I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for an awesome semester (year) at Kent State. I want to welcome all of those that are freshman and are eager to get started, as well as our returning members.
We have such an awesome semester planned for you guys! But before I dive into what we have planned for next month. I want to lay out the ground work for this upcoming semester. It’s a lot, I know, but I want us all on the same page going into this next year.
1. MEETINGS: We have confirmed that we have the room for this upcoming year and it should house us much better than last year. Meetings will be every Tuesday(unless I say otherwise) from 6:30- 7:15 (give or take 10 minutes) in room 310C of the Kent Student Center (KSC). **This may not be the same time for next semester but it will be the same day, so keep that in mind.
2. We are getting T-shirts!!! We are waiting to hear back from the company about the final cost for everyone and then we will put an order in for after our second meeting for any stragglers that would like a t-shirt. Think about what size you want as we will be tie dying them after the shirts come in. We have organic dyes of green, blue, and yellow, and even possibly red. So keep that in mind 🙂 (You don’t have to tie dye it).
3. As members of the club, I am requiring/ asking two things of you. First that you attend at least 2 of the 4/5 meetings every month AND attend any two of the many monthly (weekend) events that we will be hosting. If you can’t come to any meetings, please try to make it to as many monthly events that you can (event meaning any activity not held during the meetings). We will take attendance and those who show interest could show potential for an officer position. **I will go over this at the first meeting.**
4. BLASTOFF!!! If you were part of the club last year and want to help out, swing by the table during Blastoff and help us meet and greet! *We don’t know which table yet, but look for lots of green. If you are an incoming freshman and want to meet me or any of the officers, or just want to say hi, please don’t hesitate to stop by! (Just let me know who you are so I don’t make you register again).
Alright, I think that covers the big things that I want everyone to be aware of.
September 5th– First Meeting (Welcome, Planning for the semester, meet and greet)
September 9th (EVENT): Farmer’s Market Outing– Meet in the Poetry Garden on Front Campus at 11 am.
September 12th: Trash Pickup! Meet in the Main Lobby of the KSC.
September 13th (POTLUCK) (Not a meeting/ Not an event): Outside in the Risman Plaza at 6:30 pm for those interested.
September 17th (EVENT): Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary (Meet at Bus Stop at 11 am)– we will talk about this event more during our meeting.
September 19th: Meeting at 6:30 🙂
September 23rd (ALL DAY EVENT): Trip to Old Woman Creek in Huron for National Estuaries Day! http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/oldwomancreek
September 26th: Meeting at 6:30 🙂
September 30th (ALL AFTERNOON EVENT): Cuyahoga River Clean Up
“We have teamed up with the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement to keep the river clean and beautiful. We will set out on kayaks, canoes and on foot to gather trash between downtown Kent and Middlebury Road. This is a free program, includes lunch and is for students only.” -Recreational Services
**We will meet in front of the bus stop at 12:30 pm (we will need drivers for this event) This event is from 1-6 pm as a precaution to those that may have plans later on. It won’t take us the whole time, but I would set aside this time to be at the river. ———————————-
We are in the process of making a Google Calander in which we will share with you after Blastoff that will contain all of the meetings and all of the events that we have planned. Once I share that with you, I will let you know so that I know it works.
Thank you for joining and being a part of Kent State Environmental Society. We hope you enjoy all that we have planned!