ASG In Review – Oct. 25, 2019

The Associated Student Government (ASG) typically holds meetings from 3-5 p.m. every other Monday in the Boardroom of the 1000 Building. This meeting was on Oct. 21, and was the first meeting of the fall quarter. Students may attend if they would like to meet their representatives or voice an issue. In addition, students may meet with their representatives in the Student Life Office on the third floor of the PUB on most weekdays.

The next meeting will be held on Nov. 4.

Budget and Finance Officer Krizzia Sunio began the meeting by motioning to remove the Visual Communications Technology Club’s mini grant request from the agenda. The motion was seconded and approved by the rest of the board members.

Recognitions

Chef’s Club

Due to the Chef Club’s representative not showing up, ASG President Isaac Tchao motioned to move the Chef’s Club hearing to the end of the recognition agenda. The Chef’s Club representative never showed up.

Reproductive Rights Club

The Reproductive Rights Club was proposed to serve as an open space for students to discuss reproductive rights and find ways to take action and raise consciousness on this issue. The board approved the club.

International Basketball Club

The International Basketball Club is a prospective sports organization for both international and domestic students with the aim to participate in the Northeastern Chinese Basketball League (NECBL). The club representative clarified that the club is open to all SCC students, but that for this year at least, only Chinese students would be allowed to play in the NECBL in accordance with the league’s rules. All students will be able to participate during club meetings. The board approved the club.

Dolphin Ping Pong Club

The Dolphin Ping Pong Club was presented as an association of ping pong aficionados that plans to meet every week and aims to have a team play in the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association. The board approved the club.

Mini Grants

Taiwanese Student Association

The Taiwanese Student Association asked for funds for a photo booth for the Halloween party planned for Nov. 1, alleging that it would attract more students to the party. The party will be held in PUB’s Main Dining Room.

Requested: $1,000

Granted: $1,000

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center requested funding to send students to the Qtopia (formerly known as Queer I Am) conference, an LGBTQ+ gathering taking place in South Puget Sound Community College on May 8-9. The Multicultural Center had to get their funding approved before beginning the process of registering students. They plan to take six students and two advisers.

The board had reservations about the positive impact this activity could have on students other than the six students the Multicultural Center is planning to take and suggested they further discuss the request in order to benefit as many students as possible.

Multicultural Center Adviser Jamie Ardeña again highlighted the importance of having leeway in the registration process for students to plan ahead, as the deadline imposed by the conference is Dec. 6.

Tchao expressed his desire to continue working with the Multicultural Center on this matter at another time.

Governmental Affairs Officer Denish Oleke motioned to delay the decision regarding the mini grant to the next board meeting on Nov. 4, which was approved by the board.

Ardeña expressed his disappointment at the decision, which he says limits their outreach efforts, also adding that he was not notified that the mini grant decision was being held in this meeting.

Requested: $1,719

Granted: $0


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Juan Páez is the Political Reporter for the Ebbtide. He covers breaking news and politics, while writing the ASG in Review every issue. Páez daydreams of overthrowing governments while playing guitar.


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