Mini – Minutes 12/9/18

Good afternoon Brothers!

We just had our LAST meeting of the semester! (And boy was it a long one…) A big thanks to each and everyone of you that stayed for the whole meeting! There were several important items we covered: Convention Hype, MC Re-nominations, and Fall Elections! As for the rest of the semester, sign up to get bids out! They need to be done this week! But most importantly…finals! (Ahhhh) You only have a week and a half left. You can do this. I believe in you. Never give up. Never surrender.

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As always, here are the full meeting minutes:

Exec Meeting Minutes 12/9/18

Chapter Meeting Minutes 12/9/18

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Dr. McKinney for being nominated for a Grammy!

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  • Shoutout to everyone in Basketball Band for this week!
  • Shoutout to everyone in BB Band for playing Band Cheer 5 and 6! (and then not getting Half Fast Subs…)

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  • Shoutout to everyone that participated in RePSital! It was awesome!
  • Shoutout to people that gave us food at Holiday Fest!

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  • Shoutout to people in HolidayFest!
  • Shoutout to Gabi x3!

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  • Shoutout to everybody that brought food for today’s meeting!

Announcements

  • CSI has been…troubling
    • All of our work was denied
  • Stazie’s Website: https://anastasiemoise.wixsite.com/kkytbsmwdc19
    • Convention Website! Looks super lit. Too hot for us (Hot spots)
    • If you have ideas, let Stazie know!
    • “It’s not good” – Jesse (referring to color, not the website)
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I mean…come on…look at that

  • Convention is going to be huge! Contact Dylan if you want to help!
    • Be up to date. It’s a big deal. Let’s kill it
  • PsTuesday! Come to the Star! Hot Chocolate and cookies at Dylan’s afterwards!
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It’s such a good star

  • Check out next semester’s calendar LIVE ON THE WEBSITE!!!
    • #subscribetothewebsite
  • RePStreat
    • Vote on the Facebook page for potential dates and locations!
    • Dates: Feb. 16th/17th – Mar. 2nd/3rd – Apr. 12th/13th
    • Locations: TBD. If you have suggestions, let Dylan know!

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We got a letter from our MWD President, Jacob Welper! He’s cool and a babe. Here’s what he said:

  • Leadership, Service, Brotherhood, Musicianship are what define us!
  • Trust in your brothers!
  • To those graduating, know you have a family here. Keep in touch!

If you want to read the full letter, talk to Spencer!

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We then went to reevaluating our potential MC’s!

  • There were several concerns about how large the upcoming class would be! Several thought we were not being picky enough in our requirements. We would need a lot of big brothers and several of our members have resigned or are becoming conditional this next semester. Most importantly, it is an honor to be a member of Kappa and we should treat it as such!
  • After careful consideration, we offered bids to 25 new candidates!! All of these candidates exemplified the pillars of Kappa Kappa Psi and put extensive effort into learning about our chapter and into their essay questions!

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We will need help this week!

  • Sign up here to deliver their bid! Keep it secretive!
  • If you want to be a big brother, you can sign up here! Pls!

Later on in the meeting, our wonderful officers provided our chapter with their officer reports. So much has been accomplished this semester! Thank you officers for all your hard work and I can’t wait to see what this next semester’s officers can provide for this chapter and it’s success!

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We finally went through our Fall Election process to decide several positions within our chapter’s executive team! If you want to see the logistics of the election process, you can read them here! Below are the new executive board members! Congrats y’all!

  • Kaitlyn Jayne is our new Music Chair!
  • Jesse Hines is our new Service Chair!
  • Dylan Holloway will remain as our Brotherhood Chair!
  • Brandon Lee is our new PR Chair!
  • Lily Binswanger is our new Communications Chair!

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Closing Announcements

  • Come to the Star!
  • Convention Committee meeting coming up!
  • Look on the Facebook page for a surprise!
  • Talk to Bennett about Treasury/Rockies if you’re interested!
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For all you Charlie Blackmon fans

Thank you to everybody in this amazing organization! We have had such a successful semester filled with several events:

  • Helping Swallows Charter Academy
  • Applying for the Founder’s Trophy Award
  • Band Library Project
  • Great PStaycation
  • Successful Band Banquet
  • Establishing new executive positions
  • Lit RePSital!
  • Awesome conducting clinic!
  • And so many others!

