The AMS in review

Team CES is made up of Morgan Campbell, Kieran Slobodin and Ashley Eagan. They won the AMS election in February 2011 on a platform of 16 points, 11 of which they have completed.
Team CES is made up of Morgan Campbell, Kieran Slobodin and Ashley Eagan. They won the AMS election in February 2011 on a platform of 16 points, 11 of which they have completed.
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Graphic by Justin Chin
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Graphic by Justin Chin

In May 2011, Team CES, made up of President Morgan Campbell, Vice-President of Operations Ashley Eagan and Vice-President of University Affairs Kieran Slobodin, started their term as AMS executive.

The team won the February election with a platform of 16 different points. The Journal checked in with the outgoing executive to see where they met their promises and where they fell flat.

AMS corporate services in the red

QTV

Media Services Director Dan Szczepanek said historically Queen’s TV has always had a deficit.

“In 2009-10, they finished with a $9,500 deficit. Last year, we finished with a budgeted deficit of $11,903,” Szczepanek, ArtSci ’11, said.

He added that while this year QTV was budgeted to have a deficit of $4,600, it ended up being half that much — $2,228.

“This year we’ve hired a business manager as a paid full-time position,” he said.

CFRC

CFRC has consistently run a significant deficit, Szczepanek said.

“In 2009-10, there was a $21,000 deficit. Last year there was a deficit of $18,365,” he said.

Szczepanek added that he hoped CFRC would stay at its $7,000 deficit this year, but it eventually increased.

“We haven’t had the level of success we had hoped for with advertising and sponsorship,” he said, adding that CFRC is now expected to incur a deficit of $11,491.

Tricolour Outlet

Tricolour Outlet is projecting a deficit of $25,000 this year. Retail Services Director Jeff Heenan said Tricolour Express didn’t do as well as he hoped.

“Last year, there was a 30 per cent decline in bus ticket sales,” Heenan, ArtSci ’10, said.

“This year we budgeted for a 10 per cent increase hoping to reverse the trend.” Heenan said the bus service has increased five per cent this year instead.

“We’ve been focusing on the Tricolour express in our marketing.”

Student Constables

The Student Constables were projected to have a $25,000 deficit this year before a motion was passed at the AMS Annual General Meeting to increase the Student Constable student fee from $8.34 to $10.

“We’re in negotiations to split the safety services grant from Student Affairs between the two and if that happens, both services would be targeting break-even,” Gracie Goad, ArtSci ’11, said in reference to Walkhome as well.

— Savoula Stylianou

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