DSU General Assembly

by Brian Lapuz

The Dawson Student Union (DSU) held a short General Assembly in the third floor cafeteria to approve their 2009 Auditor’s report and to nominate an auditor for 2010, last Thursday.

The meeting was called to order at 5:06 p.m. and was adjourned at 5:28 p.m.

“It was efficient, poignant and on topic,” Pierre-Luc Scourge Lapointe, President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy club, said.

For the first time since its accreditation, the DSU has received a clean audit. Ariel Charney, DSU VP Finance, explained that the DSU is really proud of this feat.

“It’s thanks to the tight financial controls that were passed by the [executive] board in the fall of 2009,” said Charney. “[The controls] foster transparency for our union.”

As for the nomination of the auditor for the 2010 financial year, Levy-Pilotte, who have delivered the past four financial audits, was chosen.
The assembly concluded with an executive report, delivered by DSU President Carl Perks.

The report congratulated the DSU on its achievement in the last five years and touched on future projects, such as a free vegetarian lunch program.
The quorum had been brought down to 50 members, which, according to Perks, contributed to making the assembly a success.

Contrary to past General Assemblies, the one on Thursday was relatively peaceful and much more intimate, because of the absence of excessive amount of seating space.

Third semester Cin/Vid/Com student Daniel Krystal said that he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the meeting.

There was some sketchy stuff in the past,”he said.”But these guys seem like they know what they’re doing.”

To Lapointe, the meeting went by smoothly compared to past assemblies.

“No one was filibustering or pointlessly calling for a secret ballot,” Lapointe said.

Students are welcome to pass by the DSU office in 2F.2 to read the Auditor’s report, the executive report and the current state of the budget.

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