Welcome to the Sac Central YMCA Delegations!

Monday, October 15, 2018

El Dorado Youth and Government Delegation Bulletin #9.

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up."
-C
huck Yeager
 
 

Practice Bill Hearing Night is Next Week (10/25)! Make Sure Your Family Is Prepared!

1.) Payment Reminder: Our next payment is on October 19. Please make sure you submit your payment on time! 

2.) Bill Hearing Night: This year's bill hearing night will be on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6pm-9pm in the Oak Ridge High School Theater. Bill hearing night is a big deal for our delegation. We have invited local elected officials, Oak Ridge Teachers, and government professionals to be judges for this event. Our delegation will create 10 bills and our judges will select the top 5 of bills to advance from BHN to our conferences. This is a very important night for all delegates and attendance is mandatory. 

List of Confirmed BHN Judges:
Aaron Palm - Oak Ridge High School Principal
John Hidahl - El Dorado County Supervisor 
Mr. Seely - Oak Ridge High School Teacher
Johnnie Pina - Legislative Policy Analyst, League of California Cities

Invited Judges:
Mr. Campbell, Oak Ridge Teacher
Mrs. Brown, Oak Ridge Teacher
Edwin Kim, El Dorado Deputy District Attorney

We will be splitting up the night into two groups for families to present (see below). The first group will present from 6-7:30pm and the second group from 7:30-9pm. Delegates do not need to attend the other group's presentations but are welcome to. Parents, family, and friends are also invited and strongly encouraged to attend! Mark your calendars!

Group 1 - 6-7:30pm:

  • Adams
  • Stafford
  • Arico
  • Parish
  • Borg

Group 2 - 7:30-9pm:

  • Driscoll
  • Causley
  • Durham
  • Melehani
  • Merchant

For our Bill Hearing Night, each bill group needs someone fulfilling one of the following roles:

  • Bill Author/Sponsor  - introduces the bill and gives the opening and closing speeches on the bill
    • Will have 3 minutes to give an opening sponsor speech and 3 minutes to give a closing author summation speech.
  • Legislative Analyst - gives an objective analysis of what the bill does, how much it costs, it's benefits or potential negative consequences. (2 mins)
  • Lobbyist For - speaks in favor of the bill (2 mins
  • Lobbyist Against - speaks against the bill (2 mins)
Note: The Bill Author/Sponsor - the person who writes the bill and is in charge of that draft language, is usually the same person as the Bill Sponsor but not always. That's up to your group to decide. If you are the bill sponsor either 1) you are going to be in Houses to shepard your bill through the legislative process, or 2) you will find another El Dorado delegate to be the bill sponsor who will shepard the bill. 

Family bill templates and worksheets:



3.) Bill Work for this Week: Bill hearing night is in 17 days! We will be continuing to focus on each families bill this week and get ready for our practice bill hearing night on Oct 25. 

Each family, by this Thursday (10/18), should have the following things done: 
1) Completed the bill worksheet (links above)
2) Complete an outline or draft of each speakers speeches
3) Complete draft language for your bill (bill template links above)


4.) Practice Bill Hearing Night: Next week, Oct 25, is our delegation's practice bill hearing night. Our meeting will be 30 minutes longer (6:30-8:30pm) to accommodate more bill work. Practice bill hearing night will provide an opportunity for each family to practice giving their speeches or the drafts of speeches that they have completed. We will have each family present their bill. Please come prepared and let me know if you have questions! 


5.) Points Tracker: Ever wonder where the points you get go? Here is the link to the points tracker: http://bit.ly/2ElyDxW The points system determines the order in which delegates select their program area for the year. After T&E1, we do a draft-style format where the delegates with the most points select their program areas first, and so on. Please take a look at this to see where you are on points and send me an email if you think I missed giving you points for something. Yay points!


6.) Pre-Register/Register to Vote!: There is little more important politically than exercising your right to vote. It is our delegation goal to have 100% of delegates 16 years or older to pre-register or register to vote. I will bring pre/registration cards to the meeting again this week. But, you can also register online at: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
The deadline to register for the Nov. election is Oct. 22. so register today!


