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Volunteers Oct. Event: Behind Every Great Chapter ... - Shared screen with speaker view
Chad Dacus
26:48
People are "Zoom"ed out
Quintin Jessee
26:57
Not allowed to be on campus in person with chapter
Alex Landry
26:59
Undergrads have virtual wear
Kevin Coughlin
27:26
knowledge leaves when someone leaves the AVC.
Andrew Ogborn
27:35
Older (65+) volunteers aren't engaging
Mark Sparkman
27:35
On boarding new volunteers in this environment.
Cody Rapp
27:49
Volunteers not understanding why students aren’t responding at all, but especially to emails
Nolan Spaenhower
28:12
same mindset and priorities prior to and during COVID--no shifts
Jeremy Keller
28:14
Potential volunteers/alumni not as on board with current SigEp models
Bryce Giesler
28:14
Ditto Cody!
Greg Steed
28:34
rebuilding networks that have become disengaged
Nolan Spaenhower
28:47
same ^
Cody Rapp
28:53
Engaging our volunteers who represent diverse backgrounds*** (sorry had to say that too)
David Huiett | OHNu '66
28:58
Recruiting volunteers when they think if they volunteer, they'll be "stuck" for 30-years!
Jeremy Keller
29:33
100% agree Cody!
Greg Steed
29:54
also, long term volunteers that may take too much ownership and turn off potential participants
Nolan Spaenhower
30:42
Yes ^
John Hopson
30:45
Instagram; Snapchat
Eric Wilson
31:26
Rather than setting up, creating/posting engaging content to keep social media community going is tougher
Bryce Giesler
32:37
Currently reading (listening) to "Stories that Stick" bt Kendra Hall
Michael Duggan
33:31
If your chapter is not in a career destination city it’s hard to get volunteers who are required to travel significant distances to mentor and participate.
Cody Rapp
41:02
Unless its a boozy zoom meeting, right??? Lol
Steve Chaneles
42:02
I host a call every Sunday morning for my alumni chapter brothers and call it a “Coffeehouse”
Dave Tomkins New York Delta
42:47
There is one great result of zoom meetings however. That is that alumni worldwide are able to reconnect virtually. Some of our alumni who haven't seen each other for 40 years reconnect via zoom. It is an amazing thing to see and participate in.
Herb Philpott
44:04
Yes! @Dave Tomkins New York Delta! Our AVC Board Meetings are much more productive virtually than they were when we tried to meet quarterly in Hanover (where?), NH.
Herb Philpott
44:20
Kiwanis is younger than Freemasons. :-)
Herb Philpott
50:50
MySigEp.org is a huge technology win for our fraternity!
Alex Landry
51:03
^^^
Chuck Stegman
51:27
Yes. MySigEp is great. Timing was awesome.
Luke Cardona
51:29
Agree. MySigEp is just what we all needed!
Greg Steed
51:46
Is there a common issue that any of you have experienced in reasons that folks will not engage in volunteering?
Alex Landry
52:13
If volunteers submit information through the Chapter's chapter page, so we get notified of new submissions relating to our chapter or area?
Callie Verderosa
52:17
Time commitment, not understanding the expectations of the role.
chris drew
53:04
@Greg I think you have to be very clear on the expectations of volunteering. Volunteering expectations should be agreed upon. Match strengths with needs.
Chuck Stegman
53:28
@Chris Exactly.
Ed Kaplan
53:41
sigep.org is super helpful. I update alumni contact info constantly. I also found out that my chapter initiated 10 new members this week by seeing the recent HQ invoice. Helpful information, on a number of levels (for instance, identifying a serious communication gap!)
Greg Steed
53:42
Thanks, Chris. I think that is a very common concern.
Nolan Spaenhower
53:44
AVC members who have been around for many many years hinder us getting newer volunteers specifically younger alumni for my chapter. we also don't seem to have a great matching the role to the person process @Greg
Buck Caulfield
53:59
On mysigep under the AVC area, there is a documents section where information may be left to maintain a "corporate memory" from when someone leaves the AVC.
SigEp
54:05
Hey Alex, responses from volunteer submissions go directly to the AVCs District Governor whether they come from the chapter’s site or elsewhere. -Tim
Greg Steed
54:30
Nolan, you are absolutely correct
Bryce Giesler
57:01
The slide says "Virtual Election" Do You mean "Virtual Transistion"?
Nolan Spaenhower
57:17
And I may/may not likely be short term (graduated in May 2019 and masters in student affairs May 2021--depends on COIVD really) so will most likely be leaving if I move for a job here soon and looking to volunteer with a geographically closer chapter. I am definitely the youngest on my home chapter's AVC atm
Callie Verderosa
57:35
Yes Bryce, good catch. That is correct. Virtual officer TRANSITIONS
Nolan Spaenhower
58:10
we also only seem to recruit internally from chapter specific alumni which negates a lot of great candidates for AVC
Chuck Stegman
59:17
@Nolan. Agreed. An AVC/Mentor group with multiple chapter backgrounds has a lot more in their tool box.
