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

Seminole Club Reminders

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Good afternoon club leaders!

As we approach the month of May (which means summer is coming!) it seems like a good time to address a few Seminole Club® reminders. The fiscal year will end on Tuesday, June 30 and in order for a club to receive their yearly stipend, the following annual requirements must be completed:

  • Host or participate in at least one event that is ACADEMIC in nature. (i.e., a Seminole Send-Off, a scholarship dinner, have a professor speak at a club event, table at a college fair, etc.)

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Help Welcome FSU’s Newest Seminoles

ServiceDayEach year, Seminole Clubs® and Chapters around the nation coordinate Seminole Send-Off events for incoming first-years, transfers, returning and graduate students as well as parents.

Seminole Send-Offs are social gatherings for students and parents ranging from backyard barbecues to formal receptions. These events are a great opportunity for your club or chapter to meet students, parents and alumni. Our goal is for you to begin building a network with these students and parents within the FSU community at your Seminole Send-Offs.

We hope that you have already begun planning your club or chapter’s send-off event. As a reminder, the FSU Alumni Association is working on a mass mailing to the parents of FSU bound students. The postcard will be dropped in the mail the week of May 4th. Continue reading

That’s a Wrap – Leadership Weekend 2015!

ALC-Group6339-flat-12x7On behalf of Florida State University and the FSU Alumni Association, we want to thank you for attending Leadership Weekend 2015! We hope that you found the leadership conference informative and worthwhile. We also hope that you had a wonderful time socializing at the Welcome Mixer on Thursday and at the Clubbie Awards on Friday.

Your presence helped to make this weekend a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.  We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to keep up the fantastic work you are doing with your Seminole Clubs and Chapters. Continue reading

Seminole Send-Offs

sendoffheader14Each summer, Seminoles Clubs® and Chapters across the nation host send-off parties to welcome incoming FSU students to the Seminole Family. Seminole Send-Offs help connect new students, their families and friends to local alumni, Seminole Clubs® and Chapters. Traditionally, Seminole Send-Offs are held at the end of May through the beginning of August.

In an effort to make Seminole Send-Offs as successful as possible, the FSU Alumni Association is working on a new communication plan which includes a mass mailing to the parents of FSU bound students. The postcard will be dropped in the mail the week of May 4th. Continue reading

Seminole Send-Off

Seminole Send-Off

We hope you all have recovered from a fun-filled weekend in Tallahassee and are starting to turn your attention to the Booster Spring Tour events and Seminole Send-Offs. We have submitted requests to the FSU Admissions Department for your student lists and we hope to have those lists no later than the second week of May. As many of you know, decision day is May 1. The Admissions Department will then compile the list of students who intend on going to FSU and will forward us the finalized list. Continue reading

Thank You!

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Thank you to all our wonderful Seminole Club Leaders for attending the FSU Clubbie awards on Friday! The FSU Alumni Association would like to give a big THANK YOU, to you and your wonderful clubs for all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Congratulations to this year’s FSU Clubbie award winners!

Membership Mania

  • 1st place- Richmond Seminole Club
  • 2nd place- Sarasota Seminole Club
  • 3rd place- Seminole Club of North Texas
  • 4th place- Martin County Seminole Club

Newly Chartered Clubs

  • Chattanooga Seminole Club
  • Gainesville Seminole Club

Unconquered Spirit Society

  • Jessica Taggart – Atlanta Seminole Club
  • Frank Maggio – Sarasota Seminole Club
  • Bill Kidd – Seminole Club of Greater Orlando
  • Gabe Kirkpatrick – Seminole Club  of North Texas
  • Caitrin Gladow – Greater New Orleans Seminole Club

Unconquered Spirit Society Award

  • Tara Lehan – Richmond Seminole Club Past President

Best Game Watch Party

  • Seminole Club of Greater Orlando

Best Seminole Service Day

  • Seminole Club of Naples

Best Seminole Send-Off

  • Miami Seminole Club

Club of the Year

  • Vires- Greater New Orleans Seminole Club
  • Artes (Out of State)- Seminole Club of North Texas
  • Artes (In State)- Sarasota Seminole Club
  • Mores- Tampa Bay Seminole Club

Once again, congratulations to our Clubbie award winners! If you have any suggestions on how we can make this event even better next year, please feel free to let us know! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the 2014 FSU Clubbie Awards!

Have a great week!- Jessica

Upcoming Club Deadlines & Dates

Hi all–passing along a reminder on some key dates coming up:

May 1st:  Phase 1 & 2 Clubs only–Conference call at 12:30 or 5:00

June 1st: All Clubs: Deadline to submit your Seminole Club contact info, Officer slate, Executive summary of the past fiscal year, and Planning calendar for the upcoming year

July 1st-July 10th: Phase 1 & 2 Clubs only–Deadline window to submit year-end financials

Also, it’s never too early to start planning for the fall.  Start thinking about the date of your Kickoff Party so you can get it on everyone’s calendar.  Remember we’re now in the middle of Seminole Send-Off and Club Scholarship season.  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Go Noles–Tom

P.S.  How ’bout that NFL Draft?