The first Student Activity Council meetings for this semester were held today after school in the library for the SAC members and the new and returning class representatives. After the recent suspension of extra-curriculars, SAC was eager to start planning for the second semester.
The meeting with the class reps began with introductions, reviews of the last semester (namely job action and the restrictions it imposed on the student council), and descriptions of SAC’s hopes for semester two, made by SAC president Soheil Koushan and vice-president Yanxiu Wu. Once formalities were through, class reps were split up into groups according to grade and conducted discussions on changes they wanted to see at MGCI. Soheil and Yanxiu then spoke on the updates that the reps were responsible for reporting to their class before the representatives were dismissed.
SAC members then began discussions on the return of the extra-curriculars. Clubs will be reestablished and there will be a meeting on Thursday 28 February after school in room 205 with any interested students concerning the procedures. The restoration of Garneau Gold is still undetermined, however it is likely that the points from the clubs of semester 1 will not count, with the exception of SAC. Club registration forms can be found online, and are due 11 March. A sizeable sum will be split up between clubs, with an early deadline and normal deadline for those clubs who want to receive their budgets before the break.
Plans for International Show, set to occur on 25 April, and the SAC vs. Reckoner basketball game were introduced. The SAC vs. Reckoner basketball game is planned for Wednesday 6 March, at lunch in the gymnasium.
Term objectives for the SAC mostly consisted of renovating their office: new keys, cleaning up, paint jobs, new furniture, and new materials. Plans for the Spring Fling were also discussed, in terms of budget for DJs, security, and the availability of teachers. It will cost about $3 and will be from about 3:30 to 4:30 pm sometime in the near future. The money raised will go to the Eliminate Project, a movement to obliterate the deadly diseases maternal and neonatal tetanus.
To conclude, SAC members conferred about the class reps’ discussions and ideas earlier. Concerns including a daily breakfast program, more options for spares, reappearing sports teams, enlarged menus for snack, and benches in the galleria were examined and talked over.
Edited at 9:43 PM for clarity: Once formalities were through, class reps were split up into groups according to grade and conducted discussions on changes they wanted to see at MGCI.