As always, thank you for reading and I will see you on Thursday!

Derek Dolfie
Lead Advisor/Delegation Dad
El Dorado Delegation

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Mark your calendars for these key events!
October 19, 2018: Second Y&G Payment
October 25, 2018: Practice Bill Hearing Night
November 1, 2018: Mandatory Bill Hearing Night
November 8, 2018: Mandatory Pre-Conference Meeting
November 9-11, 2018: Training & Elections Conference I, Fresno
December 2: California International Marathon Volunteer Event
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno
February 14-18, 2019: 71st Model Legislature & Court, Sacramento

Friday, October 12, 2018

Camp Capital City Volunteer Info

Thank you for volunteering to help with tomorrow's Camp Capital City fundraiser at the Sacramento YMCA (2021 W Street, Sacramento 95818)

This email contains a lot of important information so please review it carefully. 

Below is the list of those who have volunteered to help at Camp Capital City on Saturday, October 13. If you cannot work the shifts you signed up for, first try to find a substitute for your shift, next contact Christiana. If you would like to volunteer and aren't on the list. Please note the times have been slightly altered. 

NameDelegation9a-12noon1p-4p4:45p-10p
Aaron ReeseSac Centralx
Anna MoghaddamEl Doradox
Anusha ShojaeiEl Doradox
Ashlyn GlancyEl Doradox
Avery BroomandEl Doradox
Baltej RandhawaEl Doradoxxx
Bjorn JohnsonGold Countryxx
Brielle PerryEl Doradoxx
Brynne SuderEl Doradoxxx
Cameron WyattSac Centralx
Connor Mclaren FinelliSac Centralx
Dania FuEl Doradox
Jake WittmerEl Doradoxxx
Jasmine PrasadEl Doradox
Jennifer TsaoSac Centralxx
Jimmy WongSac Centralx
Kai FritzEl Doradox
Kayla PiegaroSac Centralxxx
Keymora RobertsonSac Centralxx
Logan BarthEl Doradox
Madi CiampiEl Doradox
Madison LightfootEl Doradox
Miranda VillarrealSac Centralx
Miraya GomezSac Centralx
Riley ThompsonEl Doradox
Roslyn StephensEl Doradox
Samuel SchlenkerSac Centralx
Sierra WattsEl Doradox
Skyler HancockGold Countryx
Ting Ting PuSac Centralxx

There will be some baked-goods breakfast treats at the start of the day, pizza will be ordered at lunchtime, and those working at the event itself will be able to eat after event guests are served. (And yes, you get s'mores, too). Please bring a refillable water bottle labeled with your name to stay hydrated during the day. 

Attire: For day time shifts, comfortable work clothes and close-toe shoes. For the event: please wear hole-free jeans or other dark pants and a YMCA/Delegation shirt if you have one. Close-toe shoes are required for all volunteers ALL DAY. 

Work AssignmentsDaytime volunteers will report to the morning event coordinator and will be helping to set up tables and chairs, tablecloths, event decor, and auction items.
Event volunteers will report to Nora Shigemoto and must arrive at 4:45pm and will be helping with the attached activities (and you will likely rotate around tasks as needed as the event progresses).




Thank you again for helping - your time is greatly appreciated! Way to #liveyourvalues!


p.s. Parents - tickets are still available to attend the event as a guest! It's the most fun you'll have at a fundraiser! Also, gourmet s'mores! 

