Mini-Minutes – 4/29/18

Hello brothers! What a semester! I can’t believe this semester is coming to an end – like how is this all even possible? Thank you guys for an entire semester of memes and minutes, and I am so excited to see where the future secretary will take the position. Also shoutout to all of you guys for surviving a 7 hour long meeting! Well some of you

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You can read our full chapter minutes by clicking here.

Chapter Meeting Minutes – 4/29/18

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Brandon, Ryan, Andrea, Ben, and Colby for helping busk on Pearl Street yesterday!
  • Shoutout to Gena, Spencer, James, and Jordan for winning the history trivia night (free pizzookies for dayssss)!oh my god wow GIF by 9Now
  • Shoutout to Trevor for putting together the trivia slides for trivia night!
  • Shoutout to Trevor for getting the Chancellor’s Award for getting a 4.0 (is he even human honestly)!Matt Cutshall school winner winning happy dance GIF
  • Shoutout to everyone who came to conducting clinic!
  • Shoutout to everyone who conducted at conducting clinic!conductor GIF
  • Shoutout to everyone who played at the combined concert!

Announcements

  • CU Wind Symphony is playing tomorrow at Boettcher at 7:30pm! Come hear some of your brothers!Band Dancing GIF
  • Pstuesdays this Tuesday is Smoreos! More info on the Facebook event here.
  • Uncle Walt needs more volunteers, talk to Conner if you’re interested!
  • Houston still has one week left in our campaign! You can find the campaign to share by clicking here. Keep sharing it!
  • Graduating seniors get a year of free Life Membership! Talk to Tate to get more info.
  • We got our publication of the Podium!
  • Two surveys will be posted soon to gather more data about how we allocate funding towards our travel budget. Keep an eye out for this!
  • ROCKIES. DO IT. Bennett had bunch of sign ups today. A SignUpGenius will be posted in the next couple of weeks to get everything sorted out!

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We then covered the following business items:

  • We voted on a ton of amendments! For the sake of brevity, the amendments aren’t posted here, but we voted on Slates 2-10 and Amendment 3.102. You can read the exact reasoning and amendments by clicking here.
  • We voted to allocate $1000 of our budget towards the Houston fund!make it rain money GIF
  • Our outgoing officers gave their officer reports.
  • We elected a new exec committee! Congrats to all our new officers!
    • President: Spencer Bajcar
    • Vice President of Membership: Jade Garcia
    • Chapter Secretary: Owen Zukowski
    • Co-Treasurers: Bennett Croft and Nate Page
    • Chapter Alumni Secretary: Denver Hall
    • Historian: Meagan Eberlin
    • Sergeant-At-Arms: Josh Wilson
    • Music Chair: Andrea Austin
    • Service Chair: Carrie Proctor
    • Brotherhood Chair: Dylan Hollowayyou go yes GIF

Again, it has been a true pleasure to write for you guys this semester. I’ve come to love this position so much and I’m so glad to have my brothers help me along this journey. I love each and every one of you guys and remember – subscribe to the website.

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Mini-Minutes – 4/15/18

Hello brothers – can you believe it’s been a month since we’ve had our last meeting? So much has happened – MWD Convention, Retreat, tons of Pstuesdays, service events, recital, and digitizing! Our meeting today recapped everything over the last couple weeks and lots of business items!

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As always, you can access the full exec minutes and meeting minutes here (including our meeting during retreat!)

Chapter Retreat Meeting – 3/23/2018

Exec Meeting – 4/15/2018

Chapter Meeting – 4/15/2018

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to all of our brothers who went to MWD Convention!
  • Shoutout to Josh for doing literally everything at recital!
  • Shoutout to Dylan for putting together such a great bid packet (that got slated but TBS happened)!
  • Shoutout to everyone who performed at recital – this last recital was so much fun and honestly one of the most fun we’ve ever seen!

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  • Shoutout to #PedalToTheMetal for not getting pulled over during our trek at MWD Convention!
  • Shoutout to Spencer for breaking the paddle!
  • Shoutout to all the MCs and everyone who participated in the service project! Shoutout to Scott for getting photos taken of everything!
  • Shoutout to service committee for getting everything done!
  • Shoutout to Ahnika for getting through scholarship committee! pay me bitch better have my money GIF
  • Shoutout to Ahnika and Trevor for defending their theses!today master GIF
  • Shoutout to Trevor for putting together an amazing awards packet and finishing it during his thesis week!
  • Shoutout to Trevor for being the only chapter to submit a full packet with no disqualifications!

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  • Shoutout to Nate for dealing with all the receipts!basketball wives receipts GIF by VH1

Announcements

  • Elections are next meeting – April 29th from 12pm-6pm – YOU MUST ATTEND! Bring clickers and stay posted about potluck information!
    • You are also allowed to do homework this meeting – must keep focused though!
  • Yard Party is at Mines on the 21st at 12pm! See the FB Event here for more information.

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  • Conducting Clinic is on April 28th! Sign up can be found here or on the website under sign-ups.
  • Let Kristina know if you want a cord for graduation! The cost is $12 per cord.
  • If you volunteered to help with the concert this Wednesday:
    • Two people are helping set up the band dinner at 4:30pm
    • Three people are helping put stands away after the concert
  • Scholarship winner has been chosen and will be announced at the concert on Wednesday!

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  • Glory went on her second first date!
  • Snapchat streak contest will be coming to an end soon! Gabi will be posting more information about winning in the next coming weeks.
  • Last chance to take Glory before summer! Sign-ups are on here or on the website.
  • Follow Alpha Iota on all of our social medias! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat!
  • Concert on April 18th at 7:30pm at Macky!
    • If you’re working reception, make sure that you’re taking care of everything!
  • Conner will be posting more information regarding Uncle Walt’s request for volunteers soon – the event is May 12th!

