Saturday, September 10, 2011

Student Organization Summit Fall 2011

This Saturday morning at 9:30am Keisha and I were up bright and early to represent the PRSSA at the bi-annual Student Organizations Summit.
Upon arrival we were greeted with a wonderful breakfast buffet complete with fresh fruit, muffins, yogurt, granola, cinnamon rolls and lots of coffee...suddenly being awake that early on a weekend wasn't so difficult :).
We were here to get a refresher course on all things related to the managing of a student organization. We learned about proper event planning protocol and risk assessment then got a full run down on all things financial from our SGA Treasurer, Luke Rozansky.

After taking a break to be fed yet ANOTHER awesome meal (THANKS COFC!) we were able to spend some time networking with the representatives of some of the other organizations. Victor Wilson, Vice-President of student affairs was correct when he called us, "A wonderful group of vibrant student leaders." We were truly in the company of some awesome people and we are exploring possibilities of teaming up with other organizations later in the semester.
By far the most useful part of the meeting came after lunch when we were given a crash course on the new ORG-SYNC software. This campus wide online tool, reminiscent of an oldschool facebook page, will allow student organizations to become virtually paperless thus helping the school on the way to becoming more "Green." Keisha is in the process of setting up the ORG-SYNC PRSSA page. Once it is up and running we will be able to access event and organization calendars, join committees, and send out text messages to our members. The software will even give you a google map to the location of any event that you RSVP for....seriously...this software is awesome!

Once everything is set up I will post a blog with details on how to log in and join our group. Of course we are still very excited for our first meeting this coming Tuesday, Sept. 13 in room 111 of the education center. The meeting starts at 6pm. You can RSVP on facebook using the link posted below. Don't forget, there will be PIZZA. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

See you all on Tuesday!
Your Director of PR

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