One of the most important pieces of business each December is the adoption of the annual budget for the Union. At the Council Forum on the Sunday preceding the Council meeting, the budget was reviewed in detail and a 5-year financial model was presented and discussed. The following key features of 1996 budget are included: The surplus in operations is approximately $456K, about 2% over expense. The highest level priorities in the AGU Plan have been covered in the 1996 budget. Many lower level priorities can also be achieved within this budget.