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Friday, December 14, 2018

Sac Central Delegation Bulletin #15: Happy Winter Break!

This will be the last regular bulletin of 2018, however we still encourage you to check your email over the break for any news that may arise before we return to regular meetings in January (remember: we might need your help on January 3 or 4th with Bill Boxes!) The weekly bulletin will resume on January 4.

Your advising team wishes you a safe and happy winter break and a joyous New Year! Make good choices and finish out 2018 living your values for all to see!




1.) Swim With Santa Tonight (12/14)! Swim with Santa is tonight at the Sac Central YMCA. Details can be found in last week's bulletin. Make sure you are there if you signed up to attend! This event is also open to the public so please share with your family friends and come out for a fun evening! Suggested donation of $2 to attend or bring a non-perishable item for the Sacramento Food Bank.

2.) Meeting Schedule: We have no more regular meetings in 2018 (we don't meet on Dec 19, 26, or Jan 2). We have shockingly few meetings left, so make sure they, and our conferences, are on your calendar:

  • January 9 - regular meetings resume
  • January 16 - mandatory pre-conference meeting
  • January 19-21 - Training & Elections Conference II (Fresno
  • January 23 - regular meeting
  • January 30 - regular meeting
  • February 6 - mandatory pre-conference meeting for ALL delegates and a family member (new and returning). 
  • February 13 - no meeting
  • February 14-18 - 71st Model Legislature & Court (Sacramento
3.) National Judicial Competition Apps Due in Reggo by Dec 20: The National Judicial Competition (NJC) is a nationwide YMCA Appellate Court and Mock Trial competition program, taking place in Chicago, IL each summer and is hosted by the YMCA of the USA in partnership with the American Bar Association. Interested delegates should complete the application available in Reggo now and tell Christiana no later than Dec 20 for approval. This program brings together Y&G court participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate court competitions. The conference takes place between approximately July 25 and August 2, 2019. 

4.) Delegates of Color and Small Delegation Caucus Chair/Vice Chair Application Available: Please click here for the link to apply. Due Dec. 20! All caucuses are leadership opportunities are open to all delegates. 

5.) Make Your Voice Heard in Sacramento!This past November, the voters in Sacramento voted to extend and increase a special sales tax. Now, the City is putting together a committee to oversee how that money is spent. One member of the committee must be between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. No reason that can't be YOU! If you live in the City of Sacramento, apply today to represent your fellow Sacramentans on this important topic. For more info, check out this website. Applications are due by 5pm on January 9. 

REMINDERS:

Payment Reminder: The fourth and final program payment for the year was due by December 14. Payments can be made online here (online payment instructions found here) or over the phone by calling the YMCA Front Desk at 916-452-9622 ext 0. Checks are payable to "Sacramento Central YMCA" and should be dropped off at the YMCA as soon as possible. 


Parent Corner

- Looking Ahead: Our next conference runs from Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21. We will likely depart from the YMCA around 9am on Saturday and return around 3pm on Monday. Our final conference, the full Model Legislature & Court, runs from Thursday, February 14 through Monday, February 18. Unlike our Fresno trips, because the final conference is here in Sacramento, parents must provide transportation to and from the downtown Sacramento area. Plan for Thursday arrival around 10am and Monday pick-up around 9am. Our February 6 pre-MLC meeting will be mandatory for all delegates and a member of each delegate's family. Please make plans to attend!

Sac Rack Donation Time! Each year, Y&G collects new or gently used professional attire for our "Sac Rack" event at the January Conference. We create a pop-up professional attire boutique at the Fresno Convention Center to help delegates prepare for the February Model Legislature & Court. All delegates are able to shop. Vouchers are provided for delegates who need them.
  • You can help by bringing donations to the YMCA between now and January 18. Here is a flyer you can share with your friends, coworkers, etc, to encourage them to donate as well! If you'd like a customized flyer to post at your place of work, we're happy to provide you with one. Email details to Christiana. 
YMCA175- London If you haven't yet, please take a moment to complete this parent survey on an exciting possible opportunity for our delegates!  

See you in 2019!

Sac Central Delegation Stands For RespectResponsibilityand Purpose
Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
December 19, 2018: No meeting
December 26, 2018: No meeting
January 2, 2019: No meeting
January 9, 2019: Regular meetings resume
January 16, 2019: Mandatory pre-conference meeting
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno (Sat morning-Mon afternoon)
February 6, 2019: Mandatory pre-conference meeting
February 13, 2019: No meeting
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. 


