By: Trace Weaver
Net Impact held its first general meeting of the spring semester on Monday, February 1st. The purpose of this meeting was mainly to welcome new members to Net Impact and show them what we're all about. We started by going over some of the group projects that we will be doing this semester. They range from helping IU post recycle bins near classrooms during finals week to aiding IU Athletics in analyzing data to determine how much trash we diverted from the landfill last semester through the zero waste stations. Project teams are a great way to get involved with Net Impact and gain community service experience. All applications for team project membership are due this Friday at midnight so be sure to get those in if you haven't done so already!
Next Morgan Pries, Director of Internal Development and co-blogger, talked about the new attendance points system that will be implemented this semester. This points system is different from last semester so new and returning members should be aware of this. All members must earn a total of six attendance points in order to reapply for membership next semester. Additionally, at least two of these points must come from community service events, and another two must come from internal events like general meetings. These requirements also must be met in order to apply for a leadership position in the future.
Later on we split up into groups in order to get to know each other and have fun at the same time. Each group was given a group of words on note cards and was tasked with making a story out of those words. The stories were very, well, interesting and definitely showed that there is a lot of creativity in Net Impact! Finally, we finished off the meeting by taking some club photos: one serious and one silly. As you can see above, they turned out pretty well! Make sure you tag yourself in the pictures posted on our Facebook page, so you can let all your friends know what an awesome club you're in!