New senators, office appointments and resignations
Kylie Trawick was inducted into the Student Senate.
The Guitar Club came forward for reactivation of their group. The club currently has about 15 members and was seeking reactivation so they can put on more events such as public open mic nights. This motion was passed by the Senate.
The Student Social Work Organization sought reactivation from the Senate, a motion which was passed.
The Green Team spoke about their successful Take Pride in Acadia Day clean up. This event drew a crowd of about 50 people who worked to clean the trails of Acadia National Park.
The Society of Women Engineers reported on the conference that members recently attended in Baltimore, Maryland. The Student Senate funded their transportation and lodging. The club took about 10 members and listened to talks and took part in different events.
Lauri Sidelko gave a presentation about a navigation app that will be first available to incoming freshmen during orientation and the rest of the students in the 2019 fall semester. This app will lend a hand to advisors offering advice and information on classes, as well as providing maps and an easier and more effective way to access your MaineStreet account.
President Logan Aromando reported that he is currently working with the Maine Day Committee to hire bands for live music on Maine Day. He also reminded the Senate that the Student Government Conference will be taking place this weekend.
Vice President Bentley Simpson reported that he was working to prepare for the Student Government Conference and spring Senate retreat.
Vice President of Financial Affairs Jack O’Donoghue reported that the annual budget meeting went well and thanked all of those who attended. He noted that there were three resolutions to discuss this meeting.
Vice President for Student Organizations Taylor Cray reported that the club of the week was the Honors College Student Advisory Board.
Vice President for Student Entertainment Corey Claflin reported that tabling for Spring Concert tickets will continue and training will be provided to those who are involved with the event.
The Orono Town Liaison reported that the bars around Orono have renewed their liquor licenses and that the town is looking to expand small municipal projects.
Reports of standing committees
A representative of the Membership Committee reported that they are finishing up the final details of the Senate Spring Retreat.
A representative of the Political Activism Committee reported that the Peace Amongst the Pines posters are finished and will be posted around the university. He also reported that the Green Team will be working with the organization for the Stillwater River Cleanup.
A representative of the Services Committee reported that the Taste of the World event will be starting soon in all of the dining halls. She also reported that all of the dining halls will be renovated this upcoming summer as well as some of the dorms, and repaving will begin at the end of April.
The Senate approved funding for the Asian Student Association for their Taste of Asia event.
Due to the impending inclement weather, Aromando moved to table the special committee reports and the rest of new business until the next meeting.