Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet The Editor

So I requested info from everyone taking board and administration positions. Amy had a unique approach. Rather than summarizing everything she has done, I feel it'd be better to provide you with the link she presented me.
Here is her resume.

if you go to the Clipbook, you will find a listing of her published articles.

I encourage you to take a look. Ask Amy anything you like in the comments section!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Meet Yasamin (Yaz) Our Event Manager

Below is Yasamin's Introduction of herself to our current members.
Please include any questions you might have for her in the comments.

About Yaz

The position of event manager necessarily serves two primary purposes: the planning of events and their subsequent operation. In the first stage, I plan on combining my extensive familiarity with open-mic and set-schedule events to formulate a template for successful events for this organization. Not only have I seen the behind-the-scenes of a plethora of readings, but I have come to understand what it takes to carry out one of them efficaciously. Inside of school I have been required to read, but as it is my passion, I have acquainted myself with more authors than there are fish in the sea. Using these backgrounds and interactive seminar formats, I plan on supplying those with knowledge that I may lack a venue at which to impart that information. My presence will not overshadow those being featured, but will still command the respect and exhibit the wherewithal necessary to carry out such an event without any hiccups.

Goals for the Organization

The first and foremost goal must be the sharing of art in the form of poetry and prose within the local community. There is no “too many” when talking about how many people are reading or writing these days. As I see it, “too few” would be an accurate answer as of today. Across all barriers (age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc.), there are poets (and writers of all stripes) awaiting an awakening, shadowed only by a lack of exposure.

Secondarily, I would like to see this organization’s sponsorship of non-fundraising events on a progressively more frequent basis. With the right planning, a non-fundraising event can be carried out at no expense, and considering the subject matter, the chances are that our resources are either currently possessed or readily accessible for dissemination. Therefore, the only limitation should be time available, and luckily for us, there should always be time in the day for poetry.

Other goals include, but are not limited to, the improvement of the poetry scene in Sacramento, the improvement of the personal writings of those with an interest in bettering themselves, as well as the offering of a safe haven for the emotional, intellectual, and in some cases spiritual, growth of Sac-Towners. Not to mention, the growth of this organization into a name worth remembering.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fundraising Manager -- Jazamin Wasi

Below is the Introductory Statement of our new Fund Raising Manager. Feel free to use the comment section to ask her questions about herself, her goals, and fund raisers she is currently researching for our organization.

I’m Jazmine Wasi and I am assuming the position of Fundraising Manager. I spent 3 years working as the Activity Director for the Black Student Union at Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, CA. My duties as Activity Director consisted of organizing fundraisers, community service events, scheduling club meetings, (basically any event that the club was to be involved in).

I gave weekly updates to participants in the club and rounded up volunteers to assist me in all new events I planned. I’m very organized, resourceful, and driven. Overused statement warning: I may not always know the answers to every question but

I pride myself on always being able to find answers. I usually accomplish what I set out to accomplish. Even if I don’t meet my goals at first, I eventually will, because I don’t give up easily. I generally get along with just about everybody. This makes it easier for me to effectively communicate with the necessary organizations and people in order to successfully plan fundraisers. My people skills will help me present a positive image for SWS when speaking on behalf of SWS to other organizations when arranging fundraising efforts.

With my position as fundraising manager I would like to fundraise enough money to accomplish the following things:

--find a permanent space for SWS to work out of
--spread the word about SWS
--help to accomplish the specific goals of SWS for SWS.

I would also like to help myself with this job as well. I hope to gain experience and help myself develop new strategies for planning successful fundraisers and events. I hope to advance my skills in event planning and find out where I would like to take my skills in the future. I’m still trying to find out exactly where I’m headed in life and what career I’m interested in.

I hope that the experience I get working with SWS will help me get a clearer view of what I really want. I would like to improve my position by eventually expanding my responsibilities and doing everything that is expected of me and more. I hope that everyone in SWS will be satisfied with my work, ideas, hard work and driven attitude. I look forward to getting to know everyone involved with SWS, and hopefully will be able to work alongside you in future fundraising event.

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