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Swarthmore Asian Organization (SAO)
SAO approached the table and provided a cost estimate of $50 for a joint event with Deshi. The event is called “Into the Frying Pan” and will discuss the concept of Pan-Asian identity, and specifically the political background of the term “Asian.” SAO refers to these events as a “Teahouse”. The SBC exercises a $30 food cap on all non-food related events. But since SAO is planning this event with another group, the cap was raised to $60. The requested $50 falls within the cap, and therefore full funding was approved in a record two minutes, making this one of the shortest meetings of the evening.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
The next group to request funding was the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. They requested $75 for registration for sectionals. The money was accounted for in their budget, but they transferred that money from their registration section to pay for USA Ultimate (USAU) fees in a previous meeting. The group had paid for USAU and then requested money from SBC; however, SBC does not retroactively grant funding requests. SBC therefore recommended that the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team draw up another proposal to transfer funds from some account into their registration account. The group will meet with SBC in office hours to discuss the matter further.
The last group to meet was the Movie Committee. They requested money for a movie screening and food truck event. SGO paid for the event last year, but may not this year. The company that originally provided the projector and screening equipment, for approximately $1,500, went bankrupt. The new company is charging around $1,900. The funding allotted last year would not be enough to cover the screening or food trucks this year. Voting on funding for this event was tabled until more information could be found.