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Vandy ARC Anchor Link

Vandy ARC Anchor Link

Check out the American Red Cross at Vanderbilt page on Anchor Link and become a member!

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Jan 22

1. Elections and Membership

  • Elections coming up at the end of March.
  • 15 hours to run for Executive Board position
  • 12 hours to apply for General Board position
  • 8 hours to be an official member/vote in the election
  • Reminder: $5 dues are required to be an official member or to run for any position
  • Check hours on http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/redcross/login.php and report any problems to any officers or me (ashley.m.nelson@vanderbilt.edu
2. ARC Leadership Positions
  • Executive Board (elected)
  • President
  • VP of Administration
  • VP of Service
  • VP of Public Relations
  • Emergency Services Chair
  • Health & Safety Chair
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Community Service Chair
  • General Board (appointed)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • PR Assistant
  • Health & Safety Assistant
  • Community Service Assistant
  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Freshman Representative

3. Community Service

Families First!  From 8:30-12:30 on February 25, March 31, April 28

  1. Blood Drive at February 6th and 7th
  2. If interested in First Aid/AED Training, Email hannah.e.ponders@vanderbilt.edu
  3. Emergency Service

DS: An Overview attendees should have received e-mail from Disaster Service Human Resources (DSHR)                   

Another Disaster Service: An Overview class later this semester (TBA)

Disaster Assessment Basics, DAT Orientation (TBA)

Questions? E-mail taylor.k.peabody@vanderbilt.edu or talk to Taylor after the meeting

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 (ashley.m.nelson@vanderbilt.edu).
  •  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 jared.e.coe@vanderbilt.edu with questions and to reserve your spot!
3. Community Service (Email jessica.a.chamish@vanderbilt.edu 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 (http://tinyurl.com/LGRonChase) 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
  • (jaclyn.m.quartner@vanderbilt.edu).
  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: https://docs.google.com/a/vanderbilt.edu/spreadsheet/
  • ccckey=0AnEaEbGIrblHdEVtR0s3Y0hOVVlZR1E1dFBweU1DbGc&hl=en_US#gid=0
  • – Email hannah.e.ponders@vanderbilt.edu

Interest Meeting Recap!

Hello Red Crossers!
Click on the following link to download a detailed outline of our interest meetings!
A few important announcements:
  1. ATTENTION TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: The Freshman Representative Application is attached and will also be available on the website. This is an opportunity to get involved and be a leader NOW! The application is due on Friday, September 16th at 9pm. Download it here: Freshman Rep Application 2011-2012
  2. Join our Facebook Group, take a look at our Facebook Page  and follow us on Twitter 
  3. To turn in membership applications and dues, please bring them to our next GBM on September 18th!

Freshman Rep App Out Now!

Hey Freshman volunteers!

Our Freshmen Rep position on Executive Board is out now! Attached is the application, due Friday, September 16th! Interviews will be held on Monday, September 19th and Tuesday, September 20th in the evening! Click on the link to download: Freshman Rep Application 2011-2012

Apply now!