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Special VA Representative visits TP/SS to speak about benefits available for the veteran.

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My name is Adrienne Montgomery with Easter Seals of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region.

I am looking for volunteers for our AmeriCorps Legacy Corps Program. I am targeting individuals who have a veteran/military background but civilians may apply as well. The requirements for the program are listed below:

-At least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
-1 year commitment of 450 hours of service during the year (approximately 10-12 hours/week) starting November 2012
-Be a legal resident or citizen of the United States
-Participate in monthly meetings and training
-Ability to become First Aid/CPR qualified
-Ability to pass a background check. Must have a clean State Criminal Background Check, National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR), and FBI Check.
-Basic computer skills
-Reliable transportation
-Be flexible and available in terms of service activity schedules

Volunteers will receive Pre-Service training, as well as, monthly trainings during the year. Volunteers will also receive a monthly stipend of $100 and an education fund of $1,428.00 upon successful completion of their 450 hours.

This opportunity is not just limited to students. If you know of someone or would like to volunteer yourself, please pass along the information and let me know!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I really appreciate your help!

Warm Regards,

Adrienne E. Montgomery, M.A.
Project Director
Legacy Corps
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region
(301) 920-9748 Direct
(301) 588-8700 Main
amontgomery@eseal.org
www.gwbr.easterseals.com

Providing help, hope and answers



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When? Thursday, Apirl 12, 2012
Where? CM211 (Commons Bldg. on TP/SS campus)
Time? 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

To be followed by a special presentation by Darcy Sessions.

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April 30, 2012

2012 MDOT Veterans Resource Expo

The Maryland Department of Transportation invites you to join us for the 2012 MDOT Veterans Resource Expo to explore Maryland's regional network of services, education and job skills training, financial advice, tips on keeping yourself in condition and potential career opportunities. It's free for Veterans - because you've earned it. Visit www.MDOTVETEXPO.org to register for the event or call 410-865-1164 for more information.

April 30, 2012
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fifth Regiment Armory
219 29th Division St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Veterans Link at MC Library




For information about the Club, Upcoming Events, Sites with Contact info, please scroll down



For more information about the Club, please contact:

President:
Ms. Darcy J. Sessions
thedarstar at aol.com

Advisor:
Prof. Robert L. Giron
Robert.Giron@montgomerycollege.edu
240.567.1379


Veterans and Active Duty Club (VAD Club)

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
To raise awareness amongst the community regarding military life, provide tutoring for academic advancement, provide mentoring opportunities for students considering a career within one of the military branches, promote social activities for veterans and active duty military students, and to promote campus activities to recognize Veterans Day – November 11th.

MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to all currently enrolled students at Montgomery College, as well as any interested faculty, staff, or administrator without regard to age, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious belief, national origin, or handicap. Members must not be on academic suspension or non-academic probation.

LEADERSHIP

President:
Ms. Darcy J. Sessions
dsession@montgomerycollege.edu – 760-505-9165

Vice President:
Mr. Melton Pena
mpena32@montgomerycollege.edu – 202-340-5553

Secretary:
Ms Krystal Johnson
krystal.johnson87@gmail.com – 870-299-2697

Treasurer:
Mr. Michael So
michaelso118@yahoo.com – 832-314-1210

Club Representative:
Ms. Darcy J. Sessions and Club Leadership


Community Service Chair:
Mr. Jonathon Hollingsworth
autechre214@yahoo.com – 410-736-3665

Website & Design Chair:
Mr. Dana Warheit
dmwarheit@gmail.com – 301-266-2617


To read the complete Constitution, scroll down to see the listing.



Club Meetings:
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
At 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.
In P3-104A.

Club Gatherings: —All are welcome—-
Every Tuesday.
at 11.30 am to 1.30 pm
in P3-104A.



Ongoing: Food Pantry for the Campus Community:
Donations of canned food / staples can be left with Ms. Virginia Youngblood in the P3 Bldg. 2nd Floor (English Dept.) between 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm Monday through Thursday.

The VADC distributes the items.


To subscribe to the Military-Veterans Report Newsletter, click on the link below:
Military-Veterans Report Newsletter

To subscribe to the Maryland Veterans Newsletter / visit the site, click on the link below:

Maryland Dept. of Veteran Affairs



Upcoming Events:

Special VA Representative visits TP/SS to speak about benefits available for the veteran.

When? Thursday, Apirl 12, 2012
Where? CM211 (Commons Bldg. on TP/SS campus)
Time? 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

To be followed by a special presentation by Darcy Sessions.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Metro DC & VA 12th Annual Diversity Employment Day—Career Fair

Show Hours 11 am to 3 pm
at the Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Meet with representatives from the top area employers.

FREE Admission:
Business Attire & Resumes Required.
Must be 18 or older.




