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QUEEN’S MILLENNIUM CHAPTER

NEWSLETTER November 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 1 QMC News 2 Foundation News 2 Important Dates 3 QMC Events: November 4 QMC Events: December

CONTACT US General Inquires qmc@ams.queensu.ca Chapter Coordinator Elizabeth Tran e.tran@queensu.ca Social Events Coordinator Mary Mahler 8mbm@queensu.ca Charitable Events Coordinator Tania Burr 8tb2@queensu.ca

$3,120.12 RAISED AT THE ONTARIO REGIONAL MEETING! Earlier this month, laureates from all over Ontario gathered in Hamilton for the annual Millennium Ontario Regional Meeting – De Novo 2009, hosted by the McMaster University Chapter. One of the major highlights of the weekend was that we raised $3,120.12 for the Millennium Network! This money will be used to help keep the Millennium Network going even after the Foundation closes at the end of December 2009. An amazing video that commemorates the Millennium Network (starring several Queen’s Laureates!) was made over the weekend and it can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/denovo2009. At QMC, we recognize the impact that the Millennium Network has had on many of our lives, so we have taken it upon ourselves to do what we can to keep the Millennium Network alive! Over the past 3 weeks, QMC has been fundraising for the Millennium Network and competing in the Local Network Fundraising Challenge. We’ve held three fundraisers: the Halloween Bake Sale, Millennium Network Button Sale where we sold customized pins at the Regional Meeting, and finally the QMC Clothing Sale. In total we raised over $280! Thank-you to everyone who contributed by purchasing QMC Clothing or MN buttons, and a special thank you to Jenn Pratt and Andrea Richardson who volunteered their time and baking skills at the Bake Sale!

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QMC NEWS CONTINUED… We only have three events left for this semester, so please check out the QMC Events Page (pages 3 – 4) for more information! Don’t worry if you have never been to a QMC event before, it is never too late to get involved with QMC. We understand that our laureates are busy with school work, sports, or other extracurricular activities but we strongly encourage that you to take some time to get to know other laureates here at Queen’s. We truly have a great group of people and the Millennium Network is something that every laureate should experience!

FOUNDATION NEWS As you may know, the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation’s mandate is ending at the end of 2009. However, this will not impact your ability to continue receiving payment of your renewable Excellence Award. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) through the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) will be responsible for distributing the remaining Excellence Awards beginning January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2013. Please ensure that all of your contact information is up to date one final time. To do so, please go to www.laureatespace.ca and either confirm your contact information or insert your new information in the proper fields. It is important that we have your most up to date contact information, to ensure that you receive notification about your Excellence Award payments in the future. You will automatically be brought to a page that will allow you to update your information when you log in. The deadline to confirm or update your contact information is Monday, November 23rd. The Millennium Network is participating in the Aviva Community Fund Competition, where we have the opportunity to win $500,000 to support our network and our vision for making community work more effective. The Millennium Network has recently been voted into the semi-finals! From December 2nd to 16th, you will have the chance to vote the Millennium Network (one vote per day) into the FINALS, where our proposal will be judged for funding! To vote, you must first take 2 minutes and register at: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/users/register Then all you have to do is take 2 seconds each day to vote at: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf2804 It’s that quick and easy!

IMPORTANT DATES Volunteer @ ASUS Good Time Dinner Thursday, November 26th 3:00PM – 7:00PM Meet at Stauffer (2:45PM) or at St. Paul’s Church (Montreal & Queen’s St.) QMC Night Out Saturday, November 28th 9:30PM – 3:00AM Join our Facebook Group to receive an email with more details: http://tinyurl.com/qmcgroup Last Day Of Classes Friday, December 4th Pre-Exam Study Period December 5th – 8th

QMC Group Study Sunday, December 6th 12noon – 12midnight Stauffer Library 020A FREE STUDY SNACKS! Exams Period Begins Wednesday, December 9th Exam Period Ends Wednesday, December 23rd HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Winter Term Begins Monday, January 11th

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Upcoming QMC Events: NOVEMBER

QMC NIGHT OUT (

AN ALL-AGES EVENT)

SPONSORED BY QUEEN’S MILLENNIUM CHAPTER – SOCIAL EVENTS DATE Saturday, November 28th TIME 9:00PM – 3:00AM LOCATION TBA RSVP http://tinyurl.com/qmcgroup It’s nearly the end of the semester, so let’s all get together and have a good time! We are still working out the details with the “local establishments” but don’t worry this is happening! AND it will be all-ages AND open to everyone (so you can bring your friends who are not in QMC) Mark it down on your calendar and plan on taking the night off from studying! We will be sending you more information in a few days via our Facebook Group (http://tinyurl.com/qmcgroup). Please make sure you join our Facebook group, so you don’t miss out! Now let’s show Queen’s how Millennium Laureates work hard, but party harder! If you have any questions or concerns about this event, don’t hesitate to contact your coordinators!

VOLUNTEER @ ASUS GOOD TIME DINNER SPONSORED BY QUEEN’S MILLENNIUM CHAPTER – CHARITABLE EVENTS DATE Thursday, November 26th TIME Meet at 2:45PM outside Stauffer Library LOCATION St. Paul’s Church (Montreal St. & Queen’s St.) RSVP Tania, 8tb2@queensu.ca As our charitable even this month I invite you to come and volunteer at the ASUS Good times Diner with myself and the other exec members. This is just meant to be fun for us and a good way to give back to the community especially in the spirit of the holidays. When: Thursday November 26th 2:45PM Where: St. Paul's Church at the corner of Montreal and Queen st. Meet at Stauffer at 2:45pm and we will walk together. If you need to come late, please just come to the church! What: Making and serving some delicious food to those who need it! Please RSVP to burr_tania1022@yahoo.com or 8tb2@queensu.ca to let me know if you are interested or can definitely come so that I can send out an e-mail with more details as I get them. Hope that you can ALL come out! Queen’s Millennium Chapter


Upcoming QMC Events: DECEMBER

QMC GROUP STUDY SPONSORED BY QUEEN’S MILLENNIUM CHAPTER – SOCIAL EVENTS DATE Sunday, December 6th TIME 12 noon – 12 midnight LOCATION Stauffer Library 020A RSVP N/A (drop-in welcome) Need a quite place to study? Getting the study munchies? Need a snack? Or maybe a hug? Whatever the reason drop by Room 020A in the basement of Stauffer anytime from 12noon to 12midnight!!! We have the group study room booked for the entire day and we will make sure it is stocked up with delicious study food all day and all night! We might even be able to help you with course material! Feel free to bring ear plugs, we won’t be offended =) We know exam time is stressful so we want to help you through it!

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QMC Newsletter Nov. 2009