Marianopolis Student Union Congress
2017-2018 Academic Year
Day: October 27, 2017
Time of Start: 4:28 P.M.
|Facilitator: Ramiz A. Razzak
Meeting type: Regular Weekly
Note taker and timekeeper: Jasmine Kotsiopoulos
|List of attendees (Congress members): David Cao, Yiwen Chen, Neil Cordingley, Meghan Couture, Michael Di Giorgio, Elizabeth Hua, Jasmine Kotsiopoulos, Ramiz A. Razzak, Veronica Rodighiero, Yi Sen Wang, and Linda Zhu
Regrets: Abhinav Pal and Jia Rong Shao
List of attendees (guests): Karin Kassabian (Marianopolis World Review Representative)
Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix
I. Call to Order
The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of October 27, 2017, was convened at 4:28 P.M. by President Ramiz A. Razzak.
II. Roll Call of Members
The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: David Cao, Yiwen Chen, Neil Cordingley, Meghan Couture, Michael Di Giorgio, Elizabeth Hua, Jasmine Kotsiopoulos, Abhinav Pal, Ramiz A. Razzak, Veronica Rodighiero, Jia Rong Shao, Yi Sen Wang, and Linda Zhu.
III. Guests presented by Ramiz A. Razzak
The guests who are present at this meeting are: Karin Kassabian, a representative from the Marianopolis World Review, and Trudy Ste-Croix, the Student Services Representative.
IV. Approval of last meeting’s Minutes
The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of October 20, 2017 were written by Jasmine Kotsiopoulos. These Minutes were approved by Ramiz A. Razzak on the 27th of October 2017.
V. Approval of the Agenda
The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved.
VI. Unfinished Business and General Orders
A. Cotton Candy presented by Meghan Couture
Meghan explained that her Charities and Volunteering Committee will be giving out cotton candy, about 100 pieces, on Halloween during activity period.
B. Drawstring Bags presented by Neil Cordingley
Neil received the samples for the drawstring bags. They cost $2.25 per unit and we would be purchasing 500 bags.
6 votes for black drawstring bags
4 votes for blue drawstring bags
C. Photos presented by Elizabeth Hua
Elizabeth received the Congress photos that will be posted on the website. She presented the photos as well.
D. Party Update presented by Veronica Rodighiero
The original venue will be used and the party has been moved to the end of the semester as there was a conflict with the original date. She will also be looking into other venues in case the same conflict were to come up with the original venue.
VII. New Business
A. Mandate-Specific Updates (Communications, Social Justice and Student Advocacy) presented by Ramiz A. R
For Communications, Yisen needs to upload the Congress photos to the website and begin editing the theme. For Social Justice, Linda explained that she will be making a post about cultural appropriation and how to avoid it during Halloween on the Facebook page. Linda also wants to purchase candy with Congress funds for students at Marianopolis on Halloween. Linda and Vero will be purchasing the candy and will be refunded by the Congress budget. She also wants to purchase Halloween decorations for the Congress office. Linda will also be creating a Facebook for Social Justice to provide a social media outlet for the committee. For Student Advocacy, Michael wants to host a seminar to discuss student rights with the student body in the auditorium. He also wants to have a booth set aside where they can be informative pamphlets set aside for the student body. These booths would be located in key areas such as the Congress Office, Academic Advising, etc.
B. Nametags presented by Yi Sen Wang
The logo is too complicated to engrave and will instead will be printed black or silver. The engraving would cost $60.00-90.00 which is too expensive and printing costs $30.00 which is much more affordable.
Motion to adjourn – Passed (majority/unanimous)
This meeting was adjourned at 5:45 P.M.
Total duration: 1 hour and 17 minutes