At-Large Board of Directors Elections - Vote Now!

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The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's Board of Directors is an advisory body that oversees the organization's operations and helps set strategic goals for the Alumni Association. Directors serve for one-year terms, and include the Alumni Association President and Secretary/Treasury, at-large representatives, and strong financial supporters of the Alumni Association. You can learn more about our board by visitng: www.croomsalumni.com/about/board.

In accordance with Article VI, Sec. 1(b) of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's By-Laws, the Board of Directors shall include, "Two at-large members in good standing elected by the voting membership at the annual meeting." Terms shall be for one fiscal year (Article VI, Sec. 3) for these two at-large members. "Members in good standing, who aspire to serve as an at-large officer, shall notify the Board and the Management Team by an established, published deadline. The active membership shall then have, at minimum, one week before the annual meeting to vote" (Article VI, Sec. 5).

Given these prerequisites, the following individuals have notified the Management Team of their intention to seek an at-large Board of Directors position. As such, the active members of the Alumni Association have from June 20th to noon on June 28th to cast an absentee ballot for the candidates of their choice. You must select two choices, although members have the option to vote "No Confidence" for one or both choices. If you do not vote in absentia (online), you may vote in-person at the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's Annual Meeting on June 28th. While your vote (in person or absentia) will not be publicly displayed online, the sum number of votes will be included in the minutes of our Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions or troubles, please e-mail scholarship@croomsalumni.com.

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Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's Annual Meeting

06/28/2014 12:00 pm
06/28/2014 1:00 pm

Please note the new location: Cocina 2014 in Winter Park

The Management Team of Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. is pleased to invite you to the Alumni Association's Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 28th at 12:00PM. The meeting will be held at Cocina 214 in Winter Park. The meeting will likely last an hour or less, give or take the amount of questions asked. If you are not able to attend in person, you can also join via conference call.

Who:Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc.
What: Alumni Association's Annual Meeting
When: Saturday, June 28th at 12:00PM
Where: Cocina 214 in Winter Park
151 Welbourne Avenue East
Winter Park, FL 32789
Cannot Attend In-Person: To join the call, dial 1 (702) 589-8240 and enter access code 4176940. Info may change; you can also check the alumni website, Facebook profile, or Twitter feed on the day of for changes.

What is an Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting is the Alumni Association's "State of the Organization" event. The Management Team will provide reports to the Board of Directors on this current year's efforts and highlight the strategy for next year's activities. Board of Directors and the dues-paying members (those providing donations) will also have the opportunity to question the Management Team and bring any organization-wide issues of importance to a vote. The new at-large Board of Directors will also be voted in with a pro-forma vote, and the Board of Directors will vote on the new Management Team members for the next two years.

Interested in Serving on the Board of Directors?
The two at-large Board of Directors positions are up for election for the 2014-2015 year. These Directors are selected by the active members of the association. If you are a dues-paying member (donor) interested in running for office, please e-mail scholarship@croomsalumni.com by June 15th. You can become a due-paying member by visiting the membership page.

The Alumni Association's Board of Directors is an advisory body that oversees the organization's operations and helps set strategic goals for the Association. Directors serve for one-year terms and meet via a conference call every one to two months.

Interested in Serving on the Management Team?
All Management Team positions are up for appointment for the 2014-2016 years. These Management Team members are appointed by the Board of Directors. You do not have to be a member of the Alumni Association to serve. Please e-mail scholarship@croomsalumni.com by June 15th for more information.

Alumni Association Awards Two Scholarships

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association has awarded two scholarships this year to graduating seniors. The recipient of the 7th annual Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship for $600 is Bradley Mauger and the recipient of the 1st Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship for $1,500 is Paul Dela Cruz.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship is meant to honor a student that exemplifies not only academic and extracurricular achievement, but also demonstrates a dedication to community service and involvement. Bradley's involvement at Crooms AoIT included being treasurer of the National Honor Society, a member of BETA club, and an ambassador to the PTSA. In his free time, he volunteered with several organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cure CMD, and Canine Companions for Independence. Bradley intends to study finance at one of Florida's public universities upon graduation.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship recognizes an individual who has used their technical acumen to create or contribute to a technology-based project: anything from a graphics design to a website to a robotics building kit or data visualization. This year's recipient went above our expectations and not only programmed a video game, but also created the story, designed the artwork, created the maps, created some of the audio files, created a video trailer, and provided the his game for download to the public. You can check out Paul's on his scholarship winning game - Sword of Light III - at http://rpgmaker.net/games/6044/. Paul will be attending Seminole State upon graduation.

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The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association scholarship program is supported by donations from recent graduates. You can support the Crooms AoIT Alumni scholarships by joining the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. by visiting http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate.

Currently the youngest member of The Founders Society for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, James "Brock" Mangus also claims a unique connection. Brock – as a Class of 2007 graduate – also happens to be the first recipient of the Alumni Association’s Community Scholarship. Brock moved to Central Florida during his elementary school years when his father started a job in the metro area. From his roots at Wilson Elementary School, Brock enrolled in Sanford Middle School’s pre-IB program. He then decided to enroll in Seminole High School to take part in marching band and pursue an academic career in the International Baccalaureate program. But, wait, how did a Seminole High School attendee end up a recipient of the Alumni Association Scholarship and a member of The Founders Society?

Continue reading the full interview with James "Brock" Mangus
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2014 Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innoviation Scholarship

Dear Crooms Class of 2014,

It is with pleasure that the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to apply for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship. As a way of congratulating you on making it this far in your educational career, we will be offering one (1) $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior. As a show of our support to academic excellence, technology, and the pursuit of higher education, we are proud to offer the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship. This scholarship will recognize an individual who has used their technical acumen to create or contribute to a technological project or product. A full listing of example projects is available on page 4 of this application.

The deadline for application is Friday, April 11th, 2014 by the end of the school day. Take note, this is a week later than the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship. The scholarship recipient will be notified before graduation. The Scholarship application is attached and includes instructions on how to submit the scholarship. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, this application is only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high - that means you need to apply :-).  

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

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