We then had a debrief of all our MWD Convention information:

  • We got slated for a convention bid! But TBS doesn’t like us so we didn’t get the vote.
    • The Convention Bid will now go to the governors to decide where the 2019 Convention will be
    • If you’re interested in looking at the bid packet for the governors, come to meet with the convention bid committee! They meet at 7pm on Wednesday in the Imig Seminar Room.
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  • We don’t have a sec/treas for the district level!
    • If you’re interested in submitting a nominations packet, talk to Kristina! Ahnika and Tate have experience working at the district level and would love to tell you guys about their experiences!
    • Deadline is May 9th!
  • WE GOT SOME AWARDSSSSS
    • Outstanding Musicianship – Josh!
    • Five Purposes Award, Travel Award, and Service Showcase Award – Alpha Iota!

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  • In conclusion, IT’S SO HYPE. Everyone should go to MWD Convention at least once in their time as a brother, especially if it’s free! (also firework claps???)
    • Alumni are able to participate! You can find more information by looking at the MWD Website.

Committees

  • Houston Committee!
    • We won the Service Showcase award but still need donations!
      • Please share this campaign as much as possible! Best practice for most donations is direct emails. You can find the campaign here.
    • Carrie is putting together a group to take over Pearl Street on Saturday, April 28th for those who are interested in getting some donations together! Keep an eye out for more information regarding this later.
  • Scrapbook Committee!
    • WE GOT A SCRAPBOOK TOGETHER WOOO
      • Talk to Trevor if you want to see it (it’s pretty)
  • Jurisdiction Committee!
    • The committee is shifting towards the education segment of our goals
      • POCKET CONSTITUTIONS
      • Putting together a program where people can know more about the constitution and more about their rights as a brother!
    • If you’re interested in giving input into the constitution, come check out Jurisdiction committee! We meet in Cristol Chemistry 146 from 5-6pm on Wednesdays!
  • Brotherhood Committee!
    • Shoutout to everyone who survived the drive up to retreat!
    • This coming Pstuesdays is a movie night, next week is a trivia night, then a Smoreos cookout!

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  • Music Committee!
    • Sign up for the conducting clinic by clicking here!
    • Go to Andrew’s committee meeting if you want to help with the logistics with conducting clinic!

We then went over some business items! First, we voted on some amendments (note: the slates that are being referred here refer to this document (which you all are good brothers and read the document before coming to today’s meeting))

  • Slates One, Two, Three, Four, and Twelve passed
    • Slate Four passed conditionally – needs additional research into what the national constitution entails.
  • The other slates that weren’t passed can also be seen here. These will be voted on during the elections meeting – if you haven’t read them before then, now is your chance!
    • You can see the item-by-item list of why each amendment was written in this document here.
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We then nominated for all of our positions!

  • If you were nominated, you will be getting an email soon from Kristina detailing the entire elections process!
    • You don’t necessarily have to accept your nomination.workaholics yes GIF
  • Take a look at the Officer Transition Manuals made by your lovely executive committee in the next coming days – these give lots of information as to what your job entails!
  • PR Chair is an appointed position! If you’re interested in becoming the next PR chair, talk to your past PR Chairs (Gabi and Ahnika)!
    • Send a page of why you would want to be the next PR chair to Kristina by the end of finals – you should hear back soon after that!

That’s all for this week! Good luck with Round III of midterms and hang in for that final push in the semester!

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IT’S AMENDMENT TIME

Hello brothers! Long time no see! The Jurisdiction Committee is proud to present their amendment proposals to the entire chapter to vote on. Get ready, lots of things need to be taken care of! In order to save as much time as possible, PLEASE read the following documents and come prepared to ask any questions about the proposed constitutional amendments. We have 66 amendments that could be added, so it is critical that we get through each amendment as quickly as possible! Below are the two documents necessary before Sunday’s meeting:

Proposed Chapter Amendments – Including what the current constitution states and what the proposed language will state.

Amendment Reasoning – Including an item-by-item description of the purpose of each amendment.

(Note: to save time, the Jurisdiction Committee will be proposing amendments using “slates,” in which groups of amendments are voted on at once to be more time efficient.)

Happy reading!

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Home Stretch!

We’re in the home stretch of the semester! But we’re not done yet. Couple reminders as we finish out the month of April.

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  1. Our next chapter meeting is April 15th at 5pm with MEP #8 immediately before at 4pm. ALL MEMBERS are encouraged to attend as it will be more like a CMEP than strictly for new members.

*Note: This meeting is also Nominations! If you are interested in running for Alpha Iota office, you must be present at this meeting or tell Kristina ahead of time which position you would like to be nominated for. Further details on the election process will be provided at this meeting.

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2. Recital is April 14th at 9:30a. Be sure to sign up here. By now you should know the requirements, so honor system please if you know you need to perform :).

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3. April 21 is the Yard Party with Mines! Details on this Facebook Event.

 

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4. April 28 is Conducting Clinic! Here are links to the Facebook Event and the Sign Up (which is also under the Sign-Ups tab of this website).

 

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5. APRIL 29 IS ELECTIONS FROM 12 P.M. – 6 P.M. It is absolutely imperative that everyone is present for this as we cannot proceed with elections if we do not have a quorum (75% of active membership present). If you work on Sundays, you need to ask off or trade shifts now.

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Mini-Minutes – 3/18/18

Hello brothers! Lots of fun stuff has happened since last meeting! Congrats to all our new brothers! This MC class has truly been so amazing to watch grow as brothers and on behalf of the entire chapter, we are so excited to see where you guys grow as brothers!

