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The Charger Bulletin

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | May 6, 2015

RSOs, it’s hard to believe that another year at UNH is in the books. This past year has been nothing short of amazing for me, as I had the opportunity to work closely with you all and your organizations.

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

I first just wanted to thank you all for an excellent year and for making my senior year here at UNH the best one yet! Just a couple of reminders before you all get into the mindset of summer if you aren’t already. Be sure that all of your RSO USGA accounts are up to date and that all of your vendors have been paid. It is immensely important to ensure that nothing from this year goes unpaid. It is your RSOs responsibility to make sure all of your accounts are good to go!

As always, if you have any questions stop by and see me during office hours or shoot me an email! Thank you all so much again for an incredible year! Have a safe and extraordinary summer!

Best,
Foti, for the last time =(
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | May 6, 2015

Chargers,

I would like to congratulate all of the contestants who participated in USGA’s yearly tradition of Last Man Standing. You all did a fantastic job and you showed a lot of talent.

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

As we inch closer to finals, your school work will begin to pile up and you are going to have to work hard to meet all the deadlines. Just remember that in the next couple of weeks, you must find creative ways of completing that work and will have to try to “fit ten pounds in a five pound bag.”

Since this is the last issue, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to serve as your student government President. This opportunity was both an honor and a privilege. Each of you helped me grow as a person and showed me the resilience of the human spirit.
As always send me an email with any question, comments or concerns to USGApresident@newhaven.edu. Good luck on finals and have a great summer.

With best wishes for a bright future,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President

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!

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