SGA meeting coverage

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Only two clubs spoke at the SGA meeting on Monday, Oct. 9, making for a brief gathering.

Metals Club requested funds for visiting artist Caitie Sellers on Nov. 10. Sellers has a degree in craft and material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and is known for the technique of welding argentium silver and delicate meshwork. The club estimated roughly 30 or more students will be attending, including ones from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The club requested $923 to cover travel, food and other expenses. SGA voted to allot $897.78.

Business and Economics Club was scheduled to speak, but failed to appear at the meeting.

SGA member Rachel Guzak requested funds for the Bears to Build event to return on Oct. 19. The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. in Pogue and will feature 200 animals to stuff that come with a bear-sized Boro ‘17 shirt. 

The event will serve as a Halloween celebration in addition to helping promote SGA. Guzak requested and was allotted $2,400 in funds to cover the costs. There was a suggestion to use money from SGA’s promotional budget as well as the general funds pool.

October 16

SGA congress convened on Monday, Oct. 16 to discuss a number of matters, including funding trips for two organizations. On the agenda was a congress group photo, along with presentations from Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and the Exercise Science Club.

APO came requesting a total of $932.50 in funding to attend and participate in the Region V Regional conference in Louisville, Kentucky during the second week of November. 

Their request included funding for seven brothers and one personal care aide to travel to the conference.

As there was no selection process for the APO delegates who would be attending the conference, the SGA cap was set at funding four students to attend.

The congress motioned and approved to give APO $782.80.

Following them, the Exercise Science Club presented. They requested a total of $1,723.64 to fund their trip to and participation in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. This would cover gas for the 600-mile round trip, hotel rooms and entrance fees for the 10 traveling members. 

SGA caps only cover eight students when they undergo a selection process to attend events such as this. There was a motion to give $1,593.64 to the Exercise Science Club. The motion passed. 

Remaining on the agenda were the Business and Economics Club and the Triathlon Club. Neither had representatives at the meeting, so no discussion was held. 

The discussion of attendance policy by-laws being changed was tabled until next meeting when members whom were not in attendance could answer further questions.

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