August 30, 2019


Marianopolis Student Union Congress

2019-2020 Academic Year

3rd Meeting

Location: Marianopolis College, on the traditional unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation

Day: August 30, 2019

Time of Start: 4:16 P.M.

Facilitator: Aria Khiabani

Meeting type: Weekly

Note taker and timekeeper: Ying Chen

List of attendees (Congress members): Aria Khiabani, Ying Ge, Amanda Morrone, Michael Chalkhoun, Darya Jabbari, Andrew Petrecca-Berthelet, Ying Chen


List of attendees (guests): Jerry Zhu, all First Year students who are running/applying for Congress position

Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix

Quorum: 7

Agenda Items



  • Call to Order


The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of [Month Day, Year], was convened at 4:16 P.M. by President Aria Khiabani.



  • Roll Call of Members


The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: Aria Khiabani, Ying Ge, Amanda Morrone, Michael Chalkhoun, Darya Jabbari, Andrew Petrecca-Berthelet, Ying Chen


  • Guests presented by Aria Khiabani


The guests who are present at this meeting are: Jerry Zhu, a representative from the Marianopolis World Review, Trudy Ste-Croix, the Student Services Representative, and all the First Year students who are running/applying for a Congress position in Fall 2019.



  • Approval of last meeting’s Minutes


The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of August 23, 2019 were written by Ying Chen. These Minutes were approved by Aria Khiabani on the 30th of August, 2019.



  • Approval of the Agenda


The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved. 


  • Unfinished Business and General Orders



  • New Business



  • Club Planning Session pm Presented by Ying G.


The Club Planning Session yesterday went quite smoothly. Although some people found the session a bit long, all necessary and important information was presented in an organized and clear manner to club executives.


Unclaimed club posters will be in the Congress room until Join a Club Day, whereupon they will be recycled if no one comes to claim their poster.


  • Welcome Back event pm Presented by Andrew PB 


The Welcome Back event went quite smoothly in general. All hot dogs were given out, along with about 475 snow cones.


There was a bit of miscommunication and misunderstanding about the halal and kosher hot dogs; the hot dogs Congress got were actually both halal and kosher. Next year, Congress plans on getting a bit more meat hot dogs, and perhaps a bit less halal and kosher ones.


The snow cones were also quite successful, though we ran out of certain syrups. Students also commented that there should be more syrup poured onto the snow cones in the future.


The inflatable was a little troubling at first, since it was smaller than anticipated. However, the turn out was alright, with people enjoying the obstacle game aspect of it and racing against their friends.


A problem was encountered at the henna tattoo booth. The new henna product used by the artist did not hold on the skin, meaning that the beautiful designs faded away after a couple hours. The artist is willing to come back for another event for free, this time with her own homemade henna, to give students henna tattoos that will stay on the skin.


  • Compost bins at the cafeteria for food waste Presented by Darya J. 


The compost system was a part of Darya’s campaign last year. Two years ago, the College had a compost system, but had to get rid of it due to issues with pickup, which led to maggots and strong smells.

Darya plans on starting small, with a compost bin in the cafeteria and cafe kitchens for food waste and scraps. She will have to talk to the cafeteria and cafe staff about this. The Green Team has agreed to be in contact with Info Collecte, for any questions about when and how the compost will be picked up, and to make sure they actually come pick it up.

They are also planning on putting a poster right next to the bins to make sure people are putting the right things inside.

On another note, the first Green Committee session is next week, and Darya will be giving Congress more details and updates on that next week.

Concerning the Food Services Advisors on the Cafeteria Committee, Congress will have to appoint two of its members to sit on it, ideally by next Tuesday September 3.


  • Guest speaker: Robert Greene Presented by Darya J. 


The Green Team will be having Robert Greene from the Green Party as a guest speaker on October 1. They have already talked to Adam.


  • Constitutional Review Presented by Michael


Since there are 20 days until the AGA, Michael asked Congress members last week to send in any suggestions for the Constitutional Review.

The AGA must also be advertised 10 days in advance.


  • Varia


The edited insurance survey will be sent to Major Plan and other Congress members shortly to be reviewed before it is sent out to students. The survey will probably be uploaded following elections as to not interfere with the voting process.

Michael is also planning on sending out a Congress survey after the insurance survey, and is open to any suggestions and ideas for questions.


  • Adjournment


Motion to adjourn – Passed (unanimous)


This meeting was adjourned at 4:53 PM.

Total duration: 37 minutes.

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