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I’m so excited to see what this next semester has to bring for us and our chapter! Convention will be super important so make sure to be involved! Committees will have stricter attendance policies to help with this! But most importantly, have an amazing winter break! Everybody in this chapter deserves one! Make sure to enjoy yourselves and relax!

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But…stick with the grind for 10 more days!!! Let’s get this bread!

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Here’s some more memes and pics to destress you and relax.

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Because I’m excited about Matt coming back

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Mini – Minutes 10/28/18

Good morning brothers! It’s been so long since our last meeting! Make sure to stay up to date with everything that has been going on by reading the minutes! Look forward to the final stages of band banquet planning and talk to Carrie or Conner if you want to get involved! Recruitment week STARTS TODAY!!! Talk to all the people to join Kappa because we love new brothers! SKOBUFFS! Here is the schedule for the week!

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Additionally, we’re right in the middle of midterm season. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with school, life, or Kappa, please talk to a fellow brother! We are all here to support you and want you in this organization. AEA.

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As always, you can read the full minutes here.

10/28/18 Chapter Minutes

10/28/18 Exec Minutes

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to everyone in membership for planning all of recruitment week!
  • Shoutout to Spencer and Eric for doing the 1st time of the band library project!
  • Shoutout to Jade for doing a really great job in WSS and planning membership stuff during orchestra week!!!

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  • Shoutout to the Buffs for completing the Circle of Suc!
  • Shoutout to Carrie for not quitting band!

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  • Shoutout to Carrie for not crying on the stand yesterday!
  • Shoutout to Ben for doing research on the commissioning fund!

Announcements

  • Incoming Freshman Scholarship Pending Final Approval!
    • Thanks to Grace for doing a lot of leg work!
    • We are getting approval from the Dean and will be on our way!
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It’s a fast boi

  • GO TO PIZZA REV TODAY. YEET!
    • Any time of day is fine! A lot of us will be going after marching band! It’s going to be a great time!
    • MENTION KAPPA. You don’t need a flyer!

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  • The Commissioning Fund now has Direction!!!
    • We have done research are currently talking to directors to see what ensemble would like to perform a new piece!
    • This project will be long term. To help, talk to Ben and Bennett!
  • Continue to take pictures and send them to Meagan for the scrapbook!

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  • Sign up for the Band Library Project! Dates will alternate Mon/Thurs.
    • Look at the calendar to be updated! Here is the signup! Just do it
    • Times are set at 6:30 pm but can change if you need it to!
  • SIGN UP FOR THE CONDUCTING CLINIC (It’s gonna be LIT)
    • Need more clarinoodles and flutes

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  • Start thinking about what tasty jams you want to play in the RePsital!!
  • Ritual committee is next Sunday at 4:00 pm, check Facebook for location!
  • Recruitment week starts today!!! Look at Facebook! Here is the schedule.
    • You need to attend at least 2 events to be able to vote on new members. Yay!!! New Members!!!

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  • Sign up to go to District Day!
    • It’s gonna be fun! Talk to Nate with questions! It’s next weekend…

Committees

Music

  • Sign up for conducting clinic! It’s gonna be super awesome
    • Nov. 4th 12 – 2 pm. Here is the calendar for all of the events going on!
    • Dr. D will be there! You get to help out music majors!!!
  • Recital
    • Sunday Dec. 2nd at 10am
    • Think about what you want to play!!! Do something musical! Be creative!

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  • Kappa March
    • Important: Bring your instruments to the meeting next week on 11/4
    • We will be playing at the end of Kappa Repsital! It’s gonna be a grand ‘ole time.
  • National Intercollegiate Band
    • Do it. The audition packet will be posted soon. Talk to Andrea!

Service

  • Recruitment week
    • Thursday is service night! Meet at 7pm in the vortex!
    • Centerpieces for band banquet! Ben will be taking over!
    • Practice room cleaning! Brandon will be heading!
    • Choose what you want to do and help out with!