Sac Central Delegation Bulletin #6: Bill Drafts & Worksheets Due This Week

Work on those bills! And ask for help if you need it. Your advisors are all on stand-by to guide you through the bill process. Bill groups must have draft worksheets and draft bill language in their google docs by the start of next week's meeting.  Bill Sponsors also should be ready to speak for 1-2 minutes about their bills this week: explain the problem your bill solves and why your solution is the best one for the problem you've identified. 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.) Payment #2 is Due This Week: The next payment is due this week. Payments received after Friday, October 19 are considered late. Please bring your payment to this week's meeting, or pay online. (Click here for instructions on using the online payment system.) If you have a question about the amount owed, please contact Dylan. Your prompt payment is greatly appreciated

2.) Saturday's Camp Capital City Volunteers (Updated List): Below is the list of those who have volunteered to help at Camp Capital City on Saturday, October 13. If you cannot work the shifts you signed up for, first try to find a substitute for your shift, next contact Christiana. If you would like to volunteer and aren't on the list. Please note the times have been slightly altered. 

NameOct 13 9a-12pOct 13 1p-4pOct 13 4:45p-10p
Aaron Reesex
Cameron Wyattx
Connor McLaren Finellix
Jennifer Tsaoxx
Jimmy Wong

x
Kayla Piegarox     x      x
Keymora Robertsonxx
Miranda Villarrealx
Miraya Gomezx
Sam Schlenkerx
Ting Ting Pux
x

There will be some baked-goods breakfast treats at the start of the day, pizza will be ordered at lunchtime, and those working at the event itself will be able to eat after event guests are served. (And yes, you get s'mores, too). Please bring a refillable water bottle labeled with your name to stay hydrated during the day.

Attire: For day time shifts, comfortable work clothes and close-toe shoes. For the event: please wear hole-free jeans or other dark pants and a YMCA/Delegation shirt if you have one. Close-toe shoes are required for all volunteers ALL DAY.

Work Assignments: Daytime volunteers will be helping to set up tables and chairs, tablecloths, event decor, and auction items.
Event volunteers must arrive at 4:45pm and will be helping with the following activities (and you will likely rotate around tasks as needed as the event progresses):



3.) Bill Groups:  The following bill groups were formed this week. If you were not able to attend this week's meeting, you'll need to find a bill group in which to work. Each bill group needs 4 members. Each bill group provides an opportunity to learn about a new topic and to perform important work. Thank you to all who brought bill ideas. If your bill idea did not make it to the bill group stage, there may still be opportunities to work on your issue throughout the year (in Forum, NIC, etc)

Parental Leave (group full) Ting, Trisha, Miraya, Keymora
Plastics in Schools/Environmental Issues (group full) Miranda, Kayla, Jenni, Jimmy, Mitchell
Carpool Lane Access for Students Aaron, Sam, Connor, James
Tree Damage Liability Liam, Cameron, Leo, Natalie

Bill Speeches!
This week, Bill Sponsors will each speak 1-2 minutes about their bills this week: explain the problem your bill solves and why your solution is the best one for the problem you've identified. 
Each person in the bill group makes a short speech at Bill Hearing Night. 
Bill Sponsor - introduces the bill and gives the opening and closing speeches on the bill
Lobbyist For - speaks in favor of the bill
Lobbyist Against - speaks against the bill
Legislative Analyst - gives an objective analysis of what the bill does, how much it costs, it's benefits or potential negative consequences. 
Note: The Bill Author - the person who writes the bill and is in charge of that draft language, is usually the same person as the Bill Sponsor but not always. That's up to your group to decide. 

4.) This week's bill work assignmentsHere is an explanation of common bill mistakes to avoid and an explanation of parts of a bill. Please review it! Ask questions if you need help! That's why your advisors are here. 

Here are the links to your bill documents. Each group must have draft worksheets and draft language in there by the time the meeting starts on Wednesday
REMINDERS:

Bill Hearing Night Date Confirmed: Tuesday, October 30: This year's Bill Hearing Night will take place again at the Historic City Hall Chambers in downtown Sacramento. We have received a final confirmation of the date from Council Member Steve Hansen's office: Tuesday, October 30 from 6-8pm. This is a very important night for all delegates and attendance is mandatory. Parents, family, and friends are also invited and strongly encouraged to attend! Mark your calendars!

