Leadership Team Updates - May

Here is everything you need for the month of May!

Happy summer, BobcaThon!

As we head into May - can you believe that it's May already? - we wanted to email you all of the updates that you're going to need to be prepared for what's happening this month in the world of BobcaThon! Below, you'll find updates about upcoming dates, for those of you who might be in Athens, what's happening in terms of conference calls and other updates and much more! If you have any questions, always feel free to direct them to your advisor, your VP of myself.

The first piece of exciting news for you all is that we officially have an office in Baker Center! We'll have space in Baker 308 this entire year for BobcaThon to have meetings, meet with dancers or even just working on BobcaThon or homework! We will keep you up to date on gaining access to keys, as well as moving things over to the office.

What's coming up in May?

During our transition day, we provided you a calendar that outlined every month for the summer. For May, we have some due dates and conference calls that you should double check to make sure are on your calendar!

Weekly Reports

For May, weekly reports will be due on May 13th and May 27th at 5pm. You can find links to those Weekly Reports here:

Conference Calls

During the week of May 23rd, your VP and Advisor will reach out to you about scheduling a conference call to update your team about what you've been working on this summer! Please be on the look out for their email communication about setting up a time.

Other Things Looking Forward

At the end of the month, you can expect an email from me detailing everything that other teams are working on, as well as what we as executive board members are working on. If you have anything that you'd like to be included in that update, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Additionally, as you all are working on projects this summer, please do not hesitate to stay in communication with everyone. Keeping in touch with everyone on your team, including your VP and Advisor is an important part of staying engaged with BobcaThon!

Why we dance - May

As we head into the summer months, we wanted to provide you with a family story from last year's BobcaThon to help remind you why the work you're all doing is so important.

The Hill Family Story

Our journey as a heart family began on June 25, 2013, when we found out that our unborn daughter, Story, was going to be born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic left Heart Syndrome and an Unbalanced AV Canal Defect that would require immediate attention. We were told we would have to deliver in Columbus so she could be transferred to Nationwide Children's Hospital after she was born. Story was born on October 28, 2013 and had her first surgery at four days old. Her second open heart surgery at 5 months old. Soon after her second heart surgery Story went into heart failure and had to be airlifted back to Nationwide Children's. After a month in the hospital it was determined that she would need a life saving heart transplant. She received her new heart six weeks and three days after being listed. During this whole time we were frequent guests at the Ronald Mcdonald House. They provided us with a safe place, a room where we could stay to recharge and warm meals every night. They made such a difficult time in our lives, and being away from home so much better. My husband and I often talk about how hard it would be if we didn't have the Ronald McDonald House. It is definitely a scary thought. They have been such a blessing to us. Some of the staff there have became like family. We still go back every three months for Story's appointments. And stay overnight at the Mac House, (we have came to call it)after staying there four months straight when Story was waiting on her new heart. When you give to a place like the Ronald McDonald House you're giving hope to families like ours, and you are making a difference in the lives of families who have children who are receiving critical medical care. We cannot thank you enough.

Upcoming Events

We have a few things going on this month that members of LT are working on. If you haven't pledged you availability to help out yet, you can do so through the sign ups that are linked!
  • OHIO Day in Columbus; Tuesday, May 3rd, 3pm - 8pm (approx) - I will be leaving from Konneker around 12pm if you need a ride from Athens!
  • Moving in to the BobcaThon office; Sunday, May 15th, 1pm - 4pm (approx) - Sign up here!

That's all folks!

If you have any questions, let me know! :)

Kenny Jaye