Capital Projects to purchase new bikes for students

After a week off, the Student Government meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by President Kris Rivers.

All College                          $5,192.22
Conference                          $1,640
General/Leadership             $4,279.92
Spirit                                    $347.77
Student Government Total: $11,459.91

Education Club report

The meeting began with a club report from the Education Club. Catelyn Sofio and Kelly Lashock both presented the report to the board.

The club recently took a trip to the Crayola factory and have had several community service opportunities as well. They partook in the Wilkes-Barre Halloween Kids party this past year and will be participating in the Big Event and Adventures in Science as well.

They are still selling tote bags as a fundraiser. The cost of the totes is $25 and those interested should go to the second floor of Breiseth. The club is hoping to start a reading program in the local schools to get students interested in children reading more.

Psychology Club report

Adam Bailey presented on behalf of the Psychology Club. He said that they have approximately 12 to 15 active members in the club and will be participating in the Big Event and Relay for Life.
They also have had many fundraisers selling Krispy Kreme donuts and sweatshirts. They will be going to NYC as a club in a few weeks.

Rivers talks fund requests

Rivers asked members of the board to be conscious of the upcoming fund requests because of a shortage of funds and increase in fund requests. Currently the board has $15,000 worth of fund requests, but only $11,000 on hand to use towards fund requests.

Engineering Olympics fund request

Lucas Domulevicz and Nick Watkins presented for the second week about the yearly Engineering Olympics. High school juniors from the area are invited to attend and compete in different events pertaining to mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering and winners receive a scholarship from the university in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years.

The committee has requested donations from local businesses and organizations but has not heard anything back. A motion was made to allocate $1,000 to the Engineering Olympics, which passed 35-1-6.

WCLH fund request

WCLH was back for its second week of fund requests. Kyle Wolfe presented on behalf of WCLH. They are requesting funds to offset costs for students purchasing T-shirts from the group. WCLH is selling T-shirts to raise money for Relay for Life. The group is planning a 24-hour broadcast that will coincide with the Tom Bigler Journalism Conference and will feature people from area charitable organizations and high school students that will be attending the conference.

“I think this is a fantastic event,” junior class treasurer Adam Bailey said.

A motion was made to allocate $7 per Wilkes student up to $700 for T-shirts. The motion passed 30-0-12.

Wilkes-King’s recycling challenge

There was a presentation for a fund request from the Recycle Metrics. Steven Adamas, Hayden Lerner and Rebecca Taylor all presented on a competition that will be taking place between Wilkes and King’s in the month of April.

The competition will consist of who can recycle the most printer paper. The winner will receive a trophy and a donation will be made to the charity of the winner’s choice. They are requesting $500 to pay for food and supplies of their three events and will be back next week to finish off its fund request.

History Club fund request

The History Club made its first presentation to the SG board. Club Vice President Samantha Early discussed the trip that the club will be taking to Washington, D.C.

They are requesting $1,000 to pay for transportation costs and lodging. There are 17 students going on the trip. The club will have a cost breakdown of the trip at next week’s meeting.

Bike rental fund request

Capital Projects Committee member Anthony Fanucci presented for the second week on updating the mountain bike rental program the school currently has. The group is purchasing new bikes, locks, helmets and a stand.
The group decided to drop a large bike and purchase another medium bike instead. A motion was made to allocate $2,980 to purchase the bikes, which passed 31-1-10.

Programming Board constitution revision

Programming Board presented a constitution revision they have made. President Jessica Short and Community Service Comittee Chair Bethany Sharpless presented the changes that were made to the constitution.
They updated the membership requirements, added the community service committee and other minor changes. The group will be back next week to finish their constitution revision.

Student Body President nominations

Nominations were taken for president of the SG board for the 2013-2014 academic year. Vice President Ian Foley was nominated for the position. Julie Miller was also nominated, but respectfully declined the nomination. Elections will be held later in the semester.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.