E­Board Meeting 9/18/16

E­Board Meeting 9/18/16

I. Sparticipation debriefing

A. 37 Student signed up for email list

B. Students interested in us because we did not just have guest speakers at every meeting, we have more hands on opportunities

C. Also interested in not just networking with professional in the community but with other students as well.

II. General Updates

A. Breanna

  1. Hold off on dues since Sparticipation was very close to the due date

B. Stephanie

  1. Has price comparisons for t­shirts
  2. Possible fundraising venues at Tropical Smoothie & Jersey Mikes

C. Reagan

  1. Comm team will be doing sidewalk chalk
  2. Will be posting flyers soon
  3. Idea: Coffee & stickers at the Rock
  4. Facebook
  • a) Reach went from 97 to 588…so far
  • b) 9 interactions
  • c) 12 web clicks

5. Social media guidelines

a) 3 posts a week/medium

b) 3 established #s + 1 # specific to post

(1) #COMARTSCI (2) #friendship (3) #adcom

D. Erika

  1.  67% of newsletter recipients opened the email
  2.  Fixed links
  3.  Sending out reminder email Monday
  4. Sending out “Who We Are” email to students that signed up at sparticipation exclusively

E. Jessi

  1. Blog posts  & Meeting Minutes added to site
  2. Discussed holding off on “SIAA experience” section on site till we become more established

F. Amanda

  1. Offered her class extra credit to come to next meeting
  2. Will touch on linkedin & resume tips in addition to her original talk

III. Social Event Ideas

A. Cider Mill

  1. Uncle John’s
  2.  Member meeting
  3.  Late October
  4. Possible Mentor­Mentee get to know each other (see VII. for more details)

IV. E­Board Bonding

A. Volunteer event

B. Choose event from SRM’s volunteer events

C. Possibly at the Apple Butter festival

V. 10/4 Meeting Topic

A. Time management/organizational tips

B. Upperclassmen Student Panel

C. Talking points

  1. Apps we use to help manage our time
  2. Goal setting
  3. Introduce Mentor & Mentee program
  4. How we stay organized

VI. 10/18 Meeting Topic

A. Midterm destresser event

B. Pumpkin decorating

C. Food

D. Other activities TBD

VII. Future Meeting Ideas

A. Campaign Strategy Workshop

B. Campaign Strategy Project with STS Footwear (TBD)

C. Possible Guest Speakers

  1. Karl Gude
  2. Amanda’s friend
  3. Melissa’s new connection at Minds Wide Open

D. Mentor­Mentee system

  1. Not assigned, organic

VIII. Other

A. Changing Eboard meeting time around 6:30 or 7 p.m.

IX. Forward

A. Melissa

  1.  Checking out Volunteer information + sending link for us to choose project
  2. Contacting STS about customizing shoes + campaign strategy project
  3. Contacting Stephanie about sponsorships
  4. Possibly contacting new connection from Minds Wide Open about a Skype meeting

B. Jessica

  1. Looking into Apple Butter Festival + volunteer opportunities there

C. Reagan

  1. Contacting Professor about Campaign Strategy workshop

D. Amanda

  1. Contacting friend about possibly being a guest speaker

E. Erika

  1.  Email new members in email list
  2.  Email all members meeting reminder (minus dues)

A PDF of the eboard meeting notes are in this link


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