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Join the IDSA LISTSERV! 2010-11 IDSA Officers Ballot Sign up online at www.idsa-activities.org/listserv.html (to take office January 2010) - or - for President send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “subscribe idsalist firstname lastname” (without the quotes) in the body of the e-mail. □ Debbie Beagle Vernon Hills High School (It’s best to delete any signature information from your e-mail.) Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to □ Write-in: confirm your subscription. You must click this link within 48 hours to activate your subscription. for President-Elect □ Jennifer Paul Join the IDSA FORUM! Libertyville High School Sign up now at online at □ Write-in: http://www.idsa-activities.org/phpBB3/index.php Going live in January, the Forum bulletin board will host ongoing for Treasurer discussions of activities, archives of past LISTSERV questions (and responses), and Best of the Best submissions. □ Lesa Friedrich Highland Park High School □ Write-in: for Secretary □ Ted Goergen Adlai E. Stevenson High School □ Write-in: The Illinois Directors of Student Activities present the 23rd Annual State Convention Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles Monday, November 16, 2009 “Under the Big Top” Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 AM Vendor availability: 8:30-9:00 AM Activities: The Greatest Show on Earth 9:00 - 9:30 9:45 - 10:30 10:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 1:30 1:45 - 2:30 2:30 - 3:00 Flea Circus Fire Eaters St. Charles Tightrope Walker Dance 101 Fire Breathers School Spirit: Ballroom Q&A with IHSA Community Service Audra Christenson School Spirit (Salons Susie Knoblauch St. Charles North HS Jeff Siegal GENERAL Jeff Siegal I, III, & IV) IHSA Buffalo Grove HS Jordan Neuhauser Buffalo Grove HS SESSION Boom Entertainment Ringmasters Grand The Strongman Student Leadership Fundraising The Dancing Bear P.T. Barnum Ballroom Mascot Training Structures & Opportunities Assembly Planning Marsalis 1 Lesa Friedrich Debbie Beagle Highland Park HS Peter Geddeis LUNCH Vernon Hills HS Aaron Wellington Brian Verisario Lyons Township HS Stevenson HS IDSA Deerfield HS Ted Goergen Grand Highlights Central Stevenson HS Ballroom Video Lion Tamers Atrium Lion Tamers Sword Swallower Stilt Walkers For Activities Understanding and Understanding and Web Marsalis 2 President’s Secretaries Addressing Cyber-bullying Elections Addressing Cyber-bullying Communications In case you Remarks Buffalo Grove HS Jennifer Nielsen Jennifer Nielsen Peter Geddeis missed it… Anti-Defamation League IDSA Anti-Defamation League Lyons Township HS Introduce Clown Car business Officers For First-Timers Snake Charmers Slate Flying Trapeze Advocating for Activities Contortionists St. Charles Katie Meader (2010-11) Lincoln-Way East HS Freshmanisms Therese McLaughlin Mentoring Program Ballroom Jaime Robison Francesca DiMaggio T.F. North HS (Salon V) IDSA Board members IHSA Lincoln-Way North HS Jacobs HS Jen Paul Address Jenny Davis Libertyville HS Downers Grove South HS South Atrium South Atrium South Atrium VISIT OUR VISIT OUR VENDORS VISIT OUR VENDORS VENDORS Session Descriptions Tightrope Walker Q&A with IHSA Susie Knoblauch, Illinois High School Association As Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association, Susie Knoblauch plays a very supportive role to student activities throughout Illinois. After hearing her opening remarks on legal issues, emerging activities, and other critical issues from the IHSA perspective, stay in the Grand Ballroom to get answers to your specific questions. The Strongman Fundraising Lesa Friedrich & Brian Verisario Come learn how one school plans fun and entertaining fundraising activities for an entire month. Last year, Highland Park High School’s Charity Drive raised $180,000. Take home information about planning your own school Charity Drive, along with information about the many types of fundraisers planned by students. Learn how the goal of bringing students together for one cause generates enthusiasm to raise thousands of dollars. Stilt Walkers For Activities Secretaries For new secretaries or old, this session provides an opportunity to hear from one veteran and to share experiences and ideas. Clown Car For First-Timers Katie Meader, Jaime Robison, Jenny Davis If you are a first-time attendee to the IDSA Convention, and you are feeling overwhelmed by all of the choices available, then this is the perfect way to start your convention day! Hear from two second-year and a veteran activities directors about how they approach the day, and what they look to bring back to their schools. Session Descriptions Fire Eaters School Spirit: Community Service Jeff Siegal Learn how to leverage that most precious of school commodities – school spirit – into a benefit for your community. Jeff Siegal talks about how Buffalo Grove’s Blue Crew makes a difference. The Dancing Bear Mascot Training Peter Geddeis You’ve spent a lot of money on your mascot, so don’t let that money go to waste. Learn secret techniques and successful tips from an administrator who was worked with mascots inside and out... Lion Tamers Understanding and Addressing Cyber-bullying Jennifer Nielsen, Anti-Defamation League Students today are faced not only with traditional bullying in the hallways and classrooms, but also