Club funds reallocated, allocated at FUSG meeting


Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) met Sept. 21 to discuss the reallocation and allocation of funds to Young Americans for Freedom and the Board Game Association, respectively.

The weekly FUSG meeting opened with Treasurer Danny Butters’ report on the contingency fund. Butters reported that he is working with last year’s treasurer, President Jack Scanlon, and FUSG advisor David Schmiesing to get the most accurate information regarding the state of the contingency fund. He estimated that the contingency fund is roughly in the  area of $30,000 to $40,000. He said that a more specific estimate will be available at the next formal meeting.

During the formal business portion of the meeting, Sen. Samantha Martinez introduced Fall Bill #14, for the reallocation of funds given to the Young Americans for Freedom club. The club had originally been allotted $700 for a trip to the Values Voter Summit, but due to a low amount of interest, the trip was canceled. This bill sought to reallocate those funds to pay for the club’s four presidential and vice-presidential debate parties. The bill passed without objection. No new funds were issued.

Fall Bill #15 was introduced by President Scanlon to confirm Krystal Gil as a new justice. After Gil gave a brief statement about herself, the bill was passed without objection.

Immediately following was Fall Bill #16, sponsored by Sen. Joseph Starcher, which sought to allocate $31.70 to the Board Game Association for their kickoff pizza party on Sept. 28. The bill was passed without objection.

At the conclusion of formal business, Scanlon gave his remarks, and Chief Justice Ben Idzik announced that there are seven freshmen running for three senate seats, one sophomore running for a senate seat, and one senior running for the senior seat. Elections will be held next Tuesday in the J.C. Williams Center.