Student Advisory Committee June 2017 Report


Below you will find an outline of what took place during the June Student Advisory Committee meeting on June 12, 2017 Lizzi Pineiro of the SWD took notes for the meeting. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at or the whole committee at

Keep Striving!

—June SAC – Minutes 6/12/2017—

  • Introduction/Attendance
    • Midwest: Jesse Granados – President
    • North Central:  Viet Nguyen – VPM, Jacob Boesch – VPP
    • Northeast: Kim Sulahian – MAL
    • Southeast: Frank Marzen – President, Keith Pringle – VPP
    • Southwest: Lizzi Pineiro- VPM, Dino Cardenas – MAL
    • Western: Micky Welther – Sec/Treas, Lyssa Fukuhara – MAL
  • District Updates
    • Midwest:
      • Convention site set; CLC was a great turn out
    • North Central
      • 58 people for their first summer event
    • Northeast
      • Gaining contact info per chapters; fundraising ideas for conventions (national and district)
    • Southeast
      • ‘Slack’ is working well as a communication platform; updating emails per chapter; positions are filling up
    • Southwest
      • National convention push; Instagram revamp
    • Western
      • Joint meeting was a success; positions selected (waiting on announcements)
  • SAC Topic #1: The Road to Wisdom and an update from the Curriculum Committee
    • Robert is making it pretty- almost ready for printing!
    • Teacher-like manuals (student view per page)
    • Reviews and assessments will be available as an option
    • Both manuals will be available at Nat Con to the delegates of that committee
    • Candidates will be able to type AND SAVE!!!
    • Lesson Four Content got cut (for the sake of good teaching and engagement)
    • Keeps the things that matter more important over the others
    • Recording of stop-motion ritual and lessons at Nat Con
    • 3 different lessons will be taught at Nat Con (Wed, Fri, and Sat)
    • Tons of extra materials will be available (PPT etc)
    • There will be assigned Curriculum Advisors per chapter
    • Kim: “How do we still implement tradition?”
    • Edmodo, Google Classroom, Slack for virtual learning communities (contact the curriculum committee if you have other options that may fit this need)
  • National Council Updates
    • Deadlines:
      • Letter of Proxy—July 4
      • Registration—June 15
      • Book hotel ASAP
      • Colonization application May 15—June 30
      • Gold Star Program – award for Military—July 1
      • Outstanding Sponsor—July 1
    • Help with podcast at NatCon—form on website
  • SAC Topic #2: Music and the Ritual
    • Due to secret nature of our ritual, the notes are available on request to verifiable brothers.
  • District Feedback/Concerns
    • Dino: ‘Conditional status (especially concerning fees) during internship semesters’
      • Clarified you only have to REAPPLY after two consecutive semesters
    • Jacob: ‘Pharm student status” 
    • Zac wants to create a communications team to keep cohesive outreach to the brothers
    • Next meeting (briefly) 1 week before Nat Con
    • SAC will be given applications and will pick Most Improved Chapter at Nat Con
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