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Weekly Updates Alpha Gamma Sigma

Regular meetings are on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in the IAC Humanities Conference room.

11/16/11

President’s report: The coat drive is doing well, please bring out any old coats you don’t have and tell your friends and family to donate as well.

Vice-President’s report: Rebecca would like everyone to know that she will be holding her clothing drive next semester in March.

Secretary: Those of you who have not, please work to complete your applications, and if you know anyone who hasn’t, inform them that  they need to do so soon.

Treasurer: No report

Blood Drive Director: The next blood drive will be held December 8-9.

Upcoming Events: Kiss the Mystery animal is going well, if you need fundraising hours to complete your application we encourage you to participate as this is our last fundraiser of the semester.  If you are at the table and there are two or three others with you, send them out to go to faculty and staff to collect votes. Also, if you have any of the teachers who are in the running, get your classmates to vote!

 

11/9/11

President’s Report: Meeting called to order at 2:06. Would like everyone to know that one of our biggest fundraisers, Kiss the Mystery Animal will be held next week and we need as many people as are able to help out and sell tickets for this event.

Vice President’s Report: Rebecca would like everyone to know that she will no longer be holding her clothing drive, but she is going to postpone it until next semester.

Secretary: As usual, there are still many people who have not paid their dues, please do so ASAP.

Treasurer: No Report

Blood Drive Director: N/A

Advisor Report’s: Jennifer would like everyone to know that we are participating in collecting coats for the Rescue Missions’ coat drive for the Thanksgiving dinner. She is asking that anyone who has old coats of any size for men, women, and children, bring them to the next two meetings, or if you are unable to attend the meetings to drop them off in the box that will be placed in the IAC Humanities building. Please tell as many people as possible and collect as many coats as you are able to for this drive that will help those in need so tremendously this winter.

Upcoming Events: Kiss The Animal is next week, November14-18. We will have a table set up in the quad from 9-2 everyday this week. There is a sign up list now posted on Jennifer McBrides’ office door, and we are asking that there be at least two people signed up for each hour that the table will be staffed. For those signing up for the 9 o’clock hour, you must set up the table, and the everything you need will be available in Jennifer’s office for you to pick up and set up in the quad.

 

10/2/11

President’s Report: N/A

Vice President’s Report: Rebecca would like everyone to know that the Halloween candy sale was not a huge success as we would have hoped, we made about 13 dollars, but she ended up giving the candy away trick-or-treaters and if you donated these contributions still count for your fundraising hours.

Secretary: No Report

Treasurer: Dues should be paid soon, and if you are going to be attending the regional upcoming conference please make sure and have $15 for this event so we are able to pay the bill.

Blood Drive Director: No Report

Upcoming Events: Nominees will be emailed this week to request their participation in the kiss the animal event scheduled for November 14-18, there will be volunteer opportunities to sit in the quad and sell tickets from 9-2.

Thanksgiving dinner: We have been asked if we would like to work the table at the Thanksgiving dinner on thanksgiving day as well as collect the coats, so we are asking that members look at their schedules on Thanksgiving day and see if they are available from 9-2 to volunteer at the table. We need to know by about next week if we will be able to do this event or not.

Mission Dinner: Last week at the mission was a success! We served over 100 people. We will not have a mission dinner the last Friday of this month because of the Thanksgiving event, and in December our mission dinner will be held the 2nd Friday, November 9th rather than the last Friday.

 

 

10/26/11

President’s Report: N/A

Vice President: Come to order at 2:11pm. I will be organizing a clothing drive December 10th-11th in the ASMC office. I am asking that anyone interested bring clothing to donate, or if they would like to help to contact me at 209-628-0964.

Secretary: If you have not paid your dues, please do so ASAP. They are now a month late at the state level, and need to be paid soon to replenish our account. You can view your status on whether you have paid or not on the member list portion of the website, and also if you need to turn in transcripts as well.

Treasurer: N/A

Blood Drive Director: No Report

Upcoming Events:

Our monthly dinner at the mission will be held this Friday. We have enough volunteers, but are still in need of food, so if you are able please sign up to bring items on the list posted on Jennifer McBride’s office door and have the food at her office before 2pm on Friday in the IAC building.

The regional conference will be November 5th. If you signed up to attend then your name has been sent and you will be paid for, so if you are unable to attend and you signed up please inform us so that an alternate may go instead so we do not lose money at this event. We are asking that every person attending pay $15, which is half of the registration fee.

Kiss the Mystery animal will be held this month the week of the 14-18. This is one of our largest fundraisers for the Fall semester and we will need members to staff the table in the quad from 9-2pm every day that week. There will be a sign up list of times posted on Jennifer McBride’s office door as this event draws closer, so please sign up to staff the table any times that you are available so that this fundraiser is a success.

We will be preparing the stuffing for the Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner again this year, and we will be asking volunteers to be at the Italo lodge at 5-9 on Thanksgiving day in order to prepare this stuffing that will feed approximately 2,000-3,000 people in need this holiday. We ask that those of you who will be in town on Thanksgiving consider volunteering at this crucially important community service event. Also, we will be starting a drive for coats, which will be given away to those in need at the Thanksgiving meal, for those who need them can come and pick them up. So be looking for old coats and asking around so that we will have lots of items to donate to those in need as the winter season gets colder.

 

10/12/11

President’s Repert: N/A

Advisor’s Report—Mrs. McBride-- Heroes wear Pink will be on campus in the quad the 18th of October sponsored by AGS, they will be selling T-shirts to raise money for breast cancer. Those who want are encouraged to hang out and help the firefighter’s sell their shirts on this day.

Vice President’s Report: N/A

Secretary: N/A

Treasurer’s Report: N/A

Up-Coming Events: We need promotion of our E-Waste collection still, which will be held this coming weekend here at Merced College. To help, come pick up fliers at  Mrs. McBride’s office to distribute.

 

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President's Report: Begin at 2:06pm. E-waste has been scheduled for the 16th and 16th of October. At next week's meeting we will have fliers to distribute to advertise this event. Everyone is asked to take some to give to businesses, churches, etc...

Vice President: Club Competitions will be held next month on October 8th and ASMC has invited AGS to attend, so anyone interested can contact Rebecca, we will need at least five people to participate.

Secretary: N/A

Treasurer: N/A

Blood Drive Director: Our blood drive this week was very successful, we were a little short on volunteers, so members should keep this in mind for next time. We received 147 donations, one of our largest to date.

Mr. Piro: We have decided upon the postions for treasurer and Blood Drive Co-Director, but we would like to thank all those that stepped up and showed an interest in these positions as well.

Up-Coming Events: We need volunteers to sign up for food, especially lasagnas, for our blood drive the last friday of this month, September 30th. The food is just as, if not more important than actually serving at the mission itself, because if we do not have food we have no dinner to serve. There is a sign up sheet on Mrs. McBride's door for items we need to be purchased.

----------5/12/11---------------

 President’s report: Begin at 4:00pm.

 

VP report- Victor reported that he has been voted ASMC President, and he will be looking for opportunities to work with ASMC to gain greater exposure for AGS.

Treasurer’s report: N/A

 

Secretary- N/A

 

Blood Drive- We were very successful on our April Blood Drive. We had over 180 donors for both days! Great job!

 

Mrs. McBride- If you are attending the AGS Teacher appreciation dinner, please sign up for your potluck item. The sign-up sheet is on Mrs. McBride’s office door.  Carwash- we are seeking items related to a carwash i.e. buckets, soap, sponges, towels, if you are attending please bring what you can from home.

 

Mr. Piro- Officer elections are now in and our nominees are; President- Victor Martinez or Dolores Reyes, Vice President- Rebecca Cooksey or Claudia Lopez, Secretary- Hannah Ewing, Treasurer- Luz Perez, Blood Drive Director- Jesse Ornelas, Blood Drive Co-Director- Open

 

***NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT EITHER MTN. MIKES PIZZA OR ME-N-EDS PIZZA AND NEW OFFICERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

CARWASH FUNDRAISER- SATURDAY MAY 14 10A-2P

 

GRADUATION BALLOON FUNDRAISER- THURSDAY MAY 26 (9A-1P) FRIDAY MAY 27 (9A-1P) AND FRIDAY MAY 27 (5:30P-9P)

 

 

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President’s report: Begin at 4:02pm. N/A

VP report- N/A

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: If you have not paid for your convention T-shirt ($10), please pay ASAP. We need help for the 12pm hour to hand out flier for the upcoming Pool Tournament. Balloon committee consists of: Victor, Hannah, Dolores, Jesse, Lawrence and Claudia. We will meet next week to order our balloons.

 

Blood Drive: Blood Drive was very successful. Our donor attendance far exceeded expectations on Wednesday.

 

Mrs. McBride- We are in danger of falling in the negative on our cash balance, the fundraisers that are scheduled are VERY important to our chapter. We need all hands on deck for these events. As it stands right now, we are in danger of losing out on our chapter scholarships. Your assistance with fundraisers is VITAL.

 

Mr. Piro:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

POOL TOURNAMENT: APRIL 30 @ 1PM AT CUE SPOT BILLIARDS- 450W. MAIN ST. IN MERCED.

 

RESCUE MISSION DINNER APRIL 29TH – WE NEED 2 MORE LASAGNAS, 1 LETTUCE, TOMATOES,  1 BAG OF ORANGES, 2 BAGS OF APPLES, 3 BAGS OF GRAPES,  2 BUNCHES OF BANANAS, 2 CANS OF WHIP CREAM.

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION DINNER WILL BE MAY 20TH, WE NEED THE NAME OF THE TEACHER YOU WILL BE INVITING. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT PLEASE PARTICIPATE AND INVITE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER.

 

----------4/14/11---------------

President’s report: Begin at 4:12pm. N/A

VP report- N/A

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: We have chosen our graduation fundraiser balloon committee they will be Lawrence Ramirez, Victor Martinez, Jesse Ornelas, Claudia Lopez and Lizbeth Millan

Blood Drive: Upcoming Blood Drive April 26th & 27th. We will need volunteers to help with sign-up on Monday April 25 and then on the days of the event. Sign up sheet is on Mrs. McBride’s office door.

Mrs. McBride- N/A

Mr. Piro: N/A

You are invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WE HAVE SECURED A POOL TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER AT CUE SPOT BILLIARDS ON MAIN STREET ON APRIL 30TH. WE WILL BE HANDING FLIERS ON THURSDAY APRIL 28TH AND FRIDAY APRIL 29TH, PLEASE VOLUNTEER THIS WILL COUNT AS FUNDRAISING HOURS.

RESCUE MISSION DINNER APRIL 29TH PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS AND FOOD DONATIONS, THIS IS THE LAST RESCUE MISSION OF THE SEMESTER.

TEACHER APPRECIATION DINNER WILL BE MAY 20TH, WE NEED THE NAME OF THE TEACHER YOU WILL BE INVITING. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT PLEASE PARTICIPATE AND INVITE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER.

REMINDER: IF YOU ATTENDED THE CONVENTION AND HAVE NOT PAID FOR YOUR SHIRT PLEASE DO SO ASAP WE HAVE ABOUT 11 MEMBERS WHO NEED TO PAY FOR THEIR SHIRTS.

WE HAVE OUR CARWASH FUNDRAISER MAY 14TH. RIGHT NOW THE POSSIBLE LOCATION IS IN THE BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO PARKING LOT. REMEMBER THAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDRAISER ARE DWINDLING PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT.

 

----------3/24/11---------------

President’s report: Begin at 4:08pm. Advised that we will are awaiting permission for a selling table at the upcoming graduation.

VP report- There is a bus set to go to Sacramento on April 15 for a community college rally at the state capitol, please let Victor Martinez know if you are interested

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: N/A

Blood Drive: Upcoming Blood Drive April 27th.

Mrs. McBride- There is still a few of you that need to turn in your release form for the state convention. THIS IS URGENT!! If you do not have the form turned in and you are going to the convention, please get this to Mrs. McBride or Mr. Piro ASAP! We decided on a format for AGS T-Shirts for our membership and to sell at the convention, AGS Member Jesse Ornelas is assisting us in getting these shirts ordered.

Mr. Piro: N/A

You are invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

URGENT: WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE NEXT RESCUE MISSION DINNER ON MARCH 25 @4PM. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET ON MRS. MCBRIDE’S OFFICE DOOR.

FOR THOSE OF YOU ATTENDING THE CONVENTION WE WILL BE LEAVING FROM MERCED COLLEGE CAMPUS AT 9AM SHARP ON FRIDAY APRIL 1ST!! PLEASE BE READY TO SET SAIL AT THAT TIME! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT MRS. MCBRIDE OR MR. PIRO.

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011.  

WE WILL BE SELLING BALLOONS AT THE MERCED COLLEGE GRADUATION ON MAY 27TH, 2011. WE WILL BE FORMING A COMMITTEE FOR THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE BE THINKING ABOUT HELPING OUT!

