Welcome to the Sac Central YMCA Delegations!

Monday, June 17, 2019

June 22 Volunteer Events!

There are two opportunities (well, three, really) to support the YMCA this coming Saturday, June 22 and we are looking for volunteers!

1.) Capital City Mopar Car Show: 10-12 volunteers (age 14 and over) are needed to run the food both at the car show (Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova) from 8:30am until 3:00pm. The show organizers will make a donation to the YMCA in exchange for our volunteer time. Last year, the organization running the booth earned $600. This is a great opportunity to support Y programs! 

2.) Yolo County YMCA Family Fun Night: Our sister YMCA in Yolo County is hosting their 31st(!) Annual Family Fun Night at Nelson's Grove in Woodland. Volunteers are needed from 4:00p on to help with all aspects of the event. 

2a.) Family Fun Night is also a great event to attend, even if you can't volunteer! Tickets are available now and Nelson's Grove is an absolute jewel of a location that you should come enjoy! 

If you can help out at either event, please sign up ASAP here

This is a great chance to get a jump on our Delegation of Distinction quest for the new program year! 

Monday, April 29, 2019

SacC MUN Bulletin #12: The 18th Model UN Summit is in the Books!

What an amazing weekend we had in Los Angeles! The entire Advising Team is amazed by our Ambassadors' accomplishments at the 18th Youth & Government Model United Nations Summit. We hope each Ambassador is proud of our Delegations' work - we sure are!


New Business

1.) Awards Banquet Time! Our First Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 7. This will be a chance for Ambassadors and their families to gather in celebration of all their hard work and accomplishments this year. Please purchase your tickets online by Tuesday, April 30.

2.) Delegate Summit Survey. Ambassadors should take a moment to complete the Delegate Summit Survey. Your input helps CalYMCA improve the program for next year. 

3.) Gold Country Half Marathon (El Dorado Hills). We're still looking for volunteers on Sunday, May 19 at the Gold Country Half Marathon in El Dorado Hills. Earn service credit, work towards next year's Delegation of Distinction, and help raise money for delegation scholarships! For more details and to sign up, click here

4.) Be The Change Coin Challenge: Thank you to all who brought their spare change for the Coin Challenge! Model UN met and exceeded its goal of raising $1000 to provide scholarships for next year's MUN Ambassadors. It's wonderful to see so much support from our Ambassadors as we benefited greatly from these scholarships this year! 

5.) MUN IPC Articles Online. Visit the MUN IPC website to read Ambassador-authored articles about the 18th MUN Summit! 

Parent Corner

- Parent Survey. Help us improve MUN by providing feedback about this year's experience. Complete this survey today

Mailing List Now Open. If you have an 8th grader interested in our high school Model Legislature & Court program or friends who might want to join MUN next year, please share our mailing list link with them: bit.ly/CapCoInterest (Note: current/returning Ambassadors do not need to sign up again)

Big Day of Giving - Find 15 for Youth & Teens!: Thursday, May 2 is the Sacramento Region's annual Big Day of Giving - a wonderful day to support your favorite local nonprofits. We hope that you can #find15 to support the Sacramento Central YMCA! We're asking our members, supporters, and friends to find $15 dollars to ensure equal program access for everyone in our community and to ask 15 friends to do the same! Then, join us on Thursday, May 2 at Bike Dog Taproom (located at 915 Broadway) from 6:15 to 8:15 pm where 15% of your purchases will be donated back to the Y! (Bike Dog is family friendly - with dinner easily available at Selland's next door!). Event flyer found hereYou don't even have to wait until May 2! Our BigDOG page is live now!

Thank you!
-Amanda Levy & Christiana Dominguez
Co-Lead Advisors, Sacramento Central MUN Delegation

Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
Join the Sacramento Central YMCA Annual Campaign! (Give online or return this form)
May 2: Big Day of Giving: #Find15 for the YMCA!
May 7: Celebration Banquet. Tickets available here

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G MLC and MUN are available to every student in our community without regard to financial need. No delegate should ever drop out or refrain from joining because of financial concerns. If you want to do this program, we want you to do this program. Please talk to us if your financial circumstances change during the program year. We're here to help. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

SacC MUN Bulletin #11: One Week Till Summit!

