SG Notes: College Democrats; Casino week

On Wednesday, Wilkes University’s Student Government held its weekly meeting.

Two representatives from the Education Club gave their annual report. Club members are selling T-shirts so they can raise money for the Jared Project, which gives boxes with coloring books, crayons, markers and toys to children in hospitals. Members also will give boxes to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In addition, the Education Club is working with Heights Murray Elementary School by collecting box tops around campus.  All money from the box tops will go directly to Heights Murray. There are boxes in the lounge on the second floor of Breiseth and at the Information Desk in the SUB.

A representative from the College Democrats came to discuss bringing the club back on campus and making it active again. The club is an affiliate of the College Democrats of America. The club will be very active with campaigns and connecting with the community. The updated constitution will be discussed and voted on next week.

Details with regard to the Club Hub were finalized this week. It will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During those hours, clubs members can go in and get supplies for their club. There will be a work-study opportunity in the Club Hub that will pay at a rate of $7.50 per hour. Also, there will be an allocation of $750 per month for replenishing supplies in the Club Hub.

Cody Morcum, treasurer, and Purvit Patel, parliamentarian, presented on Casino Week.

Casino Week will take place from Tuesday, Nov. 10 to Friday, Nov. 13. The two discussed possible prizes to give out and a final decision will be made next week.

Some events coming up are the IRHC Cake Challenge in October; Kyle Cease on Thursday, Oct. 8 presented by Programing Board; and Commuter Council’s Pumpkin Carving social on Oct. 20.

Congratulations to Christian Giovannini on being voted the Student Government member of the month for September.

The council reviewed the treasurer’s report and there was no change from last week. The current budget is as follows: All College: $1,528.84, General Funds: $16,993.26 Conference: $5,000.00, Spirit: $2,000.00 for a Student Government total of $25,522.10.