SFB funds Big Gay Nooner, CSA retreat

By John McCarthy
Staff Writer

Members of the Student Finance Board met with various campus organizations on April 24 to discuss base budgeting and fund three events.

Student organizations gathered in the Decker Social Space to learn about base budgeting, a new convenient way for annual events to receive funding without the need for organizations to go through the process of presenting their events to the board.

Base budgeting allocates funds for established events that happen every year. Each club has a liaison from SFB who oversees what the funds will go toward and how they work. The dates to apply for base budgeting for next year are from May 1 to May 31.

The board fully funds the Math and Stat Club Spring Bash (Miguel Gonzalez / Photo Editor).

After the base budgeting session, SFB returned to its normal room in the Brower Student Center Room 222 to hear three funding requests.

The Mathematics and Statistics Club was fully funded $1,438.71 for its event, “Math and Stat Club Spring Bash.”

The club and other mathematics professors and students at the College are invited to gather at Quimby’s Prairie on May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. for an afternoon of field games and lunch. The games will include Campus Town gift cards as prizes for the winners.

“It’ll be a great culmination of the math department,” said Connie Reznik, a senior mathematics major and social chair of the club. “We’ll be having a teacher-of-the-year award too.”

The event will be catered with drinks, snacks and food from Jersey Mike’s Subs.

The Chinese Student Association received a full fund of $1,470 for its executive board retreat to Philadelphia on May 10. During the retreat, the current CSA eboard will plan for future events and go over past events to discuss what has worked and what can be improved.

“We wanted to reflect on this past year especially because a lot of our executive board won’t be here,” said Eliot Cha, a sophomore finance major and CSA documentation chair. “So we wanted to pick their brain about what they want for the future.”

The presenters explained that the retreat is near Philadelphia’s Chinatown, which should provide an immersive experience for the retreat’s participants. The funding will go toward an Airbnb, food and transportation.

Representatives listen to PRISM’s proposal for its event (Miguel Gonzalez / Photo Editor).

SFB partially funded PRISM’s event, “Big Gay Nooner,” for $2,046.  After last week’s meeting, PRISM looked into more sources and was able to provide more than one source for the event’s services.

The event will take place on the Green Hall Lawn, and is meant to promote diversity on campus in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. There will be a variety of activities, including face painting and airbrush tattoos, as well as refreshments of cotton candy and snow cones.

The event will be held on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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