We're so excited to see our Ambassador's shine next week!  We know they are going to have a great time. We encourage each Ambassador to try everything and don't let fear prevent you from making new friends, sharing your opinion, or doing your best! 

New Business

1.) Summit Guide. Click here to review our pre-summit guide and packing list.

2.) Pre-Summit Meeting Slides: here is additional Summit information from our meeting this week. 

3.) Here is the Summit schedule (note, Ambassadors do not need to print this in advance. They will be provided with a paper copy upon arrival. 

4.) Here are annotated maps for the Sheraton and Hyatt. Please note that some room assignments may change! Ambassadors must listen during sessions for announcements of changes and should double check the schedule they will be provided when they arrive. 

5.) We have confirmed with the Sheraton that rooms have mini-fridges but do not have stocked mini-bars with beverages or snacks. We still recommend primarily non-perishable snacks but they will have access to refrigeration if necessary. No caffeinated beverages and please consider limiting high-sugar foods! 

3.) Awards Banquet Time! Our First Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 7. This will be a chance for Ambassadors and their families to gather in celebration of all their hard work and accomplishments this year. Please purchase your tickets online by Tuesday, April 30. 

4.) Be The Change Coin Challenge: As you may recall, two YMCA's make MUN possible, our own Sacramento Central YMCA and California YMCA Youth & Government. Both Y's provided us with generous scholarship money. Search your bedrooms, couch cushions, and cupholders for loose change for CalYMCA's "Be the Change Coin Challenge." At Summit, we'll decorate our collection jar and collect change as part of CalYMCA's effort to raise $1000 for MUN scholarships. 

Reminders

Summit Preparation

We encourage you to email a copy of your prep work (scan it, send a document, snap a picture, etc) to Christiana by Monday, April 22 at 8pm so advisors can bring a back-up copy to Summit for you!  The list of tasks can be found in past bulletins or here on the Airtable.

Want to brush up on some country facts? Here are the World fact sheets for all of the countries CapCo is representing as a delegation or in a program area!

Parent Corner

Big Day of Giving - Find 15!:   Thursday, May 2 is the Sacramento Region's annual Big Day of Giving - a wonderful day to support your favorite local nonprofits. We hope that you can #find15 to support the Sacramento Central YMCA! We're asking our members, supporters, and friends to find $15 dollars to ensure equal program access for everyone in our community and to ask 15 friends to do the same! Then, join us on Thursday, May 2 at Bike Dog Taproom (located at 915 Broadway) from 6:15 to 8:15 pm where 15% of your purchases will be donated back to the Y! (Bike Dog is family friendly - with dinner easily available at Selland's next door!). Event flyer found here

You don't even have to wait until May 2! Our BigDOG page is live now!

 Time for Ambassadors to Shine! We've come a long way since January. Each of our Ambassadors has grown and met every challenge we've thrown at them. They are poised to do great things next week. Help them conquer fears and gain self-confidence and become more self-reliant by respecting our conference boundaries and rules prohibiting Ambassador interaction with non-program volunteers and participants. Please make sure to have a conversation with your Ambassador about personal responsibility, the importance of making good choices that reflect them as the great kids that they are, and review the Code of Conduct before they arrive at Summit.   


Thank you!
-Amanda Levy & Christiana Dominguez
Co-Lead Advisors, Sacramento Central MUN Delegation

Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
Join the Sacramento Central YMCA Annual Campaign! (Give online or return this form)
April 12: Payment #2 Due. (Pay online or bring check payable to Sacramento YMCA)
April 23: No Meeting
April 25-28: 18th MUN Summit, Los Angeles
May 2: Big Day of Giving: #Find15 for the YMCA!
May 7: Celebration Banquet. Tickets available here

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G MLC and MUN are available to every student in our community without regard to financial need. No delegate should ever drop out or refrain from joining because of financial concerns. If you want to do this program, we want you to do this program. Please talk to us if your financial circumstances change during the program year. We're here to help. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SacC MUN Bulletin #10: And then there was one . . . .