 

-----------3/17/11---------------

President’s report: Begin at 4:11pm. Decided no jewelry fundraiser. Happy Birthday to Mrs. McBride

VP report- Vice President advised membership that there is a bus to Sacramento for a rally to support California colleges wanted to know if there was interest from AGS members.

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: Please remember to turn in any outstanding items required for completion of membership.i.e. dues, transcripts

Blood Drive: N/A

Mrs. McBride: We did a very good job with our Pasta Fundraiser. We were able to raise enough money so that our members would not have to pay any out of pocket expenses to attend the STATE Convention! Great Job!! Mrs. McBride advised the membership that we are the Gamma Tau chapter to participate in a AGS member drive for California Community Colleges. Suggested that Gamma Tau call and/or write to fellow colleges to encourage membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma. Mrs. McBride offered the idea of a car wash for a future fundraiser.

Mr. Piro: N/A

You are invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

URGENT: WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE NEXT RESCUE MISSION DINNER ON MARCH 25 @4PM. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SHEET ON MRS. MCBRIDE’S OFFICE DOOR.

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011.  

 

-----------3/3/11---------------

President’s report: Begin at 4:06pm. Wanted if there is interest is selling jewelry as a fundraising event.

VP report- Victor advised attendees of the program Skyline on the MC Portal which allows students to save files on the Merced College server and allows students to retrieve files without having to use a portable storage device.

Treasurer’s report: Patrick will be working with Mrs. McBride and Mr. Piro on March 7, 2011 @2pm in Study Central to present a workshop on “How to write a college scholarship essay.” Please attend.

Secretary: Just a reminder that is very important to turn in dues, transcripts and other application materials ASAP.  Also there are fewer events as time goes by to get your fundraising and service hours in, please take the time to participate in AGS events so you may earn credit for the semester.

You invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

Blood Drive: N/A

Mrs. McBride: Mrs. McBride introduced Mrs. Toconis as an assistant AGS advisor. We are unsure as to what our reserve funds will be, we should start to look at fundraising during the Merced College Commencement.  If you have any ideas please let us know.

Mr. Piro: N/A

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Please sign up to volunteer for the "Pasta to go" dinner at the Italo Lodge from 3-7pm. This would be a great opportunity for fundraising hours. Sign up sheet is on Mrs. McBride's door.

Tickets available now for “Pasta to Go” fundraiser. We need to sell tickets AGS!! Remember this money goes to fund our travel to the State Convention in Southern California.  April 1-3. PLEASE SELL, SELL, SELL! IF YOU NEED MORE TICKETS THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 4 @7AM IN IAC HUMANITIES.

Rescue Mission Dinner went very well! Thank you to all that volunteered and brought items!!

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011.  

Reminder: We will not be having a meeting on March 10 due to our "Pasta to go" fundraiser

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President’s report: Welcome potential new members.

Treasurer’s report:

Secretary: Reminder to turn in all registration materials i.e. Dues, Transcripts and Applications. Wanted to know if there is any interest in setting up a table to sell ‘pasta-to-go’ tickets at Raley’s.

You invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

Blood Drive: Unfortunately we did not win the competition for most blood drive donations in 2010. That honor went to UC Merced.

Mrs. McBride: It is urgent that if you are going to the convention that you sign the official waiver on Mrs. McBride’s office by 3pm Friday February 25, 2011!

Mr. Piro: N/A

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tickets available now for “Pasta to Go” fundraiser. We need to sell tickets AGS!! Remember this money goes to fund our travel to the State Convention in Southern California.  April 1-3.

Nominee for the State Convention Service Scholarship is: Lawrence Ramirez

Rescue Mission Dinner, February 25, 2011 @ 4pm, we are still in need of rolls if you can donate please bring them to Mrs. McBride’s office by 2pm on Friday February 25, 2011.

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011.  

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President’s report: Call meeting to order 4:08pm. 

Vice-President’s report: Wanted to know if there is interest in setting up a local leadership conference involving other clubs and other honor society at Merced College.

Treasurer’s report: Patrick Landrum will be hosting a scholarship workshop during “Scholarship –a- Palooza” in March.

Secretary: Thank you for all the support during our Valentine’s candy fundraiser.

You invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

Blood Drive: Blood drive went very well! We beat our goal of 80 donors on Monday by receiving 84 donations and we beat our goal of 30 donors on Tuesday by receiving 32 donations.            

Mrs. McBride: N/A

Mr. Piro: We have our major fundraiser upcoming on March 10th.  It is “pasta to go”. Please see Mr. Piro also and please sign out the number associated with the tickets you check out.  We need full participation on this event since we will be using the funds for our upcoming State Convention.  A signup sheet has been passed around for interest for the AGS State Convention in Ontario, CA April 1-3. If you are interested in attending the convention, please sign up using the information in Mrs. McBride’s office. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tickets available now for “Pasta to Go” fundraiser.

Nominees for state scholarships will be announced at our next meeting on February 24.

Rescue Mission Dinner, February 25, 2011, we will need dinner items and volunteers to help serve. We will need sign up lasagna we appreciate your donation of lasagna

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011. Sign up sheet in Mrs. McBride’s office.

 

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President’s report: Call meeting to order 5:10pm. 

Vice-President’s report:

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: Please be sure to turn in applications, transcripts and dues as soon as possible in order to start receiving AGS credit for the current semester.

You invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

Blood Drive: Blood drive went very well! We had a very good turnout. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time for this event.

Mrs. McBride: Deadline for application for state scholarships in February 17 @4pm. Please see Mrs. McBride for state scholarship information. Please do not hesitate to apply for the scholarships you qualify for!

Mr. Piro: We have our major fundraiser upcoming on March 10th.  It is “pasta to go”. We will start selling tickets soon and will attempt to hand out tickets at our next meeting on February 17, 2011.  A signup sheet has been passed around for interest for the AGS State Convention in Ontario, CA April 1-3. If you are interested in attending the convention, please sign up using the information in Mrs. McBride’s office. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Valentine’s Candy Fundraiser: February 11 & 14 (9am-2pm). Please sign up to sell at the AGS table in the quad on these days. We need volunteers and this is a great way to earn fundraising hours.

Application for AGS State Scholarships: Deadline February 17, 2011. Please hurry and get your applications in.

Rescue Mission Dinner, February 25, 2011, we will need dinner items and volunteers to help serve.

AGS State Convention: April 1-3, 2011. Sign up sheet in Mrs. McBride’s office.

 

 

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President’s report:

Vice-President’s report:

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: Please be sure to turn in applications, transcripts and dues as soon as possible in order to start receiving AGS credit for the current semester.

You invited to join AGS Mercedcollege on Facebook! We will post all upcoming event new exciting news about AGS activities

Blood Drive: We need volunteers for the upcoming Blood Drive on February 7 and 8th. We also need volunteers to attend the sign up table for the rest of the current week.

Mrs. McBride: Deadline for application for state scholarships in February 17 @4pm. Please see Mrs. McBride for state scholarship information.

We will begin to sell our fundraiser dinner tickets soon.

 

Mr. Piro:  N/A

Upcoming Events

February 11 and 14 Valentine's Candy fundraiser- Please bring a two bags of fun size Valentine's Candy to the next meeting, we will be putting together our Valentine's bags

Rescue Mission Dinner: February 25. We will need items to provide dinner at the Merced Rescue Mission

STATE CONVENTION: APRIL 1-3

 

 

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President’s report:  N/A

Vice-President’s report: Please make sure that you are attending your scheduled volunteer time when for our Blood drive events. Your participation is very important.

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary: New officers will meet about one week before Spring semester starts in order to decide on meeting times for Spring 2011

Blood Drive: Thank you for your participation in our most recent blood drive event we had 60 donors! Our next scheduled blood events are February 7, 2011 & April 27, 2010

Mrs. McBride: Please remember to turn in your points request forms in order to get credit for your fundraising and community service hours. Remember community service counts even if it is non-AGS related.

Mr. Piro:  Here is the list of new office candidates; President- Leyla Delfin-Polk, Vice President- Victor Martinez or Martha Sanchez, Treasurer- Patrick Landrum, Secretary- Lawrence Ramirez, Blood drive Co-Director- Areli Gonzales. There will be an upcoming e-mail with each candidates statement and a link for the voting survey on SurveyMonkey, please be sure to check your e-mail and vote for our AGS officers.

 

IF YOU STILL HAVE TICKETS PLEASE TURN IN THE MONEY AND/OR YOUR REMAINING TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE FUNDRAISING DINNER IS ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2010.

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE CHILI COLORADO DINNER. THE HOURS ARE FROM 3:30-7:00PM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2010. PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.

                                   ------------011/06/10---------------

President’s report: N/A 

Vice-President’s report:  Thanksgiving stuffing charity activity, if you are volunteering please check your email to see what you should bring and dress. If you can bring a large mixing spoon and aluminum foil

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary:  As of now Raley's is booked for the next two weekends but if there is a cancellation we will have any slot that becomes available.

Blood Drive: Monday Dec. 6th. We will be giving away ice cream. The signup sheet will be on Mrs. McBride’s office door, and check your email for further information.

Mrs. McBride: Office of Student Services looking for Merced College Ambassadors, it is a paid position for campus orientations, campus tours, and participate in high school recruitment trips. Please see Mrs. McBride for position requirements. Atwater Police and Fire departments looking for assistance with holiday toy drive.

If you want to pay for your ticket sales by check , you can please make the check payable to: Alpha Gamma Sigma. Deadline to turn in ticket money is December 7th. Let’s get those sales going.

Mr. Piro: Not present

Thanksgiving Day making stuffing at 5am for the Rescue Mission at the fairgrounds, if you are volunteering please enter through the livestock gate. If you wake up late you are still needed to help out.

 

 ------------011/16/10---------------

 

President’s report:  We will be setting up a table a Raley’s and Save Mart to sell  tickets for our December 11 Fundraiser. Updated tickets sales information.

Vice-President’s report: N/A

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary:  N/A

Blood Drive:  Next blood drive December 6th. 2010

Mrs. McBride: If you have picked up tickets and have not filled out the sign out sheet for them please contact Mrs. McBride to do so ASAP. Thank you.

Mr. Piro:  Thanksgiving reminder: 5am at the fairgrounds. Please bring stuffing for the Thanksgiving Rescue Mission  Bring as many packages as you can to the next meeting (November 23rd.) Bring an apron or wear old clothes if you volunteer to make stuffing.

There will be no Rescue Mission Lasagna dinner for November.

Reminder:   Fundraising Chili Colorado Dinner is December 11, 2010.

Ticket Sales leaders:  Remember that we are looking to each member to sell at least 10 tickets in order to meet our goal.

 Ticket Sales leaders:

Patrick – 18
Eric- 12

                                               ------------011/9/10---------------

President’s report:  N/A

Vice-President’s report: N/A

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary:  If you took pictures at the AGS Northern California Conference please e-mail them to agsmercedcollege@gmail.com so we can post them to our Facebook page thank you.

Blood Drive: Monday Dec. 6th. We will be giving away ice cream

Mrs. McBride: Tickets ready for Chili Colorado Dinner, this last fundraiser for the semester if you have not met 5 hours of fundraising you need to sell one ticket for every hour of fundraising you need. We need EVERY member sell at least 10 tickets. We will be attending December 11 to package the dinners for drive thru pick-up. Let’s get ready to sell, sell, sell. Please pick up your tickets from Mr. Piro to pick-up tickets. This is a very important fundraiser for AGS we need your help!

Mr. Piro: Not present

New Member Attendees: Melissa Kitzmiller, Vanessa Cruz- Aragon

 

Next Rescue Mission November 19th.

Thanksgiving Day making stuffing at 5am for the Rescue Mission.

Christopher Morning :  Advisory social gathering with Psychology club, and feedback would be helpful.

 

AGS Northern California Conference was a great success!! Thank you to all that attended.

 

 

 ------------011/2/10---------------

President’s report:  Thank you to those of you that participated in the Italo event.

Vice-President’s report: N/A

Treasurer’s report: N/A

Secretary:  Thank you to those of you who helped out at the Halloween fundraiser and Rescue Mission

Blood Drive: December 6, 2010

Mrs. McBride:

Mr. Piro: Contra Costa Convention upcoming November 6th. We will be leaving Merced College at 6am sharp! Please be on time. There is a concern about rescue food donations. There we will continue to use the lasagna menu, but may consider changes in the future.

 If you are signed up for Contra Costa Convention please submit payment if you not have done so. The payment ($15) can be paid to Mrs. McBride or Patrick Landrum.

Upcoming we will start selling tickets for Chili Colorado fundraiser on December 11th.

Thank you Members for helping bag our candy bags!! Great job!!

