The Associated Student Government passed the budget approval for the up coming awareness week in April.
Yasamin Enshaeian moved to approve the budget and Nina Alavi second the motion. The overall budget is $3500 for the entire week. Asal Bahrami, Chair of the Events Cabinet, also had an idea of a BBQ for awareness week as well.
Audra DiPadova informed the cabinet that she also discovered something to help out with Bahrami’s idea. “I recently found out that the cafeteria owes ASG $5000 in credit,” DiPadova said.
According to DiPadova S&B Foods, the company contracted as the food services for the cafeteria, which means they have exclusive rights as to what food is served on campus grounds. DiPadova did explain that if ASG chooses catering for an event that does not fall under the rights of who gets to sell food on campus.
Bahrami decided to speak with the people in charge of the cafeteria with the help of Shay Sharp.
They also began looking at websites for awareness week. They looked over websites for buying candy to put in goodie bags and decided to buy the colored shirts for their own cloths line off the internet as well.
The senate had a presentation from two people, professor Robert Farnsworth.
He explained that the two plant sales that the greenhouse has does generate money for the school but he would like it to generate more.
“We want to get just the right plants to sell for earth week,” Farnsworth told the senate. “Selling plants at earth week will also help kick-start Saddleback’s garden design club.”
Drew Yearwood also spoke to the senate about how the environmental awareness club got Whole Foods to be at Saddleback for earth week. Shireen Ebrahim told Yearwood that the senate tried to ask help from Trader Joe’s but they will be busy that week. Trader Joe’s still tried to help out and donated the reusable bags they sell in their store.
According to ASG members multi-cultural week got moved to May 1st and 2nd. Club rush will still be on Mar. 26th and 27th along with the ASG’s cloths line.