The Student Federation approved two new clubs on Thursday, as well as funds to Cravats and Bluestockings. The federation approved the Hillsdale Table Top Society and the Chesterton Society on probationary club status.
The Chesterton Society meets every Saturday for brunch to discuss G.K. Chesterton’s writings. Until now, about 10 to 12 students have met unofficially.
The society’s president, sophomore Maggie Vangieson, is pleased with the federation’s decision.
“I’m very relieved to have the whole process over with,” Vangieson said. “It’s nice to be finally recognized as a real club so that we can plan events, advertise, and hopefully grow our fanbase.”
The second club to receive approval from the federation was the Hillsdale Table Top Society, a club devoted to playing board games.
Freshman Gabriel Meyer originally came up with the idea. After deciding to hold a test trial game night, Meyer was able to attract over 20 people.
While Meyer eventually hopes to test out unpublished, unreleased games from board game companies and give feedback and even travel to game conventions, he plans to start off slow.
“The first thing we’re going to do is have regular game nights where everybody can come to one spot and play board games, and utilize our board game collection,” Meyer said. “I hope to build a board game library.”
The student federation also approved a disbursement of $350 to the Cravats and Bluestockings club with the stipulation the federation will be reimbursed if the fundraising accumulates over $250 but a cap will be placed at $350.
Cravats and Bluestockings, a club devoted to experiencing and learning about the Regency Era in Great Britain, requested the funding for their annual Regency Ball. The club brings in a collar and a small band to play music for english country dancing, a form of dancing popular in the Regency Era. This will be their 11th year holding the ball.
“We like doing it because it was such an important part in upper class socializing in the Regency Era and because it’s fun so it makes for a really good event,” minster of events and senior Rebekah Roundey said. “It’s easy to learn the dancing because you don’t need any experience.”