To help everyone with the frustration of finals, Vets 4 Vets will be hosting an end of the Semester/ end of Finals / Holiday celebration. We are getting together at Dave and Busters in Hilliard to eat, drink, play games, and exchange white elephant gifts (for those that wish to participate). It is taking place this Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP so we can have a rough count of the number of people that will be there. Best of luck to everybody with finals.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On November 18th, we had a busy night. First off we elected a new Vice-President John Haviland. That created an opening for the position of Secretary, which was filled that night by Colin Winter. Colin welcome and best of luck to you with your new officer position.
We then passed word about our plans for next semester. We are requesting various companies and organizations to come and speak to the Student Veterans. The tentative list of companies are Cisco, GE, Harris, Battell, and more. The organizations include the VFW, AMVETs, and Veterans Affairs. Check out the calendar for the most recent information on the meetings.
As for meeting, we are taking a poll to find out what times and nights are best for you to attend Vets 4 Vets meetings. Please fill out the form located here, so we can make the meeting times more convenient.
The design for the 2013 - 2014 Vets 4 Vets t-shirts are finalized. We will be taking orders soon for those that wish to pre-order. Prices are not yet available because we need a count to get the final price. Estimates are between $15 and $20 per shirt. If you participate in the various fundraising events, you will be given a shirt for your help. To pre-order t-shirts, click here.
Friday December 13th, we are having a Vets 4 Vets night out. We know what day, the time and where is all up to guys. Vote here.
Some updates from the Veterans Ambassadors:
First Year Experience
Transition Orientations will begin to include Student Veterans into the presentation. This is a great way to show the incoming veterans that there are lots of resources available to them. They are also beginning the planning process to implement a mentorship program, where an upperclass Student Veterans will be paired with an incoming Student Veteran.
Recreational Sports are going to begin hosting special Veteran only events once a month beginning in January. The idea is that for each event you attend, you will get a punch card. The people with the most punches on their card will be eligible to compete for a 2 day expenses paid kayak trip in Pennsylvania. The events will be free for Student Veterans to attend, except for the kayaking trip. The tentative list includes:
- January - Martial Arts Night
- February - Boot Camp (Student Veterans will be the instructors for this)
- March - WipeOut
- April – 2 day kayak in penn (10 ppl funded)