GASC Gazette

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February 21-23: GASC Convention

PILLAR 1: LEADERSHIP

GASC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT RECAP

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The 2019 GASC Leadership Summit was held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Capitol building on October 28, 2019. Delegates experienced a variety of engaging workshops and heard from speakers including Representative Brenda Lopez and Jeremy Anderson. Seniors had the option to experience a panel of mentors from different fields. Leaders from around the state also joined together to write thank-you notes to servicemen and women for Bert's Big Thank You. At the last session we heard about our state service project from The Bert Show's Moe Mitchell. GASC Leadership Summit 2019 truly showed how Leadership Lifts You Up!

GASC CONVENTION 2019

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The annual GASC convention will take place from February 21-23, 2020 at Rock Eagle 4-H Camp in Eatonton, GA. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon regarding registration!
GASC Convention 2020

PILLAR 2: SERVICE

STATE SERVICE PROJECT: BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE

Many of you have been asking for good, easy ways to fundraise for our state service project, Bert's Big Adventure.


1. Host a raffle dinner! Many businesses are more than willing to donate items for a good cause.

2. Have a talent show! Contact your fine arts departments to make sure all of their students know about it, but make it clear that it's open to anyone to participate! Have students make a donation to participate, and charge admission.

3. Host a mangeant! Like a pageant, for men! Open it to all boys in your school to dress up and show off a funny talent to be crowned Mr. (Your School Here).

4. Have a dodgeball tournament! This one requires a little extra work as far as physicals at most schools, but you can charge per team to sign up and per person to watch! Encourage players to come up with a team name and theme for extra fun.

If you want to know more about BBA, click the link below.
What is Bert's Big Adventure?

NEW! GASC FUNDRAISING WEBSITE

Click on the link below to form your school's team and track how much we as GASC raise for Bert's Big Adventure!

SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICE

Has your school done an amazing service project? We want to hear about it! Fill out the form below and you could be featured in next month's Gazette!

PILLAR 3: MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

THANK YOU!

To all our members who paid their membership fee for the 2019-2020 year, we would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for helping GASC put on amazing events. We can't wait to see you at Convention 2020!

PILLAR 4: NETWORKING

HUMANS OF GASC

This month we are highlighting our wonderful Communications school! They control all of our social media as well as the GASC website.

ANH DANG

Position: Communications

School: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology

Grade: 12th

Favorite Quote: "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


"My favorite StuCo memory is at GSMST StuCo's annual retreat, a few first-year members shared their personal hardships and experiences. We were all sitting around a campfire late at night, and I was one of the few people who shared a story. Although the atmosphere was serious, we were all supportive of each other and listened to each other's heartfelt stories. It was a moment where the entire council realized the importance of unity and teamwork from everyone," Anh says. Her mentor is her mom. "She has taught me so many of my fundamental core values. While she has sacrificed so much for me, she has always been supportive of me and what I do in life. Not only do I strive to give her the world, but I also will show her that her hard work will pay off." In her free time, Anh loves raising plants. She currently has over four different types of plants in her room, and she has a succulent terrarium and multiple individually potted succulents, all with names starting with an A. Her first succulent lasted for over half a year, but her cousin knocked it over, and then it got vacuumed. In addition, she can balance a lot of items on her head, such as textbooks and laptops.

KIARA MACHADO

Position: Communications

School: Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology

Grade: 12th

Favorite Quote: "Great men are not born great, they grow great." (Mario Puzo, The Godfather)


When Kiara is not taking pictures at GASC events, you can find her playing with her golden retriever, Goose, or playing the guitar. Her role model is her older brother because he inspires her to put forth her best effort in everything she does. "My favorite StuCo memory is from this past summer at BLAST!," Kiara exclaims, "BLAST was a life-changing experience for me and I learned a lot about myself throughout the week. I met incredible people who were all invested in developing their leadership skills and I made friends for life. Smurfs on top!"

PILLAR 5: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR GASC OFFICE?

Our parliamentarians held a workshop at District Conference regarding information about running for GASC Office. If you are interested in running and want more information, contact our GASC Parliamentarians Tene Jones and Jovani Cordova via email at gascparli@gmail.com. Feel free to ask them ANY questions, they are here to help!


More information will be sent out shortly, so keep an eye on your inboxes!

OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES

President School:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including their own district rally.

2. Select the annual Convention theme.

3. Select, train, and organize school guides for Convention.

4. Select two students to fulfill the following duties of President.

a. Serve as chair of the Executive Board and establish the agenda in conjunction with the executive director for all meetings and Convention.

b. Give the opening address at all GASC events.

c. Develop and arrange for the printing and distribution of the printed Convention program and podium book.

d. Propose state service project and promote it at all GASC events.

e. Represent or find a school to represent GASC at regional (SASC) & national (NASC) meetings at the expense of the association. (One delegate registration paid per event.)

f. Preside at the Leadership Summit. g. Serve as a liaison for GASSP & other affiliations

5. Pick two Convention Chairs


Vice President School:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including a district rally.

2. Promote the annual membership drive.

3. Secure the proclamation by the Governor of “Georgia Student Council Week.”

4. Plan and execute the Leadership Summit including dates, facilities, speakers, workshops and promotional materials.

5. Manage check-in and registration (paperwork, workshop assignments, name tags) at the Leadership Summit.

6. Provide promotional materials for membership drive, district representatives, and the Leadership Summit to Journal School.

7. Work with Parliamentarian to organize the election of district representatives.

8. Host (a) meeting(s) for district representatives and oversee district representatives by providing outlines and expectations for district rallies.

9. Organize district meetings at Convention.


Secretary School:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including their own district rally.

2. Record and distribute minutes of the Executive Board meetings.

3. Coordinate decorations and refreshments for the Advisor Hospitality Room at annual Convention.

4. Record minutes at state Convention and all Advisor Business Meetings.

5. Develop and distribute Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for all GASC events.

6. Publish and distribute monthly newsletters (with upcoming GASC events and council ideas) to member schools.


Communications School:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including their own district rally.

2. Maintain and update the GASC website and social media outlets.

3. Provide an evaluation for all GASC events, compile the results, and submit to the Executive Board to be used in planning future events and all schools in attendance.

4. Serve as official GASC photographer at all GASC meetings and events at which they are in attendance. When not in attendance, collect pictures from attendees.

5. Produce videos for arrivals, NASC/SASC attendance, Summit, District Rallies, and Convention.

6. Publish the Convention report on the website.

7. Publish an article recapping major GASC events on the website.


Parliamentarian School:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including their own district rally.

2. Keep a current version of the GASC Constitution and serve as protector of the constitution. 3. Speak on behalf of the Executive Board in questions concerning parliamentary procedure. 4. Notify all member schools about qualifications and procedures related to running for a state office per the election policy document.

5. Act as sergeant-at-arms during elections and select tally clerks per the guidelines in the constitution.

6. Host a president’s meal at annual Convention if facilities are available.

7. Work with Vice President to organize the election of district representatives.


Middle School Member-At-Large:

1. Attend all Executive Board meetings & GASC events, including their own district rally.

2. Assist president with recruitment for middle school membership and middle school participation at all GASC events.

3. Represent middle school interests on the Executive Board.

4. Compile resources for middle school members.

5. Work with Middle School Advisor Liaison provide support and resources for middle schools at District Rallies.

6. Coordinate middle school workshops and roundtables for Convention & Summit.

7. Coordinate a middle school event for Saturday night of Convention.

PILLAR 6: ADVISOR DEVELOPMENT

ADVISOR OF THE MONTH: KRISTIN MURPHY

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Mrs. Kristin Murphy has been an advisor of the Mountain View High School Student Council for over ten years. She helped plan and implement the National Conference on Student Activities in 2018, and as supported her council in holding GASC offices numerous times and SASC president in 2014. She enjoys helping with conference pre-trip planning and is very active in advisor activities at the state, regional and national levels. Her co-advisor, Laura Droms, says," Harry S. Truman once said, 'It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."' Mrs. Murphy truly embodies the spirit of this quote. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that students are successful and supported, both in student council and in her own classroom. She volunteers for projects selflessly and never worries about accolades or what is in it for her. She does the work because she loves the work and she loves to make a difference in the day of a student." Mrs. Murphy is an extremely dedicated and hard-working advisor. She not only actively supports the students from her own student council, but also supports student councils across the state through her work with GASC. Thank you Mrs. Murphy!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR GASC SECRETARY SCHOOL, NORTH GWINNETT HS

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