Get to know the website. In addition to our bulletin, a lot of valuable information can be found at our website. Here, you'll find all past bulletinsdelegation information, a program calendar, and a link to our forms and downloads folder. Remember to check the site first - chances are you'll find answers to most of your questions!

Parent Corner

Camp Capital City: Tickets are still available for this one-of-a-kind fundraising gala for a good cause!  Click here for more info.

At the next meeting we'll . . .  
-- Work on bills in your bill group
-- Practice your sponsor speeches


See you on Wednesday!

Sac Central Delegation Stands For RespectResponsibilityand Purpose
Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
October 17, 2018: Payment #2 Due
October 24, 2018: Mandatory Practice Bill Hearing Night
TUESDAY October 30, 2018: Mandatory Bill Hearing Night
November 7, 2018: Mandatory Pre-Conference Meeting
November 9-11, 2018: Training & Elections Conference I, Fresno
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno
February 14-18, 2019: 71st Model Legislature & Court, Sacramento

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G 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. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sac Central Delegation Bulletin #5: Bills and Baskets

October is the most "homework" intensive month in the Y&G calendar - everyone should be helping to research their bill group's bill idea and working on their assigned role. Everyone should arrive at next week's meeting having done some research and knowing some facts to assist the group's work. If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to the meeting next week (not required). And don't forget: Reggo leadership apps are due by Monday! Our delegates have a good reputation in Y&G and are frequently successful in their appointed leadership applications and running for office is a great way to make friends statewide! 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.) Camp Capital City Silent Auction Basket: At this week's meeting, your officer team asked for donations to make up a delegation Silent Auction Basket for Camp Capital City. All donations must be received at next week's meeting. If you cannot bring in the item you indicated, please let Ting know ASAP:
Peet's Coffee - Miranda
Coffee Mug - Trisha
Hot Chocolate - Miraya
Starbucks stuff - Cameron
See's Candy - Liam
Godiva truffles - Connor
Marshmallows - Sam
Ghirardelli chocolate, basket, paper filler - Ting

If you are not on this list but would like to contribute, please bring something coffee related or something chocolate related. Thank you for your generosity!   

2.) October 5 Movie Night at the YMCA (Updated List): Thank you to the following delegates who have volunteered to help out at our Movie Under The Stars on Friday, October 5. The event is free and all are invited! The following delegates volunteered to help at the event: 

Miranda Villarreal
Ting Ting Pu
Cameron Wyatt
Keymora Robertson
Aaron Reese
Leo Newman
Kayla Piegaro

Please check in at the front desk of the Y (2021 W Street, Sac, 95818) with Carmen at 5:30pm. Casual attire is fine - wear a delegation shirt or sweatshirt if you have it! - and CLOSE-TOED shoes please. Event should finish no later than 9:30pm. Delegate volunteers will be selling raffle tickets, helping with set up and clean up, greeting guests, working the popcorn machine, etc.

3.) Bill Groups:  The following bill groups were formed this week. If you were not able to attend this week's meeting, you'll need to find a bill group in which to work. Each bill group needs 4 members. Each bill group provides an opportunity to learn about a new topic and to perform important work. Thank you to all who brought bill ideas. If your bill idea did not make it to the bill group stage, there may still be opportunities to work on your issue throughout the year (in Forum, NIC, etc)

Parental Leave (group full) Ting, Trisha, Miraya, Keymora
Plastics in Schools/Environmental Issues (group full) Miranda, Kayla, Jenni, Jimmy
Carpool Lane Access for Students Aaron, Sam, Connor, [open space]
Tree Damage Liability Liam, Cameron, Leo, [open space]

Each bill group needs someone fulfilling one of the following roles:
Bill Sponsor - introduces the bill and gives the opening and closing speeches on the bill
Lobbyist For - speaks in favor of the bill
Lobbyist Against - speaks against the bill
Legislative Analyst - gives an objective analysis of what the bill does, how much it costs, it's benefits or potential negative consequences. 
Note: The Bill Author - the person who writes the bill and is in charge of that draft language, is usually the same person as the Bill Sponsor but not always. That's up to your group to decide. 

