October 15 1996 General Council Minutes
Residence Hall Student Association
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Sat Feb 22 15:38:27 PST 1997
15 October 1996
RHSA General Council Meeting Minutes
Duc Le, Deanna Halsrud, Suzanne Ives, Courtney Dawn Casio, Ryan Tincher
Scott, J. Brent Plump, Beckett Senter, Matt Winkelman, Jenny Glick, Dawn
Mott, Dawn Michelle Hewett, Michael Gustafson, Troy Hill, Steve Kincade,
Matt Kaser, Sandy Buffaloe, Jon Sternoff, Andre King
The meeting was called to order by Matt Kaser, RHSA President, at 3:48 pm
A general welcome was made that invited all attendees to introduce
themselves, their involvement in RHSA, and their most unique
The meeting proceeded with officer reports:
Matt Kaser announced:
CORE, the Committee Organizing Rape Education, is currently looking for
volunteers. If interested in finding out more about CORE and how you can
get involved, you may either contact the RHSA office at 543-5251, or
contact the CORE office directly at 543-4238.
The University of Washington Homecoming will take place during the first
week of November.
The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Program, a week of
education, prevention, and communication, will begin on Sunday, November
3, and last until Thursday, November 7. A detailed list of featured
events will be appended to these minutes.
The Pack Forest Leadership Retreat is coming up "hard and fast", taking
place on the weekend beginning on Friday, October 25 and lasting until
Sunday, October 27. The cost for the event will be $45 for each person.
Pick up applications at your residence hall front desk or advisory office.
There are still slots available, but space is limited.
Troy Hill announced:
He would give informational meetings on the various RHSA committees, one
after the General Council meeting and a second on Wednesday at 5:30 pm
outside of McMahon's Sadd Cafe.
Gave a brief explanation of what each committee's purpose was:
Resident's Rights Committee examines and suggest changes to the HFS
Administration regarding the Residence Hall Contract, Handbook and
"Options" booklet. They also act in an advisory role, as judicial
advocates, to assist students in the Peer Review Process.
The Community Development Committee gathers information and makes
suggestions regarding improvements needed to be made to the halls. It
offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the operation/facilities
side of HFS and how purchases and improvements are budgeted and completed
The Cuisine Action Committee (CAC) meets with food service administrators
to provide student feedback regarding food service. CAC deals with a wide
variety of food service issues.
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee works to amend, define, and
interpret the Constitutions of the individual Hall Councils and of RHSA.
Dawn Mott announced:
Selections are complete for delegates to attend PACURH, the Pacific
Affiliate of College and University Residence Hall. This conference
includes colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, California,
Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, and British Columbia. Approximately 300 people
attend, representing over 40 schools. The delegate list includes Dawn
Mott, Ryan Scott, Matt Kaser, Brent Plump, Courtney Casio, Suzanne Ives,
Sandy Buffaloe, Kristen Harrell, and Raam Rajagopal. Dawn encourages
others to talk to these delegates about PACURH.
Deanna Halsrud announced:
Asking for a show of interest in getting Thunderbird tickets for purchase
at the hall front desks. There will be no charge for the tickets other
than the cost of a van to transport students. Deanna requested an
informal vote of interest at the hall councils in order to see how much
involvement to expect on an "all halls" scale. Also, Winterfest is
gearing up, so start thinking about what would be good things to include.
Duc Le announced:
Quorum was not reached, so the proposals were postponed until the next
General Council meeting. Duc reviewed that there is currently $10,000 in
the RHSA budget and that the total of the current proposals is estimated
at about $1500. He also went over the procedures for submitting a
proposal, (as outlined in RHSA General Council minutes for 10/8).
Jeannie Natta offered a detailed description of the Sexual Assault and
Relationship Violence Awareness program coming in November, outlining the
agenda of events to come. A proposal to help fund the program has been
submitted to RHSA for $500. Highlighted in the program is its guest
speaker, Jean Kilbourne, an international media critic who challenges
popular conceptions of beauty and the advertised images of women within
society. Some of her most widely recognized works are "Killing Us Softly"
and "Still Killing Us Softly", (on reserve in the Odegaard media center
and in the basement of Kane Hall). Extensive work has been done to bring
this prominent speaker here to the University of Washington campus and is
expected to especially benefit residence hall students, who are
traditionally better able to attend evening programs on campus. Jeannie
also mentioned that other organizations have provided support for the
program, including the Department of Housing and Food Services, the
Panhellenic Council and ASUW (pending).
Duc asked that each Hall Council take a vote of support for this proposal
and to report the results at the October 22 General Council meeting.
Sherry Steinway announced:
The approach of the Pack Forest Leadership retreat, encouraging the
representative to notify their Hall Councils that there were still a few
limited spots available at McCarty, McMahon, and Terry Halls. She
stressed the benefit of the retreat in its ability to enhance residential
life in the halls by encouraging and educating halls leadership.
Next week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, (10/20-26/96),
and CASA will have displays up in Red Square, (wrecked car), and in the
HUB Art Gallery. In the Art Gallery will be a display of last year's
winning entry in a graphic design competition sponsored by Budweiser
promoting the virtues of responsibility with alcohol. Applications for
competition in this contest for the upcoming year will be available at the
HUB near the display. The grand prize has traditionally been $10,000.
Dawn Michelle Hewett from the ASUW Board of Control announced her
eagerness to support RHSA and of her desire to attend the Hall Council
Troy Hill announced Hansee's upcoming annual Haunted House, promising more
detailed information at the next General Council meeting.
Beckett Senter mentioned a Halloween dance planned for Haggett,
coordinated by the Resident Advisors of north campus. Initial plans
include dancing and refreshments, with details soon to come.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:18 pm.
* * *
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Week
Sunday, November 3
7:30 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center
She Speaks: Women of Color Speak Out about Sexual Assault and Relationship
Violence: A dramatic presentation and discussion.
Monday, November 4
6:30 pm in Haggett Grey Lounge
Info Game Show: An informative Family Feud style game show hosted by the
Student Counseling Center, SARIS, and Haggett Hall, (refreshments will be
Tuesday, November 5
7:00 pm in the Stevens Court Community Center
"Love Shouldn't Hurt: How to recognize the signs of an abusive
Wednesday, November 6
8:00 pm at Kane Hall, room 130
Dr. Jean Kilbourne, International Media Critic presents "The Naked Truth:
Advertising's Image of Women"
Thursday, November 7
7:30 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theatre
($5.00 per student; $8.00 general admission)
Chain: A play by Pearl Cleage addressing the issues of drug addiction and
abuse in relationships
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