Hello! Thought it would be a good idea for everyone to know the directors for the 2014-2015 year and understand their role in the club.
Here we go!
Presidents - Clare and Rachel:
These directors will oversee the club, and assist with whatever is needed and in the overall planning for the year. They will establish the General and Director meeting agendas. They will maintain contact with the Best Buddies Area coordinator and will be the main point of contact for any general questions regarding overall planning. They will also maintain contact with ASUCLA to keep all calendar information up to date and secure rooms for general meetings. They will assist the Buddy Pair Coordinator in pairing students at the beginning of the year, and throughout. They will be in charge of working with each director on their event, and keeping track of the event proposals. They will oversee the Spread the Word Rally, the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, and the End of the Year Banquet.
Finance Director - Andrea
This person will be in charge of all internal funding. They will apply for all UCLA funds, keep track of finances, and manage the club Bank Account. They will keep all records and receipts and keep track of where all our funding is going on the Google Drive. They will maintain good connections with ASUCLA, CSC, and CAC in order to maintain our funds from those sources. (Ask Tammy or Sasan for more details on this position).
Fundraising Director - Tori
This person will be in charge of two fundraisers each quarter, and will work with the Publicity Director in order to create an online presence that includes a way for people to make donations online. They will create the google forms and send them out to all College and Associate Members to ensure that all fundraisers are adequately staffed.
Newsletter/Secretary - Josh
This director will be in charge of taking minutes at every meeting, and for sending out a newsletter every month about upcoming events, Best Buddies International Information, and Friendship Updates. This Newsletter will go out to all members of the club, including both UCLA Students and our Buddies. In addition, this director will send out reminders to UCLA members about general meetings and to maintain contact with their buddies.
Social Media and Publicity - Izzy
This director will be in charge of creating an online presence for our club. They will manage our facebook page, and instagram, and work with the fundraising director to possibly create a way for people to donate to our club online. They will be in charge of creating media for the club, to increase our visibility on campus and in our community.
Club Dynamics - M’ghan
This director will be in charge of maintaining group dynamics within the club, by planning social events such as dinners out, socials, and other small activities. They will take role at all club meetings and essentially be the one in charge of making sure that club members are taking an active role in the club itself. They will be in charge of guest speakers at meetings.
Buddy Pair Coordinator - Angela
This Director will be in charge of matching buddies at the beginning of the year and throughout. They will also be in charge of making sure those pairs stay updated. If either member of a buddy pair is not holding up their end of the friendship, this director will mediate that. This includes following up with any member who does not RSVP their buddy to any event.
Transportation Director - Nicole
This director is in charge of securing transportation to all events during the year, and forming the maps and routes for each driver. This director will make and send out the RSVP forms to all college members at the beginning of every quarter for all events in that quarter. In addition, this director is in charge of confirming the address and phone number of each buddy needing a ride a week before the event.
On Campus Outreach - Jimi
This director will be in charge of advocacy for the club. They will work with other clubs on campus. They will assist the Chapter President in the planning of the Spread the Word Rally. They will be in charge of ORL Events, and flyering to get people on campus to understand more about what our purpose is as a club.
High School Outreach - Isabelle
This director will work with our current Outreach team to continue to focus on creating a curriculum for teaching elementary through high school students, and other University Students about people with IDD. They will be in charge of organizing the classroom visits and maintaining good relations with our partner schools.