Posted by: mtsurotaract | December 2, 2008

Minutes from General Assembly Meeting (11/25/08)

Rotaract Club of Middle Tennessee University

General Meeting

November 25, 2008

6 o’ clock pm – UHC Room 117


Gina Spinale

Nichole Stude

Jonathan Wiley

Patrick McGinnis

Joshua Fryer

Rebecca McGrath

Roberto Velazco

Ruben Tavakalov

Kaitlyn Jones

Samantha Mallory


Facilitator: Joshua Fryer


                  The meeting started a few minutes after 6 pm with 10 members present. Joshua handed the meeting over to Nichole Stude, Chair of the Club Service Committee, to recount the discussions of the Club Service Meeting that was held on Thursday, November 20. Joshua agreed that hot cocoa would be a good idea for the table we plan to set up at the KUC at the start of next semester. Nichole expressed the need for volunteers at the table, so please contact her. Joshua expressed that a mass email would be best to round everyone together for a Christmas Movie Night at Nichole’s apartment before the break. Someone added that a movie night could be a part of the Club’s Monthly Get-to-Together, along with picnics and school sporting events. In regards to the Penny Wars, everyone agreed that it would be best to speak personally with the deans of each of MTSU’s colleges to gauge their interest. Joshua expressed that it would be good to check into the legality of a March Madness Pool before the plan is thoroughly implemented. Everyone agreed that gas cards and/or gift certificates would be excellent prizes for a Raffle. In regards to selling food, Kaitlyn expressed that she has personal ties to Bar-B-Qutie and could get food for a low price, if not free.

                  Kaitlyn stated that she, Shannon, and Ruben had participated in service to Read-to-Succeed. She said that the next service projects will be December 11th and 12th at 8 am. The location is unknown as of this moment.

                  Joshua presented a few of his volunteer ideas. Classroom in a Box provides basic school supplies to needy communities both locally and internationally through Red Cross. Roberto suggested putting boxes in local schools to encourage donations among youth. It was also suggested to check into donations from Target and Wal Mart or at least their allowance of placing donation boxes within their stores. Joshua also expressed interest in an international and local Book Drive and handwritten letters to Congress from MT students.

                  Kaitlyn suggested stuffing envelopes and leaving them in mailboxes. It was expressed that we should investigate Rotaract’s allowance of this and the extent to which we can do it. Rebecca brought up Heifer International, an organization that donates farm animals to poor villages. Everyone agreed, though, that Tabling at the KUC should be the main priority at the moment. Roberto even suggested hanging up large banners outside the KUC with information about our club.

                  The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.


Upcoming Events:

·             Board Meeting – Thurs., Dec. 4, 1 pm UHC 117

·             Read-to-Succeed– Thurs., Dec. 11 and Fri., Dec. 12, 8 am, TBA

·             Second Harvest Food Drive – Sun., Dec. 14 and Mon., Dec. 15, TBA


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