Posted by: mtsurotaract | September 22, 2009

Minutes from General Assembly Meeting (09/08/09)

Rotaract Club of Middle Tennessee State University

General Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

University Honors College 116, 6:30 pm

Facilitator: Joshua Fryer, President

The meeting began around 6:40. Joshua started off by briefly summarizing the mission and purpose of the Rotaract club. He recounted last year’s projects and accomplishments such as raising apx $500 last year through the hot chocolate and bake sales, assisting Read to Succeed, and organizing a picnic for MTSU’s international students. Joshua shared his projected goals for this year like hosting guest speakers for meetings, bringing in tutors to assist the seniors in passing the GRE, and devoting money to a possible KIVA account.

Joshua presented a powerpoint that restated and illustrated the above mentioned points. He also made a point to honor our sponsors (Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary, University Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, and the Political Science Department) and to honor the Rotaract members who got the club off the ground: Nick Mackie and Sean Guffrey.

Joshua briefly discussed that our meetings will probably be held every other Tuesday in the same room and at the same time. One of the new members brought up the concern about dues, and Joshua quickly explained that dues are a yearly fee of $5. We then went around the room and had everyone introduce him/herself. This turned out to be quite hilarious.

Following the introductions, we broke off into the committee groups to discuss possible projects. We reconvened after about 40 minutes, and everyone shared and discussed ideas. They are as follows:

Community Service Committee

  • Involve high school Interact Club in our projects
  • Food drive for Second Harvest
  • Toys for Tots – September 25-27 – sort toys for the Marine Corp Reserve
  • Go into local schools to assist teachers

International Service Committee

  • KIVA account
  • International food sale
  • Heifer International
  • Sock Drive or something similar
  • Obtain extra books from Barnes & Nobles to donate

Club Development Committee

  • Hiking
  • Movie night
  • Dine at international restaurants together
  • Salsa dancing
  • Celebration of cultures on campus

Professional Development Committee

  • GRE study group
  • Money Matters workshop  with Mike Hazlett
  • State Senator Jim Tracy as a guest speaker
  • Campus-wide resume workshop

Joshua adjourned the meeting at approximately 7:55 pm.

Upcoming events:

  • General Meeting, Tuesday September 22, 6:30 pm, UHC 116
  • Toys for Tots, September 25-27, Smyrna – Contact Patrick McGinnis for details
  • Celebration of Cultures, Saturday October 3, Centennial Park, Nashville
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