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


  • 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


  • 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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actual footage of us getting the slate then getting shot down by TBS

  • 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!
    • 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.


  • 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!
      • 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
      • 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!

“ Every student during finals week


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


  • 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)!


  • 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

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!


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 4/23/17

Hey hey, Jade here, the year’s coming to a close here’s an update on the rest of it:

  • We had nominations for next semester’s executive positions today, that took up most of the meeting time (don’t be afraid to run for something!)


  • Elections will be next week on Sunday 4/30 starting at noon, the meeting can go ’til 6pm (it will most likely not make it near that time)
    • more info on running will come from Kristina this week
    • if you are considering running for a position talk to the person currently in that role, to gain a better understanding of what you’ll need to do and what your platform should include
    • Bring your clickers to the meeting!
  • Next week is recital! Saturday 4/29 at 6:30pm Update the spreadsheet with whatever work you are planning on performing, so that Carrie can figure out the program.


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  • Finish signing up for your Rockies games if you are involved in that project, we need ya.
  • This is a big one – we have voted to submit a bid to host district convention, this will be a huge step for our chapter! I’m so excited for our future endeavors.


  • If you are considering going to national convention the deadline to commit is May 13th (if you want to go with brothers from our chapter)

Shoutouts for the week;

  • Nice job to everyone at the band concerts this week


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  • Conner has managed to keep service projects going even though we haven’t had meetings, how cool is that?IMG_1883.JPGalmost as cool as this lil animal
    • also thanks to everyone that has been making their ways to the service activities
  • Thanks to the scholarship committee for reading all of the applications in such a swift manner
  • Good job to our new brothers finishing up their PM service project, keep kicking y’all


  • Josh helped Carrie and Andrew record their NIB auditions, what a guy.

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AHHH Important Things!


Hello Brothers,
Let me start by saying what we’re all thinking…. “April is hecking busy!!!”
It feels like we haven’t seen each other in weeks, and that is because we haven’t! Due to the strangeness of April scheduling this year, we haven’t had a regularly scheduled meeting since before spring break and this is a problem as we still have much to cover before the year’s end. To remedy this, the next meeting on Sunday, April 23rd, will be 2 hours from 4pm – 6pm. I know that this is not ideal and that some may have conflicts, but we need to do this. Therefore, please do you absolute best to plan ahead and to be there for all of it. This email will preview what we will cover so that you can be prepared. If you cannot make it to the whole thing, please let K. Lu know in advance as this is very important.
This Sunday’s meeting will follow this agenda, more or less:
  • Quick re-introduction of everyone and our new brothers and their preferred pronouns
  • Nominations!
  • A lengthy discussion on a project for next year
    • Hosting district convention?
    • Commissioning a new piece?
    • Re-colonizing CSU?
    • Or none of the above?
  • National Convention
  • Reminders
    • Recital
    • Elections (bring your clickers or borrow a friend’s!)
    • Update your contact info on KKY portal
  • And possibly a brief workshop on strategic planning (if time allows)
Nominations (read me! even if you’re not interested in running):
We will be accepting nominations for elections (which will be held the following Sunday from noon-6pm). How nominations will work is we will open the floor for nominations of each position. The order of these positions will be called in order of election. This order is as follows:
  • President (everyone is eligible except for members of the Epsilon Zeta class)
  • Vice President (everyone except for Epsilon Zeta)
  • Secretary (everyone is eligible)
  • Treasurer (everyone is eligible)
  • Historian (everyone is eligible)
  • Music Chair (everyone is eligible)
  • Service Chair (everyone is eligible)
  • Brotherhood Chair (everyone is eligible)
You may nominate yourself or someone else may nominate you. You must be present to be nominated or you must notify Kristina if you wish to be nominated for a position beforehand if you cannot be there. The rules are #JustAcceptIt – meaning if you are nominated, we highly encourage you to accept the nomination even if you are not interested or on the fence; you will have a chance to decline the nomination again at the elections meeting.
If you are nominated, I will send you an email with detailed instructions on how to run a platform and how to prepare. If you are thinking of running for a position, talk to current or past holders of that chair or position and learn all that you can starting now. The more you learn from others beforehand, the stronger your platform will be and the transition to executive committee will be much easier for you and the chapter.
Again, elections will be held April 30th from noon to 6pm, please bring your clicker or borrow a friend’s. It is not likely that it will take the full six hours, but this meeting is crucial and can be lengthy; please block of your afternoon for this as it is MANDATORY. In order to even open the floor for elections, we must have quorum (which means 75% of the chapter present). You absolutely must get schedules adjusted so you can be there for the chapter, this has been on the calendar since the start of the semester, so no excuses such as work or prior commitments will be accepted.
Potential Project for Next Year!
For those of you who were not at retreat or convention, there are some awesome opportunities on the horizon for our chapter, if we choose to pursue them! These opportunities include hosting next year’s district convention, commissioning a new piece at CU, or re-colonizing the Kappa chapter at CSU (which has since been inactive). We talked at length about the pros and cons of these ideas at retreat; here are the minutes from our meeting at retreat about the discussion. The short pros and cons list is as follows, be prepared to discuss more at the meeting so we can decided before the year is over.
Hosting 2018 MWD Convention:
  • We could bring more district interaction out West!
  • We have two members of the district council (Tate and Ahnika) that will be excellent liaisons
  • The district counselors can provide excellent guidance to help us
  • Will be cost neutral (district will reimburse)
  • Would be a year-long planning effort (would assign a standing committee whose members would meet each week, sometimes twice a week)
  • Our chapter is relatively inexperienced (Kristina is the only member to have been to more than one convention)
Commissioning a New Piece
  • Leave another lasting impact on the CU College of Music
  • Will require a lot of fundraising (we went in the red financially when we commissioned American Elegy)
Re-colonizing CSU
  • Relatively low effort (Nationals does most of the administrative work, we act as mentors)
  • Growing the number of Kappa chapters in the West and expanding our district interaction
  • We are not 100% sure that there is interest there in re-colonization
These are ideas that have been tossed around at convention and retreat; we by no means have to do any of the above. Be thinking about these ideas this week and come prepared with thoughts and questions. The goal will be to have chosen a project (or none) by the end of this meeting so we can aptly prepare as some are time-sensitive.
National Convention
Deadline to RSVP to go with Alpha Iota will be May 13th (this date has been pushed back from May 1st). See this post for more information.
Don’t forget to be practicing for recital on April 29th! Invite your friends and family! Facebook event page coming soon.
Update your contact info on the KKY portal! Please make sure that your info is up to date.
Phew! That was a lot! Deep breath and be thinking of these things over the next week. Let K. Lu know of any conflicts you have or any questions. See you next week!