 November events:  November 19th, Next Rescue Mission Dinner. November 25th Thanksgiving dinner preparation.

 Reminder: Please make sure that all dues and transcripts are in ASAP, we are coming to the end of the semester and would like to ensure you receive credit for all of your hard work.

There is now a AGS Facebook Page. You can ‘friend’  AGS MercedCollege.  

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

05/12/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         THE AGS STATE CONVENTION WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS!!!!!

ALL FOUR OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES WON THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK LANDRUM, MARIANA MOJICA, REBECCA LEWIS AND DEBORAH IVERSEN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!! WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!

****MR. PIRO ALSO WON ADVISOR OF THE YEAR!!!**** PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CONGRATULATE HIM WHEN YOU SEE HIM

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         Officer Election Results – Congratulations to the following AGS students who have been elected to office for the Fall 2010 semester:

Karen Vega - President

Iris Aldama - Vice President

Lawrence Ramirez - Secretary

Patrick Landrum - Treasurer

Leyla Delfin-Polk and Diana Aldama - Blood Drive Coordinators

·         Teacher Appreciation Dinner – 5/21/10 5:30 PM

A sign-up sheet is now available for dishes that you would like to bring for the dinner. Please see Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro to let them know what you are bringing. Volunteers are needed to arrive by as early as 2:30 to help with set-up. If you are able to help out, please let Jennifer McBride know as soon as possible.

·         Graduation – 5/28/10

Mark this all important date on your calendars, and come and support your fellow AGS members who will be celebrating their final moments here at Merced College!!! Stoles, pins and gold seals have been ordered!!!

·         Points Request Forms are due by 5/28 – make sure you download the form off of the website, fill them out and submit them to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro.

·         Scholarship entries must be in by this Friday, 5/14!

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 5/19/10 @ 5:00 PM – THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING OF THE SEMESTER!!!

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

05/05/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         THE AGS STATE CONVENTION WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS!!!!!

ALL FOUR OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES WON THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK LANDRUM, MARIANA MOJICA, REBECCA LEWIS AND DEBORAH IVERSEN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!! WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!

****MR. PIRO ALSO WON ADVISOR OF THE YEAR!!!**** PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CONGRATULATE HIM WHEN YOU SEE HIM

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         Officer Elections will be coming up next month on 5/19/10 for offices that will be available in the Fall of 2010. Nominations are currently being accepted for open offices. If you want to nominate someone, or if you are interested in being considered, please send an e-mail to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro with your 50 word minimum information paragraph by THIS FRIDAY, 5/7/10.

·         Teacher Appreciation Dinner – 5/21/10

A sign-up sheet is now available for dishes that you would like to bring for the dinner. Please see Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro to let them know what you are bringing. YOUR 100 WORD PARAGRAPH MUST BE IN TO JENNIFER MCBRIDE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, 5/12/10—

E-MAIL YOUR PARAGRAPH TO HER!!!!

·         Graduation – 5/28/10

Mark this all important date on your calendars, and come and support your fellow AGS members who will be celebrating their final moments here at Merced College!!! Stoles, pins and gold seals have been ordered!!!

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 5/12/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

04/28/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         THE AGS STATE CONVENTION WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS!!!!!

ALL FOUR OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES WON THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK LANDRUM, MARIANA MOJICA, REBECCA LEWIS AND DEBORAH IVERSEN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!! WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!

****MR. PIRO ALSO WON ADVISOR OF THE YEAR!!!**** PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CONGRATULATE HIM WHEN YOU SEE HIM

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 4/30/10

Sign-up sheets are available in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Officer Elections will be coming up next month on 5/19/10 for offices that will be available in the Fall of 2010. Nominations are currently being accepted for open offices. If you want to nominate someone, please send an e-mail to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro ASAP.

·         Women’s Haven of Hope – We are getting ready to start accepting donations during the first week of May for the Women’s Haven of Hope. Items such as 99 cent item paper goods and toiletries are needed, as well as monetary donations. More information will follow.

·         Diversity Week – 5/3/10 – 5/5/10

During the first week of May we will be looking for volunteers to man tables for a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and donations for Women’s Haven of Hope on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you can help work the table, please let Jennifer McBride know ASAP! WE STILL NEED BAGS OF CANDY!! If you can donate a bag (or more!) of candy, please bring it to Jennifer’s office!

·         Teacher Appreciation Dinner – 5/21/10

Please start thinking about what dish you are planning to bring if you are planning to attend. A sign-up sheet will be available soon.

·         Graduation – 5/28/10

Mark this all important date on your calendars, and come and support your fellow AGS members who will be celebrating their final moments here at Merced College!!!

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 5/05/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

04/21/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         THE AGS STATE CONVENTION WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS!!!!!

ALL FOUR OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES WON THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK LANDRUM, MARIANA MOJICA, REBECCA LEWIS AND DEBORAH IVERSEN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!! WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 4/30/10

Sign-up sheets will be available in Jennifer McBride’s office on Monday 4/26/10 for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

There is a sign-up sheet for volunteers to man the table in the quad in Jennifer McBride’s office on Monday, 4/19.

·         Officer Elections will be coming up next month on 5/19/10 for offices that will be available in the Fall of 2010. More information will follow.

·         Women’s Haven of Hope – We are getting ready to start accepting donations during the first week of May for the Women’s Haven of Hope. Items such as 99 cent item paper goods and toiletries are needed, as well as monetary donations. More information will follow.

·         Diversity Week – 5/3/10 – 5/6/10

During the first week of May we will be looking for volunteers to man tables for a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and donations for Women’s Haven of Hope on that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please bring your bags of candy to Jennifer McBride by 4/28/10.

·         Teacher Appreciation Dinner – 5/21/10

E-mails have gone out to all members regarding this upcoming important dinner. Please check your e-mails and respond to Jennifer McBride by 4/26/10 with information she is requesting from you.

·         Graduation – 5/28/10

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO WALK IN THE UPCOMING GRADUATION, PLEASE NOTIFY JENNIFER MCBRIDE ASAP SO SHE CAN ORDER YOUR STOLE!

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 4/28/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

04/14/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         The Easter Candy Bag Fundraiser was a fabulous success! All candy was sold, and the society made $350.00!!! Thanks to all who helped!

·         The Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner was a great success! Thanks to all of you who sold tickets and helped us raise money for our scholarship candidates to attend the upcoming Leadership Conference! WE MADE $1,650.00 IN PROFIT!!!!

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Students who have been nominated for Service and Academic Scholarships are:

Patrick Landrum – Walsh Service Scholarship

Mariana Mojica – Walsh Service Scholarship

Rebecca Lewis – Loly Academic Scholarship

Deborah Iversen – Mantovani Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!

We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 4/30/10

Sign-up sheets will be available in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

There will be a sign-up sheet for volunteers to man the table in the quad in Jennifer McBride’s office on Monday, 4/19.

·         Women’s Haven of Hope – We are getting ready to start accepting donations during the first week of May for the Women’s Haven of Hope. Items such as 99 cent item paper goods and toiletries are needed, as well as monetary donations. More information will follow.

·         During the first week of May we will be looking for volunteers to man tables for another fundraiser and donations for Women’s Haven of Hope. More information to follow.

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 4/21/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

03/31/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         The Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner was a great success! Thanks to all of you who sold tickets and helped us raise money for our scholarship candidates to attend the upcoming Leadership Conference! WE MADE $1,650.00 IN PROFIT!!!!

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Students who have been nominated for Service and Academic Scholarships are:

Patrick Landrum – Walsh Service Scholarship

Mariana Mojica – Walsh Service Scholarship

Rebecca Lewis – Loly Academic Scholarship

Deborah Iversen – Mantovani Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!

We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 4/30/10

Sign-up sheets will be available in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – 4/1/10

Stop by the AGS table and purchase your Easter Candy Bags located in the quad on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM!

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 4/14/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

03/24/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Students who have been nominated for Service and Academic Scholarships are:

Patrick Landrum – Walsh Service Scholarship

Mariana Mojica – Walsh Service Scholarship

Rebecca Lewis – Loly Academic Scholarship

Deborah Iversen – Mantovani Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!

We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Foundation Scholarship Applications are due 3/31/10 – if you need a letter of recommendation from either Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro, please notify them via e-mail ASAP!

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 3/26/10

Sign-up sheets are available NOW in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10 – Ticket sales are very close to making our goal at this time! Funds are still being collected. If you haven’t turned your money in as of today (3/24), please turn it in along with any unsold tickets! A special thank you goes out to Jill Mayer who purchased $200.00 worth of tickets! Thank you Jill for your overwhelming support!!

·         Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – 3/31/10 & 4/1/10

Candy donations are being accepted now and needs to be in by Friday 3/26/10. Drop your bag of candy off to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro’s office.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 3/31/10 @ 5:00 PM

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

03/17/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         Ticket Sales for the Chile Verde Dinner @ Raleys on Saturday, 3/20/10 – Contact Lawrence Ramirez @ 386-2039 if you are interested in participating to help sell tickets.

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Students who have been nominated for Service and Academic Scholarships are:

Patrick Landrum – Walsh Service Scholarship

Mariana Mojica – Walsh Service Scholarship

Rebecca Lewis – Loly Academic Scholarship

Deborah Iversen – Mantovani Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!

We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 3/26/10

Sign-up sheets are will be available on Monday, 3/22/10 in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

Tickets are available to be sold NOW! Please see Jennifer McBride to sign-out your tickets!!!! Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to sell 400 tickets for a profit of $3,000.00 to send approximately 15 students to the conference at NO COST!!! Money will be due on Monday, 3/22/10!!!

·         Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – 3/31/10 & 4/1/10

Candy donations are being accepted now and needs to be in by Friday 3/26/10. Drop your bag of candy off to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro’s office.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 3/24/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

03/10/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us to achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·         T-Shirts are available for sale for $8.00. See Jennifer McBride for details

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Students who have been nominated for Service and Academic Scholarships are:

Patrick Landrum – Walsh Service Scholarship

Mariana Mojica – Walsh Service Scholarship

Rebecca Lewis – Loly Academic Scholarship

Deborah Iversen – Mantovani Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to these students for their high level of achievement!

We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Party – 3/17/10

5:00 PM – Join us for a fun potluck at our next meeting!  Please bring your favorite snack! Remember to wear green!

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 3/26/10

Sign-up sheets are will be available in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

Tickets are available to be sold NOW! Please see Jennifer McBride to sign-out your tickets!!!! Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to sell 400 tickets for a profit of $3,000.00 to send approximately 15 students to the conference at NO COST!!!

·         Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – 3/31/10 & 4/1/10

Candy donations are being accepted now. Drop your bag of candy off to Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro’s office.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

·         Haven of Hope – Ginger Osby will be attending our meeting next week to share information with us about donating some items to their organization. More details will follow after next week’s meeting.

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 3/17/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

03/03/10

·        All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·        Merced College recently received an Award of Distinction from Bloodsource Merced!! Thanks to all who have participated in our blood drives and helped us achieve this award!

Upcoming Events:

·        T-Shirts are available for sale for $8.00. See Jennifer McBride for details

·        AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10. Contact our advisors, Jennifer McBride and Vince Piro for submission requirement guidelines. We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·        Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 3/26/10

Sign-up sheets are will be available in Jennifer McBride’s office for volunteers and food item donations that will be needed.

·        Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

Tickets are available to be sold NOW! Please see Jennifer McBride to sign-out your tickets!!!! Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to sell 400 tickets for a profit of $3,000.00 to send approximately 15 students to the conference at NO COST!!!

·        Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – 3/31/10 & 4/1/10

More details to follow.

·        Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·        Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

 

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 3/10/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

02/24/10

·        All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

Upcoming Events:

·        AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10. Contact our advisors, Jennifer McBride and Vince Piro for submission requirement guidelines. We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·        Blood Source Chairperson Luncheon – Friday, 2/26 11 AM – 2 PM

Merced Multicultural Arts Center

Registration 11 AM; Program 11:30 AM

Blood drive chairpeople, volunteers and supporters welcome

RSVP by Feb 19

Laurie.miller@bloodsource.org

209-724-0428

Two members are currently attending!

·        Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 2/26/10

Sign-up sheets are available in Jennifer McBride’s office for food item donations still needed.

·        Scholarship Essay Workshop – 3/2/10 @1:00 in Study Central

Assistance will be given to all those who are applying for scholarships this semester!

·        Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

Tickets are available to be sold NOW! Please see Jennifer McBride to sign-out your tickets!!!! Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to sell 300 tickets for a profit of $3,000.00 to send approximately 15 students to the conference at NO COST!!!

·        Easter Candy Bags Fundraiser – March 29 – April 1

More details to follow.

·        Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·        Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

 

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 3/3/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

02/17/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – A major success!! Thanks to everyone who helped out and bought goodies for your Valentine! ! Things went so well that we are considering doubling our order for merchandise next year!

