Call to Order: 12:10 pm
President – Leslie Brown (present)
Vice-President – Tim Wilson (present)
Secretary/Treasurer – Reagan Brown (present)
Parliamentarian – Anthony Rossi (present)
Membership – Tricia Douglas (present)
Public Information Officer (North) – McKenzie Eury (present)
Public Information Officer (South) – Justin McKnight (present)
Susan Boucher (absent)
Tereysha Robles (absent)
2 Academic Senator Positions (open)
Automotive/Skills USA – David Smith
AHR – Susie Hepler
Cosmetology – Trinity Carr
Cultural Connection – Christelle Kamgaing
Dental Assisting – Angela Garlin
L.I.F.T. – Peggy Hudson
M.I.S.T.E.R. – Nyrobi Mason (Sub.)
Phi Beta Lambda – Jeniffer Ritter
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Kimberly Clark
Radiography – Marwa Zabadneh
RC^3 Electronics – Amanda Richards
RCEC – (Rowan County Early College) –Sara Messer
Rotaract – Lisa Butts
Social Science – Kelsey Hose
Student Nursing Association (SNA) – Angela Broadway
Welding – Frank Trimmer
Women Obtaining Wisdom (W.O.W) – Lashona Geter
CKEC (Cabarrus/Kannapolis Early College) – Alec Mullis
Early Childhood – Lori Ann King
LPN – Amanda Milam
RCCC Warrior Racing – Austin Pierre
SGA President thanked everyone for attending as voting members and asked that club reports be submitted at the end of the meeting. Each senator received a $10 voucher for a cash stipend to be redeemed in the Navigation Station on North or South Campus by Friday of the same week.
Approval of Minutes – January 2014
Minutes approved after corrections.
SGA President’s Report:
RCCC Board Meeting
-No Board of Trustee’s meeting held in January
Vision 20/20 College Committee
-Message from the chair: The North Campus has the benefit of 105 acres, much of which is undeveloped. While the campus is currently being upgraded through renovation and reconstruction projects for improved indoor spaces and enhanced accessibility, there are opportunities to expand the College’s responsible use of environmental resources to support instruction and create opportunities for outdoor learning and community use of the campus.
-The physical space at the back of the existing Student Center has a natural slope and adequate land for the development of an outdoor amphitheater and campus walking path that would result in an attractive and useful amenity for both College and community users. The space will be used as an area for outdoor learning, lectures, seminars, live performances, etc. Additionally, selected seating, walking trails, and outdoor learning activities related to science and environmental education make this an exciting option for faculty, staff and students, further demonstrating the College’s commitment to sustainability and preservation of our own natural resources.
-History: On March 2, 2010, the Rowan-Cabarrus CC Student Senate voted to contribute the funds to the RCCC Foundation in support of the Outdoor Learning Center Project. In 2013, the SGA contributed $25,000 toward phase one of this project. We are pleased to see the project move into the design and construction phase.
Alternative Spring Break
-The alternative spring break committee met on Friday, January 31st. Several project options were discussed. The student committee chair & Advisor Meidl spoke about those options. Any recommendations were to come during new business.
-Relay-for-Life – We will be participating in Relay for Life in Cabarrus County this year. A vote was taken and the sign-up sheet for volunteers was finalized. The project details will be handled by committee chairs.
-Change Cancer Club Challenge – The guidelines need to be proposed in writing to SGA Advisors. Clubs should not begin until all club advisors are notified. We will revisit after the Krispy Kreme fundraiser.
-Veterans Green Zone Program – Scott Killoran, student on the committee was not in attendance.
-Probation – The membership officer will send emails to club senators who have missed two consecutive meetings. As outlined in the SGA Constitution, two consecutive absences may result in revocation of the club charter. Any clubs meeting probationary status will be voted on in the next meeting
-Campus Clean-up Summer – The student senate voted to extend the Campus Clean-Up initiative through the summer months. This will be added to the lottery events for Spring/Summer 2014. An email will be sent to club advisors offering these events. The first clubs to respond will be paid to do the campus clean-ups over the summer.
AHR Chillers had three lottery events: one on January 14, 2014 which was the Welcome Back Breakfast at CBTC, one on January 17, 2014, which was Campus Clean-up at CBCT, and one on January 5, 2014 which was a Bulletin Board at CBTC. AHR Chillers had two club meetings on January 21, 2014, and January 22, 2014.
Discussed upcoming events and when our next meeting will be.
