Girls club receives no revenue from school dances

Ticket sales used for Tri-Ship for scholarships, student activites

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Every year, the money raised from homecoming ticket sales is given to Tri-ship for the boys scholarship fund. However, Girls Club does not receive money from any school dances, creating a disparity between the size of the girls’ scholarships versus the boys’.

This discrepancy is viewed as unfair by several members of Girls Club. They believed that if the boy’s scholarship fund received proceeds from school dances, then the girls should as well.

“To my knowledge Girls Club does not get any money from school dances. I think it’s unfair that Tri-Ship gets some of the money when Girls Club doesn’t have the same opportunity,” said senior and Girls Club member, Claire Mooney.

Mooney also added that Girls Club would be happy to help with organizing one of the dances if it meant that they would have the opportunity to give more female students scholarship funding.

“I think to change it, Girls Club should be offered the opportunity to contribute to a dance or other school related activity because we are more than willing to help,” said Mooney. “In the long run, it would mean more students overall being able to receive scholarships.”

Currently, the profits from homecoming ticket sales are split between Tri-ship and Student Alliance. The profits from Trevapalooza go to Global Exchange Club.

Girls Club President and senior  Regina Fernandez said, “I wish that Girls Club got the opportunity to share the profits or do the same with turnabout.

“I know we would be willing to help decorate or do something to help organize the dances in order to get some of the profits as well,” added Fernandez.

Tri-ship originally got the profits from homecoming because they were in charge of selling the tickets for the dance. However, now that ticket sales are usually done through Revtrak online, Tri-ship no longer sells tickets.

They do however help to plan the pep rally, and organize some parts of the dance.

Senior and Tri-Ship member Sean McNeely was the leader of the homecoming committee for the club.

“Our role for the dance was setting up the gym, putting decorations around the school, and selling tickets with Ms. Kolack last minute because she was on a time crunch,” said McNeely.

Tri-ship member, Kyler White, added that Tri-ship was in charge of some of the smaller details in addition to setting up for the dance.

“We’d come up with ideas for the school to implement like the Gatorade or the ice cream sandwiches. Nothing on a huge scale because we leave that to the adult planners, but the small stuff for the students that make the dance more enjoyable is what we did.”

Girls Club would like to compromise and to share profits from one of the dances with another club.

“I think we should change this by compromising on either sharing the profits of homecoming or sharing the profits of turnabout with the club that gets the profits from turnabout,” said Fernandez.

“We would be willing to help out if that’s what we need to do to get some profits as well. New Trier girls scholarships are just as important as any other fundraiser done by the other club, so we should get the opportunity to be able to be part of this.”