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

El Dorado Youth and Government Delegation Bulletin #16

Y
ou ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terror. Victory however long and hard the road may be. For without victory there is no survival."
 
-
 Prime Minister Winston Churchill, on the attacks at Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.


Don't forget, our El Dorado Holiday party is this Thursday! We will have the meeting in place of our normal weekly meeting.  


1.) Payment Reminder: The fourth and final program payment for the year is due by December 14. Payments can be made online here (online payment instructions found here) or over the phone by calling the YMCA Front Desk at 916-452-9622 ext 0. Checks are payable to "Sacramento Central YMCA." You can also bring a check in an envelope with the delegates name on it to our holiday party. 


2.) El Dorado Delegation Christmas Party Details: El Dorado's annual holiday party will be held this year at Kale's house on this Thursday! Details are below.  Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater or Christmassy-est Pajamas, Polar Express style. Parents will be present. Advisors will be in attendance. This party is in lieu of our normal meeting. We have also invited the Capitol Coalition delegations to join us!

When: Thursday (12/13) from 6:30-8pm.  
Address: 1428 Lakehills Drive, El Dorado Hills
What to bring: Food for potluck and ugly sweaters/PJs. 

Hope to see you there!

3.) Chiptole Fundraiser - Bring Your Friends and Family! Our Chief Fundraising Officer, Sierra Watts, has organized a fundraiser at Chipotle to help raise money for our delegation. Make dinner a selfless act by joining our delegation for a fundraiser to support Sac Central YMCA. Come into the Chipotle on Iron Point on Tuesday Dec. 18th, show the flyer, and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sac Central YMCA. Link to the flyer. Details are below.

Where: Chipotle at 2379 Iron Point Rd Ste 120 in Folsom
When: Tuesday, Dec 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
How: Show the attached flyer to the cashier and mention you are there to support the YMCA.

The more people who go and buy food, the more money that will be donated to the YMCA. So please invite your friends and family! 

4.) Program Areas and Role Selection: Last Thursday, we selected our program areas for T&E 2 and Sacramento MLC. Below is a link to all of the program areas. Make sure to meet the other people in your program area!

5.) Room Assignments for T&E 2: In addition to selecting our program areas, we also selected our roommates for T&E 2 and Sacramento MLC. Below is a link to the room assignments.


REMINDERS:

Conference Attendance: We have two remaining conferences this year. Please review our conference attendance policy: 
  • For T&EII (Jan 19-21): Partial attendance is not permitted except in extraordinary circumstances. Regular season sport events, meets, regular season academic club meets, finals, school projects, etc, are not extraordinary circumstances. You are expected to travel to the conference with the delegation, attend the entire conference, and travel home again with the delegation.
  • For ML/C ("Sac Conference," Feb 14-18): Partial attendance is not permitted
Your advisor team is managing the safety of 140 people, coalition wide. It makes things more complicated for us and potentially less safe for you if we need to manage different travel schedules for different delegates. 

Check the website first: 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.

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

Derek Dolfie
Lead Advisor/Delegation Dad
El Dorado Delegation

Helpful Links:
Missed a bulletin?
Need to make a payment?

Mark your calendars for these key events!
Dec. 14, 2018: Payment Due ($400)
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno
February 14-18, 2019: 71st Model Legislature & Court, Sacramento

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sac Central: Bulletin EXTRA!

Here's some extra info to add to last week's bulletin. Please check it out!

A.) Secret Santa Assignments Are Out: Last week, you received an individual Remind with your assigned Secret Santa person to get a gift for. Confirm you received it by clicking here and filling out a quick form: https://airtable.com/shrJzL6CGLWWvGRae #READING TEST #CLICKTHELINK

The holiday party is this Wednesday at 6:30 at our usual meeting spot. Please bring potluck side or dessert to share. 

B.) El Dorado Delegation Christmas Party Details: Eldo has invited Sac to join in the Reindeer Games this week. The address for the Thursday El Dorado Hills Delegation Holiday Party is: 1428 Lakehills Drive, El Dorado Hills. Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater or Christmassy-est Pajamas, Polar Express style. Parents will be present. Advisors will be in attendance. Transportation not provided.