MC Peers Community Service for Club Members

For volunteer opportunities
MC Service Learning

Lucy Vitaliti, Service Learning Coordinator
Lucy.vitaliti@montgomerycollege.edu
(240) 567-1527


For community service event funds:
Isa Martinez, Office of Volunteerism and Service Learning- P4106 and 107
Isa.Martinez@montgomerycollege.edu
(240) 567- 3992




Spring 2012 Student Open Fitness Center Hours:
Mondays, 3.00 pm to 5.50 pm
Wednesdays, 8.30 am to 11.00 am
Fridays, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Need to present current student ID.

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10 Mistakes Every Cardio Lover Can Make

1. Stretching Before a Workout. What?! We know so many of you are asking this right now. Hear us out. Stretching cold muscles before a workout can actually cause you to pull something. Save it for after the workout instead.

2. Skipping a Warm-Up. Sometimes you have so much energy, you just want to jump right into that run. Well, you may run those cold muscles right into an injury. Instead, we encourage you to do an easy warm-up. They call it a warm-up because it’s meant to warm up your muscles and joints, while gradually increasing your heart rate. Try: jumping rope, walking on an incline, making your way up and down the stairs a few times, or even jumping jacks.

3. Walking with Weights. We have no idea why there are so many fitness photos out there of walkers powering their way through a brisk noon-time workout carrying weights. Here’s the deal, carrying weights while walking can actually put unneeded strain on your joints. This goes for ankle weights too. Save the weights for your strength workouts and instead, work on increasing your speed or resistance for extra calorie burn.

4. Leaning on the Spin Bike or Holding the Treadmill’s Handles. It’s tempting, we know. The handles are right there. Your legs are tired. But don’t do it! If you’re on the treadmill and you need to use the handles for balance or to find your footing, that’s OK, but once you do, hands off. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the pace, decrease it and keep your arms pumping. And Spinners, you’re not off the hook here. When the instructor says it’s time to stand and peddle, don’t lean against the bike too much, this will decrease your intensity and burn less calories. Make sure you’re keeping your weight in your legs.

5. Not Drinking Water. Sometimes your workout is going great and you don’t want to screw up your pace or lose your stride. For some of you, that means not stopping for anything, not even water. If you’re thirsty, your body is telling you something, you need water. In general, we’d recommend between 4oz and 8oz of water for every 15-20 minutes of vigorous exercise, keeping in mind that every body is different.

6. Doing the Same Thing Every Day. If you’re doing the same exercise every time you come to the gym, you’re working the same muscles over and over again, and ignoring the others. This can put you at risk for an imbalance, risk of overuse, and pain. You’ll get much better results mixing it up with cross training. Plus, you won’t get bored. Check out Wellness Boot Camp or talk to Tiny our fitness trainer for ideas.

7. Exercising Using in the Same Old Sneakers. Your smelly, worn out sneakers are NOT your best friend. Over time, your shoes will lose proper support, shock, and fit. Make sure you’re replacing them every 300 to 500 miles, or anytime they start to feel uncomfortable. Otherwise you risk joint pain and injury.

8. Using Weights at a Rapid Pace. Lifting heaving weights at a fast pace should build strength and increase your cardio endurance at the same time right? Kill two birds with one stone? WRONG. This is a recipe for injury. When it comes to using weights, think control with proper form. If you want to build strength while doing something more aerobic, think more about full bodyweight workouts.

9. Resisting Resistance. Not running or walking on an incline? Not amping up the resistance on the Spin bike? Well then you’re also losing your opportunity to to get a better, bigger calorie burning, workout. Challenge yourself.

10. Zoning Out. We’ve heard it time and time again, you love to run or hit the elliptical to forget about your stressful day and clear your head. For some, that also means catching up on your book, or television while using equipment. It’s OK to use this time to clear your head. However, keep in mind if you zone out too much, you could being losing proper form and posture. Also, if you’re trying to read a book or magazine, you may not be getting the best workout possible or achieving your fitness potential because you’re working at a slower pace to read. If this is the case, perhaps consider downloading a few audio books, and kick up the speed!

by former TP/SS fitness coordinator, Mercedes Santos
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Veterans and Active Duty Club Student Constitution

ARTICLE 1: NAME OF THE CLUB

The name of the Club will be Veterans and Active Duty Club of Montgomery College, Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus, henceforth referred to as The Veterans & Active Duty Club.

ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

To raise awareness amongst the community regarding military life, provide tutoring for academic advancement, provide mentoring opportunities for students considering a career within one of the military branches, promote social activities for veterans and active duty military students, and to promote campus activities to recognize Veterans Day – November 11th.

ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all currently enrolled students at Montgomery College, as well as any interested faculty, staff, or administrator without regard to age, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious belief, national origin, or handicap. Members must not be on academic suspension or non-academic probation.

