October 21st, 2009
• The meeting was called to order by
President Jonathan Ringdahl.
• A Pre-PA Club representative made a brief announcement for an
upcoming fundraiser for Lung Cancer on February 13, 2010. The
fundraiser will consist of winter activities (ice fishing,
snowball fights, etc.) and survivors will talk about lung
cancer. The volunteer sign up was for help with safety. A mass
meeting will be held Thursday October 29, 2009 in 140 Cowley.
• We watched a Youtube video of a Japanese prank and mentioned
the possibility of doing something similar.
watch the video
• We held officer elections for spring semester Psi Chi VP (as
current VP, Kristin Farrington, will be graduating in December),
fall semester (current) Psych Club Treasurer, Psi Chi Historian,
and Psi Chi Treasurer. Nic van Oss was elected for VP. Sonya
Saunders was appointed for Psych Club Treasurer because no one
else ran. Anna Karraker was appointed to Psi Chi Treasurer
because no one else ran. No one ran for Psi Chi Historian, so we
still need one. Anyone who is interested should contact
• Next, Jonathan called for a motion to approve the changes made
to the Psi Chi bylaws. Catherine Langdon, Psi Chi Secretary
moved to approve the bylaws. Nic van Oss, Psi Chi Treasurer
seconded the motion. The motion passed.
• Amanda Walther, Psych Club VP, talked about club t-shirts.
They will be Navy and long-sleeved with the UW-L symbol (the “L”
with the Eagle in it) with Psi Chi/Psych Club around it printed
on the front (contact Amanda for more details). We voted on the
quote that should be printed on the back of the shirt. The
winner was “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know
very well”-Alfred Adler. T-shirts are estimated to cost $13.00.
If you are interested in a shirt, the sign up is in the
Psychology Office Room 335 GMH. You can put your check or cash
in the Psi Chi/Psych Club mailbox. Amanda will let us know when
she will place the order. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MONEY IN BEFORE WE
ORDER YOU A SHIRT! If you have any questions or concerns,
contact Amanda Walther: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nic van Oss discussed the reward system we are putting in to
place this semester. There will be rewards for meeting
attendance and activity participation. Examples of rewards will
be “Freud” t-shirts from two years ago (“If it’s not one thing,
it’s your mother”), discount on Psi Chi chords and medals (for
graduation), among other things. We will also be giving awards
for perfect meeting attendance, outstanding service, perfect
activity attendance, and GPA. These are good things to put on
your résumé! Contact Nic van Oss if you have questions:
• Volunteer activities discussed:
o Ally McElligott and Amanda Bulgrin talked about Relay For Life
– February 5-6, 2010. 15 people to a team, possibility of two
teams if there is enough interest. Team goals will be $1000,
individual goals are set at $100. Join the group on Facebook if
you’re interested and contact Ally or Amanda via the group: Psi
Chi/Psych Club Relay for Life Team
o Jonathan talked about the Enchanted Forest (it happened Sunday
October 25). It was at the EcoPark. Volunteers could dress up in
costumes (They were provided) and handed out candy to kids. If
you have any questions contact Jonathan:
o Karolyn Bald talked about her need for volunteers for the
Centennial Gala. Times were Friday October 23 at 11am and 12am
Saturday October 24 at the REC. She needed more volunteers for
the 11 am shift. Estimated time for setup was an hour.
o Professor Tim Kullman’s Group Dynamics (PSY 343) class is
trick-or-treating for can and personal hygiene donations.
Jonathan Ringdahl, Catherine Langdon, Nic van Oss, and Amanda
Walther are members of this class and are looking for people who
would be interested in participating. Costumes are required. We
will start trick-or-treating at 4pm on Saturday, October 31.
Contact Jonathan, Catherine, or Amanda if you’re interested:
• Interested in School Psych? November 4 at 6pm in GMH 247 Dr.
Betty Deboer will give a presentation on School Psychology. This
is a special event (i.e., activity… for those who are interested
in receiving awards or rewards HINT HINT!!!!)
• Karolyn Bald returned to give a short presentation on Career
Services including, but not limited to, how to navigate the
Career Services webpage, interviewing hints, how to make a great
résumé and cover letter, and how to use Eagle Opportunities for
internships and jobs. (Anyone know who has access to Eagle
Opportunities? If you answered EVERYONE, you’re correct!)
• We ended the meeting with a few announcements:
o Wednesday October 28 – Our fellow Psi Chi chapter at UW-Stout
is hosting Monica Jordan from Alabama Crime Compensation
Commission. “Advocating for Victims of Violent Crime.” As an
interesting side note, Jordan’s family was on “Extreme Makeover:
o Email or Facebook any of the officers if you have ideas for
speakers, events, or if you have a special interest in something
for the club.
o DUES! Psych Club dues are $7 for semester and $10 for a year.
Dues allow us to buy snacks for meetings, host dinners with
faculty, and cover any other club expenses. If you want to be an
OFFICIAL member of Psych Club and be eligible for awards and
rewards, you need to pay your dues! Put your dues IN AN ENVELOPE
with your first and last name and write DUES in the Psi
Chi/Psych Club mailbox in the Psych Office (335 GMH) Contact
Sonya Saunders or Jonathan for information.