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November Meeting Minutes

  1. 1. November MinutesHello NSCS Members!In case you weren’t able to attend November’s meetings, here’s what you missed: • Way to Go NSCS Members! Thank you to everyone that helped the volleyball team at the Bone Marrow Fundraiser. You did a great job representing NSCS and the volleyball team thanked us for our help!! • Career Services Center During November’s meetings we had two representatives from the Career Services Center come and speak to us about the CSC website and the different opportunities offered at the CSC such as: resume editing, mock interviews, and job opportunities. Please see the attached PowerPoint to learn more about these great opportunities that will prepare us for the . . . REAL WORLD! • Future MeetingsTuesday, December 4 at 8:30 pm and 9:15pm in Smith 140 • Community Service Notice: We are instituting a new rule. You will only be allowed to acquire 25 points from outside service hours per semester. Also, please check the service site for trips and e-mail Brittany at NSCSserviceUD@gmail.com with any specific questions regarding community service.
  2. 2. 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 OpportunitiesCheck out the NSCS website to learn about scholarship opportunities. People from ourNSCS organization have won these scholarships before so go ahead and take advantageof this great opportunity. All you have to do is go to NSCS.org and then click on theLog In button on the left hand side of the page. Type in your UD e-mail and yourpassword - if you forgot your password just click the ―forgot password button‖. Thenscroll down to and click on the ―Scholarships‖ tab and the current available scholarshipswill show up. If you click on the individual scholarship you will see the requirements,due dates, and any other important information needed for the scholarship. Also while onthe website check out available career opportunities by scrolling down to the career tabwhere you can learn about and apply for job opportunities that are available fromdifferent companies.
  3. 3. • Follow Us on Twitter and Like us on FacebookFollow 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 alsotweet your questions during meetings and have them answered right away! One pointwill be awarded to anyone that follows NSCS.Like our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/nscs.delaware. Be sure to check itfor important information regarding future meetings, the minutes and service trips. • The Deal With PointsTo 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 everymeeting that you attend you will receive one point and for each hour of service that youperform 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 canallow you to gain more points – look for further information regarding these. If youperform outside service please e-mail Gabrielle documentation of your hours atudnscssecretary@gmail.com or give her a hard copy of your documentation at the nextmeeting. • PACEPACE has begun. PACE is a very important part of the NSCS organization. PACE helpskids in 9th -12th grade who are at risk of not attending college. NSCS volunteers help tomentor 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 thegeneral questions that they have about college. PACE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TOGIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY and help kids who might not have an opportunityto 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 15minute drive away in Wilmington. The cars and gas will be provided. The program runs
  4. 4. 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 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!! • 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 Facebook page(http://www.facebook.com/nscs.delaware) so please check out that site first for any informationyou’re looking to find! Any questions about points can be sent to udnscssecretary@gmail.com.Also, please do not sign up for any PACE or Community Service trips if you are not sureyou can go. There are only a limited number of spots for each trip, and if you sign up and do notparticipate, youre taking the spot of another member who might need the community servicehours! Also, if you do not attend and do not provide a legitimate excuse, you will lose 3 points.Hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving and see you next month!
  5. 5. Your NSCS Secretary,Gabrielle Perrotti

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