Monday, March 4, 2024

SA grants clubs $4,000 for 24-person trip to NYC

By Hayden Sadler

Members of the Student Association recently approved two clubs’ trip to New York City and voted on the statuses of the Cooking Club and Her Campus. 

The SA met Wednesday to discuss club funding requests and club status approvals. The Senate first discussed the Student Managed Investment Fund’s as well as the Accounting and Finance Association’s requests for funding for their trip to New York City. Also discussed was the approval of provisional status for the Cooking Club and permanent club status to Her Campus.

The Accounting and Finance Association and the Student Managed Investment Fund each requested $2,000 to fund their trip to New York City. The clubs will be visiting the New York Stock Exchange and attending networking events. The senate approved the requests for both clubs unanimously, granting the two clubs $4,000 combined. The trip will last two nights and three days, and it is expected that 12 people from each club will attend for a total of 24 students. Funding will cover a place to stay as well as the cost of transportation. The clubs will be transporting themselves down to the city in vans. 

The senate also unanimously approved Cooking Club’s request for provisional club status. Cooking Club representatives promise to teach students about cooking safely and efficiently. The club plans on using Kent Hall’s kitchen as well as space in Yokum sometimes in order to educate interested students. The club aims to work with Chartwells, SUNY Plattsburgh’s dining and catering provider, to ensure access to ingredients and supplies for cooking. The club will hold meetings every other week, and prospective members will have to attend the first meeting and take a quiz to assess their knowledge of food safety. 

Her Campus receiving permanent club status is a big moment for the group focusing on empowering women and encouraging body positivity through writing. Her Campus is an online publication with more than 400 chapters in 11 countries. It has a wide variety of blog articles on the website, published and contributed by students at SUNY Plattsburgh. The publication covers a wide range of topics such as entertainment, academics and mental health.

Senators reported attending Mardis Gras at Clinton Dining Hall earlier that week and had many positive comments about the Chartwells event. The meeting concluded with the approval of both club status requests as well as funding being granted to the Accounting and Finance Association and Student Managed Investment Fund’s trip.

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