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  1. Feb 22, 2007

    Hello and welcome to all our new and current Golden Key members at UC.

    We had a good turn-out at our recent information session in the Law Foyer last Tuesday 20th February with around 40 prospective members coming along to find out more about Golden Key.  Thanks to all those that attended and we hope to see you at the Induction Ceremony on Monday 26th March.

    This UCSpace can be used by all to discuss ideas, ask questions and generally chat with other people.

    We try to update our website (canberra.edu.au/goldenkey) as regularly as possible but we have limited control on how soon information is uploaded to it.  However, this UCSpace is an interactive space which provides a more immediate relay of messages and information between all of us - we can hear from you too.  So feel free to contribute, we'd love to hear what you have to say.

    cheers,

    Karen Woods

    (prev. Subasic)

    1. Mar 19, 2007

      Hi Yolande,

      thanks for getting in touch.

      I am going to pass your query onto our secretary Barbara who knows all the right contacts at head office.

      I'll do that today and hopefully we can induct you at the ceremony on Monday 26th.

      Feel free to make further comments here if you need to.  I check it regularly.

      fingers crossed,

      Karen

    2. Mar 29, 2007

      Awesome. I was sick for the induction ceremony and will have to work through the AGM, which is making my participation in GK somewhat limited so far, since I've only just joined, but having this up means I'll be able to stay somewhat up to speed regardless (smile)

      1. Mar 29, 2007

        Hi Liam,

        I hope you didn't have the horrible virus that's been going around, a couple of us have felt pretty rotten with it!

        Shame you missed the induction, it went really well and it was great to hear from our new VC and know that he supports Golden Key.

        Also a shame you won't make it for the free drinks and pizza at the AGM - we'll be thinking of you!

        I'll add any news or upcoming events to this site so that you can keep up to speed with what's happening. 

        We're planning a few events for this year, so hopefully you'll be able to participate in some of those.

        The Exec tries to meet regularly and I'm assuming the new exec members will keep that going, so you could always come along to one of those to find out what's going on too.

        Great to hear from you,

        cheers

        Karen

  2. Feb 22, 2007

    Great Work and Welcome Everyone

    Fantastic work on getting this space up and running.

    I look forward to talking with everyone on here.

    (big grin) Connie

  3. Mar 27, 2007

    Hi there,

    Once the equivalent of one year's full-time study has been completed, if the student falls within the top 15% of their degree course, they are automatically invited to join Golden Key.  GK is a society which recognises academic excellence.  It's not elitist though, rather it acknowledges academic achievement.  A Golden Key member is then eligible to apply for scholarships supplied by Golden Key and their sponsors/partners as well as gaining access to career opportunities and useful networking groups and activities, including regional and international conferences.  Golden Key also involves its members in community service, and supporting charity organisations.  Overall, Golden Key encourages the individual to fulfill their potential.  Their major tagline is : "Recognition for success, Keys to the future".

     You can find out more about Golden Key by visiting their international site at: http://www.goldenkey.org/GKWeb

    And you can see what the UC chapter has been up to at : http://www.canberra.edu.au/goldenkey/uc/index.html

    Thanks for your interest,

    regards

    Karen

  4. Mar 27, 2007

    LATEST NEWS   LATEST NEWS    LATEST NEWS    LATEST NEWS  Our AGM will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 4th April in the Ngunnawal Centre, Ground Floor, Building 7 at UC.

    All members of Golden Key are welcome to the AGM, even if you do not wish to nominate yourself for a position on the Executive Committee.

    If you do wish to nominate for a position, or to create a new position suitable to your skills, please email details to goldenkey@canberra.edu.au by Monday 2nd April.  For information on what positions are currently held, see our website: http://www.canberra.edu.au/goldenkey/uc/executive.html

    Free pizza and drinks will be served at the AGM for all GK members to enjoy.

    It was great to see so many of the new members at the New Member Reception Ceremony on Monday 26th March.

    We hope to see many of you again at the AGM along with some of the longer standing members.

    cheers,

    Karen

  5. Mar 28, 2007

    Just a quick word regarding the AGM next week. If the words 'free' and 'pizza' haven't sparked your interest enough, a) I'm shocked! and b) come along just to check out what GK is all about. As a member of the exec last year I found quite rewarding and not a great deal of work. Just a few meetings and events and we got gold status. With your help we can do it again, and as cliched as it is, many hands make light work. So the more of you that help out, the less you'll need to do. Whatever you're interested in, there is a place there for you (or we can make one up!). So if you're umming and ahhing because you want to do something but you're not sure what, come check it out. It's a very rewarding experience......free......pizza....

    1. Mar 30, 2007

      Just to give you all some idea of possible exec officer positions, I've attached a document that lists what is generally expected within a chapter.  However, the positions and duties are not set in concrete, they can be adapted to the individual.  Go to the Attachments tab at the top of the page to locate the document.

      cheers

      Karen

  6. Mar 29, 2007

    Take a look at the HUGE cake we had after the induction ceremony - see the attachments tab at the top of the page....(tongue)

  7. Mar 30, 2007

    Thanks, Barb.

    Just to clarify, we haven't changed venues,

    7B06 is the Ngunnawal Centre.

    Hope to see you there,

    Karen

  8. Apr 04, 2007

    We have a new Executive Committee!

    Thanks to the members that attended our AGM this evening.  Great to see you there.

    Thanks to those that gave their apologies in not being able to attend.

    We now have a new Executive Committee in place.

    Barbara is our new president and she will send a message out soon with more details about the AGM, the committee members and our new advisors.

