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Swim Club earns official during Student Government Meeting

Meeting Aug. 29 called to order 6:01 p.m.

Treasurer’s report:

All College: $35,000

Conferences: $2,500

General Funds: $20,000

Leadership: $600

Spirit: $2,000

Student Government Total: $60,100

New Business:

Library Update:

Library Dean John Stachecz reported that the automatic front doors should be finished soon. The 24-hour, seven days a week access door is currently in operation and has a sign on it stating “after hours door.” He also reported that printing issues are being addressed and new printers are being purchased including a color printer.

Fund Request Form Update:

A constitutional change was approved to change the Club Fund Request form to Non-Club Fund Request form. New rules were announced: clubs need proof of projected costs and forms are due by midnight on the Friday before meetings on Wednesday.

Adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Meeting September 5 called to order at 6 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report:

All College: $35,000

Conferences: $2,500

General Funds: $20,000

Leadership: $600

Spirit: $2,000

Student Government Total: $60,100

New Business:

Wilkes Alumni Fund Request:

Alumni Director Mirko Widenhorn and several students from the Student Alumni Association requested $500. The money would be used to cover the cost of 50 tickets for the Reunion Celebration which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. during homecoming weekend. A motion was made to allocate $500 for student tickets and was passed 19-0-6

Wilkes Summer Research Conference Fund Request:

Students who did summer science research requested funds to send 10 students to go to San Francisco for an international biology conference in January. The request for $2,500 was made to cover registration, hotel and travel fees. A motion to give $1,400 for registration of up to 10 people was passed 21-0-4.

Wilkes Swim Club recognition:

Members of the newly formed Wilkes Swim Club asked for SG recognition. A motion was made to recognize the Swim Club as an SG club and passed 23-0-2.

Students in Free Enterprise Request:

Members from SIFE requested $800 to go to a Sumit in Arkansas during the weekend of Sept. 11. The donation would cover the cost of hotel stay and part of the travel fee cost. A motion was made to allocate $400 to SIFE for travel fees and passed 19-4-2.

Cheerleading Fund Request:

Cheerleader Meribeth Derkach orginally requested $800 for new pom-poms. In her second request the amount had dropped to $750 due to bake sale profits. A motion was made to allocate $750 to cheerleading and passed 20-0-4.

Club Day Fund Request:

SG President Kris Rivers requested $500 to help Student Development on behalf of SG. The cost would cover associated costs for club day. A motion was made to allocate $500 to Club Day and passed 22-0-3

Homecoming Fund Request:

Secretary Amber Konopka requested $17, 450 for Spirit Week the week of Homecoming. A motion was made to allocate $17, 450 for Spirit Week and passed 22-0-2.

Fall Fest Fund Request:

Vice President Ian Foley requested $3,000 for Fall Fest. A motion was made to allocate that amount and passed 21-0-3.

Spirit Committee Fund Request:

Senior class president Meribeth Derkach on the SG Spirit Committee requested $545.66 for the Football Game Tailgate Party. $2,000 is normally allocated.

Old Business Updates:

Fund request forms have been updated. Clubs requesting money from SG must have detailed budget breakdown and proof of where their money comes from in order to be considered by SG.

Adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

About the Contributor
Christine Lee, Life Editor
Senior News Editor Christine Lee is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in journalism, broadcast media and rhetoric and minors in history and political science. She brings three and a half years of experience writing for The Beacon, having served as Life Editor from January 2011 (spring semester of her freshman year) to April 2012 (her sophomore year) and a staff writer from September-December 2010 (fall of her freshman year). She became news editor in fall 2012 and as a graduating senior, she serves as a writer and mentor to incoming Beacon staff. Christine carries a passion for all things news and current events and looks forward to covering major events on campus. She fully believes in respect for each person being interviewed, as she believes they have a story to tell her and she is recording it in print or on-air. A Dean's List student, she hails from the small town of Bloomsbury, N.J., and in addition to her role as News editor, she is an on-air reporter for "Wilkes Now," the student-produced television program filmed on campus, sings with the University Chorus and a local church choir, is an E-mentor for first-year students and is involved in a number of other little activities on campus. She is a student member of the Society of Professional Journalists-Wilkes Chapter.