Wednesday, April 11, 2012
April 11, 2012
Hello all Golden Key Members;
As the new President of the Golden Key Honor Society at Kaplan University I would like to convey my feelings of gratitude for being placed in this position. I am nothing but a humble servant of the membership and hope that I can live up to the legacy that have been left by our past Presidents, especially Lilo Cartwright and Linda Dunckel.
We are starting something new here at Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key, an e-mail update! We feel this will be a great way to communicate with the membership and for the membership to communicate with us. We are here to serve you, so the more involved you get the better this chapter will work. We are only as strong as our weakest member! There are several ways to stay updated and in contact with KUGKHS, the first being by e-mail, KUGKHS@gmail.com. We also have a new and improved blog which can be found at http://kugoldenkey.blogspot.com/ where you can sign up for email notifications, this way you will be automatically notified when the blog is update and events have been added. Of course our facebook page is also available at https://www.facebook.com/KUGKHS and we are currently working on updating and improving our twitter link as well as our LinkedIn account. Every member should also receive our monthly newsletter by e-mail (which can also be found on the blog) where all of the e-mail addresses for the executive board are listed at the end.
The executive board has been working on many new and exciting things that will add to the experience of being a member of Golden Key. The first item is a special election. We are in the process of accepting nominations for the position of secretary. The person elected will be in the position for the remainder of the term, which will be until March 2013, and they must be an active student. Please get your letter of intent and campaign statement into KUGKHS@gmail.com by April 22nd. We would like to hold the election from April 23, 8PM to April 30, 8 PM. Everyone will be emailed the link for voting.
We are working on a great new service project known as Better World Books. This is a charitable organization where students can donate books, especially textbooks and Golden Key will receive the charitable credit. The books are used to provide under privileged students that would not be able to afford the books or are sold and the funds used for the charity to purchase books. We will be releasing more information on this next week.
We area also searching for students to attend out Golden Key International Summit in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of July. Active students and alumni are invited to submit essays and active students will be reimbursed for their travel. Georgia Tech will be hosting this event and will provide lodging. We have been allotted five slots for attendance and this would be a great opportunity to expand your network as well as bring back some exciting features to KUGKHS!
We also hold regular meetings for the general membership and all members, including alumni, are invited to attend. These live meetings are held on Adobe Connect and can be found at https://khe2.adobeconnect.com/r33289196/ on the last Monday of the month at 8 PM eastern with our next meeting coming on April 30. The May meeting will be held on May 21 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. We try to present guest speakers at this meeting that will assist and educate our members on a variety of topics. Our last meeting featured Garret Messerly discussing interviewing techniques. The link for the recorded version of that meeting can be found on our facebook page.
We also hold monthly meetings for our newsletter, The Golden Scholar, and those are held on the third Friday of the month with the next meeting coming on Friday April 20, 2012 at 9 PM Eastern at the same Adobe Connect link as the general meeting. Alumni are invited to attend and participate in the newsletter.
Of course, our classroom is still a great way to stay active and up to date on all the different things that we have going on and we are currently in the process of updating it. There are also some unique discussion boards there and even a segment to post pictures of yourself!
Thank you for taking the time to read the update. Together we can make this the greatest chapter Golden Key has!
George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden key Honor Society
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” MLK