Subject: Autism Speaks U UMD Looking for Board Members!

Autism Speaks U UMD is a new organization on campus. It was founded Fall

Autism Speaks U UMD was established for the purpose of raising Autism
awareness to our campus and community, raising funds for Autism research, and
advocating for political reform for Autism policy issues pertaining to
diagnosis and treatment.

After our meeting Friday the 21st we decided to reconsider our course of
action. In order to be more swift with our future plans and to really get
this group going, we first need to establish our officer board! Therefore, we
would like for everyone interested in being an officer to email us with:

Your position of interest

A personal statement ( two paragraphs or so)

A resume

The deadline for sending in your resume and personal statement is today,
Wednesday March 5th at 11:59 p.m. By Sunday March 9th we will send out emails
to the newly elected officers.

The positions available are:


Roles/Responsibilities: Keeps detailed minutes from each meeting and records
member attendance; emails chapter minutes 24-48 hours after all meetings and
posts them on chapter’s Facebook page; distributes chapter announcements
and reminders; reserves rooms and venues for general, e-board and committee
meetings and events.


Roles/Responsibilities: Establishes and maintains chapter’s bank account;
keeps records of all expenses and deposits; prepares annual/large event
budgets; processes reimbursements when necessary; deposits all funds raised
and sends a check to the Autism Speaks U national office at the end of each
semester or quarter; submits chapter’s semester or quarter accounting
spreadsheet to the Autism Speaks U national office.

Marketing Chair

Roles/Responsibilities: Creates annual plan that details how the chapter will
get promoted on campus and in the community; posts 2-3 times a week on the
chapter’s official Facebook and Twitter; designs advertising materials (ex.
t-shirts, handouts, banners, posters, etc.), and submits all design proofs to
the Autism Speaks U national office for approval; contacts local and campus
media outlets (newspaper, TV, radio) to secure coverage for the chapter’s

Fundraising chair

Roles/Responsibilities: Plans and executes all of the chapter’s fundraising
events; contacts clubs and organizations to partner on events; selects
chapter members to serve on fundraising committee for large events and
conducts committee meetings; delegates responsibilities and tasks to
committee members.

Sponsorship Chair

Roles/Responsibilities: Establishes relationships with local businesses to
secure supplies, food, venues and monetary donations for events and meetings;
establishes relationship with local printer to get discounts on printing
various advertising/promotional materials (ex. banners, quarter cards,
posters, flyers, etc.).

Recruitment Chair

Roles/Responsibilities: Engages students who express interest in joining;
informs students of upcoming meetings and events; works with marketing chair
to promote the chapter at freshman/transfer orientation and the club/activity
fairs; reaches out to clubs and organizations to inform them about meetings,
events and open e-board positions.

If you have any questions, email us at: [log in to unmask]

Event Date: March 5, 2014
Contact Person: Andrea Soto and Manpreet Chahil
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
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