Houston Area Dance Marathon Committee Application Explanation Hello everyone, Thank you for choosing to participate in the first ever, 2012-2013 Houston area Dance Marathon. My name is Jennifer Kay Tuggle Hinze, and I’m the Lt. Governor from Division 3S. I’m a senior at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, TX. My one goal before I leave high school is to make this Dance Marathon a reality. I hope to raise between $25,000- $30,000 through this event. You may ask, why? Well, I have actually been treated in a Children’s Miracle Network hospital (TCH) for many years. Not only do I understand the difficulty of being very sick, but I also have seen first-hand the impacts of this great organization. The Dance Marathon is one night where we will gather together, dance our hearts out, and do it all for the kids. No matter how passionate I am and no matter how hard I work, I can’t do this without you guys. I know that with y’alls help we can make this event a reality! You will not only change the lives of the kids in our very own community, but it will also look great on your college applications. You will gain leadership/ event planning skills, learn the importance of networking, and be able to learn a lot about yourself. I can assure you, being a small part of something so big is going to be one of the most thrilling, rewarding, and life-changing experiences of your life. By now, I hope you’re hooked and wondering how you can apply. I’ve tried to make the application as easy as possible. One thing to note, ANYONE is welcome to apply. This is open to officers, members, and even non-members-- anyone who wants to help the sick children in our area. Applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to my address: 14219 Lake Trail Dr. Sugar Land, TX 77498. You may also email me requesting the word document to fill out and email. All applications must be postmarked or in my inbox by Saturday October 6th, at 11:00 PM. Yours in loving service, Jennifer Kay Tuggle Hinze Division 3S Lieutenant Governor Governor's Project Chairwoman (713) 412 6241 email@example.com
Available Dance Marathon Committees 1) Board of Managers The Board of Managers is the supreme governing body of our Dance Marathon and is comprised of two executive chairs. This small group develops the initial direction for Dance Marathon, establishing monthly directives, crafts what the marathon will become, and is the overall leader. This is the highest position one can apply for. Both are chairs. 2) Campus Relations The Campus Relations committee focuses specifically on reaching out to high school’s community. The committee strategically reaches out and educates people about Dance Marathon and is in charge of getting attendance to the main event. There will be up to 10 members and 1 chairman 3) Entertainment Dance Marathon is one big party and it is up to the Entertainment committee to make sure it doesn’t stop. Entertainment is responsible for recruiting exciting, high-energy music, dance, and other acts that will help keep the dancers’ feet moving and energy up throughout the event. There will be up to 5 positions and 1 chairman. 4) Family Relations No, I’m not talking K-Family this time. The Family Relations committee works with the hospital to make Miracle Children and their families an integral part of Dance Marathon. After all, they are the reason we are all here! The committee will work with the hospital to identify families, and help the Dance Marathon itself to connect others to the cause. The kids make Dance Marathon a touching and inspiring experience for everyone involved. There will be up to 5 positions and 1 chairman. 5) Finance The Finance committee oversees all aspects of Dance Marathon that involves collecting, counting, and reporting money. From setting and managing the overall budget, to accounting for dollars received from fundraising events, the final total revealed at the end of the evening will be the result of the committee’s careful work. There will be up 7 positions and up to 2 chairmen/ women. 6) Fundraising The purpose of Dance Marathon is to raise funds for the kids! The Fundraising committee takes the lead in developing all aspects of raising funds from setting dancer fundraising goals to motivating groups and individuals to raise money. The committee also solicits underwriting support from sponsors and executes special fundraising events. There will be up 10 positions and up to 2 chairmen/women. 7) Marketing/ Personal Relations The Marketing committee focuses on developing ways to promote Dance Marathon and drive interest among different audiences. The committee will make my flyers and promotional videos They are essential to the backbone of this event. There will be up 5 positions and all will be chairmen/women. 8) Operations Do you like making decisions? The Operations committee is the backbone of Dance Marathon. Working behind the scenes, committee members lay the physical foundations that make a successful Dance Marathon. The committee takes the lead in securing the space where the event is held; develops an organized floor plan; and much more. There will be up to 5 positions and 1 chairman.
9) Technology The Technology committee plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining all aspects of Dance Marathon’s online presence. From building the group’s landing page, to coordinating online fundraising and social networking, or even taking photos during special events, the Technology committee keeps everyone connected to the cause. There will be 5 positions, and 1 chairman. 10) Morale The morale committee is always one level of excitement above the crowd. They are responsible for not only keep excitement during the Dance Marathon itself, but also to help all committee members “Keep Calm and Stress Less”. The energy and passion of the Morale committee drives the success of Dance Marathon. There will be 3 positions. APPLICANT INFORMATION
Committee(s) you are applying for: (rank from 1-5 with 1 being the one you feel you would serve best on!) 1) a 2) a 3) a 4) a 5) Are you interested in being a committee chair?
Have you ever hosted a major event before?
If so, what/when?
Are you in Key Club?
If so, what division and for how long?
Year in School:
Please list 1-2 personal references. This should be someone who, although not related to you, knows you and your strengths well.
IN ABOUT 100-150 WORDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT THIS DANCE MARATHON MEANS TO YOU?
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE AND RANK THE COMMITTEES IN THE MANNER YOU DID?
WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU POSSESS THAT WILL MAKE YOU AN ASSET TO OUR DANCE MARATHON TEAM?
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT EXPERIENCE(S) YOU HAVE HAD WITH SERVICE OR IN OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.
WHAT OTHER COMMITMENTS WILL YOU HAVE OUTSIDE OF DANCE MARATHON? HOW WILL YOU KEEP YOURSELF ORGANIZED AND MEET MULTIPLE COMMITMENTS?