On Wednesday, Wilkes University’s Student Government held their weekly meeting.
First, all of the new board members for fall 2015 were initiated in this week’s meeting.
The first request came from APS, The American Psychological Society. In week one of two, the request was for $323 to cover their registration fees and bus trip for one student to attend the National Conference in New York City.
The next request was from Lamba Kappa Sigma, LKS. This is a pharmacy fraternity on campus. They have requested funding for their upcoming conference this summer in St. Louis, Missouri. The total fund request is $395 per person, and 11 members will be attending, coming out to a total of $4,345.00. Student Government will cast their final vote in the next meeting.
Another week one of two request was from the Health and Wellness Club on campus, HAWC. They are putting on a late night lift from 6:30-8:30 p.m. held at the YMCA. There will be trainers there to help instruct students on proper techniques and to teach demo classes. The club is requesting $850 for promotional items, in order to get more students involved and for the trainers. This is an attempt to expand the club and get more of the underclassmen involved. The event will be held on April 27.
The last new fund request came from a new club looking to form on campus. This is a Mock Trial Club that has requested Student Government recognition. They currently have 40 members involved. This would be beneficial for all student but specifically students that may be interested in law school in their future. This will give students opportunities to get more familiar with the court room and real life experience. Student Government will cast their final vote in the next meeting.
Some follow up content from last week’s meeting, the second annual Glow Run will be held April 17 to help promote suicide prevention on campus. This new organization had asked Student Government for funds to go towards supplies, generators, and other items that will be used to put on the event. Student Government has motioned to allocate the Glow Run the full $2,709 to be put towards their event.
The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $4,724.60; General Funds: $7,227.14; Conference: $1,835.00; Spirit: $1,250.00 for a Student Government total of: $15,036.74