OASC Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Councils, February 2019

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!

State Conference 2019 DEADLINES EXTENDED!

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Join us at Celina High School this spring for our 66th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2019!

Small Group Workshop Applications EXTENDED until FEBRUARY 25TH. (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications EXTENDED only to February 25th so presenters can be approved & registered by the March 1st extension.)

All other forms, registrations & nominations are EXTENDED TO March 1st!

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

State Rep Info:

- State Representative Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Informational Video from Rafee Zafar, acting State Board President

- State Representative Candidate Application (due by March 1st)

Registration Info & Forms

- State Conference Information Packet

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

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

Award Info & Forms

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

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

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

Small Group Workshop Presenter Information & Forms

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Information

- Small Group Workshop Presenter Application (due February 25th - so revisions can be made before March 1st registration deadline)

State Conference Confirmation Packet:

- State Conference Confirmation Packet (you need this after your school and students are registered)

Exciting news from OASC!

The Executive Board has spent the better part of 2 years brainstorming & analyzing data (collected from students, OASC alumni, parents, teachers and prospective students) in order to evaluate the following:

- the current brand of the organization

- the current calendar of OASC events

- the impactfulness of events

- the obstacles that keep (or potentially keep) students from participating

As a result of this data & feedback, the Executive Board found it necessary to officially propose a name and branding change in the organization in order to:

- be more inclusive of all student leaders

- meet the needs of our current schools & membership

- further the reach of our quality leadership development programming

The new proposed name of the organization (which will appear on the ballot at State Conference) is:

The Ohio Association of Student Leaders

Serve. Connect. Inspire.

Check out the video from your State President, Rafee Zafar, below with more details! We look forward to your participation at State Conference in this historic vote!



Check in: McConnell Street Entrance - 12:15 PM

Program: 1 PM - 4 PM

Game Doors: 6 PM

*Note - there are NO BOOKBAGS permitted inside Nationwide Arena during the event or the game. All book bags & large bags must be left at your school.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 26th!

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Apply for OASC's newest award, the OASC Ambassador Award, today!

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Apply for OASC's newest award today! At the 2018 State Conference, former OASC State Board President, Hunter Hess, presented OASC's newest award that would be implemented in 2019.

The OASC Ambassador award recognizes students who actively participate in OASC events throughout the school year, as well as use their leadership skills to promote OASC and its ideals at their school. (Click here to view Hunter's 2018 State Conference presentation explaining the purpose of this award & criteria for applicants.)

In order to be considered for this year's award, please be sure to complete and submit THIS APPLICATION FORM by March 1st, 2019.

All Ambassadors applicants will receive recognition at State Conference for their efforts in promotion of the organization and outstanding leadership skills. The Ambassador of the Year will have the opportunity to give a speech about what OASC means to them at State Conference.

Please note - your application requires a letter of support from your Student Council Adviser (or other school official). This letter must be uploaded to this application. Be sure you have it ready when you complete this application as you will not be able to return to the application at a later time. Files may be uploaded as a word document, a pdf file, or a picture/screenshot.

Summer Workshop ANNOUNCEMENT!

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OASC partners with the iBELIEVE Foundation to offer 6 different calendar weeks at multiple college campuses of summer workshop programming! Summer workshop is a 5 day, 4 night summer camp opportunity for student leaders in the middle level program (entering grades 7-9) and the senior high program (entering grades 10-12). These summer programs encourage the development of leadership skills, improves understanding of setting and achieving worthy goals, and inspires young leaders to accept challenges and responsibilities, so they may return to their communities with knowledge, convictions and understanding which will empower them to better all they encounter. Our summer programming also facilitates life long connections between student leaders from all over the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.

We hope you will come to workshop with a desire and the spirit to learn, to try new things, and to share your talents, ideas, and feelings with others. If you do that, we promise you will leave with more information than you ever thought you could remember, with more new friends than you thought you could make, and with a feeling that you can make a positive difference in your school, community, and in the lives of the people you know!

The cost of workshop is $300/delegate. This includes the program materials in addition to room & board for the 5 days at workshop. While scholarships are available, we know this can be a large investment of money for many families - so we want you to start planning now so you can join us in the summer of 2019!

Most students describe their experience as unforgettable, life changing, inspiring, motivating and "one of the best weeks" of their lives. We hope to see you at one of TWELVE workshops being offered! Click here to register today!

Check out our 2018 summer video that our Director of Communications, Max Leu, created below!

Looking for a great project? Want to showcase your school and community? We are currently accepting Host School bids for the 2021 OASC State Conference. Interested? Click here to access the information packet. If you have questions, please contact Connie Miley, OASC Executive Director at (937) 751-8530.