32 RSOs receive funding from SABC
The six-person Student Activity Budget Committee met with representatives from the Registered Student Organizations requesting funding for FY13 on Friday, April 13, to discuss their requests.
Almost three weeks later 32 RSOs, out of 38 who asked for funding, were notified they received a portion of the Student Activity Fee money that was set aside for them.
Out of the $187,920 allocated, some of the largest portions went to Student Night Auxiliary Patrol with $27,000, Arts Unlimited with $20,000, the Centennial Center with $17,835 and WGUR 95.3 FM with $16,000.
For SNAP, this is an increase of $9,500 from its budget for FY12.
This jump will cover a larger operation time, according to Detective Michael Baker.
“It looks like we are going to be starting at 5 p.m.,” Baker said.
The current SNAP schedule’s start time is 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
According to Student Government Association President Evan Karanovich, $30,000 will be taken from the unallocated reserves to fund SNAP and the Sassy Cats Dance Team, which got $3,000 for FY13.
Arts Unlimited got an increase of $1,000 for FY13, which was given to help the committee fund cultural events around campus.
The Centennial Center’s biggest costs come from paying wages, according to Allen.
Half of the funds allocated to the center are to be used for lifeguards and the other half is to pay the monitor, who sits in the front of the Centennial Center, to “make sure everything is alright” and is a required position by Georgia state regulations.
WGUR experienced a jump in funding, going from $13,000 in FY12 to $16,000 for FY13.
“We are grateful for the increase,” General Manager Wesley Buchanan said. “We requested a little bit more, but with every request you can expect a little less. We are very happy our funding did increase.”
One group, blood drives, was funded at $1,500, though they asked for $18,450.
SGA President-elect and SABC Vice Chair Cody Allen says the name “blood drives” is a misnomer.
“It’s really like the American Red Cross Club at Georgia College,” Allen said. “What they are trying to do is expand beyond blood drives and look more into emergency relief fundraisers and things like that. We felt they had a good cause and a good history with blood drives and have done good work, so we decided to fund them to get the club off the ground because we think that is going to help students as a whole.”
Allen says the SABC allocation process was successful this year.
“I think it went well,” Allen said. “I think we were good stewards with the money. We tried to save a little more than we have in the past. I think that’s a good thing. You know ultimately we are doing what we can to get the costs down and giving groups what they need and we can start that ball rolling.”
Editors Note: The Colonnade was funded at $37,000 by SABC.
Full listing of allocations:
ABLE $ 500
Alpha Psi Omega $ 300
Art As An Agent for Change $ 1000
Arts Unlimited $ 20,000
Assoc of Info Tech Profs $ 500
Black Student Alliance $ 7500
Blood Drives $ 1500
Bobcat Bass Club $ 6500
Campus Outreach $ 500
Career Peer Advocates $ 0
Centennial Center $ 17,835
Goodrich Hillel $ 1000
Hanging of the Greens $ 2000
Hockey Club $ 4000
International Club $ 8000
Interviews Alliance $ 400
Latino Student Assoc $ 750
Men’s Lacrosse Club $ 500
Model United Nations $ 1500
Peacock’s Feet $ 6800
PRIDE Alliance $ 1500
Pub Rel Stud Soc of Amer $ 750
Sassy Cats Dance Team $3000
Sequins & Smiles $ 750
Soc for Adv of Mgt (SAM) $ 150
SNAP (Student Night Aux) $27,000
Swim Cats Swim Club $785
The Colonnade $ 37,000
Thunder Crew $ 10,000
Venture Out $ 9000
WGUR 95.3 $ 16,000
Women’s Lacrosse Club $ 500
Women’s Volleyball Club $ 400