SGA General Business Meeting Minutes – February 5, 2013

Call to Order: 12:12pm


President- James Hopkins (present)

Vice-President – Donovan Bradley (present)

Secretary/Treasurer – Madelyn Plummer (present)

Membership- Leslie Brown (present)

Parliamentarian- Michael Maffei (present)

Public Information Officer- North- Rasheed Hasan (present)

Public Information Officer- South- Tricia Douglas (present)

Academic Senators:

Tereysha Robles- Office Administration (present)

Tim Wilson- Liberal Arts & General Education (present)

Joetta Semesky- Liberal Arts & General Education (absent)

Connie Goodman- Business Technologies (present)

Club Senators:

AHR – Susie Hepler (present)

CKEC- (Cabarrus/Kannapolis Early College) – Kimberly Osterhout (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)

RC^3 Electronics- Justin McKnight (present)

RCCC Warrior Racing- Joe Gutierrez (present)

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

Rotaract- Stevie Carpenter (present)

Skills USA: Automotive- Walt Waggoner (present)

Student Nursing Association (SNA) – (present)

Welding- Steve Howe (present)

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W) – Jeanette Sweat (present)

Word Warrior- Julia Sweet (present)

Review of Minutes from the January 8, 2013 meeting.

These minutes were approved.

SGA President’s Report:

  • MLK Breakfast- On January 21, 2013, The Rowan Salisbury human relation council hosted the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at the J F Hurley YMCA in Salisbury, NC. The event was geared to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. The theme for the 2013 Dr. King celebration is community service. “Living the King’s Legacy: How can You be the “I” in Service.” Rowan­ Cabarrus Community College attendees were our very own: Dr. Carol Spalding, Quentin Woodward; SGA clubs were M.I.S.T.E.R., Rotaract and W.O.W; and also James Hopkins, Rasheed Hasan, Leslie Brown, Timothy Wilson, Natasha Lipscomb, Courtney Jones, and Dennis Rivers.
  • Board Meeting- SGA President, James Hopkins, attended the Board of Trustees meeting on January 28th. Chief, Jonathan Chamberlain, introduced new employee, Danny Carpenter, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance. Vice President, Rod Townley, introduced Carissa Hooks, Cosmetology Instructor. The Board announced its latest grant award. The college will receive $491,000 from the Golden LEAF Foundation to train individuals in advanced machining through the college’s Computer-Integrated Machining Technology program. The college ha a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fire and Emergency Services Training Facility that is scheduled to be dedicated on September 30, 2013. Local officials, county commissioners and firefighters from across the region were in attendance.
  • 50th Anniversary- The 50th Anniversary kickoff was January 28th. Approximately 880 people were in attendance. Everybody got a chance to participate in the activities. Although we had 500 T-Shirts, everyone had the opportunity to participate in the aerial photo in the shape of a “50″. This was just the kickoff; there will be more activities and celebrations to come. I would like to thank each of you for spreading the word to students, faculty and staff.
  • Relay for Life- The Relay 4 Life fundraiser dates are February 6th (North) and February 7th (South). There are still some gaps that need to be filled. See SGA Membership Officer, Leslie Brown here for North and see SGA Vice President, Donovan Bradley for South. We need to sell these Doughnuts until they are gone. Kisses for a Cure is going to be on February 14, 2013. Come out and donate 50 cents or more to Relay for Life.
  • Fundraising Form- Reminder: Clubs need to submit their fundraising request form. The form can be printed out from the club resources page. You may submit it to either, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Lipscomb, or Ms. Scott.

Unfinished Business:


New Business:

  • A motion was made by Susie Hepler, AHR Senator, making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to increase the student activity fee from $25.00 to $28.00 beginning fall 2013. The motion was properly seconded by SGA Public Information Officer, Rasheed Hasan and much discussion ensued. Questions regarding the current budget, the impact on activities and projects were asked and answered by SGA President and Advisors. The motion passed with a vote of 23 in favor, 2 against, and 2 abstained.
  • The Going Green committee met January 18th. They had a lot of great ideas. With doing some research, the idea that seems most durable is the recycle bins. There was a motion made. The motion stated: “I, Donovan Bradley, move that the SGA purchase two large bins and six medium bins to be equally disbursed among North and South campus without exceeding our $2500 budget.” The motion was properly seconded by Membership Officer, Leslie Brown. The motion was passed with 26 for, 1 against, and 0 abstained.


  • February 6th- Blood Drives (North and South) at 8:30am to 2pm.
  • February 16th- International Celebration (South) at 9:30am to 2:30pm.
  • February 18th- 22nd – The Race Experience.
  • March 5th- 9th- Alternative Spring Break
  • March 12th- Student Body Meeting at 12:10pm.

Club Reports:


Executive Officers met January 8, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm. Club meetings held January 15, 2013 and January 16, 2013 from 9am to 10am; and 7pm to 8pm. Club prepared for the up-coming local SKILLS USA event.