deal increasingly with issues of cyber-bullying. This workshop will provide information on what cyber-bullying is, its unique effects on students, and what schools can do to deal with this growing epidemic. Flying Trapeze Freshmanisms Francesca DiMaggio Are you in charge of freshman orientation? Or do you play a crucial part in this important transitional program? Learn how one school has set up an effective freshman orientation program. Flea Circus Dance 101 Audra Christenson & Jordan Neuhauser Get all of your questions answered in one place. What new ideas can you appropriate for your school’s dance? What advance work does a DJ do with your school’s Building & Grounds department to ensure a great night? Session Descriptions Ringmasters Student Leadership Structures & Opportunities Debbie Beagle & Ted Goergen Explore different leadership opportunities for your students. This session will include information about how to adapt or modify leadership models to the systems you may currently have in place, as well as recommended leadership programs. Snake Charmers Advocating for Activities Therese McLaughlin It’s part of the IDSA mission, and it should be part of yours. How can you advocate for activities in your school? Learn how to argue for your activities program by emphasizing the relationship of activities to academic, emotional and physical achievement. Fire Breathers School Spirit Jeff Siegal Buffalo Grove’s Blue Crew is legendary. Learn how you can apply the lessons they’ve learned to your school. P.T. Barnum Assembly Planning Aaron Wellington Are your assemblies struggling? Do students have a role in the planning of the assemblies? Check out how Stevenson High School strives to maximize student and staff recognition in an efficient, engaging way. These student-led assemblies attempt to grab the attention of everyone in the audience. Our presentation will give you a visual image to take back to your school. Session Descriptions Sword Swallower Web Communications Peter Geddeis New electronic technologies have changed the way that students talk to each other. Have you adapted? E-mail, text, Facebook and Twitter have altered the landscape and made it easier (and more difficult) to get the word out about your activities program. Contortionists Mentoring Program IDSA Board members The Illinois Directors of Student Activities are trying something new: if you are a new (or relatively new) activities director, this is your opportunity to pair up with a director who has likely seen the challenges that await you. PLEASE COMPLETE SESSION EVALUATIONS. THANK YOU! IDSA Leadership Scholarship Application Name Graduation Year High School School Address School Contact Phone Student Activities Director Phone Home Address E-mail Phone Leadership Conference Information Conference Scholarship Request $ Type of Conference Dates Location Application Requirements Applications will be awarded based upon the following: ___Teacher Recommendations (2) Copy attached form ___Please answer the following questions in typed format & submit with scholarship application: Describe your leadership activities and involvement in your school. List your academic accomplishments. What do you expect to bring back with you after attending the conference? Discuss an issue or concern in your school that you think should be addressed. ___Enclose a copy of the conference registration form ___Please supply a picture for press release purposes **If selected, you will be asked to present your conference experience at the November IDSA State Convention. Scholarship application, copy of summer conference registration and recommendations need to be completed and postmarked by Wednesday, March 31, 2009. Please send all items to: Peter Geddeis Lyons Township High School Phone: (708) 579-7444 Fax: (708) 579-6030 or E-Mail: email@example.com Illinois Directors of Student Activities Leadership Scholarship PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION Student’s Name School Conference Scholarship Request $ Type of Conference Dates Location The above student has requested a recommendation from you for their participation in a leadership- training program. On a scale of 1 – 5 (1-lowest, 5-highest), please rate the applicant’s representation and/or fulfillment of the following areas of leadership in your school. Listens well to other’s ideas Consistently demonstrates positive values (Honesty, reliability, morality) Influences others through actions and words Works exceedingly well with a team Is flexible and curious Presents ideas clearly to others Demonstrates patience Regards other’s differences as strengths in problem solving situations Actively works to enhance school/community relationships and physical environment Using the above guide, please provide your opinion on the student’s leadership qualities: Signature: Position: Illinois Directors of Student Activities 2009 Scholarship Recipients The following students attended leadership workshops this year with support from the Illinois Directors of Student Activities. Laura Borgula Billy Condon Vernon Hills High School Prospect High School Laura attended the Illinois Teen Institute Billy attended the Illinois Leadership Camp in Monmouth, Illinois last July. at the University of Illinois. Laura Emery Jessica Ennis Vernon Hills High School St. Charles North High School Laura also attended the Illinois Teen