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10. Contact our advisors, Jennifer McBride and Vince Piro for submission requirement guidelines. We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Blood Source Chairperson Luncheon – Friday, 2/26 11 AM – 2 PM

Merced Multicultural Arts Center

Registration 11 AM; Program 11:30 AM

Blood drive chairpeople, volunteers and supporters welcome

RSVP by Feb 19

Laurie.miller@bloodsource.org

209-724-0428

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 2/26/10

Sign-up sheets are available in Jennifer McBride’s office for food item donations and volunteers to help serve the dinner.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

 More information will be sent out regarding this fundraiser. Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

 

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 2/24/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

02/10/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

·         Blood Drive Update – A major success!! There were 141 donations! !

Thanks to all who helped out with this important event!

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10. Contact our advisors, Jennifer McBride and Vince Piro for submission requirements guidelines. We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – 2/11/10

We will be selling Valentine’s Day Candy Bags and Stuffed Animals in the quad from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Prices will be listed at the table.

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 2/26/10

Notification will go out to all members later this month requesting sign-ups for serving the dinner and donation of food items.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10

 More information will be sent out regarding this fundraiser. Proceeds of this all-important fundraiser go to the AGS Scholarship Fund.

·         Relay for Life – 4/24/10 – 4/25/10

American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser – We will be joining forces with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs from the college to assist with this event. If you are interested in signing up to participate in this event, send your name and phone number to Deborah.iversen@yahoo.com.

·         Blood Drive – 4/26 – 4/27

More details to follow.

 

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 2/17/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

Meeting of 02/03/10

·         All AGS Meetings are held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10. Contact our advisors, Jennifer McBride and Vince Piro for submission requirements guidelines. We will be in charge of registration for this event.

·         Blood Drive – 2/8 – 2/9/10

Volunteers are needed beginning 2/4/10 to work the table in the quad to sign people up to donate blood on the above dates. A sign-up sheet is in Mrs. McBride’s office.

·         Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – 2/10 & 2/11/10

We will be selling Valentine’s Day Candy Bags and Stuffed Animals in the quad. Members are requested to donate a bag of candy and to sign-up to help with the event. A sign-up sheet is in Mrs. McBride’s office.

·         Next Rescue Mission Dinner – 2/26/10

Notification will go out to all members later this month requesting sign-ups for serving the dinner and donation of food items.

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – 3/27/10 (TENTATIVE)

We are awaiting confirmation from Club Mercedes on the above date. More information will be sent out regarding this fundraiser.

 

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 2/10/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

SPRING 2010 MEETING MINUTES

Meeting of 01/27/10

AGS Meetings will be held on Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in the IAC Humanities Conference Room

Upcoming Events:

·         AGS State Convention in San Jose, CA – 4/16 – 4/18/10 Scholarship Application Submission Deadline for the convention is 3/3/10 – 4 students will be sent from Merced College to compete for the Academic and Service Scholarships. We will be in charge of registration for this event. More details to follow after our next meeting

·         Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – 2/11/10

·         Teacher Appreciation Dinner – 5/21/10

·         Rescue Mission Dates – 2/26, 3/26, and 4/30/10

·         Club Mercedes Chili Verde Dinner – TBD

·         Blood Drives – TBD

Next Meeting Date – Wed. 2/3/10 @ 5:00 PM

 

Fall 2009 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for November 2nd, 2009

·         Thank you for everyone who participated in Trick or Treat for Charity.  We raised 153 dollars.  

Current Events:

·         We are now selling tickets for our Pasta-to-Go Fundraiser on Dec. 2. Please, drop by Mr. Piro's office to pick up some tickets to sell to family, friends, and instructors. They are only $6 a piece, so they should be easy to sell. Mr. Piro is in his office M-W-Th-F from 11:00 AM until noon and most Tuesdays all morning. If he is not there, check with the division secretaries and they can get you some tickets out of his office.

·         The Pasta-to-Go Fundraiser Dinner takes place at the Italo-American Lodge from 4:30 PM to 7 PM on December 2nd. The meal includes penne pasta and sauce, salad, and a bread roll. All meals are to go.

Please, sell tickets to this event and consider helping out. Thanks.

·         There is a signup sheet on Ms. McBride's door for next week's potluck. Next week's meeting will be a potluck held in the IAC Humanities Conference Room. So drop by and sign up to bring something delicious.

 

Fall 2009 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for September 28th, 2009

Blood Drive was a success!!! More than 100 people donated.  Thank you all who helped. 

Current Events:

Make  A Wish Foundation/ Merced College Scholarship Dinner is October 3, 2009.  If you are interested in helping serve dinner please e-mail us or call us as soon as possible.

●A.G.S. Conference October 17 @ Cabrillo College

PIZZA PARTY!!!! October 5, 2009 @ Me & Ed's @ 5:00pm

Contact an Advisor or Officer for more information on how to get involved

 

Fall 2009 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for September 14th, 2009

Sign up for the Blood Drive September 28, 2009

Rescue Mission is Thursday September 24, 2009

Future Events

Club Mercedes (October 9 & October 10); Help decorate and serve at their fundraiser

A.G.S. Conference October 17 @ Cabrillo College

Make A Wish Foundation Fundraiser. Help serve dinner. Sign up's going on NOW!!! It will be on October 3, 2009

Merced College Scholarship Fundraiser. Help serve dinner. Sign up's going on NOW!!! October 3, 2009

PIZZA PARTY/ Meeting!!!! October 5, 2009 @ Me & Ed's @ 5:00pm

Contact an Advisor or Officer for more information on how to get involved

 

Spring 2009 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for February 5th, 2009

Members may now apply to be selected as our chapter nominees for the AGS state-level scholarships. Our chapter may send 4 names forward: 2 for academic scholarships and 2 for community service scholarships. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 2nd. The application will be emailed to all current members.

Our Club Mercedes drive-through chili verde fundraiser will take place on Saturday, March 7th. Tickets will be available at the next meeting or in Vince Piro's office. It is important that all members sell tickets in order for this event tol serve as a major fundraiser for us this semester.

We will be selling Valentine's candy bags and stuffed animals in the quad on Thursday, 2/12. Details will be emailed to all members.

Meeting for January 29th, 2009

We discussed important dates and events for the upcoming semester. These are listed below.

  • 2/9: First blood drive
  • 2/10-13: Valentine's fundraiser during Club Rush week
  • 2/19: Tentative date for Club Mercedes fundraising dinner
  • 2/27: First Rescue Mission dinner
  • 3/2: State Scholarship nominee applications due to advisors
  • 3/9-12: State convention fundraiser
  • 3/23: State scholarship nominees must have state applications finished
  • 3/27: Rescue Mission dinner
  • 4/6-9: Easter Basket Silent Auction fundraiser
  • 4/24-26: AGS State convention in Ontario, CA
  • 4/27: Second blood drive
  • 5/4: Local chapter scholarship applications due
  • 5/15: 7th Annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Overall, it is very important to have an active membership this semester, as we will need to focus on fundraising to raise dollars for scholarships, travel to the state convention, and end of the year awards.

Please review the membership lists to make sure the status of your membership is up to date.

At our next meeting, we will provide all of the information you need regarding the state level scholarships.

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Fall 2008 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for Nov 13, 2008

Kiss the ??? is this week and we have been selling tickets so far and the kiss will happen tomorrow at 11:50. Keep getting the word out on this event. Sitting at the table counts for fundraising hours. Remember you need 5 hours per semester. Remember all the money we make goes toward scholarships for our members in the Spring semester.

The Pasto To Go Sale is coming up so pick up your tickets so you can sell your tickets. We would like members to at least sell 10 tickets. To get your tickets you will have to sign for the tickets so you are responsible for them. We need members to work this event itself which is on Dec 3, 2008 at the Italo Lodge. We have sign up sheets for this event to work. We need a morning crew to help prepare the pasta, then we will need an afternoon crew to help put the food in the plates and make the salad. Then we need members to stand outside to pass the food out to the cars. To sign up to help all you need to do is email Mrs. McBride or come to her office and sign up. If you didn't get your tickets please come to her office to sign and get your tickets.

The Thanksgiving Rescue Mission Dinner is next Thursday. If you would like to sign up to help with this event come by and sign up at Mrs. McBride's office or email her.

 

Meeting For Nov 6,2008

Our Trick Or Trick for charity turned out good for the most part. We raised $300 for the Mammogram Center in Merced. We had about 12 people show up and go Trick Or Treating.

Our first fundraiser of the year is next week. Kiss the ??? we need to get the word out about this event because we will only have 2 fundraisers this year. So get the word out, and make sure if you signed up to help out at the table you will be there and we will keep you updated in emails about how we are doing during the week. The Kiss will happen on Friday at 11:50 in the quad area. The 8 am hour is the set up hour really. It is $1 for a ticket and $5 for 6 tickets.

Pasta To Go Sale is Dec 3, 2008. We will be handing the tickets out at next week's meeting, so make sure you all show up to get your tickets. We would like our members to at least sell 10 tickets. By selling 10 tickets you will complete your fundraising hours. We have different hours to work this event. We need a moring crew and an affernoon crew and a pick up crew and possibly a clean up crew. The sign up sheet is on Mrs. McBride's door at her office.

We still have the sign up sheet for the Thanksgiving Rescue Mission dinner. This is also on Mrs. McBride's door in her office. Or you could email her saying you would like to work this event. It is from 5 to 9 on Thanksgiving day.

Meeting For Oct 30,2008

Trick or treat For charity is tomorrow, we would like lots of members to come join us. We also would like members from other clubs to come and join us in this wonderful event. This event is at Mrs. McBride's house, if you need directions email her. We will go from 5 to 8.

Our 2nd fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching, we should get the time and date at the next meeting for the Pasta To Go Sale.

Kiss the ??? is going to be held on Nov 11-14 in the quad area. This is our first fundraiser of the year so we want to make money so we can have schloarships to give out at the end of the year. We have our teachers and we are almost ready to go.

The sign up sheet for the Thanksgiving Rescue Mission dinner was handed out.

Meeting For Oct 23, 2008

We had the Rescue Mission Dinner this past Friday, and it was a good turn out. We fed maybe 70 people. We are going to do the Thanksgiving Dinner with the Rescue Mission this year again. We are going to be making the stuffing for about 2,000 people on the day of Thanksgiving at about 5 in the morning. We are going to make it at the Italo Lodge or the Fair Grounds in Merced.

Trick-Or-Treat for charity is right around the corner. Halloween is this Friday and that is the day we are Trick-Or-Treating for charity. We will be doing this in Atwater from about 6 to 8 at night. We will go out in groups of 3 or 4. We will have flyers and buttons to identify our selves. We are going to use our AGS shirts for this event.

Kiss the ???? is on November 10-14. We have nominated about 18 teachers. We should know by next meeting who will be participating in this event. We need AGS members to staff the table during the week. We made a flyer and we need to promote this event as much as possible. It is $1 for a ticket to vote. The sign up sheet will be on Mrs. McBride's office door to staff the tables and you also can send her an e-mail letting her know the times you are avaliable to work the tables.

Meeting For Oct 16,2008

The convention was a big success; we had about 200 and some people show up. The guest speaker was good and our food was good also.

Our next Rescue MIssion is this Friday Oct 24. If you would like to sign up to participate send a email to Mrs. McBride or stop by her office to sign up. Remember we also need food to make and handout. This counts as your community service points.

Trick-Or-Treat for charity will be in Atwater at Mrs. McBride's house. Get there at about 5:00pm.. We are thinking about having shirts made for this event. We are going to have flyers to hand out when we are knocking on doors and stickers and stuff so people know who we are supporting.

We plan to do the Pasta Sale sometime in late November, Mr. Piro will let us know at this meeting what the date is. We decided not to add anything to our pasta to go sale. It will include pasta and a roll and salad.

We are going to do Kiss the ________ in November. We are seting up dates at our next meeting. We will vote at the next meeting to see what animal we are going to have an instuctor kiss.

Meeting for Oct 9,2008

The Northeren Regional Conference is this Saturday. Merced members should be there to help at 7am. We would like to have a big turnout for Merced members for the convention.

We are not going to participate in the Red Ribbion Parade. The county is thinking about cancelling the parade because not enough people are signed up for it.

The charity we are sponsoring for Trick-Or-Treat For charity is Merced Breast Cancer Awareness--"Mammograms Matter."

Meeting For October 3, 2008

The Northern Regional Conference is this Saturday October 11, 2008. We are having shirts designed for this event. We saw one design at our last meeting on Thursday. We have two more designs to choose from.

We our not having a Blood Drive this month. The first one weare having at the college is on December 3.

Our club has decided to participate in the Red Ribbon Parade on October 25, 2008. We have to come up with an idea so we can make a float for the parade. Bring ideas about a theme and slogan to the next meeting to discuss.

