Resident Assistant Funds Requests dominated the proceedings at the Residence Hall Association meeting on Nov. 19.
With no old business and no guest speakers, new business was the focus. Quorum had to be met for the RHA members to vote on the new business, and for the first time in nearly a month, it was. There were 6 RA funds request, with one being tabled for another meeting.
The other new business involved a speaker named Betsy Jordan who talked about the upcoming book drive and passed out fliers. Jordan said she hoped to start the drive immediately, and asked members to bring books from home when they returned from Thanksgiving break.
“Any type of books you don’t want anymore, they can be children’s books all the way up to college reading level, please bring,” Jordan said. “I just want to get as many books as possible from students.”
The three areas Jordan said she hopes to donate the books: the homeless shelter, domestic violence victims and prisons.
Following Jordan were the many RA funds requests. RAs have up to $100 they can request from RHA each semester for various activities or initiatives. The requests varied from money for an ice cream social to money to host an end of semester pizza party for those with good grades.
The board approved all of the requests from the RAs unanimously. There is no RHA meeting scheduled for next week due to Thanksgiving; therefore the next meeting will be Dec. 2.
Other issues brought up at the meeting included:
- Suggestions for possible new themed food nights at Esker Dining Hall. RHA Dining Committee member Tim Soja solicited ideas from members of RHA to bring back to the committee for its next meeting.
- A Whitewater Student Government representative asked the members of RHA if they had voted for WSG senate elections. If they hadn’t he reminded them that voting closed that night and asked them to even “vote on their phones” if they could.