RRCSA looking for students to join Students’ Association Board

By Gabrielle Piche

The Red River College Students’ Association is looking for new students to join its Students’ Association Board. Those interested must hand in a nomination package by Friday, Sept. 13. Nomination packages are on the RRCSA’s website at rrcsa.ca/sab./GABRIELLE PICHÉ

Students wanting their say in Red River College Students’ Association (RRCSA) decisions can now apply to be on the Association’s board for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

The RRCSA is looking for 11 to 15 Red River College students to join the Students’ Association Board. Each board member will represent a different group in the College. Board members may represent a school within RRC, such as the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. Members may also represent a specific type of student group, like RRC athletes or Indigenous students.

Board members will attend eight meetings throughout the school year and three informal meetings, acting as spokespeople for the groups they represent. Members will also get to vote at Students’ Association Board meetings.

The name of the new board members will be posted on the RRCSA website so that other students may use them as resources regarding questions or suggestions for the Students’ Association.

Those who want to become a board member must submit a nomination package to the RRCSA by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. The vying nominee must get 40 RRC students to sign their nomination package to show student support.

The nomination package also has an essay question and a list of student groups for the candidate to pick from when deciding who they’d like to represent.

Nominees can submit their packages to CM20 at the Notre Dame Campus or P110 at the Exchange District Campus. Packages can also be scanned and emailed to sa_president@rrc.ca.

Members are expected to volunteer six hours per semester and will serve a one-year term.

Melissa Ghidoni, the RRCSA’s vice-president external, said the Students’ Association can provide better services to students when they get input from board members.

RRCSA VP External Melissa Ghidoni. /GABRIELLE PICHE

“We can’t effectively represent students if we don’t know what students are needing and wanting and talking about,” Ghidoni said.

All four RRCSA executives are from the College’s business administration program.

The RRCSA has posted board member nomination packages on their website at rrcsa.ca/sab.