November 5, 1996 General Council Meeting Minutes
Residence Hall Student Association
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Sat Feb 22 15:40:09 PST 1997
5 November 1996
RHSA General Council Meeting Minutes
Matt Kaser, Amy Chiaramonte, David York, Heather Bettinger, Steve Kincade,
Steve Racine, Duc Le, Matt Winkelman, Amy German, Ernest Batiste, Kim
Aked, Dale Lee, Roseanna Hurst, Holly Thiel, Sandy Buffaloe, Jon Sternoff,
Dawn Mott, Amy Miller, Dawn Michelle Hewett, Troy Hill, Brian Wright,
Michael Davis, Andre King, Brad Benner.
The meeting was called to order at 3:47 pm by RHSA President Matt Kaser.
Matt gave a general welcome thanking everyone attending for their
attendance and participation.
Final results for the $500 proposal sponsoring the Sexual Assault and
Domestic Violence activities occurring this week was tallied:
Hansee passed the proposal with 17 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstaining
McCarty passed the proposal with 36 Yes, 3 No, 0 Abstaining
Haggett passed the proposal with 20 Yes, 0 No, 3 Abstaining
Because the amount of the proposal was over $250, the proposal had to be
passed by a majority of the individual Hall Councils before it could be
passed in General Council, (representative of both North and South
These final results reflect a majority of the Residence Halls standing in
approval of passing the proposal. The proposal passes.
Matt Kaser announced:
His activities at PACURH included meeting with other Hall Council
Presidents discussing contemporary issues that are facing the Residence
Halls. At this round table Matt discussed problems facing other schools
in the region as well as ideas to improve RHSA here at the University of
Washington. He also noted that he attended a 'Parley-Pro' refresher
course, and encouraged anyone interested in learning more about
parliamentary protocol to talk with him about it. Matt also attended a
round table with the National Chairperson of the Residence Hall
Association, discussing problems and issues facing RHSA's across the
nation. Other informational workshops Matt attended included programs
centered around planning Homecoming Festivities.
Jean Kilbourne will be presenting a lecture entitled "Love Shouldn't
Hurt: Recognizing the Signs of an Abusive Relationship" November 6 in Kane
130. The doors will open at 7:15 pm and a full attendance is expected, so
get there early for good seating.
An outline of conference funding will be compiled and presented to the
Hall Councils in response to some of the apprehensions these Councils had
in giving subsidies to PACURH delegates. It will also suggest making
presentation upon return a mandatory stipulation and to restrict
solicitation for subsidies to the RHSA General Council and the respective
Troy Hill announced:
That there will be another Cuisine Action Committee meeting this up-coming
Thursday at 5:30 pm outside of Lander 108. He also apologized for missing
the previous CAC meeting, (he was volunteering in the Hansee Haunted
Dawn Mott announced:
Her trip to Cal Poly to attend PACURH was very successful. She increased
communication with other schools, making important connections with the
other delegates there. Some of the legislative accomplishments she
addressed as the National Communications Coordinator: A new mascot was
selected for the Residence Hall Association--a frog. A new timeline for
newly elected National officers, changed from 1 year 3 months to 3
months--the training time significantly shortened. A new 3-year award
instituted to recognize those individuals who are prevented from residing
in the Halls for more than three years, (due to school policy, obligation,
etc.) Previously only a 4-year award was used. $120 was earned from
campus fund-raisers. NRHH will now be instituting a Chapter of the year
award. Steven Benson of the University of Puget Sound is the newly
elected Regional Communications Coordinator.
Dawn also reminded that Of the Month awards will be due on November 9.
These awards are a means of special recognition of individuals and events
that occur within the residence halls. If interested in nominating
someone or something, or are just interested in finding out more about Of
the Months, please contact Dawn Mott at the RHSA office at 543-5251.
Deanna Halsrud announced:
She will be teaming up with Sandy Buffaloe to bring a PACURH report to a
General Council in the near future. She also made a note to thank Dawn
for her outstanding effort at PACURH, representing the University of
Washington in fine form. In addition, she presented Dawn with a card,
signed by the PACURH delegation and other supportive General Council
attendees, as well as a gift of a 60 minute calling card, 'for use on her
Duc Le announced:
That he wanted to thank and recognize the tremendous effort put forth by
the General Council at the 10/29 session. He noted that there were a lot
of intelligent issues and discussions that arose during debate over
controversial proposals. Though the session did extend beyond its usual
length, Duc noted that many of the Council members were devoted to the
issues at hand and stayed for the duration of the meeting. For this
he recognized everyone for the fabulous effort that was put forth.
