This Week: LTN Kickoff, Reason Rally and Affiliation Renewal!
You know that awkward time when someone tells you, "I've got some good news and I've got some bad news"? Well, this is that time.
First, the good news! We want your club to have a pizza party on us. Only catch is you have to make the world a better place first. The things we demand, right?
Also, THE BIGGEST ATHEIST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF EVER IS UPON US!!!!ONE!!SOEXCITE! You can bet the SSA will be there with bells on and with oodles and oodles of schwag to give away.
Now, the bad news. Remember when you guys applied to be affiliates and we promised all kinds of free stuff like banners, tabling supplies, and other loot? Remember when, in exchange for this boon you agreed to take fifteen minutes out of each semester, fifteen minutes you will never get back, to fill out an affiliation renewal? Well, it's almost time to make good on your end. We will be launching the affiliation renewal in ONE WEEK! When it comes out, fill it out. The sooner the better. If you don't, instead of getting paid to empower groups, Andy, Nick, and I will get to spend our working hours tracking you down. Don't make us do that. Don't make us beg.
Now that the unpleasantness is over, I can't wait to see a lot of you in DC next week!
Light the Night Kickoff Challenge
We've noticed that there appears to be a disappointing lack of interest forLight the Night charity fundraising so far. A whooping two student groups have registered so far. We know we can do better than that. To spur a little interest for you guys we set up a little challenge!
The Kickoff Challenge starts today. Register your team and raise more money before April 15 (tax day) than the SSA national team! The team that raises the most will get a pizza party for their group on us! Let us work together that we may back hand blood cancer!
If you live in North Carolina you have more opportunities to raise money. You can sell candy or even eat pizza (at California pizza) and some of the profits will go to your group! Finally for all teams, if you raise $100 or more, you will receive a free movie ticket! Your team gets a ticket for every hundred bucks!
Please watch this promotional video by Todd Stiefel.
Go here to see the list of registered teams thus far.
Reason Rally 5 Days AwayIn 5 days, the world will witness the single greatest gathering of atheists, secularists, humanists, agnostics and other non-theists of all time. We look forward to seeing you all there! In your final preparations for this most glorious day please be safe. There will be a lot of people there and things are sure to get a little hectic. Be aware that the rally is meant to unify, energize, and embolden the secular demographic AND to change the negative perspectives of our demographic. Finally, have tons of fun! Let's show the world what we're made of!
Affiliation Renewal TimeIt's that time of year again! It's time for you to help us update your group information in order to remain an affiliate! This is just a heads up, the calm before the storm, but we will need affiliation renewals from EVERYONE. No exceptions are allowed. Go to our affiliation renewal page to familiarize yourself with all the specifics of the process but don't yet fill out a form! We are still working out the kinks of the doodads. Affiliation renewal officially starts next week so stay tuned. The form for the renewal will be tested and activated by then.
Notice: The SSA team is going to be at the Reason Rally March 24th and all will not be immediately back afterwards. Therefore next week the office will be very short staffed. Please be patient with us during this time as staff may not immediately respond to emails.
: The Internship applications
are due 3/20/12. That's tomorrow! You have until then for a chance at greatness with the SSA this summer!
Group Photo of the WeekMembers from SSA at Osceola Fundamental High School, led by Cyrus Tahmourpour. The first High School group to send us a GPotW picture!Send us your photos!