IT'S MID YEAR. YES. ALREADY.
Can you believe it? With the ASCE calendar running from October to October, we're at the mid year mark and gearing up to reign in new members to the board. At our March monthly meeting, Alex announced that we'll be taking nominations starting April 8th, with voting taking place April 22nd to May 3rd.
Before we dive into the positions, let's talk about how you can get involved. Right. Now.
We currently have TWO committees looking for interested folks to help us serve our YMF community.
Scholarship Selection Committee
We recently wrapped up applications for our YMF Scholarship. With many deserving applicants, we need help selecting the final recipients. Please contact Karina (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join the committee and change some lives :)
Social Media Committee
Our social media presence has started the grow over the last few years and we want you to be part of that growth! We're looking for people interested in joining our Social Media Committee. Committee members will collaborate on event flyers, content creation, and marketing for our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, website, and Twitter accounts. No experience is necessary, we're all learning together! Get involved with our committee to have a creative outlet, strategize our marketing efforts, and/or provide valuable content to our fellow members.
If you're thinking, "I'm ready to sign up!" or "Wait, I have a few questions..." feel free to email email@example.com to start the conversation.
"I ENJOY MY BOARD POSITION BECAUSE..."
Instead of providing the standard job descriptions, we decided it'd be fun to share why a few of us love our positions.
Mikey on being Membership Chair:
If you’re going to be a part of something, you should make it better.
Tan on being Treasurer:
Money is necessary and proper book keeping is important, of course, but it also helps to empower individual ideas and make them real (and I enjoy encouraging that).
Kailene on being Social Chair:
I love meeting new people and making connections through common interests. Being social chair allows me to plan events where making these connections is promoted and gives me the creativity to plan new activities around our beautiful city! Whether it’s trying a new local brewery for happy hour or a weekend ski trip, I’m able to see new faces with each event and make lasting connections.
Chase on being Social Chair:
I like my position because it allows me to plan events where I can get the chance to meet fellow YMF’ers outside of any business oriented or professional setting.
Pedro on being PE Review Chair:
I love being a PE Review Chair because you get to give back to the industry by helping others prepare for their license exams. Its also really cool meeting others in the professional industry, who maybe just like you, are also working to obtain a professional engineering license in civil engineering.
Stephanie on being Website Chair:
I love that being website chair means I get to be creative and find new ways to engage our members. I've enjoyed getting the opportunity to share our YMF experience and memories with our community and hopefully encourage potential new members to come check out our events.
Alex on being President-Elect:
I enjoy trying to come up with meeting topics that our members will find interesting.
Karina on Scholarship Chair:
The Scholarship Chair position is a great way to give back to our engineering students. It’s fun coordinating with the other organizations and outreaching to professors and student chapters to help market our efforts to help them. You meet a lot of great people along the way.
Vanessa in Secretary:
I enjoy being Secretary because it is a great position to find out about all the events that is going on within YMF.
Catherine on Newsletter:
The newsletter position allows me to connect with everyone and promote their accomplishments throughout the year!
Curious for more? Click here for the official position descriptions.
Please send an email listing the position(s) in which you are interested to Alex Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org). Voting will begin following the nomination period and will close on Friday, May 3rd.
We hope that you consider becoming a part of the board!