YAF funds reallocated for Election Night Party during FUSG meeting


Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) met on Oct. 12 to reallocate funds to one club and discuss the recognition of another.

The weekly meeting began with the treasurer’s report, where it was announced that while exact figures were not available, the contingency fund total is close to $37,000.

Immediately following the treasurer’s report were committee reports. Sen. Samantha Martinez announced that the Finance Committee had met to discuss Fall Bill #23 and had passed it without amendments. Sen. Stephen Shaw, chair of the Rules and Order Committee, announced that his committee had met to discuss Fall Bill #22 and decided to table the bill.

Moving onto formal business, Sen. Shaw introduced Fall Bill #22, for formal recognition by FUSG of the Computer Science Club. But before much discussion could be made about the bill, Chief Justice Ben Idzik made a point of order to remind the cabinet that it is not necessary to discuss a bill that has been tabled by committee.

After Chief Justice Idzik’s point of order, Vice President Clare McCallan proceeded to Fall Bill #23, for the reallocation and allocation of funds to the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Club. This bill sought to reallocate $525 from the club’s Oct. 4 vice presidential debate watch party and $360 from their Common Core speaker event; in addition, it called for an additional $100 to be allocated to the club for their Election Night party on Nov. 8 for a total of $985. The money will be used for supplies and food at the party. Representing the club at the meeting was Chief Justice Idzik. The bill passed without objection.

At the conclusion of formal business, FUSG advisor David Schmiesing used his time to elaborate on the formal recognition of the Computer Science Club. After P.R. Liasion Katie Irvin’s announcement that the FUSG cabinet photo would be taken immediately following the meeting, the meeting was adjourned.

FUSG will next meet Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.

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