SGA has been staying busy


SGA members gather for a photo at team bonding event on April 6. Photo provided by SGA.

Shayla Taylor, Reporter

Lake Land College’s (LLC) Student Government Association (SGA) has been very busy this past April compared to other months this academic year. The group voted to make changes to their constitution, gathered for another team bonding event, participated in a roundtable meeting held on Zoom with students from other SGAs from Illinois schools, held officer elections for the 2022-2023 school year and hosted a blood drive. 

The changes made to the constitution were proposed by SGA Parliamentarian and chair of the Judicial Committee Brady Clark, and include increasing the GPA requirement for delegates and officers of SGA, giving better descriptions of officer duties and setting an office hour requirement for each officer to two to five hours per month, as well as granting the SGA president the ability to allocate hours and duties to other SGA officers in the event that they are unable to fulfill them. 

SGA’s last team bonding event was held in Dec. as a holiday party at the beginning of winter break. This time, the group opted to go to Silver Star Skate Center. While there, they played mini golf and laser tag, skated and enjoyed pizza. SGA President Skye Schumaker stressed the importance of these events, stating that she believed they help the group to work together more cohesively. 

A few delegates met on April 19 to be part of a Zoom call with delegates from other SGAs in Illinois. Freshman delegate Jordi Oliver expressed that it was very interesting to see how LLC’s SGA is similar and different from those at other schools. She also said it was comforting learning that the other groups have also struggled immensely with student involvement. 

At the April 20 meeting, elections were held for next academic year’s officers. The offices of president, vice president and secretary were uncontested. Jordi Oliver was elected President, Paul Dorman was elected Vice President and Tess Patton was elected Secretary. Marylee Orman was elected Public Information Officer, Morgan Greuel was elected Parliamentarian and Toby Winans was elected Treasurer.

On April 21, SGA worked cooperatively with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. They also voted to allocate funds to provide Subway sandwiches to those who donated as an added incentive. They exceeded their target number of donations and had a total of 30 for the day. 

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