C.) Swim With Santa Details (Dec 14)For this Friday's event, you'll check in with Ali at the YMCA when you arrive. Here are the details: 
Arrival time is 4:00 pm since the event starts at 5:00 pm. 
From 4:00pm-5: 00 pm you'll help set up. 
The event ends at 7:30 with clean up right after so plan to stay till 8:30.  
Assignments: 
Miraya, Samuel, and Ting Will be Santa Attendants ( from photos to the pool; bring 1 piece swimsuit and towel)
James- Reindeer games
Kayla- Pizza and hot cocoa
Keymora- Arts and Crafts
Leo- Movie room
Dress: jeans and your delegation sweatshirt or something festive (christmas sweater, santa hat, etc)

D.) National Judicial Competition Apps Due in Reggo by Dec 20The National Judicial Competition (NJC) is a nationwide YMCA Appellate Court and Mock Trial competition program, taking place in Chicago, IL each summer and is hosted by the YMCA of the USA in partnership with the American Bar Association. Interested delegates should complete the application available in Reggo now and tell Christiana no later than Dec 20 for approval. The conference takes place between approximately July 25 and August 2, 2019. 

This program brings together Youth and Government participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate court competitions.

E.) LAST DAY FOR LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS: If you've meant to submit one and forgot, now is your last day of amnesty. Get your applied program, elected or appointed leadership applications done in Reggo TODAY and let me know so I can approve them.

F.) Delegates of Color and Small Delegation Caucus Chair/Vice Chair Application available: Please click here for the links to apply for these additional leadership positions. DUE DEC 20!


Don't forget to review the rest of this week's bulletin !

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sac Central Delegation Bulletin #14: Jingle All the Way to 2019!

This coming week will be our last meeting before Winter Break! If you aren't going to attend, let me know ASAP!  

1.) Payment Reminder: The fourth and final program payment for the year is due by this Friday, December 14. Please bring your payment to this week's meeting! Payments can be made online here (online payment instructions found here) or over the phone by calling the YMCA Front Desk at 916-452-9622 ext 0. Checks are payable to "Sacramento Central YMCA." 

2.) Make Your Voice Heard in Sacramento!: This past November, the voters in Sacramento voted to extend and increase a special sales tax. Now, the City is putting together a committee to oversee how that money is spent. One member of the committee must be between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. No reason that can't be YOU! If you live in the City of Sacramento, apply today to represent your fellow Sacramentans on this important topic. For more info, check out this website. Applications are due by 5pm on January 9. 

3.) Delegation Holiday Party and Gift Exchange, Wednesday, December 12: Our annual holiday party and gift exchange will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at our usual meeting spot. 
  • Pizza will be provided
  • Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, pot-luck style
    • I am looking for a volunteer to bring beverages (water/soda/cups/ice). Please email me if you'd like to volunteer. 
  • Decorating committee will meet at 5:45 to dress up the place
  • Party begins at 6:30

If you are not planning to attend the December 12 meeting or do not want to participate in the gift exchange, you must let me know ASAP. Gifts exchange rules are as follows:

  • Gifts must be less than $10 in value and can be homemade/funny/silly/etc (candy always works!). 
  • Click here for a list of everyone's gift info.
  • You received a text earlier today with your Secret Santa assignment as selected by random number generator. If you didn't receive your assignment, let me know!
5.) Eldo Delegation Holiday Party: The El Dorado Delegation would like to invite Sac Central to attend its holiday party on Thursday, December 13 in El Dorado Hills. More info coming soon! 

6.) Swim With Santa - Friday December 14 at the YMCA: Swim With Santa is coming up on Friday, December 14. The follow delegates have volunteered to attend. All are welcome!
In pool: Miraya, Sam, Ting.
Not-in-pool: James, Kayla, Keymora, Natalie, Leo.

7.) YMCA175 - London, August 2019: CalYMCA is organizing a delegation of 12 to attend YMCA175 in London, August 4-8, 2019. Any delegate interested in participating should complete the CalYMCA application in Reggo by January 1, 2019 while we determine whether we'll be able to send a Sacramento Central YMCA delegation. More information on their plans can be found here

REMINDERS:

Leadership and Applied ProgramsApplications for elected office, appointed positions, and appointed program areas are now available in your Reggo account and MUST BE COMPLETED BY TOMORROW AT 8pm! Once you have completed an application, let me know so that I can approve it for you. (Instructions for accessing your applications in Reggo can be found in past bulletins.) 

Program Area Assignments: In case you missed it, check out your program assignment for the year here.  

Parent Corner

- Sac Rack Donation Time! Each year, Y&G collects new or gently used professional attire for our "Sac Rack" event at the January Conference. We create a pop-up professional attire boutique at the Fresno Convention Center to help delegates prepare for the February Model Legislature & Court. All delegates are able to shop. Vouchers are provided for delegates who need them.

  • You can help by bringing donations to the YMCA between now and January 18. Here is a flyer you can share with your friends, coworkers, etc, to encourage them to donate as well! 

