2019

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January 14, 2019

In Attendance

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Trisha Everhart, Sierra Page, new members Kim Plummer and Kelly Foster

General Information 

The committee discussed this year's events and planned fundraisers as follows (subject to change): 

  • Cooke Tavern soup sale planned for February 
  • Marianna's hoagie and pizza sale planned for March 
  • Easter candy sale planned for April 
  • (Tentative) NYC bus trip and Mother's Day flower sale planned for May
  • Trash to Treasure event held in June
  • Office Olympics event planned for August  
  • Fall mums and pumpkin sale planned for September/October  
  • NYC bus trip and Holiday Raffle event planned for December

*Please note that the committee discussed holding our State College Spikes game fundraiser again this year.  It was decided that this event will become a biennial event, with the next game planned for 2020.*     

Next Meeting:  Monday, February 11th at 9:30am in 502 Keller


November 6, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Sierra Page, Trisha Everhart, Kristen Harpster 

Fundraiser Updates 

  • NYC Christmas bus trip - As of today, we are at 54 people interested in attending the bus trip.  Payments will secure seats and we are asking that money will be due by November 19th.  At that time, we will determine how many seats remain to be filled and open it back up for others to attend.  Any cancellations received after November 26th will be considered a donation and those attending were made aware of this.
  • Holiday Raffle - Donations have been finalized.  We will print 1500 tickets between Psych, LER, and the Dean's office - Katy will provide cardstock.  We will meet again on Tuesday, November 13th to cut and score the tickets.  Tickets will then be distributed to our building contacts and are on sale from Wednesday, November 14th through Friday, November 30th.  Katy will prepare a list of day-of-event duties and send it to the committee members.

Next Meeting: No meeting in December due to the Holiday Raffle.  Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 14th at 9:30am in 502 Keller.       


October 8, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Shannon Bishop, Sierra Page, Trisha Everhart

Fundraiser Updates 

  • Fall Mum Sale - Total of 64 mums were sold and we profited $256.  If we hold this fundraiser next year, we will have two delivery dates.  Talked about holding a spring flower sale of hanging baskets.
  • NYC Christmas bus trip - We set a tentative date of 12/8/18 for the trip.  We will gauge the staff's interest in this trip at the college wide staff meeting on October 18th, then make a decision about holding it.  Discussed offering an early bird discount to those who pay early.  
  • Holiday Raffle - Sierra and Katy will spend two days in October soliciting donations from local businesses.  All donations will need to be finalized by November 9th so we may begin printing the tickets.  
  • Marianna's Hoagie and Pizza Sale - May hold this fundraiser again in either January or February.

General Information 

  • Katy will prepare an agenda for Mark to present at the college wide staff meeting on October 18th, with updates and announcements from the committee.  Information will include an update on Office Olympics, an update about our Mum sale, proposing a NYC bus trip, and information about the upcoming Holiday Raffle.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 6 at 9:30am in 517 Keller


September 10, 2018

In Attendance

  • Shannon Bishop, Katy VanAmburg, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page and Trisha Everhart

 General Meeting Notes

  • 2nd Monday of each month still ok for meetings

Fundraiser Updates

  • Office Olympics - For next year, we will schedule it all on one day, don’t have tentative date
  • Spikes Game - Not doing another one till 2020
  • Marianna’s Hoagies- October time frame for delivery
  • NYC Bus Trip- December 8th (tentatively)

            -Possibly doing early bird registration for different price

  • Holiday Raffle: $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.00

            -trampoline park (look into new donation)

            -TV (look into new donation)

 NEXT MEETING: Monday October 8th at 9:30 am(Locations TBD)


July 9, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Sierra Page, Sherri Bumbarger, Maryam Sinawa, Trisha Everhart 

Fundraiser Updates

  • Office Olympics - 11 teams total are registered to compete.  We finalized logistics for the event and decided to meet again on July 24th to assemble all the medals.  Katy will organize the team packets with game rules, score sheets, and team schedules.
  • Little Caesar's Pizza Kits - All orders and money will be due by July 17th.  Delivery is set for July 25th in the evening and orders will be distributed July 26th. 
  • Spike's Game Fundraiser -  Email will be sent college wide announcing the sale and the committee members will assist with ticket sales.  Depending on the interest of this fundraiser, the committee discussed possibly holding it every other year, so again in 2020. 

