OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, August 2018

The Ohio Association of Student Councils is an organization dedicated to the teaching of leadership skills, organizational skills, and people skills valuable to the members and officers of all student organizations!

Welcome back to school, OASC'ers! We hope to see you at one of our events this fall!

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Leadership at the Island is a one day event held on Sunday, September 30th. This event rotates annually between Cedar Point and Kings Island, so we are excited to return to Kings Island this fall!

Students will participate in leadership development for 2 hours in the morning facilitated by our Executive Board members. Once the park opens, students are then free to explore the park, ride coasters, and play games with their peers until their school is ready to go home.

This event is a fun day for students and a great way to kick off a new school year with some group bonding!

When: Sunday, September 30th

Where: Kings Island, Mason, Ohio

Cost: $60/person ($30/person if no Kings Island ticket is needed)

Cost includes: T-shirt, programming materials, and Kings Island admission

Registration deadline: September 14, 2018

Click here for more information and the registration form!

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Middle Level MADness is a special event centered on middle school student leaders. This one day event will be hosted by Claggett Middle School in Medina, Ohio. This five hour program will help middle school students meet and connect with student leaders from other schools! Through a variety of activities, students will discover, build , and strengthen the skills necessary to effective leadership. They will also develop a growth mindset and a "can do" attitude, while gaining the inspiration and motivation to Make A Difference.

When: Saturday, October 6th

Where: Claggett Middle School, Medina Ohio

Cost: $20/person

Cost Includes: Cost of programming materials, and lunch

Registration deadline: October 1st

Click here for more information and the registration form!

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Join us for Fall Retreat 2018! This overnight event provides middle level and senior high students to participate in experiential learning with other student leaders across Ohio! Senior High's theme is "Creativity and Leadership" while middle level students will learn about creating a SPARK: Spirit, Perserverance, Attitude, Responsibility and Knowledge to bring about positive change! Retreats provide delegates with new information and activities to take back to use at their schools & communities each time they attend.

The cost of the Retreat is $60.00 per person from an OASC Member School. If your school is NOT an OASC Member, your cost is $75.00. This fee covers the costs of all meals, lodging, materials and program costs. Retreat registration begins at 12 PM, and retreat will conclude promptly at 11 AM on Sunday.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 2018

Where: Camp Willson, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Cost: $60/person

Cost includes: Programming materials, overnight lodging, & 2 meals

Registration Deadline: October 29, 2018

Click here for more information and registration form!

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As shared at State Conference, in order to bring sufficient revenue to OASC and also expose as many student leaders to our programming, we need attendance at our year round events to increase! While the feedback on our events continues to reflect the high quality programming and experiences we have always offered our students and member schools, attendance continues to steadily decline. In order to evaluate how to expose more students to our programming, continue to recruit new schools and follow the organizations mission statement of "serving all leaders" we would like some feedback on our organizations name, brand, and current calendar of events. Please take 5 minutes to give OASC your thoughts and feedback, as this information will be used to drive intentional changes to make our organization as inclusive and impactful as possible!

Click here to complete OASC's Branding & Programming Survey!

Summer 2018 - We Can!

Thank you OASC & iBELIEVE students for a fantastic summer! 12 workshops were offered across Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky for our biggest summer yet! See what our delegates are saying about their summer workshop experience! Remember, we don't want to wait until summer workshop to see you again! We hope to see you sometime this fall!
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Thank you, Staff!

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A heartfelt "thank you" goes to our high school, college and adult staff members who make the magic happen at our summer workshops! Our staff are held to the highest of expectations and give up a week or more of their time to help positively impact young people. Staff, we thank you for your hard work, preparedness, and your drive to be world changers! You are in the business of changing lives, which makes you the lucky ones. Thank you for ALL you do year round. We love you to the moon and back!

In Memory of Susan Bucheit

OASC extends heartfelt appreciation for the generous donation given in honor of Susan Marie Bucheit, beloved mother of Robert Bucheit. Robb was an integral member of the SH II staff team for many years. Mrs. Bucheit passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Several of Robb’s OASC friends contributed to this special gift: Eric Burlingame, Molly Dull, Julia (Davis) Dekkar, Paul King, Corey Rodriguez, Shawn Silvis, Andrew Wang, and Niro Wimalasena.

In loving memory of Sister Janice Ernst

We are saddened to learn on June 11, 2018 of the passing of Sister Janice Ernst, OASC Executive Director 1978-1981. Sister Janice helped OASC through a difficult few years, saving it from a near collapse. Among her many contributions to OASC during this time, she served as Senior High Director through which she rebuilt our programming and reorganized the staff. Sister Janice was also known across the country for her incredible work with student councils and student leadership.

A Magic Maker in every sense, her influence, wisdom, and love can still be seen and felt in our OASC programs today. Our Advisor of the Year is named in part after Sister Janice, as her passion for student leaders and for OASC was evident to all who were lucky to know her. We are blessed and lucky to have called her one of our own. Sending so much love to Sister Janice’s family and friends, with grateful hearts for getting to be a part of her life story.