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Spring Convention: Requirements For Applying to Attend (Current Students)

posted Feb 19, 2015, 1:35 PM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 1:54 PM ]

The deadline to sign up for the Spring 2015 Convention is almost here! For anyone who was not at last night's meeting and is interested in attending our convention please note that these are the things you will have to do by next Wednesday the 25th at 6pm:

1.) Submit $100 in either cash or check to AGS. Note that if you show up to the conference you will be refunded $50 of that. If you are unable to attend the chapter will retain the full $100.

2.) Commit to putting a minimum of 3 hours of work towards convention preparations within the chapter's Convention Committee. These hours are eligible to be counted towards your total community service hours for this semester.

3.) Submit 1 paragraph (i.e. no more than 1 page on a standard 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper standard 12 point font double spaced) to our advisors. In the paragraph you should explain why you would like to attend the convention and how you think you will benefit from the experience.


Sincerely,
Tabitha

Spring Convention Intro: What Is It & Why Go?

posted Feb 13, 2015, 12:50 PM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 1:00 PM ]

If you're new to AGS you might be wondering what this "Convention" that we keep talking about is & why any good student would want to devote the better part of a weekend of to going to it.

The AGS Spring State Convention, held 4/17 - 4/19 in Southern California this year, is a gathering of members of AGS from all over the state of California. There are workshops about topics that would interest nearly any community college student, meetings between officers from various chapters about how to make our clubs successful, and time to hang out and relax with members from other chapters. Scholarships are awarded and the best advisors are recognized. Last year our very own Dr. Yves Tan walked away with the prestigious "Outstanding Advisor Award!"

This year the theme of the convention is "The Road Not Taken." Accordingly, there will be competitions to determine which club has the best name tag & cheer that represents this theme. Chapter tee shirts & newsletters will be judged & honored as well.

Put simply, more than one alumni of this chapter has referred to the Spring Convention as "The best thing about being in AGS." I can safely say that nearly every current member who went last year is already looking forward to going again this year :)

But if you want to go there are certain requirements that you will have to meet. This year we are requiring that all attendees actively take part in the preparation committee for the event and let us know why they wish to have a spot reserved at it. Additional requirements, especially those regarding scholarship applications and eligibility, will be discussed at our next general meeting on Wednesday the 18th at 5pm in Sac East room 225.

If you would like to attend the event but can't make it to next week's meeting, or if you have other specific questions about it, please e-mail me at vppublicity.ags@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Tabitha Mahoney,
VP of Publicity

Congratulations to Our New Officers!

posted Feb 12, 2015, 5:35 PM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 10:18 AM ]

Congratulations to the four board members who were elected to new positions last night!!! The positions we voted on are now held by the following members:

President: Austin Yungmeyer

VP of Fundraising: Rebecca Ivanusich

ICC Representative: Pei Yong Sim

Secretary: Nancy Gonzales

For the complete list of our current board members please see this link.

Welcome Back!

posted Jan 31, 2015, 2:15 PM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 2:26 PM ]

Hello Everyone,

Hope that you all had a nice Winter Break and that your semester has gotten off to a good start! While you were gone the board members met up a couple of times including last week during our retreat:

AGS at our winter 2015 retreat!

This semester we will be having two "first" general meetings of sorts. The first general meeting will be this Wednesday the 4th at our usual time from 5pm to 6pm in Sac East room 225, and it will be for returning AGS members. Of course everyone is welcome to join us then, but in general it will probably be more beneficial for new members to come at the following meeting. 

On Wednesday the 11th from 5pm to 6pm we will be meeting in the cafeteria and we encourage all students (but especially new members) to join us then. 

In the meantime feel free to have a look at our calendar to see the events that we currently have scheduled for this upcoming semester. We hope that you will join us for those in addition to the other events that will be scheduled as the semester goes on!

Best,
Tabitha Mahoney
Fellow student & VP of Publicity

Blood Drive Coming Up!

posted Nov 12, 2014, 5:35 PM by Cabrillo College AGS President   [ updated Nov 15, 2014, 12:46 PM by AGS VP of Publicity ]

Image of the Red Cross's Heart
Hello Members!

Our bi-annual blood drive is next week! 

