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The Charger Bulletin

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 22, 2014

Who doesn’t love food at events?

Chariot Yearbook photo

John Foti (Chariot Yearbook photo)

RSOs—having food at your events is a great way to spice up events and provide a greater experience for all that attend.

Be sure that all Sodexo orders are submitted to me no later than two weeks prior to the event date via a requisition through banner, as this provides Sodexo with enough time to fulfill your order and provides a way for me to tract your spending to make sure that the funds are available. Once the requisition is completed, be sure to notifying me via email that a requisition has been submitted and what budget line the food expense will come out of. I cannot email catering until I know how much food is going to cost and a requisition has been submitted.

I want to ensure that all of your events can be a success so be sure to be on top of your food orders and have everything completed at least two weeks in advance to make sure that you can have food at your events!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 22, 2014

Chargers!

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fall Break and is ready to get back to work in order to have a successful end of the Fall Semester.

This week looks to be exciting with Charge-A-Palooza full of many fun events, like Midnight Madness on Wednesday Oct. 22, Charlie’s Birthday and the Reality Check Game Show on Thursday Oct. 23, the Third Annual Swimsuit Sprint & Concert on Friday Oct. 24, and the Homecoming Football Game, USGA/GSC Pig Roast, & Homecoming Chariot Races on Saturday Oct. 25!

On Saturday Oct. 25, the USGA/GSC Pig Roast begins at 11 a.m.at the North Campus Parking Lot, so make sure to come and enjoy some delicious food. Please also join us in cheering on the several organizations that will be competing in the Homecoming Chariot Race to see who will be make history in being the first Champion! We will also have a limited number of Homecoming t-shirts and thunder sticks, so get them while you can!

Remember to have fun and, more importantly, be safe during this Homecoming!

 

Go Chargers!
Richard Rotella

Treasurer’s Tip

by John Foti | October 8, 2014

Need to be Reimbursed?

Chariot Yearbook photo

John Foti, USGA Treasurer (Photo by Chariot Yearbook)

If you purchase products or goods on behalf of your organization, USGA can reimburse you!

Make sure that your organization was allocated money for what you are looking to be reimbursed for. If your RSO has money in their budget for supplies and supplies are purchased, then you will be able to be reimbursed; however, you can’t be reimbursed for items or goods not allocated in your budget.

From there, all you need to do is submit a check request! It is very important that the original itemized receipt is attached to the check request as without it the request will not be processed! Also keep in mind that reimbursements cannot exceed $300, so again, plan accordingly.

Be sure that check requests that are for reimbursements are submitted within two weeks of the original purchase! Reimbursements are great for those small purchases made on behalf of your organization!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 8, 2014

Chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Photo by Chariot Yearbook)

I hope that everyone is enjoying the fall weather and is getting ready to for the Fall Break!

This past week I, along with other student leaders, attended the American Student Government Association National Summit in Washington, DC. At the Summit, we met many other student leaders and learned of many new ways to improve USGA. At the Summit, we also spoke one different ways to unite not only USGA but the other Student Governments in the area.

I wish you all safe travels to wherever you are spending your fall break. For some of us, it is a time to relax and step back and prepare for the rest of the semester. For others, it is a time to catch up and to strive for success!

Remember USGA Meetings are on Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge! Come join us and get more involved!

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

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | October 1, 2014

My fellow chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella, USGA President (Chariot Yearbook photo)

Now that the semester is in full swing and Fall Break is just around the corner, don’t let yourself slip; keep working hard!

This week’s USGA meeting will be canceled; I, along with several other students, will be attending the ASGA National Conference in Washington, DC. While at the conference, we will be working with many schools throughout the country on improving our own USGA here at the University of New Haven!

With the It’s On Us Campaign in full swing, I encourage you all to take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org and help us bring an end to sexual assault. In the coming weeks many student leaders throughout the campus will be meeting to discuss the issue at hand and to talk about the resources offered at UNH. That being said, keep an eye out for information following the Roundtables, as well as more opportunities to get involved with this campaign!

Best of luck this week and Go Chargers!
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | September 24, 2014

My fellow chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Richard Rotella (Chariot Yearbook Photo)

This past Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of the It’s On Us Campaign against sexual assault. Many organizations, celebrities, colleges and universities across the country partnered with this campaign. The University of New Haven is one of those schools! I would like to challenge you all to take the pledge and make a stance against sexual assault. You can take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org. Also make sure to check out the complete story on page one.

