Meeting Minutes for October 18th

Officer Present: President Jessica Soto, Vice President Penelope Tomlin, and Parliamentarian Faustino Angel (Secretary Jeffery Scott was absent for no stated reason and Reporter Jameika Marshall was out sick).  Others present David Hudson, Kais Cooper, Joanna Martel, Angela Gribble, Whitney McBride, and Becky Gullette. 

Mr. Naples read the minutes from the previous meeting.  The minutes were accepted as read. Mr. Naples noted that the budget remained unchanged.

Penelope Tomlin read the Calendar of Events. The most notable events were the volleyball game for breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Oct 19th, and the Choir performance on Oct 29th at 7 pm.  

President Soto raised the first order of business- Operation Gratitude.  SGA was originally to hold a drive for Operation Gratitude during fall frolic.  When fall frolic was cancelled, SGA had to amend its plans.  SGA devised the following plan. 

  • On Monday (21st) SGA will attend the Civil War Reenactment, handing out flyers on donated goods, pass out post cards for students to sign, and set up a table for students to make paracord bracelets.  The following students will man the tables at the stated times. 
    • 8-9 am: Soto and Tomlin
    • 9-10 am: Kais Cooper
    • 10-11 am: Angela Gribble
  • On Wednesday (23rd), SGA will place a table in the Science Building where they will hand out flyers on donation goods, pass out post cards for students to sign, and set up a table for students to make paracord bracelets.  The following students will man the tables at the stated times. 
    • 8-9 am: Soto and Tomlin
    • 9-10 am: Kais Cooper
    • 10-11 am: Angela Gribble
    • 11:30-12:30 am: David Hudson
  • SGA will collect donations from students and the community between the dates Oct. 28th and Nov. 1st.  Ms. Gullette and Mr. Naples will give extra credit to students who donate to the cause.

The discussion was closed.

President Soto opened the floor for discussion on the Trunk or Treat.  The Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31 in front of the student center between the hours of 7 and 8 pm.  SGA will ask all participants to show up at least 1 hour before the event begins for preparations.  Students who come in the best costumes will win a prize (prize is yet to be determined).  Judging of the costumes will take place after the trunk or treat is over.  When the costume contest is over, students who linger around may participate in a late night capture the flag game.

Part of the Halloween experience will be a pumpkin carving contest.  This contest will be sponsored by Krystn Davis.  Originally, the contest was to take place on Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm.  However, Ms. Gullette noted that Tuesday is the same night as the Choir concert.  Upon motion by Mr. Naples and second motion by President Soto, SGA unanimously voted to move the pumpkin carving to Monday, Oct 28th (providing Krystn Davis can still sponsor the contest).    

Mr. Naples noted SGA needs to get administrative approval for the Halloween event and that it needs to advertise on the radio and with a press release.  Mr. Naples further noted that SGA was invited to Marshall Texas for a Halloween event.  After brief discussion, SGA decided it would take up the Marshall Halloween event next year.    

Discussion was closed. 

President Soto Opened the floor for discussion on the food drive.  The Fill-the-bus food drive is scheduled for November 15th.  SGA has plans to set up a food drive table on November 1st outside of Wal-Mart.  SGA discussed plans to hold a food and recycling drive from November 4th through November 8th.  The main part of the drive will be on Friday, November 8th.  SGA will need to make a public announcement/press release to gain community participation.  SGA will also need to see if the college bus is available for Friday, November 15th to transport the canned goods to Marshall. 

Friday, November 15th is also the date of the regional conference.  The trip to the conference still needs approval from administration.  Since the conference is on the same day as the Food drive, SGA will have to find student representatives to go with the bus to Marshall while the officers attend the regional conference.  The food drive still needs to be approved by college administration. 

Discussion was closed. 

Mr. Naples noted that SGA has been approved by administration to take a bus of 54 students to the Louisiana State Fair.  The bus has been reserved.  Mr. Naples simply needs to gain student participants.  The bus will leave the campus at 1pm and return to campus by 7. 

Mr. Naples made a motion to remove Jeffery Scott from office for repeated, unexcused absences.  David Hudson seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Meeting was adjourned.  

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