Here are the bios for our two candidates for the Recording Secretary position. Please take some time to review as we will be voting at our next meeting this Friday, October 7 at 2:30pm.
Tabarek Mohammed Ali
My name is Tabarek and I am a new member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society club. I am majoring in associate in science at wake tech. I would describe myself as a social, extrovert person. I like communicating with people and helping them. I have strong work ethics and integrity, where I work as a clerk in store providing and informing customers about the products. I loving working and be responsible and do the best I can to satisfy customers .I also have computer, software skills . I have proficiency in using Microsoft and I can type speedily. I am interested in running as a recording secretary because I like taking responsibility and be in charge of the club, it makes me confident and improve my leadership skills. I am highly organized person which I think i am fit for this position, because I like coordinating, organizing, and maintaining events schedule, record attendance, and take notes during meeting. I am always willing to learn new things and gain skills such as leadership and help everyone.
Thank you very much.
Tiffiny Wolf is currently a third-year student at Wake Technical Community College, where she is currently enrolled in the Associates’ of Engineering Program. Scheduled to graduate this upcoming Spring, she intends to apply for admission to continue her studies at a four-year university, majoring in both Science, Technology and Society as well as Economics, with a minor in Industrial Engineering. Discovering a passion for helping others via volunteer activities at an early age, in addition to communicating via the written word, Tiffiny currently has a forthcoming edition of her Spring Honors Thesis project (looking at the impact of the technological revolution on both society and the economy, with three separate case studies including original research) which is slated for publication and distribution in the future; the advance copies of this book have been particularly well-received. Her work has also been published in The Wake Review, where she served as the non-fiction editor during the 2015-16 academic year.
In addition to her writing and research interests, Tiffiny is also heavily involved in the community. Recently completing a two-year stint as the Vice-President of Fundraising in addition to sitting on the Board of Directors of her religious institution (during her tenure, she oversaw several events, raising many thousands of dollars for such things as anti-bullying programs and community outreach), she also taught in the religious school as the Social Justice Coordinator, helping the students not only choose and implement programs to help the people in the community, but also implemented a program on the MLK holiday she called “A Day On, NOT a Day Off” where dozens of people showed up and worked to help comfort the homeless in the community (she additionally worked with the local Federation to assist them in making their similar event at her institution a success). A member of the National Society of Leadership and Success as well as Futures Club, she was recently selected as the Membership Chair for the Economics Club. During this past summer, Tiffiny not only traveled to Selma, Alabama to participate in a week-long Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation training event hosted by Something New (a non-profit she was introduced to during her involvement with the Wake Tech Alternative Spring Break trip), she also recently was invited to travel to Richmond, Virginia to attend the Fight for Fifteen convention and help advocate for an increase in worker pay to reflect a true living wage. Involved in the Honors Program, she additionally participates in the Service Learning Program, as well as also serving dinners on Friday nights at the Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter when the opportunity arises. She is also looking forward to continuing her involvement with The Wake Review this year. Having been a member of Phi Theta Kappa since Fall 2015, she attends most meetings and works toward furthering the Phi Theta Kappa ideal of leadership and service to the best of her ability. Lastly, she is active in advocacy work relating to social justice issues, working with others in the community in an effort to encourage positive change.
Why am I campaigning for the position of Recording Secretary? A vitally important job, the Recording Secretary enable members who were not able to be present to follow the discussion and decisions that were made during the meeting, but allows for a record to be available in the future, allowing resolution and discussion in cases of questions of the intent behind a previously implemented decision, revisiting previously tabled issues, and summarizing and publishing those minutes (within the limitations of the organization’s bylaws) to all members. These minutes are legal records, and it is important to ensure that they are collected and maintained in an appropriate manner that reflects this reality; my previously served Board position taught me that following the bylaws and keeping good records not only saved a great deal of time, but hassle.