OASC Newsletter

The Ohio Association of Student Councils, March 2018

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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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Summer Workshops 2018! Registration is OPEN!

Sunday, June 10th, 1pm to Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 1:30pm

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee

OASC partners with the iBELIEVE Foundation to offer 7 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 most recently, 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 2018! If you are in need of a scholarship to attend summer workshop, please fill out this scholarship application, so we can ensure those who are most in need have the assistance required in order to be a part of our summer!

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!

June 10-14, 2018 - East Tennessee State University (SH I only)

June 17-21, 2018 - University of Charleston (SH I, II, III), University of Rio Grande (SH I, II, III)

June 24-28, 2018 - Youngstown State University (SH I, II, III and Middle Level), West Liberty University (SH I, II, III)

July 8-12, 2018 - West LIberty University (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 15-19, 2018 - Marietta University (SH I, II, III), Muskingum University (SH I, II, III)**

July 22-26, 2018 - Otterbein College (SH I, II, III), Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)**, Capital University (Middle Level only)

July 29-Aug 2, 2018 - Eastern Kentucky University (SH I, II only)

Check out this Summer Workshop video made by Max Leu, a member of our staff team!

The iBELIEVE Foundation - Summer Workshop 2017

Coming Up: Columbus Blue Jacket Student Council & NHS Day

We look forward to seeing many of our OASC schools at the Columbus Blue Jackets Leadership Day! You should have received an email from Leah Cover with details and information. Please contact Leah with any questions at lcover@bluejackets.com

NOTE: Students should NOT bring book bags, as Nationwide Arena policy does not allow book bags inside the arena.

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Winter Retreat will be March 10-11, 2018. Winter Retreat will be held at PROCTOR CENTER in LONDON, Ohio! In order to provide a longer opportunity for discussion and group development, OASC created separate retreat programs for both Middle Level and Senior High students. These overnight retreats offer students opportunities to make new friends, connect with old friends, work in a council setting and develop their teamwork skills in an overnight setting!

Winter Retreat's theme is "People Building"! There are only 10 spots left as of 3/1/18 so be sure to grab one of the last ones today! Click here for more information or here to register!

Cost: $60/student & includes dinner, breakfast, lodging & cost of programming supplies and materials

Winter Staff Trainings

OASC & iBELIEVE facilitated two weekends of training for high school and college students who serve as staff members throughout the year. The first weekend was hosted in Mineral Wells, West Virginia on February 17-18, while the second weekend was hosted in Grove City, Ohio on February 24th-25th. During the training, both middle level and senior high staff members get to know each other better, and participate in activities that will appear in the winter and spring leadership events.

On Sunday of each weekend. Dr. Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman from Ohio University facilitated another diversity and inclusion workshop to build on the training staff members received last year. Through some powerful discussion, reflection, sharing and role playing, our staff members gained more insight into how to ensure respect and inclusion within their councils and among delegates.

OASC would like to say "thanks" to all staff members who give up their time and weekends to volunteer for our events! We couldn't do it without you!

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Join us at Fort Jennings High School this spring for our 65th Annual State Conference! Below is a list of all the links your school may need for State Conference 2018! Reminder: All forms, registrations & nominations are due by April 1st! (Small Group Workshop Presenter Applications are due Friday, March 23rd 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 Rep Info:

- State Representative Informational Video

- State Representative Candidate Information Sheet

- State Representative Candidate Application (due April 1st)

Registration Info & Forms

- 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 23rd)

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

Interested in becoming an OASC State Representative?

Click here to read more about the roles and responsibilities of OASC State Representatives as well as the election process!

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Looking for a great project? Want to showcase your school and community? We are currently accepting Host School bids for the 2019 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.