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The Charger Bulletin

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | April 29, 2015

Final Payments!

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, the end of the semester is quickly approaching as we now only have roughly a week left before finals. Here are just some things to keep in mind when closing out your financial accounts for the year!

Make sure that all reimbursements for events that happened during the year are into me as soon as possible! It is your responsibility to make sure that any members within your organization who have made a purchase on your organization’s behalf is reimbursed! As always, reimbursements cannot exceed $300. For any items or purchases made via purchase order need to be closed. This is done by submitting to me an invoice from the vendor so that I can ensure that the vendor is paid. The vendor will not receive payment until I receive an invoice, so please make sure that I get an invoice as soon as possible for any outstanding POs.

Thank you for such a great semester so far and finish strong. As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or see me during office hours!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | April 29, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

With this being the last full week of classes I urge you to try your hardest and finish the semester as strong as it started.
I hope everyone is excited for Spring Weekend as it looks to be an amazing, action-packed weekend.

If you are still interested, you can apply to take part in Last Man Standing! Signups are on USGA’s Charger Connection page.

This week is our last meeting of the semester and the 2015-2016 Yearly Budget will be presented and voted on so make sure to attend. Again, our meetings are Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

 

Best regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | April 22, 2015

Sodexo housekeeping!

RSOs, as we move further into the semester, I wanted to remind you all of some policies and procedures in regards to dealing with Sodexo. Over the past few weeks, some things have been lost in terms of what to do when placing an order with Sodexo.

The first step in the process is to obtain a quote from the Sodexo catering office to see what you are looking to get and how much it may cost. Then once that is done submit a requisition for the order online via banner, then email me as to what budget line in your USGA budget it is to be charged to.
From there, if I approve the order, I’ll email Sodexo and your RSO verifying that you have the funds to pay for the order. From there, you’ll need to confirm with Sodexo that you’d like to place the order so that you can get the food for your event. I will not verify that you have funds for this order until a requisition is submitted and I receive and email from your RSO.

If you have any questions at all regarding Sodexo orders feel free to reach out to me or come see me during office hours.

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasure

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | April 22, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

As the weather begins to warm up, take some time and go for a walk or hang out with some friends in front of Bartels.

Sign-up now for Last Man Standing! It will be on Sunday, May 3rd throughout the day! If you are interested in signing up go to the USGA Charger Connection page and fill out the form. First place winner gets $500, second place winner gets $250, and third place winner gets $ 100. The challenges will test your mental and physical strength.

To organizations who are currently transitioning between executive boards take time to pass along any information and documents to the new executive board. Also, teach the newer members the lessons you learned from your time as an executive board member. Try to build your organization so that it can grow and last for years to come.
Best regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | April 8, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

With the warmer weather finally upon us, I hope everyone is enjoying the spring season.

During April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I encourage you to attend all of the amazing programs that many organizations will be hosting this month, and remember it’s on all of us to end sexual assault! During your attendance at these events, hashtag #UNHitsonus and #SAAM to raise awareness for this important effort.

I would like to congratulate all of the Senators that were elected for next year, next year’s USGA Treasurer Annalisa Berardinelli, and a special congratulations to next year’s USGA President James Kielar.

If you ever need anything, my door is always open and I am just an email away.

Best regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | April 8, 2015
John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Four Weeks Left!
RSOs, now that Easter Weekend is behind us, the final push and stretch towards the end of the semester begins! With the end of the semester quickly approaching, I just wanted to remind you all about some of the deadlines are quickly approaching as well. Even though the end of the semester is still four weeks away, you only have about two weeks left to submit any contracts and purchase orders, as they need to be placed two weeks in advance!

Also if anyone in your RSO is looking to be reimbursed for expenses they may have made for your organization, you’ll need to submit check requests for them with the itemized receipt ASAP, as again, the semester’s end is much closer than it appears! As always, following deadlines and proper planning can create less stress and ease for your RSO, especially as we near the end of the semester.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or come see me during office hours! Hope everyone had a great Holiday Weekend!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasure

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | April 1, 2015

Managing Miscellaneous

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, as you know, the miscellaneous account is starting to run low and I just wanted to remind you about policies regarding the miscellaneous account. The funding that is within the USGA Miscellaneous account is available for all RSOs to have the opportunity to request from for any event or function on or off campus. The money that is awarded for miscellaneous can only be used for that specific function or expense that it is allocated for.

I just wanted to remind you all of this as any remaining funds that was awarded from miscellaneous is to be returned to the miscellaneous account following your event or function. The USGA Assistant Treasurer has reached out to all RSOs who have received miscellaneous funding to ensure that all unspent money is returned to USGA so that other organizations have the same opportunity to receive funding from miscellaneous as you did. If you have any questions, as always, you can come see me during office hours or shoot me an email!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasure

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | April 1, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)12

I hope your week is going well, and hopefully the snow is over. There will be no USGA this week as University offices are closed on Friday. For those of you traveling home for the Easter Holiday, I wish you safe travels. I am glad to report that the to-go container trial is going well and we will have a further update to you in the coming weeks.

This past Sunday, the USGA had its first ever Dodgeball Tournament. I would like to thank everyone that attended. It was a lot of fun and a good way to relieve stress.

Voting ends on Wednesday and I want to wish all the candidates luck, and look forward to see who will win.

If you have any questions or issues do not hesitate to contact me, and my door is always open to you.

Best regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | March 25, 2015

One week left!

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, as we return from Spring Break and get back into the swing of things for the rest of the semester, I just wanted to remind you all that you have one week left to submit your budgets for next year! Again, the Yearly Budget forms are available on ChargerConnection under USGA Documents and both the Yearly Budget Spreadsheet and Supplement need to be submitted to YearlyBudget@newhaven.edu by 11:59:59 on March 31 from your RSO email accounts. If you don’t submit your Budget for the 2015-2016 year by this time, your budget is subject to an 80 percent reduction following the budget committee’s evaluation of your submitted budget request.

In addition to this stipulation, two other stipulations also exist; one for modified formatting and the other for incomplete forms. If the formatting of your forms are modified in any way, your budget is subject to a 25 percent reduction or if your forms are not fully complete they are subject to a 33 percent reduction. Make sure that your forms are fully completed and completed properly!

By submitting your Yearly Budget forms on time and in the proper manner, your RSO can be ensured that you will not be subject to these stipulations! So, if you haven’t already submitted your budget request you have until 11:59:59 on March 31 to do so, so don’t wait until the last minute! If you have any questions feel free to email me or come see me during my office hours!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | March 25, 2015

My fellow Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Welcome back, and I hope you had an amazing Spring Break! With the warmer days hopefully on the way, I look forward to spending time hanging out in the Quad. In the coming week, USGA Elections will be taking place so please check your emails and listen to the candidates. They will be the future leaders of USGA.

Beginning this week, the Marketplace will be offering to-go containers at no additional cost. This will be a trial period that began March 23and ending on April 4. To-go containers will be provided upon request during the breakfast and dinner hours, Monday through Friday. If you request a to-go container, the Sodexo employee will retain your receipt, and you will not be able to get more food. This change was made to assist students with difficult schedules and those with a need to eat on the go. We ask that you do not take a to-go container and eat in the Marketplace.

This was accomplished with the conjoined efforts of USGA and the management of Sodexo. Concluding this trial period, USGA and Sodexo will meet again to discuss the continuation of this program. We look forward to continuing our partnership and making every effort to improve student life here at UNH.

If you have any questions or need anything do not hesitate to contact me.

Welcome back!

Richard J. Rotella

 

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