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  • Practice room covers! Thank you so much to everybody that helped!
  • We completed our first episode of the band library project!
  • Band Banquet
    • Theme: General Buffs Bash. Location: Glenn Miller Ballroom
    • Trading cards are in progress! If you want to help, let Conner know!!
      • Nate is pstricken
    • Band banquet starts at 5pm! If you are setting up or want to help, talk to Carrie and come to the Glenn Miller Ballroom at 2!

Membership

  • Pskate! It was awesome! Thanks for coming!
  • Info meetings – 25 people signed up an interest sheet!
    • Cute time with icecream sandwiches

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  • Recruitment week
    • 5 events. All at 7pm! Check Facebook! And the calendar!
    • We need everybody to invite new members and to come to events!
    • Again, you need to come to 2 events to be able to vote!

Communications/Outreach

  • Been reaching out to a few chapters!
    • Xi/Wyoming
    • If anybody has any connection to UNC, let Ben know!
  • Yard Parties in Spring semester in planning phase

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Jurisdiction

  • If you’re interested, please join! Let Nate know when you can meet!

Brotherhood

  • Thanks to everybody who came out to the Brotherhood events! And Retreat!
    • Lots of leftover psghet
  • Recruitment week – Speed dating 7pm, in Benson 185! 

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Convention

  • The directors are confirmed to conduct the concert!
  • Working on getting the rooms reserved! If you want to help, talk to Dylan!
  • GOBUFFS

Ritual

  • Guten tag. Talk to Josh to help!
  • We are actually going to start on Sunday! At 4pm in the vortex
  • Need to go into the closet and figure some things out! Be there. Be square.

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We then discussed a post the exec team received! Here are the full minutes.

We take your comments and suggestions very seriously. If you ever believe that something should be done that isn’t being done, please let us know! All of the exec team is more than willing to receive constructive criticism and talk with you about what needs to improve. If you have an idea for a project, you are more than welcome to start it yourself!! Help each other out!

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We also discussed our survey results! Overall, they were really positive! Here are the main takeaways and here are the full minutes to review!

  • We are prioritizing efficiency in meetings!
  • Time is more valued with the new system!
  • We would like to see more attendance and involvement in committees!
    • As of now, we are on an honor code system for attendance
    • Next semester, a stricter attendance policy will be put in place
    • If you can’t make a meeting, please let the committee head know!!
  • The remind system will be used more often!
  • New Idea! On off weeks, an email will be sent out updating you about all of the happenings and projects taking place at committee meetings! This will also be posted on the website! So…SUBSCRIBETOTHEWEBSITE!  Please and thank you.

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Closing Announcements

  • Our plans for the Founder’s Trophy will be addressed next week.
  • The suggestion box is always open! Please talk to exec if you believe something needs to be addressed!
  • Recruitment week is this week! Have to attend at least 2 events to vote on new members!
  • Pay your dues!! Talk to Bennett if you have questions
  • Props to Spencer for efficient meetings!!
  • Alumni Association has made a lot of progress!
  • We lost a brother at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Please reach out and send your thoughts and prayers. Here is a link.

Thank you for a great meeting yesterday! It was super efficient and productive! Please reach out to any of your brothers if you ever feel the need to! Do know that we are all busy people and may not prioritize Kappa at the top of our lives. However, we all deeply care about Kappa and want this organization to succeed! Hope to see you at Recruitment Week! SkoBuffs!

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Mini – Minutes 10/7/18

Hello Brothers! What a crazy two weeks with the first round of midterms and two home football games in a row!  In today’s minutes, the Buffs are now 5-0! Woot! Staycation is this weekend, District Day is coming up, and Recruitment week is at the end of this month! Make sure to stay involved with Kappa and as always read the minutes as we will not have another meeting for 3 WEEKS!

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Finally, reach out to anybody you can who might be interested in Kappa! We want a lot of new members and SKOBUFFS!

As always, here are the full meeting minutes:

10/7/18 Chapter Minutes

10/7/18 Exec Minutes

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to the Buffs for being 5-0!!!