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As always, you can read the full exec and chapter meeting minutes here:

Exec Meeting Minutes

Chapter Meeting Minutes

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to all the Vegas brothers for being amazing as always, especially helping with the band and making sure everything ran smoothly!jes macallan dancing GIF by ABC Network
  • Shoutout to the Ritual committee for dealing with all the scheduling changes!
  • Shoutout to Carrie for her amazing recital!Image may contain: 3 people, including Carrie Eileen Proctor, people smiling, people standing and phone

Announcements

  • Scholarship committee needs the word to get out about the application! Music majors – spread the word in your studios and post the posters in the practice rooms!

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  • There are two brotherhood activities this week!
    • On Tuesday, our Pstuesdays will be held in the Kappa closet as we put together our IKEA shelves we got last week!

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    • On Thursday, get ready for Pstuesdays Thursday Edition for an all-day brotherhood event! See the Facebook event for the schedule of events – you don’t want to miss out!
  • Pay $40 for retreat! Either Venmo the chapter or pay in cash. Let Leo know if you need to do a payment plan!
  • Recital is April 14th! You can sign up here.
  • Rockies Fundraising information will be given out very soon, so get ready!
    • Most importantly, get ready for the QUESOSTACKKKKboyfriend hours GIF
  • Digitizing will be on Tuesday! Check out the Facebook event for more information.
  • Give Trevor your awards packet information like now. Please save this man from all his anxiety.
  • Epsilon Eta Class – Your portfolio project will presented on April 15th!
  • Glory went on her first date and met a plank named Plank (wow)
  • Send Gabi your family trees!!!! They desperately need any information you have about your family trees, so please please please contact them!
  • Membership committee is doing some superlative awards! Send Jade your ideas for awards!

Committees

  • Service
    • Talked about our latest idea for a big fundraiser, the Dance-a-thon!
      • Specifically, looking at other organizations that would be willing to work with us for a specific cause.
    • This week, the service committee fixed basketball band stands!
    • Next week will be spent talking more about mini-service projects and the Dance-a-thon further.

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  • Music
    • Committee meeting will be scheduled soon!
    • Recital is April 14th and Conducting Clinic is April 28th!
  • Houston
    • WE LAUNCHEDDDD
    • The YouCaring page is linked here and should have been sent to all of your emails.
    • Sign up for a slot to post on social media by clicking here!
    • Kristina would like it if everyone could find at least five people to personally email about our campaign!
  • Scrapbook
    • Almost done with the Scrapbook!
  • Awards Info
    • If you agreed to get Trevor documents for a specific award, please do that ASAP!
    • We also voted Trevor for the Graduating Senior Award!
  • Membership
    • Superlatives! Suggest them to Jade!
  • Ritual
    • CONGRATS FOR FINISHING ALL THE DEGREES!excited hell yeah GIF
    • A debrief meeting will be held shortly to go over everything for next year.
      • MCs are welcome to be a part of this now that you guys are actives!
  • Scholarship Committee
    • The application has been sent out!
    • Spread the word about applying for this scholarship!
  • Brotherhood
    • Pstuesdays will be on Tuesday (shelves!) and Thursday (all day Pstuesdays wow)
    • For retreat, please pay the Kappa venmo or any other alternative payments to Bennett $40!
      • Please RSVP on the Alpha Iota page linked here! This is where all the info will be posted about
  • PR
    • Glory went on a date! Second date TBD
  • Convention Bid
    • Looking to host all of our events on campus!
    • We are currently waiting on Dr. McKinney and Dr. Roeder to approve the bid!
  • Uncle Walt
    • He needs help on May 12th for a community band performance!
    • He’s looking for people to usher (about 6-8 people) and take care of any other logistics.
    • As Conner says, DO IT.
  • Epsilon Eta Class
    • Committees are beginning to meet this week, so please sign up for committees! You can sign up here.

 

We then took care of several business items!

  • The chapter voted to take $75 from the VP budget to help pay for food for those who will be playing in the pep band for the Epsilon Eta service project!
  • We voted on a bunch of amendments that will now be passed onto Dr. Roeder for official approval! You can read the full details of the changes in the Chapter Meeting Minutes, but the following amendments were approved upon in today’s meeting:
    • 1.601, 1.301, 1.702, 2.103/2.104, 2.109, 2.110, 2.112
      • Prior to next meeting, please read the amendments that Nate will post to the Facebook page. Do your homework!
  • We went over the mid-semester survey!
    • The details of the discussion will be in the minutes, but it is incredibly important that you read these!
    • Please keep in mind that our suggestion box is open to continue the discussion going! Exec meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Additionally, any exec member would love to hear your opinions! Don’t be shy to voice a concern!
  • We looked over the calendar and highlighted some important dates:
    • Retreat – March 23rd-24th
    • MWD Convention – April 6th-8th
    • Recital – April 14th
    • MEP #8 – April 15th (actives should come!)
      • Nominations will be held today in a meeting after this MEP as well
    • Yard Party – April 21st
    • Conducting Clinic – April 28th
    • Last Meeting (ELECTIONS) – April 29th
      • PLEASE let Kristina know if you can’t make it! We have to meet quorum which is super important before we run elections!
  • Gena is a part of a really cool organization called Camp Kesem!
    • They specifically focus on kids who’s parents have cancer
    • They are looking for male counselors!
      • If you’re interested, please apply at here or email cuboulder.volunteer@campkesem.org!

That’s all for today brothers! Hope midterms have been going well and I’ll see everyone at our next meeting (in a month???? whaaaaa)!

