Call to Order: 12:08


President – Kimberly Greene (present)

Vice-President – Jennifer Glover (absent)

Secretary/Treasurer – Shareen Rustin (present)

Parliamentarian – Stephen Beaver (present)

Public Information Officer/North Campus – James Hopkins (present)

Academic Senators:

Shawn Elliott (absent)

Michael Maffei (present)

Club Senators:

AHR – Travis Mitchell (present)

Cultural Connection – Bonnie Roop (present)

Early Childhood – Tina Williams (present)

LPN Club – (absent)

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

Office Pro/IAAP – Lisa Dixon (present)

Phi Beta Lambda – Jeniffer Suhocky (present)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – (absent)

Radiography – Mr. Kelley Powell (present)

Raised Voices – Julia Sweet (present)

RC^3 Electronics – Keith Williams (present)

RCCC Warrior Racing – (absent)

RCEC (Rowan County Early College) – Justin Rattz (present)

CKEC (Cabarrus/Kannapolis Early College) – Chris Campbell (present)

Rotaract – Tricia Douglas (present)

Science Club – (absent)

Cosmetology – Jake Clark (present)

Skills USA: Automotive – (absent)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.) – Heidi Vaughters (present)

Student Nursing Association (SNA) – Nicole White (present)

Welding – Steve Howe (present)

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W) – Crystal Web (present)

Word Warrior – Serina Young (present)

*Thank you for attending as voting members. Each of you will receive a $10 voucher for a cash stipend at the end of the meeting. You may redeem your voucher in the Cashier’s Office on North or South Campus by Friday.

Review of Minutes from the March 13, 2012 Meeting:

These minutes were approved.

SGA Officer Report:

Board of Trustees:

  • Proposed tuition increase to $69.00 per credit hour will be known for sure by July 1, 2012.
  • SGA President Kimberly Greene has created a new trend with graduation stoles at RCCC. The Board of Trustees has granted students who are members of more than one honor society permission to combine their stoles to make one to wear for graduation. Way to go Kimberly!
  • Associate in Nursing Degree fee changes to include testing and kit.
  • Math course fee changes.
  • Practical Nursing Degree fee changes.

N4CSGA Conference

  • RCCC SGA Officers had a wonderful experience at the Spring Conference. North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) has 58 colleges within the system. Forty-six of the 58 colleges represented with a total of 309 delegates in attendance.
  • James Hopkins (PIO North Campus) shared his experience in leadership workshops while at the conference.
  • Shareen Rustin (Sec/Treasurer) informed the senate that RCCC placed 3rd in the spirit dance competition. RCCC also participated in the scrapbook competition.
  • Michael Maffei (Senator) shared the experience while visiting NC State Legislators office in Raleigh. RCCC SGA Officers had the chance to speak directly to NC Senator Peter Brunstetter about personal stories students are facing with tuition increase. RCCC Officers were privileged to walk on the “Red Carpet Floor” of the office where visitors do not typically tour.
  • RCCC Advisor, Natasha Lipscomb, was honored at N4CSGA Conference with the Karen Yerby Award for her outstanding role in leadership. Congratulations Natasha! We are so delighted to have you as an advisor.

Local Women Making History

  • The meeting was a success. Guest speakers: Gayle Deal with CMC, Brandy Cook, District Attorney of Rowan County and Granite Quarry Mayor Mary Ponds. All gave powerful messages to the 65 women that came out to be inspired.

RCCC Advisor, Emily Baumgardner, was recognized by The National Honor Society of Leadership and Success with a letter to Dr. Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College about her leadership role. Congratulations Emily! We are honored to have you as an advisor.

Club Highlights:


Eleven awards were given at the Myrtle Beach ceremony. Karen Lyndon of RCCC chapter will be traveling to Tennessee.

Office Pro/IAAP

Conference was held in Carey, NC on February 24, 2012. The conference went well and provided a lot of insight. Office Pro will be collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste for Rowan Helping Ministries – the dates TBA.

Raised Voices

In the month of March Raised Voices has been planning with CVAN- battered women’s center for – upcoming community services. Leadership positions are available- please see advisor.

Unfinished Business:


New Business:

Student Life Vehicle- due to club participation with community events, a motion was made by Ashley Harris to use leftover travel money to purchase another Student Life Vehicle. Motion was seconded by Michael Maffei. Motion passed. After June 30, 2012 a decision will be made whether or not this purchase will take place.

Student Center Behavior- There has been concerns from Directors about student behavior in the Student Center. A motion was made by Shareen Rustin to host an event to inform students of code of conduct. After discussion motion was rescinded. A motion was brought forth by Michael Maffei to have electronic survey and paper signs posted about campuses as well as speaking to instructors to highly recommend students take survey. Motion was seconded by Keith Williams. Motion passed.


Blood Drive- North Campus

April 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

(S.M.E. -5 reps)


Blood Drive- South Campus

April 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

(RC^3 – 5 reps)


Spring Fling – South Campus

April 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Welding -4 reps)

(Word Warriors – 5 reps)


Relay 4 Life

April 27, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(Early Childhood – reps)

(SNA – 3 reps)

(Cosmetology -3 reps)


JDRF Walk – Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium

April 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

(Practical Nursing Association – 4 reps)


Student Leadership Banquet – North Campus

April 30, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

(Early Childhood – 3 reps)

(PTK – 3 reps)


Officer Campaigns-

Begins 2 weeks before Spring Fling (April 9th-April 21st)

All signs must be down by April 23rd at 12:00 p.m.

***Please remember to be respectful of one another.


Officer Elections

Will take place during Spring Fling (South)

Please vote to receive FREE giveaway!


