SACON Meeting Minutes, March 14, 2011

SACON Committee Members Present

  • Elijah Dut- Co-President
  • Gracia Roulan- 2011-2012 Incoming President
  • Shelly Peters- Treasurer
  • Eva Pecor- 2011-2012 Incoming Treasurer
  • Laura Osika-Michales- 2011-2012 Activities Chairperson
  • Charmaine Clarke-Davis- Vice Activities Chairperson
  • Kathleen McDonnell- Organizing Secretary
  • Colleen Bud- General Secretary

Other SACON Members in Attendance

  • BBrandon Crandall-USG Vice-President
  • Joy Ezomo-USG Representative
  • Kirsten Manganiello
  • Nancy Sabiha
  • Jyoti Patil

Meeting opened at 1507 by Elijah Dut, introductions of newly elected SACON committee members and new attendees.

  • Suggestion made to contact Sanju Johri to update SACON directory with elected 2011-2012 committee members.

2011-2012 Elections

  • SACON Election Results
    • President - Gracia Roulan
    • Treasurer - Eva Pecor
    • Activities Chairperson - Laura Osika-Michales
  • USG Election Results
    • USG Representative - Michelle Sidoran

February 2011 meeting minutes reviewed by Colleen Bud.

Budget Report

Reviewed by Shelly Peters, Treasurer

  • CON Account #7225  as of 2/7/11 = $987
  • SACON Account #7260 as of 2/7/11 = $1123
  • 2011-2012 Budget to be completed and submitted ASAP based on the sample format provided by USG.
    • Include description of events and meetings along with sign-in sheets in budget.
    • Needs to be signed by current co-president and treasurer, as well as incoming president and treasurer.
    • Include a contact person in the budget report.
    • There will be no rollover of USG appointed funding to the next year if it is not utilized.  However, money raised from fundraisers can be rolled over.

Scholarship Donation

  • Elijah Dut proposed that SACON continue the tradition of donating a $1000 to the CON scholarship fund.
    • Shelly Peters motioned to donation $1000 to the CON scholarship fund.  Second motion by Gracia Roulan, all SACON committee members in agreement to donate funds to CON scholarship.

USG Update

  • USG Vice-President, Brandon Crandall, reported recent approval of Blackboard 9 improvement funding by USG totaling $7000-$8000.
    • CON committee representatives included Elijah Dut, Valerie Khan, and Brandon Crandall. Committee composed of 1 PT, 2 MS, and 2 CON students, headed by chairpersons Joe Smith and Pam Youngs-Maher.
    • Improvements to be implemented for next school year.
      • Eliminate spam email by creating a way to receive organization/group specific email.


  • Upstate Gala Coat Check-
    • Anticipate participation in this profitable fundraiser in December 2011.  Shelly Peters has contact information for this event.
  • Parking Lot Fundraiser (for SU games)-
    • Continue to have CON USG representatives present at USG meetings in order to be awarded with holding this profitable fundraiser.
  • T-shirt Fundraiser-
    • Design approved by Upstate Marketing and Branding Department.  Email sent to CON students by Sanju Johri informing them of fundraiser. 
    • Students able to order items online at
      • Items conveniently delivered to your home, credit cards and PayPal accepted, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
      • 100% of proceeds go to the CON.
    •  $250 budget approved by SACON committee to order various items to be displayed at the CON 50th Anniversary Celebration.  Items to be ordered by Colleen Bud via credit card, a check request form will then be submitted to USG to reimburse Colleen Bud.

Community Activities

  • 50th Anniversary CON Celebrationà Saturday, March 26, 2011
    • Luncheon at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) and Cocktail Dinner at the Genesee Grand.
      • Continuing education hours for students who wish to attend events during day.
      • Dinner table for CON at the Genesee Grand, register with celebration organizer, Barbara Black if interested in attending.
      • SACON will be displaying and selling various items with the approved CON design prior to the Cocktail Dinner as part of the T-shirt fundraiser.
        • CON students will sell ordered items to be displayed, order online for patrons via personal laptops, and refer patrons to website to order fundraiser items.
      • Email sent by SACON Secretaries requesting photos of students at CON events, such as the White Coat Ceremony and commencement events.
        • Photos to be submitted by Saturday, March 19th.
        • Katie McDonnell and Colleen Bud to create a photo collage of CON students to display at the event.
  • Canned Food Drive sponsored by the CON and Team UpstateàMarch 7-18
    • To benefit the Food Bank of CNY.  Collection bins in Weiskotten, Silverman, CAB, and the CON.  Cheri Allen, CON Secretary will be collecting monetary donations.
  • Heart Walk/Run (3 miles) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool.
    • Nicole Levy started a team on behalf of SACON. 
    • Team member sign-up is completed online.

SACON Activity Ideas

  • Guest Speaker
  • CON Mixer event to gather CON students together.

Next SACON Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Setnor 4507

1620 Meeting adjourned.

Patricia D Powers, DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Patricia D. Powers
SACON Faculty Advisor
College of Nursing

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