SGA defeats bill to fund charity run

Elisabeth Moore

The Student Government Association discussed Bill 13-16-S, a Bill Funding SGA Sponsorship of Charity 5K, during Tuesday’s meeting.

The bill was defeated with some debate.

This bill, if passed, would allocate $200 to Phi Sigma Phi. With this money, SGA would help support a student led charitable event in exchange for promotional items and credit.

“The charity that this will be benefitting is Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation,” J. William Berry, author of Bill 13-16-S, said. “100 percent of our proceeds will be going to this charity.”

Some senators argued against the bill because they believed funding the charity 5k would not be a good use of discretionary funds and that the charity event was already receiving donations from many other organizations. 

Bill 12-16-S, Funding for Pakistan Day Cosponsored by Pakistani Student Association and MyCampusToo, was approved with no debate.

This bill allocated $400 to the Pakistani Student Association in funding for expenses on their Pakistan Day event. These expenses will cover traditional food, printing flyers and posters, decorations, utensils, and prizes.

In the Director of Public Relations report, Sawyer Coffey announced the SGA has uploaded a promotional video showcasing Western Kentucky University and the SGA.

“Currently, we have had 28,000 views and 27 shares on it,” said Sawyer. “Hopefully that brings attention to the SGA.”

In the Sustainability report, Chelsea Faught reported WellU will be participating in Well Being Wednesdays on March 30.

“That will be from 9 to 11 a.m. from Centennial Hall to the Clock Tower,” Faught said. “WellU will be walking around passing out little flyers, water bottles, and clementines.”

Next week, SGA will vote on Resolution 2-16-S, A Resolution to outline the recommended qualities of the Tenth President of Western Kentucky University.