Next Meeting:  No meeting in August due to Office Olympics.  Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 10 at 9:30am in 502 Keller.  


June 11, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Sierra Page, Sherri Bumbarger, Maria Canales, Trisha Everhart, Kristin Harpster, Alesha Gavlock  

Fundraiser Updates 

  • Spikes Game Fundraiser - Game will be held Friday, August 10th.  Call Seth English and pay deposit, sign contract, and ask about a seating chart.  Game will feature free fireworks and free Kids Zone, 50/50 raffle, Ki-Jana Carter appearance and bobblehead giveaway, Scout Night, and Penns Valley Community Night
  • Little Caesar's Pizza Kits - The committee decided to hold this fundraiser in July.  Mark will contact them for catalogs and order forms and will organize this fundraiser    

General Information 

  • Office Olympics - Registration opened May 18th.  Katy will send a call for game volunteers to those who helped out last year and will confirm Dean Welch's closing remarks with Nicola Kiver.  Sierra will book the sound system.  Sherri will coordinate the Associate Deans' presence and speeches.  Mark will contact the United Way about having a representative present to speak at the event.  The committee agreed to use old CD's for this year's medals and Katy will ask IT about donating these     

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 9 at 9:30am in 502 Keller

 

May 14, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Sierra Page, Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Jess Fatica, Alesha Gavlock, Kristin Harpster, Sherri Bumbarger, Maria Canales

Fundraiser Updates 

  • Spikes Game Fundraiser - The committee decided to move forward with this fundraiser.  Katy will contact Seth English at the Spikes for more information.  If we cannot be the sole beneficiary of the 50/50 raffle, we will not hold this fundraiser
  • NYC Spring bus trip - 38 people attended and we profited $90 only.  The committee decided that if these trips will be planned for future, we have to set clear guidelines about cancellations as we had numerous people cancel last minute.  Future bus trips discussed included a Fall NY Winery trip and Christmas in NYC
  • Duck Donuts sale -  Mark and Maria inquired with Duck Donuts management about us holding a fundraiser selling their donuts.  We could make a 20% profit from the sale.  We will inquire about this further
  • Sip and Paint night - Kristin will look into this again further.  Several committee members have already inquired about this, but the cost per person was too expensive for a fundraiser   

General Information 

  • Office Olympics - Registration to open soon.  Volunteers will be needed for the events, Jess will contact the creamery to book the ice cream social, and the games were decided upon.  Games will stay the same except for the Obstacle Course, which will be replaced with a Paper Airplane Shoot

NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 11 at 9:30am in 502 Keller


April 9, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Sierra Page, Trisha Everhart, Maria Canales 

Fundraiser Updates 

  • Gertrude Hawk candy sale - profit was over $300.  We may consider holding this fundraiser again in 2019
  • Bus trip to NYC is still scheduled for 4/28. All money is due to Mark Ivicic by 4/23
  • Office Olympics - dates have been confirmed with the dean's office as Tuesday, 8/7 or Thursday, 8/9 (rain date). Katy will contact Chris Hort about reserving the lawn between Moore and Chambers
  • Spikes Game fundraiser - discussed the committee members' interest about holding this fundraiser this year.  We will make a final decision at our May meeting 
  • Paint and Sip Night - received information about pricing and we decided not to move forward with this fundraiser
  • Marianna's Hoagies & Pizza sale to be done again in the fall 
  • Future fundraisers discussed were Yankee Candles, Rada Knives, Yard Sale, restaurant night at Texas Roadhouse, Bingo fundraiser 

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, May 14 at 9:30am in 502 Keller 


March 13, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page, Jessica Fatica, Aleesha Gavlock, Kristin Harpster, Sherri Bumbarger

General Information  

Committee members sorted, organized, and delivered our Marianna's fundraiser

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, April 9 at 9:30am in 502 Keller 


February 12, 2018

In Attendance 

  • Katy VanAmburg, Mark Ivicic, Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page, Jessica Fatica, Sherri Bumbarger 

General Information 

New committee co-chairs were announced-Katy VanAmburg and Mark Ivicic; reviewed 2017 budget; send email announcement to the college about 2017 special event fundraising total of $20,418.00

