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Minutes 8.27.2013

Student Senate XXVI

Meeting #1, August 27th, 2013

ROLL CALL AND MINUTES

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report: Andrew Callahan

                -Welcome back!

                -Retreat Information: September 6th-8th

Packing list: notebook, writing utensils, casual clothing (bring warm clothes!), one business casual outfit, dress shoes, sneakers, socks, shampoo/conditioner, soap, cosmetics, other personal items, shower shoes, towel, pajamas, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt/fleece, toothbrush/toothpaste, cell phone (reception may be limited), charger, sunglasses, raincoat/poncho/umbrella, bathing suit (if desired), snacks (if desired), any medicine you may need, pillow, sleeping bag or sheets & blanket

Meet at Alumni Memorial Building @ 4:15 pm Friday afternoon; will be back by 2 pm Sunday; more details will be sent out next week; retreat is FREE

                -Update contact sheet

Vice President’s Report: Kerry Mallett

-Sign up for Elections Committee if interested; must be available tomorrow from 4-7 p.m.;  dress in business casual- meet in Linderman 400; need 1 member from each constituency

-Open off-campus seats (5); seats need to be filled in 2 weeks or they become at large; currently have 3 applications in and received lots of interest at club fair

-Senate Big/Little program (formerly Senate Buddies)

Peter Einstein & Harry Nimoityn; Maura Godfrrey & Jordan Greer; Michelle Juarez & Gregory Victorio; Emma Bolla & Cristina DeScisciolo; Phoung Nguyen & Jose Alejandro Sierra; Stephanie Piscopo & Sarah Glickstein; Yujia Huo & Amit Bhowmik

Treasurer’s Report: Harry Nimoityn

Secretary: Anna D’Ginto

If you cannot attend a Senate meeting, you must email the Senate account (lehighsenate@gmail.com) with your excuse NO LATER than 24 hours before the meeting.

Unexcused absences will be 2 points; excused absences will be 1 point. You only get 6 points/semester before you meet with Exec!

Update contact sheet ASAP!

Will be using both Google Drive and CourseSite to share minutes and agendas this year

Parliamentarian: Alex Stephanou

                Will be going over bylaws at Retreat

                Can wear cargo shorts to Senate meetings in the fall as long as they’re nice

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Allocations: Harry Nimoityn

                Meetings: Mondays at 4:15 p.m., Rauch 141

Club Affairs: Rachael Martel

                Meetings: Mondays at 4:10 p.m., Location TBD

PR: Dave Melnyczuk

                Email name, hometown, year- major, fun fact & picture

NEW BUSINESS

COURTESY OF THE FLOOR

-Tiffany: Panhel brunch on Sunday(11-1) front lawn; all sororities will be there; Theta, ZTA & Kappa Delta (new sorority that is colonizing here this year) will be recruiting for fall members

-Cristina: make Senate team for Alpha Phi fundraiser

-Ko: free A Cappella concert Saturday in Lamberton

-Kerry: Sig Ep & Alpha Gam volleyball tournament this weekend 1-5 in Lower Cents

-Matt Kitchie: introduction; will be at retreat; is a resource for anything we need

-Sharon: is a resource; the closing link between the student body and Lehigh as an institution; memorial for Hanlon MacDonald will be this Thursday in Packard Memorial Church, IFC/Panhel organizing a candlelight vigil that night

-Kerry: itinerary for retreat: Friday- introductions, get to know everyone, brainstorming CLIP categories for the year, Saturday- low ropes course and business casual full Senate meeting, electing CLIP chairs, Sunday- more brainstorming and CLIP presentations

ADJOURNMENT