The Students’ Association Congress voted to allocate $3,000 to three separate events on campus.
The allocated money will help fund the Band Banquet, Raid the Rec and Party on the Patio.
The first bill was proposed and written by Trevor Wyatt, freshman music education major from Fort Worth.
“The budget for the Williams Performing Arts Center would greatly benefit from the financial help,” according to the bill.
Wyatt said the WPAC covers the majority of the banquet’s expense.
“Funding from Congress would be appreciated to help out the WPAC,” Wyatt said.
No more than $500 from the Congressional Project fund will help aid the cost of the Band Banquet. The bill passed with a 22-member approval.
The next bill passed was proposed and written by Sean Branchaw, senior financial management major from Derwood, Md.
The bill was created to help fund Raid the Rec, an end-of-the-road celebration for seniors that will give them a sense of unity and closure.
“Anything you like about Abilene will be there, we want to bring in the best of the best,” Branchaw said. “Things like Sharkys’ chips and Nikkis.”
Branchaw said Raid the Rec will have a full-on party feel that seniors should look forward to.
“I did an informal survey that showed many people will be able to make Raid the Rec,” Branchaw said.
The bill will allocate the remaining funds from the Senior Class fund, Congressional Class fund, Congressional Project fund and Congressional Concert fund to help cover the cost of the event. The bill passed unanimously. Raid the Rec will be on May 3.
The last bill passed was written by JP Festa, junior multimedia major from Mckinney, which proposed to allocate funding to Party on the Patio, an end of the year event for journalism and mass communication students and faculty.
“Party on the Patio facilitates a time for students to support each other,” according to the bill.
The bill will allocate no more than $250 from Congressional project fund to provide food and drinks to attendees of the event. The bill passed with a 27-member approval.