We decided upon the Pasta To Go fundraiser with the Italo Lodge. It was easy last semester, and we made money. We are thinking about adding a dessert and soda to go along with the dinner. We also discussed possiable fundraising events with other foods like chili verde or egg rolls. One member brought up the possibility of doing a yard sale.

We narrowed down our list of charities to benefit for Trick-or-Treat for Charity: Breast cancer awareness, the Tranquility House in Atwater (a recovery home for women and their children) or Unicef (a charity that benefitschildern in Africa). We will vote for one at our next meeting.If you cannot come to the meeting, you can email your vote to Mrs. McBride.

 

Meeting For September 25, 2008:

We discussed that we had everything taken care of for the Northern Regional Conference which is Oct 11, 2008. However, we are thinking about ordering t-shirts for the conference. At our next meeting we should have some designs to look at and then vote on.

We still do not know the exact date for our first Blood Drive in October. We are working with the college to set this date.

We want to do a food fundraiser, and we ask that our members take some time and see if they can come up with some ideas by the next meeting. In the past, we have made and sold tamales and pasta dinners. Which food do you think we should make and sell? Do you have ideas? If so, bring them to the meeting this week or email an advisor. We will vote on our food sale at our upcoming meeting.

Just a reminder: we are going to do Kiss the "____"; we aren't sure of the animal yet. This will be in November. We are also planning to do a High Dive Jump for teachers to participate in and for students to watch. It will be sometime in December.

This month is Halloween, and on Halloween we are going to be trick-or-treating for charity. We need to come up with a charity to represent this year. All members are asked to bring a charity's name to the next meeting. We will vote on which charity to benefit.

 

Meeting for September 18th, 2008:

This was our first meeting of the semester, and we had a good turnout. We are pleased that alot of new members came.

Our 1st business we discussed was that we have a Rescue Mission dinner this Friday from 4 To 630 on September 26, 2008. Which is located at on Canal St. The sign up sheets to come and help out are posted on Mrs. McBride's office door which is IAC 239. The food sign up sheet is posted there as well. All food can be brought to Mrs. McBride's Office Or Mr. Piro's office. You can bring your food anytime this week. You can drop it off anytime before Friday the 26 at 2.

We our hosting this year's regional conference on Oct 11, 2008. All members are welcomed to come and our new members are encouraged to come and meet some other AGS clubs from the Northern Region. This is a good time to learn what AGS is about and how we operate. We discussed the possibilites of having shirts for all Merced AGS members who are coming. We are not sure what kinds of shirts yet though.

Our 1st blood drive will be sometime in Oct. but we aren't sure of the date at this moment. We will have a sign up sheet to sit at the table at the next meeting. We also need help calling people the day before the blood drive and help the day of the drive and set up help.

We need some fundraiser ideas for this December. We thought of something like a silent auction or having a teacher drive off the diving board in December. We are looking at maybe doing the dive in December but we need a catchy phrase and to see if teachers will participate in it. We also have done Kiss the frog in the past and it was a big turnout.

There is a scholarship banquet on Oct 10, 2008 from 6pm to about 8. We encourge members to sign up to help because they gave us money to help with the convention we are hosting. if you would like to help contact Mrs. McBride who will forward your name to the person in charge.

 

Officers' Meetings for August 28th and September 4th

Officers and advisors set the calendar for this semester's events. This calendar will be distributed at the first regular meeting on Sept. 18th.

Officers and advisors prepared for the New Student Orientation on Sept. 10th.

Officers and advisors planned and prepared for the Northern Regional AGS Conference to be held on our campus Oct. 11th.

 

Spring 2008 Minutes

Meeting for March 18th, 2008:

The pasta sale preparation and distribution is in progress. If you haven't already, be sure to give the ticket sale money to an advisor as soon as possible.

Again, if anybody is interested in tutoring third graders for math, please contact Mrs. McBride. This is volunteer work, and can be counted as such for the required hours for non-permanent members.

The members that will be attending the state convention so far are Shantea, Carina, Kyle, Andrea, Yuko, and Miki. If anybody not on this list is interested, contact Mrs. McBride.

The Rescue Mission Dinner that was planned for March 21st has been cancelled.

Dues should be submitted as soon as possible--especially those members who plan on participating in the graduation ceremony in May and/or are becoming permanent members.

Individuals who do not regularly attend meetings and want to be involved in Relay for Life should contact the advisors. The Relay for Life coordinator for AGS will be sending mass e-mails to the entire membership on the topic of registration and other important updates; make sure you don't overlook them.

We discussed a few ideas a couple meetings back about what we could do for the Merced College Cultural Festival. We were thinking of doing a raffle. Any additional ideas are welcome.

May 5th is the date of the last blood drive for this semester.

Reminder for all students: Be sure to finalize your scholarships over spring break; they are due on the day we return.

 

Meeting for February 26th, 2008:

There have been no decisions in regard to the baseball ticket sale as of yet.

The pasta sale ticket deadline has been set for 3/12. Our goal is to sell around 300-500 tickets at 6 dollars per ticket. We will be preparing the pasta on 3/19. We will then hand it out on the following day, 3/20. The tickets are now available; contact Mr. Piro.

Our first Rescue Mission dinner is this friday, 2/29. This is a great event at which to begin acquiring community service hours. We need volunteers to participate at the actual event and individuals to donate food. Anybody interested should contact one of the advisors immediately.

We are still trying to decide on additional community service projects. The ideas that have been proposed so far are a book drive and habitat for humanity.

If anybody is interested in tutoring third graders in math, please contact Mrs. Mcbride. This is volunteer work, and can be counted as such for the required hours for non-permanent members.

The convention fundraiser left us with a profit of 800 dollars. Thank you to all of those who participated.

The state-wide convention will be on 4/5. We will be leaving Merced on 4/4. We will be coming back on 4/6. Anybody interested should attend upcoming meetings.

The Relay for Life will be on 4/26. Our goal is to have members walking the track every hour for 24 hours. Katrina has been chosen to be our captain for this event.

The next meeting will be on 3/4.

 

Meeting for February 12th, 2008:

We discussed the Relay for Life event, and decided that we are going to choose "co-captains" for each of the involved clubs; this should increase ease of communication between the participating organizations.

In regard to the Blood Drive, the sign-up tables will be set up from February 19th to the 22nd. This is a good opportunity to begin accumulating fundraising hours.

We still have to decide if we want to sell baseball tickets as another fundraiser.

The pasta sale will be our official fundraiser in March. The final deadline for tickets will be on March 14th. We will prepare the food on the 19th, and distribute it on the 20th.

The next Rescue Mission Dinner will be on March 29th. This is a good opportunity to begin accumulating community service hours.

We have discussed other possible community service projects. Some examples are possibly Habitat for Humanity or a book drive for pre-school kids. Anybody with other ideas should attend the meetings, or e-mail the advisors.

The next meeting will be on February 19th.

 

Fall 2007 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for November 5th, 2007:

The official amount that we raised for Kiddieland was $610! Thank you to all those who volunteered for this event.

The point sheet is due December 5th. Every member needs 5 hours of fundraising and 5 hours of community service.

Merced College will be producing a new television commercial for the new year. If anybody is interested, they need to meet at the administration lobby at 7:30 on November 7th.

In regard to the tamale sale, we formed a committee to oversee this event. The members involved are Andrea, Stephania, and Carina.

On the topic of transcripts, we recieved an e-mail from administration. They said they were going to update the datatel program in the near future, so it could definitely be possible to put something on the transcripts that signifies AGS membership. The club administrators will continue to work on this issue.

Meeting for October 29th, 2007:

Trick-or-Treat for Charity will take place on Halloween from 4-7. We will be meeting at Mrs. McBride’s house by 4:30. Members will then spread out around the neighborhood to collect change. It should be noted that nobody is obligated to stay only in this area, but it does prevent people from visiting the same houses twice.

The tamale presale will take place on November 26-30. The actual preparation will be December 1st at Mrs. McBride’s. They will be distributed on December 3rd from Mr. Piro’s house. The actual pricing and package quantities will be decided in the upcoming weeks.

We need to decide on a definite job for AGS at the Thanksgiving event. We prepared stuffing last year, and we have the option of doing that again this year. We will determine this at the next meeting.

We will be working on trying to get some sort of emblem or symbol that identifies AGS membership on the Merced College transcripts. This will work to increase scholarship and transfer admission eligibility among other things for our membership.

Meeting for October 22nd, 2007:

Just a reminder that Trick-or-Treat for Charity is coming up on Oct. 31st. We're going to meet at Mrs. McBride's house at 4:30. Directions to her house will be given at the next meeting.

The Rescue Mission Dinner is this Friday, October 27th. We will be there from 4pm-7pm.

Kiss the Frog was very successful this semester; we rose $550. Members are encouraged to come to the next meeting because we are going to be signing the thank you cards for this event.

The Blood Drive will be on December 4th. Sign-ups will begin on November 26th and end on the 30th.

On the subject of the tamale sale, pre-orders will begin to be taken on November 26th. The sale will end on November 30th. Tamales will be made at Mrs. Mcbride's house on December 1st, and they will be given out at Mr. Piro's house on December 3rd.

Meeting for October 16th, 2007:

The charity organization that we will support for Trick or Treat for Charity will be the Kiwanas Club of Merced: they are in charge of Kiddieland. The main attraction of the park, the train, has been in dire need of repairs. They need to raise a total of $100,000 in order to repair the train, and keep the park from closing. This is what the funds that we raise will go towards.

Those who signed up for the Regional Conference need to pay their $15 for the trip A.S.A.P.

The next Rescue Mission Dinner is October 26th. The sign-up sheet is outside of Mrs. McBride's office.

Congratulations to those in charge of the Blood Drive, and everybody who volunteered for the event! We recieved 78 donations! The next Blood Drive will be on December 4th.

 

Meeting for October 8th, 2007:

There will be a volunteer table set up for "Kiss the Frog" on October 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is again a good oppurtunity to start accumulating fundraisnig points. There will be a general email to the entire membership asking for volunteers to fill in the remaining spots at the volunteer table within the next few days. Each vote will again cost 1 dollar.

Trick or Treat for Charity, which will occur on the October 31st, is coming up fast. The details of what charity we will be donating to will be decided at the next meeting. We will have T-shirts made for the event as well. This is also going to be a collective event with any other clubs on campus that want to participate.

We decided on definite designs for the AGS T-shirts, beanies, ball caps, and carrying bags.

We are likely going to hold a tamale sale on the days of November 26th to the 29th. We will be selling tickets on those days to individuals who are interested. We will then meet at Mr. Pyro's house on December 1st to actually make the tamales, and they will be given to the customers who bought them on the 3rd. This will likely consist of the customers picking up the food on that date.

The next Blood Drive will be on December 4th. The sign-up table will be set up from November 26th to the 30th.

The AGS convention will cost the attending members 15 dollars. This needs to paid as soon as possible.

 

Meeting for October 1st, 2007:

There are no new updates as far as events go. We had a speaker from Blood Source at the beginning of the meeting. He went over the general process of volunteering at the event, and how to address some of the questions that may come up from potential volunteers. We now have a definite list of teachers for "Kiss the Frog." The list will be updated on to the website next week. Some of the members also discussed various designs for the AGS t-shirts. Any members with ideas should attend the weekly meetings with a rough sketch--could be hand-drawn or printed from a computer--of what they are proposing.

 

Meeting for September 24th, 2007:

We decided on AGS T-shirt colors: white, navy blue, and black. The clothing will be ordered by next week.

The "Adopt A Highway Project" will no longer be an AGS event. This was a decision made by all of the members present at the meeting.

The Blood Drive Directors have been selected.

Director: Carina

Co-director: Dominique

Alternative: Stephania

Tables will be set up from October 1st to the 5th (9-2pm). The day of the actual event is again October 8th. Members are encouraged to e-mail advisors if interested in staffing a table.

Trick or Treat for Charity will last from 5-7pm on the night of Halloween, October 31st. We still need to decide on which charity we are going to donate the money we raise to. Other clubs will also participate in this event. The committee for Trick or Treat for Charity will consist of Kyle, Shantea, and Priscilla.

We will decide the final list of nominess at the next meeting.

Don't forget to sign up for the Regional Convention (October 27th) by October 1st.

The membership also decided that one hour of community service is now equivalent to 10 dollars. A reciept of the purchase is needed for verification by an advisor.

 

Meeting for September 17th, 2007:

The first topic we discussed was the Adopt a Highway project. The details of this project will be outlined more in the next official meeting ( September 24th ). Students in the past have generally met on two Saturdays within the semester from 8:00-12:00.

