Great Basin College
Student Government Association
12:30 p.m. September 7, 2007
Elko – GBC LH 114
Battle Mountain BM 2
Ely GBC 112
Pahrump PVC 124
Winnemucca GBC 109
I. Call to Order
President LeSpade called the meeting at 12:35 P.M.
II. Roll Call
Richie LeSpade, President Present
Katrina Kahama, Secretary Present
Julie Smith, Student Advocate Present
Battle Mountain Senator
Andre LeSpade Present
Jose Torres Present
Cesar Benitez Present
Michelle Ashcraft Present - Via cell phone
Susan French Present
Ilona Somers Present
III. Introduction of Guests Information
Pahrump: Bob Lurker, Emily Lurker, Dale Griffith, Gregory Schmaltz
Elko: Erin Ganguet, Cody Lamb, Ella Trujillo, Jaqueline Lemback
IV. Approval of Agenda Information/Action
September 7, 2007 SGA Agenda
Senator LeSpade moved to approve the September 7, 2007 SGA Agenda. Senator
French seconded. No discussion. Motion passed.
V. Approval of Minutes Information/Action
August 31, 2007 SGA Minutes
President LeSpade said the SGA minutes for August 31, 2007 will be approved next
week to give the newly appointed Secretary Katrina Kahama some time.
VI. President’s Report Information
President LeSpade acknowledged the president from Skills USA, Cody Lamb. He
also mentioned the deadline for elections is September 12, 2007 by 5:00 P.M. He
reminded everyone about Friday Follies and tonight’s event; as well as asked for us to
join. Don’t forget that there are two meetings next week! According to the
constitution we have to have two meeting for the election process. President LeSpade
also commented on the Secretaries progress.
VII. Vice-Presidents Report Information
President LeSpade gave the Vice-President’s report, see attachment #1.
VIII. Treasurer’s Reports Information/Action
July Treasury Report
Senator Torres moved to bring the July Treasury Report to the floor. Senator Benitez
seconded. Motion Passed.
July Treasury Report presented by Julie Smith, see attachment #2.
IX. Student Advocate’s Report Information
Nevada Open Meeting Law requires us to stay off mute. Try to get qualifying
Senators, a new Vice President and Treasurer. Attend the first programming board
meeting on the September 17, 2007. The meetings are always on Mondays at 12:30
P.M. in the Big Horn Activities Center. Advocate Smith sends thanks to everyone for
X. Branch Campus Reports Information
Mary Swetich returned to work and will be having a belated welcome back on the Ely
Welcome back went great and they have a lot of ice-cream left over.
XI. Committee Reports Information/Action
President LeSpade has been taking care of the facilities. The recreation room is open
until everyone is trained and then it will be closed and producing some revenue. It
will have a schedule so no one gets overwhelmed.
XII. Unfinished Business
XIII. New Business
A. GBC Ambassadors Information/Action
Erin Ganguet requests a cap of $700 for fall 2007 semester Ambassador Events.
Secretary Kahama moved to approve Erin Ganguet’s request
for $700 for the fall 2007 semester Ambassador events. Senator
Ashcraft seconded. Erin presented a list of expenses to
President LeSpade see attachment #2. President LeSpade and
Advocate Smith Complimented the Ambassadors. Motion
B. Intervention Information/Action
President LeSpade requests a cap of $500 for fall semester 2007 refreshments
for the Intervention Committee to host student life topics on Thursdays.
Secretary Kahama moved to approve a cap of $500 for fall semester 2007
refreshments for the Intervention Committee to host student life topics on
Thursdays. Senator Benitez seconded. Senator French had a question on relation of
the Intervention Committee with Pat Anderson’s input in the last meeting. President
LeSpade directed Senator French’s question with goals and reasons why the
Intervention Committee is running. He also stated that he brought the original
request for $1000 down to $500. Advocate Smith informed everyone that the request
of $500 is for refreshments to try and attract people to the meetings or event.
Motion passed with Senators Somers and French voting nay.
XIV. Items Laid on the Table
XV. Issues and Concerns/Public Comment Information
President LeSpade informs everyone to not ever be afraid to vote how you feel to
vote. It is encouraged to give your input. Advocate Smith stated when a motion is
made to be approved it is only bringing the item(s) to the floor for discussion.
President LeSpade sends thanks to Pahrump’s campus director.
Secretary Kahama moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:59 P.M.