Quick reminder about our event with Gavilan College:
When: Saturday March 21st (tomorrow) starting at 3pm
Where: Seacliff State Beach.
What: This social and service event is a great chance to get to meet members from another nearby chapter, to hang out, and relax! Feel free to bring fun things like Frisbees, etc.
Hope to see you there!
Update: The event was loads of fun! Here are some photos from it:
The first students to arrive:
For specific questions about it please e-mail Austin at email@example.com :)
Don't miss out on getting a scholarship from our chapter this semester! The following application is due in less than TWO WEEKS!!!AGS Gamma Phi Scholarship Application
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VP of Publicity
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.
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:
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!
Fellow student & VP of Publicity
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or Tabitha at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information :)
Thank you for your interest in this blood drive!
AGS VP of Publicity
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:
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!
VP of Publicity and Bone Marrow Drive Chair