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  • Shoutout to everyone in Silver Band for doing a volleyball game on Sunday!
  • Shoutout to Chip for not injuring himself!

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  • Shoutout to Eric, Spencer, and Sully for cleaning the band room!
  • Shoutout to Chip’s mom for being hot! CHIP’S MOM IS HOT
  • Shoutout to Bennett, Carrie, Nate, Ahnika, and Andrew for helping Gabi with a presentation!

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Announcements

  • SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEBSITE PLEASE…please
  • Take photos of literally anything you do involving Kappa for scrapbook!!

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  • Wanna know more about ritual?? Ritual report after next chapter meeting! WoOoooAah!

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  • District Day has been moved to November 2nd and 3rd
    • Learn lots of cool stuff about Kappa and the Midwest District!
    • Feat. Sam Faulkner – Go to District Day!
  • Buffs (5-0) NBD

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  • Conducting Clinic – Sunday Nov. 4th (toot toot band is woot)
  • Kappa Kappa Pskate is October 14th 4-6pm
    • Pls come…Jade’s been working real hard

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  • Charity Opportunity in Pueblo – Caroline O’Malley (Read further for more details)

Committees

Brotherhood

  • Staycation is this week! Friday night on Oct. 12th/13th
    • Feat. Conner’s Spaghetti Sauce
    • Hike, Board games, Bring a coat, Food, Buffs

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  • PsTuesday – PizzaRev! at 7pm
  • Spaghetti Sauce Results
    • Dylan 4.20
    • Luke/Bennett 6.9
    • Conner/Sully 9.6 – Congrats!!!!

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Service

  • Here are the current projects we are working on!
  • Practice Room Cleaning – During recruitment week
  • Sign up for band library organization here!
  • We’re making goodie bags for our Music Major friends!
    • Tea bags, encouraging quotes, etc. during Finals Week! Yay!

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  • Band Banquet meetings will start at 7pm right after our meetings (6pm Sundays)!
  • Training Cards!
    • Gone big scale, please come help!! Talk to Carrie or Conner!
    • Conner almost dies

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Music

  • Conducting clinic is on Sunday Nov. 4th!! At 12pm
    • The sign up to conduct will be posted soon!
  • Kappa Kappa PsRecital – Sunday Dec. 2nd at 10am!
    • Super awesome Breakfast Reception – Please come!
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Look at this! Breakfast foods dancing and singing!

  • Ordering Kappa March
    • We’ll rehearse at the end of one of our future meetings!
    • Performing at PsRecital and at Convention!
  • Symphonic Band Concert 10/14/18 at 2pm

Convention

  • Whole bunch of national people coming (like 10…literally 10)
  • Things are moving along really well: the hotel all set up, the website going up, and more logistics figured out. If you haven’t been involved yet. . .everybody will have to take part in at least one of the future subcommittees!
  • Convention t-shirts!
    • Opened up to anyone who wants to design a t-shirt!
    • Theme: Foot of the FlatIrons – Contact Dylan if you have ideas!
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Not a meme, I know, but aren’t they pretty?

Jurisdiction

  • We set our goals for the rest of the semester!
  • If you want to join, please do, contact Nate!

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Membership

  • Future CMEP – History/Kappa March
  • Kappa Pskate – Next Sunday! 4-6pm
    • $2 for skates
    • Gonna be baller! Bring your pals!! We have the whole ice rink!

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  • Info Sessions for Prospective members
    • Oct. 15th/17th – After marching band and symphonic band, respectively
    • There might be pizza…
  • Last week of October…Recruitment Week! Aaahh!!
    • Monday: Dinner night out, profit share
    • PsTuesday
    • Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt that is Pspooky
    • Thursday: Service event
    • Friday: Breakfast event…little croissant
  • Reach out to people to get them to join!!!! Hit Jade up if you need to!

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You can see all of these dates I talked about on the Kappa Calendar! If there isn’t something on there that was mentioned, please talk to Spencer!

Scholarship

  • Project moving along! We can give funds to incoming freshmen and eventually the scholarship application will be added to the registration form!

