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The Charger Bulletin

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | December 10, 2014

Semester in review

RSO’s,

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

As the semester is winding down, I’d just like to congratulate you on a successful and eventful semester. Your organizations did a great job submitting all necessary paperwork in an appropriate manner and on deadline, which is important in ensuring that all vendors get paid and/or products/services arrive on time! Keep in mind, when closing out this semester, submit all check requests before break to ensure reimbursements are recieved!

Also I know that I have mentioned it before, but please get me any invoices from any Purchase Orders that were utilized this semester. When looking forward to the spring semester, remember that the best way for myself and your RSO to work together is to have good communication.That being said, when your RSO submits a purchase order be sure to email me when doing so, and outline where in your budget it will be charged.

Have a great holiday break!
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | December 10, 2014

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

As the semester draws to a close, I would like to wish you all the best of luck on your finals and safe and Happy Holidays! It has been a great honor serving as USGA President this semester and I look forward to all that next semester has to offer. I would like to congratulate the Women’s Volleyball team for making it to the NCAA national quarterfinals. Regardless of the result, you have made us all proud to call ourselves Chargers.

For those of you who feel that you may be burning out or becoming exhausted, just keep moving forward: we are almost done and soon you will be on winter break. As Winston Churchill once said, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

As always if you need any help, my door is always open or you can reach me by emailing USGApresident@newhaven.edu.

Happy Holidays,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | December 3, 2014

It’s almost over! But don’t stop planning!

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, the end of the semester is very near and I just wanted to point out a few things in regards to utilization of USGA funds.

The last day for organizations to hold events for the semester is Monday Dec. 8, which is less than a week away. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t begin planning for next semester’s events. It is a good idea to consider turning in paperwork for events that are taking place at the beginning of the semester now. Turning in paperwork now provides ample time for event planning and can give your organization a bit more flexibility in terms of your events.

As far as USGA funds are concerned, when organizations submit paperwork earlier, less headaches and chaos result. I know we all are getting excited to unwind and relax but even simple planning here and there for events in the spring can go a long way! So as you enjoy the last full week of classes, look ahead for spring events!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | December 3, 2014

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break, and are all ready to continue to strive for success in these last few days of the semester.

We must also remember to take care of ourselves especially in the stressful times that are soon to come.

I encourage you all to attend the final USGA Meeting of the semester this Friday at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

Warmest Regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | November 19, 2014

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

This week is the “It’s On Us National Week of Action.” Throughout the country, many schools, including UNH, will be hosting events and raising awareness to end sexual misconduct. Please take a look at the schedule below and check out the window of the Bartels Campus Center for more information. Please sign the UNH “It’s On Us” pledge at the Bartels’ tables throughout the week.

On Friday, USGA will be in the Alumni Lounge at 11 a.m., and I encourage you all to attend, and to continue to stay involved on campus.

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, I would like to wish you all safe travels and to have an enjoyable break with friends and family.

IT’S ON US TO END CAMPUS VIOLENCE: Presented by College Advocate – Rape, and sponsored by the Crisis Center of Milford from 5 to 7 p.m. in Bucknall Theater on Monday, Nov. 17

RAD PRESENTATION: Presented by Sgt. Holster and sponsored by Campus Police, held in the German Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POETRY SPEAK OUT & VIGIL:  Sponsored by the Victimology Club, held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. in Bucknall Theater

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WEEK: All residence halls

STUDENT LEADER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Sponsored by USGA “It’s On Us” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Moulton Lounge on Thursday, Nov 20; invite only.

RED FLAG CAMPAIGN: Visible all week on the UNH campus and sponsored by the Victimology Club

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE LAWN SIGNS: Sponsored by the Violence Prevention & Intervention Center (VPIC), and visible all week on the UNH campus.

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Richard Rotella

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | November 18, 2014

Co-Sponsoring Takes Cooperation

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, many of you have a co-sponsoring budget that’s sole purpose is to co-sponsor other organization’s events, so use it! Every week, organizations are looking for co-sponsorships for their events. The money allocated in your budget for co-sponsorships can be used to help out other organization’s events and can also help your organization get more involved with different groups on campus, kindle new connections and participate in events with organizations that may be completely different from their own.

If your RSO chooses to co-sponsor with another organization by use of USGA funds, it is vitally important to ensure that your RSO has a co-sponsoring budget. If so, the RSO that decides to co-sponsor must fill out a funds transfer form that has to be signed by both the treasurer of the RSO transferring the funds as well as the treasurer of the RSO receiving the funds. This way, the funds will actually be transferred for the co-sponsorship!
Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | November 12, 2014

Put the “fun” back in fundraising

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs: as you all know, USGA funds can be used for a variety of events, including fundraisers. However, there are a few policies that you should know about when using USGA funds for fundraisers. Any USGA funds used by an RSO for a fundraiser must be paid back to USGA before any profits can be kept by the RSO. This only applies to fundraisers that are for internal RSO benefit, such as to raise money for trips, jackets, etc.

USGA funds can be used to create awesome fundraising events by using the funds to purchase supplies and food for your events. So when planning your fundraisers you should get creative in organizing events that can turn out maximum profits without having to shell out a lot of coin. Fun fundraisers have a better chance of drawing a larger crowd and greater profit! If you have any questions about fundraising or fundraising policy as it applies to USGA, feel free to stop by my office!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | November 12, 2014

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope everyone has been enjoying the fall weather. As we begin our last full month of classes, it is important to take some time for yourself and relax so you don’t burn out; go out and watch a movie or hang out with friends. In the end, it is your health that is most important.

This past week was the Bartels Fellowship Lecture Series. Martha Poulter ’92 spoke to many students and faculty about her career and life experiences. I would like to thank Martha again, all those who attended, and the many people that made this wonderful event happen and continue to happen.

As I begin my fifth month in office I am reaching out to all of you for some input, both positive and negative. You can email me at USGApresident@newhaven.edu or call my office at (203) 932-7300. Look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 29, 2014

Credit Cards?

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs—when planning events, there are multiple ways to pay for various goods, especially supplies! The most common way organizations pay for supplies for their events is by use of the USGA credit card. The credit card is available to be signed out by RSOs as long as they are accompanied by a USGA E-Board member, stipend position in SCOPE, Chariot Yearbook or Charger Bulletin, as well as any faculty or staff member. If the purchase is made online or over the phone the card must be utilized within the Office of Student Activities.

With all forms that deal with USGA finances come deadlines! The credit card sign out form, which is available on UNH’s website and Charger Connection, has to be approved by me no later than five business days prior to the planned day of use. When making purchases with the credit card, you cannot exceed the amount that was approved on the credit card sign out form. So, as always, be sure to plan accordingly and make sure that all forms are completed and submitted on time!
Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 29, 2014

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope that everyone enjoyed Charge-A-Palooza week last week. It was great to see everyone at Midnight Madness, Swimsuit Sprint and Homecoming. Many of these events have slowly become UNH traditions and an important part of our campus.

A special thank you goes to the countless alumni of UNH that attended Homecoming. Their attendance shows that you are not a Charger for just four years, but, instead, are a Charger for the rest of your life.

I would also like to thank EMS Club, Fire Science Club, American Criminal Justice Association, Sigma Chi and Up Til Dawn for participating in the first ever Homecoming Chariot Race; it was a great success. And congratulations to Sigma Chi for coming in first, followed closely by EMS Club in second, and Up Til Dawn in third.
Just as a reminder, USGA will be in the German Club this Friday, October 31 at 11 a.m. There will also be a President’s Roundtable before the meeting in the German Club at 9:45 a.m.

Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President

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