Ethnic Student Association requests funding
A motion was passed to grant the ESA $1,500 to send ten members of their club to a leadership retreat on Whidbey Island. The motion to grant the club the remaining $1,971.50 of their requested $3471.50 budget will be voted on in a later meeting.
The ASWCC recognized Whatcom Oration and Forensics League, a club for students to better their communication and presentation skills through debating. Guy Smith will be advisor to the club that meets Wednesdays, 1pm, in Cascade 104.
The council granted $50 for volunteers of the Waste Audit, Oct. 13 and $310 for the Club Summit, Oct. 11, to be used for refreshments for both events.
ASWCC extends apology to ESA
“It was never our intention to deviate from our mission and vision,” said student council president, Isaac Shantz-Kreutzkamp on behalf of the council, apologizing to the Ethnic Student Association. Shantz-Kreutskamp said the council was regretful to have appeared insensitive and unprepared answering the ESA’s budget request at a previous meeting. The two organizations recognized that meeting as a learning experience and they hope to continue working together with positive results in the future.