Welcome to week ten of the Spring semester … blink once if you are just as shocked as I am by this! We are speeding towards the end of the school year, and just recently passed the halfway point of the semester - which means its time for a quick recap of what we have accomplished so far, and update for what to expect in the weeks to come.
February started with a bang as Daphne and the wonderful Bake Sale volunteers raked in over $140 for the club on Valentines Day - cute decor and pink cupcakes dominated the sale, but were accompanied by lovely handmade cards provided to us by a local organization dedicated to supporting special needs individuals in the community.
March brought a multitude of events, from collecting nearly fifty units of blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive to a Bake Sale that made over $150, to our most recent Watsonville Movie Night, you could say it was a success! We had over a dozen volunteers from AGS alone giving blood and supporting donors, representing AGS with pride! After Spring Break, our very own Noelle Downing pulled together a night to remember with a screening of Wolong sa Bontak, a movie documenting the journey of two women as they seek a community void of the concept of rape in the Philippines. Honors Program Director and head of the English Department, Letitia Scott-Curtis, was there for a short speech and discussion post-film to round out the night. What a great end to Women’s History Month!
April is bound to be our biggest month yet - here are some important dates to mark in your calendar as we enter the month before finals (yikes!);
Wednesday, April 5th - Deadline to Petition to walk as an AGS Honors Scholar at Graduation
Saturday, April 8th - Homeless Garden Project volunteer effort (10:00am - 4:00pm) http://www.homelessgardenproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer_application.php
Tuesday, April 11th - AGS Bake Sale (it’s pastel/spring themed!)
Wednesday, April 12th - Membership Fees increase to $30
Wednesday, April 19th - Executive Board Election Night (come elect your next Executive Board, or run for a position yourself!)
April 21st - April 23rd - AGS STATE CONVENTION in sunny Ontario, CA
Wednesday, April 26th - Outside Community Service Hours due
Phew…I told you it was a doozy! An additional note - those of you who are planning on attending the Spring Convention, please make sure to attend the Committee Meetings on Wednesday nights from 4:30 - 5:00pm in Room 806.
May will taper off AGS events as academic study sessions and final schedules ramp up, but we hope that you will still be able to make it to the few (but mighty!) events that we have planned;
TBA, May - Our FINAL Bake Sale of the semester!
Wednesday, May 10th - Final General Meeting, Potluck, and Scholarship Ceremony
Wednesday, May 19th - AGS/Cabrillo College Graduation Ceremonies
Do you have questions or concerns about any of the events listed above? Please feel free to send an e-mail to Alexandria Gallizioli at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask away at one of our upcoming General Meetings!
Looking to run for an Executive Board position for the coming Fall 2017 semester? You are all invited to come and sit in on our weekly Executive Board Meetings, held in Room 806 (the same as our General Meetings) on Monday nights from 5 - 6pm. We hope to see you there!
As always, this information will be posted on the FaceBook page (and updated, pending any changes). We hope to see you in the coming weeks!
Due to scheduling errors and space availability, tomorrows Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8:30am - 12:30pm. We are in need of volunteers from 7:00am - 2:30pm including setup and tear down, so please come if you are able.
Seeing as these changes are coming the day before, you are able to come to the drive without training, and receive help/guidance upon arrival. I will be there for the entirety of the drive, as will a volunteer from the American Red Cross to answer your questions and provide donor/volunteer support.
Looking to donate? Beginning tomorrow morning, you are able to complete your RapidPass to make your experience much faster. Please note that this is NOT the same as registration - that, you are able to complete at any time (however, sooner is better than later).
Thank you all for your help and flexibility - volunteers will be receiving an email from me tonight confirming theirs shifts!
Hope to see everyone in the Cafeteria tomorrow!
Who's excited for this weeks Red Cross Blood Drive?!? (me...if it wasn't obvious!)
I am really looking forward to working this years American Red Cross Blood Drive, and I hope that you all are too. If you missed last weeks General Meeting, here is a simplified update;
> $5 AMAZON GIFT CARDS to all donors
Okay...I'm done screaming now - but really, this is going to be an amazing event and I am so looking forward to working side by side with each and every one of you!
Still haven't registered to volunteer?
This Monday, Feb. 27 (8:45am - 11:00am) and
Once you have spoken with Patti and received information as to how you will be helping, please send me an email at email@example.com so that I can share the registration link with you!
Hope to see you out there!
During tonight's meeting, we will be discussing upcoming events such as the Red Cross Blood Drive, the 4th Grade Experience, and State Convention Applications. In addition, if you signed up for a committee, tonight will be your first opportunity to meet with your peers and set up meeting dates and times.
In addition, we are looking for feedback on club events this semester; if you could please fill out this form, we would really appreciate your feedback!
Hopefully we will see you tonight!
Hello all new and returning AGS Members!
Hopefully you were able to enjoy your winter break, spending time with family and friends (and some serious rain). With the holiday festivities behind us, we are excited to have another successful semester volunteering and giving back to our community, and hope that you are too!
As some of you may have noticed (via our Calendar), our First General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, from 5 - 6pm in Room 806 (under the STEM Center in the Baskin bldg). We are very excited to bring you a host of opportunities and ways for you to get involved this semester - from volunteering with adorable 4th Graders, to Bake Sales and our bi-annual Blood Drive, there are countless ways for you to give back and get involved this Spring.
