GSS hopes to strengthen relations with student organizations on campus

General Good and Welfare

Senator Erin Daugherty was appointed.

Abdul Zamat was observed as a potential senator.

Club presentations

The Athletic Training Student Organization presented on their EAA Conference in Philadelphia from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9.

The intramural Volleyball Team presented on their tournaments on Nov. 12, 2016 and Dec. 10, 2016.

Executive Reports

President Kevin Bois reported that he is currently working on enhancing the student government website. He plans to add a new feature for the clubs and organizations page to add either a photo or logo to represent them, as well as the time they meet the officers and some brief information on the student organization. He is also currently working on planning the spring concert for Maine day. “Something that is really high on my list is making sure that our student body gets some good entertainment,” Bois reported.

Vice President Jared Dumas reported that he was able to attend the Frozen Fenway hockey game over winter break and was pleased to see how many student supporters there were for the hockey team.

Vice President for Student Organizations Jacob Johnson reported that he would like to get senators together for the Organizations Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Johnson reported, “What I’m asking from you guys, is what I did last organization’s fair; I talked to all of the student organizations, talked about student government and what we do. It was a really good impact, something good to do. For a lot of them that was the only contact that they’ve ever had with student government even though they are a student organization. If you would like to go with me and talk to all of the organizations you are welcome to.”

New Business

A motion to allocate $2,000 for an ice rink project was passed.

A motion to allocate $625 to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity for the Carlson Leadership Academy was denied.

Haley Sylvester is from Greenwich, CT and an undergraduate student at the University of Maine. She is studying Management and Marketing with a concentration in International Business and a minor in Professional Writing. She joined the Maine Campus in the spring of 2016 and currently serves as the News Editor.

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