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15 August 2018

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MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018 AT 3.03PM HELD IN THE CLUBS AND SOCIETIES CENTRE, ALBANY STREET, DUNEDIN

 

PRESENT

Caitlin Barlow-Groome (Chair), Cam Meads, Sam Smith, James Heath, Abigail Clark, Kirio Birks, Roger Yan, Josh Smith, Umi Asaka, Tiana Mihaere and Norhan El Sanjak

IN ATTENDANCE

Joel MacManus (Critic Editor), Charlie O’Mannin (Critic News Reporter), Esme Hall (Critic), Alex McKirdy (Critic), Laura Cairns (Observer), Donna Jones (Minute Secretary) and Debbie Downs (Chief Executive Officer)

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE MEETING

            Moved from the Chair

404/18 THAT the minutes from the executive meeting held on 8 August 2018 be accepted as a true and correct record.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED U

MATTERS ARISING

Selwyn College – James reported the meeting went well.  The SCSA were successful in overturning the College’s decision.

SPEAKING RIGHTS

            Moved from the Chair

405/18 THAT Debbie Downs, Donna Jones and Joel MacManus be granted speaking rights for the duration of this meeting.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED U

EXECUTIVE QUICK ROUND UP 

            All busy with their tasks and getting ready for the elections.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

            A student hurt their wrist in the dance room.  A minor incident with no harm.

ELECTIONS CANDIDATES FORUMS MODERATOR

As the attached memorandum states – Critic and Radio one would like to moderate at the election forums coming up. 

There was a request for questions to be formulated in advance, however it was decided they wouldn’t be.

The Critic Editor insisted the forum would be run professionally and presented well.

This would be an OUSA Event but it could be advertised as being run by Radio One and Critic.  They could share advertising from the OUSA Facebook advertising.

 

Meads/S Smith

406/18 THAT OUSA appoint Esme Hall and Jamie Green as Moderators for the four 2019 Executive Elections Forums coming up.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

WELLINGTON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION UPDATE

Moved from the Chair

407/18 THAT the Wellington Health Professional Students’ Association update be received.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED U
PRESIDENTS JULY REPORT

            Heath/Asaka

408/18 THAT the Presidents July report be received.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

AFFILIATION

There was a discussion about this club being formed to protest, however it was noted their purpose was to ‘discuss’ protests.

J Smith/S Smith

409/18 THAT the Otago Protest Association be affiliated to OUSA.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

WELFARE COMMITTEE MINUTES

            Clark/Heath

410/18 THAT the Welfare Committee meeting minutes of 9 August 2018 be received.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MINUTES

            Heath/J Smith

411/18 THAT the Education Committee meeting minutes 4 May 2018 be received.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

WELLINGTON STUDENTS’ RALLY AT PARLIAMENT

            As attached:

The President of VUWSA is requesting OUSA’s support when they rally outside of Parliament on 22 August to ask for more support for mental health at tertiary institutions.

Abigail offered to write a letter on behalf of OUSA and send it through to the Executive.

 

NZUSA UPDATE and RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTS (RA’s) REPORT

            Moved from the Chair

412/18 THAT the meeting move into committee of the whole for reasons of commercial sensitivity at 3.32pm

                                                                                                                        CARRIED U

            Moved from the Chair

413/18 THAT the meeting move out of committee of the whole at 3.45pm

                                                                                                                        CARRIED U

GRADUATION PARADE

            Sitting on the stage:    Sam, Umi and Caitlin

Parading at 1.30pm:   Sam, Caitlin, Norhan and James

GENERAL BUSINESS

            Te Rito resignation – Tiana advised Rawiri Manley the Cultural and Education Officer has resigned.

            Mihaere/Asaka

414/18 THAT the meeting move into committee of the whole for reasons of commercial sensitivity at 3.49pm.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

            Mihaere/Asaka

415/18 THAT the meeting move out of committee of the whole at 3.55pm.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

            Postgraduate Officer Resignation – Kirio Birks sent a letter of resignation to the Secretary last evening.

            It was appropriate to run a By Election alongside the 2019 Elections coming up so we need to get moving on this.

            In the meantime the Education Officer and the Welfare Officer offered to help with sitting on committees Kirio was on.  Kirio will send a list of committees to Caitlin.

Kirio offered to help out in the next couple of weeks, write up a handover document and submit the third quarter report on the due date of 20 September.

Norhan left at 4.05pm

Norhan returned at 4.07pm

Meads/Heath

416/18 THAT the nominations in the By Election open for the position of Postgraduate Officer at 9am 3 September 2018 and close at 12pm on 6 September 2018.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

            Meads/Heath

417/18 THAT voting in the By Election for the position of Postgraduate Officer open at 9am on 17 September 2018 and close at 4pm on 20 September 2018.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

            Meads/Heath

418/18 THAT voting in the By Election for the position of Postgraduate Officer on 17-20 September 2018 be by electronic means only.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

            Marketing and Communications Manager – Debbie advised a verbal offer has been accepted and the paper work is underway.  Late October is the proposed start date.

            Pō Whakangāhau Kapa Haka dress rehearsal – Tiana would appreciate us all turning up to this in the Union Hall on 20 September at 6:15pm. Gold coin donation.

            Te Roopu Māori/OUSA get together – please confirm via the doodle poll being set up.

            Free Graduation photos - OUSA haven’t the resources to do these this graduation and wish to acknowledge it isn’t a good use of our time and money.  It was suggested that Professor Vernon Squire – Deputy Vice-Chancellor be approached to see if the University wanted to continue with them.

            Art Award

            Moved from the Chair

419/18 THAT Alex McKirdy be congratulated on his recent award in the OUSA Art Awards.

                                                                                                                        CARRIED

           

Meeting closed at 4.14pm

 

 

Signed: ___________________________________                        Date: _________