ASG in Review – Vol 53 Issue 6, Jan. 19, 2018

The Associated Student Government (ASG) has meetings the first and third Monday of every month. This meeting was on Tuesday, Jan 16, and its location was moved to room 9202. If students would like to meet their representatives or voice an issue, they may attend. Meetings are usually held from 3-5 p.m. in the boardroom of the 1000 Building. Students can also go to the third floor of the PUB to the Student Life Office on most weekdays and meet their representatives there. The next meeting will be January 29.

Recognition

Badminton Club

The Badminton Club is going to expand SCC’s existing badminton intramural gym time. Aside from presumably reminding people what the proper spelling of “badminton” is, the club intends to hold tournaments every month. Badminton Club representatives stated in their “Starting a Club” packet that some of their budget would be spent on prizes for their tournaments.

The nature, expense and go-cartitude of the prizes are unknown. It’s not go-carts.

The club plans to hold meetings 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, unless gym hours change. Meetings will be held in the gym.

Chess Club

The Chess Club plans not only to practice their skills by playing each other, but to watch videos of master chess players competing. They had already started an eight-week tournament, which will end on the eighth week of the quarter.

Their first meeting is set to occur after this publication. Those interested in joining can contact the club adviser: [email protected]

Women in Business Club

“Empowerment of women as entrepreneurs and business professionals.”

This is the club’s purpose as stated in their “Starting a Club” packet. They want to provide women with leadership skills and knowledge.

“Is this club only for women?” asked Fatoumata Jammeh, the Club Affairs officer.

The representative explained that not only could men and women join, but former DECA personnel can also attend meetings.

The club will focus on feminist issues, and representatives stated they would start looking for local speakers to host.

They meet the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 11:30 a.m., but aren’t sure where. To contact them, email club president Judy Kuguru: [email protected]

Mini Grants

Chinese Culture Club

The Winter Ball is an annual event the Chinese Culture Club holds. This year, in partnership with other clubs, the Ball’s themes will be American-style dancing and Chinese Valentine’s Day. According to a club representative, ten clubs have been contacted for collaboration, and the Adventure Builder Club is making murder-themed decorations.

After some discussion about the timeline required to prepare decorations, food and other things, Communications Officer Gary Wu asked, “Are you sure you need all these decorations? You couldn’t do anything less?”

The representatives responded with the positive feedback they received from attendees last year at the ball about the decorations.

“I feel like the cost of the whole dance is very high,” President Yorin Anggari said.

Cuts to the request were discussed and agreed upon. Wu abstained from voting, and the amended mini grant was approved.

Requested: $6,079
Granted: $5,189

DECA

A regional competition in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will decide which students qualify to go to international competition in Washington D.C.

Last year, 20 DECA members placed within the top seven of their event at the state conference and qualified to compete in the national conference, where four DECA members placed within the top 10 of their events.

According to their mini grant request, they are “fully confident they will be just as, if not more, successful this year.”

The mini grant was to cover hotel costs for 26 students (four per hotel room) with four advisers, each with a room, for two nights. It will also cover transportation and conference registration costs. DECA members raised over $7,000 with their November cookie dough fundraiser.

The request was tabled, however, because there was discussion around the possibility of using funds DECA has been saving. The ASG said they could always return for further mini grants after spending their current $21,066.

Requested: $7,950.83
Granted: $0

FASA

The Filipino American Student Association is inviting SCC students to join them, according to their mini grant request, for free bowling, karaoke and arcade games on Feb. 9 at Round One in Southcenter Mall. This will include their club members and a few non-club members. Slots are open for the first five students who RSVP to the club president: [email protected]
Students will pay for their own food.

Requested: $495.85
Granted: $495.85

Intramural and Wellness

Fifty current students, staff and faculty are taking a ski trip to Steven’s Pass on Feb. 10.
Transportation is provided as well as 20 percent discount on rental equipment.
The cost students pay depends on what they’ll be doing — it ranges from snowshoeing, to skiing or snowboarding. The price ranges between $18 and $90.
Sign up: [email protected]

Requested: $1,425
Granted: $1,425

VCT Club

No representative was present at the meeting, and the matter was tabled for the next meeting, which will be at 3 p.m. on January 29 in the Boardroom.

Vocal Association

A singing competition in three stages will take place this quarter. The first round of auditions is 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 24-26.

The competition will consist of 50 students, 12 or so in the final, and three judges. Students will choose the winner through a survey.

The mini grant was to cover the cost of sandwiches and Cokes from the school cafeteria, but Anggari and Vice President Nam Pham both agreed that the price for these items was too high and recommended they find another vendor.

“Prices at the cafeteria are a little high,” Anggari said, adding that $7 for a sandwich was expensive.

SCC Program Support Supervisor Micaela Smith provided support. She told the speaker that the vendors they worked with were reputable, and that they worked with them often. Vocal Association representatives were agreeable.

Their baseline budget, which, like all club budgets, will not roll over next year if unused, is $1296.

The ASG and the representatives agreed to lower the gift card rewards to $50, $20 and $10 for first, second and third place.

Requested: $1,296
Granted: $254

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by Nellie Ferguson,
Political Reporter

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