Great Basin College
Student Government Association
12:30 P.M. November 4th, 2011
Battle Mountain – GBC BM 4
Elko – SGA Meeting Room CSL
Ely – GBC 114
Pahrump – PVC 124
Winnemucca- GBC 115
I. Call to Order: 12:32 P.M.
II. Roll Call
Alex Porter, President Present
Shay Pawelek, Vice President Present
Janae Johnson, Secretary Present
Adriana Mendez, Student Advocate Present
Battle Mountain Senator
Danielle Powell Present
Derek Alger Present
Brandon Fields Resigned
Ashlee Harp Present
Khatlyn Micheli-Gordon Present
Jake Stepic Excused
Peggy Drain Present
Shannon Hadfield Arrived at 12:45 P.M.
Monique Stepka Present
Esmeralda Aguilar Present
Lacy Villarreal Present
III. Introduction of Guests Information
Elko: Pat Anderson (Security) Interim President Lynn Mahlberg, Chief Business Officer
Sonja Sibert, and Grace Bair
Winnemucca: Jessica Villarreal
IV. Approval of Agenda Information / Action
A. Senator Harp moved to approve the November 4 , 2011 agenda. Senator Alger seconded.
DISCUSSION: Correction in Item C: Siebert missed spelled should be Sibert. Motion
V. Approval of Minutes Information / Action
A. Senator Alger moved to approve the October 21 , 2011 minutes. Senator Harp seconded.
DISCUSSION: None. Motion passes unanimously.
VI. President’s Report Information/ Action
President Porter reported on the following:
President Porter will administer the Oath to the newly elected SGA Officer.
Monique Stepka is now a Senator in Pahrump.
Introduced Pat Anderson who will be discussing policies in public comment.
There is no meeting on November 11, 2011. Observing Veterans Day.
VII. Vice President’s Report Information
Vice President Pawelek reported on the following:
Red Ribbon Week activities went well. Monday held a BBQ event feed about 150
students. Tuesday was the Survive Halloween, did not have a very good turn out
about 7 people attended. Wednesday was the Halloween Dance and about 150 people
showed up. Thursday was movie night with 45 people for this event.
VIII. Treasury Report Information/ Action
IX. Student Advocate’s Report Information
Advocate Mendez reported on the following:
Red Ribbon Week was very successful.
Next week is the Northern Nevada College Career Fair.
Monday November 7, 2011 in White Pine starts at 8:15 AM.
Tuesday November 8, 2011 in Elko starts at 8:00 AM.
Wednesday November 9, 2011 in Battle Mountain starts at 8:15 AM.
Thursday November 10, 2011 in Winnemucca starts at 9:00 AM and at 1:00 PM.
We are encouraged to attend the career fair to represent GBC. Please contact
Advocate Mendez if you are able to attend.
X. Center Reports Information
A. Battle Mountain:
Halloween activities went over well. Hanging up information for Veterans
Pumpkin contest was wrapped up with winners, posted pictures on face book.
Activities were fun and everything went over good.
Red Ribbon Week went very well. Halloween dance was fun and a big
Handed out prizes for the pumpkin contest.
XI. Committee Reports Information/ Action
A. Facilities: October 24, 2011 collected $4.75 and on October 31 collected $2.00 from the
B. Elko Senator Report: Senator Alger reported that Red Ribbon Week was fun and they
received good publication from the newspaper and television station.
XII. Unfinished Business Information/ Action
XIII. New Business Information/ Action
A. Hunt for the Hungry Information/ Action
Senator Harp moved to approve Vice President Pawelek requests a cap of $700.00 to
purchase supplies and prizes for a “Hunt for the Hungry” activity to be held in Elko on
November 14th, 2011. Senator Micheli-Gordon seconded.
DISCUSSION: Cost will cover food, prizes, and went off of last year’s amount. Motion
B. Teddy Bear Week Information/ Action
Senator Alger moved to approve Senator Powell requests a cap of $70.00 to purchase treats
and prizes for “Teddy Bear Week” to be held on the Battle Mountain Center from November
14th-18th, 2011. Senator Harp seconded.
DISCUSSION: This is a weeklong event with pajama day; bring your teddy bear to school.
All food and theme with have teddy bears used. This will end the coat drive. Motion passes
C. Student Fees Information/ Action
President Porter informed us that is information only item: The Interim President, Lynn
Mahlberg, and Chief Business Officer, Sonja Sibert, will be discussing student fees. They
will also discuss the revised Mission Statement for GBC for approval.
DISCUSSION: Mission statement needs to be shortened and this statement will be presented
to the Board of Regrets in December. See Attachment for mission statement. 4 point plan
was discussed from the Chancellor with 5%, 8%, and 13% increases. If there is a fee it will
go to the students. See Attachment for the breakdown of increases.
SGA voted on the new mission statement: Abstained Secretary Johnson, Senator Hadfield,
and Senator Aguilar. Motion passes with quorum.
XIV. Public Comment Information
Pat Anderson explained the Drug and Alcohol testing policy. See attachment
for policy. Pat Anderson wanted to make sure that we were informed of the
rules being students and employees of Great Basin College. She said if we had
any questions to call her or let President Porter know. She encouraged us to
read through the policies. See Attachment for policy.
Friday Follies will be Zumba and Dodge Ball.
Senator Hadfield congratulated Interim President Lynn Mahlberg for getting
put in the position.
Senator Powell mentioned that she would like to have all the centers involved
in the IAV Bingo idea, this will be presented on the next agenda.
Secretary Johnson mentioned that Senators need to check their emails and
help make corrections to the minutes.
ADJOURNMENT: 1:25 P.M.
SGA PRESIDENT: ______________________________________________________