Across the nation, colleges reward the executive branches of their student governments with tuition stipends or pay. However in the past, Castleton University came to the decision that a Student Government Association position is voluntary and should not be funded.
Following this decision, Castleton’s Student Government Association chose to honor its members by having a dinner at then end of each year. The dinners allow the students and faculty of SGA to reflect and celebrate their hard work and accomplishments of the school year.
“When other schools went to paying people to do these jobs, SGA here decided they would continue to do it as a true volunteer experience. That’s why they’ve always had this (dinner) as a way to thank people for volunteering their time,” Director of Student of Activities Matthew Patry said.
This year the SGA plans to hold the dinner at The Iron Lantern or The Lake House. In the past The Iron Lantern has offered a three-course meal with three dinner options, dessert and drinks for $21 a person.
SGA Treasurer Rebekah Roubichaud suggested dinning at The Lake House. Roubichaud said she would look into whether or not the restaurant would offer a similar meal and price to the SGA as The Iron Lantern does. A final decision has not been made at this time.
In other news:
* Voting for the 2017-2018 SGA council began Monday April 17 during room selection. Check with the SGA for details on where and when to vote. Voters will be able to select from a pennant flag, aluminum pint glass, soup cup or a mason jar with a handle as a gift for voting.
* Tickets for a May 5 Lake George Cruise are now available. Only 75 of the $10 tickets are available only to Castleton Students. For further questions or purchases contact SGA.
* SGA’s final full session of the semester will be Thursday April 20. The full session will be held in either the 1787 Room or the SGA Office during N-Period.
* The CAB Talent show has been cancelled due to Easter weekend and a rescheduling conflict. Members hope next year the talent show will return.