We have one meeting left this coming Tuesday, April 16! And it's mandatory for Ambassadors and a parent. We'll split our group up between parents and Ambassadors for the first part - parents will get a logistic rundown in one room while our Ambassadors finalize their pre-summit tasks in the other. Then we'll group up for final pre-conference info. 
New Business

1.) Final Payment Due April 12 - Final payments are due April 12. Each family received an updated balance reminder based on our lowered fees for this year. Please let us know if you have any questions about your remaining balance. If you wish to pay by check, bring the check to our next meeting. Instructions for paying online can be found at the bottom of this bulletin. 

2.) Volunteer event THIS SATURDAY, April 13. Please meet at Burberry Park (2400 Burberry Way, Sacramento, 95835) at 10am. Amanda will be your contact. Please call her at 916-595-8755 if you need to locate her on arrival. Please return this waiver if you did not fill it out at the last meeting. Please wear your delegation sweatshirt (tie it around your waist if it's warm). Please bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen. After the event, we'll have lunch at In-n-Out (2900 Del Paso Road, Sacramento, CA 95834) per our delegation vote (yay #democracy). The Y will cover Ambassador's lunches. Parents need to transport their Ambassador from the park to In-n-Out at the conclusion of the service event. If you plan to carpool, please make sure to email Amanda about your plans. We won't be able to leave the park until all Ambassadors are with their parent or a pre-planned carpool parent driver. 

3.) Save the Date! Our Awards Banquet is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. This will be a chance for Ambassadors and their families to gather in celebration of all their hard work and accomplishments this year. Details coming soon - but mark your calendars, now! 

Reminders


Summit Preparation

Bring any updated info to this week's meeting! You can find Summit prep handouts and Topic Preparation Guides on this Airtable chart (looks best on a desktop/laptop rather than on your phone). Here is what each Ambassador needs to accomplish.
  • ECOSOC (Dylan): Position papers about how Mozambique would view your committee's topics (2 papers total). (See the "How to Write a Position Paper" Document) TOPIC: Universal Primary Education: Subtopic A-Primary education of girls in the Middle East, Subtopic B-Access to education in rural counties.
  • ICJ (Kennedy): Summit Case Worksheet (pages 14-15 of the MUN Training ICJ Packet). Available on the Airtable
  • IPC (Autumn): News article and video about Mozambique. Details available on the Airtable. Final is due via email April 19. 
  • NGO: Summit Preparation Guide document (page 5-6 of NGO Packet - See the Airtable). NGO Ambassadors must prepare their ideas from the point of view of the assigned NGO Country (note: this is a DIFFERENT country from our assigned Delegation Country.)
    • Jessica: Topic - Access to Clean Water. Country  - CHAD
    • Cooper: Topic - Access to Clean Water. Country - AFGHANISTAN
    • John: Topic - Deforestation. Country - MEXICO
The Airtable chart has a LOT of information including the CIA Factbook summary for our Delegation Country and your Program Area countries (if applicable). MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT! Do you have questions about what you need to prepare? ASK! We are happy to help! One more reminder: all handouts from the Training conference and topic preparation guides are available to download from the Airtable

Parent Corner

Summit Arrivals: It seems from our survey that most Ambassadors expect to be in the LA area between 2 and 4pm. We will set our meet-up time as 4pm at the Sheraton. More info about check-in procedures will be available at the April 16 pre-conference meeting. 

 Preparation - Parents, please take some time to review the Summit Preparation information with your Ambassador. Ask them to explain to you their task and their topics. This will help them better understand the information and help them identify questions to ask advisors or program staff. 


Thank you!
-Amanda Levy & Christiana Dominguez
Co-Lead Advisors, Sacramento Central MUN Delegation

Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
Join the Sacramento Central YMCA Annual Campaign! (Give online or return this form)
April 12: Payment #2 Due. (Pay online or bring check payable to Sacramento YMCA)
April 16: Pre-Conference Meeting - Required for Ambassadors and A Parent
April 23: No Meeting
April 25-28, 2019: 18th MUN Summit, Los Angeles

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G MLC and MUN are available to every student in our community without regard to financial need. No delegate should ever drop out or refrain from joining because of financial concerns. If you want to do this program, we want you to do this program. Please talk to us if your financial circumstances change during the program year. We're here to help. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

SacC MUN Bulletin #9: Two Meetings to Go!