Communications and Outreach

  • We just need one more person to sign up please! Thanks Ben!!

Ritual

  • Doing the spooks, we’re doing Sunday!!

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NatCon is going to be SUPER AWESOME! So all of you should come! Please!

  • July 16th – 20th, 2019 – 100th Year of Kappa!!!!
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma – We’re all going to drive!
  • Very low cost – CU will pay for most, so don’t worry!
  • So many cool things!!!!
    • Passing of the Ring of Presidents, Meeting new brothers, Reason we have Glory, Heck ton of Pswag, Dance classes, Super heckin’ cool desserts, Might meet JP, Brotherhood and so many more other events and reasons to go!
    • (Esp. the cool lamp)

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  • You can go even if you’ve graduated by then! Most of the chapter is planning to go!
  • Find out more info about NatCon by talking to past travelers, Ahnika, Bennett, Carrie, Gabi, Nate, Andrew or reach out to Gabi! Click here for more info!

After discussing why you all should go to NatCon! We had a well thought out seminar on helping out Caroline O’Malley with her startup pepband down in Pueblo! Here are some major points! (You can read the full minutes here)

  • Exposing 10 high school students from Swallows Chapter Academy to music!
  • Pueblo has limited resources in terms of music supplies, difficulties
  • We should buy permanent items for the students, not rentals so that we aren’t entitled to rent for these students every year
  • Although we have a large budget, it will be tight because of Convention front
  • Final Discussed Idea: $750 to give to Caroline, everything has to be permanent, buying school-owned instruments, stay within school, we will reimburse, have her send us everything she wants to buy, give receipts, transactions will be posted online to chapter, everything will directly contribute to playing music
  • Vote to approve money towards Caroline’s Project: Motion passed!!

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We then voted on the theme for Band Banquet!

After considering several awesome ideas with crowd favorites of “lamp” and the trio, “Clue (the game)”, “Clue (the movie)”, and “Murder Mystery”, we picked . . . drum roll please. . .(we can’t tell you yet because it’s going to be a surprise)! It’s going to be super awesome everybody so talk to Carrie or Conner if you want to help out!

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But seriously…don’t tell

Closing Announcements

  • Next meeting is Oct. 28th! (in 3 weeks – Read the minutes/stay involved with Kappa!)
  • Skobuffs
  • Pay your dues!!! Bennett called you out if you haven’t yet
  • Mid-semester check-in
    • Will be sent out in the next couple weeks (FB, email, please fill out!) We will go over at next meeting – Oct. 28th!
  • Pray for Stazie’s cat (It’s Stazie’s roommate’s cat)
  • Buffs (5-0)
  • Get new members to join Kappa! Recruitment week starts the 29th! So you have 3 weeks from today to get as many people interested!

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Mini – Minutes 9/23/18

Hello Brothers! A lot has happened within the past couple weeks! We planned our retreat, started committee meetings, and voted in our newest member on the executive board!! (Hint: It’s Stazie) Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through the semester?!?! Good luck with midterms and stick in there! You can do it!!

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Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to Boh for being born! ‘Kappa Kappa PsClap’
  • Shoutout to Raechel for giving Gabi a granola bar when they were sick!

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  • Shoutout to Raechel, Conner, Jesse, and Lily for stenciling the cases for drumline!
  • Shoutout to Sully for coming up and saying hi!
  • Shoutout to everyone who came out to PsTuesday Golf!

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  • Shoutout to everyone who did the first reception!
  • Shoutout to Gabi for last minute filling in for Spencer at CSI training!
  • Shoutout to Nate and Brandon for doing t-shirt stuff for the band!

