Council Meeting Summary, October 7, 2015

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 7, 2015:

Proxy Rules: To explain the somewhat arcane rules surrounding proxying at Council, the Clerk of Council performed a song (“The Proxy Song”) of his own invention and also presented a Game of Council.  Everyone was illuminated.

Ride sharing: Council heard a presentation from the developers of a rideshare app who were seeking to partner with the AMS in their carpooling initiative.

New Oversight Chair: The former Chair of the Oversight Committee having resigned, Council appointed Alan Ehrenholz, the Chair of the Student Life & Communications Committee, to replace him.

Lev Bukhman Lounge: AMS President Aaron Bailey noted the official opening of the Lev Bukhman Theatre Lounge, named after the head of Studentcare, the company that administers the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan.  He also noted the official opening of the Perch, the new upscale dining establishment in the Nest.

Governance Review: President Bailey announced that MNP were being hired as consultants for the governance review.

Voting: Jude Crasta, the VP External, announced that advance voting for the federal election was now available at a special polling station in the Old SUB.

Umbrellas for All: The VP Finance, Mateusz Miadlikowski, announced that the AMS Sustainability Office had launched an umbrella sharing program on campus that was attracting media attention.

The Centennial Book: Executive Director Daniel Levangie announced that excerpts from the AMS history book are appearing this month in Trek, the alumni magazine.

Withdrawing from the ABCS: After much debate, Council decided to postpone its decision on whether to leave the Alliance of BC Students until the next regular Council meeting on October 28.

Annual General Meeting of the AMS: October 21 at noon in the Forum.

Next regular Council meeting: October 28, 2015 in the Forum at 6 pm.



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