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25th March 2015

MINUTES OF THE OUSA EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD IN THE OUSA EXECUTIVE BULL-PEN OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015 AT 4.09PM


PRESENT
Paul Hunt (Chair), Isaac Yu, Payal Ramritu, Nina Harrap, Jonathan Martin and Taotao Li

IN ATTENDANCE
Debbie Downs (OUSA CEO), Donna Jones (Minute Secretary), Josie Cochrane (Critic Editor) and Laura Munro (Critic reporter)

ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON
Martin/Yu
97/15 THAT Paul Hunt be elected as Chairperson for the duration of this meeting.
CARRIED
SPEAKING RIGHTS
Moved from the Chair
98/15 THAT Debbie Downs, Donna Jones, Josie Cochrane and Laura Munro be granted speaking rights for the duration of this meeting.
CARRIED U
APOLOGIES
Alice Sowry and Greer Mahoney

Moved from the Chair
99/15 THAT the above apologies be accepted.
CARRIED U
MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING
Moved from the Chair
100/15 THAT the minutes of the executive meeting held on 16 March 2015 be accepted as a true and correct record.
CARRIED U
EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY
Paul has announced that each week the executive will go around the table and inform the meeting of their hours and what they have been doing. Give one strength and one weakness of their performance over the previous week.

BACK TO BASICS ON THE BUDGET
Paul and Nina were to have a pre-executive meeting catch up but this didn’t happen. It is important for each executive member to understand the main budget areas. Also that students see what OUSA is spending money on. Thus this years’ executive wish to make the figures more accessible.

Nina is keen to assist the executive with their budgets etc and encourages them to pop in and see her with any queries.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES ABROAD MEMBERSHIP
A group from VSA met with Paul and Taotao to discuss the relationship with VSA, students and OUSA. It was also pointed out that if you are a member of VSA you can sit on their main Council.

Nina left at 4.26pm

Moved from the Chair
101/15 THAT OUSA renew its membership with Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA) when the next subscription is due.
CARRIED U

LIFE CHOICE AFFILIATION
After several meetings and seeking opinions from feminist and pro-choice groups it was agreed to affiliate this group providing they abide by the rules and guidelines in their constitution.

Moved from the Chair
102/15 THAT the Life choice group be affiliated to OUSA.
Abstain: Ramritu
CARRIED

BOTTLE BUY BACK SCHEME
The University is keen to have this held again. They will pay the costs of the skip hire and the exchange money.

Nina returned at 4.34pm

Nina indicated she was very keen to be the Facilitator of this scheme.

Moved from the Chair
103/15 THAT the OUSA Executive will co-ordinate a Bottle Buy Back Scheme forthwith.
CARRIED U

GENERAL BUSINESS
Swimming Sports – a van will be leaving the Recreation Centre at 6.45pm for Moana Pool. Payal is fronting this event.

Meeting closed at 4.37pm