Animation Club, Shooting Sports Club receive funds

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 7:32 PM

At this week’s Edinboro University Student Government Association (EUSGA) meeting, the Animation Club, as well as the newly official Edinboro University Shooting Sports Club both presented before congress regarding the fulfillment of their financial needs.

Parliamentarian, Bethany Scott, then explained to congress changes she, and the rest of the executive board, would like to implement in the current constitution.

The Animation Club attended this week’s meeting in hopes of attaining their requested funds to take a trip to Burbank, California from Nov. 20-22 of this year.

The Creative Talent Network Animation Expo will be taking place there, which is the largest of these types of expos in the United States.

While there, the club members will have “the opportunity to let professionals in the field view and provide feedback on their portfolios of their work to date.” They will also be given the chance, through these exchanges, to “network with such professionals.”

Additionally, they will be visiting animation and game development studios and seeing the up-to-date products and creations in a hands-on type of environment which will give them a “leg up on the competition,” said the club president.

On top of that, the students will be representing Edinboro University by running a booth advertising the school and showing that “Edinboro is a force to be reckoned with.”

The club members shared with congress how important the experience would be for them to get out of the “little town of Edinboro” and see the industry in a different light.

Six of the members of the club will be going on the trip and they were selected through an application process through which the advisors made the final selection.

Upon the return from their trip, the club will be holding a university-wide presentation of what they learned and what they experienced while in California. This presentation will be open to all faculty, students and even potential students and anyone else who would like to attend.

After some discussion by congress, $6,038.51 was agreed on and allotted to the club.

Next, the Edinboro University Shooting Sports Club asked congress to grant them the funds they requested to help get their new club up and on their feet.

The archery shooting club has hopes to educate students who want to learn how to shoot archery, as well as provide an outlet for students who are currently involved in the sport described as a “life-long” sport by one of the active club members.

Along with providing regular opportunities to practice the sport, the club plans to compete in competitions both small and large and get Edinboro University’s name out there, one of which occurs this April.

The club needs several bows, as well as the materials needed to shoot the bows, including targets and enough equipment options to accommodate any and all members’ strength and skill levels.

To help get the club on the right track with the materials they need, EUSGA agreed to give the club $8,917.

To end the meeting, EUSGA Parliamentarian, Bethany Scott, presented more changes to the SGA constitution that are yet to be officially voted on and agreed upon until further examination and discussion among all members.

The changes, if made, include those in the nature of titles for certain members of the organization and changes among the duties of members and the way committees are run and overseen. The changes are yet to be voted on.

Shaylee Dillen is a Senior Staff Writer for The Spectator. 

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