The first MSDPO Twitter meeting was a success. Use the following link to access a summary of the meeting.
Attached is the agenda for the upcoming Twitter meeting on September 18, 2011.
How to participate:
+ To participate use Twitter's search engine or an
application like Tweetdeck or TweetChat to
follow the #MSDPO1 hashtag.
+ Enter the discussion anytime by tagging your tweets with
+ Introduce yourself in one tweet when you join the chat
The Missouri School for the Deaf Parents’ Organization (MSDPO) called a meeting for 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Eagles Nest on the MSD campus.
Total in checking: $6,372.29.
$324.00 KSD football game
$110.00 – Replaced battery plate & cleaned HP laptop.
$65.00 – Purchased replacement battery for HP laptop.
New members: MSDPO has four new members that live outside of Fulton.
Ordering of shirts: Sold a lot of new “Football” design shirt at the KSD football game, reduced price to $12.00. Received order for “MSD Established 1851” and “Deaf Eagles” shirts. Didn’t receive “ABC” shirt order due to Rob-Mar’s press breaking down. Reduced some older shirts to $5.00.
Sales at KSD game: Sales at the KSD game were very good and kept everyone busy.
Vice-President vacancy: Looking for Vice-President. Individual doesn’t have to live in the Fulton area. Will be posting on website and MSDPO “Parents’ Voice” newsletter.
Shelving for the MSDPO storeroom: We are currently working with MSD administration to obtaining shelving for the MSDPO storeroom. Measurements have been taken. These will be used to purchase the shelves from Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE). Will not purchase new inventory storage tubs until shelves are installed. MSDPO got used storage tubs donated from Barbara Garrison. Thank you for your donation.
MSDPO web site: Progress is moving forward on updating the website. Thank you for your patience.
T-Shirt design contest: MSDPO is discussing doing a new shirt design. Announcement will come later.
Advanced order for polo shirts, hats, and visor: Items will be purchased from Rob-Mar Advertising; there will be no cost for embroidering and no minimal orders. Money must be paid in advanced.
Pizza Hut and Sonic Cards: After looking intobothfundraiser cards we soon learned this was going to be difficult because of the dynamics that our students, guardians and parents live throughout the state. Not all franchises in Missouri will accept these cards.
Pizza Hut “Fun” draiser Night: All students, faculty, staff and MSD friends will be invited to Fulton’s Pizza Hut for a “Fun”draiser Night. After a date and time has been set more, information will be sent home and emailed to students, faculty, staff and MSD friends. If “Fun” draiser is a success a second event can be planned. Julie Painter suggested March as an idea.
5K Walk/Run: Megan Key, MSD faculty member, approached MSDPO to see if we would be willing to sponsor a 5K Walk/Run. Megan wants to increase MSD fitness awareness. Each participate will pay a registration fee. MSDPO will have no liability for injuries. Little money is involved expect for t-shirts, water, snacks and promotion. City of Fulton will need to be contacted to see if permits are needed. Donations and volunteers will be gotten from local stores and MSD faculty/staff. MSDPO will get a portion of the profits. A possible April 30th date is being looked at.
Julie Painter asks how the MSD Business Office was doing on creating procedure guidelines for depositing MSDPO money. President Jeff Patridge that a draft to review has been received. He said he would forward a copy for her to review.
Next Meeting: The next meeting of the MSDPO will be held from 2:00 pm. – 3:00 pm. in the Eagles Nest on the MSD campus. A video chat room will also be provided at http://tinychat.com/msdparentsorg. Date and time will be set soon.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Parents’ Organization (MSDPO) called a meeting for 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Eagles Nest on the MSD campus. Since we did not have a quorum in attendance, the meeting was not official. We did have one attendee on the chat meeting site. To test the use of this medium for future meetings, MSDPO President Jeff Patridge went over the items on the agenda with those in attendance.
The following items from the agenda are being provided for informational purposes.
Total in checking: $6,258.09.
Online purchasing of fundraising items: Have been slowing updating the MSDPO web site to allow for the purchase of fundraising items online. Purchases are handled through PayPal.
Ordering of shirts: Based on feedback, we have purchased more “MSD Established 1851” and “Deaf Eagles” shirts. These should be available by MSD Homecoming on October 16.
Shelving for the MSDPO storeroom: We are currently working with MSD administration to obtaining shelving for the MSDPO storeroom. Use of shelves will allow for improved inventory control.
Vice President vacancy: The MSDPO is in need of a Vice-President to complete the rest of the 2010-2011 term. With the move towards a more virtual organization, this individual does not have to live in the Fulton area. If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Homecoming: Fall Homecoming for MSD is scheduled for October 16. The game will start at 7 p.m. The MSDPO will once again sponsor a fundraising tent. Help is needed with set up and with selling. If you are interested in helping, please arrive at the field around 5 p.m.
Shirt design contest: The MSDPO is looking to sponsor another shirt design contest. The contest will be open to MSD administrators, faculty, staff, students, supporters, and their families. The best designs will be selected, and placed on the MSDPO web page. Everyone will have a chance to vote for their favorite. The one chosen through popular vote will be added to a new shirt or sweatshirt.
Fundraising ideas: The MSDPO is looking for fundraising ideas. Suggestions include Sonic or Pizza Hut cards. Further discussion on ideas will be held at the October meeting.
Next Meeting: The next meeting of the MSDPO will be held from 2:00 pm. – 3:00 pm. in the Eagles Nest on the MSD campus. A video chat room will also be provided at http://tinychat.com/msdparentsorg .