Session of November 12, 2015

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Minutes recorded by: Alisa Wilson, Senate Secretary

Guests: Student Body President - Morgan Weaver

Call to order 11:03 am.

Roll called at 11:05 am.

Senator Wise added to the roll.

Officer Reports

Sen. Meadows: A reminder about dress code: if you're not wearing a Senate shirt, wear a button up shirt or tie, and nice pants or khakis.

P.P.T. Goode: Committee nomination: Brady Ladd to FAC.

The nomination is approved.

Committee Reports

Old Business

New Business

Sen. Wise: Bill brought to the floor: "Deck the Mall Poinsettia Funding Bill of 2015," allocating $300 from the Senate General Fund to purchase roughly 30 potted poinsettia plants.

Senator Washington-Jones added to the roll.

Sen. Wise: We're assuming they cost about $10 a piece. Every group on campus gets a very specific part of Deck the Mall, and ours in poinsettias.

Sgt. Meadows: I remember in past years it has been brought up that some people have allergies.

V.P. Hollis: We did them last year.

P.P.T. Goode: I have friendly amended the bill.

The bill passes.

Announcements/Open Forum

V.P. Hollis: Raise your hand if you do not have a Senate shirt. I have exactly five shirts. See me after session. Second, how many people could be able to work Deck the Mall on a Thursday night after dinner at 7? Would it be better for more people on Saturday morning the 21st at 9 am? Those who emailed me about being on Deck the Mall committee, we will meet this week. We also have a day during the 7 days of Christmas that we have to come up with an event for. Start brainstorming, have ideas by next Thursday. Be thinking of things that would be good to do.

Sen. Iverson: Is there a budget?

V.P. Hollis: Pretend like we don't have a budget and come up with something, and then we'll budget.

Pres. Weaver: Whatever would be good for students during hell week. Not anything super time consuming, but something good to have or helpful to study with or a good study break. We do have some money to play with, so think outside the box.

Sen. Washington-Jones: Could we do the puppy thing again?

Pres. Weaver: That is solely dependent on if we know people with puppies and kittens.

Sen. Reddy: Could we contact a local animal shelter?

V.P. Hollis: We've tried, but they have to be adopted out.

Pres. Weaver: PetSmart would do it if there were people who wanted to buy them. Normally we have to find individual people with puppies.

P.P.T. Goode: Previous examples include puppies, gingerbread houses, legos, etc.

V.P. Hollis: It doesn't have to necessarily be something that has been done. Be thinking of things that would be good during hell week.

Pres. Weaver: It doesn't have to be in the evening, it could be in the middle of the day. It can be anywhere, anytime. You have one day, one chance to shine.

V.P. Hollis: If we have a couple good ideas, we could do more than one. We have the whole day.

Sen. Iverson: What about the hot dog thing?

V.P. Hollis: Sunday at 2:00, I need you guys to be at Solheim for about an hour and a half. We'll be cooking hot dogs. I need about four people. This is to support the basketball team as well as get rid of leftover food. Paul is getting the grill out and set up on the side of Solheim. During the game, they'll announce that there's free hot dogs, drinks, and candy. Wear your Senate shirts. I have to work or I would be there. I'm trying to get my shift switched.

Sen. Finn: Some people from the rugby team said there are lots of ants on fields. They sprayed insecticide on the grass but it rained so it is all gone.

Sen. Hartsfield: I talked Facilities about recycling for the societies. They weren't very happy but they'll try to do it. We hired someone else to help with that so more recycling will be picked up.

Sen. Hebert: Right now I'm trying to go through and catalog all the places that have recycling and figure out routes for it to be picked up.

P.P.T. Goode: The quiz that is on Blackboard is not mandatory. If you are interested, I'm experimenting with it for future Senate training. Respect your professors who have to deal with Blackboard, it's a pain.

V.P. Hollis: Pictures are next Thursday. Be in uniform. Khakis or black pants and your Senate shirt.

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 am.