Jessica attended the Cambridge College Institute in Monmouth, Illinois. International Leadership Programme in the United Kingdom. Mehreen Hussain Ryan Sison St. Charles North High School Niles West High School Mehreen took part in the National Young Ryan attended the Congressional Student Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. As an IDSA member, your students are eligible to receive IDSA Leadership Scholarships. Just have them fill out the application on the opposite side of this sheet. You can also download additional applications at www.idsa-activities.org. ▪ ▪ ▪ 2009-10 EXECUTIVE BOARD ▪ ▪ ▪ E-MAIL NAME SCHOOL (@idsa- PHONE activities.org) Peter Geddeis Lyons Township pgeddeis (708) 579-7444 President Debbie Beagle Vernon Hills dbeagle (847) 932-2195 President-Elect Ted Goergen Stevenson tgoergen (847) 415-4461 Secretary Lesa Friedrich Highland Park lfriedrich (224) 765-2371 Treasurer Therese McLaughlin T.F. North tmclaughlin (708) 585-1027 Past President Audra Christenson St. Charles North achristenson (630) 443-2776 Jenny Davis Downers Grove South jdavis (630) 795-8518 Jessica Fliman Niles West jfliman (847) 626-2921 Kim Lobitz Warren Township klobitz (847) 599-4756 Katie Meader Lincoln-Way East kmeader (815) 464-4369 Cindy Milojevic Oak Park-River Forest cmilojevic Wendy Parks New Trier wparks (847) 784-2281 Jennifer Paul Libertyville jpaul (847) 327-7258 Jaime Robison Lincoln-Way North jrobison (815) 534-3017 Lyn Scolaro Prospect lscolaro (847) 718-5400 Nicole Shervino Lincoln-Way West nshervino (815) 717-3517 Jeff Siegal Buffalo Grove jsiegal (847) 718-4075 Brian Verisario Deerfield bverisario (224) 632-3020 Dustin Waddell Lincoln-Way Central dwaddell (815) 462-2994 Constitution & Bylaws of Illinois Directors of Student Activities ARTICLE I: NAME, INCORPORATION, SEAL Sec. 1 – The name of the organization shall be the Illinois Directors of Student Activities (IDSA). Sec. 2 – This organization is a not-for-profit corporation of Illinois. Sec. 3 – The seal of this organization shall be the outline of the State of Illinois bearing the initials IDSA and the words “Illinois Directors of Student Activities”. ARTICLE II: PURPOSE Sec. 1 – To improve student activity understanding and relationships throughout the schools in the state and nation. Sec. 2 – To foster a closer working relationship with the Illinois High School Association, the National Association of Student Activities Advisors (NASAA), other State School Associations, and other organizations working for state and national student activities progress. Sec. 3 – To foster high standards of professional proficiency among all members. Sec. 4 – To develop greater unity, uniformity and fellowship among all members. Sec. 5 – To improve the articulation of co-curricular activities in the total educational program. Sec. 6 – To provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas concerning mutual problems and practices. Sec. 7 – To promote the establishment of the position of Student Activities Director in the schools of Illinois. Sec. 8 – To develop a program of education and training to improve the levels of involvement and performance of the directors in the school activities. Sec. 9 – To encourage the development of student activities in the schools of Illinois. Sec. 10 – To establish an ongoing organization of advisors to aid and assist the growth of the IDSA. ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES Sec. 1 – Eligibility: All student activities sponsors and directors in public and private schools of Illinois are eligible for membership. Sec. 2 – Voting: All convention attendees will be eligible to cast a vote for elections and other IDSA issues. Sec. 3 – Honorary: The Executive committee may vote Honorary memberships. ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sec. 1 – The officers of this organization shall be the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary and the Treasurer. No person holding one of these offices shall also serve as any other officer in this organization. The term of office shall consist of two years. Sec. 2 – Duties of the President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the IDSA as Chief Executive Officer. The President shall have the power to appoint special committees and call special meetings. The President shall serve a two-year term. Sec. 3 – Duties of the President-Elect: The President-Elect shall work with the Executive Committee on matters relative to planning the activities for his/her term in office. The President-Elect shall assume the duties of the President in case of absence or inability to act. The President-Elect shall succeed the President after serving two years as President-Elect. 