- YMCA175- London If you haven't yet, please take a moment to complete this parent survey on an exciting possible opportunity for our delegates!  

At the next meeting we'll . . .  
--Celebrate the Season!

See you on Wednesday!

Sac Central Delegation Stands For RespectResponsibilityand Purpose
Helpful Links:

Mark your calendars:
December 12, 2018: Sac Central Holiday Party and Gift Exchange 
December 14, 2018: Payment #4 (Final) Due
December 14, 2018: YMCA Swim With Santa Volunteer Event, Sac YMCA
December 19, 2018: No meeting
December 26, 2018: No meeting
January 2, 2019: No meeting
January 9, 2019: Regular meetings resume
January 16, 2019: Mandatory pre-conference meeting
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno (Sat morning-Monday afternoon)
February 6, 2019: Mandatory pre-conference meeting
February 13, 2019: No meeting
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. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

El Dorado Youth and Government Delegation Bulletin #15

 
We are a nation of communities...a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky
 
.”
   
  
-
  
President George H.W. Bush 

A big warm thank you! to everyone who volunteered at the CIM this past Sunday! It takes a special kind of person to wake up at dawn in freezing temperatures to volunteer their time to help other people. Well done and I hope you enjoyed it! 


1.) Payment Reminder: The fourth and final program payment for the year is due by December 14. Payments can be made online here (online payment instructions found here) or over the phone by calling the YMCA Front Desk at 916-452-9622 ext 0. Checks are payable to "Sacramento Central YMCA." 


2.) Program Areas and Role Selection: We will be having our annual program area draft on this week on Thursday, Dec 6th.  Here's what you need to know about that process:
  • Here's a link to a list and description of all program areas
  • Here's a link to all elected and appointed leadership opportunities (more on that below).
  • You need to know how many points you have, check the link here and let me know if you think you are missing any points.
  • The Lead Advisor also reserves the right to match you with a program area in which we know you'll be most successful. 
  • If you cannot attend, you can have a delegate or advisor pick on your behalf. Please send me an email with your top five picks in order or letting me know which delegate will pick on your behalf.
  • Once everyone has selected their program areas, there will be an opportunity to trade with other El Dorado delegates. You and the other delegate must both let me know that you would like to switch in order for me to make it happen. We will do this at the end of the meeting. 
If you have questions on this, let me know. 


3.) Room Assignments for T&E 2: We will be re-selecting room assignments for T&E 2 this week. We have had a number of drops since T&E 1 and everyone will need to re-do their rooms. If you like your group of 4 from T&E1 you can keep your same room. I will pass around pieces of paper and you will need to form groups of 4 and then submit the papers to me. NO GROUPS OF THREE. We need four delegates to a room.

Even if you are keeping your same room, you will need to do this. If you are going to be absent this week, make sure a friend adds your name to a room. All room assignments are subject to the Lead Advisors approval, and reserves the right to change your rooms, if necessary. This is your last opportunity to change roommates.


4.) Leadership and Applied Programs: Applications for elected office, appointed positions, and appointed program areas are now available in your Reggo account. You must complete all leadership and applied program applications by December 6 (however, you should apply now). Once you have completed an application, let me know so that I can approve it for you. 

Most leadership positions require you to be placed into that program area so we will also need to make sure there is space for you there. Also, for most leadership positions, if you are not selected/elected for your desired position, you will still serve in that program area. Here is a reminder on how to access your applications (click to enlarge): 


REMINDERS:

Conference Attendance: We have two remaining conferences this year. Please review our conference attendance policy: 
  • For T&EII (Jan 19-21): Partial attendance is not permitted except in extraordinary circumstances. Regular season sport events, meets, regular season academic club meets, finals, school projects, etc, are not extraordinary circumstances. You are expected to travel to the conference with the delegation, attend the entire conference, and travel home again with the delegation.
  • For ML/C ("Sac Conference," Feb 14-18): Partial attendance is not permitted
Your advisor team is managing the safety of 140 people, coalition wide. It makes things more complicated for us and potentially less safe for you if we need to manage different travel schedules for different delegates. 

Check the website first: 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.


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

Derek Dolfie
Lead Advisor/Delegation Dad
El Dorado Delegation

Helpful Links:
Missed a bulletin?
Need to make a payment?

Mark your calendars for these key events!
Dec. 14, 2018: Payment Due ($400)
January 19-21, 2019: Training & Elections Conference II, Fresno
February 14-18, 2019: 71st Model Legislature & Court, Sacramento