Minutes – Febuary 5, 2010

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

February 5, 2010


  • The regular meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 9:35 on January 29th, 2010 in the Kinesiology Seminar Room by John Abreu-Lanza.

In attendance:

  • John, Lauren, Blaine, Brent, Marissa, Matt, Sandra, Mrinalini, Charlotte, Amanda, Darleen, Cheri,  Ernest

Approval of Agenda

  • The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

Approval of Minutes

  • The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.

Open Issues

  • Blaine’s update on funding
    • Approximately $900 left in core funding (not including $750 we may or may not be receiving for this semester)
    • Approximately $1800 left in kinesiology account
    • Ernest suggests that we focus some funding on recruitment and maintenance
  • Careers in Kinesiology Wrap-up
    • If all members could look at the summary written up by Ernest and add their thoughts as well as fill out the online survey, this will be added to the binder for use next year
    • Mention positive points of event
    • The links for the survey are about to be sent out to both presenters and students
    • Cheri has an update for registration:
      • A cap cannot be put on the online surveys currently available BUT a system with a cap option is being looked into for next year
      • Decided that we will wait until next year to make a final decision for registration when all our options are updated
    • Date for event was successful and the event was able to be linked to Geek Week festivities
    • Possibly implement a broader advertising strategy for next year in order to attract non-kinesiology students to the event
    • Binder will be assembled by co-op office and a disk will be burnt for use next year
  • Position of Promotions Officer
    • Charlotte is nominated
    • Brent seconds
    • Charlotte is in by acclimation
    • Charlotte will start work on the BPKSA bullatin board
  • Donation to Charity
    • PSU is donating a portion of their clothing money towards Haiti relief and has challenged other DSU’s to help
    • Possible ideas:
      • Offer a colour-specific T-shirt and donate proceeds to Haiti relief? Another charity that is more kinesiology oriented?
        • Kid Sport is an option, or Kinesiology department
    • Donate percentage of clothing sales? BUT this is our major money-maker
    • Ask Kinesiology department to match our donation?
  • Anthropology Study
    • A student has requested to come into our meeting and give a brief talk on an unknown topic
    • Agreed to allowing student to attend a future meeting
  • Update from Brent: Kinesiology Courses
    • Wait lists are much larger for kinesiology courses compared to the other science courses
    • Science department policy: new sections will be put in if enough students are on a waitlist
    • Currently looking for a commitment from the Dean to confirm  funding in order to hire the required TAs  for the increase
    • Implemented first in classes required for program
  • Clothing
    • Cheri has order forms for clothing (T-shirt specific)
    • Clothing prices are for Guildan or Fruit of the Loom brand
    • To receive price break, 50 items must be ordered
    • Option will be given to order either elastic bottom or no elastic bottom sweats: both cost $20

Clothing Item

2009 Prices (tax included)

2010 Prices (no tax included/with price cut))

Short Sleeve

We paid: 8.40/9.52

Price: 12

We pay: 6.30/7.05

Decided Price: 12

Set up fee=80

Long Sleeve

We paid: 11.76/12.88

Price: 16

We pay: 12.10/12.85

Decided Price: 18


We paid: 26.60/25.48

Price: 35

We pay: 18.50

Price: 30

Set up fee=40


We paid: 26.60/25.48

Price: 35

We pay: 22.50

Price: 30


We paid: 17.08/15.96

Price: 22

We pay: 12.15

Price: 20

Set up fee=20

Draw-string Bag

Not for Sale

We pay: 2.69

Price: 5


  • Lauren found prices online for other miscellaneous items:
    • Drawstring bags: 2.69 > 72
    • Lanyards 1.10 > 100 ( decided that these will be used for events and giving to volunteers)
    • Charlotte will send John the email with alternate prices
  • Polo? Dri-fit? Athletic shorts?
    • Dri-fit: name brand, good price (cap at 50), not willing to take a loss on sales
    • Polo: good price (25)
    • Athletic shorts: good price (20)
  • If $50 worth of clothing are ordered, student will receive a free draw-string  bag
  • Colours:
    • LS: Black, white, burgundy, royal blue
    • SS: Black, white, burgundy, royal blue, other colour
    • Sweats, hoodie, zip-ups: White (not sweats), dark grey, black
    • Black bags and lanyards
    • Dri-fit: Black, navy
    • Polos: Black, navy, white


  • Meeting was adjourned at 10:25am by John Abreu-Lanza. The next meeting will be at 9:30am on February 12th, 2010 in the Kinesiology Seminar Room.



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