Conferences, Fundraisers & Giveaways…Oh my!

There’s a lot to cover in this latest installment of the Human Services Club blog, so let’s get to it!

During the past Meeting March 24, the focus was on Spring Fling, Fundraising, club giveaways and the Upcoming REMBA Conference.

Several members volunteered to take on duties pertaining to all of those events, and we appreciate their efforts.

Treasurer John Smith presented a fundraiser idea, and will take the helm for its organization. Vice President Gregg Mosley and club members Jenny Stovall and Brittany Bynum have volunteered to help with Spring Fling.

There’s a lot going on as we move toward the end of the semester, so it’s important to communicate with one another to maximize the success of our efforts.

Meeting Convened – 5:05 pm

Members Present

Titan Barksdale –  Chairman
Gregg Mosley – Vice Chairman
John Smith – Treasurer
Terri Hamrick – Advisor

Jenny Stovall
Brittany Bynum
Jafar Rashed (Former/Prospective Member)
Doris Godley
Hashim Hooks

Department News
Club Advisor Terri Hamrick continued to stress registering in a timely manner. Early registration is April 4.

Human Services in the News
Club Secretary LaToya Matthews-Tripp provided a story about folks in Georgia fighting proposed legislation that appears to allow for profiling. It contains similar language to the bill in Arizona, which caused much controversy, though bill sponsors claim the aim is to curtail illegal immigration. See the story here.

Treasurer John Smith presented a fundraiser idea, which passed unanimously, that would entail club members selling $5 tickets to a special sale at Belk. Ticket purchasers get to receive deep discounts on Belk items, and the Human Services Club gets to keep all of the proceeds.

John and Club Member Jenny Stovall agreed to contact Wake Tech administrators to determine any conditions the club must meet before the fundraiser begins.

Conference Update

Six members (Chairman Titan Barksdale, Vice Chairman Gregg Mosley, Treasurer John Smith and club members Doris Godley, Brittany Bynum and Hashim Hooks) are scheduled to attend the NC A&T’s REMBA Conference.

Club Advisor Terri Hamrick said the deadline for all completed applications for those attending is Tuesday, March 29. In order to attend the conference at no cost, you must be a full, dues-paid member. The conference is April 14-15, and organizers want the applications to be received by April 1. Don’t delay! See information about the conference here.

Download the conference application via this link >>>> 5th Annual Conference Registration Form.

Pen Update
Club Member Jenny Stovall presented an idea that was pitched last year about buying pens bearing the name of the Human Services Club and Wake Tech. With research, she identified the same pen provider used by Wake Tech. The club would be able to buy hundreds of pen for a reasonable price. The idea was unanimously approved.

Club members agreed on the colors on the pen: blue and white. Club Advisor Terri Hamrick reminded members that a special form has to be completed and sent to administration. Form 58 can be downloaded by clicking this link >>> form58expauth and found here.  Jenny said she would begin to handle the procedural requirements to get the pens.

Spring Fling Logistics

Vice Chairman Gregg Mosley and  club members Jenny Stovall, and Brittany Bynum discussed their plans to meet and lead the club’s efforts to increase visibility at the Spring Fling on Main and North campuses.  Both events are from 11am-2pm. Main Campus is March 30 and North Campus is March 31.  All members and prospective members are invited to come out and provide support! Be on the lookout for emails detailing the plans.

SGA Representative Report
Our Student Government Association Representative Brittany Bynum presented a report about her attendance at a recent SGA meeting. She told club members to be mindful that additional funds could be requested from the SGA. She said she planned to attend her next scheduled meeting, which was March 25, and to provide another report.

Other Business/HSE Board

Club Member Jenny Stovall invited additional ideas for the club’s Bulletin Board in the lounge of the Health Sciences Building. Treasurer John Smith suggested that he add some photos that he took from past conferences. Additionally, Chairman Titan Barksdale requested that Jenny add the club’s mission statement to the board.

Meeting Adjourned: 5:55 p.m.

Next Meeting
Meeting Time: 5pm
Location: HSE Building, Room 418
Date: Thursday, April 21

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