Keeping Up with the Council: Important Dates and Great Race Debrief

The meeting began with prayer from Director of Student Organizations Nick Beckman.

Student Body President Michael Martinez notified the Council about the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Aizess Jones (‘19) started for former King’s professor Bearden Coleman. Professor Coleman and his family moved to Houston over the summer, and his house has been flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Money raised for the Coleman family will go towards house repairs and new furniture. King’s students can donate via Venmo by sending their donation to Director of Spiritual Life Carter Fletcher. Donations will be taken until Tuesday, September 12.

SBP Martinez and the Cabinet were happy to announce that they reached their registration goal for Fall Retreat, with over 440 students signed up. It will be the largest Moose Retreat King’s has ever seen.

Director of Student Events Lizzy Logan announced the two events she and the Events Committee will put on this semester. The annual Fall Picnic will take place on September 23 and a “low-key” Spirit Week will be the week of September 25 to 29.

Director of Spiritual Life Carter Fletcher informed the Council about Refuge Unplugged, an acoustic version of Refuge, happening on September 15 at noon. Also, the next Public Reading of Scripture event is on September 13.

The Council then debriefed the Great Race. SBP Martinez is trying out a new debrief method and switched from former SBP Katherine Thompson's SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) method to the use of “Pluses” and “Deltas." Some pluses brought up by House Presidents include the props that were required to bring were actually utilized, the destinations for the Running Team were all easy to get to, and the snack bags were a real hit. Deltas discussed were the replacing of Subway sandwiches with snack bags, having runners eat hot dogs, and Houses not having enough time to “pump up” before the competition started.

Also, Lewis President Kyle Kendrick brought the use of alliances to light. Kendrick believes there should be a cap for the number of allies one House can have. Reagan President Phillip Reeves chimed in and said he has talked with Assistant Director of Student Life Jonathan Sheaffer about this issue. Reeves believes alliances shouldn’t be allowed at all and that there is too much free reign in the rules, he admitted to the Council. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:50pm. 

Meeting Highlights:

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
    • Students can donate money via Venmo, send to Carter Fletcher 
    • Donations are accepted until September 12
  • Fall Retreat
    • 440 students registered
    • Largest King's retreat yet 
  • Refuge Unplugged
    • September 15 at noon in lobby
  • Student Events
    • Fall Picnic, September 23
    • Spirit week, September 25-29