Monthly Archives: October 2011

October 23 GBM Minutes!

Hi everyone!
Thanks to all of you that came to our GBM last night. In case you missed it, here are some of the things we talked about:
1. Remember that you need 8 service hours by the end of the school year to become an official ARC member, and 15 hours if you wish to run for an officer position for the 2012-2013 academic year. You also need to pay $5 dues, which can be paid to Ashley Nelson at any General Body Meeting. Once you have paid your dues and earned enough service hours you will receive a certificate and a t-shirt.
2. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and/or gave blood at the Homecoming Blood Drive! We collected a total of 238 productive units (pints) of blood, which translates to saving 714 lives!!! So get excited for our blood drive next semester – we can make it even better.
3. Our first Disaster Services training will be Saturday December 3rd, from 12pm-3pm in SC4309. This is a new training offered by the Red Cross, and is the first step in becoming prepared to respond to a disaster. The class is free. Email to reserve your spot, or if you have any questions.
4. We will be selling Chik-fil-a sandwiches on the wall on November 1st and 2nd, and Cupcake Collection cupcakes on the wall on November 30th and December 1st. We need volunteers to help sell the sandwiches/cupcakes during lunch. We also need volunteers to bake cookies/cupcakes/other baked goods for our benefit concert (see below). Please sign up on the google doc, you will get 1 service hour for each hour you volunteer.
5. We are hosting a benefit concert called Rockin’ for the Red Cross! This concert, which we are co-sponsoring with FIJI will feature band Archive Nights ( and Wavorly ( There will be free food, and jewely for sale that benefits the Buttons for Hope organization. The concert will be onNovember 10th from 6pm-8pm in the Old Phi Kap house (near the corner of 24th and Vanderbilt Pl). Tickets are $9 in advance (on the card), and $10 at the door, and you get 1 service hour for attending!
6. After some technical difficulties, our system for checking service hours is back online! You can go online to vanderbiltredcross.ord and click on  “check service hours.” If you already have already accumulated hours this semester (by attending a GBM, for example) the default for logging in is your last name followed by your first initial for your username, and your password as “password” (without the quotes). You can change your password once you log in. If this does not work, you can make a new account.  If there are any events that you attended, but your service hours are not online yet, feel free to send a reminder email to the officer in charge of the event (if you remember) or or – we’ll take care of it!
7. We will be having a First Aid training on November 5th (there is no home football game that day)! This class provides a two-year first aid certification that can enable you to save a life! The cost of the training is $70. To sign-up, please email by Monday, October 31st.

October 2nd GBM Minutes

1. Membership Requirements
  •  4 service hours a semester, 8 total hours to become an official ARC member.
  •  Dues are $5 and will be collected by Ashley Nelson (
  •  Upon completion of hours and submission of dues, you will receive a certificate and T-shirt.
2. Emergency Service
  1.  Disaster Services: An Overview
  •  Saturday, October 15th 9:00AM-12:00PM
  •  Thursday, November 11th 6:00PM-9:00PM
  1.  Disaster Action Team Orientation
  •  Thursday, October 20th 6:00PM-8:00PM
  •  Thursday, November 17th 6:00PM-8:00PM
  1.  Disaster Assessment Basics
  •  Saturday, October 22nd 9:00AM-12:00PM
  1. First Aid Training
  •  November 5th
  •  The cost is $70
  •  Certification for 2 years (New This Year!)
  •  Sign up early to ensure you can participate this semester.
  •  Contact with questions and to reserve your spot!
3. Community Service (Email if you have questions)
  1. • One Month March
  • – October 9th: Volunteers to work at a picinic (watching children, handing out food, etc.)
  1. • Dinner at Hope Lodge – American Cancer Society, Wed. November 2nd 5:30-7
  • – Hope Lodge provides free temporary housing for cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment. Volunteers will provide and share a home-cooked meal with patients to help make their stay more comfortable. Each volunteer for this project is required to provide a menu item for the meal. Project coordinators and volunteers will work together to plan a menu.
  1. • Let’s Get Ready
  • Whether it was family, friends or a guidance counselor, everyone needs a helping hand. Only 44% of low-income high school seniors enroll in a four-year college.
  • Please vote for Let’s Get Ready here ( AND encourage others to as well – spread the word to all of your networks! While voting, please check out HeroBox, another great organization in the Heroes category.
  • – You will get 0.5 service hour for participating. Email Jackie if you did
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  1. • Hope Autism
  • Fall festival, Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 1-4pm.
  • Friday, November 11th from 5:00p-10:00pm
  • Help watch kids with Autism and their sibling’s. Great experience and lots of fun!
  1. • Homecoming Blood Drive
  • – This is our BIGGEST blood drive of the year!
  • – October 17, 18, and 19
  • – Want to help?
  • – You can volunteer!! Sign up here:
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  • – Email