By Joe Pinter, @jpinter93
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (Sept. 10) – St. Bonaventure University’s Student Government Association meeting was kept short in its first week, focusing on the upcoming March of Dimes.
Audra Distefano, March of Dimes community director, announced that 18 campus clubs participated in the walk last year, and she hopes to again increase that number. She also spoke about what the March of Dimes has accomplished in the past. In the 1980s, the March of Dimes raised money that went directly to polio vaccine research.
“Even if you don’t have children, you have all been impacted by the March of Dimes through the polio vaccine.”
This year’s walk, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., will be the March of Dimes’ 75th anniversary.
Abby Harrington, SGA vice president, announced that the club that raises the most money will receive a $500 grant. $250 will come from SGA and $250 will come directly from Rick Trietley, vice president of Student Affairs.
Volunteers are welcomed at 7 a.m. Registration is at 9:30.
You can go to http://marchforbabies.org/ to register online.
Additionally, SGA would like to remind freshmen interested in running for class office that all forms must be in by Friday, Sept. 13. The election will run from Oct. 1-4 on my.sbu.edu.