Fundraiser Updates 

  • Marianna's Hoagies & Pizza Sale-sale starts 2/19 and ends 3/2, with delivery date of 3/13.  Hoagies are $8 each and pizzas are $9 each.  Committee will sort and deliver all items at next meeting 
  • Fullington Bus Trip to NYC is planned for 4/28/18.  Contact Mark Ivicic at 863-7569 or mci104@psu.edu for more information and to reserve seats 
  • Gertrude Hawk candy sale-sale starts 3/1 and ends 3/14, with delivery date the week of 3/26.  Contact Katy VanAmburg at 865-7970 or kjv12@psu.edu with any questions regarding the sale
  • Discussed holding a Yankee Candle online fundraiser  
  • Discussed holding a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee sale 
  • Discussed holding a Sip and Paint Night or a Craft and Carry Night in May.  Katy will contact a friend who offers this to ask about pricing 
  • Discussed holding a Pysanky Egg painting class with Mark Ivicic sometime in the fall 
  • Discussed hosting another Spikes Game fundraiser.  Will gather more information from the Spikes and decide 

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30am in 502 Keller 


January 8, 2018

In Attendance

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Katy VanAmburg, Sierra Page, Aleesha Gavlock, Sherri Bumbarger

Discussed upcoming fundraisers and events planned for 2018: 

  • Marianna's Hoagies & Pizza-sale planned for February
  • Fullington Bus Trip to NYC-will gather interest first, then plan for either April or May 
  • Sip and Paint Night-date and location TBD
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee-sale planned for mid-late March
  • Office Olympics in August 
  • Raffle Fundraiser at CLA Holiday Party in December

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, February 12 at 9:30am in 502 Keller 


November 6, 2017

In Attendance 

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Katy VanAmburg, Sierra Page, Aleesha Gavlock, Mark Ivicic

Fundraiser Updates

  • The Holiday Raffle tickets were printed, cut and sorted at our meeting.  Committee members each took tickets and distributed them to all sellers by building 

October 30, 2017

In Attendance

  •  Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page, Katy VanAmburg, Jessica Fatica, Aleesha Gavlock, Mark Ivicic 
Fundraiser Updates
  • Committee members agreed on a deadline of 11/2/17 to finalize all donations for the Holiday Raffle.  The raffle tickets will be printed, then cut and sorted by building at our next meeting.  Tickets will then be distributed to all sellers by building      
NEXT MEETING:  Monday, November 6 at 9:30am in 502 Keller

October 9, 2017

In Attendance 

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page, Katy VanAmburg, Sherri Bumbarger, Kristin Harpster, Mark Ivicic
Fundraiser Updates
  • Committee members are continuing efforts to solicit donations for our Holiday Raffle.  We hope to have all donations secured by 10/27/17 
  • Our current fundraiser for Mixed Bags ends on 10/18/17 for both online and catalog orders.  Maryam will contact the dean's office and have them send out an e-mail college-wide promoting this sale and our New York City bus trip fundraiser 
  • Deadline to register for our New York City bus trip was extended to 11/15/17.  If you're interested in attending this "do as you please" day trip on Saturday, 12/2/17, please see a committee member or you may reach out to Sierra Page at sdj130@psu.edu for more information
NEXT MEETING:  Monday, October 30 at 9:30am in 502 Keller
 

September 11, 2017

In Attendance

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sierra Page, Alesha Gavlock, Sherri Bumbarger, Kristin Harpster, Mary Kilcoyne

Fundraiser Updates 

  • We raised $453.50 from our State College Spikes game fundraiser.  Thank you again to all who purchased tickets to make this another successful event!
  • Mixed Bags will be sold from September 18-October 20.  Please use fundraiser ID# 708914 when placing orders online (see Special Fundraiser page for link).  Orders ship immediately (if ordered online) and are sent directly to purchaser.  If placing an order from the catalog, please make checks payable to LA United Way 
  • Fullington bus trip to New York City will be held Saturday, December 2.  If you're interested in attending this "do as you please" day trip, please see a committee member or you may reach out to Sierra Page at sdj130@psu.edu for more information
  • Committee members were each assigned to local businesses and will begin reaching out to secure donations for our annual Holiday Raffle

