Meeting started at 1:18.
Representatives present: Charles Adkins, Jacques LeBlanc, John Gundayao, Levi Campbell, Mia Harvey, Aidan Ripley, Rebecca Canright, Asher Matthews, Brandon Ellington, Phoebe, Waylon Robert, Jenny Whitfield, Francisco Daza, Jasmine Wong, Adam Bartell, Robert Tacker, Merrill Williams.
Executive Director: Camille Closson.
Advisor: Tom Mercado.
Motion to add Director of Legislative Affairs selection to the Agenda after project check-ins.
Motion to approve Agenda.
Motion to approve Minutes.
Tom reminded us that our SLARs are due today.
Also talked to us about the State Supreme Court Justices coming to campus on May 8th and 9th.
Asher let the team know that he is giving his spot for the luncheon with the Justices to the next person in line, Camille (he got randomly picked to go as part of the S&A Board).
Mia updated us on how the Power of One Conference went. Also let us know about wanting to invite Black Trans Magic to the Olympia campus.
Motion to add discussion and possible vote about bringing the group to the Olympia campus to the Agenda.
Camille talked about promoting the State Supreme Court Justices coming to the Olympia campus on the GSU’s social media outlets. Also asked the GSU about who wanted to go to the WSA meeting on 05/13. Asked the team about what to tell Wendy during the Leadership’s meeting with her on 04/28.
Rebecca asked the team permission to leave at 2:15.
Jacques talked about a project for a safe-sex vending machine supplying condoms ect..
Charles updated us on who he has been meeting with to bring speakers to the Olympia campus.
Jenny talked to us about events sponsored by the TQC.
Phoebe talked to us about the Student Forum organizing committee meeting on Friday at 3 pm in Student Activities, if anybody is interested in joining the meetings. Also updated us on her work for international programs.
Waylon updated us on his project with Jacques to put trash cans in the woods. They are going to start meeting with the administration. Updated us on fundraising for the unpaid internship fund.
Jasmine told us about a BBQ organized by All God’s People on 4/27 at 5 pm by the HCC.
Survey concerning Police Services (Ballot language proposal)
Survey to get more student input on the Campus Police Department.
Motion to table this Agenda item until the survey contains an “identity question”.
John: Community Building Day, possibly week 9, working on organizing it.
Levi: Interested in working with John and Mia on the Community Building Day + Student Forum Committee.
Mia: Worked on Lobby Day, Power of One Conference, now working on Community Building Day, possibly bringing Black Trans Magic to the Olympia campus.
Aidan: Worked with the Climate Action Plan petitions + willing to help Waylon and Jacques with trash cans in the woods.
Rebecca: Working on the petitions mentioned above and working on increased sustainability. Capitol + WashPIRG campaigns + working with foodbank and wildlife conservation groups.
Brandon: Worked on our budget for next year. Presenting to the S&A Board soon. Also on the bylaws committee. Is still looking for ways to keep ourselves accountable.
Phoebe: Working on increasing outreach in between TESC and schools in other countries + increasing study abroad programs + Starting the Student Forum organizing committee + Green wall art project.
Waylon: Talked about maybe having the Student Trustee or Chair of the Board of Trustees to be at the Student Forum + working on trash cans in the woods + safe-sex machine + unpaid internship fund.
Jenny: Week 6 – Queer and Trans week (events all week – spoken word, panels..) + First Lavender graduation ever (June 14th).
Francisco: Tables for a new multi-ethnic group on campus, willing to help with the trash cans project.
Jasmine: Also helps table for new group + creating events for it too.
Merrill: Working on bringing TriO to the Tacoma campus + Tacoma bus passes with Charles.
Adam: Willing to help with trash cans project.
Charles: Working on getting a Fast Ferry from Olympia to Seattle + expanding sounder train down to Lacey + ORCA cards for Tacoma students and opt-in program for Olympia students.
Jacques: Trash cans project, safe-sex machine, unpaid internship fund, willing to help anybody who needs help.
Asher: Helped with unpaid internship fund, willing to help with safe-sex machine.
Brandon offered that we become more digital. Possibly start an ask.fm. Icon on the evergreen main page? Advertise through Facebook? Promote the page?
Motion to give Asher permission to start an ask.fm
Director of Legislative Affairs selection:
Motion to suspend the bylaws.
Motion to reappoint Charles Adkins as our DLA for next year.
Motion to reinstate the bylaws.
Mia’s discussion for inviting Black Trans Magic.
Motion to ask Charles to ask Rep. Jayapal if inviting Black Trans Magic to campus at the same time as she is here is alright.
Motion to amend to make it so both events can happen on the same day, around the same time, but without being the same event (following FEC regulations).
Motion to change the first motion to reflect the amended language.
Main motion (amended) approved.
Motion to have Brandon be our Historian.
Meeting ended at 2:47.