SGA General Business Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2012

Call to Order: 12: 10pm

Roll Call


President – James Hopkins (present)

Vice-President – Donovan Bradley (present)

Secretary /Treasurer – Madelyn Plummer (present)

Parliamentarian – Michael Maffei (absent)

Public Information Officer – North – Rasheed Hasan (present)

Public Information Officer- South- Tricia Douglas (present)

Membership- Leslie Brown (present)

Academic Senators:

Tim Wilson- Liberal Arts & General Education

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

Club Senators:

AHR – Susie Hepler (present)

CKEC- (Cabarrus /Kannapolis Early College) – Rachel Blythe (present)

Cosmetology – Promise Nevers (present)

Cultural Connection – Miriam Kerr (present)

Early Childhood – Tina Williams (present)

LPN Club – (absent)

M.I.S.T.E.R. – Daishaun Gwyn (present)

Office Pro/IAAP -Lydia Banther (present)

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) – Jeniffer Ritter (present)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Kerry Parr (present)

Radiography – Kelley Powell (present)

RCA3 Electronics – Justin McKnight (present)

RCCC Warrior Racing – Matt Toney (present)

RCEC – (Rowan County Early College) – (absent)

Rotaract – Stevie Carpenter (present)

Skills USA: Automotive-(absent)

Student Nursing Association (SNA) – (absent)

Welding – Steve Howe (present)

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W)-(absent)

Word Warrior- Serina Young (present)

Review of Minutes from the October 6th, 2012 meeting.

The minutes were approved.

SGA President Report:

Board of Trustees’ Strategic Conversation-December 3, 2012:

  • The conversation included RCCC key leaders, board members, and legislators. SGA President James Hopkins and SGA Membership Officer, Leslie Brown, attended.
  • A presentation was given to the legislators about how they might be able to help communicate the importance of community college funding during their legislative session.
  • The college is not supported by Full Time Equivalent during the summer. Making courses available year round is important to help student’s complete degrees. The college is looking for more than state support. Dr. Carol Spalding, President of RCCC, asked state legislatures to support our efforts as they return to Raleigh to make decisions.

RCCC Board of Trustees’ Meeting- December 3, 2012:

  • Introduced new employees: Dean of Public Service- Spencer Rummage, New Business Controller in Finance Office- Kizzy Lea, New Student Services Director of Testing- Roger Grimm, and Director of Enrollment and Recruitment- Dina Harkey.
  • The Academic and Student engagement committee asked the board to terminate the Manicurist Instructor Program due to the lack of enrollment, Cosmetology Instructors can also teach Manicuring. The board passed the motion.
  • The cost will increase for GED testing beginning January 2013. In July 2013, they can choose whether to test paper, pencil or computer version. The cost for paper/pencil will increase from $25 to $35.

Reflect On:

  • Blood Drive- 38 units were collected (North) and (South- cancelled)
  • Wounded Warrior Project-Student Body donated $250.
  • Branches of Hope- over 158 children were nominated and accpeted to received gifts this holiday season

Unfinished Business:


New Business:

Academic Senator Nominations:

There were three students nominated and voted in as Acedemic Senators for 2012-13.

  • Tereysha Robles- Office Administration
  • Joetta Semesky- Associate in Science
  • Connie Goodman- Business Technologies

Friends and Family Golf Tournament:

The 20th Annual RCCC Friends and Family Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 19th, 2013 at Corbin Hills Golf Club in Salisbury, N.C. The primary purpose of this tournament is to raise funds for student scholarships.

SGA Membership Officer, Leslie Brown, made a motion that stated: “I move that the student government association sponsor student players. Students would play free when they recruit 3 paying players. Sponsorship not to exceed $3000.00.” The motion was properly seconded by SGA PIO South, Tricia Douglas. The motion was voted on and was passed.

Club Highlights:



Office Pro

Office Pro supports the administrative and customer service staff. We are a sponsored Cabarrus Chapter of IAAP, they are a professional chapter. In the Spring Semester we will be volunteering at Mobile Meals of Rowan County. Our next meeting is 12/11/12 from 12:10-1:05 in the Student Center/SGA office on North Campus.


Rotaract is about giving back to the community and they are still planning their next project. The next meeting is December 6th, 2012 from 12pm- l pm in room 311 on North Campus.


  • December 8th, 2012- Holiday Hoopla at 10am- 2pm at NCRC
  • December 8th, 2012- Kannapolis Parade at 6pm
  • December 8th, 2012- Bobcats Game at 7:30pm
  • January 8th, 2013- Welcome Back Breakfast at 7:30am- 10am (South)
  • January 8th, 2013- Student Body Meeting at 12: 10pm
  • January 8th, 2013- Presidents Forum
  • January 9th, 2013- Welcome Back breakfast at 7:30am- 10am (North)

Club Reports:


November 6th, 2012- Executive meeting with officers. November 7th, 2012 and November 8th, 2012 we had club meetings. November 15th, 2012- Hosted the RSES Compressor Tear- down meeting. November 17th, 2012 we prepared for Thanksgiving, 12 members participated. November 19th, 2012- AHR annual Thanksgiving Dinner. All members and instructors participated. November 30th, 2012- Gifts for Branches of Hope.


