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SAAC Meeting Minutes
By: TBD  
Release:  09/15/2008

Sept. 15, 2008

Picture: 6:30 p.m. (wear SAAC shirts!)

Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

Ginty Porter: Introductions

Rachel Regone: President's Overview

• Welcomed Everyone back and introduced Staff
• Be more Involved
• Increase Awareness
• Continue Community Service
• Be more involved with Athletic Department Issues
• Attendance of SAAC members - expressed how it is important to be here and get a sub if you cant show. Let Ginty know if you need a sub!

Ginty Porter & Lauren Klas: Review SAAC retreat

• Overview of Retreat packet and told everyone to put it in there notebooks
• Talked about what the Retreat packet was about such as Communication, National SAAC, Re-Wrote the mission statement and Bylaw.
• Talked about how much of a success the Retreat was and told how it showed the strengths and weaknesses of communication within SAAC, Trust, Can't all direct, ALL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM!!
• Talked about how SAAC has improved every year!

Lauren Klas & Rachel Regone: Mission Statement proposal & by-law change

• Read the Current statement and compared it to the Old statement, also told how it was compared to Kansas SAAC.
• Talked about how Each representative is Responsible for all of the new duties from the Mission Statement and the Bylaw. (Read over the duties)
• Proposed the changes and went over the motion
• MOTION WAS PASSED

Rachel Regone: NCAA Leadership Conference update

• How it focused more on:
• Leadership development
• Community Outreach

Linda White: Solid Orange Squad and Community Outreach

• Read over the Solid Orange Squad
• Solid Orange is a group who is interested in doing a lot more of community service
• Went over the SOS Teams (8-12 members per team, 1 team captains which are in charge of emailing the whole team)
• 6 Hour Minimum to Stay in the club
• Working with Edwards (the student drop outs)
• Email buddies, and going to visit them at lunch, or even send Christmas cards (discussed the problems that happened last year (the buddy didn't reply to email))
• IF YOU COMMIT TO BE A BUDDY YOU HAVE TO STICK WITH IT (THE KIDS LOOK UP TO US)!!
• Ideas were suggested for Year Long project and email buddies
• 6 prompts from Oct-Dec, Then 6 Jan-March
• Asked for a show of hands of this Program (Many hands raised)

Becky Bowman: Overview of Student-Athlete Funds

• Talked about people who are living in poverty and how the budget helps out the students with that. Ways funds are dispesed changed last year.
• Talked about Financial Aid's changes of the Full grants and Aid Recipients
• Asks for SAAC's help for moving forward, make the money available to ALL student athletes.
• Discussed the international tax issue
• Discussed how money has been opened up and hopes of an increase every year
• Asked SAAC to think about this, and asked for suggestions and oppositions
• Student Athlete opportunity Fund has been combined
• Lisa Jedlicka (lkjedli@clemson.edu), Alex Padgett (awpadge@clemson.edu), and Lauren Klas (lklas@clemson.edu) will attend the meeting with Becky Bowman (Thursday, September 11th at 3:30, next meetings TBA)
• Currently picks up the cost for the GRE
• Suggestions from representatives: Stipend for Gas, Shuttle from Vickery to Jervey
• Lisa, Alex, and Lauren will be the representatives for this topic, go to folder get the email addresses if you have any questions, or issues!!

Rachel Regone & Corey Brown: Committee Structure and Assignments

• Asked whether Spring or Fall is best for your team
• Shay Galladay suggested to give clothes instead of doing the can food drive (very good idea) (Put a box in the dorms for the clothes)
• Asked for open discussion on how we are going to change the Orange and Purple, and the commitment
• Ginty reminded to look on the SAAC Website and announcements, and Organizational Calendar.
• Motion was PASSED to Team Participation, SAAC members have to sign the team up and they NEED to Follow up with the service.

Open discussion

• Teams really want to do the student athlete dance
• Need to find a place to hold it
• Ask for Student Athletes for help
• Solid Orange Family Reunion said he will D.J the SAAC Event for free
• Miller Moss, Paula Pritzen, Jason Chatlosh, and Robert Elmore will be the representatives of this committee and will need to get back to SAAC by the next meeting!!!



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