Summer Send-Off Committee - Lesley Ahmuty
This committee organizes our annual summer send-off event for families of incoming freshmen and upper classmen in an informal setting within the community. This committee plans the function with input from the Executive Board. They provide the Mountaineer Parents Club Office with all information about our send-off so a flyer can be created and mailed to all WVU families and a press release sent to our local newspaper. An article will be published in our newsletter announcing the date of the send-off and the details.
Newsletter Committee - Please volunteer
The newsletter committee works with the Executive Board in determining the information to be covered in the newsletter. The committee and Board establish at least two dates/year for publishing the newsletter. Suggested dates are October/November and February/March. More newsletters can be published at the Chapter's discretion. The committee collects information for the newsletter from every officer. They may gather information about what's happening in Morgantown by accessing online versions of the Dominion Post at http://www.dominionpost.com and the Daily Athenaeum at http://www.da.wvu.edu. They may also, check out the University NewsWire, which offers updated campus news, on WVU's home page at http://www.wvu.edu. The information is then assembled into newsletter format and submitted via email, mail or fax to the Mountaineer Parents Club Office for duplication and mailing.
Student Support Committee - Diane Hyatt
The Student Support Committee is our contact with our Chapter students on campus throughout the academic year. They establish a yearlong schedule of items to be sent to students. Working with the Executive Board, the committee will determine the method of securing and financing the items and distribution of the items to the students.
Communications Committee - Open
The importance of the communications committee cannot be overstated. In many cases, a phone call to a family member about an upcoming event may be the only direct contact that a parent has with another WVU parent. Calls announcing events often result in networking for transportation, in helping parents solve common problems related to their students, and in providing parent-to-parent support. Attendance at meetings and other parent's club events is directly related to the perseverance of the communications committee to personally contact family members.
Transportation Committee - Steve Nicewarner
The transportation committee works to offer travel to and from Morgantown for students in our chapter. They coordinate group travel for students when needed and inform the Mountaineer Parents Club of any organized group travel so that it can be made available on the Parent Club website and by mailing a flyer to all members of our chapter. They will submit articles to the chapter newsletter about transportation issues. The transportation committee can assist club members and their students with rides to and from Morgantown, with delivery of packages, or other transportation issues if possible. They will also work with other committees and club officers to coordinate transportation needs for club trips to Morgantown.
Mountaineer Parents Club Campus Representative - Open
Periodically members of the Mountaineer Parents Club are asked to represent parent perspectives on campus committees and student related task forces. This direct participation by family members has had a positive impact on committees dealing with campus safety, drug and alcohol abuse, off-campus housing, extension services, requirements for English speaking proficiency, nutrition and wellness, etc. A campus representative typically attends regularly scheduled meetings on campus. The number of meetings and duration of service depends on the complexity of issues that are involved.
The Campus Representative will complete the campus representative information form (available from the Club Chair or from the Mountaineer Parents Club Office) and return it to the Mountaineer Parents Club Office. The information on this form is useful in matching your interests, background, and availability with the needs of various campus task forces or committees.
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