Officer Application

Good afternoon. If you are interested in applying to be an officer for Junior BETA this year then make sure you bring a completed copy of the form with you to the meeting on September 13th.

We will take the applications at that time and you will need to give a speech.

There are officer positions available in the Beta Club. In order to run for a position you must complete and turn in a Beta Officer application. Please see one of the BETA sponsors for a copy of the application or print the application attached to this page.

The officers positions are:

Positions for 8th grade members:

President

Positions for 7th grade members:

Vice President

Treasurer

Positions for Any Member:

Secretary

Club Historian

Assistant Secretary (1 of 2 positions)

Assistant Treasurer

Club Photographer (2 positions)

Assistant Secretary (2 positions)

Club Photographer (2 positions)

 

**Please note if you are running for a position you are expected to attend all meetings.

Sports conditioning is not an excused absence from a BETA meeting.

Keep reading for more information on each position.

 

BETA CLUB OFFICER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

PRESIDENT (Must be in the 8th Grade)

  • The CMS BETA Club President shall serve as a supporter for all BETA students and ensure that all club projects and activities are aligned with the club officers overall goals.
  • The president shall work closely with the CMS BETA Club Sponsors in implementing school activities.
  • Will help with all fundraiser planning and events.
  • Responsible for implementing Winter Service Project festivities
  • Responsible for working with club Vice President on implementing Spring Fling Activities and Dance.
  • Must attend all BETA Club meetings and work closely with all other club officers to ensure the success of all activities.
  • Serve as a speaker for the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony.

VICE PRESIDENT (Must be in the 7th Grade)

  • The club vice president shall serve to support the club president.
  • The Vice President shall work closely with the CMS BETA Club Sponsors and club President in implementing school activities.
  • Responsible for implementing service projects and festivities
  • Assumes responsibilities for president, if he or she is unable to attend meetings.
  • Responsible for working with President on implementing Spring Fling Activities.
  • Must attend all BETA Club meetings and work closely with all other club officers to ensure the success of all activities.
  • Serve as a speaker for the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony.

SECRETARY

  • The club secretary shall serve to improve the communication between club sponsors, club officers, and club members.
  • Reports directly to the club sponsors.
  • Shall work together to keep all newsletters and the club website current.
  • Assists sponsors  with advertising fundraisers and club events by creating announcements, flyers, and posters.
  • Organizes think tank, poster making, and  advertising  parties for grade level representatives, club officers, and club sponsors.
  • Responsible for calling roll for club events and taking notes during meetings.
  • Serve as a leader for 6-9 grade level representatives.
  • Must attend all BETA Club meetings and work closely with all other club officers to ensure the success of all activities.
  • Serve as a speaker for the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony

ASSISTANT SECRETARY (2 positions available)

  • The CMS BETA Club assistant secretary will serve as an assistant to the club secretary.
  • They will assist the secretary with advertising for club fundraisers and events.
  • Serve as a member of the advertising committee.
  • Take attendance and notes at all think tank, poster making, and advertising parties.
  • Take “back- up” notes at all club meetings.
  • Serve as a induction ceremony coordinator.

TREASURER

  • The CMS BETA Club Treasurer shall serve to ensure that club finances are being used wisely for class activities.
  • Attends club fundraisers and is present to help club sponsors in collecting funds for BETA Club events.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing the annual Valentine’s Day Candy Gram fundraiser in February.
  • Must attend all BETA Club meetings and work closely with all other club officers to ensure the success of all activities.
  • Train and employ students to run BETA Club concession stands.
  • Must work the BETA club table during lunch for dance ticket sales and other events that require BETA to collect money.
  • Must serve as a speaker during the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony

ASSISTANT TREASURER

  • The CMS BETA Club assistant treasurer will serve as a helper to the club treasurer.
  • Will be responsible for collecting service project donations
  • Must work the BETA club table during lunch for dance ticket sales and other events that require BETA to collect money.

CLUB HISTORIAN

  • The club historian shall serve to create an inclusive social atmosphere and ensure that class activities reach a wide range of students.
  • Reports directly to CMS BETA Club Sponsors
  • Takes pictures at all BETA Club Events
  • Serve as the leader of the scrapbooking committee
  • Collects pictures and decorates BETA Club Showcase in the CMS Commons
  • Must attend all BETA Club meetings and work closely with all other class officers to ensure the success of all activities.\
  • In charge of club photographers
  • Must own a digital camera (or a picture taking device)
  • Must serve as a speaker and the photographer at the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony

CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER (2 positions)

  • Reports directly to the club historian
  • Takes pictures at all BETA Club events
  • Serves as a coordinator and photographer at the CMS BETA Club Induction Ceremony
  • Serves as a member of the scrapbooking committee
  • Reports directly to the club historian
  • Must attend state convention
  • Must own a digital camera (or a picture taking device)

 

Welcome Back Junior BETA’s

7th and 8th grade Junior BETA’s, our first meeting is after school on Wednesday August 30th. I look forward to seeing you at our first meeting. Please make sure you see Ms. Mott or Mrs. Rachanow for an after school activity form.

If any one is interested in joining Junior BETA, we start accepting applications in January. Announcements will be made and calls will go home when we start this process.