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Mini-Minutes – 3/4/2018

Hello Brothers! We are hitting a pretty hard part of the semester – hope everyone is doing well! Since last meeting, we’ve had so much going on! Congrats to all the MCs for going through Second Degree, congrats to everyone for putting on a successful CU Honor Band, and nice job for making such a great impression on the CFR!excited GIF

As always, linked are the minutes for both exec and chapter minutes.

Chapter Minutes – 3/4/2018

Exec Minutes – 3/4/2018

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Andrea for helping Kristina carry CU Honor Band shirts in the snow!eat polar bear GIF by San Diego Zoo
  • Shoutout to Eric for helping Kristina push her car out of the snow!
  • Shoutout to all the officers and everyone who met with Alaina during our CFR visit!
  • Shoutout to Gabi, Stazie, and Tate for helping out with the Houston committee!season 1 texas GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Shoutout to all of you guys! Alaina was so proud of all of you guys, and without you, this wouldn’t be possible!
  • Shoutout to Jade, Carrie, Andrew, Celeste, Riley, and Trevor for making Second Degree so amazing!
  • Shoutout to Ahnika, Gabi, Kristina, David, Owen, Konlan, Garrett, Conner, and Nick for helping out with practice room cleanups on Thursday!sweeping mrs. doubtfire GIF by Hollywood Suite
  • Shoutout to everyone who helped with CU Honor Band receptions!
  • Shoutout to everyone who helped with volunteering with CU Honor Band!
  • Shoutout to everyone who went to Seattle (go beavs)

Announcements

  • Third Degree is THIS SUNDAY at 6pm!
  • MWD Convention is coming up! RSVP BY TONIGHT if you’re interested!
    • Late fees are NOT covered by the chapter!
    • It’s free! JUST GO
  • Mid-Semester check-in is coming up soon!
  • Third Degree Music Rehearsal is this Thursday at 8pm!
  • panCAKESSSS will be tomorrow at 7am at Snoozes on Pearl Street! NONE OF YOU GUYS HAVE EXCUSES (except for Carrie who has a rehearsal, but she’s the only one)wreck it ralph 2 pancakes GIF
  • Send Gabi your family trees!
  • If you were nominated for a district award, please send your resumes and required documents to Gabi or Trevor ASAP!
  • If you’re going to Vegas this week, there’s a groupchat for PAC-12 Kappas that are going! Ask Gabi if you’re interested in going!
  • Family colors are gonna happen! Tell Gabi your colors!
    • There will be events coming after Vegas for making t-shirts, so stay posted!
  • Digitizing is tonight from 6:30-7:30 or 7:45-8:45. Let Trevor know if you’re interested!
  • If you want to make a scrapbook page, let Trevor know! (idk why but this comes to mind with scrapbooking)
  • Repsital is April 14th at 9:30am! Sign-up here.
  • Go Gena for having us profit $200 for CU Honor Band shirts! HYPEhappy joy GIF by GIPHY Studios Originals
  • Rockies Fundraiser information is coming next meeting, so stay posted!
  • Concert Band folders are here!
  • Lots of your brothers have their recitals coming up – take a look at the calendar for more information!
  • Leo needs people to commit to retreat! Please do so by TODAY!treat yo self GIF
  • Nate is presenting at the TRANSforming Gender Conference this week! He’s presenting at 2pm in Koebel 210!

We then covered some important business items:

  • We voted for our MC class approval and Crown Pearl award!
  • We then discussed a suggestion box comment. Here are some of the highlights from our discussion:
    • We have to value the opinions of our brothers and see events from the lens of our recruits. They will prioritize certain things over Kappa without exposure to Kappa!
      • Exec team must work to also express the opinions and beliefs of the general chapter to make things run smoothly and less hectic.
    • People don’t come to events sometimes for good reasons, and we have to respect everyone who decides not to show up – these circumstances are usually out of their control!
      • Remember that their are plenty of events all throughout the year. Some brothers may just prefer service to other events, so remember that exec members or other brothers could be attending events you don’t personally see.
      • If you have a problem with exec members, please don’t hesitate to talk to us. We want to work with you!
    • For the full discussion notes and the comment, please look at the chapter minutes!
  • We voted to allot $200 from the travel budget to put towards our retreat cost.rich make it rain GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants

Committees

NOT COVERED IN MEETING, SO PLEASE READ TO THE END!

  • Service
    • No meeting this past week
    • Practice room cleaning happened!
    • Meeting from two weeks ago discussed the two possible fundraisers in mind
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  • Music
    • No meeting this past week
    • Recital has been set up!
    • If you’re in a conducting class, please spread the word about conducting clinic! More information to be coming out soon.
  • Houston
    • Slightly behind schedule but no worries!
    • The script for the movie has been written, and everything is filmed! Now onto editing.
    • Houston will be our big award goal for MWD Convention!
  • Scrapbook
    • We had a quick meeting this yesterday!
    • Some pages are made, but now it’s time for us to do the rest!
  • Jurisdiction
    • Article III has been taken care of, now onto Article IV!
    • Once everything is done, we will relook at the Constitution.
  • Membership
    • No meeting last week, but there was one two weeks ago.
    • Covered the last MEP.
    • CFR likes our recruitment process! She gave some tips to delegate tasks about MEPs as well.
  • Ritual
    • Degree is in one week!
    • Second Degree was killerrrrr
    • CFR was super impressed with our ritual process!
    • Rehearsal is likely to take place Saturday!
    • Bigs – get your presents together!
  • Convention Bid Committee
    • Working to get some hotels for convention!
    • Other chapters have been reached out to for further information about hosting.
  • Scholarship Committee
    • First meeting is Friday at 5pm over Google Hangouts!
    • Drafts for the application and rubric have been sent out.
  • Brotherhood
    • Voted on budget change to account for food during retreat!
    • MCs are welcome to come on retreat! Please let Leo know ASAP!

