ASG Report: 05.05.09

The May 5, 2009 Associated Student Government (ASG) meeting began at 3:30 p.m., with no corrections to the agenda and an announcement that Burke Colquhoun, emerging technology and entrepreneurial representative, was absent, and Bernard Ellouk, associate justice of external affairs, had an excused absence.

Present were representatives from the Art of Living, Yoga and Service Club, the Political Science Club, and the Bellevue Eagles Club.

Andrew Sinbrook, president of the Political Science club, represented the group to request funding in the amount of $150 from the to purchase a permanent club banner that would advertise the club during club fairs and events.

It’s members, Sinbrook told the ASG, want to raise awareness of political events and developments both in the student government and in the nation, and to reach out to a broader student base.

To date the club has received the standard $50 allotted yearly to each club for use in advertising, and has used 3 quarters of it’s funding already.

The funding request was approved 4-0-0.

Next, representatives from the Bellevue Eagles Club presented a funding request asking for $1,000 to organize a college dance open to both Eastern Washington and Bellevue College students. The dance, according to the club’s representatives and advisor Amy Lonn-O’Brien, would be aimed at establishing a new tradition of introducing newly elected members of the ASG before the student body. Proceeds of the dance would go to creating a Bellevue Eagles scholarship program.

The $1,000 would be divided as follows: $750 for a DJ, lights, entertainment, and refreshments,  $50 for ads, $100 for decoration, and $100 for college-mandated security expenses.  There would be a $7 charge per ticket.

The club was advised to coordinate food arrangements with student programs events coordination. The motion to approve funding was passed 4-0-0.

The Art of Living, Yoga and Service club asked for $ 14,000 to send 12 students to a two-week youth service camp in Reno, Nevada called the International Association of Human Values: Sierra Empowerment Project. Students would be taught relaxation and leadership skills, and taught how to use a trauma relief program to help disaster and trauma victims recover. The trip would take place in August.

After viewing a power-point presentation, the ASG motioned to table the funding request indefinitely until the clubs members can provide the ASG with more research, information, and a more specific plan for how the trip will benefit the student body.

The motion to table the request indefinitely was passed 4-0-0.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.