Cosmetology Club built a float for the Concord and Kannapolis Christmas parades. We won 1st place for the Concord parade and hope to win the same in the Kannapolis parade.

Cultural Connection

We successfully conducted all of the events planned for our fall semester! We received donations from our students and instructors; and had a fun night wrapping shoeboxes and filling them with “goodies” to give to a needy child. We delivered over 35 boxes to Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Project! WE had two movie nights for our students and a delightful poetry night, where students had an opportunity to listen and share poems from around the world. We had GATE Pregnancy Resource Center’s director as a speaker in one of our meetings to inform us about their current needs and to start developing our community project for the following semester.

CK Early College Student Government Club

The Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College SGA just finished up our canned food drive. We collected 31 pounds of food per Early College Student. We won 1st place in the small school division. The next event on our calendar is working the Kannapolis Christmas Parade, as well as, hosting a spaghetti dinner for our students and staff. We want to wish everyone happy holidays and look forward to next semester!

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Club has gathered the can goods and NON- perishable items and will be distributed to 20 families of students in conjunction with the SGA’s Campus Service Project, Branches of Hope. Thanks for all the support of our Campus Service Project.

LPN Club



M.I.S.T.E.R. meets weekly (Tuesday, North Room 500, CBTC ITV Room, South Room 2205). Every Monday MISTER volunteers for the community in schools at the Rowan Salisbury Schools. We have held the MAN Talk workshop, and Financial Aid Awareness workshop. We participated in the Christmas Parade. November 30- December 1, we had our 2nd annual Push that we attended. December 7th, 2012- MISTER program luncheon (North). December 8th, 2012- Habitat for Humanity’s / Holiday Hoopla at the NCRC.

Office Pro/CIAAP

We have been busy. We collected 36 lbs. of food for Second Harvest. We went to the Festival of Trees, and served 100 students hot cocoa and candy canes with test tips.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

We had our National Fall Leadership Conference on November 16th and 17th at the Westin in Charlotte. We had members participate in the Concord Christmas parade on Nov. 17th. We are sponsoring a winter coat drive to benefit the community council of Rowan County. Boxes are located on all campuses. Our next and final meeting for the semester will be held this Friday, December 7th from 11-12 in the Distance Learning Rooms.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Our induction ceremony was a success! PTK Advisors and officers attended our first regional conference in SC on Nov.16-18th, we had a blast. We have completed two clean-up events, one at Catawba College and one at the Cabarrus Soil & Water Conservation Department, for our community project and our club’s Honors in Action Project. We will be working Exam Relaxation on Dec. 11 on North Campus, come by and see us!


The Rad Club completed all fall projects including our Christmas toy collection, bulletin board (north), and clean- up of the RCCC north man sign. It’s been a busy semester and we are all READY for break after finals.

RC^3 Electronics

The last meeting for RC^3 we prepared for events like the social where we will say goodbye to Mrs. Chance. We voted for a new Vice President. We are getting ready for next semester.



RCCC Warrior Racing

We have been working on the electric truck and are getting ready to hit it hard next year.


We had a holiday party on November 13th and packed the boxes for the Adopt-A-Solider. We raised enough to ship 15 boxes and raised $90 to help with shipping lost. Also, Meals on Wheels and helping with rotary breakfast is still going strong! Peace, Love, and Rotaract.

Skills USA Automotive


Student Nursing Association (SNA)

We met briefly and we had a really good bake sale that raised over four hundred dollars. We also had a food drive, which we had more than 400lbs of food. We don’t have any upcoming events. Our next SNA meeting will be December 10. We have been very successful this year.


On November 20th, 2012, the Welding Club had our thanksgiving Dinner in the student center where we were able to feed anyone that wished to attend. We had a total of 83 people share a meal with us. We went through 3 turkeys and 2 hams, 2 gallons of corn, 1 V2 gallons of beans and 4 pans of dressing. Our next meeting will be on January 23rd, 2012.

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W.)


Word Warriors

We’re getting ready for winter break. We’ve had a productive semester; we’ve hosted several open mics and volunteered to help with many school events. We’re trying to plan for a fun afternoon of pizza and movies after the semester are over. Here’s looking forward to Spring 2013!


Please make a note of your club’s upcoming events on the Fall Lottery Sheet. We would like for this year’s events to be fully staffed and run as smoothly as possible. If for some reason your club cannot fulfill its Lottery responsibility, please let Advisor Lipscomb, Advisor Baldwin, and/or James Hopkins know as soon as you can so that we can make other arrangements for the particular event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Advisor Baldwin.


Gas Card Drawing

  • North: Tim Wilson
  • South: Rachel Blythe

(CBTC and NCRC to be included in South Campus drawing if less than 5 members are in attendance.)

(Senators and General Members Only)


Adjourn: 12:47 pm



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