French Stanford Student
-end of year bbq this friday in EV lowrises. Expect 100 grad students, requesting $900, which is $500 food $370 alcohol, rest event services. Recommendation $500 food, $370 alcohol, and $30 event services, total $900. Voting, passes unanimously.
Israeli Student Assoc
-Organizing Shvuot holiday event, Jewish holiday. Initially wanted this thursday, but postponed for more time. Asking for $500 for food, $200 wine. Recommendation is $500 food and $200 alcohol. Voting, passes unanimously.
Thai Student Assoc
-Farewel party for graduates. Expect 80 ppl, 65 grads and 15 UG. Requesting $940, $900 food and $40 programming. Sam says their event is still not on GSC calendar. It’s listed under the wrong day. Wendy says they use acronyms (TSA) and should use “Thai Student Assoc”. Recommendation is $900 food $40 event services. The discrepancy is food cap. Voting, passes unanimously.
-Not buying alcohol, so transferring line item from alcohol for food for $200. For same event, still under the food cap, for dinner. Voting for $200 transfer, passes unanimously.
BBQ Pit Bill
Changed about $1000, slight modifications that we proposed. The bill was drafted. Bryce asks about plaque funding, David says we’ll find funding for them later, Housing has said they’ll pay for it. Trevor wants to clarify about the cabinets in the drawing. Voting on GSC-2014-21, passes unanimously.
Pablo and Jesse are here. Bill is hoping to provide funding to build a greenhouse and irrigation systems for the 3 community gardens: EV south/north and community farm. We are in a drought and this would reduce our water usage, would make it easier for students to have this system running. Greenhouse is for starting seedlings instead of going out and buy plants, about 8′ x 12′, would be located in the EV garden, so students don’t have to go out and buy plants, so students don’t have to buy plants. It would add to their ability to support agricultural education. A small bit would go toward buying tools to help with workshops, like composting, bed preparation, plant identification, general organic gardening techniques. 100% graduate students and families, all open to graduates. There’s no bill yet. They didn’t realize that we had restrictions on what we can fund with the $6k hard cap, but can’t be funded so now they want to write a bill. Trevor points them to the website for bill template, Bryce says they can reach out to Housing office or GLO office or GSPB, can reach out to the CAs. They say they are now a VSO so it’s no longer under purview of CAs. Durgesh asks if they can get another group to help irrigation at the community farm, they say they already get a lot of help from the educational farm, and wants to keep it somewhat separate, also that’s already a lot of work. Wendy asks how many students work on the plots, they say 90 students on individual plots, 20 more students in communal plots, new students come and go, maybe 20-30 students a year. Not sure what the wait list for EV plots are. Wendy says they should include those numbers in their bill. Sam asks if additional students who are not involvedi n the plots also come to workshop, they say yes. The greenhouse lifetime is supposed to be decade+, so that’s 10 years at 100 students a year, good investment. Bryce asks for a ballpark cost, they say $5-6k. Bryce asks about irrigation. They say it would come from the taps that the university currently provides. Would be drip irrigation, for university to cut water usage to drip irrigation. Part of that is on timers, so will water for specific amount of time whenever you want, and they turn off automatically. Bryce also asks, how do they see the oversight coming from this bill, due to turnover in the group? They say greenhouse doesn’t need much management, it’s just a glass shed. Not much maintenance needed. For irrigation system, one requirement for being a member is that you maintain your plot and the stuff that goes with it, so requires that they maintain the irrigation system. Bryce asks for the timeline, they say it would be nice to have the irrigation in the coming month or 2, greenhouse would be cool for fall project.
Need social chairs.
Proposal is being presented tomorrow to Provost.
Arushi met someone at Bechtel, it’s called Campus Quad, she says we post event on GSC calendar, wonder if we could tell them about the website, they can add it to their list.
Moving forward, we are meeting every 2 weeks. Next meeting is in 3 weeks, June 25th. Chairs say attendance is bad. David suggests that the GSC meetings are on the calendar. Bryce updates t-shirts, thinking about just ordering a couple of them for the internal group, and maybe can buy more in the future. Black tshirt with red writing.