Painting Night

Paint with Clare

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Monday, May 1st

5:30-7:30 at Lewis and Clark

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Come on out and help support our Betas with a

fun evening of painting! Clare DeSantis will help

participants paint the pictured summer themed

canvas.

$25 includes canvas, supplies, and instruction

Childcare for children 3 and up can be provided on

site at an additional cost of $5 for each child.

 

Please send in Money by April 28th if you are interested in this.Inline image 1

BETA service hours and Spirit Nights

We have the following events coming up that will require Betas and parents/guardians help.

Everyone cannot work every event, so please make sure that you are helping where you can.

Thanks.

 April 27 – Chorus Concessions – CMS 6:15-7:15

 April 29 – Community Yard Sale at CMS and BGE

 May 2 – Band Concessions – CMS

 May 8 – McDonald’s Ladysmith Spirit Night

 May 9 – Mi Jalisco Spirit Night

We have also received the okay to sell concessions for Caroline Parks and Recreation’s soccer

games on Saturday mornings. Ms. Parker, from BGE, has offered to take the lead on this! We

will need concession helpers each Saturday morning from 9-12. If your child already plays

soccer, and you are able to help out on Saturday mornings, please let me know.

Thank you for all of your support.

Want to be a BETA member?

How do I become a BETA member?

Students are invited to apply to the National Junior BETA Club after the first semester of each school year. Students who have maintained a 3.5 GPA and who have model behavior are considered for membership.

Download and complete the BETA application. All parts of the application need to be turn in by February 28.

membership application

Update for convention

 

There are still a couple of categories that remain empty and we will accept additional entries for that category. These empty categories will be accepted until December 12th. The empty categories are sculpture, poetry, essay, and painting. Please see the rules for how these categories are reviewed. They can be found at the following link:

http://sponsors.betaclub.org/conv/bulletins/jr/VA.pdf

Please remember that all students who have not received a major this year, have not missed two or more meetings, have a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate positive leadership behavior will be considered.

Updated on December 20: We never received any interest in the above categories. All invitations for convention have been extended. Thank you for your interest.

 

Beta Convention

Invitations have been extended to those BETA students who have signed up to compete in various categories through their school email account.

We have reviewed the tests, talents and/or arts and crafts submitted. All students who have not received a major this year, have not missed two or more meetings, have a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate positive leadership behavior have been considered.
There were a couple of categories that remain empty and we will accept additional entries for that category given that the member meets the above criteria. These empty categories will be accepted until December 1st. The empty categories are sculpture, technology, poetry, essay, painting, and pastel/charcoal. Please see the rules for how these categories are reviewed. They can be found at the following link: http://sponsors.betaclub.org/conv/bulletins/jr/VA.pdf

Our next meeting is December 7th. Additional invitations will be extended at that time if an opening becomes available.

 

Halloween Dance

The cost for the dance is $5 and we are still selling tickets in the cafeteria. You can also purchase concessions and pay for the “Hall of Screams” at the dance. The cost for the “Hall of Screams” is $2. You can wear a costume, no masks though. We will be having a costume contest. The dance is 6-8pm.

There are a few students who I told to stay after Friday to help set up for the dance. Those are the students that Ms. Mott and I talked to specifically on Tuesday and Wednesday that they are helping with the dance. Ms. Mott and I will make sure you have dinner before the dance starts. The students who are in the Hall of Screams are to wear ratty/tattered clothing as they are zombies. The escorts and doorkeepers are free to wear any costume that they wish. We should be done with clean-up around 8:15pm.

We are in need of:

Some Boxes – small big, etc.

Halloween Makeup

Fake Blood

If you have any extra at home, please feel free to bring with you on Friday. I will be in my classroom in the morning if you need to drop off your costume, boxes, make-up etc. A few students stated their parents would like to come and help with make-up. That is fabulous and we could use you around 5pm.

Aside from the Halloween Dance: Please make sure your dues are paid. Our bylaws state that you are not an active member if they are delinquent and will not be able to attend meetings. Additionally, you need to maintain a 3.5 GPS to attend meetings. Your grades are important!

Our next meeting is November 9th. If you are submitting something to be considered for convention it will be due that day and no later.

Hope you enjoyed your half day!

BETA Convention

Last week we talked about the BETA convention and many of you signed up for competitions that you would be interested in competing. The deadline to submit for the category to compete in is at the 1st November meeting. The November meeting is November 9th.

In order to go to the convention your dues must have been paid,you must maintain 3.5 gpa, and you must be competing in one of the events.

The amount of students that we bring is also limited to the chaperones that are able to come to convention. There is one chaperone per three students as that is how we will be registering for the rooms.

The link to the competitions is http://sponsors.betaclub.org/conv/bulletins/jr/VA.pdf

If there are several entries for a category then we will have a panel of teachers judge the best one for us to submit to the convention.

If you want to compete in one of the following categories, then please review the rules and make sure it is submitted by November 9th.

Essay
Poetry
Robotics Showcase
Speech
Group Talent or Special Talent
Technology
Black & White Photography
Color Photography
Digital Art
Painting
Fiber Arts
Woodworking
Pastel or Charcoal
Sketching
Sculpture
Wreath
Recyclable Art
Handmade Jewelry