 

That’s all for this week! Have a great rest of your week and have fun if you’re going to Vegas!

 

Mini-Minutes – 2/18/18

Hello everyone! Hope everyone has survived their first round of midterms! This weekend has been filled with tons of brotherhood at District Day, which thank you to all the brothers who made it to Mines! I know I had tons of fun, and I’m sure everyone else did too.

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Our meeting today covered lots of business items and preparation for our CFR visit. Because of this, we didn’t get to a lot of important things, so PLEASE READ TO THE END to get everything that you would’ve gotten from today’s meeting!

As always, here’s a link to this week’s Chapter Minutes and the Exec Minutes for both this week and last week:

Chapter – 2/18/18

Exec – 2/18/18

Exec – 2/11/18

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Colby for doing the CU Honor Band shirt design (especially after going through all the changes)!brad pitt thank you GIF
  • Shoutout to Conner for putting the rosters together for CU Honor Band!
  • Shoutout to Jade for making and organizing the Kappa Kappa Pslaylist!
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  • Shoutout to Celeste for getting copies of the hymn together for the MEP!
  • Shoutout to everyone who went to District Day!
  • Shoutout to Trevor for organizing the award packets!
  • Shoutout to all the MCs who came to the meeting today!
  • Shoutout to everyone for surviving the first chunk of the semester!the fresh prince of bel air dancing GIF
  • Shoutout to everyone who helped with the Kappa closet cleanout!
  • Shoutout to all the MCs coming to the meeting prepared with a presentation full of memes!
  • Shoutout to the women buffs for winning the game today (you almost gave us a heart attack)!

Announcements

  • Second Degree is Sunday February 25th at 6pm! Big Brothers – get your presents ordered and ready!
  • This week’s PsTuesday is in Denver to watch Josh perform with the CSO! Talk to Leo ASAP to get tickets (they are free!) Image result for clarinet memes
  • CU Honor Band is this Friday and Saturday! You can sign up for timeslots here.
    • The reception needs some more actives to sign up, please consider it! You can sign up here.
  • Please post your photos of anything Kappa related onto the Shutterfly! You can upload by following the instructions here.
  • There will be no digitization sessions for a little bit as the copier is still broken.
  • Ahnika is forming a Strive for the Highest Scholarship committee! If you’re a non-music major interested in joining, you can sign up here.make it rain money GIF
  • If you’re from the Epsilon Zeta class (class from last year), please send Gabi your family trees! You can do so by emailing them at gabriella.bartmann@colorado.edu.

After this, we discussed the membership status of a probationary member and discussed our awards packets. After heads-down votes, we nominated the following for the following awards!

  • Outstanding Musicianship – Josh Wilson
  • Outstanding New Brother – Nate Page
  • Strive for the Highest Award – Carrie Proctor

Congrats to all the brothers nominated! Awards will be announced at the MWD Convention (which you all totally should go!)

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We had a brief discussion on how District Day went and gave a little plug for MWD Convention!

  • If you’re interested in going, you should go! The cost should be free.
  • It will be held at Missouri State University from April 6th to April 8th.
  • Register by clicking the link on the Facebook event page here!
  • In addition, Dylan is interested in getting a bid packet together for MWD Convention 2019! If you’re interested in joining his committee, talk to him!

Lastly, we completed some CFR paperwork as a chapter. Some things we talked about included rating our chapter’s involvement within the College of Music and beyond, how well we work with each pillar of Kappa, and more. If you’re interested in seeing the full document, it can be found here. Other important CFR notes:

  • Exec – complete your paperwork! monsters inc paperwork GIF
  • Actives – if you’re interested in visiting for a quick chat about anything Kappa related with our CFR, let Kristina know!
  • Next coming PsTuesdays will be a meet-and-greet with our CFR, so please make sure you’re able to come!

Committees

Not covered in today’s meeting, so PLEASE READ! 

  • Service
    • We cleaned the Kappa closet! Now onto organizing the closet.
    • We implemented a new system of meeting/service activity to maximize efforts. Tons of fun!
    • Honor Band needs more sign ups, so please take as many slots as you can!
  • Music
    • No committee meeting this week.
    • The recital room is currently being taken care of right now.
    • Music committee needs some help getting some direction in terms of where the committee should go, so please consider letting Andrew know about your ideas!
  • Houston
    • The YouCaring advisor has approved the bio for the page!
    • Kristina and Stazie are working on getting a video made in the next week, hopefully out by the end of the month.
  • Scrapbook
    • We are working on getting photos for the general scrapbook!
    • If you have anything, PLEASE submit it to the Shutterfly!
  • Jurisdiction
    • Finished Article II, went over all of Article III
    • Now moving onto suspension next week!
    • Nate is going to be making a committee to make a powerpoint about all the new changes and help clarify some aspects of the Constitution.
  • Membership
    • No meeting this week.
    • Need people to complete the Spotify playlist – please add some songs for your MCs!
  • Ritual
    • Musicians are rehearsing for Second Degree!
    • Hope to have a full rehearsal soon of all Second Degree.

In addition, if you made a suggestion box comment in the last two weeks, we got your comment and will be discussing it soon! We ran out of time yesterday, but don’t worry. That being said, if you have any concern about Kappa that you would like addressed personally or anonymously as a chapter, click here for the Suggestion Box!

Thank you all for sticking through a long meeting! I hope you all have a great next couple of weeks, and I’ll see everyone at Second Degree next weekend!