The Blood Drive will take place on October 8th. We will have tables set up for volunteer sign-ups on October 1st-4th. We also need to decide on a Director and co-director by September 21st. Anybody interested is advised to attend the regular meetings or contact one of the advisors via e-mail.

The Rescue Mission Dinner is scheduled for September 28th at 4-7. This is a good oppurtunity to start accumulating community service hours. Members can also donate food to recieve credited hours as well. Contact the advisors or attend the upcoming meetings for more information.

Kiss the Frog will take place on October 18th. Volunteer members will be needed to staff the tables from the 15th up to the day of the actual event. We came up with a tentative list of teachers to kiss the frog. Each vote will cost 1 dollar.

The Northern Regional Convention will take place on October 27th. Members will be leaving at 7 in the morning on the day of the event. The deadlnie to sign up is October 8th.

We also briefly introduced the topic of ordering new AGS T-shirts. The club will decide their design and style in the upcoming meetings.

 

Archive of Meetings from Previous Semesters:

 

Spring 2007 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for April 17th, 2007:

The Fifth annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be May 18th, please contact one of the advisors to choose who you are inviting. If you are becoming a permanent member or receiving a local scholarship, make sure you are present during this event.

Elections for new officers, blood drive director will be on May 8th, if interested please contact Kyle or one of the advisors, so you can be put in the list of candidates.

Our next Adopt the Highway clean up will be on May 8th, please contact Emily Cimino to sign up to volunteer.

The next blood drive will be on May 7th, sign up sheet went around during the meeting, but if interested in helping out, please contact Laura Gavilan.

Relay for life will be on April 28th, make sure that you sign up in our team on the webpage, an email was send with all the information on how to do it, if you have any more questions contact one of the advisors or Luisa Valenzuela.

May 4th is the Fresno Grizzlies game, make sure you turn in the money of the tickets you were suppose to sell. If interested in purshasing more tickets please contact Mr. Piro, there is only 14 more tickets left.

Local scholarships applications will be available soon, please contact one of the advisors if interested.

 

Meeting For April 3rd, 2007:

Thank You to all of the members who helped out and participated on last Friday's Rescue Mission dinner! April 27th will be the last dinner that we will serve this semester, sign up to participate or to bring food for this event.

Our next blood drive will be on May 7th, more information will be given as the day comes closer.

May 4th is the Grizzlies baseball game! Please collect tickets to sell them ASAP. Contact Mr. Piro to get your tickets.

We will be election New officers for the coming semester soon, if interested in runing for an officer position, please contact one of the advisors.

Our nextn Highway pick up will be on April 14th from 8am to 12pm. Please contact one of the advisors or Emily Cimino to participate during this event.

Our relay for life team need 12 members to join. Please contact one of the advisors or Luisa Valenzuela to register on our team. There is many ways to help out during this event. Relay for Life will be on April 28th.

 

Meeting for March 27th, 2007:

Next Adopt a Highway community service activity will be on April 14th! make sure you sign up to help out for this event. If interested please contact Mrs. McBride, Mr. Piro or Emlily Cimino.

Our next blood drive will be on May 7th, more information will be given as the day comes closer.

This Friday March 30th, we are serving food at the Rescue Mission, please sign up to help out during the event or to bring food.

During our meeting we voted on changing the buyout method for community service hours. Out of the 11 members present, 10 voted in favor of getting rid of the buyout method and 1 person abstain of voting. Next meeting we will disscuss further and we will vote again.

Next week we will be having the Easter basket sale. Please sign up to participate staffing the table, also if interested in bringing a basket brign it in before Monday.

Meeting for March 20th, 2007:

Congratulations to all of the members who participate on the blood drives!! We received an award of excellence from Blood Source! Our next blood drive will be May 7th! Please contact Laura Gavilan or one of the advisors for information on getting involved for the next drive.

If you are a permanent member, or will receive permanent member status by the end of the semester and you are planning on walking during graduation ceremony, please contact Mrs. McBride as soon as possible.

The Cancer Relay for Life will be on April 28th, volunteers are needed to participate during the event, and prior to the event selling luminarias, and helping decorate our table. If interested in help please contact one of the advisors.

Our next Rescue Mission Dinner will be March 30th, please stop by the advisors office and sign up to volunteer that day or to bring food.

During our next meeting we will be voting on changing the bylaws rewarding the dues paid to cover volunteer hours, come by next Tuesday to our next meeting to vote!

For our next fundraiser, we will be selling tickets to the May 4th Grizzlies game. We are asking that each member sell 5 tickets. Every member has to sell 5 tickets, contact one of the advisors to get your tickets!

 

Meeting for March 13th, 2007:

Highway Pickup: Thanks to all members who stayed to work at this important event. With the help of our membership, we worked five hours to clean a four-mile stretch of Highway 99. This is a labor-intensive effort, but worthwhile. If you would like to get involved, our next clean-up will be in early April.

Fresno Grizzlies: For our next fundraiser, we will be selling tickets to the May 4th Grizzlies game. We are asking that each member sell 5 tickets. The tickets will be ready soon so start asking friends and family members. The tickets are only $8.

Proposed Bylaws Change: Make sure to come to our next meeting to discuss and vote on a change to our community service points request system which will change the way members can count community service.

Meeting for February 27th 2007:

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked at our last Rescue Mission Dinner!

If you signed up to help out this week for the blood dirve, make sure you sit the hours you signed up for. We are still looking for volunteers to help out the day of the drive (March 5th), if interested please contact Laura Gavilan or one od the advisors.

March 10th is our first Adopt-A-Highway activity, if interested in participating please contact one of the advisors.

Sign up sheets for different activities related to the Rely for life went around on our last meeting. If you are interested in helping out make sure you stop by the advisors office, or email them to sing up.

For our next meeting please bring some baby wipes or small size toothpaste to send to troops in Iraq.

Meeting for February 20th, 2007:

Thank You to all the people who donated and participated helping send our student nominees and delegates to the scholarship convention! We met our goal of $1200.00 Thank You!

March 10th is our first Adopt-a-Highway activity, if you are interested in participating please contact Emily Cimino or one of the advisors. This activity is going to take place on a Saturday and will take around 4 hours.

If you want to help out at our next blood drive please contact Laura Gavilan or put your name on the sign up sheet. Members are needed to help callformer donors to remind them about the blood drive.

This Friday is our first Rescue Mission DInner, please contact the advisors to sign up to help the day of, or to bring food.

Meeting For February 13th, 2007:

This week we have our first fundrasier to send our scholarship nominees and delegates to the convention. Go to one of the advisor's office to sign up to help out, this fundraiser is taking place this week, Feb. 13 -15th. We are taking and then selling Valentine's photos. Our photo booth will be in the quad.

Adopt a Highway community service activity will be held on March 10th. 10 members are needed to participate, if you are interested please contact one of the advisors or Emily Cimino. We will be picking up trash from Highway 99 for 4 hours on that Saturday.

If you want to help out at our next blood drive please contact Laura Gavilan or put your name on the sign up sheet. Members are needed to help callformer donors to remind them about the blood drive.

Next Rescue Mission Dinner is on February 23rd please sign up to help out that day or to bring food.

Meeting for February 5th, 2007:

Congratulations to our chapter state-wide scholarship nominees. Luisa Valenzuela will compete for the Service Scholarships and Laura Gavilan and Jiaqi Yang will compete for the Acadamic Scholarships.

Our first fundraiser will take place next week, Feb. 13 - 15th. This fundraiser will raise money to send our scholarship nominees to the convention, as well as a student delegation. Look for the sign-up sheet to staff this event. We are taking and then selling Valentine's photos. Our photo booth will be in the quad.

We discussed our upcoming events, including the next Resuce Mission Dinner, Blood Drive and the upcoming Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to get involved, come to a meeting or contact an advisor.

Thank you to Emily Cimino for ordering our new AGS t-shirts. They are now available and on sale for $15.00. Two styles are available.

Many members have yet to complete their membership packets for last semester. Do this as soon as possible.

Continuing members must complete this semester's application packets soon as well.

 

 

Fall 2006 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for November 20th, 2006:

The Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving feast needs our help preparing the stuffing, we will be meeting on Wednsday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the fairgrounds in the industrial kitchen of the Beer Gardens to assemble the stuffing. We will also help by sorting clothes and toys on Wednesday from 3- 5 pm at the Legion on Main Street.

During Thanksgiving Day we will be volunteering at the Legion from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, if interested in volunteering please email or call and advisor to put your name on the list.

Our next event will be movie night where we will watch Like Water for Chocolate on Library1, this will take place on December 1st at 6 pm. An email will be sent with more information.

Our next blood drive is going to be Tuesday, December 12th. Sign up sheets are up at Jennifer McBride's office. If you have any questions please contact Vicki Ingram and Laura Gavilan or contact an advisor.

We are still needing volunteers to help sell our Japanese Art crafts in the quad from November 27th to December 8th. Please contact an advisor to sign up, any help you give will count as fundraising points!

Elections for officers are coming up soon, if interested in runing as an officer make sure you go to one of the meetings or tell an advisor. During the next couple of meetings we will be talking about elections, Rely for Life and Rescue Mission dinner on November 30th.

Next semester we will being cleaning our part of highway 99 under the "Adonpt a Highway" program.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Meeting for November 13th, 2006:
We now have a stretch of Highway 99 under the "Adopt a Highway" program. AGS has a two mile stretch near Childs Avenue. We will begin keeping our part of the highway clean beginning in the spring semester. More information will follow.

We need your help to prepare the stuffing for the Rescue Mission's annual Thanksgiving feast. We are responsible for stuffing for 1,500 people. We will meet on Wednesday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the fairgrounds in the industrial kitchen of the Beer Gardens to assemble the stuffing.

If you have old clothes, shoes, coats and toys you wish to donate to charity, consider dropping them off to us at the fairgrounds on Wednesday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. At the Thanksgiving Feast, these items are given away to the needy. If you drop them off with us, we will deliver them for you on Thanksgiving day.

If you are free on Thanksgiving day from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, we are still taking volunteers to help at the above mentioned Thanksgiving feast. Email or call an advisor to put your name on the list.

Kiss the Frog was a great success! There was a close race between Rich Randall and Caroline Dawson, but Mr. Randall came out ahead and kissed the frog for the sake of our scholarship fund. We raised close to $400! Thanks to all who helped!

Our next blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th. We need members to help, so look for emails coming from directors Vicki Ingram and Laura Gavilan or contact an advisor.

Meeting for November 6th, 2006:
Trick or Treat for Charity was a huge success! With the help of PTK, the Pre-Med Club, the Science and Engineering Club, the Puente Club and the Business Club, we were able to raise $742.00 for the United Way of Merced County. The check was presented to United Way representatives at the meeting.

Movie Night is set for December 1st at 6:00 pm. We will show "Like Water for Chocolate." More details for how members can help will follow.

We will be helping the Rescue Mission with its community-wide Thanksgiving Feast which serves approximately 1,400 people. We have a list of the specific jobs and the timeframe. Contact an advisor or officer if you would like to help.

Kiss the Frog is set for next week, November 13 through 16. We are in need of members to sit at the voting tables. The teachers nominated this year are Jim Retemeyer, Rich Randall, Enrique Renteria, Krista Wilson, Jeannie Clifford, Caroline Dawson, Christine Plecnik, Greg Soto, and Jeff Tassey. The kiss will take place from 11:45 am to noon on Thusday, 11/16. Please help support this important and popular fundraiser for AGS.

Meeting for October 9th 2006:
The meeting started at 5:40 and ended at 6:25. The check that AGS won at the Helping Hands Fair arrived; $500 dollars will be added to our account. The current balance in our account is of $1157.20 (not including the check). The tablecloth is also going to be ordered, it will be done in about 3 weeks and the cost is going to be of $120 dollars.
A visitor came to the meeting today from United Way to tell us about the different projects we could give the money from the Trick-or-treat for charity event. He showed us a slideshow and gave us pins from United Way. Don't forget to bring empty cans to the next meeting!

Regarding the "Movie Night" fundraiser, we sill have more info in a couple of weeks.This week the blood drive sign up table will be going on. Please sign up and write your phone number so we can call you in case we need to get a hold of you. Please show up and remember the time you signed up for! The blood drive will take place next Monday October 16th.

As a couple of reminders, don't forget that the Scholarship Banquet is this Friday October 13th at St. Patrick's Hall. If you signed up to help serve that day, please be there by 5:00pm and wear black pants and a white shirt. College Night will also take place on October 19th from 4-8pm in the gym. Once again, if you signed up to help, please be there by 4 to help set up. And last, the Regional Conference is Saturday October 21, sign up if you would like to go!

