The Finance Committee
Meeting Time: Tuesday at 7:30 PM in 413 Student Union
Members: Chairman Oliver Thibault, Matthew Minafo, Chad Brown, Jonathan Lopez, Darlene Vu, and Brian Rucki.
Chair Office Hours: Monday 5:00-6:00pm in 420 Student Union
About the Committee
The Finance Committee was established to correct any mistakes or unreasonable limitations on the budget a group has received or give out start up expenses necessary for select RSOs. The Committee uses the SGA Reserves to provide emergency funding to groups as a last resort.
Groups seeking funding must fill out the Finance Packet, as well as the Budget Request spreadsheet, and submit both to the Finance Chair. The Chair will then meet with groups prior to their committee hearing to go over the application. During the meeting, groups will present their application, and the Committee will deliberate and vote on the amount to fund. Allocations over $750 must then be voted on by the full Senate.
FY12 Emergency Request Application
Please fill out both the Finance Packet and the Reserves Request, and email both, along with a copy of your FY12 Fee Account Budget, to the Finance Chair:
ALL PAPERWORK REQUESTS MUST BE E-MAILED TO THE CHAIR 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE WEEKLY FINANCE MEETING!!
Title II, Chapter 28, § 4
According to the SGA By-Laws, the Finance Committee shall:
- Research and recommend to the Senate legislation which shall provide financial information and other such services to Registered Student Organizations.
- Entertain all motions to appropriate monies from the Finance Reserves.
- Research and recommend to the Senate, legislation which shall establish systems of Registered Student Organization revenue generation.
- Assist the Secretary of Finance in the effective implementation Acts of the SGA within the Committee’s jurisdiction.” [T2,C28,S4]
Meet the Chairman
I am Oliver Thibault, senator for Southwest South and Chairperson of the Finance Committee for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. I am currently a sophomore studying Public Health Sciences here at Umass.
I look forward with great anticipation to assisting any and all RSOs with emergency funding and helping clear up any points of contention with regard to this. My committee is always looking forward to helping you out, so never hesitate to reach out to us!