SGA votes in two new representatives and recognizes chess club

At the Feb. 13 Student Government Association meeting, SGA voted to recognize a chess club on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus to the Student Life Committee in order to gain allocated funds from SGA.

This is the first chess club on the Dahlonega campus and it aims to be more focused on community outreach and mentorship for children and will be meeting on Fridays at noon.

On March 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the food pantry at the Vickery House will be having a grand opening event. This is to introduce people to the idea of helping people with food and items from the pantry and to spread the word, according to Jessica Brown, a volunteer at the pantry and the associate director for recreational sports at UNG’s Dahlonega campus.

The committee that runs the food pantry has started putting together a cookbook to showcase what kinds of meals can be made with food from the pantry and will be preparing some of these meals to give out at the opening ceremony.

Brown and Lauren Toebe, an intern at the Vickery House, requested a $250 grant to buy pizza for the open house from the Student Government Association. Members will be voting on this at next week’s meeting.

They also wanted to remind everyone that the pantry is open to anyone with a UNG ID card.

Also at this meeting, SGA voted in the mini grant request from Rachel Allred for the upcoming TedX event on March 5.

On March 27, UNG will be hosting the Make-A-Wish fundraiser for the semester around the drill field on campus. The fundraiser is a walk or run where participants are encouraged to dress up as superheroes.

The Make-A-Wish foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to grant the “wishes” of children with life-threatening diseases. They have granted over 270,000 children’s wishes since its formation in 1980.

At the end of the meeting, Abra Oates was elected as the junior representative and Nneji Akaose was elected as the sophomore representative for SGA.


  • Sarah-Anne Payne is a senior studying communications and journalism. She has an abnormal obsession with sweet tea and Chickfila and loves dogs more than people.

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