Help Welcome New Noles to the Seminole Family

seminole-send-off-club-15-eblast[12]Each summer, Seminole Clubs across the nation coordinate Seminole Send-Off parties for incoming students and their parents. Seminole Send-Offs are an opportunity for new Noles to meet current students and alumni to ask questions about life at FSU.

We encourage clubs and chapters to host these festive gatherings and celebrate with incoming students and their parents. Events range from barbecues, brunches, bowling, dessert socials, sporting events, to dinners or more formal receptions.

We recommend Seminole Send-Offs occur before June 25 (before incoming freshman start Summer Session C on June 27). However, Seminole Send-Offs can go through the month of August. For more information about send-offs, download the FSU Alumni Association’s 2016 Seminole Send-Off Guidelines, or contact your club staff coordinator. Continue reading

#Tally20 Halftime Roundup

We are all SO excited for Leadership Weekend and can’t wait to have everyone back here at FSU! To celebrate, we’ve come up with 20 reasons why you should come back to Tallytown! Hopefully you’ve been following along with us on Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t, we’ve rounded-up the first half of #Tally20. Check ‘em out below.

AirHocky #1: Challenge your Seminole Club staff liaison to a game of air hockey at Fire Betty’s!

FInd your brick#2: Find your brick at Westcott Fountain! Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: 2016 Clubbie Nominations

breakingnewsThe FSU Alumni Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Clubbie Awards!

Best Seminole Send-Off — Out of State

  • Boston Seminole Club
  • Seminole Club of North Texas
  • Seminole Club of Baltimore

Best Seminole Send-Off — In State

  • Jacksonville Seminole Club
  • Seminole Club of Naples
  • Tampa Bay Seminole Club

Best Kick-Off Party — Out of State

  • Seminole Club of Greater Washington D.C.
  • Seminole Club of New York City
  • Triangle Seminole Club

Best Kick-Off Party — In State

  • Tampa Bay Seminole Club
  • Jacksonville Seminole Club
  • Miami Seminole Club

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Seminole Clubs Spring Leadership Weekend in Tallahassee at the Hotel Duval.…That’s right! FSU Leadership Weekend is back!

This year’s Leadership Weekend will be held from Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 23. The weekend will officially kick-off on Thursday evening with a welcome mixer at Fire Betty’s Arcade Bar. Friday will be a full day of conferencing at the FSU Alumni Center, followed by the 2016 FSU Clubbie Awards at Hotel Duval. The FSU Clubbie Awards ceremony is an exclusive event for Seminole Club and Chapter leaders, to honor our volunteers’ dedication and support of FSU, recognize our top Seminole Clubs and Chapters, and announce the winners of the Club of the Year awards. Saturday morning you are invited to attend the Circle of Gold ceremony.  Continue reading

Seminoles Serving from Coast-to-Coast

SSDThe Fifth Annual Seminole Service Day was a great success! This year we had close to 50 clubs and chapters participate in the FSU Alumni Association’s coordinated day of community service. This would not be possible without great leadership and planning on the part of our Seminole Clubs and Chapters.

Members of the FSU community from all over the country came together to help make their neighborhoods a better place while wearing the garnet and gold. Seminole Service Day projects ranged from serving food in soup kitchens and food banks, building homes, cleaning up high schools and beaches, volunteering with the Salvation Army and Ronald McDonald Charities, to providing support to children and animals, and so much more. Continue reading

Tips for a successful Seminole Service Day

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 3.17.36 PMSeminole Service Day allows alumni, students, staff, faculty, parents and friends to foster the desire to lead for the greater good in their communities. By bringing together diverse members of FSU’s community with a common goal of service, Seminole Service Day strengthens the bond with each other and the University, and increases FSU’s visibility around the world.

Below are some tips to keep in mind for Seminole Service Day.

Before Service Day:

  • Use the official hashtag for Seminole Service Day #SeminoleServiceDay.
  • Help promote Seminole Service Day by posting on Facebook and Twitter starting TODAY!
  • Use the hashtag before, during and after the event to spread the word about good work being done by Seminoles in your community.
  • If you have not yet completed a press release, please do so now to let local news and radio outlets know about Seminole Service Day in your community. View a sample press release now.

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Keep Calm And Read On

TANGLEDLast Thursday we had another great Seminole Club conference call! So many topics were covered and we have all the information you need.

Quick reminders:

Seminole Service Day
This year’s Seminole Service Day is Saturday, March 19. All project information is due to the FSU Alumni Association by Wednesday, Feb. 17. For more details about service day, review the previous blog post.

Leadership Weekend
The 2016 Leadership Weekend will be held from Thursday, April, 21–Saturday, April 23. Registration and more information is available on our Leadership Weekend web page.

Review the full conference call minutes below.

► Conference Call Minutes

Don’t miss the next episode of….

Conference-CallLast time on the Real Conference Call for Seminole Club Leaders, we addressed:

  • Bowl game watching parties
  • Photo sharing
  • Collecting constituent data
  • Mid-year financials
  • Leadership turnover

Stay tuned for next week’s call on Thursday, Feb. 4, to discuss:

  • Seminole Service Day
  • Scholarships
  • 2016 Leadership Weekend
  • Open discussion

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