Welcome to Firstbook’s March General Meeting !Opportunities for March 27th- April 27th Make sure you signed in (: If you have any questions feel free to ask throughout the meeting! No need to write everything down, this information will be on facebook and e-mailed to members.
Introducing our new Exec board • Christine Dusome: President • RoksanaPelc: Vice President • Brittany Williams: Secretary/ Internal Relations • Georgette Cartagena: Public Relations • Robert Kaplove: Treasurer • Advisor: Ladanya Ramirez Lramirez@admin.fsu.edu
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What you missed • We have an all new exec board. Our old president and secretary resigned and positions were shifted. • Homecoming week (banner contest and Renegade Recess) • Retirement Community Volunteering • Maryland Oaks was last years grant recipient, however they were not cooperative and failed to accept the grant in time, so we unfortunately had to stop working with them. • What was Maryland Oaks? Can we still help them in the future? • We tabled at Market Wednesday- it was unsuccessful and there are better methods so it will not be continued • As you can see, not much got done, but that is going to CHANGE!
Dairy Queen Fundraiser • Friday April 19, 2013 • 6pm-8pm • North Monroe Street • 20% of total will go to first book • FLYERS will be put up, if you help distribute them you get ½ a service hour • FB EVENT- Invite your friends to get ½ a service hour (E-mail email@example.com with the # of friends you added)
Literacy week awareness • Tabling at Market Wednesday • $1 donations in return for a “donated by” sticker with their name on it and a piece of cake with out logo • April 10th • Shifts! Service Hours! (hour for hour) • 10am-1pm • E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with what shift you are available for! • Main goal: raise awareness and get our club known on campus
Grant recipient • Every year one grant recipient gets the opportunity to get new books from the head organization. We distribute/collect the applications and send them to headquarters. Once a new recipient is picked, we will distribute the books and read to the children. • At least 80% of its children come from low income families or are Title 1 level schools • Books go home with the children • Non discriminatory • Six months • Register online • If you have any ideas of who would be a good recipient, e-mail email@example.com. If your organization is picked for next year you will receive one service hour.
Possible Grant Recipients • Communities and Schools • CIS is a private, nonprofit organization • Empower Students to Stay in School and Achieve in Life • Children's Home Society • Protect and heal children, build and strengthen families, rescue and embrace teens struggling to survive on their own. • To help children grow up safe, healthy, and prepared for life • Boys Town • Youth with special care needs and cared for in Foster Family Services and provides in home family services to troubled families. They have five family homes in Tallahassee. In these homes, youth learn independent living skills that help them find success with their families, in school and in their community. • Oasis Center for Women • Improve the lives of women and girls through celebration and support. They offer services for girls year round. • Westgate Community • Opening soon • Low Cost Housing Community
HELP WANTED! • Executive Position: Recipient Group Liaison • Facilitates contact between Advisory Board and recipient groups. • Help with the application process, picking the recipient, and keeping in contact with their organization. • E-mail Firstbookfsu@outlook.com by Saturday March 30th! • Answer in e-mail: Why do you want this position? What would make you a good recipient group liaison?
Help us Get the word out • Join First Book FSU on facebook • Invite friends to the meetings/ events • FB Cover Photo- ½ Service Hour! (message Christine Dusome on facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your facebook name or url) • Chalking& Flyers • Join PR Committee: Talk to Georgette Make sure you added First book FSU on Student Groups! Otherwise you won’t be an official member or able to receive service hours. ):