NYD Dave Tomkins
59:23
I have never understood why an officer transition retreat does not include the current officer letting the new officer taking their position know what their role is and responsibilities that are and the things they learned when they were in the office. The Knowledge transition does not seem to be a primary goal of the meeting, it is usually goals for someone new who doesn't even know what the last brother had to do to be successful
Alex Landry
59:33
@nolan have to have every chapter encourage members who move to notify SigEp. I've gotten several great volunteers who happened to reach out to the district governor
Jeremy Keller
59:44
with the Career Coaching, are they my majors/career field, and if so is there a greater need for a particular workforce area? I've found alumni are more willing to help if its specifically aligned with their experiences
Jeremy Keller
59:52
by*
Nolan Spaenhower
01:00:14
or even other orgs in general. As a student affairs person, I know the need for other backgrounds to get involved. I volunteer with many other orgs in fsl
SigEp
01:00:33
Hey Jeremy, we are collecting that info from both coaches and undergrads and matching folks based on their career fields - Tim
Eric Wilson
01:00:47
@Dave That's how my chapter does it. Old officers and new officers get together, supported by the institutional memory from AVC.
Jeremy Keller
01:00:52
Thanks Tim!
NYD Dave Tomkins
01:02:08
I think needs to be part of the Sigep National organized officer transition retreat and not just smart goals
John Hopson
01:02:37
SigEp.Org Volunteer Resources has a great timeline and requirements for all AVC positions and Mentoring Role
David Huiett | OHNu '66
01:02:43
Some of the best volunteers can be brothers without an active home chapter, or where their home chapter is out of the immediate travel area.
Nolan Spaenhower
01:02:57
Does anyone have any ideas/thoughts on getting the AVC to shift to recruit external volunteers? Actives are all for it
Nolan Spaenhower
01:03:28
external from chapter-specific *
Andrew Cheung
01:03:45
Doesnanyine
Andrew Cheung
01:04:33
Does anyone know who I can reach out to if my mySigEp account say my account is invalid?*
SigEp
01:05:08
Hey Andrew, please send an email to support@sigep.net
David Huiett | OHNu '66
01:05:12
Anyone living in (or transferring to) Cleveland, Ohio is invited to contact me at daveh1901@aol.com
Andrew Cheung
01:05:33
thanks Tim!
John Hopson
01:09:48
We do Mock Interviews and bring in a lot of Professional Volunteers, which has stirred our volunteer base
Herb Philpott
01:11:40
Yes @David Huiett. Lots of chapters are closed in New England (including my own, unfortunately). But we're coming back and I welcome alumni from ANY chapter active or otherwise (especially otherwise).
Cody Rapp
01:13:00
I love that Brian. At NY Gamma, we have a very diverse chapter and the brothers aren’t shy to say, they want to see volunteers who look and think like they do. i.e. we have lots of bankers and consultants, but for being in NYC, we lack professionals and staff from the arts or human services professions
NYD Dave Tomkins
01:13:06
Our roles as undergraduates and alumni volunteers
Michael Duggan
01:14:13
Open AVC Meetings to all Alumni thru Conference Calls or Zoom and let them see the professionalism of your meetings and you will get volunteers.
Herb Philpott
01:15:20
Where's my DG? :-(
NYD Dave Tomkins
01:15:31
Sorry that was a fat finger what I was typing was one of our roles as undergraduate members and AVC members is to ABR, always be recruiting.
Connor Russell
01:15:38
The chapter I currently volunteer with (IN Theta) lacks a significant amount of volunteers. How can I recruit volunteers without “forcing” the volunteers onto the executive board? I sense that the undergrads don’t understand the role of volunteers and the experience we can bring to the table
Chuck Stegman
01:15:44
This discussion (DGs) is a good example of a need I see for a SigEp 101 class. A lot has changed since I was an undergrad and when I got involved again, it took some time to understand what all had changed and it wasn't easy.
Greg Steed
01:16:13
great point, Chuck
Bryce Giesler
01:16:29
Agree Chuck
Herb Philpott
01:16:33
Can we just hang out for a while?
Eric Wilson
01:16:35
Second for SigEp 101 class to onboard AVC'ers
Nolan Spaenhower
01:16:41
Is the Steward page active? lol
Greg Steed
01:16:49
most alumni around this area aren’t well versed in the Balance Man program.
JOHN VERCELLINO
01:16:52
I like the concept of a SigEp 101 class for volunteers.
Cody Rapp
01:17:12
maybe there should be a general volunteer facebook page. Is there one?
Michael Duggan
01:17:17
Connor Russell, Get the Sig Ep Alumni List of ALL Sig Eps in your area…then invite all of them to your AVC Meetings…we have 3 members on our AVC that are not from our chapter.
John Hopson
01:17:24
Thanks, Callie and Brian!
Herb Philpott
01:17:33
Leave it running