Student Government debates club budgets at final meeting

KASSY LOCHHEAD AND MARIA SULZEN
STAFF WRITERS

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Franciscan University Student Government met for the final time before summer to discuss the budgets for multiple clubs on campus.

The total came to a sum of $33,118 for all club budgets.

Student Government was awarded $7,373 by committee vote, but the new total became $9,522.

Students for Life requested $8,950 and were awarded $7,725 by a committee vote. This budget was also amended from $7,725 up to $7,880.

The Annunciations, Franciscan’s women’s a cappella group, requested $80 and were awarded $45.

“I think this is a reasonable amount,” said Sen. Daniel Smith.

This budget was passed.

The Anscombe Society requested $463.96 and was given $227, which was amended down to $159 for car rentals.

The Baronettes dance team requested $600 and was awarded $0, which garnered some debate.

Smith said, “I think it’s unfair to completely penalize them. We should increase the award to $300 for uniforms.”

The senators voted on the amendment, and it was passed 7-4 with one abstention.
The Board Game Association requested $279.02 and was awarded $80 by a committee vote of 5-1. Club representative Joshua McKenna said that he did not think $80 would be sufficient, and the budget was eventually passed at $128.76 for the club’s pizza night.

The Student Creative Arts Network was awarded $1,850, which was sufficient for Andrew Gordon, club representative and treasurer.

The St. Vitus Social Dance Club was awarded $80, in place of its requested $166, in a 6-0 committee vote.

Eagle Scouts suggested $750, but were awarded $200. The $200, after debate, was raised to $350.

The Equestrian Club was awarded $650 by committee vote 6-0, but the new total became $600.

Franciscan FATAL, male club Frisbee team, requested $1,800 but was awarded $1,200 by a committee vote of 5-1.

Female ultimate Frisbee team Franciscan FIRE was awarded $600 instead of $1,700, and after debate on whether it was sufficient to drastically lower the original request, the budget was amended to read $1,700.

Student publication “The Gadfly” was awarded $60 for its budget.

Latinos for Christ was given $1,370 in the committee vote, but the total came down to $0 for supplies and $735 for the mariachi band.

The Outdoors Club was given $1,800 by committee vote, but the amount was amended to $1,400.

Young Americans for Freedom was given $6,145 in the committee vote, but this amount was amended to read $5,525.

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