Student Government: Nov. 4 weekly meeting notes

Student Government held its tenth virtual meeting on Nov. 4, in which they discussed a new budget proposal and voted on the two budget proposals from the last meeting. 

Last week, Vice President Brooke Mazzotta presented a Capital Projects request to purchase an outdoor inflatable movie screen. This week, with the advice from members of the council, additions were made to the price breakdown.

With the inclusion of speakers and a microphone set for announcements, the total budget request comes to $9,500. A motion was made to allocate the full amount, and the vote passed.

Next, Student Body President Kevin Long presented the idea of a second Kahoot trivia, taking into consideration comments that were made in last week’s meetings. As the end of the semester nears, students are busy with classwork and other extracurriculars, making it difficult to prepare the trivia before classes end. 

The new plan is to hold the Kahoot trivia as a welcome back in the spring semester. This gives Student Government immediate presence upon return to campus. The total request has now changed to $1,000, but it is not expected that all the money will be used. 

Members of the council agreed this new proposal was an extremely beneficial change. A motion was made to allocate the full amount, and the vote passed. 

Executive Treasurer Ben Wojciechowski then presented the Casino Night budget request. The event was to be held the week of Nov. 9; however, due to this semester being quite busy, it was canceled. 

Now, Casino Night is looking to be held next semester. The week-long event breakdown: Monday is a Zoom Texas Hold’em tournament; Wednesday is online bingo; Thursday offers Programming Board events; and Friday is virtual Casino Night. 

As there are many aspects to take into account when moving an in-person event online, some things still need to be worked out in the way of how tickets would be distributed and then collected to prevent cheating. Record-A-Hit is looking to be utilized to play virtual casino games. In total, the price breakdown comes to $15,000. Student Government will vote next week on a final decision. 

In upcoming events, the Multicultural Student Coalition will be holding a virtual trivia night on Nov. 6, along with a paint and sip on Nov. 10. Residence Hall Council’s second annual deck the door contest is in full swing, and prizes will be awarded to the top three participating rooms. To make a submission, email [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 9.