Nov 12, 1996 General Council Minutes
Residence Hall Student Association
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RHSA General Council Meeting Minutes
12 November 1996
Julianne Roy, Ann Surbridge, Karen Gaudette, Kim Aked, Steve Kincade,
Sandy Buffaloe, Matt Winkelman, Suzanne Ives, Brad Benner, Lysbeth Hol,
Duc Le, Roseanna Hurst, Kent Singleton, Steve Racine, Beckett Senter,
Chrissy Lowe, Deanna Halsrud, Dawn Mott, Amy German, Dale Lee, Heather
Bettinger, Dawn Michelle Hewett, Michael Gustafson, David York, Vance
Neill, Troy Hill, Matt Kaser, Andre' King.
The meeting was called to order by President Matt Kaser at 3:38 pm.
A general welcome was made by Matt, thanking everyone for attending and
participating in the General Council.
Matt Kaser announced:
The room change for south campus General Council meetings will be
permanently switched this quarter from Lander 136 to Lander 132.
The discussion on the ASUW lobby regarding privatization of Housing and
Food Services food service was held on 12 November in Gowen room 301,
(more to come on what was discussed there at the next General Council
meeting). The meeting was announced for all those interested in
After attending the reception for Homecoming royalty, Matt proclaimed it
A forum voicing student opinions regarding the program agenda for the
University radio station KCMU will be held on Monday, 18 November in the
HUB auditorium from 5 pm to 7 pm. The topic revolves around a popular
news program that was cut last year without student input. The forum is
set up to address those concerns.
An resolution regarding a change in funding proposals for conferences was
submitted to the General Council. Matt encouraged that the
representatives take the proposal back to their respective Hall
Councils for evaluation and input, which will be discussed at the next
General Council meeting, (on 19 November in McMahon's Sadd Cafe). Some of
the major points addressed was the restriction of funding to RHSA and the
respective hall council of the requester, making presentation of
information received from the conference a permanent stipulation for the
receipt of funding, restricting the rubber-stamping of these proposals. A
copy of this proposed amendment is attached to the end of these minutes.
Troy Hill announced:
A tentative committee head for the Cuisine Action Committee was selected
this past Thursday, 7 November. He will try to get the chair to attend
the next General Council meeting to report on CAC's progress.
Dawn Mott announced:
If you are interested in going to NACURH as a delegate, please contact
Dawn at the RHSA office, 543-5251, or by e-mail, dmott at u.washington.edu.
The conference take place in May, but because it is such an expensive and
extensive conference, planning and fundraising for this event must begin
as soon as possible. Flyers announcing and describing NACURH will soon be
Duc Le announced:
The RHSA budget currently has $6,800.
One proposal submitted regarding Haggett Hall's program Haggett Night at
the Improv. It is scheduled to take place on December 6 from 8 pm to 12
am in the Haggett Dining area. The proposal is asking for $150 to help
pay for sound equipment, decorations, and security. This program has
already received $140 from Haggett dining services and $160 from Haggett
People's Council to help fund it.
Chrissy Lowe presented the proposal, offering more detail. The show is
open to all residence halls, and will present acts ranging from musical
ability to dramatic poetry readings, (basically it is open to anything
presentable and interesting). Sign-up sheets for performers at the event
will soon be posted at each of the hall advisory offices, and all are
encouraged to audition.
The proposal was passed with 11 Yes, 0 No, 9 Abstaining.
Sherry Steinway announced:
Student HANDS, (Halls Addressing the Needs of a Deserving Society), is
currently accepting applications for student leaders for the 1996-1997
academic year. Student HANDS is a volunteer organization that serves the
University District and the greater Seattle area. If interested in
applying, please contact Sherry Steinway by telephone, 616-1386, or by
e-mail, sherry at u.washington.edu.
A flyer was passed around advertising a program offered Winter Quarter by
the Carelson Office regarding the Community Literacy Program. The
Community Literacy Program, begun five years ago, is an 8 credit program
which combines a reading and writing course with volunteering in nearby
public elementary schools. If you have questions or would like more
information, contact instructor, Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill, at 685-3804,
or by e-mail at esoneill at u.washington.edu.
Jeannie Natta announced:
Just wanted to remind everyone of the Residence Hall Student Leadership
Reception taking place on Thursday, 21 November, in McCarty ABC beginning
at 7 pm.
ASUW Liaison Report:
Guidelines for the proposals requesting equipment through funding obtained
by the new tech fee will be constructed soon. If you are interested in
contributing to these policies, please contact Dawn Michelle Hewett at
dmhewett at u.washington.edu.
An amendment was passed by the ASUW this past session regarding a
Hall Council Reports:
Tuesday, 19 November, in the HUB, volunteers will be holding a clothing
drive for the homeless for those entering in to see the Tuesday night
Wednesday, 20 November, a 'Hunger Fast' will be held asking students to
fast for part of the day and donate the money you would have spent on
lunch, dinner, etc, to the homeless.
Thursday, 21 November, there will be an informative forum on the Homeless
and a sleep-out in Red Square.
* These above programs will be described in further detail in flyers that
will soon be posted at your respective residence halls. A brief overview
was given in General Council and is reproduced here.
Rick's Cafe had its Grand Opening on Wednesday, 13 November, at 8 pm. Its
hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 8 pm to 11 pm.
General encouragement to attend the Diversity Dance Workshop taking place
at the Ethnic Cultural Center Next Monday, November 18, beginning at 7:30
Deanna Halsrud and Sandy Buffaloe presented instruction on how to give an
excellent facial massage to the General Council as part of their PACURH
presentation. If you are interested in learning the techniques described,
I, (Andre' King), have taken detailed notes on the presentation and will
be happy to forward them upon request.
The meeting was adjourned by Matt Kaser, RHSA President, at 4:08 pm.
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A Resolution to Clarify Conference Funding Procedures
Whereas: The Residence Hall Student Association (RHSA) recognizes that
conference attendance is an integral part of improving many aspects of
residential life; and
Whereas: The RHSA and hall councils contribute significant funds as an
investment from their general funds as well as conference fundraising
funds for conferences; and
Whereas: there exists the possibility of over-inconveniencing hall
councils and RHSA financially with regards to conference funding.
Be it resolved by the RHSA General Council: that those delegates receiving
funds from the RHSA fundraising budgets be restricted to asking and
additional $50 from the RHSA General Council and $50 from their hall
council's general fund; and
Be it further resolved that those seeking additional RHSA funds be
stipulated to put on a program based on their conference experiences or
present a report to the RHSA General Council in a timely manner; and
Be it further resolved that the General Council encourages the RHSA
Executive Board to present conference proposals that could otherwise be
rubberstamped to the General Council for a vote and final passage.
Sponsored by: Matt Kaser and Dawn Mott
University of Washington Residence Hall Student Association
E-Mail: rhsa at u.washington.edu Box 355606
WWW: http://weber.u.washington.edu/~rhsaweb/ Seattle, Wa 98105
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