ARTICLE 4: LEADERSHIP

President: Darcy J. Sessions – dsession@montgomerycollege.edu – 760-505-9165
Vice President: Melton Pena – mpena32@montgomerycollege.edu – 202-340-5553
Secretary: Krystal Johnson – krystal.johnson87@gmail.com – 870-299-2697
Treasurer: Michael So – michaelso118@yahoo.com – 832-314-1210
Club Representative: Darcy J. Sessions and Club Leadership
Community Service Chair: Jonathon Hollingsworth – autechre214@yahoo.com – 410-736-3665
Website & Design Chair: Dana Warheit – dmwarheit@gmail.com – 301-266-2617



The officers will include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a Representative to Student Senate meetings.

Elections:
• Each will be nominated and elected to a specified club meeting for this purpose at least three weeks in advance and to be held after Spring Break but before May 1 each year.
• Each officer will remain in office for one semester contingent upon continued registration as a student at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, maintenance of a 2.0 grade point-average, and attendance to 75% of required meetings.
An officer may be removed from office if a Club member expresses concern over his/her ability or judgment at a meeting. The officer in question must be notified in writing by mail at least 10 days prior to the meeting, in which she/he may provide an explanation (this right is waived if she/he does not attend the meeting) to be followed by a general discussion and a vote by the membership in attendance. A 2/3 majority vote is required for removal from office. In case of removal of the President, the Vice President will become Acting President until elections are held.
In case of removal of another officer, the President will appoint a temporary officer.
• Elections must be held within six (6) weeks of removal from office.

Duties of Officers:

President:
Preside at all meetings, appoint all committee chairpersons, make arrangements for and publicize all meetings.

Vice President:
Assume the duties of President in his/her absence, assist the President, advise committee chairpersons, and promote club events.

Secretary:
Keep club records, take and prepare minutes for distribution, maintain current active club directory, and make arrangements for and publicize meetings.

Treasurer:
Keep an account of financial transactions, complete and submit budget requests, fundraising, and club meeting refreshment forms, and represent Club at budget panel hearings.

Club Representative:
Attend all student senate meetings, report to club membership regarding student senate activities, and present requests for funding to the student senate.

ARTICLE 5: MEETINGS

Meetings will meet: First and Third Tuesday of the month – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Bld. P3-104A

Rules of Order:

At least 50 percent plus one of all active members must be present in order to take action on an issue. Minutes will be kept by the Secretary. The Treasurer will make a written and oral report once a month.


ARTICLE 6: COMMITTEES

Standing committees will be appointed as necessary.

ARTICLE 7: DUES

The Club will have no dues for membership.

ARTICLE 8: FACULTY/STAFF ADVISOR

The advisor to the Club will be Professor Robert Giron. Counselor Gerard Block will serve as a mentor.

Role:
• Serve as the official faculty/staff representative of the College.
• Work closely with the Club to ensure a cooperative relationship amongst the advisor, club membership, and the Office of Student Life.
• Assist each officer in understanding their duties.
• Give particular attention to the funding activities of the Club in order to prevent the incurring of debts for succeeding members to pay.
• Assist students to understand and apply democratic principles within their own clubs and working with others.
• Be present for official club meetings and activities (business and social) and to advise students of the policies and procedures to follow as a club at the College.
• Be familiar with the College’s Code of Student Conduct and the Office of Student Life process and procedures.
• Ensure that reasonable steps are taken to guarantee the safety and wellness of club members.
• Ensure that appropriate College policies are upheld.
• Sign all club requisitions and confirm that the Treasurer and/or President signs as well, and that the expenditure is correct within all existing policies.

ARTICLE 9: CLUB RESPONSIBILTIES

• The Club accepts full funding responsibility for all activities that bear its name as official sponsor and will adhere to College regulations. All publicity for an event must bear the name of the sponsoring club.
• The club shall maintain a calendar of meetings and activities on file in the Office of Student Life.
• The club shall be responsible for any damage or liability incurred at its activities or meetings.
• All issues shall be addressed within the club membership. If a reasonable compromise is not negotiated, membership will seek the assistance of the advisor or a College representative of the Office of Student Life.


ARTICLE 10: STATEMENT OF CONFORMITY

The Club shall abide by the rules and regulations of the College and its official agencies.

ARTICLE 11: SERVICE COMPONENT

The Club will participate in a service activity to the campus or community each semester.

ARTICLE 12: RIGHT TO ACT

Any club officer or club member does not have the right to incur any debt or become involved in any business under the title or by implying the title of the Club or in any way unless given full authority to do so by the Club or by any College representative of the Office of Student Life.

ARTICLE 13: AMENDMENTS

Amendments to this constitution will require a 2/3 vote with at least 40% of the active members present. Amendments will become official when approved by the Student Senate.

ARTICLE 14: STATEMENT OF ORIGINAL APPROVAL

This constitution shall become official only after approval, which is duly noted in the official records of the Student Senate.