Students’ Association President and junior Alvin Lomibao led a meeting on Tuesday with student leaders to begin the process of developing a plan for this year’s Dandelion Day celebration. There has been uncertainty about the state of this year’s D-Day since the Executive Board of the Campus Activities Board announced last Thursday that they were no longer going to sponsor the annual event.
Lomibao invited students who he felt held a key stake in Dandelion Day, including repsenatives from WRUR, UR Concerts, Medical Emergency Response Team, D’Lions, Resident Advisers and CAB.
Lomibao acknowledged that any festivities this year would not be equivalent to a normal D-Day, but stressed that student groups should work together to coordinate a set of activities so that the day is celebrated in some form.
The general consensus was that students should have a fun event to attend instead of binge drinking in their rooms. Some ideas that were discussed included a concert and an extension of two existing events, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority’s Rock-a-Thon concert and Class Council’s Bar-B-Quad.
Funds were another issue. CAB usually spends over $40,000 on D-Day. CAB members also stressed the difficulty of securing sober volunteers and the large amount of hospital transports that inevitably occur on D-Day.
Lomibao ended the meeting by asking for a report from each group, detailing their plans, including how much money and how many volunteers they could donate.
Wrobel is a member of the class of 2010.