SACON Meeting Minutes, February 7, 2011

SACON Committee Members Present

  • Elijah Dut- Co-President
  • Shelly Peters- Treasurer
  • Colleen Drenckhahn- Activities Chairperson
  • Charmaine Clarke-Davis- Vice Activities Chairperson
  • Kathleen McDonnell- Organizing Secretary
  • Colleen Bud- General Secretary

Other SACON Members in Attendance

  • Brandon Crandall-USG Vice-President
  • Joy Ezomo-USG Representative
  • Laura Osika-Michales
  • Gracia Roulan

Meeting opened at 1526 by Elijah Dut

Introduction of Members and Attendees

Brandon Crandall was recently appointed USG Vice-President by the USG. His role will be to communicate information from USG meetings to the SACON VP.  Information will then be communicated from SACON VP to the SACON committee.

  • From previous USG meeting Brandon Crandall reported:
    • There will be no rollover of USG appointed funding to the next year if it is not utilized.  However, money raised from fundraisers can be rolled over.
    • Proposal to implement a tier budgeting system for USG budget:
      • Campus groups that host multiple functions with high attendance will be rated as a Tier II group and will receive greater USG funding for events.
      • Groups that host 1 function will be rated as Tier I and receive less funding.
    • Parking Fundraisers can only be awarded if a CON USG representative is present at the USG meetings.

Budget Report

  • CON Account #7225  as of 2/7/11 = $987
  • SACON Account #7260 as of 2/7/11 = $1123

2011-2012 Elections

  • SACON - Elections to be held the 2nd week of February, for the following positions:
    • President
    • Co-President - if co-presidency remains
      • There is question as to whether or not there should be co-president positions again this year.  The intention of joint positions is to have more student involvement within the organization and allow for appropriate representation during absences and scheduling conflicts.
    • Treasurer
    • Activities Chair person
  • Anyone interested in running for SACON committee positions can write a short biography about yourself with a statement of why you are running for the desired position and attach a passport photo or similar type photo then submit to Sanju Johri via email to
  • The election will be posted online where all CON students have the opportunity to vote
  • USG - In March-April, elections will be held for USG representative positions including:
    • 3 CON representatives to attend USG meetings

Community Activities

  • Heart Walk/Run (3 miles) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool.
    • Nicole Levy started a team on behalf of SACON.  Nicole was unable to attend today’s meeting, but more information will be forthcoming.
    • Team member sign-up is completed online and there is a minimum $25 donation.
  • Canned Food Drive sponsored by the CON and Team UpstateàMarch 7-18
    • To benefit the Food Bank of CNY pending approval.
    • Cheri Allen will be contacting Colleen Bud to see how SACON can be involved.
  • 50th Anniversary CON Celebrationà Saturday, March 26, 2011
    • At the Genesee Grand with Luncheon at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP)
    • Waiting to hear from planning committee to see what SACON’s role will be in the celebration.


  • T-shirt Fundraiser-
    • Awaiting design approval via email from the Upstate Marketing and Branding Department. Colleen Bud will continue to communicate with Leah Caldwell regarding the development of this fundraiser.

SACON Activity Ideas

  • Beaver Lake Nature CenteràMidnight Snowshoeing, Ends 2/14
    • Admission to park is $3 per car
    • Snowshoes rental $3 per hour
      • $2 for each additional hour
  • Highland ForestàEnds March 13th
    • Room rentalà$75 for 5 hr from 11-4pm
    • Sleigh ride rentalà$225 for 1.5 hr (20 minute ride--10 people per ride)

Scholarship Donation

  • Elijah Dut proposed that SACON continue the tradition of donating a $1000 to the CON scholarship fund.

Next SACON Meeting

  • Monday, March 7, 2011 at 3:15-4:00 p.m.
  • Location Setnor 4507

1620 Meeting adjourned.

Patricia D Powers, DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Patricia D. Powers
SACON Faculty Advisor
College of Nursing

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