I hope you all enjoyed the Family Day festivities this weekend and spent quality time with your friends and family! Remember to start getting ready for Homecoming weekend—it is only 27 days away!

If anyone is interested in being more involved in USGA, please contact me or come to one of our meetings on Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge! Enjoy this upcoming week and the beginning of the fall season.

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

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | September 17, 2014

My fellow Chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Chariot Yearbook Photo

With the thirteenth anniversary of Sept 11 attacks just the other day, take this time to remember all the things you cherish and hold dear. Think about the dreams you have and goals you wish to achieve and make them happen, not only for yourself but for those who did not have the opportunity to because of the events of Sept 11, 2001.

Thank you for attending the Remembrance Ceremony. It showed that we are a formidable force that no one can stop. If we are knocked down, we will always rebound and come back much harder.

The USGA had our first New Horizons Summit at the Orange Campus; for those of you that attended, thank you! We look forward to taking your feedback and making sure we address your concerns and make the necessary changes.

If you could not attend Monday’s Charging Forward Information Session, please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/ChargingForward/ for more information and check out the article on the front page.

Family Day is on Saturday, and I hope you all have a lot of fun and spend some quality time with your families. Please join me in cheering on the Charger Football team to victory against Assumption at Della Camera Stadium at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors this week.
Warmest regards,
Richard J. Rotella
USGA President
Putting you in USGA!

Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by John Foti | September 17, 2014

Purchase order?!

Chariot Yearbook photo

Chariot Yearbook photo

The university is currently pushing to utilize purchase orders and requisitions more and more for all types of goods and services but don’t worry; purchase orders are simple and they actually help keep track of orders and purchases more so than a simple check request!

There is a step by step guide on InsideUNH on how to go through the requisition process. It not only outlines how to create a requisition but can also provide insight on how to look up vendor ID numbers as well as account codes!
Also be sure that if you’re dealing with a new vendor that a W9 is sent to the business office so that a vendor ID number can be generated.

Don’t worry—it all can sound a bit intimidating, but requisitions are really easy and if you’re still stuck, feel free to ask me! Just also be sure that when dealing with requisitions and purchase orders an invoice (that you will receive from the vendor once the vendor receives the PO) is submitted back to me in order for the vendor to get paid! The vendor won’t get paid until I receive an invoice. Also make sure that you email me at usgatreasurer@newhaven.edu informing me that a purchase requisition has been created and what expense line in your budget it’s coming out of.

Don’t be afraid of purchase orders; the more you do, the more confident you and your RSO will become in submitting them!

Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

President’s Corner

by Richard Rotella | September 10, 2014

My fellow Chargers,

Chariot Yearbook Photo

Chariot Yearbook Photo

As the week goes on, take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy your college experience. These moments only happen once so remember to enjoy them. I continue to encourage you all to get involved, go to as many events and games as you can, and show your Charger Pride!

For those of you interested in joining USGA, there are still vacant Senator seats, and applications can be found on Charger Connection.

This Saturday the USGA will be going to the Orange Campus for the first New Horizons Summit where we will spend the day learning and growing as a student government. I look forward to telling you the successfulness of this event in next week’s President’s Corner.

This Thursday marks the thirteenth anniversary of the attacks on Sep 11, 2001. USGA will be hosting the Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in the Maxcy Quad on Thursday, 9/11, at 12:15 p.m. Join us in unity as we honor the day and the lives that were lost.

Best of luck this week and I wish nothing but the best.

Go Chargers!

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

Treasurer’s Tip of the Week

by John Foti | September 10, 2014

Magical miscellaneous funds

Chariot Yearbook photo

Chariot Yearbook photo

Organizations are always looking for ways to get more funding and one way to do that is by requesting additional funds through the USGA Miscellaneous account.

The USGA Miscellaneous account is an account that consists of the rollover from last year’s USGA funds that went unspent and the money that was left over from the yearly budget process. The Miscellaneous account gives organizations an opportunity to receive additional USGA funding to put on new events or make events currently planned even better.

When coming up before budget committee, it’s always wise to make sure that the request is detailed and that you, as the RSO, are prepared to talk about and defend your request!

Time is everything so make sure that you, as the RSO, are continuing to stay organized and on top of your finances!
Sincerely,
John Foti
USGA Treasurer

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