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Student Government Association runs down geofilter competition and recycling

The Student Government Association of Frederick Community College held a meeting on Oct. 10 to discuss holiday cards, the ongoing snapchat geofilter contest, recycling and more.

After brief introductions from the students and faculty and a fun icebreaker, Kristi Mills, FCC’s student activity coordinator, opened the group conversation with Christmas cards for the military.

“The center of student engagement was approached by a member of our community to team up with Operation Gratitude to send holiday cards to our active military,” Mills said. “I have 1,500 blank cards in my office.”

Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with various items such as food, hygiene products, and handmade items to veterans, active military and their caregivers.

Mills hopes to encourage groups to use this opportunity to complete a service project and get as many cards completed by students as possible. The last day to make a Christmas card for the military is Nov. 10.

Next on the list of topics was the SGA’s own service project, a winter clothing drive.

“We’re collecting winter clothing for families who may not be able to afford them,” said Julie Yagodich, president of the SGA. “The cold can be really hard.”

The SGA’s winter clothing drive will begin Nov. 1 and will run until the end of the month. Donation stations will be provided.

“We want to make sure that we can accommodate as many people as possible,” said Linda Silva, vice president of administration.

All clothing donated will go to Advocates for Homeless Families Inc., a Frederick organization established in 1988.

Yagodich proceeded to discuss improving recycling at FCC.

“SGA is going to work on putting signs above recycling bins so that people know what they can recycle and where,” said Yagodich.

The Drama club and Film club talked about making an informational video about the recycling. The discussion then moved to the ongoing snapchat geofilter competition.

“Students are able to create submissions of Snapchats. We will select the top three geofilters and submit them to Snapchat and get them published as long as they meet all requirements,” said Yagodich.

Geofilters are a way to share where you are with your friends. Prizes for the winning designs are still to be determined, but if students are interested in participating in the contest, they can email their submission to sga@frederick.edu. Find the guidelines here.

The meeting concluded with committee and club reports and an open discussion.

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