The Meeting of the Alcor Chapter of Hope College Mortar Board General Board 1/17/12 The President called the meeting to order at 10:02 p.m. Those present: Adam Simon, Bethany Stripp, Molly Vass, Kyle McLellan, Katherine Garcia, Colin Rathbun, Mia Savigian, Heather Stiff, Matt Hartwell,, Michael Dirksen, Stacy Victory, Jennie LaRoche, Cory Lakatos, Katherine Maguire, Kirsten Peterson, Rachel Jantz, Katelyn Geisler, Blair Riddle, Sarah Johnson, Jackie Canonaco, Mrs. Bultman, Marc Tori, Bryan Kunkler, Ashli Brennan, Lexi Egedy,Kelsey Cratty, Ziye Liu, Dr. Portfleet, Emilee Anderson, Xisen Hou, Ingrid Slette, Lee Christiansen, Michael Blauw Those excused: Jamie Benjamin, Those excused for graduation/off-campus: Lindsey Sisson, Lindsey Bandy, Imari Smith, Those absent: Reed Swift Positives from last semester: - Friendship Prom: good organization - Fundraising: over $15,000 for Relay for Life; $14,500+ for First Book Book Drive - Meeting and event attendance/volunteering to help with events Goals for semester: - Continue to be on time to meetings! - Continue to be willing to help with events and programming Dance Marathon - required event: dancer, moraler, or raising money - can donate to team page if you can’t come to event -- don’t have to register - if you sign up as a dancer or moraler, you’ll be reimbursed by MB for the cost of sign-up - will arrange event with family -- details to come (another possible way to be involved) - Dancers (24 hour commitment): Katherine Garcia, Jennie LaRoche, Ziye Liu (?) - Moralers (eight hour shift to keep dancers motivated/awake): Blair Riddle, Emilee Anderson, Marc Tori, Ingird Slette - Need someone to make the banner -- will do that after we know the theme (10 days before DM) Malaria nets - Kyle McClellan and Kelsey Cratty chairing effort - More ideas coming at next meeting Presidential Swap - “Swap” = share the day -- centered around basketball game (Feb. 8?) - Lindsey Bandy and Kelsey Cratty chairing effort (Katherine Garcia will also help) - Need to advertise well to sell tickets (make sure it’s on KnowHope), place to sell tickets - Fundraiser for malaria nets? - E-mail Kelsey/Katherine with ideas Disability Advocacy Project - Wristbands are almost all gone -- will likely be gone soon and update on fundraising will come after that - Card project for James -- good for moral support - Possibly will work on cards at next meeting New Member Selection - Final application reminder going out this Friday, due Jan. 26 - Binders -- need to be put together the weekend after the 26th -- 5 binders with applications split evenly between them -- need to divide all of MB into 5 groups -- each group will look at 2 binders and rate applications -- binders will be in library at closed reserves starting on Jan. 30 -- Jennie and committee will look at ratings provided by those who have looked at binders - 6 p.m. Feb. 14 (Tuesday of Winter Break) -- cup for each applicant, vote using beads -- if 80% of a person agrees on an applicant, that person is in -- only allowed to vote for an applicant once -- process repeats itself until we’re finished - In our example, no one got an 80% vote on the first round. Because of that, people began to lobby for certain applicants to convince current MB members to change their votes - Keep in mind that GPA is not everything! Look at the whole person, not just one individual aspect - Committee for binder creation: Katherine Maguire, Mia Savagian, Heather Stiff Book reading at Jefferson Elementary - Talked to principal last semester about reading/picture - Once they have their books, we’ll schedule a date for a reading at the school Dinner at Bultmans - 5-7 p.m. - You’re welcome to come at any time! - Google Doc is coming -- put an x if you can’t make it that night - Will make final decision on date next week Video - If you’re interested in helping the current committee, let Colin know - Reading at school would be good KIVA - $232 to reinvest Compassion Child - received a letter which Stacy Victory read The president adjourned the meeting at 10:47 p.m.