SGA looks at funding for student organizations

Taylor Harrison

Funding for student organizations was the main topic of conversation at the Student Government Association’s Tuesday night meeting.

The executive members told the senate that the bill that was recently passed that approves funding for the RAGE dance marathon has been tabled while details are being finalized. The money will be given when details are finalized.

SGA passed a bill regarding funding for The Hilltopper Officials Association (H.O.A.) Club. This club is for students interested in officiating as a career. The bill stated that SGA will allocate $250 from general senate funding to go toward the 2011 10th Annual WKU/ACIS Regional Flag Football Championships Nov. 18-20.

Another bill got its first reading at the meeting. The bill would allocate $2,500 from the organizational aid fund to go to Black Men at Western, Women in Transition, The Western Kentucky Pre-Dental Society, Western Kentucky University Students in Free Enterprise, and The Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) Student Chapter. Each organization has been recommended an amount of $500.

Also addressed at tonight’s meeting:

  • Packets were given out to all the senators with information on how to write and format a bill or a resolution, the four general types of motions, and the legislation process.
  • A presidential appointment took place at the meeting. President Billy Stephens appointed Hannalore Clause, who will serve as a senator representing Gatton Academy. The appointment was approved by the senate and Clause was sworn in.
  • Other topics discussed included transcript vouchers and T-shirts SGA is working on giving out to students who vote.
  • There have been 12 confirmations for Dine with Decision Makers, which is on Dec. 1.
  • SGA will also hand out Croakies this Saturday for the Homecoming game.
  • Provide-A-Ride is still being worked on. Stephens said he is meeting with businesses to work out a fixed route and he hopes to have the program operational by the spring semester.
  • Also, The Hall of Distinguished Seniors 2011 applications are now on the SGA website. The Hall of Distinguished Seniors (HODS) is where the student body can recognize five seniors that will be graduating this fall.