SGA celebrates the season in addition to regular meeting

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 6:47 PM
SGA celebrates the season in addition to regular meeting by Livia Homerski
Photo: Kelly Staschak

The Edinboro University Student Government Association (EUSGA) held their holiday party before the bi-weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 3. They raffled off several baskets to students and gave away hats, water bottles and lanyards to those who attended. 

The winners of the ornament decorating contest were also announced, with the top three winners receiving a donation of funds to their clubs. The winners were the Fighting Highlanders in third place, Clay Club in second place and Illustration Club taking first. 

After the clubs hung their ornaments on the tree in Pogue, interim university president Dr. Michael Hannan plugged in the lights. 

A group of elementary children from Girard attended the meeting to observe and see how an official student government association congress meeting runs. 

The new business for this week included several proposals to address concerns and update procedures to keep the organization running smoothly. 

There was a discussion of a time change for spring 2019 congress meetings and the biweekly E-Board meetings, typically held on Fridays in the EUSGA office. The E-Board must first take a vote and decide on a time before congress can vote.

They also proposed an updated constitution, new budget guidelines, and lifting restrictions for students to participate in EUSGA, all of which must be voted on by the E-Board at this time. 

There were also talks of creating committees again for the spring of 2019 to help assist E-Board members and obtain further student input. Mentioned committees included a judiciary committee, finance committee, student-involvement committee and public relations committee. 

Lastly, it was suggested that the EUSGA constitution must have clauses and amendments regarding vacancies and impeachment, along with delegating people to fill those positions, which E-Board and then congress will vote on respectively. 

“This is a quote-unquote living document — it’s supposed to be changed, [and] it’s supposed to help better the students currently filling these roles,” said parliamentarian Tristan Meyers. 

Before the spring semester begins and the process of submitting budgets begins, it was reminded that students should review the SGA Student Budget Guidelines. 

There were no announcements from clubs. 

Livia Homerski can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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