COS is in the process of planning for the Bake Sale in the Spring. We will be naming our new club vice president, secretary/treasurer, and PR by the end of this week. On Feb. 8th, 2014 we will be participating in a “pamper-me” day at a church in Salisbury. We are looking forward to a great semester. C3-C3 has elected their new promotions plus publicity and secretary of treasurer. On Feb. 15, 2014 they plan to help in the International Celebration, and on Feb. 28, 2014 they plan to advertise at CHCC.
Dental Assisting had a meeting on Jan. 23, 2014. They had a pancake on Feb. 8th, 2014 from 7:30-10:00 in Salisbury. They are planning to put up a Bulletin Board on next Tuesday.
L.I.F.T. had their first meeting of the semester on both campuses the last Tuesday and Thursday of January. Tuesday January 28th L.I.F.T. hosted a meet and greet in the student center on North Campus. Thursday January 30th L.I.F.T. had their first official meeting on South Campus led by Dallas Simms. On February 14th we will host a love yourself event. We will give out flowers with Scriptures attached. We also completed a ground beautification project in conjunction with M.I.S.T.E.R. on January 23 at Koontz Elementary.
M.I.S.T.E.R. participated in a several events such as: Together Thursday at Koontz Elementary School, Campus Clean-Up on North Campus, Volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, ate with a buddy at Koontz Elementary (weekly starting), and Black History Month Kick-Off on February 5th at North Campus from 12:00-1:00, and on South Campus February 6th from 12:00-1:00.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Lambda held their first meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21st from 12-1:00 in Room 233 on North Campus. They have been working with CCCC of the Time Warner Drive. They helped one with the concessions and raising money for State Conference in April. They set up tables at the Welcome Back Breakfast on both North and South campuses to gain new members. They also have their Spring Tip-Off this Thursday, Feb. 6th in Sanford, NC at Central Carolina Community College from 1:00-4:00. Their next meeting is Tuesday, Feb 11th, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 on North Campus in Room 233 and South Campus Room 2304.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PTK just got finished with their Honors in Action project paper for their State and Regional award. Their conference is coming up on March 14-16 in Charleston, SC. The President, treasurer, and secretary are planning on going. They did their Campus Clean-Up at NCRC on Jan. 17th, 2014 and it was a big success. They have a Speak Out Series on Feb. 11th, 2014.
The Radiography Club finished their community project “clothing drive to the needy,” and did the bulletin board on Jan. 5th. We had a meeting on the second day back to school to discuss future events.
RC3 Had their first meeting of the New Year last Thurs. They are still working on the best times to have meetings. They are prepared for the Blood Drive, and Bulletin Board, and Campus Clean-Up.
We have started our fundraiser for pennies for pasta. We met January 16th and will meet again this Thursday. We will begin talking about our spring dance.
The Rotaract Club has completed the January Bulletin Board for South campus. In the Month of February the club will be participating in Meals on Wheels – February 11th, 2014. Rotaract will also be doing Wii Wednesday – February 19th, 2014.
Currently, we have volunteers helping the M.I.S.T.E.R. club with International celebration. WE are also going to participate in a Polar Plunge this semester. We plan to submit four articles to RCCC’s newsletter/magazine on four topics we feel are important to address.
Student Nursing Association (SNA)
Student Nursing is working on planning the senior Banquet. We had our monthly SNA Meeting Monday, February 3, 2014 to discuss details of both banquet and graduation ceremony, planning of Campus Clean-Up scheduled for January 21, 2014. We successfully completed the FaceBook Club of the month for January 2014. We are ongoing with planning activities for STEM day projects at the Research Campus on May 4th, 2014.
The Welding Club could use room for club meetings. They need an advisor to be present. Several senators who wrote as absent were in meeting. They are checking on the E Cigarettes. Carl Smith talked about Skills USA. SO Dollars Student. Relay for Life is the 25th and 26th – need to make sure someone from their clubs clean up smoking area during the Campus Clean-Up in June and July.
We did a community event by going to the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte. This was on January 25th. We cooked and served breakfast. Our current business is to recruit new members to the club.
- February 15 – International Celebration (South)
- February 19 – Blood Drive 8:30-2:00 (North and South)
- February 19 – Wii Wednesday (South)
- February 21 – 1:00-3:00 Campus Clean-Up (North, South, NCRC, CBTC)
- February 27 – Together Thursday (South)
Please make sure if you are unable to do the lottery events chosen you inform Advisor Meidl.
Gas Card Drawing:
North: Sara Messer
South: Kimberly Clark
(CBTC and NCRC to be included in South Campus drawing if less than 5 members are in attendance.)
(Senators and General Members Only)