motion was approved.
Grants Development Q & A – Mark Ebersole and Daphne Lewis held a Q&A session with students in order to gain information concerning spending funds for a Title 3 grant. Ms. Lewis explained that she is researching different areas within the RCCC infrastructure that may need improvements. Students were asked to offer their personal insight into different aspects of the College. Mr. Ebersole explained that the information gained during this session would be taken back to a committee and evaluated. Ms. Lewis and Mr. Ebersole expressed their thanks to the students for their valuable feedback.
Natasha Lipscomb – Asked that those clubs who are now under a probationary period please let your club members know. The deadline for Club Charters for the 2010‐2011 Academic year is October 15th. If your club is on probation and this deadline is missed, your Club Charter will be automatically revoked. Advisor Lipscomb and Advisor Baumgardner will be contacting Advisors with their Club’s current status.
• Go Vote! Today is Election Primaries
• Exam Relaxation Day – South Campus – May 5 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & North Campus – May 6, 10:00 a.m.‐1:00 p.m.
• Friends and Family Golf Tournament – May 14 8:00 a.m. at Corbin Hills Golf Course
Gas Card –
North Campus Winner – Sarah Ruiz
South Campus & CBTC Winner – Terri Smith
Meeting Adjourned – 1:09 p.m.