Saturday, February 28, 2015  
The Charger Bulletin

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | February 25, 2015

Track your spending 

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs, as we move further into the semester, it’s important to continuously track your spending. Tracking your spending can help manage your RSO budget and can make planning events a lot easier, as you’ll be more aware as to how much your RSO has to utilize when planning certain events. This can also help when planning for next year and the yearly budget process. Knowing what your RSO has spent on certain events can give you an idea as to how much your RSO may need or want to request during the yearly budget process which is scheduled to take place during March. A great way to track expenditures is by using charts and tables. Excel is an awesome program that is great for keeping track of expenses and what exactly is in your budget. This is something all RSO treasurers should try to utilize because, again, being aware of your RSO finances can alleviate stress and confusion, making processing financial paperwork a lot easier.

Always do your part as an RSO treasurer to track your RSO accounts. If you have any questions about how to track expenses or anything in regards to RSO finances, feel free to come see me during office hours or shoot me an email!
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 25, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

I hope this week is going well for you. Congratulations to our Greek organizations on their new members and good luck to those individuals who are joining.

I would like to welcome LaDarius Thompson to the University of New Haven as Associate Director of Student Activities. LaDarius’s first day was Monday so make sure to stop by and say hi to the newest member to the Student Activities family.

With the possibility of large winter storms continuing, please use caution when driving and walking. Also, make sure that you sign up for emergency alerts from campus police! For more information please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/police/emergency-procedures.

This week in USGA, we will be voting on Constitution and By-Law changes so make sure to attend!

“Courage is resistance of fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

Richard Rotella
USGA President

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | February 18, 2015

Time is running out for Treasurer Training 

RSOs, I have mentioned this for the last couple of weeks in USGA, but I’d thought I’d also put it as this week’s treasurers tip. This Friday, Feb. 20, is the last day to comply with treasurer training stipulations to ensure that your organization does not become frozen.

Just to reiterate what the stipulations for treasurers training here they are:

If your organization’s president or treasurer attended treasurer training last fall they simply need to come fill out the treasurer training compliance form which is located on my office door. If your president or treasurer did not attend treasurer training in the fall, they must watch the treasurer training tegrity located on the student activities website under RSO student resources and then come to my office to take a quiz that ensures me that you watched the tegrity.

Both the president and the treasurer must comply with treasurer training stipulations either by filling out the form or taking the quiz! As always if you any questions don’t hesitate to ask or come see me during office hours!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 18, 2015

Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

With the semester in full swing, remember to make time for yourself and take a step back from the hustle and bustle. I also want to remind you to look at the email that Health Services sent out about the flu, and the email Provost May sent out about the class schedule change.

If you are interested in running for next year’s USGA President, Treasurer or Senator, please submit the form found on Charger Connection by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28. If you are interested in being next year’s SCOPE President or Vice President, Charger Bulletin Editor or Assistant Editor, or Chariot Yearbook Editor or Assistant Editor please submit the form found on Charger Connection by 11:59 p.m. on March 13.

This week in USGA, we will be discussing potential By-Law changes, which will have a lasting effect on USGA. That being said, I encourage you all to attend. Our meetings are on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge.

Stay warm,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | February 11, 2015

Budgeting Basics

RSOs: as we move further into this semester, this means that the Yearly Budget Process is quickly approaching! Here’s a couple of tips that can help when preparing for the Yearly Budget Process.

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

First off the easiest thing you can do when looking ahead is to track what you have spent so far this year. I understand of your budgets for the spring semester haven’t been utilized, however, getting an idea of what you have spent or plan to spend will give you a better understanding of what you may want to budget for next year.

Next—pay attention to deadlines! There are a number of deadlines associated with the Yearly Budget Process so it very important that your RSO plays close attention to all information that is sent out. The third is to attend the Yearly Budget training session that will be taking place later this semester.

As always, if your RSO has any questions at all about USGA Finances, feel free to shoot me an email or come see me during my office hours!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 11, 2015
Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Chargers,

With the snowfall continuing, I hope you all stay safe and I encourage you all to read your emails about snowfall removal and potential University closures.

I would like to thank Dr. Juline Mills and her Capstone two class for putting on a wonderful benefit dinner for End Hunger Connecticut.

Remember USGA meetings are on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge. I encourage you all to attend as important discussion will be going on this semester.

Stay warm,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | February 5, 2015
John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Stay Informed

RSOs, as we begin to move forward into this semester, it’s so vitally important to make sure that members of your organization, especially your President and Treasurer, understand the USGA financial system. Last semester I had put in a little information about the various methods RSOs can utilize their USGA funding into my Treasurers Tip each week in addition to the treasurer training informational sessions that took place at the beginning of the semester and, as always, I preached about deadlines. However, if you are newly elected President or Treasurer and didn’t attend treasurer training last semester, don’t fret; there’s still a chance for you to be informed!

On the UNH website you can find a link to a tegrity that I created will all of the same information that was presented in my treasurer training sessions last Fall. You can find the link if you search RSO student resources on the University’s website! Being informed can minimized stress and can make the whole process of planning and organizing events a lot easier.
As always, if you or your organizations have any questions at all feel free to send me an email or stop by during my office hours!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | February 5, 2015

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

I hope the beginning of the semester has started well. This semester looks to be a monumental semester with a lot of events in the works.

Applications for next year’s USGA President, Treasurer and Senators are active on the USGA Charger Connection page under the Forms tab. They are due at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28. If you are interested feel free to contact Samantha Salvio at USGAEA@newhaven.edu or myself.

Just as a reminder, the Add/Drop deadline has been extended to Feb. 6.

This week’s USGA Meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. in the German Club.
Warmest Regards,
Richard Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | January 28, 2015

Welcome Back!

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Chariot Yearbook photo)


RSOs: a new semester is upon us! A new semester provides RSOs with the opportunity to start off fresh! At this point, time is your best friend because you have the entire semester to plan events and utilize your USGA budgets.
However, even though this is only the beginning of the semester, this is when your RSOs should be coming out of the gates firing on all cylinders to plan events for the remainder of the year.

Make sure that committees and members within your RSOs are meeting regularly to plan and organize events even if the event doesn’t take place until May! As I have mentioned many times before, the earlier RSOs submit paperwork that deal with their events, the less chaotic and stressful it can be when planning events.

It’s always a good idea to set up event timelines and check lists so that you can be on top of your event planning. Take advantage of the time that you have now at the beginning of the semester before school work and other commitments begin to pile up! The first couple weeks of the semester are so important in determining the tone for an RSO and how that RSO will fare in terms of events for the rest of the year!
As always, stay organized and plan early. I look forward to working with you all very soon and hopefully this semester can be even better than the last!

John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | January 28, 2015

Hello Chargers,

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! I hope you had an enjoyable break and a happy holiday. With the spring semester comes many fun and exciting opportunities, so remember to take advantage of them.

This semester, the USGA Meeting will be on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge. There are still openings in the USGA Senate; if you are interested in applying for the Senate, are looking for involvement opportunities or have any concerns, please email me at USGAPresident@newhaven.edu.

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

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