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Announcements

  • Sign up for Communications and Outreach Committee!
    • Internal communications
    • Become aware of any and all events
    • Planning brotherhood events, etc.
    • Scott will take a poll for either online/in person

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  • Sign up for Alumni Relations Committee!
    • There will be regular meetings after we elect a position
    • Establishing alumni association
    • Effectively communicating with alumni

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Committees

  • Brotherhood
    • Retreat
      • Bye Nate, hope you find your dad…
      • We voted today and we’re Pstaycationing!!
      • Next Brotherhood meetings (PsTuesdays)
        • Planning staycation
        • Stay in tents if you want (You can chill with the raccoons, be one with nature)

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  • Next PsTuesday!
    • We’re going to Pstudy on Farrand!
    • There’ll be games too! So come and chill with us!
  • Future PsTuesday!
    • Spaghetti cookoffs at Dylan’s, get recipes ready!
    • Ask Dylan if you need him to buy stuff!
    • Judges will pick the best pasta sauce!!

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Service

  • Hello!
  • Drum case stenciling – Done!
  • Practice room cleaning/new window covers
    • Making new practice covers next Sunday at 6:30pm in UMC!
    • Practice room cleaning
      • Sunday, Oct. 21st (in the morning) – will be posted on the calendar!
  • BB Band Stand Maintenance
    • Not until December
  • Band Library Project
    • This will be really similar to digitization!
    • Alternating Mondays and Thursdays of every month
      • Everybody come to at least one session please!
      • Dates will be on the Kappa calendar/website soon
  • Band Banquet
    • If you want to help, talk to Carrie!
    • Meetings will be tagged on to the end of service committee meetings (around 7pm)

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Music

  • Refer to google doc here!
  • Most importantly: Breakfast in Band with your Bros (and other B-related items)

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Convention

  • Hotel finalized. Thank you Stazie!!
  • Fill out doodle poll on when to meet! Please!
  • In group chat (if you want to join the committee, message Dylan!)
  • BUFFS

Jurisdiction

  • Sometime Wednesday night via Google Hangouts
  • Discuss goals for semester
  • After initial meeting, we will meet on Thursdays (alternate with membership committee)

Membership

  • Still working on a solid meeting schedule!
  • Google Hangout this week to talk about a bunch of stuff
    • CMEP’S, Kappa Kappa Pskate!

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Scholarship

  • Background research started into private scholarships!
  • Stay up to date with Bennett!!
  • Sign up in the Google Sheet if you want to join the meetings!

We then discussed our alcohol and hazing policies!

  • Strict no hazing policy!!! Rule #10
  • Alcohol/Controlled Substances
    • Cannot endorse events with alcohol!
  • If you want to look at the full form, google it! (Here is a link)
  • Review Chapter policy
    • At restaurants we should be able to drink IF we are 21+
    • In Constitution, it does not state that we cannot drink with brothers in letters
    • General: Unofficial vote, drink responsibly in letters (if 21+)
      • Kappa PsClap unanimous decision

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After the review of policies, we talked about earning more money through CSI!!!

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  • Up to $1000 for operational costs
    • $200 for food
    • $800 for other things: Shirts, scholarships for members that aren’t paying, etc.
  • $3000 per year for travel (strictly lodging, ground transportation, flights)
  • “It’s my money and I need it now!” – Gabi/Bennett
  • CSI is “rad” and “cool”, “We should do it!” – Jesse, General Thumbs Up!!!!
  • Gabi and Bennett will meet with a CSI rep as soon as possible

Here is a debrief of our suggestion box! (Which is right on this website!) And I wanted to say that if you do feel any concern at all or want to express something anonymously, please do! Your opinion is welcomed by the entire chapter!

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  • Go to this link!
  • Write any question, comment or concern you have!
  • Chances are somebody feels the exact same way!!
  • They will never be punished! We are totally welcome to any and all suggestions!

We then voted on our one conditional letter!

  • Matt Reynolds
    • WE LOVE YOU MATT!! HOTSOUP
    • Can we mandate a video of their band? (play at recital)
  • Dr. Roeder has already approved
  • Heads down vote!
  • All those in favor, all opposed, abstentions?
  • Overwhelmingly in favor vote! Matt will be officially moved to conditional status

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And finally, we held a special elections for our Alumni Secretary Position!