Summer Senate Day

July 24 (8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Nominations for leadership Awards (deadline is April 13, 2012)


Graduation- Cabarrus Arena & Event Center

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Students that are walking need to be present no later than 9 a.m.


Club Reports:


For the campus project the AHR Chillers club cleaned the air conditioning coils to get it ready for the upcoming warm weather. State competition is coming up on April 13th in Greensboro where the winners from our regional competition will go to compete. The club has been running the slushy machine to earn money to send our students to state, and hopefully national, competition.


We are in the process of planning for an upcoming event in May. We are going to a three day hair show in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will feature big names in the hair industry.

Cultural Connection

We are selling t-shirts to raise money for the Japanese earthquake victims. The money is being donated to the Red Cross and Crash Japan. The t-shirts cost $15.

CK Early College Student Government Club

CKECHS recently worked with the Health Fair on South Campus. In April, we will be holding a pet supply drive for Kreitzer’s Critter Corral, a puppy rescue in Concord. We continue to hold weekly meetings as we prepare for our end of the year Luau.

Early Childhood

We met on March 20th and discussed our upcoming lottery events and got a few volunteers to sign up for Relay 4 Life as well as the Leadership Banquet. Our next meeting will be held on April 17th in rm# 629 on North Campus.

LPN Club

(absent-no report)


We are planning to take two college tour trips. We are going to ECU (MISTER members only) and to NC A & T (open to all clubs). We are waiting on approval for snack bar. We are also planning to take an educational trip to Atlanta on April 13th.

Office Pro/CIAAP

In February we attended the IAAP Conference in Greensboro. There was a lot of information regarding resumes and job searches. In attendance were: Ms. Askew, Ms. Smith, Terri Stanley, Lydia Banter, Lisa Dixon and Carrie Workman. Our March meeting was rescheduled to the April meeting to elect our officers.

Phi Beta Lambda

We are selling bears in the student center to benefit the March of Dimes. We have our Spring Conference coming up April 12, 13, and 14 in Charlotte. We had a meeting on Wednesday March 28th to prepare for our upcoming conference. We completed our bulletin board and display case in the Student Center.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

(absent-no report)


The senior class had a successful trip and Radiography conference. 2013 class elections were held with the following results: Kelley Powell- President, Nikki La Rocha- Vice President, and Debbie Preston- Secretary. Initial planning for T-shirt drive will take place in the next 4 weeks.

Raised Voices

During the month of March, Raised Voices has been busy preparing for upcoming events for the next semester. We are currently planning for a donation drive and speaking event with CVAN, a local shelter for abused and battered women. We are also currently seeking students to fill all of our official club positions, which will be vacated after our current officers graduate.

RC^3 Electronics

We are planning a club football game with MISTER. We will be participating with the Blood Drive at South Campus on Wednesday, April 11th. The club is still having ongoing discussions concerning the planned club trip to Greensboro.

RCCC Warrior Racing

(absent-no report)


Last month we began the fundraiser “Pasta for Pennies”. This fundraiser will last until April 11th. So far, we have collected $755. All proceeds go to a cancer charity. We will be holding our 4th annual talent show April 13th. We had so much fun at the Health Fair. We learned a significant amount and brought back a lot of information to our school.


Rotaract had some great public speakers last month. We had a great turn out at our meeting with Rotary President Jay White who spoke on Business Ethics and the importance of serving others above self. We also had Gem Theater owner and Cabarrus County Commissioner runner Steve Morris speak to us on STOP POLIO NOW! It was a very moving program where club members had great questions. As a club, we decided to donate $200 dollars to the cause, where every 60 cents vaccinates an individual in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Asian countries … and more. This month we plan on doing a recruiting meeting to establish new members for next year. We encourage any of our acting clubs to join us, along with any other students who are energized by serving others.

Science Club

All officer positions for the club will be open in fall 2012. We are looking for interested students to “take the reins.” The Science Club’s plans to host another Star Party at the NCRC Campus are still “up in the air!” Jack Howard spoke on “Modern Astronomy and the Star of Bethlehem” in January, and we were looking forward to having him again before semester’s end.

Skills USA: Automotive

No report

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

We will be hosting the American Red Cross Blood Drive on April 4th. We did not have our March meeting due to Spring Break. We will meet Tuesday, April 10th to elect officers for next year. We are also collecting can tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Please bring all tabs to room #233.

Student Nursing Association (SNA)

Over the past month, the Student Nurses Association has picked a date for the Senior Luncheon for the graduating class of 2012. We are also looking forward to the Relay for Life event through the SGA and the Salisbury Night Out that will be happening in the month of April. April also holds our annual zoo trip for the first year students where money will be raised to help pay for the senior lunch. This will be a busy month!


In March, we voted on an approved design for the welding technologies t-shirt. Steve Howe was the winning designer and one week later we placed a very large order for the shirts. The Welding Club is sponsoring 2 students to attend the Skills USA welding competition. The main body of the club is gearing up to compete in the AWS welding competition at the end of April.

Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W.)

Attended Local Women Making History Presented by Dr. Spalding. Guest speakers were: Brandy Cook, Mary Ponds, and Gail Deal. This event was celebrated by women who spoke on empowerment and inspiration. There were drawings for gift baskets at the end along with wonderful fellowship (meet and greet). The event was very empowering. W.O.W is continuing to grow and prosper.

Word Warriors

Word Warriors held an open mic for the Lit Fest on Wednesday, March 28th. We also hosted a poetry slam at Dilworth Coffee House on Thursday, March 29th. Word Warriors continues to hold their regular meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Please make a note of your club’s upcoming events on the Spring 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 Kimberly Greene 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 – Jericho Jackson

South – Julia Sweet

(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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