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Mini-Minutes – 2/3/18

Congrats to everyone who went through First Degree last night! I’m so glad that so many MCs are one step closer to becoming active brothers! Huge thanks to the Ritual Committee, Josh, and Brandon for putting together a great ceremony, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the degrees look like!excited happy birthday GIF

As always, you can read the fully detailed minutes for both exec and the chapter.

Chapter Minutes and Exec Minutes

Shoutouts

  • Josh Wilson is officially everyone’s hero. Shoutout to Josh for completely revamping all the ritual!explode death star GIF
  • Shoutout to Carrie, Nate, David, and Owen for helping digitize 178 documents (oh my worddddd)                                   oh my god omg GIF
  • Shoutout to all the members of the Membership Committee for making a successful Big Brother guide!
  • Shoutout to all the committee heads for all their work during this transition to the new committee system!
  • Shoutout to Josh for helping teach the MEP when Carrie was sick!
  • Shoutout to Nate for going to class even though he got hit by a car! (He’s literally Oprah)
  • Shoutout to everyone for showing up to the meeting yesterday with nearly 100% attendance!
  • Shoutout to Hannah Harm for getting a contract to march Santa Clara Vanguard!
  • Shoutout to Conner Lewis for getting a contract with the Oregon Crusaders (and getting section leader??? whaaaaat???)

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Announcements

  • District Day is two weeks from now! You MUST register for this event. This event should be almost free (you only have to buy lunch) and it’s just at Mines, so please consider going! You can register by clicking the link on the Facebook event here.
  • CU Honor Band is three weeks from now! Shoutout to Gena for all her hard work with this project!way to go good job GIF by Target
  • Glory needs a home! You can always sign-up to take care of her through the sign-ups tab on the Website!
  • PsTuesdays this week is board games in the Music Seminar Room at 7:30!
  • Big Brothers will be added to the Epsilon Epsilon Facebook page very soon!
  • Digitization is this Thursday from 6:30-8:45!
  • Thank you to the actives who have signed up to help with reception this week! You can sign-up for a reception by clicking here or by going to the sign-ups tab on the website!
  • Keep an eye out on the Facebook page for a poll about cleaning the Kappa closet!

After this, we had a brief discussion about extending a fellow brother’s suspension and looked at some conditional letters. We then had our first committee debrief!

Committees

  • Music Committee
    • Three people are working together so far, currently brainstorming ideas!
      • Current ideas include a dress rehearsal for recital, reaching out to the committee for performances as a chapter.
    • Conducting Clinic is gearing up – if you’re in any conducting classes, start spreading the word and getting people interested in joining!spongebob squarepants nickelodeon GIF
    • Andrew wants more people! Please consider attending and get your voice heard!
  • Service Committee
    • CU Honor Band is in full swing! Look out for volunteer information very soon (remember – you must participate in this event!)
    • T-Shirts have one hella nice design, thanks Colby!thank you so much GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants
    • They had a brainstorm session for some projects over the semester.
      • Kappa Closet Cleanout, Music Outreach with local middle and high schools, Dance-a-thon!
    • Gena wants people who are willing to start their own projects, come to the next meeting and get some ideas out there!
    • There will be a Facebook group to coordinate everyone, talk to Gena for more info.
  • Brotherhood Committee
    • PsTuesdays have been great for the last two weeks (but for real can we talk about how we literally invaded BJs with like 35 pizookie orders)!
    • Committees will be during or after brotherhood activities, but Leo is willing to meet with people separately for some ideas!
    • We discussed retreat during the meeting during this part. You can see Leo’s presentation by clicking here. If you want to suggest anything, Leo is open for any comments or suggestions!treat yourself parks and recreation GIF
  • Scrapbook Committee
    • They went over what the committee will entail this week and brainstormed ideas for the scrapbook.
    • Meetings aren’t necessary, but if you’re interested, Trevor will add you to the Facebook group! There will be weekly assignments, but they are super easy and fun!
  • Houston Committee
    • Kristina wants someone who is good at making videos! Talk to her if you’re interested.
    • YouCaring will be the crowdfunding platform to raise $9000! Kristina and Stazie are meeting with an advisor this week for more information.
  • Membership Committee
    • Five people are meeting on a biweekly basis to go over the MEP material and structure the lessons.
    • The Big Brother Guide was released this week!
    • Carrie needs more people, please consider joining, especially if you’re curious what it’s like to be VP!
  • Ritual Committee
    • God bless Joshblessed GIF by Tashi Condelee
    • Rehearsal was last week, getting ready for Second Degree now!
      • If you’re interested in reading for second degree, you must be a part of the committee!
    • Thank you to everyone who made last week’s rehearsal! It was definitely worth it.
  • Jurisdiction Committee
    • They went through Article II, entailing the roles of each officer.
    • Discussed the possible addition of a definitions appendix for further clarification.
    • Nate would love some more input! Come look through the constitution!
  • We also discussed some aspects about the MC committee requirement. They are technically not required to join any committees, however, it’s strongly suggested they explore each core committee.
  • You must sign up and participate in one committee throughout the entire year! You can sign up by clicking this link!

 

We then went over to the Music Theater and rehearsed for First Degree!

 

That’s all for today’s meeting! Thank you to everyone who came and helped with First Degree! Have a great rest of your week and hope the first round of midterms goes well for everyone!dance moves GIF by Tashi Condelee

Mini-Minutes – 1/21/18

Happy New Year! It’s been a really long time since we’ve seen everyone, but congrats on making it through last semester, hope everything had a great holiday season, and thank you for everyone making the meeting yesterday, especially with all the nasty weather (but it’s okay because the snow is pretty and makes everything worth it). Also, welcome MCs to your first full meeting!excited new year GIF

Also new this semester – I was inspired by Kristina’s photoshop designs for the recruitment week info, so I gave our mini-minutes a little bit of a facelift to make everything worth it, so here is your //a e s t he t i c s// update!

