SGA moves to allocate additional funding to clubs

Various campus clubs assembled in front of senate members to request more money for upcoming events this semester.

President Larry Liuzzo asked senators not to ask obvious questions about the requests in the interest of time management.

Luizzo told the senate members to give the clubs “the respect they deserve” and to think of the money they are allocating “as your own money.”

Jim Menard, Green Team president, requested $1,500 for a Post Landfill Action Network speaker. Menard noted in his request that he hopes the speaker, not named, who graduated from UNH and started a nonprofit organization regarding waste management, will “help make the campus far greener in a variety of ways, focusing mainly on innovative ways to handle campus waste.”

Senate members unanimously allocated the money requested for the event, which will be held in the Ecumenical Center on Nov. 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Officers of The Hilltop Players requested $2,635 for their musical, “Reefer Madness.” The money requested will cover the cost for musicians, props, costumes, set items and advertisements. According to President Geoffrey Ducharme, The Hilltop Players’ purpose for this play is to “present all of their hard work to entertain the community with their hilarious fall 2013 musical.”

Senate members allocated the money requested, and the musical will be held on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in DPAC.

Senate members allocated $400 to the Fashion Club, which will pay for prizes for their annual “Trashion” Show, which will be held on Dec. 8. The $400 will also fund police details for an “ABC (anything but clothes)” dance. This dance, according to Fashion Club President Greg Arpante, “challenges students to make garments out of recycled garments.”

Aspiring Health Professionals were allocated $1,637.50 for a trip to the Museum of Science on Nov. 16. The money allocated will fund admission to the museum, a 3D movie, a group handling fee, and bus transportation. According to treasurer Ky Dang’s request, the trip’s purpose is to “have fun with science” and “promote the appreciation of science in the community and provide an education study break for students.”

SGA Publicity Chair Chris Hajeck announced that a Facebook page for FSU mascot “Sam the Ram” will be made, and a birthday is to be determined. The birthday will be a “relevant date … and we’re hoping that will become a traditional celebration here on campus,” Hajeck said.

Luizzo stressed the importance of students’ attendance at the student affairs committee. An “opportunity for students to sit on this committee that consists of faculty members and administration members who go over the policies of the institution” will be held Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. “It is so important to have student voices and representation on this committee, because it’s been seriously lacking the last couple of years,” Luizzo said.

Cassandra Zullo presented the SGA “You Rock!” rock to Shannon O’Malley because “every time I see her, she always has the biggest smile on her face and it brightens up my day.” Senate members followed this presentation with exclamations of “You rock!”