October 2020 Edition

GASC Dates and Reminders

October 24th, 1-4 pm:

District 1 Conference

District 2 Conference

District 3 Conference

February 26-28th: GASC Convention

(Date subject to change as GASC gets updates on the COVID-19 situation)

Pillar 1: Leadership

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GASC District Conference

The GASC District Conference is an opportunity to meet other Student Council students from schools in your part of Georgia. Whether it's from our fantastic keynote speaker or the games and activities that each DIstrict Representative school has planned for their district or the ability to network with students from schools close to you, it is sure to be a fantastic opportunity to develop their leadership skills and thinks not only as a school but also as a GASC district.

Delegate Questions and Answers

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Question: When Is the GASC District Conference?

Answer: October 24th, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm

Question: When will registration open?

Answer: Registration is already open!! Registration will be open until October 21st, 11:59 pm

Question: How much does the GASC District Conference cost to attend?

Answer: Registration costs $25 per person and schools that have 10 or more student registrations will receive a free advisor registration.

Question: Who will be speaking at the event?

Answer: The keynote speaker for the GASC is Kyle Willkom

Question: Who is Kyle Willkom?

Answer: Kyle Willkom has always strived to live an action-packed life. Along with starting his leadership development company, Action-Packed Leadership, Kyle wrote two books on leadership, created an online leadership course, and has run six full marathons. Now Kyle travels the country, guitar in hand, delivering inspirational speeches that are funny, interactive, and life-changing. His speeches motivate and challenge students to have a vision, set goals, accomplish big things, and become a better version of themselves.

*Please refer to the map to see what district you're located in*

District 1 (Blue)

District 2 (White)

District 3 (Gold)

The registration link is attached below


As previously mentioned in last month's Gazette, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, GASC has decided to cancel our annual leadership summit held at the capitol this year in hopes of keeping all of our delegates safe and healthy. GASC laments not being able to provide this experience to our members this year, but is eager to bring this event back as soon as the conditions permit!

Pillar 2: Service


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This months spotlight on service features a way to engage any students that may be still attending classes virtually. As homecoming season approaches, Hold any festivities or spirit week days but also engage your school population virtually. Promote on social media and repost students participating in spirit week days. Offer incentives and boost school moral!

Spotlight on Service Submissions

Do you want your council's service project to be showcased for other schools in Georgia to see? If yes, click on the button below and fill out the form below!

In order to be considered for the November version of the Gazette, please fill out the form by October 31st.

Pillar 3: Member Engagement

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A new GASC year full of more memorable leadership experiences awaits us! Renew your membership to pay your dues now to remain a member throughout the 2020-2021 School Year. Partake in events such as District Conferences and GASC Convention! It doesn't just stop with your school's membership! Encourage schools in your area to join this organization by "Hugging a School."

Click the link below to register now!

Pillar 4: Networking

Humans Of GASC

This month we are highlighting our communications school at Mountain View High school. They are in charge of all our social media!

Nicole Fotiou

Position: Communications

School: Mountain View Highschool

Grade 2020-2021: 12th

Favorite Quote: “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself”

In her free time, Nicole enjoys writing short stories and poems while listening to classical music! Nicole's favorite Student Council memory is singing songs on the bus on her way to the GASC conference. When asked "Who is your mentor and why?", Nicole responded that she does not have a mentor and is an independent individual who learns from her own mistakes.

Hannah Jones

Position: Communications

School: Mountain View Highschool

Grade 2020-2021: 11th

Favorite Quote: "I am a better person than I was yesterday but not as good as a person as I will be tomorrow"

Hannah is a varsity cheerleader who loves traveling and trying new foods! Hannah's favorite Student Council memory is the first day of GASC. She describes going into GASC feeling clueless and not really knowing what to expect but then "falling in love with the convention and the atmosphere of it". When asked "Who is your mentor and why?", Hannah responded with "Mrs. Droms and Mrs.murphy have had a huge impact on me along with my decisions in stuco. they always push me to be my best and support me through projects and positions. my brother is also an amazing mentor because he wants me to do things at my full potential."

Pillar 5: Democratic Principles


Our parliamentarians held a workshop at District Conference regarding information about running for GASC Office. If you are interested in running and want more information, contact our GASC Parliamentarians Rohit Jivangikar and Jennifer Ryu via email at Feel free to ask them ANY questions, they are here to help!


Duties of the President School

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Serve as chair of the Executive Board and establish the agenda in conjunction with the executive director for all meetings and conventions.

