Budget Committee Minutes
January 31st, 2008
- Location: Sayles 251
- Time: 9:00 pm
- Present: Chairman Peter Fritz, Treasurer Becca Bartram, Sungwook (Wookie) Hwang, Sam Ritter, Paul Ellebrecht, Tommy Walker, Kristin Nierengarten, Pablo Kenney, Laura Barsness, Jacob Schak, Sarah Duane, Marquita Davis, and Lisa Wang.
- Absent: Tim Foran
- Secretary: Robert Martin
Request 1: Carleton Contra Dance Association
Amount requested: $700
Amount recommended: $700
Request 2: Carleton Squash Club
Amount requested: $450
Amount recommended: $450
Request 3: Chinese Club
Amount requested: $100
Amount recommended: $100
Request 4: Carleton Democrats
Amount requested: $275
Amount recommended: $275
Request 5: Experimental Theater Board
Amount requested: $350
Amount recommended: $350
Request 6: Collective for Women's Issues
Amount requested: $1960
Amount recommended: $1960
Request 7: Pangea
Amount requested: $360
Amount recommended: Postponed
Carleton Contra Dance Club
Carleton Contra Dance Club requested funds to subsidize the participation of Carleton students in the Northfield Winter STOMP. The dance is funded from a number of sources, and the CSA would be paying only to subsidize the entry fee for Carleton students.
Marquita Davis made a full bid. Tommy Walker added a stipulation that no color posters be put up on campus. The full bid stood unopposed as the recommendation of the committee.
Carleton Squash Club
Carleton Squash Club requested funds for 4 racquets, 12 regulation squash balls and additional funds for restringing of racquets. These funds are primarily to replace racquets that were broken during winter break.
Marquita Davis made a full bid with a stipulation that the Squash Club find a more secure location to store their equipment. The full bid stood unopposed as the recommendation of the committee.
Chinese Club requested funding for their upcoming celebration of the Chinese New Year. This is organized by Parish house and Asian Language Department. They have already received funds from the other sponsors.
The event will be mostly for students of the Asian Language Department, which is carrying most of the cost. Any students are welcome to attend, but there will not be campus wide advertising.
Becca Bartram made a full bid.
Sam Ritter made a $0 bid, arguing that the event was mainly for the Asian Language Department and should therefore be funded by it.
Tommy Walker and Marquita Davis voiced their support for the full bid, saying that the event was well organized and the cost was shared between other organizations.
The voting was as follows
Full bid by Marquita Davis - 8 votes
Zero dollar bid by Sam Ritter - 2 votes
Abstentions - 1
The full bid is the recommendation of the committee.
Carleton Democrats requested funding to bus students to the caucuses. There will be one bus making trips back and forth as well as a campus van to provide more flexibility. The van will be making trips from 6:30PM until the polls close at 8:00PM.
The bus will be more efficient than campus vans in taking people to the caucuses, which will help if there is an unexpectedly large turn out.
Marquita made a full bid, which stood unopposed as the recommendation of the committee.
ETB requested funds for its one-acts this winter. They include; the Horrible Hot Air Homicide, The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From, and the Dumb Waiter.
Sam Ritter made a full bid, which stood unopposed as the recommendation of the committee.
Collective for Women's Issues
The Collective for Women's Issues requested funds to bring the Sex Worker's Art Show to campus. http://www.sexworkersartshow.com
The event will be a cabaret style performance with 12 sex workers from all aspects of the sex industry. One of the goals of the event is sex crime prevention through education.
Some members of Budget Committee were reluctant to fund such an expensive event. However, Kristin Nierengarten argued that it was a new kind of event for the Carleton Community. She made a full bid, which stood unopposed as the recommendation of the committee.
Pangea made a request for a cooking event open to all students on campus. The goal would be to build connections between the international and American students through food and discussion. Chinese, Nepali, Burmese and Japanese food would be provided.
African foods were recommended, but were decided to be cost prohibitive due to the unique ingredients. The event was to serve a minimum of 40 people.
Sam Ritter moved to postpone the bid, citing the lack of detail in the request and expensive prices for common staples such as rice. There were 8 votes in favor of postponement and 4 opposed.
The request was postponed until next week.
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