Student organization officers, advisers kick off new semester with first meeting


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Frank Vino. Host of the meeting.

By Michael Gormley

Members and advisers of more than 40 campus run club activities on the Ammerman campus met for the monthly officer, adviser meeting regarding affairs with the clubs and planned activities for this semester on Feb. 12 .

“We are here to talk about all the major updates needed for clubs on campus and programs being offered to further the experience given to the students” said Frank Vino, Ammerman Campus Activities Counselor. Outside of the general introductory announcements for new clubs, some talk ensued about some major updates regarding the leadership program.

Campus Activites will be offering the opportunity for group leaders to “enhance their leadership knowledge by exploring theory and leadership in action though various discussions” starting Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Field room of the Babylon Student Center. Also noted was the guest speaker Christopher C. Irving, M.A. appearing on the Mar.12 (11 AM – 12:15 PM Q & A session, plus a general 2-3PM hosted session)to further the experience of those interested in this program. Also noted was a Student Lunch with President Shaun McKay & members of Central Administration for Wednesday Mar. 12 from 12:30 PM – 1:30PM in the Montauk Point Room. A request for students to contribute toward the Ammerman F.E.A.S.T. pantry was also requested of attendees. Any sort of non-perishable goods that can be accepted are to be dropped off at the Babylon Student Center, Suite 100, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Up next for announcements was Sylvia Diaz, PhD, Director of Development for the College Foundation. She notes of the Ammerman campus offering a nonprofit charity that “helps students and faculty develop better programs to teach individuals”. Basically she means that involvement with your campus is important for recognizing the talents that an individual may discover from the classes offered here. Support has helped create 364 different scholarships that can be offered to students discovering their potentials. Helping students through these resources not only helps create success for the campus, but also allows the students to become “successful members of the economical workforce”.

Adding to her message, Diaz noted  the upcoming Open House for the campus being offered on April 6 from 1-3PM. Volunteers are asked to help for the same reasons she noted when presenting the importance of helping those who use this campus for educational purposes. Students who are interested in participating are told to contact Prof. Every-Wurtz at 451-4465 or email by everywc@sunysuffolk.edu (RSVP’s must be before March 31). Also mentioned is the Restaurant Fundraiser for the student development program being run by Ruby Tuesday on March 11. Twenty percent of the total proceeds of the day will go toward the development of the foundation, so your purchases from this restaurant chain on that day will greatly help the creation of more student programs.

For some of the final announcements of the meeting, Campus Activities Director Sharon Silverstein along with Vino helped bring the final announcements of the meeting to a close. All of the announcements that closed the meeting had to do with the CAB (Campus Activities Board) and various activities being offered under this section of the campus. One major Common Hour event that has been getting a lot of buzz is the newly founded Pokémon Tournament on Wednesday Feb. 26 in the Montauk Point Room from 11AM -12:15PM. Set for 32 Participants, all participants will receive a Pokémon figure and the grand prize will be a $50 Gamestop gift card. Two major CAB related trips going on this semester include a Broadway play & dinner theater event. The play for Kinky Boots takes place on March 5 & a trip to the Medieval Times establishment will take place on March 14. Prices for both events are the same – $35 for full time students, $40 for Part Time students & $45 for Faculty & Staff. Tickets can be bought in the Office of Campus Activities on weekdays from 10AM til 4PM. Both Silverstein and. Vino suggest that students visit the Office of Campus Activities for all further announcements regarding major club plans for trips and events. With time running short by the end of the hour, Vino and the staff wished all attendees a good day and he said he hopes that the club programs “continue with the successes expected from the ever-growing population of students at the campus.”

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