SGA Executive Meeting Minutes – August 8, 2012

Call to Order: 12:23 p.m.

Roll Call


President- James Hopkins (present)

Six Officer Positions Open (See SGA Constitution and Advisors for more information)

Academic Senators:

Four Positions Open (See SGA Constitution and Advisors for more information)

Club Senators:

AHR- Susan Hepler (present)

Cultural Connection-(absent)

Early Childhood- Joyce Simpson (present)

LPN Club- (absent)

M.I.S.T.E.R.- Jericho Jackson (present)

Office Pro/IAAP- Lydia Banther (present)

Phi Beta Lambda- Jeniffer Suhocky (present)

Phi Theta Kappa- Kerry Parr (present)

Radiography- Kelley Powell (present)

Raised Voices- (absent)

RC^3 Electronics- Amanda Richards (present)

RCCC Warrior Racing- (absent)

RCEC (Rowan County Early College)-Sarah Messer (present)

CKEC Cabarrus/Kannapolis Early College)-(absent)

Rotaract- Michelle Blalock (present)

Science Club- (absent)

Cosmetology- (absent)

Skills USA: Automotive- (absent)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.)-(absent)

Student Nursing Association (S.N.A)-Robert Ledford (present)

Welding- Steve Howe (present)

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W.)-Jeannette Sweat (present)

Word Warrior- Andrew Pappas (present)

President’s Report:

Student Leadership Development Program (NCCCS-SLDP)

Out Of 900,000 students, only 28 students were chosen to attend the Student Leadership Development Program and I was honored to be chosen as one of those 28 students. Michael Maffei, past Academic Senator was also selected. The retreat was held at William Peace University in Raleigh June 3- 8th, 2012. It was an awesome experience! I enjoyed networking with other students as well as learning a lot about leadership. The program requires all participants to do Campus/Community Workshops. Successful program participants graduate in March, 2013.

Annual Goals

One of the goals for 2012-13 is to encourage more student involvement in campus activities as well as in the community. Please get involved in Service Learning (ask your instructors).

Summer Senate Day

Summer Senate Day was a huge success. We discussed the duties and roles of the club senator. Also, the senators got a chance to have a look at the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 academic year and at the Club Travel Grant Tier system.

Encourage Participation- Welcome Back Bash

I strongly encourage every club to participate in the Welcome Back Bash- August 15 & 16. This is a club sponsored event, and we need clubs to commit.

Unfinished Business:

There is no unfinished business.

New Business:

First Review of the 2012-2013 Student Life Budget.

During the meeting, the proposed 2012-2013 Student Life Budget was presented to the Senators. A motion was brought forth by Michael Maffei of RC^3 Electronics to accept the proposed budget, and was seconded by Jericho Jackson of M.I.S.T.E.R. There were 13 for, 0 against, and 1 abstained. The second reading of the budget will be conducted on September 4, 2012, and the final vote will be conducted on October 2, 2012.

Club Travel Grant Revision (Tiered System).

The Tiered Funding Structure proposal was made at the meeting with a projected budget impact of $69,000. A motion was brought forth by Jennifer Wagner of PBL to “amend the tier proposal so that each club’s governing body and advisor have discretion for how the tier funds are spent for state and national travel.” The motion was seconded by Susan Hepler of AHR. The vote was 14 for, 0 against, 0 abstain. Motion passed.


  • Welcome Back Bash- North Campus August 15th, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Phi Theta Kappa-3 members)
  •  Welcome Back Bash-South Campus August 16th, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(Word Warriors- 3 members)
  • Campus Resource Fair/Welcome Breakfast- North Campus August 21st, 2012 @ 7:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (M.I.S.T.E.R. – 5 members)
  • Campus Resource Fair/Welcome Breakfast- South Campus August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (RC^3- 5 members)
  • Welcome Breakfast- CBTC August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:30 a.m. (Phi Theta Kappa- 2 members)
  • Student Body Meeting (Distance Ed. Rooms) September 4, 2012 – 12:10-1:05pm
  • SGA Officers Executive Meeting September 28, 2012 – 2:30-4:00pm @ 2:00 South Campus-Student Center


Adjourn: 12:40pm


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