University of Missouri

47-32: An Act To Approve the FY2009 Missouri Students Association Budget

Summary: This act accompanies the FY2009 Missouri Students Association Budget (MSA) and highlights the changes made by the Budget Committee.

Whereas, the MSA budget draft is reviewed by the Budget Committee;

Whereas, the Budget Committee meets with department and auxiliary heads and then amends the budget to balance it;

Whereas, for the FY2009 MSA budget, organizations were previously suggested to eliminate approximately fifteen percent of their existing budget to prepare for future expenses associated with the move to the new student center;

Whereas, STRIPES maintains a gift fund with a balance of $46,000 in the current fiscal year;

Whereas, STRIPES is able to use their gift fund monies to cover their expenses;

Whereas, STRIPES is capable of maintaining their current services by substituting $11,100 from their gift fund to replace $11,100 in MSA student activity fees to be reallocated to other organizations;

Whereas, Changes to the MSA budget include the following:
–    $11,100 will be transferred from the STRIPES gift fund to their budget to reallocate $11,100 of MSA Student Activity fee monies to other organizations, of which:
o    $6,600 will be added to the College Music professional service budget
•    $5,100 of which will help fund a concert which has been proposed for Fall Welcome
•    $1,500 will be added for the establishment of a series showcasing local musicians
o    $2,100 will be added to the Speakers Committee professional service budget to help in the booking of more premier acts
o    $1,000 will be added to the Black Programming Committee professional service budget to also help in the booking of more premier acts
o    $700 will be added to the MUTV budget
•    $500 of which will be added to the MUTV supplies budget to help cover the cost of necessary equipment upgrades
•    $200 of which will be added to the MUTV advertising budget to aid in the establishment of an advertising department
o    $500 will be added to the Peer Rape Education Program’s travel budget to reduce the out of pocket expenses paid by conference attendees
Whereas, the Budget Committee is officially submitting the FY2009 budget for Senate review;

Whereas, the attached budget shall be reviewed and passed by the MSA Senate assembled. All amendments to the submitted budget must be fiscally responsible and justifiable. In addition, upon passage by the MSA Senate, this budget must be sent to the Student Life Fiscal Office, along with being approved by SOGA.

Therefore, The following is the Missouri Students Association FY2009 Budget.

Respectfully submitted,
The Budget Committee

Aaron Wynhausen                      Seth Botts                  Gwen Daniels
Budget Committee Chair            Budget Committee Vice Chair    MSA Senator

Danielle Bellis            Matthew Schiffman            Matthew Sheppard
MSA Senator            Budget Committee Secretary        MSA Senator

Patrick Wiemar
MSA Senator