ASG in Review – Vol 54 Issue 11, April 19, 2019

Travis Tribble

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 April 15, and was the first meeting of spring quarter and held in Rm. 9201. 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 April 29 in Rm. 9102.

Open Comments

Ronald Widjaja, Government Affairs Officer, said that ASG is hiring until April 22 for students who would like to serve on the team next year.


ARC nominations

The nominees for the Appointment Review Committee (ARC) were presented to and approved by the ASG board.

Taiwanese Club

A new club is forming on campus where Taiwanese students can gather to share cultural experiences. The club’s focus will be creating campus outreach events to build strong relationships between members that share similar backgrounds. Meetings would be held once every two weeks and would address the cultural differences of the diverse regions of Taiwan. This club is open to all students who are interested in joining.

The decision was a unanimous approval.

Mini Grants

Dental Hygiene Club

A mini grant was requested to fund the traditional pinning ceremony for students that successfully complete SCC’s Dental Hygiene Program. This ceremony stands in place of a traditional graduation. There was some debate over the cost of a photographer.

The decision was a unanimous approval.

Requested: $2157.20
Granted: $2157.20

Pre-Health Sciences Club

A mini grant was requested for the screening of the documentary “Salud Sin Papeles: Health Undocumented.” The film focuses on undocumented immigrants in the United States trying to gain to access healthcare. Five hundred dollars will go to a filmmaker fee that directly funds the film’s outreach programs. The rest of the money will be used for food and beverages.

The decision was a unanimous approval.

Requested: $665.00
Granted: $665.00

SCC Salsa Club

A mini grant was requested to hire private dance instructors that will give lessons at the weekly club meetings. It would also fund “pop up” salsa classes with food and refreshments to increase visibility of the club around SCC’s campus.

The decision was a unanimous approval.

Requested: $667.42
Granted: $667.42

ASG Tech vote

A vote was held to decide what next year’s ASG will be using in replacement of the current MacBook Pros they’ve had for the past five years. The 2017-2018 ASG members passed a vote to allocate a budget to fund the repurchase of another 12 Macbook Pros, but the tech department allowed the 2018-2019 ASG to choose a different option.

A staff meeting was held during winter quarter wherein the ASG members agreed to buy Microsoft Surface Pros instead of MacBook Pros. One motivation was to replace the paper agenda sheets with digital agenda sheets, making the meetings as paperless as possible. The decision was brought to an official vote on where the money from the Technology Department would be spent.

The decision to buy the 12 Surface Pros was unanimous.

Requested: 12 Surface Pros
Granted: 12 Surface Pros