3/3/15 Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 3rd, 2014

Meeting Called to Order: 5:31pm

Invocation: Sara Bailey

Cabinet Reports:

  • o Treasurer – Chelsea Price
    • o We have about $2,600 left in our budget
  • o Secretary – Cameron VanDyke
    • o Attendance is still lacking
    • o Please let me know if you won’t be here, but please make your greatest effort to attend!
  • o Vice-President – Logan Routh
    • o No report
  • o President – Harry Schwartz
    • o No report


New Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Pryor Leadership Legacy Class of 2015 à Guest speaker: Emily Scott
      • Pryor Legacy Project: working with MOCSA to implement Stewards of Children training program about child sexual abuse in Independence school district
        • Creating a blueprint that MOCSA will be able to implement in other school districts in the future
      • Raising money for this project: Pryor class is having a 5K on March 28 at 9:00am
        • 5K will take place here in Liberty
      • Funds request is for $400 to be used for t-shirts to hand out at the 5K
        • This is an incentive for people to come to the 5K, participate, and donate
      • Senate discussion
        • Motion to vote on funding Pryor Legacy Class with $400 for t-shirts
          • Majority vote rules
          • Senate will fund the 2015 Pryor Legacy class with $400
      • Senate discussion à senators should participate in the 5K to support the Pryor Legacy class
        • Motion to vote on all senators participating in the 5K
          • This will contribute a total of $250 to the Pryor Legacy class
        • Majority vote rules
        • Senators will participate in 5K and donate $250 to Pryor Legacy class
  • Discussion
    • Every senator is to give a brief report of what he or she has contributed to senate this semester, and/or what they would like to see for senate for the remainder of the year

Old Business:

  • Funds Request
    • Jewell Express à Kirsten McCoy presented a funds request to Senate on February 3rd, 2015
      • What is Senate willing to do for this program?
      • We gave initial $200 in funding to this program
      • Student drivers?
  • New York Times table
    • How has this been going?
    • Most of the people who stop by have already signed up for the New York Times
    • Needs more advertisement


Committee Reports

  • o Privacy Amendments
    • o Grace Smith is still working on this process and has a meeting set up with Ernie Stufflebean
  • o IP Rights
    • o Kate McFerren and Ty Pecoraro have a meeting with Landon Young tomorrow
  • o Alcohol Policy
    • o Discussion of alcohol survey and policy abstract
      • We need to more specifically define what types of things we want to see changed in the alcohol policy
    • o Stephen Priesig: proposal of “21 and over” wristbands to be worn on the weekends, at parties, etc.
    • o Alcohol education process
      • If there is to be an amendment, we need to have a corresponding new system of education (ex: AlcoholEdu)
    • o Next steps: survey in the union regarding alcohol policies
      • We need to make sure the questions on the survey are directing us toward specific answers regarding what we change in the policy
    • o Outdoor Student Life
      • o Hammocks are becoming a reality!
        • Designated hammocking locations
      • o Our next step is to look more into pricing of hammocks
      • o Committee is going to set up a meeting with facilities
    • o Food Committee
      • o We need to publicize comment cards in the dining hall
      • o Can we make this digital?
      • o We could set up a table where people can leave comments, we can put something on the EllucianGo app, we can involve the PLC input boards, we can send out an email survey, etc.
      • o Joe Gunn and Kyle Gammon are going to speak to Keke and report back next week


Meeting adjourned: 6:07pm