Currently in the RHSA General Council budget there is $7600.
There was only one proposal up for discussion: Haggett Hall was asking for
$250, (249.99), to subsidize the costs to start up Rick's Cafe, (Hall
Coffee Shop), and the expenses to provide a "grand opening" promotion,
(cost breakdown was supplied).
Presenter Dale Lee opened by introducing the coming of Rick's Cafe on
November 13. A grand opening is planned to introduce Rick's to the
residence hall community as a convenient place to relax, find social
opportunity, and get a good cup of coffee. Opening day hours will be 8 pm
to 11 pm, followed with regular hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 8 pm
to 11 pm. He noted that Haggett People's Council has already allocated
$200 for the establishment of Rick's Cafe. Rick's Cafe is a student-run
organization which has its own fund-raising crews that work to raise funds
to improve the quality of the cafe's environment and equipment. Any
monies that are made by Rick's, in turn, is put directly back into the
fund-raising account, not into the Haggett People's Council budget. One
of the drawbacks to the cafe that was mentioned was the fact that it is
not able to accept the A la Carde. It is just too expensive to purchase a
machine and might also be seen as a detrimental competitor with the food
service establishments on North campus.
The proposal was passed with 13 Yes, 0 No, and 6 Abstaining
Jeannie Natta announced:
On November 11, at 7 pm in McCarty ABC, there will be a Resident Hall
Student Leaders Reception for Autumn Quarter. Hall Councils that have not
given their officer and executive board information to Andre King at
andreki at u.washington.edu should do so as soon as possible so that
invitations can be sent out. Jeannie also invited nominations for those
individuals in the residence halls who make a significant difference and
are felt to need recognition for those activities.
Duc Le, who is in charge of putting together the media presentation of the
reception is asking for pictures and/or any other memorabilia that could
be used for a presentation at the event. He cited events such as the
DAWGS, Pack Forest, Hansee's Haunted House, etc. The pictures will be
returned, but please make sure that all submitted materials do have the
owner's name printed on the back. If you do have items Duc could use for
this event, then please call him either at the RHSA office, 543-5251, or
at his room, 934-3858.
ASUW Liaison Report:
The arts and entertainment coordinator of ASUW is putting together a Salsa
Night in conjunction with MECHA. He is looking for an RHSA liaison to
provide feedback and assistance in planning this event. If interested,
please contact Amy Miller, milldog at u.washington.edu.
Homecoming is this week. Get involved!
Movie nights have started, Wednesday night features an advanced screening
of Ransom, starring Mel Gibson. Otherwise, movies will be shown every
Tuesday and Thursday, details in the HUB.
Michael Ko and Amber Fowler are the Homecoming King and Queen,
On November 18 in the HUB Auditorium from 5 pm to 7 pm a debate concerning
the future of KCMU's progressive news program will be held. Last year,
this program was cut without student input. This debate will be an
opportunity to address some of the issues not presented last year.
Questions concerning the new technology fee should be directed to
techfee at u.washington.edu. A response will be submitted within 48 hours.
A committee working on the issues currently surrounding the Experimental
College and its future at the University of Washington meets every
Wednesday from 2 pm to 3 pm in HUB 204M
Hall Council Report:
Hansee Hall Representative announced that the Hansee Haunted House was a
great success. There were a lot of dedicated people who devoted their
time and attention to make the project possible. He also thanked RHSA for
their support in this event.
HPC President Sandy Buffaloe announced the opening of Rick's Cafe on
11/13. Sandy also announced that she will be leaving her PACURH binder in
the Haggett Advisory Office for general viewing for any interested.
RHSA Vice President Troy Hill will celebrate his birthday on November 6.
A small celebration using the 'traditional' RHSA doughnut was performed,
celebrating Troy's 21st year.
Student Hands is seeking RHSA Hall Representatives to serve on a selection
committee for the 96-97 Student HANDS, (Halls Addressing the Needs of a
Deserving Society), executive officers. The selection will take place on
November 14 and 15 and is expected to last about two hours. Exact times
have not yet been established. If interested in being a member of this
selection panel, please respond to either Sherry Steinway,
sherry at u.washington.edu, or Jeannie Natta, jnatta at u.washington.edu.
Raam Rajopal gave a brief account of his experiences at PACURH, outlining
some of the key programs he attended.
Dawn Mott announced that a copy of the program, the materials, and the
projects presented at PACURH will be stored at the RHSA office in Lander
Hall room 108. She hopes to put this information into a database sometime
The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 pm by RHSA President Matt Kaser.
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