3/1 Meeting Minutes

Applications for E-Board

  • You have until March 8th to send in your applications to msurotaract2017@gmail.com
  • Applications will be available on a drive for the club members to view in advance to March 15th
  • On the 15th, candidates will do a small presentation on why they would like to be on E-Board, to inform their peers of why they should receive their votes
  • The general member vote will occur on March 15th, new Board members will be announced the following day

Position Descriptions:

  • Vice President*: Oversee and manage committees, assists President, general club management and operations
  • Chief of Staff: Work directly with the Vice President, responsible for membership enrichment/retention, ensure membership participation, fills in if another committee chair is vacated
  • VP of Operations and Professional Development: Speaker invitation, speaker accommodations, venue set-up, and dinner/luncheon arrangement, networking opportunities
  • VP of International Service and Outreach: Responsible for presenting annual, international projects for Rotaract MSU to engage. Monthly updates regarding international project, including: fundraising, planning, logistics, and developments
  • VP of Philanthropy and Community Service: Monthly community service organization, annual or biannual community service organization, membership involvement in events, work with local Rotary Clubs for involvement
  • VP of Marketing: Public exposure on and around campus, printing, souvenirs, graphic design, and event marketing
  • Director of Public Relations and Recruitment: Rotary updates, club recruitment, works hand in hand with Marketing chair, Sparticipation
  • VP of Finance (Treasurer): Budget control, fundraising, procurement of corporate and other sponsorship
  • VP of Fundraising: Oversee fundraising committee, design and initiate fundraising ideas for club, establish fundraising goals
  • Webmaster: Maintain and update website organization
  • Secretary: Works with all committees to communicate with members, maintains minutes, points, etc.

Peru Global Outreach Project

  • For those of you who were here for the Peru Panel and want to become more involved in the COM Peru Project, meetings are as follows:
  • Thursday March 15th at 12pm
    • Fee Hall
  • Thursday April 5th at 12pm
    • Fee Hall E105
  • Thursday April 26th at 6pm
    • Fee Hall E105

International Dinner

  • Details:
    • Wednesday, April 18th
    • 5pm-8pm
    • Location:
      • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School Gym
      • 915 Alton Rd., East Lansing, MI
  • Proceeds split between Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and the Gamerini Health Initiative
  • Tickets coming soon
    • $30 adults
    • $15 students
  • Suggestions? Join international committee!

Finance Committee

  • Last day to turn in dues is today!
    • Dues are $10, you do not need to pay again if you paid last semester
    • Cash or Venmo: MSU-Rotaract-1
    • Please put your first and last name and dues in the subject line
  • T-shirts are available!
    • $15
    • Cash or Venmo

Fundraising Committee

  • MSU Concessions is Friday April 6th starting at 12:30
    • Check the Facebook page for the Google Doc to fill out the required background check!

Philanthropy and Community Service

  • MSU Food Bank: March 4th and 28th 5:00-7:45
  • Weekend Survival Kits: March 14th 6-7:30, 29th 9:30-11
  • Lansing Leaders and Literacy Day: March 16th 9-11am
  • Fenner Maple Syrup Festival: March 16th/17th
  • March Magic Hoopfest: March 21-24th
  • St. Patty's Day Grilled Cheese Fundraiser! March 17th
    • More details to come!
  • Watch out for a poll regarding Spartan Day of Service! (April 21st)

Save the Date

  • Detroit Peace in the Streets
    • Peace Conference
    • Hosted by: Detroit Rotary Club and Wayne State University Rotaract Club
    • When: April 20th and April 21st
    • Where: Damon Keith Law Center, Detroit MI
    • Tickets: Student-$15 Adult-$30
    • For more info, email Megan at vratsina@msu.edu

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Sexton High School

  • Reminder! We are continuing to collect food for Sexton High School students through the end of the year. Every meeting, we will collect food/drinks to take to hungry peers in our community.
  • You can earn up to 5 points/meeting for bringing in donations!
  • All foods should be non-perishable and single-serving. Also accepting water bottles. 
  • Contact Jordan for more info!

Lansing Lugnuts

  • Our guest speaker was Malinda Barr, Special Events Director for the Lugnuts
  • There are internship and job-shadowing opportunities available (business, finance, marketing, turf, etc. members especially)! Contact her at mbarr@lansinglugnuts.com or visit lansinglugnuts.com
  • Fundraising opportunities to come!

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact our secretaries at msurotaract2017@gmail.com!