 

Meeting For October 2nd, 2006:

Meeting started at 5:33 pm and ended at 6:30 pm. The Adopt a Highway activity has been postponed until we find a closer highway to clean. Regional Conference will be on October 21st, please make sure that if you sign up to go, you pay the 20$ fee to one of the advisors. Trick or Treat for charity on Oct 31st will start at 4:00 pm at Jennifer McBride's house, directions to her house will be given a week prior to the event. In order to participate in this activity we are using pre-made T-shirts, if you are interested in participating please contact Emily Cimino or one of the advisors. Scholarship Banquet is on October 13th at St. Patrick's Hall at 6:00 pm, make sure that you wear black and white to participate.

Thank you to all of the members who participated on the Rescue Mission dinner !

Meeting For September 25, 2006:

Meeting started at 5:40 pm and ended at 6:20pm. Change for charity activity is going to sponsor The United Way in order to donate the money to a local organization. Tuesday of this week the blood drive co-director will be elected!! Thanks to all the applicants!

Rescue Mission dinner is this Thrusday Sept 28th at 4:00pm, directions to get there will be mailed Tuesday to all members. Scholarship Banquet will be on Oct 13th at 6:00pm , if interested in volunteering that day, please let one of the advisors know. Change for Charity fundraiser on Oct. 31st will start at 4:00pm. The location will be at Jennifer McBride's neighborhood and we will be going in pairs to ask for donations. College night wil be on Oct 19th from 4-8 pm in the gym, if you sign up to participate make sure you come. Movie night fundraiser is still being planned and more details on it will be discussed at our next meeting

The sign up sheet for the AGS Northern Regional Conference on Oct 21st went around. This conference is going to be in Modesto and all members are encouraged to go and participate. Raul Cabrera was nominated to be student trustee.

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Meeting For September 18, 2006:

Next blood drive is in October, applicationsfor the blood drive co-director position are available, if interested please pick up an application with one of the advisors. Next rescue mission dinner is on September 28th at 4:00pm, sign up sheet went around we need volunteers to go that day and people to bring food, remember all of this activities count towards your community service hours!!

Our "Change for Charity" activity is going to be on October 31st starting at 4pm, all the change we collect is going to benefit the American Society for Disabled Children, next meeting there will be more info on what this organization does.

Scholarship Banquet is on October 13th at 6:00pm at St. Patrick's Hall, the sign up sheet went around, if interested in voluntering for this activity please let the advisors know. Mark your calendars!! October 21st is our next Norther Regional Alpha Gamma Sigma conference. During the conference the student trustee for the North will be elected, if interested in being nominated please talk with Mrs. Mc Bride. October 19th at 4pm is College Night at the college gym, next meeting there will be a sign up sheet going around for people interested in helping out this day.

Meeting For September 11, 2006:

Volunterism Fair at Merced Mall was very successful! We won $500 dollars for being a club on campus that promotes and supports volunteerism!! Next Thursday, September13, there will be another Volunteerism Fair at UC Merced, any members interested in helping please let the advisors know. A co-director for the Blood Drive is needed, if interested please contact Emily Cimino or one of the advisors. The sign up sheet for the next Rescue Mission Dinner (September 28th at 4:00pm) went around Monday, if interested in helping please let the advisors know. October 21st is our next Northern Regional Alpha Gamma Sigma conference. It will be in Modesto. Come to a meeting to sign up!

 

Spring 2006 and Fall 2005 Meeting Minutes

Meeting for May 15, 2006:

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner was very successful!! Thank you to all who helped!! Congratulations to all of our local chapter scholarship winners!!

For those members who are lacking in fundraising points, your last chance to earn them will be at the Graduation Balloon Sale. Members are needed to sell balloons at graduation, May 26th from around 5pm. Please contact Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro if you are interested.

Have a great summer and good luck in all of your future endeavors. Hope to see you next year!!!!!

 

Meeting for May 1, 2006:

Voting for officers for the fall semester will take place at the next meeting, Monday, 8th. If you are interested in becoming an officer please attend the meeting. All members are invited to run and all officer positions are open. They include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th from 5:30- 8:30pm.. Members are allowed to invite one teacher, coach, or staff member of Merced College to the event. If you have not turned in your short written explanation of why you selected your invitee, please get them to Jennifer as soon as possible. Members will be needed on the day of the event to help set-up and to clean-up. Members are also needed to make food for the dinner, please see Jennifer McBride to sign up.

Members can now apply for our local AGS chapter scholarships. These scholarships are awarded each year to members who have contributed outstanding service to the chapter through leadership positions, community service, and fundraising activities. All members should have received information about how to apply for this scholarship via email. However, if you did not receive these guidelines or have questions regarding the scholarships, please contact either Jennifer McBride (office IAC 239) or Vince Piro (office IAC 257). The deadline for applications is Friday, May 5th. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Friday, May 12. You must be present at the dinner in order to accept an award, unless extenuating circumstances exist that are cleared by an advisor. Winners of a 2006 state AGS scholarship are not eligible to apply. Good luck to all applicants!!

Points forms for the Spring semester are due by Monday, May 8th. This is a necessary part of fulfilling your membership in AGS.

For those members who are lacking in fundraising points, your last chance to earn them will be at the Graduation Balloon Sale. Members are needed to sell balloons at graduation, May 26th. Please contact Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro if you are interested.

 

Meeting for April 24, 2006:

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th. Members are allowed to invite one teacher, coach, or staff member of Merced College to the event. If you have not turned in your short written explanation of why you selected your invitee, please get them to Jennifer as soon as possible. Members will be needed on the day of the event to help set-up and to clean-up. Members will also be needed to make food for the dinner.

Members can now apply for our local AGS chapter scholarships. These scholarships are awarded each year to members who have contributed outstanding service to the chapter through leadership positions, community service, and fundraising activities. All members should have received information about how to apply for this scholarship via email. However, if you did not receive these guidelines or have questions regarding the scholarships, please contact either Jennifer McBride (office IAC 239) or Vince Piro (office IAC 257). The deadline for applications is Friday, May 5th. The scholarship winners will be announced at the Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Friday, May 12. You must be present at the dinner in order to accept an award, unless extenuating circumstances exist that are cleared by an advisor. Winners of a 2006 state AGS scholarship are not eligible to apply. Good luck to all applicants!!

Congratulations to Emily Cimino and all of the volunteers who have made this semester's blood drives such a success. AGS was recently awarded the Symbol of Excellence award by Blood Source.

For those members who are lacking in fundraising points, your last chance to earn them will be at the Graduation Balloon Sale. Members are needed to sell balloons at graduation, May 26th. Please contact Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro if you are interested.

Our chapter is currently selling AGS Tote Bags. They are $15 and if you would like to purchase one please contact Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro.

 

Meeting for April 10, 2006:

Congratulations to all of our state scholarship winners: Jun Kim, Madison Simmons, Coell Simmons, and Dawn Frenette!! Congratulations as well to Jennifer McBride for receiving an Outstanding Advisor Award!!

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th. Members are allowed to invite one teacher, coach, or staff member of Merced College to the event. The short written explanations of why you selected your invitee is due by April 14th. Please submit these write-ups to Jennifer via email at mcbride.j@mccd.edu

Great opportunity for fundraising points!! The Easter Basket Auction is this week, April 10th through the 13th. We really need members to donate baskets and to staff the basket tables. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride for further information.

Our chapter is currently selling AGS Tote Bags. They are $15 and if you would like to purchase one please contact Jennifer McBride or Vince Piro.

 

Meeting for April 3, 2006:

The AGS State Convention is this weekend in San Jose. Those who are attending please make sure that you have turned your money into the treasurer or an advisor. Good luck to all of our scholarship nominees!!

Thank you to all who helped with the Rescue Mission Dinner, either in donating food or serving. It was a great success!

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th. Members are allowed to invite one teacher, coach, or staff member of Merced College to the event. The last day to give the name of your invitee to Jennifer is Monday, April 10th. The short written explanations of why you selected your invitee is due by April 14th. Please submit these write-ups to Jennifer via email at mcbride.j@mccd.edu

Great opportunity for fundraising points!! The Easter Basket Auction will be the week of April 10th through the 13th. We really need members to donate baskets and to staff the basket tables. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride for further information.

AGS tote bags are now on sale for $15. Please contact Jennifer McBride if you would like to purchase one.

 

Meeting for March 27, 2006:

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th. Members are allowed to invite one teacher, coach, or staff member of Merced College to the event. The last day to give the name of your invitee to Jennifer is Monday, April 10th. The short written explanations of why you selected your invitee is due by April 14nth. Please submit these write-ups to Jennifer via email at mcbride.j@mccd.edu

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for April 10th, from 8:30am - 2:30pm, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Emily Cimino. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for donating personally.

Congratulations to Susan Montoya who is our new Co-Director for the Relay for Life!!

Member who believe that they have achieved Permanent Member status, please contact an advisor. In order to be a Permanent Member of AGS you have to have completed two semesters of service for AGS and completed 60 units

Any member participating in the graduation ceremony this Spring, please contact an advisor as soon as possible.

 

Meeting for March 20, 2006:

The Relay for Life sponsored by the American Caner Society will be held on April 29th. If you would like to sign up to walk or sell luminarias for the AGS team, please contact either Rebecca Lee, Patricia Baron, or an advisor. All team members must sign up on the Relay For Life Website at: http://www.acsevents.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent. Go to Get Involved and click on Sign Up Here.

A leadership conference will be held at Merced College on March 31st from 10:30-3pm in the Staff Dining Room. This is an excellent opportunity for members interested in becoming an AGS officer next year!

The Merced Business and Progessional Women's scholarship is now available. Please see an advisor for more information.

The Merced College Foundation scholarships are due on March 31st. Pleases see an advisor if you would like personal assistance with your personal statement. Packets are now available in the Financial Aid Office and at the Campus Switchboard.

A graduation speaker is needed and applications are due by March 20th to Communication instructor Lee Anne Hobbs. Applications are available in the Student Activities Office in the Student Union Building.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th.

 

Meeting for March 13, 2006:

A leadership conference will be held at Merced College on March 31st from 10:30-3pm in the Staff Dining Room. This is an excellent opportunity for members interested in becoming an AGS officer next year!

The Merced Business and Progessional Women's scholarship is now available. Please see an advisor for more information.

The Merced College Foundation scholarships are due on March 31st. Pleases see an advisor if you would like personal assistance with your personal statement. Packets are now available in the Financial Aid Office and at the Campus Switchboard.

The Relay for Life sponsored by the American Caner Society will be held on April 29th. If you would like to sign up to walk or sell luminarias for the AGS team, please contact either Rebecca Lee, Patricia Baron, or an advisor.

A graduation speaker is needed and applications are due by March 20th to Communication instructor Lee Anne Hobbs. Applications are available in the Student Activities Office in the Student Union Building.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th.

 

Meeting for February 27, 2006:

Congratulations to the state scholarship nominees: Jun Kim, Madison Simmons, Coell Simmons, and Dawn Frenette!

Fundraising tables for the State Convention will be in the quad from March 6-9 from 9-2pm, and on Friday, March 10 from 9-12. We will be having a drawing for an IPod Shuffle on Friday at 12pm.

Congratulations to Rebecca Lee and Patricia Baron for being elected as AGS's first team captains for the Relay for Life!

The Relay for Life sponsored by the American Caner Society will be held on April 29th. If you would like to sign up to walk or sell luminarias for the AGS team, please contact either Rebecca Lee, Patricia Baron, or an advisor.

A leadership conference will be held at Merced College on March 31st from 10:30-3pm in the Staff Dining Room. This is an excellent opportunity for members interested in becoming an AGS officer next year!

Food donations for the Rescue Mission Dinner on Friday, March 31st need to be dropped off before 2pm on Friday at Jennifer's Office (IAC-239). If you would like to help at the dinner please be at the Rescue Mission on 1921 Canal in Merced by 3:30pm.

An ASMC Representative is needed for AGS. Meetings are held on every other Tuesday at 2pm in the Staff Dining Room. If you are interested please contact an advisor.

A graduation speaker is needed and applications are due by March 20th to Communication instructor Lee Anne Hobbs. Applications are available in the Student Activities Office in the Student Union Building.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th.

 

Meeting for February 6, 2006:

The meeting time for this spring has been changed to Monday, at 3:15pm in IAC 120. I

If you are interested in attending the State Convention on April 7th-9th in San Jose, you must sign-up by March 1st.

An ASMC Representative is needed for AGS. Meetings are held on every other Tuesday at 2pm in the Staff Dining Room. If you are interested please contact an advisor.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th.

 

Meeting for January 30, 2006:

The meeting time for this spring has been changed to Monday, at 3:15pm in IAC 120.

Applications for state scholarship nominees are due to Vince Piro (IAC 257) or Jennifer McBride (IAC 239) on February 6th.

If you are interested in attending the State Convention on April 7th-9th in San Jose, you must sign-up by March 1st.

The Teacher Appreciation Dinner will be held at Jennifer's house on May 12th.