  • Josh moves to open the floor for nominations, Carrie seconds
  • You have to be present this accept this nomination
    • Brandon, declines
    • Sully, declines
    • Conner, declines
    • Stazie, accepts
    • Kaitlyn, declines
    • Ryan, declines due to absence
    • Gena, declines
  • Spencer entertains a motion to close the floor for nominations, Colby motions to close the floor for nominations, Jordan seconds
  • Spencer entertains a motion to open the floor for elections, Colby motions to open the floor for elections, Josh seconds
    • 4 min. to present – 2 minutes for questions – 1 minute to discuss
    • Heads down vote
      • All those in favor of Stazie, all those in favor of no confidence, abstentions?
    • Stazie is our new Alumni Secretary!!!! Congrats!
  • Spencer entertains a motion to close the floor for elections, Josh motions to close the floor for elections, James seconds

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Stay tuned for upcoming committee meetings this week!

And for your enjoyment . . .

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Mini – Minutes 8/26/18

Hi Brothers! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! It’s been so long since we had our last meeting! I can’t wait to see where this year takes us and how we improve as a chapter. And I hope we’re all ready to go back to school…

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You can always check out the original minutes from both our chapter and exec meetings here:

Chapter Meeting Minutes 8/26/18

Exec Meeting Minutes 8/26/18

Shoutouts

  • Shoutout to everyone who did uniform checkout!

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  • Shoutout to Carrie, Gena, and James for running a great band camp!
  • Shoutout to everyone who did Rockies this year!!!!! (Sincere eye contact with everybody)

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  • Shoutout to Carrie and Nate for taking over for Jade during band camp week!
  • Shoutout to everyone who survived band camp…you did it!

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  • Shoutout to everyone that survived move-in!
  • Shoutout to Hannah and Conner for surviving drum corps! SCV!!!!!!!

Announcements

  • Congrats to your new 2018-2019 Travel Chair, Gabi Bartmann!

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  • PsTuesday will happen this week…promptly starting at 6:01 for Ryan
  • Look at Facebook for the event news
  • Spencer valiantly and bravely turned on the fans (“HOT SOUP” – Josh)
    • Big blowy boys

 

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We then discussed all of the goals and expectations we have for the upcoming semester!

  • Brothers can miss up to two meetings (unexcused)
    • Excused reasons include: Family emergencies, extreme illnesses, school events, scholarship events, music events, etc. Excused absences can be given on a case-by-case basis!
    • Please notify Spencer, even in unexcused scenarios!
      • Contact Spencer by any way possible
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  • Must participate in at least one committee
    • There aren’t a ton of committees starting off this semester so sign up fast!
  • CU Band Day is not happening this semester, therefore, it is not required.
  • Participate in some concert reception (annual)
  • Participate in recital (annual)

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  • New – Participate in some aspect of MWD Convention planning
    • Make this a membership requirement
    • Everybody would have a role (get involved!)
    • Min. at least volunteering that weekend (EVERYBODY needs to help)
    • Date: Apr. 5th

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  • Any thoughts or changes?
    • 8 total meetings this semester (can miss 2 max.)

Committees

 

 

  • Can meet as frequently as they want!
  • Service
    • Chaired by Carrie
    • Brainstorm time for the first one or two meetings
    • Then, use that meeting time to do service events (not decided yet)
    • Ex: fix practice room covers, service within music building
    • Poll needed to decide strict meeting time
    • Bennett and Nate (treasurers) do not need to be in service committee
  • Music
    • Chaired by Andrea
      • Reception going to be set up right away
      • First music committee next week or the week after!
      • Work with service to get stuff together
      • Music related brother events – go to concerts, etc.
  • Brotherhood
    • Chaired by Dylan
      • Keep weekly PsTuesdays (works well)
      • Lots of ideas for fun things to do
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      • PSledding
      • PsCooking
      • PsFood Making
      • PsMovie nights
      • PsBoard game nights
      • PsMini Golf
      • PStudying
  • Jurisdiction
    • Chaired by Nate
      • Passed all amendments last semester
      • Go through an entire education process with constitution
      • Make sure everybody knows how chapter works/constitution