  3. Plan for the annual convention.

    1. Select the annual convention theme.

    2. Select workshop topics and presenters.

    3. Select keynote speakers for general sessions of the annual convention.

    4. Give the opening address.

  4. Serve as convention chair.

    1. Provide convention registration materials & copies of convention rules

    2. Provide individual delegate packets including but not restricted to name badges and housing information.

    3. Develop and arrange for the printing and distribution of the printed convention program.

    4. Organize the assignment of workshops to delegates.

    5. Select, train and organize school guides.

  5. Propose state service project and promote at all GASC events.

  6. Represent or find a school to represent GASC at regional (SASC) and national (NASC) meetings at the expense of the association. (One delegate registration paid per event)

  7. Preside at Leadership Summit.

  8. Serve as a liaison for GASSP and other affiliations.

Duties of the Vice President School

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Coordinate the annual membership drive.

  3. Secure the proclamation by the Governor of “Georgia Student Council Week.”

  4. Provide promotional materials for membership drive and district representatives to Communication School.

  5. Organize the application and election of district representatives.

  6. Host a meeting(s) for district representatives and oversee district representatives by providing outlines & expectations for district conferences.

  7. Organize district meetings at convention.

Duties of the Secretary School

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Record and distribute the minutes of the Executive Board meetings.

  3. Record minutes at State Convention and all Advisor Business Meetings.

  4. Develop and distribute Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for Summit and Convention.

  5. Publish and distribute monthly newsletters (with upcoming GASC events and council ideas) to member schools.

  6. Host a president’s meal at the annual Convention if facilities are available.

  7. Coordinate decorations and refreshments for the Advisor Hospitality Room at annual conventions.

Duties of the Communication School

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Maintain and update the GASC website and social media outlets.

  3. Provide an evaluation for all GASC events, compile the results, and submit to the Executive Board to be used in planning future events and all schools in attendance.

  4. Serve as official GASC photographer at all GASC meetings and events at which they are in attendance. When not in attendance, collect pictures from attendees.

  5. Produce videos for arrivals, convention summary, etc. to be used at convention.

  6. Publish the convention report on the website.

  7. Publish a textual convention recap and demographics on the website.

Duties of the CrowdCompass App Consultant

  1. Attend all Executive board meetings & GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Manage the GASC CrowdCompass Account online.

  3. Develop the app for District Conferences, Leadership Summit, Convention, and any other specified GASC events.

  4. Stay in contact with the CC assistant and corresponding school during app builds.

  5. Offer live app assistance during the events of Leadership Summit and Convention (and District Conferences, if specified).

  6. Build and customize the click game for each event.

  7. Send out push notifications as needed during events.

  8. Create the Metrics report and survey report and present District Conferences at Summit Meeting, Summit at the January Meeting, and Convention at Turnover.

  9. Design Emergency Action Plan and distribute it through the app in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Duties of the Parliamentarian School

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Keep a current version of the GASC Constitution and serve as protector of the constitution.

  3. Speak on behalf of the Executive Board in questions concerning parliamentary procedure.

  4. Notify all member schools about qualifications and procedures related to running for a state office per the election policy document.

  5. Act as sergeant-at-arms during elections and select tally clerks per the guidelines in the constitution.

  6. Present a workshop at Leadership Summit to promote running for office.

Duties of the Middle School Member-At-Large

  1. Attend all Executive Board meetings and GASC events, including their own district conference.

  2. Assist president with recruitment for middle school membership and middle school participation at all GASC events.

  3. Represent middle school interests on the Executive Board.

  4. Compile resources for middle school members.

  5. Provide support and resources for middle schools at District Conferences.

  6. Coordinate middle school workshops and roundtables for convention and Summit.

  7. Coordinate a middle school event for Saturday night of convention.

Duties of the District Representatives

  1. Assist Vice President school with the recruitment of schools within the district

  2. Host a district conference

a. Hold workshops for awards submissions, state service project, and others

b. Promote convention and other student council events

  1. Communicate all GASC & student council information with district schools

  2. Attend a district representative meeting as scheduled, Leadership Summit, & GASC Convention

  3. Provide feedback to the Executive Board based on regional needs.

Pillar 6: Advisor Development

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Advisor of the Month: Robyn Chuck

October's Advisor of the Month is Robyn Chuck from Meadowcreek High School!

Ms. Chuck is a dedicated teacher and sponsor of Meadowcreek's student council. Though she has only been teaching for a few years, she has gone above and beyond by becoming the student council advisor and shaping student culture.

When asked about Ms.Chuck, One of her students said, "Ms. Chuck is very optimistic and enthusiastic about her job as a teacher and advisor. She always puts her students first and thinks of us as her own children. She is very caring and passionate about her work and works very hard above what's expected from her".

Thank you Ms. Chuck for all you do for GASC and your students!

Advisor of the Month Nomination

Do you want your advisor to be recognized for going above and beyond? If yes, click on the button below and fill out the form below!

In order to be considered for the November version of the Gazette, please fill out the form by October 31st.


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