We began our first meeting into our new format, so here’s a breakdown of what happened yesterday!

As always, here are the chapter meeting minutes and the exec meeting minutes if you want a further, in depth look of what we talked about.

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Colby for all her work with the caroling groups last semester!excited reese witherspoon GIF by SAG Awards
  • Shoutout to Carrie for conducting the first MEP!
  • Shoutout to Tate and Kristina for their engagement!
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aren’t they literally the cutest

  • Shoutout to everyone for (mostly) making it through last semester!
  • Shoutout to Josh for taking on the music composition project for the ritual!name bunnies GIF
  • Shoutout to all the brothers that will be representing Kappa abroad (Jesse and Allison)!
  • Shoutout to Jade for coming back and bringing us adorable chocolates!season 2 chocolate with nuts GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants

Announcements

  • Welcome back everyone and welcome to your first meeting MCs!
  • Conditional letters are due on February 3rd! Check with Kristina if you have any questions regarding the circumstances, etc.
  • The next meeting will be February 3rd at 4pm! Exec will meet at 3pm, the MEP will be 5:30pm, and First Degree is at 7pm.
  • Sign up to take care of Glory! Talk to Gabi if you have any questions.
  • The Snapchat contest for Spring 2018 begins on Tuesday! Let your streaks die!
  • Congrats to Spencer and Allison for winning the Fall 2017 streak contest!
  • The first Pstuesdays is this Tuesday at 8pm! Come to BJs and have a pizzookie!
    • This will also be the kickoff for the Brotherhood committee, so come and bring your ideas!
    • tlc GIF
  • If you want to be a big brother, contact Carrie! We still need some more brothers.
  • Let Andrew know about your recitals if you have any! All performances will be put in the Kappa calendar.

Afterwards, we discussed some more information about the rest of the semester. More specifically, we ran through the website!

  • The website is http://www.kkpsialphaiota.wordpress.com! You’re probably here right now, so you ‘re already one step ahead!
  • The homepage will feature mini-minutes (like this!) and other important information regarding meetings or other logistics.
  • Sign up for email alerts! You won’t have to look at the website for all of the details as mini-minutes will go to your inbox. 
  • The Kappa Drive link will link to important folders like minutes (both chapter and exec), the budget, attendance, and the archives.
  • Resources include important documents like the constitution, the RTW Handbook, officer handbooks, website links to the national/district websites.
    • The National website has tons of information that is extremely useful, including our publications, brother portals, etc.
    • Double check your membership requirements! Some rules have changed due to the new meeting format. Membership Candidate requirements are also here.
  • The sign-ups tab contains all the important sign ups for Snapchat, taking care of Glory, and other recital/receptions.
  • Send your photos to Trevor for the scrapbook using the Photos tab!
  • Suggestion Box is open always to address any concerns either privately or publicly.
  • Contact information can be found on the Contact tab with social media links, etc.

We also walked through the calendar. You can sync this to any calendar using Google Calendar or iCalendar. Here are some important dates to remember!season 1 march GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants

  • MWD District Day – 02/16
  • CU Honor Band – 02/23-24
  • CFR Visit – 02/26-27
    • Tentative meet and greet with our CFR – 02/27 at 6pm
  • MWD Convention – 04/06-04/08 – This is at Mines, so everyone should go!
  • Yard Party with Mines – 04/21
  • Some dates in the calendar are tentative – please clear each date for retreat and recital.

Committees

We are beginning our new committee format this semester! Here are some important things to note about committees.

  • Committees and projects can be proposed all year – talk to exec about what you can lead or begin!
    • There is a document that outlines the format to propose a committee. You can find it here or in the Kappa drive.
  • The next two weeks are a grace period to explore some committees. MCs and active brothers have a requirement of what committees they must attend – please look up what your requirements are under the resource tab!
  • There is a document that outlines every committee, who runs it, and more information. You can find that here or in the Kappa drive.

Curious about what committees to join? Here’s a quick breakdown of where you can find the kickoff meetings for each committee:

Jurisdiction: Sat. 1/27 from 2-4pm in Hellems 211

Membership: Sun. 1/28 from 4pm-4:30 in Hellems 211

Service: Thurs. 1/25/18 at 5pm – Imig Library Seminar Room – N285

Music: Tues. 1/30/18 at 5pm in Imig C121 – Boettcher Seminar Room

Brotherhood: Tues. 1/23 at BJ’s (PsTuesdays)

Ritual: Wed. 1/24 at 7p in Imig N180D

Houston: Mon. 1/29 at 7:30p virtually – link here

Scrapbook: Thurs. 2/1/18 – 5pm in Imig Library Seminar Room N285

Finally, here are some closing announcements for the meeting:

  • Josh is willing to write some arrangements for songs for recital if you would like! Please contact him ASAP with enough time before recital if you would like.
  • Nate is setting up a group to raise money for childhood cancer for St. Baldwicks! Talk to him if you’re curious or want some more information.
  • Sign up to take care of Glory! She would greatly appreciate it.

Hope you all have a great start to your semester and I will see everyone at our next meeting Feb. 3rd at 4pm!

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Important Updates for the Spring!

Hello Brothers!

New semester! More Kappa! This email contains important updates and reminders, so please read all the way to the end.

