ASG meeting for May 29

Written by: Sumedha Majumdar
The Associated Student Government of BCC had its weekly meeting in the Student Union Building situated above the college cafeteria in room C211 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. Present at the meeting were eight members of the ASG and its President, Jacob Peltier. The meeting opened with roll calls and introduction of the people present in the room. And then it proceeded to discuss the topics that were brought to the table. The ASG granted an additional five dollars to the funding request for advertisement by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and Allies Center. The total now stands at $93 dollars instead of the $88 that was proposed earlier. The next topic was in regards to the approval of a two-dollar increase in pay for the ASG Legislative Committee members especially the Director and the Assistant Director. It was proposed that their pay be increased from the existing $10 an hour up to &12 an hour. Also the Geography Club represented by George Walker, Instructor and advisor of the Geography Club here at BCC came in with funding requests for their trip to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala for a period of three weeks. Sixteen people are expected participate. The total cost of the trip is $2,300 but this does not include food expenses. Of the 16 people, 11 are students accompanied by two instructors of the BCC and three volunteers. The purpose of this trip is to let students explore different cultures and physical landscapes. Students will also be participating in a lot of out door activities. The second request for funding was brought by the BCC Physics Club. Representing the Physics Club was Kevin Wheelock, Physics Instructor, and students Elliot Ray and Spencer Gibbs. The Physics Club requested funds for their project titled WALTA. Its main purpose would be to detect incoming cosmic rays, especially Ultra High Energy Cosmic ray. Schools like the University of Washington are also a part of it. The money will be used for buying equipment essential for the project. The ASG sanctioned $1,200 for the purchase and shipping of these machines. The meeting that lasted one hour and came to an end at 2:30 p.m.

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