Mini Minutes – 10/22/17

Hello brothers! Hope everyone has had a great week as we progress into round two of midterms! Keep up with all your homework and exams, but take some time for yourself! This week’s meeting was short and sweet, so let’s get started!Y8CtGhC - Imgur.gif

Shoutouts!

  • Shoutout to the brothers who went on the hike yesterday! They broke their record of seeing 28 dogs and saw 33 and 1 cat!
  • Shoutout to Ahnika and Andrew for attending the CSO concert today!
  • Shoutout to Trevor, Hannah, Eric, Spencer, and Lily for helping with the first digitization session!
  • Shoutout to Lily for posting all the adventures with Glory to Snapchat last week!
  • Shoutout to Gabi for filling with when Helen needed help last week!
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  • Happy birthday Hannah! reaction happy party excited birthday GIF
  • And most importantly, shoutout to all you brothers for surviving your first round of midterms and being here!

Now for some announcements from your exec team!

  • November 12 is our Skype session with the national president! This begins at 1pm so make sure you are there!
  • Concert Band is performing tomorrow at 7:30pm in Grusin! Come support your fellow brothers!
  • UNC’s Third Degree was moved to 11/26 at 7pm! Come if you are interested.
  • Please please please make sure to fill out the mid-semester check-in form! You can find it by clicking here. please stitch lilo and stitch beg GIF
  • Remember that you must attend at least two recruitment week events!
  • Tonight is the next digitization night! Keep posted on the Facebook page for the third digitization event!
  • If you want access to the archives, contact Trevor!
  • Conducting Clinic is on November 4th, however, with a time conflict with the Women’s Basketball game, it will be moved to 11am. If you notice any major schedule conflicts with this, please contact Andrew right away!
  • Andrew needs people to announce about Conducting Clinic at all music major/band events! Please announce in NAfME, band rehearsals, to your studios, etc.
  • The signup for the 12/9 recital is on the website or by clicking here.
  • Thanks for going to Chipotle last week! This week will be bowling at the Connection, so stay posted!
  • Please vote in the Staycation poll regarding dinner as soon as possible!
  • Cal’s band will not be coming sadly, however, USC will still be bringing a band so we will be making snack packs for them. sad panda sad panda GIF
  • Band Banquet planning is underway! If you have any ideas regarding decorations, please contact Maddie!
  • Sign up for taking care of Glory throughout the week! Signups are on the website or by clicking here.

We broke up into committees for the remainder of the meeting. Here is what we discussed:

  • The Houston Relief committee discussed the list that the band director sent across. Kristina will be communicating further with the director to see what she would like us to purchase!
    • In addition, Boise State (thanks to Gabi) has given us some help on how to run a dance-a-thon that could help us fundraise lots of money for this cause or another!
  • The band banquet discussed some ideas for decorations and activities.
    • They talked about having a photo booth (in which if you have prop ideas, talk to Maddie!), awards, and trading cards!
    • Decorations will be birthday themed for Ralphie’s birthday. If you have any other ideas for decorations, please contact Maddie!
  • In the Staycation committee, they discussed ideas and plans for the activities that we will do!
    • Bring your favorite board game!
    • We will be hiking near Flagstaff, so if you have any ideas for trails, let Leo know.
    • We will watch a movie, make smoreos, etc.
    • Please make sure to vote on the dinner poll!
  • In the PR committee, they discussed some more information about getting Kappa out to the public, especially during recruitment week.
    • A list was made of all that Kappa does and will be posted on the board, etc.
    • Cards will be made that outline all the activities for recruitment week!
    • Polls will be made to show how many of us are in ensembles outside of band, are music majors, etc.
    • Brother of the week will be posted alongside Throwback Thursdays and other events! Make sure you’re following the Instagram so you can see all these posts!

Some closing announcements from your brothers:

  • Andrew and Hannah are playing in the Opera, “The Married Widow”! Come support your brothers!
  • Make sure you’re keeping up with your payment plans for dues!  GIF

That’s all for this week! Thank you and have a great rest of your week!

 

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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!)

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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AHHH Important Things!

PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END!!

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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:
Pros:
  • 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)
Cons:
  • 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
Pros:
  • Leave another lasting impact on the CU College of Music
Cons:
  • Will require a lot of fundraising (we went in the red financially when we commissioned American Elegy)
Re-colonizing CSU
Pros:
  • 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
Cons:
  • 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.
Reminders:
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!
AEA,
Kristina

Mini Minutes 3/19/17

Just a few announcements today, our meeting mostly consisted of final voting for our fantastic PM class;

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  • It’s not too late to contact Bennett to sign up for the Rockies games this summer! This is going to be awesome for our chapter. We just want to make the band program this happy-

  • The stand repair service project is rolling, more info on this from Conner soon!
    • We will also be helping Roeder with a (mini) music library service project
  • Retreat (April 8-9) will be $35! You can pay the financial team now if you know you’re going. No doubt, it will literally be the best retreat in the history of Kappa… Kappa… Psi.

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  • This weekend is Third Degree – 6pm on Saturday,  there is no meeting this week.

See you all at Third Degree, hope you have a nice week :)!

shoutout to Josh and Helen for this gem from today’s meeting –

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Mini Minutes 3/12/17

Hey everyone, here are the big things you need to know from tonight’s meeting;

  • GET PUMPED – Kappa Kappa Ps’moreos is this Thursday! Let Tate know if you’re coming.
    • also bring your fave board games

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  • Third degree is March 25th – Stazie will be sending out a sign-up soon (to the actives) for readers
  • Sign up for recital ASAP (hard deadline is March 19th, but you could start prepping)

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  • PMs turn in your dues if you can! You can still get a refund if you decide not to join Kappa, we just need to get our numbers in order. At least let the financial team know your plan. Our lovely Bennett’s feeling like dis-kapa6.jpg
  • WE GOT THE BEAUJOS CHECK THO

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  • We have paid for the tuba covers, and Dr. Roeder is very thankful for our helping of the band program! We are really making ourselves known, it’s exciting

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this Josh won.

  • Make-up MEPs will be sent out tonight by Brandon
  • Shoutout to these amazing bros; Andrew – Congrats on your recital! MUSICIANSHIP; Ahnika – you’re really taking care of this CU Honor Band t-shirt extravaganza, we appreciate you; Spencer, Nate, and Maddie – you are all off to a great start with Kappa, keep up the good work.; And, nice job to all the PMs on the family trees, Jalen loves you all.

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  • Lastly, we had a long discussion on our mid-semester check in survey. I took detailed notes and you can find them in the full minutes (on this website that I believe in more than life itself). Overall, just know you have brothers here for you that are ready to listen, we got your back no matter what.

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See you all next week! No MEP, just an exec meeting at 4pm and regular meeting at 5pm, love you all, have a good week!

Mini-Minutes 2/12/17

We have a special schedule for next week, Saturday 2/18, check it out:
  • 4pm – Executive Meeting in HLMS 229
  • 5pm – Split into two groups
    • 1. First Degree Make-up in HLMS 237
    • 2. Informal chapter meeting (committee time and second degree practice) in HLMS 229
    • 3. 6:30pm – official start to second degree in E160 (meet at 6:15 in Imig)

 

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Sign up for CU Honor Band and receptions!

 

 

Recital will be on April 29th in the evening (official time TBA)

 

Kappa’s scholarship application and flyers are going to be distributed to the College of Music early this week.

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Look out for S’moreos coming up next week, Tate will let us know details soon. BROTHERHOOD.

 

 

Lastly, shoutout to everyone that played in the great band concerts last week! Go Music!