By Claudia Balthazar, Staff Writer
On Tuesday SGA approved a new organization, the Discovery Club. "I was confident [before the vote], but it means a lot to know that we're passed and everything is through," said Steven Hartman, one of Discovery Club's founders.
The Discovery Club is the continuation of the Discovery Program that is held by OSLA every summer, a week before orientation. Hartman said, "As soon as the Discovery Program was over, we [he and other members of the Discovery Program] started working on it [the Discovery Club] because we knew we wanted to make it into a club."
Its goal is to get involved in various service projects that contribute to compassion, awareness and sustainability. Recently, the Discovery Program raised $750 for the Breast Cancer Awareness month. In their upcoming events, they are going to visit an organic farm and are working to fundraise one of the cobblestones lining the 9/11 Memorial pools in New York. According to Hartman, there are about 34 active members and 50 members on their Facebook group.
"The Discovery Club is going to be great and I wish them the best of luck," SGA Senator Katie Friedman said. Friedman was the founder and president of Helping Hands, a service club that is inactive and that she does not expect to see reactivated.
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