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  1. Golden Key International Honour Society Open House November 1, 2006

  2. Officer Introductions • President: Julie Thompson • Vice President: Andi Levine • Treasurer/Fundraising Officer: Jackie Szeto • Secretary: Celia Futch • Honorary Member Director: Alison Brown • Webmaster: Michael Vong • Publicity Director/Newsletter Editor: Gina Faridniya

  3. What is Golden Key? • Golden Key is an International Honour Society which recognizes and encourages academic achievement and excellence. • Membership is by invitation only to those students who earn this outstanding academic distinction. • Founded in 1977 at Georgia State University in Atlanta and has since expanded in the U.S. and internationally. • The UC Davis Chapter was founded on June 2, 1986. • There are 335 collegiate chapters throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa and New Zealand. • Well Known Members include Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Ronald Reagan, John Grisham and Colin Powell

  4. Mission: To enable members to realize their potential by connecting individual achievement with service and lifelong opportunity. • Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Diversity, Excellence, Engagement.

  5. Why Join Golden Key? • Prestigious academic recognition • Largest and most active honor society • Recognition at the Induction Ceremony • Graduation Items • Resume Builder • Assists with Graduate Program Applications and career placement • Scholarships- nearly $500,000 each year! • In all different areas of study • More that $4 million awarded to date

  6. Why Join Golden Key? • Career Assistance • exclusive internship and career opportunities • online career center powered by Vault.com • Leadership opportunities • chapter leadership, leadership conferences • Community Service Opportunities • Both ongoing and one time community service options • Partnerships with Make A Difference Day, Teach For America, and America’s Promise on the National Level

  7. Why Join Golden Key? • Publications • opportunity to be published in Golden Key’s award winning annual magazine CONCEPTS • Monthly electronic newsletter with Golden Key news, updates on new membership benefits, job announcements and more • Worldwide networking • Nearly 350 chapters worldwide • Membership Network of 1.5 million including accomplished university faculty and staff, and business leaders • Discounts • Reduced rates for many products and services including Princeton Review Test Prep, MBNA Financial Services, Car Insurance, hotel and travel, and more

  8. How to Join Golden Key • Invitations have been sent out with instructions on how to join • It is a one-time payment of $70 for lifetime membership • The Induction Ceremony will be in Winter Quarter • If you have above a 3.5 GPA, are a junior or senior, and have not received an invitation email memberservices@goldenkey.org and attach a copy of your transcript

  9. General Meetings for Fall 2006 • Tuesday November 7 @ 6:00pm, Wellman 202 • Tuesday November 28 @ 6:00pm, Wellman 202

  10. Fall 2006 Events • Carnations and Cards for the Elderly • Turkey Trot Volunteering- Saturday November 18th 7:45-10:30am • Habitat For Humanity- Saturday December 2nd • Better World Books Drive- Finals Week • Honorary Member Luncheon- Sunday December 3

  11. Winter 2007 Events • Induction Ceremony- January • Ice skating social event- January • NAMI Dinner- Thursday February 22, 5-9pm at Veterans’ Memorial Center • Laser Tag social event- February • Valentine’s Day Party and Bingo with the Elderly- February • Habitat For Humanity- March • Better World Books Drive- Finals Week

  12. Past Events • Tutoring at Elementary, Middle and High Schools • Barbeque Socials • Animal Shelter Clean Up • Kinder Olympics • Holiday Toy Drive

  13. Yolo County Food Bank • Sort canned food • Pack boxes of canned food for needy families

  14. Farmer’s Market Face-Painting and Crafts

  15. Heartbeat Run • Hand out water to runners • Help at start and finish lines • Help with kid’s race

  16. GK Point System • Point Distribution -community service: 3 pts/hr - fundraisers: 2pts/hr - meetings: 2pts - social events: 2pts for 1st hr, 1pt after that - donation drive: varies - article for newsletter: 3pts

  17. How does point system work? - 20 pts allows you to purchase grad items at a discounted price - 35 points = free Golden Key gift - 60 points = 20% off a graduation item + a free Golden Key gift - 120 points = 35% off a graduation item plus a free Golden Key gift - 160 points = 35% off a graduation item + a free Golden Key gift + a free pizza. - 200 points = $100.00 off the registration cost of GK International Convention or receive 35% off a graduation item + a free Golden Key gift + a free pizza

  18. GK Graduation items Honor Medallion Honor Cord Honor Stole

  19. Officer Positions • Now accepting Officer Applications for all positions • Terms last until April 2007 • Officer Applications available after the meeting

  20. Thank You For Coming • Please join our facebook group “UC Davis Golden Key” for updates • Please visit our website at goldenkey.ucdavis.edu • Feel free to ask our officers any questions you may have.