Other exciting happenings include the upcoming Spring AGS State Convention (held in sunny Los Angeles!), scholarship money, and AGS Chapter Awards! Want to learn more about what the next few months will hold? The best way to stay up-to-date is by attending meetings - but if for some reason you are unable to attend, our website and Facebook pages are also great resources to keep you in the loop with updates, changes, and volunteer opportunities.
Last but not least, I would like to officially welcome Natalie Caragio and CJ (Clemente) San Felipe to the AGS Executive Board! Prior to this semester, they were dedicated AGS General Members alongside all of you in meetings and events. Now that they have stepped into governing positions, I know that they will do all that they can to support all of you this year! Congratulations to you both :)
Still reading? You rock! If you are looking to get ahead of the game this semester, you can visit the Forms & Documents link in the header of our website to print + fill out a new membership form, which we will begin accepting at the Feb. 8th First General Meeting. Looking to go paperless? We appreciate it! Look out for a link to be sent out via email and Facebook later this week with an online Google registration form.
If you can't tell, I am really excited to work with you all again this semester, and I hope that you are too! If you have any questions or concerns prior to the First General Meeting, please do not hesitate to contact myself or other board members via our contact information listed on the website.
See you all on the 8th!
We made it!! It is the last week of classes, and AGS is celebrating tonight with a Potluck and Election for Spring Semester Executive Board positions tonight, in Room 913, from 5 - 6PM.
Bring food and your friends - let's take a breather before the chaos of finals begins.
Tonight, we will be electing two positions - VP of Community Service, and Secretary. Both positions MUST be filled tonight so that we are able to start off the Spring semester on the right foot.
- Weekly meetings to stay up with AGS events and projects
So, what are you waiting for? Join the AGS Executive Board and make your Spring Semester one to remember :)
See you tonight!
Wow, what night! I know that I am still feeding off all of the good energy from last nights Teacher Staff Appreciation Dinner, and I hope that you are too!
If you were about to join us, you already know how big of a success the night was - teachers, staff members, and custodial staff all said wonderful things about the event and the AMAZING volunteers; so thank you to all of those who helped run the event, be it through donations or your physical presence, we could not have done it without you.
McKenzie (our VP of Publicity) took beautiful photos last night which will soon be posted on the Facebook page and a google drive folder for students and teachers to access - stay tuned for more on that!
As we approach the end of the semester (that went fast, didn't it?), finals and holiday are upon us - most notably, next weeks AGS Potluck! Come on out to Room 913 on Wednesday night from 5 - 6pm to enjoy good food and friends as we celebrate our successful semester. We will also be electing two new board members to our executive board - a VP of Community Service, and a Secretary. If these positions appeal to you, please make sure to come out next week; you don't want to miss your shot!
Thank you again to all of the lovely volunteers and AGS Executive Board who helped make this week happen - the teachers and staff wanted me to let you all know just how much last night meant to them; I heard more than once that the dinner is always the highlight of their semester. Great job everyone :)
Earlier today, I caught wind of an exciting new opportunity with the locally based Homeless Garden Project! This year, they are running holiday hours and are in dire need of help as they attempt to raise funds to fund the upcoming year of their work.
Tomorrow night, November 17th from 7:00 - 8:30pm at 1120 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA there will be an orientation for those interested. Here, you will be able to learn more about the program and responsibilities of the position you will be filling.
The best part? You will get hours for attending tomorrow's meeting, as long as you get an Outside Community Service Form!
If you are in need of more information, you can contact Keren at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In other news, we have posted the donation request form for those of you looking to get hours and support the upcoming Teacher and Staff Appreciation Dinner on December 1st.
Stay tuned for a Google Form to sign up for shifts and rack up some serious hours while showing our beloved teachers and staff how much they mean to us!
Congratulations everyone for surviving midterm season ... we are almost there, believe it or not! With exam-stress (hopefully) dying down over the next few weeks, I encourage you all to continue working towards your 15 hour minimums before it is too late ... don't let your hard work go to waste!
This week, we have a multitude of opportunities - from the Red Cross Blood Drive to Community Clean-ups and College Night, there really is something for everyone, and every schedule. Below is an outline of the events that you can find on our calendar, I hope to see some of you there!
November 2 - 3: American Red Cross Blood Drive (9:30am - 3:30pm)
November 5: 34th Annual Live Oak Coastal Cleanup (9:00am - 12:20pm) contact: Travis Alongi - email@example.com
November 7: College & Career Night (2:30pm - 9:00pm)
AGS Tabling Shifts are currently full, but for general volunteer hours, please visit this link to register.
Still needing hours? Make sure to come by Room 913 on Wednesdays from 5 - 6pm for General Meetings; you will hear about upcoming opportunities, earn (up to five) club hours, and make new friends in the process!
I hope to see you all tonight!
Who's excited for the Annual Red Cross Blood Drive?!? I know I am looking forward to seeing all of the dedicated donors and volunteers this coming week, and would love to see all of you there as well!
Whether you are looking to donate or help table the AGS Sign-in booth during the event, we need you!
Below, you will find a Google Form which will allow you to register for a time slot - please do not hesitate to register for more than one shift if you are availible; this is a great way to rack up some serious hours as the semester begins to wind down!
Follow this link to register; https://goo.gl/forms/JzGLHNjkQKckrMoy2
If you have any questions, please shoot me an email at - firstname.lastname@example.org