Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) recognized the Keepers of Eden environmental club at its 11 a.m. meeting Wednesday and allocated $1,256 to the Byzantine Club for a retreat.
Spring Bill No. 64 officially confirmed the Keepers of Eden to be a club in good standing with FUSG and permitted the club to have a budget.
The bill said of the club: “The purpose of (the Keepers of Eden) is to encourage students to be stewards of the environment, fostering an attitude of environmental responsibility throughout the university.”
Spring Bill No. 60 reallocated $456 from the Byzantine Club’s budget and $86 from Fall Bill No. 89 to fund the club’s upcoming 12-person retreat to Holy Resurrection Monastery in St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. The $542 in funds, covering lodging and food, would be a donation to the monastery.
The bill passed in spite of a tabling effort by senior Sen. Jonathan Meinholz.
Later, Spring Bill No. 63 attempted to allocate $2,167 to the Byzantine Club with the purpose of funding the same retreat.
Junior Sen. Mary Catherine Prostejovsky moved to amend the bill, subtracting Spring Bill No. 60’s $542 from the total $2,167. Also, she eliminated $360 in travel meal costs, which brought the new total to $1,265. The amendment was upheld and the bill passed.
Spring Bill No. 50 allocated $3,000, covering mostly artist fees, to the Harmonium Project for a concert.
Spring Bill No. 65 allocated $250, covering a speaker fee and beverages, to the Graduate Counseling Association for an event.
Spring Bill No. 59 allocated $109.99 to purchase a speed bag combo package for Finnegan Fieldhouse’s Flexibility and Training Room.
Spring Bill No. 61 allocated $49.95 to purchase pizza for the Saturday dinner accompanying the FUSG constitutional convention March 25-27.
Spring Bill No. 62 allocated $83 to purchase craft supplies for a Ukraine fundraiser.
Senior Treasurer Molly Propson did not provide reports on contingency funds or total funds spent due to her computer being out of battery.
FUSG members wore their household gear to the meeting. Freshman Sen. Travis Mistry and junior Sen. Maria Sammons were chosen as the best dressed for their Martyres Regis shirts.
Senior President Alex McKenna was excused from the meeting.
FUSG meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo Room of the J.C. Williams Center.