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for February 13th, from 7am - 4pm, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Emily Cimino or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for donating personally.

 

Meeting for January 25, 2006:

The meeting time for this spring has been changed to Monday, at 3:15pm in IAC 120.

Applications for state scholarship nominees are due to Vince Piro (IAC 257) or Jennifer McBride (IAC 239) on February 6th. There are two positions for service awards (ranging from $500 to $700) and two positions for academic awards (ranging from $600 to $800) available to our chapter. The Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee and the chapter members selected to represent our chapter at the State Convention will be announced the week of February 6th. If you are interested in applying for either an academic or service scholarship, please contact an Advisor for further information.

Food donations for the Rescue Mission Dinner on Friday, February 10th need to be dropped off before 2pm on Friday at Jennifer's Office (IAC-239). If you would like to help at the dinner please be at the Rescue Mission on 1921 Canal in Merced by 3:30pm.

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for February 13th, from 7am - 4pm, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Emily Cimino or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for donating personally.

 

Meeting for December 7, 2005:

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for December 9, from 8:30am - 2:30pm in the Staff Dining Room, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Emily Cimino or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for donating personally.

We need school supplies for out Valley Children's Hospital Christmas Project. If you can donate any items please drop them off outside Jennifer's office. There will be a short meeting on Tuesday, at noon, December 13, outside Jennifer's office in the IAC building to sort and package materials for Valley Children's.

The Christmas Basket Auction winners will be announced at noon on December 9th in the cafeteria.

The new officers for the spring semester have been elected. President - Diana Polk, Vice-President - David Snyder, Secretary - Madison Simmons, Treasurer - Coell Simmons. Congratulations!!

Due to scheduling conflicts, a new meeting time for the spring will have to be decided upon during our first meeting after Christmas Vacation. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday in the same room, and at the usual time.

 

Meeting for November 30, 2005:

The December Christmas Basket Auction will be the week of December 5 through the 9nth. We really need members to volunteer to staff the basket tables on Tuesday, December 6th, and Thursday, December 8th from 9am-2pm. This is a great opportunity for fundraising points! Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride for further information.

We need school supplies for out Valley Children's Hospital Christmas Project. If you can donate any items please drop them off outside Jennifer's office.

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for December 9, from 8:30am - 2:30pm in the Staff Dining Room, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Emily Cimino or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for donating personally.

 

Meeting for November 9, 2005:

At yesterday's meeting, Jaime Suarez from Blood Source Merced was scheduled to come talk to the members about the AGS blood drive scheduled for December 9th. He was going to announce the new director, as well as pass out the poster and flyers announcing the drive. He was unable to come because his wife is pregnant and began experiencing contractions, and he sends his apologies. He wants us to inform the members that Blood Source has selected Emily Cimino as the new director. Emily directed three successful blood drives while in high school, and she come highly recommended by community leaders in Newman and Gustine. Congratulations Emily, and thank you to all who expressed interest in our blood drives through your applications. We need to work with Emily to ensure that this next drive will be successful as our last. At our next meeting, we will pass our the flyers and posters and ask for volunteers. The next blood drive is scheduled for December 9.

The Merced College Foundation scholarship banquet at St. Patrick's Parish Hall is on Friday, November 18, from 4:30 - 9pm. This event will raise funds for student scholarships and if you would like to volunteer to set-up, serve tables, and/or clean-up. Volunteers are requested to wear black pants and a white shirt. The address is St. Patrick's Parish Hall, 637 E/ Yosemite Ave, Merced. If you know anyone who would like to purchase tickets for the dinner at $75 per person, please call The Merced College Foundation at (209) 381-6471.

The December Christmas Basket Auction will be the week of December 5 through the 9nth. This is a great opportunity for fundraising points! Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride for further information.

The next Rescue Missions Dinner is on November 30. If you would like to volunteer or donate food please sign up. Volunteers and food donations are also needed for Thanksgiving day at the American Legion Hall.

Valley Children's Hospital has been selected as our Christmas Project and more information will be available next week.

If you would like to help with Project Christmas the canned food and school supplies drives are on Tuesday, November 15. The coat drive is on Wednesday, November 16 and the toy drive is on Thursday, November 17. All donations need to be dropped off by 4pm each day at the Student Activities Office. Cash donations are also welcome and check donations should be made payable to Merced College Project Christmas.

 

Meeting for November 2, 2005:

The Merced College Foundation scholarship banquet at St. Patrick's Parish Hall is on Friday, November 18, from 4:30 - 9pm. This event will raise funds for student scholarships and if you would like to volunteer to set-up, serve tables, and/or clean-up. Volunteers are requested to wear black pants and a white shirt.

Thank you to all who helped with the Rescue Mission Dinner, either in donating food or serving. It was a great success! If you would like to be involved with the next Rescue Mission Dinner the date has been changed and it will take place on Wednesday, November 30.

The December Christmas Basket Auction will be the week of December 5 through the 9nth. This is a great opportunity for fundraising points! Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride for further information.

 

Meeting for October 19, 2005:

Kiss the Frog is set for tomorrow, October 20. The teachers nominated include: Rich Randall, Maria Macias, Jill Mayer, Josh Daughdrill, Kenny Huang, Craig Vilhauer, Gary Gargano, Jeff Tassey, Tony Lewis, and Shirley Kalhert. On October 20 the ticket sale will end at 11:30 am and the winner will be announced at 11:45 am.

The Northern Regional AGS Fall Convention will take place on October 22 at the City College of San Francisco. For the members going, we will meet in the Merced College main parking lot in front of the Administration Building at 6:00am. Congratulations to David Snider, our AGS Student Trustee nomination. The actual selection will take place at the regional convention.

Susan Montoya, our current Blood Drive Director, is stepping down, and If you are interested in this position please contact Jennifer McBride or Patricia Baron. This responsibility includes 3 blood drive commitments, coordinating between MC and Bloodsource, advertising, gathering and coordination volunteers to work at the blood drive and get sign-ups, make reminder calls, and both organize and clean-up the room on the day of the blood drive. This position pays a stipend of $500, however Susan Montoya will be paid a quarter of this amount for the work she has already done this semester.

College night will be on October 20th from 4-7pm. Members are needed to staff tables at the event. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride to sign-up.

 

Meeting for October 12, 2005:

Kiss the Frog is set for October 20. Currently the teachers nominated include: Rich Randall, Maria Macias, Jill Mayer, Josh Daughdrill, Kenny Huang, Craig Vilhauer, Gary Gargano, Jeff Tassey, Vince Piro, Tony Lewis, and Shirley Kalhert. Members are needed to staff the ticket tables, which will be set up in the quad on Monday, October 17 through Thursday, October 20th from 9am-2pm. On October 20 the ticket sale will end at 11:30 am and the winner will be announced at 11:45 am.

The Northern Regional AGS Fall Convention will take place on October 22 at the City College of San Francisco. If you would like to attend the deadline to sign-up is October 13. Please make sure you sign the student agreement form and pay your $12.50 registration fee by Wednesday, October 19. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and gas. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride if you are interested in attending. Congratulations to David Snider, our AGS Student Trustee nomination. The actual selection will take place at the regional convention.

College night will be on October 20th from 4-7pm. Members are needed to staff tables at the event. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride to sign-up.

Susan Montoya, our current Blood Drive Director, is stepping down, and If you are interested in this position please contact Jennifer McBride or Patricia Baron. This responsibility includes 3 blood drive commitments, coordinating between MC and Bloodsource, advertising, gathering and coordination volunteers to work at the blood drive and get sign-ups, make reminder calls, and both organize and clean-up the room on the day of the blood drive. This position pays a stipend of $500, however Susan Montoya will be paid a quarter of this amount for the work she has already done this semester.

 

Meeting for September 28, 2005:

Thank you to all who helped with the Rescue Mission Dinner, either in donating food or serving. It was a great success! If you would like to be involved with the next Rescue Mission Dinner, it will take place on October 28.

Nominations for Kiss the Frog on October 20 are needed and will be accepted at the next meeting. Please limit your nominations to one teacher. Currently the teachers nominated include: Rich Randall, Maria Macias, Jill Mayer, Josh Daughdrill, Kenny Huang, and Craig Vilhauer. Members are also needed to staff the ticket tables. On October 20, the ticket sale will end at 11:30 am and the winner will be announced at 11:45 am.

lf you would like to help at the Merced College Foundation scholarship banquet at St. Patrick's Parish Hall on Friday, November 18 please contact Patricia Baron or Yvette Brisco at Brisco.y@mccd.edu. This event will raise funds for student scholarships and if you would like to volunteer to set-up, serve tables, and/or clean-up. Volunteers are requested to wear black pants and a white shirt.

The Northern Regional AGS Fall Convention will take place on October 22 at the City College of San Francisco. If you would like to attend the deadline to sign-up is October 7. There is a $25 registration fee per member. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride if you are interested in attending. The AGS Student Trustee nominations deadline is October 12. The actual selection will take place at the regional convention.

College night will be on October 20th from 4-7pm. Members are needed to staff tables at the event. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride to sign-up.

The next blood drive is scheduled for December 9.

 

Meeting for September 20, 2005:

Food donations for the Rescue Mission Dinner on Friday, September 23 need to be dropped off before 2pm on Friday at Jennifer's Office (IAC-239). If you would like to help at the dinner please be at the Rescue Mission on 1921 Canal in Merced by 3:30pm.

If you would like to help with the Blood Drive we need your continued support. Please contact Susan Montoya for further information. We currently have approximately sixty donors signed-up! AGS would also like to thank everyone who has been helping, especially David Snyder for all of his contributions!!

Nominations for Kiss the Frog are needed and will be accepted at the next meeting. Please limit your nominations to one teacher.The event will take place on Thursday, October 20 at 11:30am. More information will be forthcoming.

If you would like to help at the Merced College Foundation scholarship banquet at St. Patrick's Parish Hall on Friday, November 18 please contact Patricia Baron or Yvette Brisco at Brisco.y@mccd.edu. This event will raise funds for student scholarships and if you would like to volunteer to set-up, serve tables, and/or clean-up. Volunteers are requested to wear black pants and a white shirt.

The Northern Regional AGS Fall Convention will take place on October 22 at the City College of San Francisco. If you would like to attend the deadline to sign-up is October 7. Please contact Patricia Baron or Jennifer McBride if you are interested in attending. The AGS Student Trustee nominations deadline is October 12. The actual selection will take place at the regional convention. More information will be available at the next meeting.

 

Meeting for September 14, 2005:

First major service opportunity!! Members are still needed to serve at the Rescue Mission Dinner on Friday, September 23 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. If you would like to donate food we still need the following: 5 large lasagnas, 8 heads of lettuce, 12 tomatoes, 16 boxes of strawberries, 4 bunches of bananas, 10 lbs. of grapes, and 5 lb. bags of oranges. You may drop off one or more of these items at Jennifer's office (IAC-239) on or before the morning of the 23rd. Members will receive points for the number of hours served at the dinner, and/or for donated food. If you are unable to participate this time, this project will continue throughout the year at the end of every month.

Chaperones are needed for Teen Scene's "Merced LIghts at Night" on Saturday, September 24 from 2-10pm at Merced College. For additional information please contact the Family Resource Council at (209) 381-5980, or visit www.frc.merced.k12.ca.us/frcweb.

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, September 29 from 8:30am - 2:30pm in the Staff Dining Room, you may sign-up in the Student Activities Office, call 384-6119, or contact Susan Montoya or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. The dates for the sign-up tables are: Wednesday, Sept. 21st, Monday, Sept. 26th, Tuesday, Sept. 27th, and Wednesday, Sept. 28th from 10am - 2pm. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for personally donating.

The Merced College Foundation has requested volunteers to help at its annual scholarship banquet for Friday, November 18 at St. Patrick's Parish Hall. This event will raise funds for student scholarships and if you would like to volunteer to set-up, serve tables, and/or clean-up, please contact Patricia Baron or Yvette Brisco at Brisco.y@mccd.edu.

Announcements: (1)AGS, as well as PTK, is in the process of leaving the ASMC and officially aligning with the Merced College Honors Program. This will offer us greater resources and opportunities. (2) Recently the Blue Devils' Advocate issued an article detailing the benefits of Alpha Gamma Sigma. The article was written by Advocate Staff Writer and AGS member, Micah Cook.

 

Meeting for September 7, 2005:

Members are needed to serve at the Rescue Mission Dinner on Friday, September 23. Food donations are also needed, contact Patricia Baron or an advisor for further information.

If you would like to donate, or help with the Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, September 29 please contact Susan Montoya or Linda Diaz. Volunteers are needed to staff both the refreshment and sign-up tables. Members will receive 1 community service point for each donor recruited and two points for personally donating.

Chaperones are also needed for Teen Scene's "Merced Lights at Night" on Saturday, September 24. Further information will be available next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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