General Information

  • We are always seeking new committee members.  Please contact any of the current members if you're interested in volunteering to help and you may always join us at our next meeting

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, October 9 at 9:30am in 502 Keller 

August 28, 2017

In Attendance 

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Katy VanAmburg, Sierra Page, Alesha Gavlock, Jessica Fatica 

Fundraiser Updates

  • Sherri will provide us with an update on our fundraising totals from the State College Spikes game at next meeting 
  • Mixed Bags fundraiser up next and will begin on September 18
  • Fullington bus trip to New York City being held Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Committee members received a flyer and will begin advertising this in mid-late September
  • Discussed the annual Holiday Raffle and we will begin contacting sponsors for their donations

General Information

  • We are always seeking new committee members.  Please contact any of the current members if you're interested in volunteering to help and you may always join us at our next meeting

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, September 11 at 9:30am in 502 Keller   

July 10, 2017

In Attendance 

  • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Katy VanAmburg, Jessica Fatica, Sierra Page, Sherri Bumbarger, Alesha Gavlock
Office Olympics
  • 11 teams registered 
  • Sound system to be set up at 2pm
  • Volunteers still needed to help run each event 
  • Committee will meet again on 7/25 for a "workday", putting together all medals and getting necessary materials organized
Fundraiser Updates 
  • Mixed Bags sale will be the next fundraiser, after Office Olympics.  Sale will run from 9/18/17 through 10/20/17. May sell these both online and by catalog.  Orders will take 2 weeks for processing 
  • We will have another Marianna's hoagies/pizza sale in October 
  • Tait Farm fundraiser to be done in November 
  • Discussed organizing a Fullington bus trip to New York City in early December.  More details forthcoming
NEXT MEETING:  Monday, August 28 at 9:30am in 502 Keller

June 12, 2017

In Attendance

  • Trisha Everhart, Jessica Fatica, Maryam Sinawa, Sherri Bumbarger, Amy Schmoeller, Sierra Page, Alesha Gavlock, Katy VanAmburg

Spikes Game

  • August 11--7:05 pm game time, Fireworks and FREE kids zone, $10 per ticket
  • If you would like to purchase tickets, please see the United Way or Staff Advisory Committee person in your department/area to get tickets

Office Olympics

  • Team registration deadline is June 30th
  • Please email Trisha Everhart by June 30th with your team name and team captain. Someone will be around to gather the $50.00 registration fee
  • Volunteers are needed to help with office Olympic games

Fundraiser Updates

  • Marianna hoagie fundraiser profit was $408. Nice job everyone!
  • Mixed Bag fundraiser- once a tentative date is set we will supply you with more information
  • Lularoe Trunk Show will be in the fall sometime after Office Olympics
  • Tait Farm Fundraiser will be done around Christmas, makes the perfect Christmas gift!

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 10 at 9:30am in 502 Keller

February 13, 2017

In Attendance

  • Kristin Harpster, Jessica Fatica, Trisha Everhart, Sierra Page, Sherri Bumbarger, Maryam Sinawa, Katy VanAmburg, Kristin Bushong

Updates on fundraisers for 2017:

  • Cooke Tavern Soup- currently selling these soups. Orders are due by March 10th. Checks should be made payable to Liberal Arts United Way. Delivery will be March 27th. Please see a United Way Representative in the following buildings if you would like to order any soup. Also, a display of the soups and order forms will be available at the College Staff Awards
  • Marianna’s Hoagies will be sold around the end of April; more information to come in the next meeting
  • Looking at potential Paint Night May 13th or 19th at Letterman’s. Doors will open at at 5pm painting starts at 6pm
  • Mixed Bag Sale June/July 
  • Lularoe Trunk Show looking to do after Office Olympics

    NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 13 at 9:30am in 502 Keller

    January 9, 2017

    In Attendance

    • Trisha Everhart, Maryam Sinawa, Sherri Bumbarger, Katy VanAmburg, Sierra Page

    Discussed upcoming fundraisers for 2017 Year:

    • Cookes Tavern Soups
    • Marianas Hoagies
    • Jeff’s Jams and Salsas
    • Texas Roadhouse
    • State College Spikes
    • Paint Night
    • Lularoe
    • Mixed Bag Designs

    NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 13 at 9:30am in 502 Keller.


     

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