May 10, 2019

Marianopolis Student Union Congress

 2018-2019 Academic Year

26th Meeting

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

Day: May 10, 2019

Time of Start: 4:24

Facilitator: David Cao

Meeting type: Weekly

Note taker and timekeeper: Ying Chen

List of attendees (Congress members): David Cao, Sophie Cao, Louis Yoon, Thomas Braun, Ying Chen, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Jerry Zhu, Si Ming Lin, Miao Chen, Neil Cordingley

Regrets: Meghan Couture, Wenhan Hu

List of attendees (guests): Amanda Morrone, Michael Chalkhoun

Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix

Quorum: 7

Agenda Items


  • Call to Order


The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of May 10, 2019, was convened at 4:24 P.M. by Facilitator President David Cao.


  • Roll Call of Members


The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: David Cao, Sophie Cao, Louis Yoon, Thomas Braun, Ying Chen, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Jerry Zhu, Si Ming Lin, Miao Chen, Neil Cordingley


  • Guests presented by David Cao


The guests who are present at this meeting are: Trudy Ste-Croix, the Student Services Representative, and Amanda Morrone and Michael Chalkhoun, two Marianopolis students.


  • Approval of last meeting’s Minutes


The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of May 3, 2019 were written by Ying Chen. These Minutes were approved by David Cao on the 10th of May, 2019.


  • Approval of the Agenda


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


Unfinished Business and General Orders



  • Party Tickets presented by Neil


Tickets for the End-of-the-Year Party will be on sale Monday, May 13 at 8 P.M. on EventBrite. It would also be preferable to post the promotion video at the same time.

Two potential photographers will be contacted to see if they are interested in working at the event.


  • Club awards presented by David


Congress discussed nominations for one big club and one small club for the Student Life Awards hosted by Student Services on May 24, 2019. Congress took many things into account, putting emphasis on club improvement, organization, events, inclusivity of students and how the clubs contributed to Marianopolis student life.

After debate and discussion, Congress voted on the small club they want to award this distinction to:                                                                     

Marianopolis Green Team (unanimous)

Congress agreed that the Marianopolis Green Team has organized many successful events this year (including the thrift sale, the reusable straws, the tote-bag decorating event, etc.) that greatly contributed to Marianopolis student life and was open to participation from all. They were also very easy to work with and organized in terms of finances.

Congress voted on the big club they want to award this distinction to:

Marianopolis Debate Society (majority)

Congress agreed that the Debate Society participated in more tournaments this year than ever before and really emphasized inclusivity, welcoming everyone to sign up for tournaments and participate in events, no matter their level of expertise.


  • Green Committee presented by Aria


Isabela, an executive of the Green Team, asked if Congress would be interesting in having one of their members sit on the Green Committee she is forming, which will include representatives from the Administration, Student Services, Congress and the Green Team.

Congress agreed that next year’s Coordinator of Social Justice should sit on the committee, since it falls under their mandate.

New Business






Congress and Trudy shared final messages to conclude the last meeting of the 2018-2019 MSU Congress.




Motion to adjourn – Passed (unanimous)

This meeting was adjourned at 5:21 P.M.

Total duration: 57 minutes.

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