February 2016 Monthly Newsletter

ASSE Eastern New York and Vermont Area Representatives

Monthly Reminders

Contact logs are due soon, updated and entered in the database by the 20th. Now it's a good time to reach out to your host families and students which gives time for messages and callbacks. If you have not completed monthly contact for January, Student Activity 2 or submitted report cards, now is the time to get it done, please do so. Mid Year payments cannot be released until your current updates are entered and completed.

February Challenge Recruiting new Host Families and PLacing Students for 2016-17!

Area Rep's Lets Go, Reach a Goal to Place 2-3 Students each before June 1st!

As we coast into mid year it is a great time to get out and recruit new host families in your areas. Post to your Facebook page, contact your local newspapers, and local radio stations to advertise your need for new host families who will welcome our new students in 2016-17 into their homes with open arms! Reach out to schools, churches, libraries and community groups. Showcase your students, have them create a story of their experience as an exchange student this school year, share their stories , have them present their native language, the reason they like American way of life, etc. be creative! We have over 75 students in our ASSE website and in the database in every region to choose students from to place with old and new host families for the upcoming year, become familiar with our incoming students who are anxious to arrive here and meet their host families! Aim for a personal goal of placing 3 students each by June 1st and be ready to receive wonderful bonuses while giving our students a reason to smile here in America :)

Annual ASSE Area Representative Training Meeting February 27, 2016!

A reminder to attend our mandatory annual training meeting on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm at the UTICA PUBLIC LIBRARY 303 GENESEE STREET, UTICA, NY 13501. Location 2nd Floor in the Music Room.

Kindly RSVP no later than Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. A head count is required!

If you are traveling 200 miles or more (2 1/2 hrs) and need a hotel room for the night before Friday, Feb 26th, please let me know to book your room by Feb 8th.

If you are unable to attend this meeting you are required to commit to 4 separate online training sessions TBD.

I would appreciate any Area Rep to present your experience over the years as part of our training session!

Any questions? Feel free to call me 315-749-6409

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Email Debra@asse.com