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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Seminole Service Day 2016

seminole-service-day-club-15-eblast[12]There’s nothing wrong with getting your hands a little dirty every once in a while! By planning hands-on community service projects you are able to give back to your community in a meaningful way and make a significant impact on the people you serve.

Seminole Service Day projects are a great way to get non-club members involved with your club. Members can invite friends and family for extra hands. Your club can ask local retailers to donate supplies, such as paint, hardware and tools. This helps to promote local business and promote your local Seminole Club®—while making a difference in the community.

We hope that you have begun planning meaningful service day projects and are getting excited to gather with fellow Seminoles to give the greatest gift of all—your time. 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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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 Service Day Follow-up

Seminole-Service-DayYour community is different because FSU Alumni live there!

Members of the FSU community helped make their neighborhoods a better place by participating in the Fourth Annual Seminole Service Day. People from all over the country came together to serve food in soup kitchens and food banks, build homes for the homeless, clean up high schools and beaches, volunteer with the Salvation Army and Ronald McDonald Charities, provide support to children and animals, and so much more.

“It’s so rewarding to see photos roll in from across the country,” says FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Scott Atwell. “Those images are tangible evidence of the Seminole spirit alive in communities from coast to coast — showcasing alumni serving as great ambassadors of our university.” Continue reading

Three Days until Seminole Service Day 2015!

seminoleservicedaybanner.fwSeminole Service Day unites alumni, students, staff, faculty, parents and friends to give back to their local 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.

Promote:

  • The official hashtag for Seminole Service Day is #SeminoleServiceDay.
  • Help promote Seminole Service Day by posting on Facebook and Twitter starting TODAY!
  • Use this 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. Visit http://fla.st/1yc9n0r to view a sample press release.

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Announcing the 2015 Leadership Weekend

2This year’s Leadership Weekend will be held from Thursday, April 9–Saturday, April 11. The weekend will kick-off Thursday evening with a social mixer. Friday will be a full day of conferencing at the FSU Alumni Center, followed by the 2015 FSU Clubbie Awards at Hotel Duval. Saturday you are invited to attend the Young Alumni tailgate and the spring football game.

Help us in selecting this year’s FSU Clubbie Award winners by nominating club/chapter events and top volunteers. Please be as detailed as possible when filling out the 2015 FSU Clubbie Award nomination form. Continue reading