ASUAF Recap, May 1: The end is nigh


Matt Mertes / Sun Star

Present: Allyssia Garcia, Joseph Degraft-Emanfu, Hanna Carlile, Ivik Henry, Cordero Reid, Ryan Cain, Jacob Sears

Absent: N/A

Excused: N/A

Today was the last meeting for the ASUAF senate, which wished President Mathew Carrick farewell. Carrick is graduating this semester and will step down as President of ASUAF, a title he has held for three years now. ASUAF had a potluck today to celebrate Carrick and the end of the school year.

“This is kinda a bitter-sweet moment for me, I have been here for three years, I just want to say that I have really enjoyed my time here,” Carrick said. “I am very honored to have served with you all and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

ASUAF’s office update came in more then $2000 under budget. The original budget was $4,740.  The amount was for six office chairs, five office computers and three soft office seats. Vice President Colby Freel wrote a bill allowing the unused funds to be redirected to purchasing more office equipment. Freel said the unused funds should be reallocated to provide adequate office equipment for the two new office positions ASUAF has created for next semester.

Freel also wrote a bill that would ask clubs and students funded by ASUAF to give ASUAF recognition of the funds ASUAF provided to that club or student.

The senate argued about the wording of the bill. Senator Cordero Reid was vocal with his criticism, saying the new wording would limit the functionality of the bill.

“Where I take issue is that we are having people read our bylaws, and then go from one section and have to jump back to another section,” Reid said. “It just makes it inefficient.”

To which Senator Jacob Sears replied, “ I don’t really care about inefficiency, the bylaws themselves are inefficient.”

The discussion was closed and the bill amended to be more easily understood.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:33 p.m.

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