The Student Federation impeached its elected treasurer and instated a new treasurer at its meeting on Feb. 11.
Because former treasurer and junior Frank Vitale is a part-time student this semester and was unable to attend the federation meetings, members voted unanimously to impeach him.
“We don’t like to do this, but it’s important for the federation to fulfill our function, which is to fund clubs,” Vice President Thomas McPhee said. “Without a treasurer, we don’t have the finance committee, so we can’t hear club funding proposals.”
Junior Isabella Maciejewski was nominated to and accepted the position of treasurer. Freshman Rosemary Surdyke replaced Maciejewski as an independent representative.
Freshmen Helen Schlueter and Liam Giles were also sworn in as independent representatives.
In addition to the impeachment, the federation also discussed two events it is hosting that will be open to campus.
On Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Formal Lounge, federation officers will host a funding proposal workshop.
“In the past, it might have been difficult or confusing for clubs to come to the federation for money,” President Brandt Siegfried said. “So, we wanted to host this workshop for club leaders and other interested students to come learn about the process to earn funds for their clubs.”
The federation has a budget of $34,648 available to give to clubs this semester. This money includes the accounts payable and money returned to the federation from Hillsdale College for Life, since the March for Life trip was canceled.
On March 4 at 7 p.m., the federation will also host a town hall-style meeting where the student body will be invited to come and ask questions of federation officers. There will be a formal portion in which students can ask questions of the federation at large. Afterward, students can meet with individual representatives.