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  • Membership
    • Chaired by Jade
      • Sept. Kappa PsSkate
      • Kappa Hike
      • Oct. Info sessions
      • Send out letters at end of semester
      • Talk to a lot of people
      • MEMBERSHIP!!
  • Ritual
    • Chaired by Josh
    • Won’t begin until later in the semester
    • A.k.a. Littee Committee a.k.a a.k.a Litual Committee
    • Dump off all books into the Kappa closet
    • Josh shed a single tear when seeing the new books
    • Facebook planning
    • Shoot Josh a text if you have a burning need to get together for ritual
    • Music – work in progress
    • Make sure you’re in a committee before ritual as it will not start until later in the semester!!
  • Three week grace – period will allow members to experiment in different committees before committing to a semester
    • Get a feel for classes
    • Don’t be stressed…chilllll
    • But make sure you’re in a committee by that time

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  • If you’d like a committee for a certain project or would like to start a committee, contact Spencer!

We then discussed all of the calendar dates for the next semester!

Please put all of these in your phone!. You can check out the calendar here.

  • Put the dates in your phone! Please! Or subscribe to the website =)
  • Sign up for committees!!! Refer to Facebook 
  • Biweekly meeting period will be the usual
  • Exec will be meeting every week (if not in person, then in hangouts)
  • Let Spencer know if you want to be in the exec meeting!
  • September
    • 9th – Next meeting
    • 23rd – Chapter meeting
  • October
    • 7th – Meeting
    • 21st – NO meeting (away trip) share your concerns if had
    • 28th – Meeting
    • 12th/13th – Tentative Staycation
    • End of Oct. – End of recruitment week (also tentative staycation)
  • November
    • 1st week of November – part of recruitment week
    • 3rd – Tentative conducting clinic
    • 4th – Back to back meeting with last one in October but… no meeting during band banquet!
    • Is Kappa helping with scholarship banquet? (in the spring) – Discuss with Roeder
    • Get a gift together for Dr. Roeder…last year =(
    • 25th – Chapter meeting right before classes

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  • December
    • 2nd – Tentative recital
    • 9th – Elections (Close to finals but not conflicting with recital) ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED
  • All BB games will be put in calendar as soon as known
  • Send committee meeting times to Spencer as soon as known as well as if you need rooms to host!!

We then talked about retreat!

  • Currently planned for Oct. 12th/13th
  • Last year was at end of recruitment week
  • Several new members came to hike/games, but didn’t stay
  • Staycation v. retreat??
    • Need price options – Dylan ($25 – $40 max for retreat in the past)
    • Camping – Cheap and dope
      • Decide next meetings
      • Cabin Options – BUFFS
    • Can rent tents if needed

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We then discussed Rockies and our financial situation! But seriously, thanks to everybody that helped out this summer!! We couldn’t have done it without you!

  • Last year was worked out, all money given!
  • This year…fines were received (drawers were short)
  • Bitter Bennett – “Aramark is the ***** and we shouldn’t work with them.”
    • Determined to get money (we’re all taking a bus to Denver tomorrow)
  • Only asking for national dues if you worked Rockies
  • Sko us – lowest dues across the country (Kappa chapters)
  • Bless Jordan – Our actual hero (worked 10 games…like is that even possible???)

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  • Fun expenditures – Hit up Bennett if you have ideas
  • Commission committee, propose if you want to get on that
    • We have money to spend
    • 4-year plan (we can easily commission a piece sometime within the next couple years)
  • Carrie has composer buddies….Frank Tichelli…pshhh…nbd

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And here are some final notes about the status of our chapter!

Closing Remarks

  • CSU – Colonization problems
    • Director of band hasn’t gotten back
    • We’re storming CSU’s office
    • Whole Kappa chapter going on a strike towards Aramark and CSU

Future Meetings

  • Not wanted to be held in Hellems
  • CASE has nice rooms
  • STORM THE CASE BUILDING (We’re storming literally everywhere…Storming Committee?)

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That’s all for the first meeting! Again, I hope everyone’s summer went well and that we’re all ready to get back into the swing of things. Good luck with the first couple week of classes! Let’s make this a fantastic year in Kappa!

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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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  • 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!
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  • 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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