AmeriCorps Alums Bloomington is a student organization that aims to connect, support and mobilize AmeriCorps Alums in order to strengthen our community and our nation. The primary functions are to:
Create a network of AmeriCorps alumni in the IU community
Connect local AmeriCorps alumni to other alumni on a state level
Promote service initiatives
Serve as an informational resource regarding AmeriCorps for Indiana University and the Bloomington community.
We have a lot going on this month, so I'll get right to it.
Red Cross Training! Has your Red Cross First Aid/CPR expired? Would you like to get certified/re-certified? Well, we have a deal for you! We have negotiated a special rate of $36 for Alums (discounted from $50). Want an even better deal? The first seven people to RSVP for the course will get a discounted rate of $25. This will be a blended course, which means you will complete a portion of the class online before attending the class. The online portion will take 1-4 hours to complete. The classroom portion will take place on April 27 from 6-10PM. We will be opening up registration until April 15. If you are interested, please respond to Jesse Freedman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing address, phone number, and email address and we will take care of the registration. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive an email with additional details.
Elections! AmeriCorps Alums Bloomington is seeking a new President and Vice President to get things rolling for the 2011-2012 academic year! Nominations are now open. Please send us your name, which position you are interested in, and a brief description of your AmeriCorps experience and why you want to serve as an executive member of AAB. Nominations will close next Friday. We will then distribute the descriptions of nominees and give all members a week to vote. We know the next class will continue the momentum we have built over the past few years!
Mark your calendar! Shirley Sagawa, author of The American Way to Change, will be a guest speaker via Skype in Dr. Lenkowsky's Civil Society and Public Policy class on April 15 at 1:30. Dr. Lenkowsky has graciously opened up this class meeting to AmeriCorps alums interested in hearing from someone Steve Waldman called the "founding mother" of the modern service movement and a recipient of the Lifetime of Service Award. Location is still to be determined, but we will keep you posted on developments.
Also, don't forget that our AmeriCorps Panel Discussion is coming up on April 5 at 6pm (with refreshments at 5:30) in Room 219 in the Kelley Business School.
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