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SGA Report | Musical tickets, club sport funded in pair of senate meetings
The group will hold its next meeting on Oct. 24.
The Student Government Association (SGA) held its second meeting of the 91st session on Sep. 26. Because the SGA had a meeting the week prior, the meeting concluded relatively quickly.
The SGA secretary Isaiah Smith introduced Bill 91-003 to Provide Bethel College Students a Free Ticket to the Fall Musical — The Addams Family. This bill drew $500 from the SGA Special Projects budget.
It was stipulated that if this whole sum isn’t used, the excess should be returned to the SGA budget. If the cost goes over, a new bill would have to be drafted to accommodate for additional funds and the SGA would have to plan accordingly for the following year. The bill passed unanimously, 7-0.
Discussion of the bill prompted questions from the senators about the budget. The SGA introduced new senators to the categories of the budget, where certain portions of money were designated, and how it should be used.
Following this, the SGA broke into an executive session to discuss ISRs, which all passed. As this is the second meeting of the year, the SGA took the time after voting on ISRs to split senators into committees and introduce them to committee procedure.
In the SGA’s next meeting, held Oct. 10 in WAC 203, the SGA discussed Bill 91-005 for the Submission of the Disc Golf Club. This bill was introduced by Eric Preheim and Braden Esau and with many questions from the Senate.
This club gives on-campus disc golfers, both beginners and advanced, the opportunity to create teams of four and compete against other collegiate teams in the area. Bethel College would compete in the same league as Wichita State University and Tabor College and would most likely be asked to host a tournament.
The bill passed unanimously, 8-0, and allows $250 to the club until it can be designated as an RSO where it will receive an RSO fund. Most expenses will come from tournament costs, typically $100 per person. This is set to be the first sports-related club on campus to compete in a league.
Next up, the SGA discussed Bill 90-006 for the SGA-Cabinet Luncheon. This bill would allocate $200 for a catered lunch between the SGA exec and the Bethel cabinet. This would be done in an attempt to strengthen communication between the two groups now and in the future.
The bill passed with amendments from the Senate, detailing subjects the Senate felt were important to discuss. This draws from the Special Projects Fund and will pay for the food.
The next SGA meeting will be held Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in WAC 203.