SG Notes: Club reports, SES, SWE; cheerleading Ski & Snowboard, approved; Education Club

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

Nia Williams, president of Students of Environmental Stability, or SES, delivered the club report.

The purpose of the club is to raise  awareness for green ideas and sustainable practices.

The group’s big plan for the spring is to have recycle wars where Wilkes competes against Kings during Earth Week in April. The club is also having water tables during club hours to help raise awareness about the dangers of plastic bottles. Members are looking to go to some upcoming conferences. SES is planning to do community service events, such as campus cleanups, riverbank, clean ups and volunteering at the CEO food bank. SES will also be doing a fundraiser where they sell water bottles and t-shirts.

Audrey Wood, member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), delivered the club report.

SWE is looking to attend a conference at Drexel and a regional conference in Virginia this year.

SWE is also interested in bringing in guest speakers. A big event SWE is planning is the amazing race competition. This is where local schools compete against one another in different science categories. SWE is also planning to go to CEO food bank for community service and they are looking into habitat for humanity service project for the spring.

The Ski and Snowboard Club came in for the second week of their fund request. The club asked for $3,600 to cover the cost of transportation to Killington, Vermont. This price covers $120 per student, up to 30 students. After extensive discussion, a motion was made to allocate $100 per person, up to 30 students, for a total of $3,000 to go toward transportation. The motion was voted on and passed with 21 favoring and 11 opposed.

The Education Club came in for the second week to present their new constitution. One of the goals of education club is to have future and current educators working together. The club meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays and the club currently has 25 active members.

The new constitution was voted on and approved.

The captains of the Cheerleading squad, Melissa Zappala, Jessica Baker and Gavrielle Mele made a fund request to Student Government. They are requesting $5,000 so they can go to nationals in Florida. This is the biggest college cheerleading competition in the country. Last year, they placed 10th, but they are aiming to be in the top three. The cheerleaders are conducting numerous fundraisers to help alleviate the cost of nationals, such as selling Yankee candles, Pond Creek candles and caramel apples. The team has practices or tumbling every day as they prepare for nationals. The have a new coach, new uniforms and a bigger team, which will really benefit them. They want to go to nationals because it is an unforgettable bonding and networking experience. The members will vote next week.

The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report and the current budget is as follows: All College: $749.88, General Funds: $6,037.26, Conference: $2,662, Spirit: $791.00 for a Student Government total of $10,905.14.