Our club is preparing for both our Pamper Me Day event as well as the International Celebration on February 16th. We will also be hosting two bake sales at the Salon Campus on February 13th and February 14th. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Cultural Connection

The club had a fun, productive and delicious meeting at Denny’s, Sunday the 13th. We made important decisions about our upcoming Valentine’s event (February 3rd). We also have a billboard being displayed in building 1000 south on campus. Our theme is “love conquers hate.” We are preparing love as an equal human right for any gender, race and color.

CK Early College Student Government Club

The Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College SGA has been working hard preparing a Valentine treat for our students and staff. We will have crush cans for sale with an attached tag that says “I have a crush on you!” We have been meeting every week.

Early Childhood

We met on January 15th, to go over our agenda for the spring. Ideas were given for a conference to go to in the spring. Club is getting ready for our book drive in March.

LPN Club



MISTER continues to meet every week; Tuesday from 12pm- 1pm on North Campus, and Wednesday from 12pm- 1pm on CBTC, and Thursday from 12pm- 1pm on South Campus. Every Monday, the MISTER Program Volunteers for Community in Schools at the Rowan Salisbury Schools; Rowan Helping Ministries, on Monday students from the MISTER club transport food items from Food Lion to Rowan Helping Ministries. MISTER helps at North Rowan Elementary School on Mondays at 1:30pm. MISTER club participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 21, 2013 at 7am for the Breakfast and then the MLK parade after. On February 21, 2013, Audra Esposito will facilitate a Resume writing workshop for South Campus at 12pm. Mr. Calvin Moore will be doing a financial planning workshop on February 20, 2013. On February 4, 2013 MISTER club will kick off the “Black History Month” Celebration. Each week MISTER will engage the students with trivia questions in the Student Center on past events of our Country and Black History. MISTER club will be hosting a College tour. All clubs will be able to attend the event and lunch will be at Concord Mills. Information will be forwarded soon.

Office Pro/CIAAP

We had our first meeting on January 12 on North. We will be working with Meals on Wheels Rowan County in March. 100 percent in 50th Kick Off.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

We attended the Welcome Back Breakfast on both North and South Campus to help increase membership. We had our January meeting on Thursday, January 10th. We had a total of 23 new attendees. Our Spring Tip Off will be held this Thursday February 7th from 1pm to 4pm at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh. Our next monthly meeting will be held next Thursday February 14th, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm in the Distance Learning Rooms. We will be attending the RCCC experience on South Campus on February 19th from 11am to 1pm.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

PTK had our first meeting last Friday. We are planning our events and getting ideas for projects to come. We are going to Regional’s this spring, March 22- 24 in Clemmons, NC. We have room for our members to go. We are very excited. We are Facebook club of the month for February. We will be working The Race Experience on February 22 at North Campus.


The radiography club is preparing for our spring activities including two blood drives and taking part in a radiography seminar in April. The entire class is engaged and we look forward to a great semester.

RC^3 Electronics

During the last RC3 meeting we voted on a new position to be added to our club. This position would be responsible for handling our events and getting people to help. We had visitors from an organization that we helped raise donations for last year, and they thanked us for our help and we started to work on how else we can help.



RCCC Warrior Racing

The Warrior Racing Club is in the process of building an electric drift car.


Rotaract is still doing Meals on Wheels and helping with the Rotary Breakfast. Rotaract is also going to be helping with the Race Experience and Wing Fling plus the ACC Basketball event. We also helped with Wii Wednesday this past week. Our next meeting will be February 12th.

Skills USA: Automotive

We had a meeting on January 24th. We talked about possible fundraising cards.

Student Nursing Association (SNA)



On January 31st the Welding Club had our meeting where we discussed the possibilities of taking a field trip to New Port News, VA, in May. At this point in the semester we have 17 members and are looking forward to having more joint help out on the five lottery events we have this semester.

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W.)

This has been an exciting semester for WOW so far. We have completed Facebook posts for December and articles for our online student 101 magazine in both December and January. We have expanded to the South Campus and are elated to have Tori Torres as our South Campus advisor. Meetings will now alternate between the two campuses, Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm. Our upcoming lottery events will include the Race Experience and a bulletin board for South Campus. WOW is also excited to be sponsoring our 2nd annual Woman Making History event which will be held March 25th from 11am to 1pm at NCRC campus. All clubs and students are invited to attend.

Word Warriors

During January, the Word Warriors have focused on spreading awareness of our club by passing out fliers, speaking in front of our classes, word of the month, and sharing our Facebook and Tumblr pages. We are excited to have people coming in as new members. We have also submitted four student articles for the soon to be released Student Life publication. We also are preparing for the next student articles to come. The club is excited to be involved in volunteering for the International Festival, and plan to make good headway in preparing our student publication with the help of our new members.

Please make a note of your club’s upcoming events on the 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: Susie Hepler

South: Justin McKnight

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

(Senators and General Members Only)


Adjourn: 1:04pm


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