Here's what you need to know about it:

Days: Monday November 17th - Thursday November 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm on each day

Who: This is open to students and staff of Cabrillo College. If you have questions about whether or not you are eligible to donate blood please see these eligibility requirements. If you have further specific questions about this please call the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276. Members from the American Red Cross will be signing people up and taking blood from donors.

Where: In the cafeteria on the Aptos campus. To make an appointment please enter the code "cabrillo" into the field next to "find a blood drive" on this website

Service Hours: Please note that, as long as the AGS sign-in sheet has been filled out, members are eligible to receive 1 hour for donating blood. If you are not able to donate blood you can still get hours by showing up to help donors out. For information about what you'd be doing as a "canteen volunteer" please see this page on the Red Cross's website. Please e-mail Aboude Amalonhi at vpcservice.ags@gmail.com or Tabitha at vppublicity.ags@gmail.com for more information :)

Thank you for your interest in this blood drive!

Sincerely,

Tabitha
AGS VP of Publicity 

Announcing Our First Bone Marrow Drive!

posted Oct 15, 2014, 12:48 PM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 2:26 PM ]

Hello Everyone!

Hope that your semester is going well! Did you know that our chapter is having its first bone marrow drive this month? Here's the flier for it:

Be The Match Flier: This event will be held Wednesday and Thursday October 29th and 30th from 10:00am to 3:00pm on both days in the Cafeteria

Other information that may be good to know about the drive can be found here: What to know before you donate.


If you would like help spread the word even farther here's a link to some more fliers that you can print out: Link to more handouts :)

The direct link to the Be The Match's website can be found here.

To go to our facebook event page, please click here.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Tabitha Mahoney,
VP of Publicity and Bone Marrow Drive Chair

vppublicity.ags@gmail.com 


AGS is Having a Pancake Fest!

posted Sep 20, 2014, 12:45 PM by AGS VP of Publicity

Feel free to come by, have some good food, and volunteer by helping us out with it! Here's the info you need to know about it:



Welcome Back!

posted Sep 20, 2014, 10:35 AM by AGS VP of Publicity   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 10:38 AM ]

Hello Everyone!

The semester is well underway and we can't wait to get started! We have lots of exciting events planned and more are certainly one the way. To see what the current calendar has in store, please see this link to the tentative Fall 2014 calendar for Cabrillo AGS but note that updates will posted on the front page throughout the semester.

In the meantime, remember that our first meeting of the semester will be from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Sac East Room 225. We hope to see you all there! :)

Sincerely,

Tabitha Mahoney
VP of Publicity, Cabrillo AGS
vppublicity.ags(at)gmail.com

Last Meeting of the Semester: Awards & Potluck!

posted May 13, 2014, 9:23 AM by Cabrillo College AGS President   [ updated May 13, 2014, 9:25 AM ]

Hello Everyone,

I hope that the end of the semester is going well for you. Because there seems to have been some confusion about this issue, I wanted to send out an e-mail to clarify a couple of things.

 - First of all, YES, we most certainly are having a regular meeting this week at the same time and in the same place as usual. (That's 5:00pm in Sac East room 225 in case you haven't been able to make a meeting yet :)

 - Secondly, there will be a potluck at this meeting. So bring some yummy food and come to enjoy what other people bring as well!

 - Thirdly, at this meeting we will be passing out awards and passing torches to the new board members at this meeting. You never know who might have won an award so show up to congratulate the winners and see if you've been included!

I hope that all of this makes sense and remember that if you ever have questions about our schedule you can always send me an e-mail or check the calendar on the homepage of this site.

Sincerely,
Tabitha Mahoney
President and Fellow Student,
Alpha Gamma Sigma, Gamma Phi Chapter

SAVE THE DATE! GAME NIGHT!

posted May 3, 2014, 11:56 AM by AGS VP of Publicity

We are hosting a fun and eventful Game Night! 
* May 8th (Thurs) at 6pm in the cafeteria
 
All students, staff, faculty and their children are welcome to come . There will be an assortment of board, video, and carnival games. Professor Yves will be competing against whoever dares to go against him in our Chess Tournament. 
Come Join us in a cake walk, Super Mario Tournament, and an awesome raffle. 
Admission is free! 

Cheers, 
AGS Officers

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