OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, February 2017

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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!

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Student Council & NHS Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets - March 7, 2017

2016 Columbus Blue Jackets Open Video

Join OASC and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 7th for Student Council & NHS Day! Ice skating, leadership development, and the arena tour portion of the day will run from 1-4 PM, followed by the CBJ vs. New Jersey Devils game at 7 PM. Come out to this event to support both OASC, and one of the hottest teams in the NHL! Registration closes February 28th, so click here for more information!

Winter Retreat - March 11-12, 2017

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Winter Retreat will be March 11-12, 2017. Winter Retreat will be held at CAMP WILLSON in BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio! Winter Retreat's theme is Self-Esteem & there is separate programming available for both Middle Level & Senior High students! Registration is open so make sure to reserve your spot today! Registration closes on March 1st - or whenever retreat fills! PLEASE BE SURE TO READ PACKING INSTRUCTIONS - the check in process is different from the past! Click here for more information or to register today!

State Conference - April 27-29, 2017

Join us at Clinton-Massie High School this spring for our 64th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2017! Reminder: All forms, registrations & nominations are due by April 1st! (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications are due Friday, March 25th so presenters can be approved & registered by the April 1st deadline.)

STATE CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS (All documents below can also be found on the State Conference event page on OASC's website)

- State Representative Informational Video

- State Representative Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Candidate Application (due April 1st)

- State Conference Information Packet
- State Conference Delegate Registration Form (due April 1st) (ONLY Advisors fill this out)

- State Conference Advisor/Adult Registration Form (due April 1st)

- Honor Council Digital Scrapbook & Slideshow Award Form (due April 1st)

- All-Ohio Student Council Nomination Form (due April 1st)

- Army of Volunteers Award Nomination Form (due April 1st)

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Information
- Small Group Workshop Presenter Application (due March 25th)

OASC Executive Board Meeting - January 21st, 2017 @ Clinton-Massie High School

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Each winter, the OASC Executive Board has a meeting at the host site of that year's annual state conference. Clinton-Massie was kind enough to host the meeting since they are hosting the 2017 Annual State Conference! Each state conference committee presented to the board their current plans for state conference, as well as provided a handout with additional details and information. Clinton-Massie students are doing an OUTSTANDING job planning and preparing for conference!

Clinton-Massie students also made lunch for the executive board! This was a great opportunity for board members to meet the student leaders that OASC will be working with this spring! Thanks to all Clinton-Massie students, staff and advisors for being such great hosts! We can't wait for state conference!

After lunch, the board meeting continued where budgets were approved, the Administrator and Advisor of the Year Award recipients were selected, and small constitutional language was discussed. We look forward to our next board meeting which will include both old and new members of the board immediately following conference!

Summer Workshops 2017

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SAVE THE DATE! Join us during the summer of 2017 for one of EIGHT Senior High Workshops or TWO Middle Level Workshops being offered!

Registration for Summer Workshop will open for both iBELIEVE & OASC students on March 1st. The link will be included in the March newsletter. Registration will be first come, first serve!

- June 18th - 22nd, West Liberty University (West Liberty, WV) - Senior High I, II & III

- June 25th - 29th, West Liberty University (West Liberty, WV) & Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH) - Senior High I, II, III, & Middle Level

- July 9 -13th, Concord University (Athens, West Virginia) & Muskingum University (New Concord, OH) - Senior High I, II, & III

- July 16th - 20th, Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY) - Senior High I ONLY, Muskingum University, (New Concord, OH) - Senior High I, II, & III

- July 23rd - 27th, Wright State University (Fairborn, OH) - Senior High I, II, III & Middle Level

We look forward to seeing you this summer! Once again, summer workshop registration will open on March 1st!

What OASC Means To Me: Corinne Amalfitano, State Representative

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For the longest time, I have tried to discover my passion. It started with doodling trees and my attempts didn’t really get much better from there. There was even a time where I was shy and quiet...can you believe it? My world didn't finally turn around until 2012 when I came to my first OASC event; where I finally found my passion, my place; the real me. I ran for Executive Board because I have never been so impacted by something as much as I have with this program. I want to change the world and now I am blessed with everything and everyone that can help me reach my goal. Due to this amazing opportunity I have been able to meet so many incredible people, learn important skills I will never put to rest, and do my part to change the world. This organization isn't just some leadership organization. It is a light for all those needing guidance; it is a friend there to help you in need; it is the voice telling you to never give up; it is your support system through thick and thin; it is my home. At every workshop we sing, “OASC is magic” and I believe that 100%. Without the Ohio Association of Student Councils, I would not be where I am or who I am today, and for that I am forever grateful.

OASC Alumni Spotlight

Membership Invoices

Advisors - membership certificates went out in the mail on January 30th. If you did not receive your membership certificate, you still need to renew your membership for the 2016-2017 school year! Reminder post cards were also sent out to those still needing to renew- so please be sure to check your mail and renew before State Conference!

Valentine's Day Projects

Themed events are always a hit, and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with some StuCo spirit!
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