Our remaining meetings are April 9 and April 16. We will not meet on April 23. Our April 16 meeting will be our mandatory Pre-Conference meeting. Parents - please make sure to give this bulletin to your Ambassador to read! 

New Business


1.) Last Payment Due April 12 - Final payments are due April 12. Each family received an updated balance reminder based on our lowered fees for this year. Please let us know if you have any questions about your remaining balance. If you wish to pay by check, bring the check to our next meeting. Instructions for paying online can be found at the bottom of this bulletin. 

2.) Weekly Research:
NGOs:
Please bring 2-3 facts to share about your assigned organization including its mission and the year it was founded: 
Jessica-Greenpeace 
Cooper-UNICEF
John-Doctors Without Borders 

UN Organs:
Please bring 2-3 facts about your assigned organ including current leadership and its mission.
Kennedy-international Court of Justice 
Dylan-ECOSOC 

Autumn-Office of Secretary General 

3.) Summit Preparation
Drafts are due at the next meeting! You can find Summit prep handouts and Topic Preparation Guides on this Airtable chart (looks best on a desktop/laptop rather than on your phone). Here is what each Ambassador needs to accomplish.
  • ECOSOC (Dylan): Position papers about how Mozambique would view your committee's topics (2 papers total). (See the "How to Write a Position Paper" Document) TOPIC: Universal Primary Education: Subtopic A-Primary education of girls in the Middle East, Subtopic B-Access to education in rural counties.
  • ICJ (Kennedy): Summit Case Worksheet (pages 14-15 of the MUN Training ICJ Packet). Available on the Airtable
  • IPC (Autumn): News article and video about Mozambique. Details available on the Airtable. Final is due via email April 19. 
  • NGO: Summit Preparation Guide document (page 5-6 of NGO Packet - See the Airtable). NGO Ambassadors must prepare their ideas from the point of view of the assigned NGO Country (note: this is a DIFFERENT country from our assigned Delegation Country.)
    • Jessica: Topic - Access to Clean Water. Country  - CHAD
    • Cooper: Topic - Access to Clean Water. Country - AFGHANISTAN
    • John: Topic - Deforestation. Country - MEXICO
The Airtable chart has a LOT of information including the CIA Factbook summary for our Delegation Country and your Program Area countries (if applicable). MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT! Do you have questions about what you need to prepare? ASK! We are happy to help! One more reminder: all handouts from the Training conference and topic preparation guides are available to download from the Airtable

Reminders:

Volunteer Event, Saturday, April 13

Our Service Event for the year will take place on Saturday, April 13 at Burberry Park in the Natomas Area. We will fill out the form and let them know that we are all attending as a Delegation. Please return this waiver if you did not fill it out at the last meeting. Advisors will be in attendance but parents are welcome to attend as well! Wear your delegation sweatshirt! (Tie it around your waist if it's warm). 

The event runs from 10am-2pm. Bring a water bottle with you. We will have lunch at In-N-Out provided by the YMCA for each Ambassador who attends the service day!  







Parent Corner

Summit Arrivals: It seems from our survey that most Ambassadors expect to be in the LA area between 2 and 4pm. We will set our meet-up time as 4pm at the Sheraton. More info about check-in procedures will be available at the April 16 pre-conference meeting. 

 Preparation - Parents, please take some time to review the Summit Preparation information with your Ambassador. Ask them to explain to you their task and their topics. This will help them better understand the information and help them identify questions to ask advisors or program staff. 


Thank you!
-Amanda Levy & Christiana Dominguez
Co-Lead Advisors, Sacramento Central MUN Delegation

Helpful Links:
Program Brochure

Mark your calendars:
Join the Sacramento Central YMCA Annual Campaign! (Give online or return this form)
April 9: Regular Meeting
April 12: Payment #2 Due. (Pay online or bring check payable to Sacramento YMCA)
April 16: Pre-Conference Meeting - Required for Ambassadors and A Parent
April 23: No Meeting
April 25-28, 2019: 18th MUN Summit, Los Angeles

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G MLC and MUN are available to every student in our community without regard to financial need. No delegate should ever drop out or refrain from joining because of financial concerns. If you want to do this program, we want you to do this program. Please talk to us if your financial circumstances change during the program year. We're here to help.