4.) Bill Group Work Due October 10: In addition to know your roles, bill authors this week should be researching their bill idea and begin working on their draft bill worksheet. Here's info on bill research from a couple meetings ago. Each bill group has a worksheet and bill template file in google drive you can use to collaborate on your work. Make sure you are making edits in YOUR group's document! Hopefully you've taken a look at the bills handout already.
5.) Elected and Appointed Leadership Apps DUE MONDAY in REGGO: Y&G is all about taking risks and getting outside of your comfort zone. There's no better way to do that than through applying for elected or appointed leadership positions.  There's something for everyone - especially our returning delegates. Here is a comprehensive list of all program areas and leadership positions. Wondering what you qualify for? Check out this chart of your options.  For even more details about Elected positionsclick here. Appointed, click here. I especially encourage all former Houses delegates to pursue leadership in the Houses program (committee chair is a great role!) If you're interested in running or applying for a leadership position, you must complete a short application in Reggo no later than Monday, October 8. You can find the applications in your Reggo account (click to enlarge): 





6.) October 13 Camp Capital City Volunteers (Updated List): Below is the list of those who have volunteered to help at Camp Capital City on Saturday, October 13. If you cannot work the shifts you signed up for, first try to find a substitute for your shift, next contact Christiana. If you would like to volunteer and aren't on the list

NameOct 13 9a-1pOct 13 1p-5pOct 13 5p-10p
Aaron Reesex
Cameron Wyattx
Connor McLaren Finellix
Jennifer Tsaoxx
Jimmy Wong

x
Kayla Piegarox     x      x
Keymora Robertsonxx
Miranda Villarrealx
Miraya Gomezx
Sam Schlenkerx
Ting Ting Pux
x

REMINDERS:

Bill Hearing Night Date Confirmed: Tuesday, October 30: This year's Bill Hearing Night will take place again at the Historic City Hall Chambers in downtown Sacramento. We have received a final confirmation of the date from Council Member Steve Hansen's office: Tuesday, October 30 from 6-8pm. This is a very important night for all delegates and attendance is mandatory. Parents, family, and friends are also invited and strongly encouraged to attend! Mark your calendars!

Get to know the website. In addition to our bulletin, a lot of valuable information can be found at our website. Here, you'll find all past bulletinsdelegation information, a program calendar, and a link to our forms and downloads folder. Remember to check the site first - chances are you'll find answers to most of your questions!

Parent Corner

-Bill Hearing Night, Tuesday October 30: Parents, please save the date for our annual Bill Hearing Night. It's a chance for delegates to show off the mountain of hard work they are going to spend October completing and we depend on the input of attendees to select which of our student-authored legislature is submitted for February's Model Legislature to represent our delegation. It's a definite highlight of the year! 

Camp Capital City: The Sacramento Central YMCA's signature fall fundraising event is quickly approaching! This evening of nostalgic summer camp themed fun supports our Y-Assist Fund, providing program access to all in our community, regardless of financial need. We'd love to have you attend! Tickets and sponsorships are available! Click here for more info.

At the next meeting we'll . . .  
-- Play Bulletin and Current Event Related Jeopardy!
-- Work on bills in your bill group
-- Give a speech for the delegation elected leadership primary (if needed)


See you on Wednesday!

Sac Central Delegation Stands For RespectResponsibilityand Purpose
Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
October 17, 2018: Payment #2 Due
October 24, 2018: Mandatory Practice Bill Hearing Night
October 30, 2018: Mandatory Bill Hearing Night
November 7, 2018: Mandatory Pre-Conference Meeting
November 9-11, 2018: Training &Elections Conference I, Fresno
January 19-21, 2019: Training &Elections Conference II, Fresno
February 14-18, 2019: 71st Model Legislature & Court, Sacramento

We are committed to equal program access for all and are dedicated to ensuring the benefits of Y&G 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.