I hope you all had a great holiday season and that your 2016 is off to a great start! In the time since Fall Conclave the EC has been hard at work organizing philanthropy projects, researching budget proposals, and preparing for Spring Conclave.
Secretary Becca Mousseau has been working with the philanthropy committee to organize Relay for Life teams in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis areas as well as a clothing drive for Spring Conclave. I encourage you all to join your local teams and support our MAP philanthropy, the American Cancer Society. There will be awards presented at the conclave meeting for chapters with the most participation and financial contribution! Becca has also been reviewing your Chapter of the Year and National Progress Report form growth opportunities and has been giving feedback on ways your chapters can improve and receive credit for all of the work you do. The final Chapter of the Year form submission is due March 15th. Be sure to submit your form in order to not miss out on the chapter awards at conclave! If you have any questions about how to complete the form or ways to improve don’t hesitate to contact your chapter mentors from the EC!
Treasurer Lauren Edwards and the auditing committee have collected feedback from the Province in November/December regarding the potential investments proposed at Fall Conclave. They are now taking this information and working with other provinces to see how they set up their budgets to achieve these goals. They will be preparing a formal budget for presentation to the Province at the Spring Conclave to make sure we are putting our MAP funds to the best use.
The EC has also been working on reviewing our by-laws, updating our website, writing MASK articles, and so much more! Spring Conclave is quickly approaching and Epsilon Rho has been hard at work to organize a great weekend for us all in Rockford, IL! Registration is open and the link can be found on the MAP Facebook page. I encourage you all to register as soon as possible as early registration and the hotel discount end on March 15th! I look forward to seeing you all April 15th-17th in Rockford!