    A special thanks to our out-going president, Anthony, for all his hard work and great team-building skills that produced an extremely active year for GK@UC with wonderful results - we got GOLD standard!  What an achievement.  Thanks, Anthony.

  9. Apr 10, 2007

    Congratulations to Barbara on becoming president, well-deserved. A guarantee that UCGK is again in good hands.

    Good luck for everything in the future Anthony, and thank you again for all you did last year.

    I hope everyone's enjoying the class-free period, and I look forward to meeting the new exec properly! It was great to see the interest and enthusiasm I hope will last throughout the rest of the year.

  10. Apr 24, 2007

    FUNDRAISING EVENT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Hey Guys,

    As some of you might be aware- myself and Angela Hunt have started an Oxfam Group called ALLIES.

    We are a not for profit group that supports Oxfam by coordinating events around the ACT.

    Our first event is called ATTENTION: All ALLIES and is on April 28th at Jamison Inn.

    Attached is some information on our group, how you can get involved and how to contact us.

    More importantly, attached is the Poster for the gig.   [SEE ATTACHMENTS PAGE]

    $10 entry for 11 local and interstate bands- not bad value if you ask me!

    ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OXFAM.

    The gig also kicks off Fair Trade Fortnight in the ACT.

    We are hoping for a sell out show- but we need your help.

    Please forward this email and the attachments onto EVERYONE you know!

    We'd appreciate it if you could help us get the word out.

    If you know of any businesses, local bands, venues or initiatives that would like to give us a hand- please let us know. I'm sure i don't have to explain the difficulties that we encounter being volunteers of a not for profit organisation!

    We have plans for more events during the year- so stayed tuned for the ALLIES Revolution!

    Cheers in advance,

    Cat.Caterina Giugovaz

    sapphire_joyce@hotmail.com

  11. May 09, 2007

    The current exec committee members are planning some fundraising events, so let us know if you'd like to be involved in some way.

     cheers,

    Karen

  12. May 15, 2007

    May 2007 Newsletter

     Hi all,

    please see the attachments area and read our latest newsletter (May 2007).

    It details all our latest news and upcoming events so please take the time to have a read.

    We will endeavour to send it out by email soon.

    cheers,

    Karen

  13. May 17, 2007

    Apologies that the website hasn't been updated this month.  Assignments....exams....end of semester.....etc etc

    I will get to it asap.  But in the meantime, read your newsletter, and keep tuned to this Space to hear latest developments.

     Good luck everyone with their end of semester tasks....

    cheers,

    Karen

  14. Jul 05, 2007

    Hello all,

    a couple of activities coming up soon:

     Saturday 25th August: UC Open Day - we will be holding a BBQ on the day. 

    Let us know if you can help out, just an hour of your time would be useful.

     Sunday 2nd September, Monday 3rd September - 'Fountain for youth' Indigenous Art Show.  Likely venue: ACT Legislative Assembly.  Likely agenda: Opening at 2pm on Sunday with 'Welcome' dance by Giralang Primary School children led by Duncan Smith, Aboriginal Artist.  Opening speech.  Art exhibition and sales of artwork by CIT and UC students, Duncan Smith's artwork on show, activities for the children (face/body painting).  Close 5pm.  Exhibition work on display all day Monday.  4.30-7.30pm Reception: VIP address on literacy in indigenous communities.  Special auction of Duncan Smith's artwork.  Drinks and nibbles.

    An hour or two of your time over those 2 days would be useful to help keep an eye on the artwork on display, serving drinks/nibbles at reception, setting up at start of the show, clearing away at the end.

    cheers,

    Karen

  15. Jul 18, 2007

    (thumbs up)

    An all-round "Well Done" to those members who helped out with the mid-year O'Week Tutorial Workshops!

    Brilliant job - thank you Diana, Yolande, Tom and Sarah !

  16. Aug 18, 2007

    GK Meeting

     Hi GK Members,

    There will be a meeting this week on Thursday, 23 August in the Ngunnawal Centre Conference room at 9am.  Terry Williams will be there to talk to us about the Indigenous Diversity Seminar that is planned for week 9.

    If you have anything to discuss with your chapter executive, this is the place to do so.

    Looking forward to seeing you there

    Barbara  

  17. Aug 20, 2007

    Fountain for youth Indigenous Art Show

    Please see the attachments area to find the public flyer with the event info and the Auction invitation which also has some Fountain for youth info and photos - see how the money raised by Ffy is spent.

    Basic details of the event:

    Opens Sunday 2nd September at 2pm with Duncan Smith and the Wiradjuri Echoes leading ACT school children in a traditional 'Welcome' dance.

    Doors close on Sunday at 5pm.

    Art work on display all day Monday 3rd September, 9 - 5pm.

    Auction of Duncan Smith's art work at 6.30pm Monday 3rd September.  RSVP required for the auction.  Email: goldenkey@canberra.edu.au

    Artwork remains on display until 12pm Tuesday 4th September.

  18. Mar 05, 2009

    Hi Karen,

     
    I am a GK member at University of South Australia. Can I be added into GK of UC and get emails on all the activities going on as well as receive benefits of GC member in UC?

    My email address is u3032268@uni.canberra.edu.au

    Thanks,

    Sheau Yiing

  19. Apr 27, 2010

    HI Karen,

    The GK UC website mentions that there is an information session on Wed 29th April in the library lounge but it doesn't say what time. Can you please give me some more info on this as I would like to attend.

    Thanks, anne meli