Meeting Minutes August 28, 2018


The Academic Senate Committee on Student Activities met on August 28, 2018 1:00pm L-413

Committee Members in Attendance:

  • Stephen Atkins
  • Kimberly Riegel
  • Randelle Sasa
  • Celia Sporer



  • Jennifer Klein
  • Kerri-Ann Smith (on leave).

Liaisons in Attendance:

  • Ray Volel
  • Brian Kerr
  • Grace McGee, John Mondal


The meeting was called to order at 1:07

Approval of the agenda of the August 28, 2018 meeting by voice vote

Approval of the minutes of the May 14, 2018 meeting by voice vote

Grace McGee the coordinator from NYPIRG introduced herself and the organization to the faculty committee to make them aware of the work they are doing on campus.  She expressed interest in having a table at the volunteer fair.  A registration form will be sent to NYPIRG.

A discussion of meeting times for the semester was made.  The committee will meet on the second Tuesday of the month when possible at a rotating time to accommodate as many peoples schedules as possible. Because of the lack of available Tuesdays during September the September meeting will be held on a different day of the week.

Arrangements for the Volunteer Fair were made.

  • Each member of the committee will contact organizations that attended the volunteer fair from last year.  The registration form and script from last year will be sent to each faculty member to be used to contact the organizations


Committee Member

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Stephen Atkins

Foundation for a Drug Free World

Kimberly Riegel

NY Presbyterian-Queens

Randelle Sasa

North Shore University Hospital

Randelle Sasa

American Cancer Society

Celia Sporer

Reading Partners New York

Celia Sporer

Services Now for Adult Persons

Brian Kerr

Wildlife Conservation Society – Queens Zoo

Brian Kerr

The Daniel Society

Kimberly Riegel

Queens Library

Ray Volel

New York Cares

Jennifer Klein

Visiting Nurses Services of New York

Stephen Atkins


Kimberly Riegel

Fortune Society

Stephen Atkins

Dress for Success

Ray Volel

Long Island Children Museum

Brian Kerr

Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York

Celia Sporer

American Littoral Society

Jennifer Klein

Ronald McDonald House, Long Island

Jennifer Klein

NYC Parks Department

Kimberly Riegel

American Associate for Men in Nursing

Randelle Sasa

  • We will serve popcorn again by Bring in the Clowns with an estimated cost of $395 as that was the cost from last year.  The chair will contact them to reserve the date and get a recent quote. VP Kerr has agreed to contribute funds for this as well as SGA. Once a quote is given the final contributions will be determined.
  • The committee discussed having a DJ present.  Noise concerns were raised about the music in the quad.  In order to keep the cost and the volume to a minimum we will create a playlist and use college sound equipment to play some music to bring students to the event.

The chair made a presentation at the SGA board meeting on Monday August 27.  The SGA president John Mondal discussed some of the important initiatives that SGA would like to accomplish this semester.  It was decided that the committee will work with SGA on two main initiatives

  • Moving Starbucks from the library to the student union
  • Improving communication with the students via text messaging and other technology.

Student activities gave their report

  • Bingo for Books - Wednesday 12-1 and 5-6
  • A Quiet Place, headphone movie Wednesday 6-9
  • Coffee Night with SGA – Thursday August 30
  • Club Fair – Wednesday September 12 12-2
  • Constitution day Events are bein planned
  • Looking for students to attend leadership weekend. Applications are now open

Meeting was adjourned at 2:09

Respectfully submitted,

Minutes submitted by Kimberly Riegel
Committee on Student Activities , Secretary

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