1 Sec. 4 – Duties of the immediate past-President: The immediate Past-President shall act as an advisor to the President and the Executive Committee. The immediate past-President shall serve as Chairperson of Public Relations. Sec. 5 – Duties of the Secretary: The Secretary shall be the chief correspondence officer responsible for the records and proceedings, issuing of ballots, notices, publications, reports and other items necessary for proper operation of the IDSA. The Secretary shall conduct meetings in the absence of the President and President-Elect. The Secretary shall serve a two-year term. Sec. 6 – Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer responsible for the receipt and disbursement of funds as authorized by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall submit a financial report as routine order of business at all IDSA meetings. The Treasurer shall submit a yearly financial statement at the State Convention. The Treasurer shall serve a two-year term. Sec. 7 – Unexpired Terms of Officers: If an officer is unable to complete a term, for any reason, the president shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next annual convention with the approval of the Executive Committee. Sec. 8 – The Board of Directors: The Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Committee representing anyone who is committed to promoting Student Activities within their school. Sec. 9 – Quorum: A quorum shall consist of a majority of the membership of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE V: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Sec. 1 – Membership: The Executive shall be comprised of all duly elected officers specified in Article IV, each having one vote on all legislative matters. Sec. 2 – Legislative Action: The Executive Committee shall act on all matters pertaining to membership and legislation in accordance with the Constitution. Sec. 3 – Quorum: A quorum shall consist of 3/5 of the membership of the Executive Committee and any action taken shall be based on a simple majority vote. Sec. 4 – Vacancies: In the event of an emergency, the Executive Committee may call a special meeting or may poll the active membership. The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill vacancies created on the Committee or take any necessary action in the interests of this organization in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of this organization. ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS Sec. 1 – Regular: To be decided by the Executive Committee. Sec. 2 – Elections: Elections shall be a part of the annual convention. ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES (TO BE SELECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE) Sec. 1 – Nominating Committee: May include 5 members, one of whom will be the President-Elect, who shall chair the committee. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of officers to be voted on at the annual convention. They shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed. Sec. 2 – Convention Committee shall consist of the President and a convention chairperson and other interested members. The committee is responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of the state convention. Sec. 3 – Awards Committee shall consist of a minimum of 3 members of the executive committee. The committee shall be responsible for evaluating and selecting the awards each year. Sec. 4 – Scholarship Committee shall consist of a minimum of 3 members for the development, implementation, and selection of a monetary scholarship to a student of a convention attending school for the purpose of attending camp relating to any student activities. 2 ARTICLE VIII: ELECTIONS AT THE STATE CONVENTION Sec. 1 – Nomination of Slate Officers: The Nomination Committee shall present the slate at the annual convention in November. Sec. 2 – Nominations may be made from the Floor. Sec. 3 – Preparation of the Ballot: All contested offices shall be voted by paper ballot. Election will be determined by majority vote. Sec. 4 – Issuing the Ballot: The Secretary shall issue ballots to a representative from each person present at the convention. Sec. 5 – New Officers: The President will install new officers as the last order of business at the annual convention. ARTICLE IX: CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION Sec. 1 – Constitutional Purpose: The Constitution of the IDSA has been developed to best serve the purpose of the organization as outlined in Article II. Sec. 2 – Amendments: Shall be by referendum vote of convention attendees. Sec. 3 – Adoption of Amendments: Shall be by majority of votes at the annual convention. Sec. 4 – Referendum: May be proposed by the Executive Committee or by a petition. ARTICLE X: AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS Sec. 1 – Bylaws Purpose: Developed to best serve the purpose of the organization as outlined in Article II. Sec. 2 – Amendments: Shall be by referendum vote of active members. Sec. 3 – Adoption: Shall be by majority of votes at the annual convention. Sec. 4 – Referendum: All amendments may be proposed by the Executive Committee or by a petition of 30 active members to the Executive Committee. 3 Illinois Directors of Student Activities 2009 Participation survey Yes! I would like to get more involved with IDSA this year. This is how I would like to help: I would like to become a member of the IDSA Board. (The next meeting is Thursday, December 10 at 10 AM at (Prospect High School in Mount Prospect.) I would like to present at next year’s IDSA Convention. (Please provide us with your topic and a brief description of your proposed session. If you will present with others, please include their names.) Topic: Session description: Name: School: School Address: Phone: E-mail: Please return your completed survey to an IDSA Board member (they’re all wearing top hats today), or e-mail your interest to Debbie Beagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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