On Monday, Nov. 19 the Student Government Association held the 48th student senate meeting and confirmed the newest deputy secretary, discussed future events and classic weekend.
RyNya Bellamy, a junior business administration major, was confirmed as the deputy secretary of student lobbying. She applied for the position once before but was voted against by the committee.
“I am now going to be apart of something that’s bigger than me and implementing real change on the university,” Bellamy said. “I have to thank God obviously because he was the ultimate one to push me to go to that podium again after getting denied the first time.”
She credited the SGA with teaching her that consistency is key.
Following Bellamy’s induction, SGA members announced that the Board of Trustees meeting would be held on Dec. 7 in the Grand Ballroom.
Senator Taylor Young then said that the Strikeout Showcase auditions would be held on Nov. 28 in the Senate Chambers from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and she also explained “Secret Senator,” which is SGAs parody of a secret santa gift exchange. A $15 minimum is required of participants.
SGA Vice President Robyn Seniors addressed the senate with information regarding the executive branch, and news updates going forward into the semester.
“The spring calendar is being formulated for the E-Branch, so we will have all of our events…the (Central Intelligence Trust Fund) proposal will be done after Thanksgiving,” Seniors said. “If you don’t know what the CITF is, it’s like something David (SGA President) can do for the university with the special funding he gets.”
Xavier McClinton, the judicial and rules committee chairman, introduced the topic of the Constitutional Convention. The convention hasn’t been held in several years.
“The constitutional convention is a meeting with three members of each branch who go through our constitution and make revisions based on what we see fit,” McClinton said. “Once we approved our changes by a 2 to 3 vote, we have to place it on the ballot for the student body to vote on in the spring elections.”
Last weekend, SGA traveled to the annual FAMU-BCU Classic football game in Orlando, FL. But, a student bus broke down halfway there and a replacement bus wasn’t negotiable.
“We are trying to put together something to compensate or refund the students who bought the tickets, but we are waiting to hear back from a couple university departments to let us know what we can and can’t do,” McClinton said.
Towards the end of the meeting, a two-minute open forum was held to let the committee speak on their classic experiences.
The next SGA meeting will be held Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Senate Chambers.