On Wednesday, Wilkes University’s Student Government held its weekly meeting.
The Running Club came in for the second week of their fund request. The club is hosting Relay for Heat this year, and they are requesting $5 per mile run by each Wilkes student. This will bring publicity to the club and the school through local newspapers and television stations. It was motioned to allocate $5 for up to 50 miles that will be run by Wilkes students. The motion passed and a total of $250 was allocated to the Running Club for Relay for Heat.
Kayla Bardzel, president-elect; Danielle Distefano, social chair; and Kacey Knapp of Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS), a professional pharmacy fraternity, came in to request funds for a conference they will host in Scranton from July 20-23. There will be 13 students attending the conference and they will go to leadership workshops and network with current and former LKS members.
The club will present a Core Values poster at the conference about substance abuse. The club has done numerous fundraisers to help alleviate the cost of this conference. They are hosting a pancake breakfast on Feb. 24 from 7-9 a.m. in the Ballroom that will benefit Project Hope. The total cost of the project is $9,175, but the club is requesting funds that will cover registration and the hotel, which is $6,225. Student Government will vote next week.
Holly Margiotti came back to request funds to cover the cost of T-shirts that were given away at the Wilkes vs. Kings basketball games, which were played on Saturday, Feb. 20th. Margiotti requested $560 to cover the cost of 200 shirts. The motioned passed and the full amount was allocated.
Cody Morcum requested funds for Casino Week. Some of the new prizes they are looking into getting include a Keurig Kold, Ninja Blender, Ruth’s Chris Gift Card, Alex and Ani Package, Gas Cards, Backyard Games Package and a FitBit Blaze. In total, $13,034 is being requested. Student Government will discuss and vote next week.
Kara Serfass requested funds for Spring Fling. The theme is “A Whole New World” and will be on March 18 from 6-11 p.m. at Genettis. She is requesting $16,158.58 to cover the cost of Spring Fling. Members will vote next week.
Allie Grudeski presented about Block Party. This year’s theme is “Go Big or Go Home” and will be on Saturday, April 16 from 12-4 p.m. in the Greenway. Some of the options brought up for attractions included: Big Bot Battle, life size Twister, a giant inflatable slide, life size Hungry Hungry Hippos, human shuffleboard, human foosball, bounce house, big inflatable chair, gladiator joust, slippery slope and bungee run. The members of Student Government will vote on which ones they would like to keep and allocate money for Block Party next week.
The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report and there was no change from last week. The current budget is as follows: All College: $46,578.58, General Funds: $21,762.05, Conference: $414.10, Spirit: $2,000.00 for a Student Government total of $70,754.73.