SG Notes: Club reports, Relay for Life; Fund requests, Video Game club; nominations

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

Members of Colleges Against Cancer delivered their club report and discussed their biggest upcoming event, Relay for Life. Relay for Life will take place on April 23 and last from 12 to 9 p.m. on the Greenway. The theme for this year is “Carnival for a Cure.” Relay for Life is an opportunity to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and fight back. Last year, the club raised $10,495 from Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and 15 teams participated. So far for this year’s Relay for Life consists of 11 teams, 43 participants, and over $3,000 has been raised.

Matthew Snyder, president of the Video Game club, requested funds for the club’s NBA 2K16 Tribute to Cancer Tournament. This will be a video game tournament at the end of April in which all money will go to the American Cancer Society. The tournament will consist of short, double elimination, one one-on-one games and there will be a $10 donation to get a spot on the bracket. The club is requesting $630 from Student Government, which will cover the cost of the prizes that will be given away, inlcuding $537.76 that will go to a ball autographed by Carmello Anthony as the first place prize; $50 will go to a gift card for second place ; and $25 will go to a gift card for third place. The club will vote next week.

Valerie Woods, president of Programming Board, discussed the updates made to their constitution. Notable changes include: Any general board members who would like to run for executive board can be excused for one of two semesters when it comes to meeting and event attendance if they have a class conflict, a marketing chairperson has been added to the executive board, and in order to be president of Programming Board you must have served in another position on executive board for at least one year. Members of Student Government approved all of the updates.

The Faculty and Staff Choice Award Nominations began for the first of two weeks. The faculty nominations are as follows: Dr. Jon Ference, Dr. Maria Grandinetti, Dr. Marcia Balaster, Dr. Edward Bednarz, and Dr. Edward Schicatano. The staff nominations are as follows: Reka Shayka, Mark Stapleton, Jill Price, Linda, and Barbra Gimble. These nominations will be emailed to the student body so everyone has a chance to vote.

Alexandra Grudeski was nominated for the Student Government President for the 2016-2017 school year. The members will vote next week.

Student Government voted on Club of the Month. The nominations were BACCHUS and Baja Club with BACCHUS winning Club of the Month for March.

Students Government also voted on Member of the Month. The nominations included Christian Giovannini, John Scalese, Shannon Festa, Ian Valles, Kyle Thomas, Michaela Chidiac, and Aislinn Speranza. Congratulations to Christian Giovannini on being voted Students Government Member of the Month for March.

The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $0.00, General Funds: $9,620.39, Conference: $474.10, Spirit: $1,440 for a Student Government total of $11,534.49.