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22 People Attend SGA Open Meeting

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting today. All members of the Wilmington College community are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings as it is a direct form of communication to the student government.  

Approximately 22 people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, Amnesty International, APB, SLEB, BSI, Sodexo, The Witness, and the student body.

Below are the topics presented by the SGA board at the Jan. 28 meeting:

Kaleb Hubner, the vice president of administration, was absent.

Chase Menchofer, the vice president of faculty, alumni, and trustees, reported that he has reserved everything for the upcoming SGA forum which will be on Jan. 29. He is working on a flyer for publicity. He is finishing his report to give to the board of trustees who will be on campus Feb. 7-8.

Chris Zody, the vice president of SGA, reported that the Student Senate has finished its constitution. It will meet biweekly on Mondays at 8 p.m. starting Feb. 3. The meetings will be open to everyone. 

Kameron Rinehart, the president of SGA, reported that Agronomy Club will begin planting the tower gardens in the T.O.P. The SGA forum will focus on the elections and budget processes. The SGA candidate forum will be Feb. 16 in the McCoy Room at 7 p.m. It is mandatory for everyone running for office. He reported preparing for the SGA board transitions and commencement. 

Nate Johnson, the vice president of finance, reported that he has turned in all the paperwork that he has received. The spring treasurers’ meeting is being planned for after spring break.

Wil Overholt, the vice president of public relations, was absent.

Schroer, the vice president of elections, reported that completed petition packets are due Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. Elections will be Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 during lunch and dinner.

Sigrid Solomon, SGA’s adviser, had nothing to report.

Other topic points presented by non-SGA attendees include:

Sodexo representatives asked for feedback regarding the dining services offered on campus. The Food Service Committee will be replaced with a new committee in the hopes of attracting more student participation. 

Amnesty International submitted another budget proposal requesting funds for a trip to California to attend a national Amnesty International meeting. 

APB is hosting an “Alternate Wednesday” tomorrow night at 9:09. A movie showing of “Tammy” will be next Thursday in Boyd 210. A skating excursion will be featured Feb. 8; APB has not decided whether this will be ice skating or roller skating. On Feb. 13, APB will sponsor an off-campus “paint n’ sip” event. The trip to Perfect North Slopes has been canceled.

A representative from SLEB and BSI requested funds for a service trip in Detroit, Michigan.

Rinehart explained that SGA experienced several computer crashes within the last few months resulting in SGA losing all past files except for those saved on a flash drive. This is why minutes from the SGA open meetings are not available on WC@Home. 

The SGA president mentioned that potential changes to the SGA constitution might occur as a few were already made in the fall. He said this updated constitution could be found on WC@Home. Any changes made to the SGA constitution made by the current board will not go into effect until the new SGA board takes office.

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