October 2012 Minutes

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  • 1. October MinutesHello NSCS Members!In case you weren’t able to attend October’s meetings, here’s what you missed:• Service Opportunity The volleyball team is looking for volunteers to help with setting up and working their Bone Marrow Fundraiser on November 10th from 4:30-7:00 pm. This is a great way to earn points and for a great cause!! If you are interested in volunteering or want more information e-mail Dana Griskowitz at dgrisk@udel.edu.• Community Service Check the service site for trips and e-mail Brittany at NSCSserviceUD@gmail.com with any specific questions regarding community service. Please look at the ATTACHED POWERPOINT for STEP BY STEP INSTRUCITONS on how to SIGN UP FOR SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES!! Please remember that to sign up for community service events you must go to http://sites.google.com/site/nscsserviceud/. You will not be able to access the page if you sign in with your personal g-mail account, you MUST sign in with the following information: LOGIN: nscsud PASSWORD: nscsmember All drivers must now submit driver forms PRIOR to the community service event they are volunteering to drive at. It needs to be dropped off a minimum of 2 days before the trip. The form can be located at: http://www.udel.edu/student-centers/AandP/forms/privehicle.pdf After being filled out, the form must be brought to the Activities and Programs Department, 218 Trabant. Thank you for your cooperation!• NSCS.org – Scholarships and Career Opportunities Check out the NSCS website to learn about scholarship opportunities. People from our NSCS organization have won these scholarships before so go ahead and take advantage of this great opportunity. All you have to do is go to NSCS.org and then click on the Log In button on the left hand side of the page. Type in your UD e-mail and your password - if you forgot your password just click the ―forgot password button‖. Then scroll down to and click on the ―Scholarships‖ tab and the current available scholarships will show up. If you click on the individual scholarship you will see the requirements, due dates, and any other
  • 2. important information needed for the scholarship. Also while on the website check out available career opportunities by scrolling down to the career tab where you can learn about and apply for job opportunities that are available from different companies.• Follow Us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook Follow UD NSCS on Twitter @NSCS_UD. We will have live tweets during meetings, as well as tweet important dates and information throughout the year. You can also tweet your questions during meetings and have them answered right away! One point will be awarded to anyone that follows NSCS. Like our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/nscs.delaware. Be sure to check it for important information regarding future meetings, the minutes and service trips.• The Deal With Points To be eligible to wear a cord during graduation a member needs to accumulate 25 points. For a member to be eligible for a free cord they need to accumulate 50 points. For every meeting that you attend you will receive one point and for each hour of service that you perform in addition to the three hours through NSCS you will also receive two points. NSCS also has additional fundraisers, old electronic collections, and other drives that can allow you to gain more points – look for further information regarding these. If you perform outside service please e-mail Gabrielle documentation of your hours at udnscssecretary@gmail.com or give her a hard copy of your documentation at the next meeting.• PACE PACE has begun. PACE is a very important part of the NSCS organization. PACE helps kids in 9th -12th grade who are at risk of not attending college. NSCS volunteers help to mentor the Delaware Future Kids and by tutoring them in their high school subjects, whether its helping them with homework or to study for a test or just answering the general questions that they have about college. PACE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY and help kids who might not have an opportunity to go to college – something that many of us take for granted. The PACE program is once a week every Tuesday night from 6:00-7:00pm and it is a 15 minute drive away in Wilmington. The cars and gas will be provided. The program runs for 10 weeks. If you are interested in participating or have any questions about this wonderful service opportunity email Tyler at udNSCSpace@gmail.com. We realize that this is a big time commitment, but since it is such a wonderful program and we really want to encourage our members to participate we are going to give anyone that participates in the 10 week program their 3 hours of
  • 3. NSCS community service, 20 points and additional points for the additional hours that you are there for a total of 27 points. If you are not able to make the 10 weeks, Tyler can work with your schedule but please be able to attend for at least 3 weeks of the program. Again the program has started so please e-mail Tyler ASAP at udNSCSpace@gmail.com if you are interested!!• Future MeetingsWednesday, November 7th at 8:30pm and 9:15pm in Smith 140Tuesday, December 4 at 8:30 pm and 9:15pm in Smith 140• NSCS Induction The NSCS Induction for new members was Saturday, September 22. Welcome to all of our new members!! Anyone new member who missed the ceremony, please contact Morgan at msagan@udel.edu to collect your pin.• New Members Anyone who is joining NSCS this semester does NOT have to attend any meetings or complete any service hours until next semester when you are officially inducted but you are still more than welcome to join us!• Active Member Rules Remember, in order to be considered an active member you must attend at least 2 meetings per semester and complete at least 3 hours of service through NSCS per year! Outside service hours can count for extra points, but make sure you sign up for the service trips we offer! If you CANNOT attend one month’s meetings please do not email any of the officers—just try to make the next month’s instead!Lastly, any general questions regarding NSCS can be sent to our president, Fernando, atudNSCSpresident@gmail.com. Information is always being updated on our Facebookpage (http://www.facebook.com/nscs.delaware) so please check out that site first for anyinformation you’re looking to find! Any questions about points can be sent toudnscssecretary@gmail.com.Also, please do not sign up for any PACE or Community Service trips if you are notsure you can go. There are only a limited number of spots for each trip, and if you signup and do not participate, youre taking the spot of another member who might need thecommunity service hours! Also, if you do not attend and do not provide a legitimateexcuse, you will lose 3 points.Hope you all had an awesome summer and see you next month!Your NSCS Secretary,
  • 4. Gabrielle Perrotti