Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The first order of business was introductions. The current officers are: Cassia Maurer (President), Jamie Preston (Vice President), and Sarah Tarbox (Treasurer). The advisor is Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. All of the new or returning members introduced themselves.
No secretary was elected in spring, so we held an election for that position. LaToya Henry was elected.
If you are a new member of LPH you have to pay dues of $35.00. If you are a returning member then you have to pay $15.00. All of the dues have to be paid by October 1, 2006 because we have to send paperwork to the national office. If you are writing a check it has to be made out to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and given to either Sarah Tarbox or Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz .
If you are interested in purchasing a gold cord for graduation (all members are entitled to one), it costs $8.00. If you want to receive a red and white service cord (in exchange for 10 hours of volunteering per year of membership) to wear at graduation, then you have to fill out a form documenting your hours (available on the website). There is no cost required for this cord since you already spend time earning it; the club picks up the cost.
If you have never been duly initiated into this organization, then there will be an initiation next semester for you to receive a certificate and a pin. This celebration goes along with the Student Celebration for the entire Communication department.
The organization is looking for some new ideas for activities for the school year. One idea that came up was going with Professor Castor’s Asian American class to Chinatown in Chicago. She has 40 seats available on her bus in all, and has fewer students, so some are still available. It would cost $2.00 towards the tip for the driver, and you will need to bring money to purchase food and any other things you might want to purchase. Her field trip will take place on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The deadline to RSVP is October 6, 2006. Another idea that came up was collaborating with PAC in doing a field trip with them. We are looking for it to be fun and exciting for both organizations to get to know each other’s members. Other ideas were the Museum of Broadcasting in Chicago and a soup night.
LPH members can decide on other activities as well. For example, some years members have organized workshops, or brought in speakers.
Although students can do service hours individually, there are advantages to doing them as a group. Some examples of service projects that have been done in the past, and which could be appropriate this year are:
-fundraiser for a cause
Discussion about a possible group service project will continue at the next meeting.
At the moment, our budget is doing well enough that we don't need to set up a fundraising project.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. In CART 233 (unless otherwise noted on the website under events). We will normally meet every other week; Wednesdays at 5 seems to work best for most members.