First Meeting:

  • Our first meeting will be Sunday, January 21st at 6pm-7:30pm in Hellems 211 (same room as last semester).
  • The first MEP will be immediately before at 4:30pm
  • All other meetings and MEPs are already in the calendar; it’s your responsibility to know when they are if you do not use the Kappa Google calendar.

Committees:

  • Reminder, we have two types of committees now: Core and Fluid
  • Core committees are the chair committees (Music, Service, and Brotherhood)
    • New members/Membership Candidates must spend their first full semester as an active member of one of the core committees as these will be the most involved and representative of Kappa.
  • Fluid committees are on an as needed basis; if you’d like to create a fluid committee, see below.
    • To create a fluid committee both executive and general body members must present to exec. the purpose of the committee and why it is needed.
      • In the case of a general body member they must also submit the names of at least two brothers willing to join their committee.
      • General body members that become committee leaders must attend the executive meetings.
      • A rough start and stop date for the proposed fluid committee must be presented
    • Run for as long as needed. Not required to meet weekly.
  • Choosing a committee:
    • Members must choose and commit to a committee by the second general body meeting of the semester. This gives them two weeks to explore the different committees and choose.
    • If a fluid committee adjourns before the semester ends, members must then join another committee if they are already not a part of another one. I.e. at no point in time can a member be on zero committees.
    • Committee chairs will report to the executive board the members of their committee.

Reminder of New Attendance Policy

  • All active members of Kappa are required to join at least one committee a semester, but are encouraged to join as many as they are interested and willing to commit to. Members must be committed to their chosen committee for the entirety of the semester. New members must spend their first semester in one of the three core committees.
  • Attendance at committees will be taken but not punitive. Members should be self motivated enough to attend. Members will get out what they put in. Each committee may set their own attendance policy which may or may not be punitive.
  • Involvement in committees will be taken into consideration when deciding, elections, and active status.
  • 75% attendance at general meetings – max. 2 meeting absences (Skypes allowed and do not count against your absence count)
    • Absences must be reported to Kristina, whether they are excused or not – this is simply for the courtesy and respect of your fellow brothers
    • Excused absences include: musical performances, school requirements (homework does not count – this includes practicing if you are a music major), hospitalization, funerals, scholarship commitments, possible others on a case-by-case basis. REMEMBER: I can’t excuse you if you don’t tell me you’ll be gone; it’s on you to communicate.
    • Things that will not be excused: weddings (you should know about these ahead of time and should plan your absences accordingly), sick days (you can Skype in from home), homework, review sessions, possible others on a case-by-case basis.
    • Exceeding 2 unexcused absences from general meetings may result in probationary status.
  • If you have questions about attendance, please please please ask. Better to ask then get accidentally penalized due to a miscommunication.

Calendar

The Kappa calendar is more or less updated with meetings, events, and the basketball band schedule. There is a LOT! Something almost every week. Some things are still tentative, but final dates will hopefully be decided on by the next executive meeting, so hang tight on those. Other events that need to be on your radar are:

February 3rd (Saturday): PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW! We will be having a meeting, MEP, and (fingers crossed) 1st Degree on this Saturday because the 4th is Super Bowl Sunday. We figured it would be easier to move everything to another day than to risk absences and/or scheduling conflicts.

February 16th-17th (Friday – Saturday): MWD District Day at Colorado School of Mines! This is an awesome opportunity that everyone should make a great effort to go to – especially if you’ve never traveled to a district event before. The cost will be zero as it is just up the road in Golden! You will get so so so so so so so much out of it – Kappa-wise and otherwise. https://www.facebook.com/events/133922557281989/

February 23rd-24th (Friday – Saturday): CU Honor Band Weekend (run by service committee, but everyone is required to volunteer to help pull it off)

February 25th (Sunday): Second Degree with MEP before

February 26-27th (Monday-Tuesday): One of National’s Chapter Field Representatives (CFR) – Alaina Peters – will be in Boulder to visit our chapter (hopefully she’ll make it in time for degree the day before as well). This is not an “inspection” and she is not the “fraternity police”, it just a routine visit and an opportunity for us to ask her any questions we may have. The visit will consist of the CFR meeting with all officers and the Director of Bands and Chapter Sponsor as well as a meet and greet with all of you! So please try and block out time on your calendar for Monday, Feb. 26th at 6:30pm-7:30 pm to do so. More details do come, just make sure it’s on your radar. For more information go here: https://www.kkpsi.org/cfr-visit/

March 11th (Sunday): Third Degree with MEP before

April 6th-8th (Friday-Sunday): Midwest District Convention!! Gonna be a blast. Location: Springfield, Missouri. Details to come.

April 21st (Saturday): “Yard Party” with the Xi Chapter at Colorado School of Mines, details to come

Other events with dates that are TBD: Recital, retreat, conducting clinic – see calendar for tentative options.

General Housekeeping:

Inactive Status: If for whatever reason you or someone you know are considering not continuing with Kappa this semester, you need to let us know. You don’t necessarily have to explain why, but the courtesy of information is much appreciated. Remember, if you haven’t finished paying off your dues, but are going inactive, you will still be responsible for paying off that debt as the chapter has already paid that money on your behalf.

Conditional Status: Conditional letters will be due February 3rd. Letter should explain why you are seeking conditional status and what you plan to do for the chapter in your absence. Writing a letter does not guarantee you conditional status as it will need to be approved by the chapter and Dr. Roeder. You are still responsible for paying dues while you are conditional.

Overall membership requirements: I’m tired of typing so if you’d like to see a concise list of the membership requirements, you can find them on the website here.

Phew! I think that’s all the big stuff! See you all on Sunday!

 

Kristina Lu

President of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi

kkpsi@colorado.edu