General Assembly Meeting
Called To Order:
President Julian Sloop called the meeting to order at 4:00pm.
Approval of Minutes:
Minutes from the January 2014 meeting were approved by the general assembly.
- Shane Oakley, President of the CFCC Faculty Association spoke to the general assembly about a number of policies his group has been working on. Since these issues directly affect the students at CFCC, he wanted to share them with the organization. They included: CFCC attendance policy, reinstituting the old drop/add period the first week or so of the semester. It was also suggested that the SGA could conduct a student survey on these important issues and work together with the faculty association to make improvements. He also pledged the support of the faculty with the Good Shepherd Ministry project scheduled for the first two weeks of April.
- David Hardin, Chief Information Office, shared information about the CFCC Open House on April 5th. He encouraged all clubs to participate in this event. The SGA will have a display and offered to discriminate information about individual clubs upon request. David also questioned the students as to their thoughts on the text alert system the school is using. He wanted to know how the student body felt about the message and solicited suggestion for future use.
- Julian gave an update on the Good Shepard Ministry project scheduled for the first two weeks of April. Plans are to have a signup sheet ready at the March meeting for clubs to sign up for select days or activities. We are also going to continue collecting toiletries to donate in April.
- Teens for Jeans initiative has been extended to February 28th. Everyone was encouraged to make an effort to bring in their old jeans.
- The spring fling committee will be meeting next week. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to contact Destinee Masi,
- Jamir Jumoke, former SGA president, made a presentation on the wonderful work being accomplished by the Blue Ribbon Commission. This organization is located at DC Virgo and there focus is on Prevention of Youth Violence. Their programs include working with young students and exposing them to opportunities they would otherwise not have a chance to experience. Jamir encouraged our students to volunteer their time to help these students. Every Friday the BRC host an “Enrichment Program” for the students from 1:00-3:00 PM. Volunteer Registration forms were distributed and several members decided to get involved.
- The SGA will be co-hosting two student workshops this spring. Students were asked to submit ideas as to the topics they would be interested in attending. These included: study skills, money management, resume writing, time management, stress management, time management, etc.
- Jon Roberti, Anthropology club, asked students to sign a petition supporting the effort to save the Amazon Rain Forest.
- A lottery for the right to work the CFCC parking lots during the Azalea Festival will be held again this year. If your club needs extra money, this is an excellent opportunity to raise funds. Clubs were asked to contact men’s basketball coach Ryan Mantlo if they want to be included in the drawing.
- Chris Libert announced the SGA and Student Activities are hosting “CFCC Comedy Night”. Performers include Aaron Kominos-Smith and former CFCC student Leo Hudson. The show id on Wednesday March 12th at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30PM. Admission is free but a ticket is required. A ticket is required for admission. Students were encouraged to see Chris to obtain a ticket.
- Brandon, CFCC student, spoke about an issue with PE classes that meet off campus and required students to join a commercial facility to participate. There needs to be more advertising up front about the expenses and he would like to see the cost incorporate in the student’s fees.
- The Dramanatrix club is holding auditions tomorrow for the Shakespeare performance they’ll be hosting later this semester.
- PTK is sponsoring another college bowl titled “Head Games” There are currently 6 teams entered and every club was encouraged to field a team. The first rounds are scheduled for April 8th & 9th. The championship round will be held on April 14th.
- The Dental Hygienist program encouraged students to go to Buffalo Wild Wings tonight and eat. A portion of all food proceeds will be donated back to their club.
- 3M (Minority Mentoring Men) program still needs volunteers to help out with their students.
Julian Sloop adjourned the meeting at 5:06pm.