SG Notes: funds allocated, NSO, cheerleading; Casino Week budget

Wilkes University Student Government dealt with multiple fund allocations where the issue of depleting funds was paramount.

The Entrepreneurship Club wished to no longer seek Student Government club recognition.

In its second week, the NSO sought funds for their annual nursing conference, where fifteen students and two faculty advisers are attending.

In the past, Student Government allocated $1,600 for the conference, with the same numbers attending last year.

Given inflation and for gas money for transportation, a motion was presented to allocate the NSO $2,500 for its conference.

The motion passed with a vote of: 22-14-6.

The Cheerleading team also sought funds for its national competition in Florida this Jan.

After much fundraising, the team asked Student Government for: $6,249. Student Government made a motion to allocate them first with $4,500 on a stipulation that any excess was to be returned.

This motion overwhelmingly failed to pass with 7-30-6.

A second motion for $3,500 passed with a vote of: 22-15-6.

On a lighter note, the preliminary budget for Casino Week was presented by treasurer Anthony Fanucci.

Student Government replaced a stolen roulette wheel from last spring and ordered new blackjack tables.

New prize ideas were presented including sound speakers, study packages, kitchen packages, and more.

The proposed budget is currently $12,079, less than the past spring, but more than the previous fall semester.

The treasurer’s report for Student Government is as follows: all college: $12,245.36, conference: $5,000, Spirit: $505.39, general: $9,517.32, giving Student Government a total of: $28,268.07.

Student Government meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. In the Miller Room inside the Henry Student Center.