DIRECTOR OF FINANCE WORK BLOG – 21st Post

From my WORK BLOG…

I’ve been neglecting the blog again. And for that, I’m sorry.

I’m at home today as I’m feeling under the weather. Woke up this morning feeling very ill and after a few hours of sleep – no improvement.

White Rock Update

I’ve been doing what I can to help the group of students who want to save the White Rock Location. On Saturday, I attended a rally they organized at the location and about half a dozen or so students were out at that. A councillor from the White Rock City council also attended the gathering and is going to assist the group in sending a delegation to speak at the next council meeting. The group hopes to get motions / letters of support from the council. The group also plans to meet with other key groups to gather more support before meeting with Kwantlen officials. It’s inspiring to see students getting together on this issue. They have a Facebook group with more than seventy members, and they have a diverse group of people with a lot of experience helping them out.

Legal update…

I have to get some more information to the forensic auditors within the next few days. The executive board also hopes to meet with the KSA’s legal counsel to map out where we go once the forensic audit is complete. If anyone has any further questions on this process I encourage them to speak with Desmond Rodenbour, our General Manager or with Laura Anderson, our Chairperson of the Executive Board.

Marketing update…

My work on a marketing plan for the Society continues… I’ll distribute a draft of the plan shortly.

Referendum…

I’m still waiting on the unofficial word from the CRO but from what I have heard it looks like that the referendum did not get enough votes to be legally binding. The Society Bylaws require that at least 250 ballots be cast for the results of a referendum to be binding on the society. So where the KSA goes from this point is in question. For example, if 220 ballots were cast and say 190 wanted the fee change to occur, should the KSA run the question again at a later date (as the BC government is doing with the STV system)? Or is the issue dead in the water? Those questions will be explored.

Cloverdale…

The campus is being sorely neglected. I was able to speak to some of the classes last week and they were not impressed with the KSA’s lack of presence on the campus. To this end, the KSA has hired Arka Movsessian on to assist Sunny Kahlon in organizing a presence on the campus. With the new cafeteria and seating space now open, I’d like to see us move the foosball table and the ping pong table to that campus for use as soon as possible. I also hope the KSA can organize a BBQ, pancake breakfast and perhaps even a pub night at one of the local pubs in the very near future. And with the close proximity of the Cloverdale Campus to the Langley campus, there is definitely an opportunity for the KSA to look at organizing events that could be tailored and marketed to the populations of both campuses. In fact, the Chroncile recently wrote about the Cloverdale Campus:

Kwantlen students change atmosphere

That’s about all for now.

– Steve

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