QOM – October 2018 Posted October 5, 2018 by NationalSAVE

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Thank you for responding to the October SAVE Promise Club Question of the Month! Please answer the question below:  How does your SAVE Promise Club work as a team and how can you work better?

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  • Alea Boyd October 12, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    My SAVE Promise Club has regular meetings before school and on Fridays during club time where we discuss new events and recognize outgoing members of the club. This also gives us time to introduce new members and gives officers a chance to meet and talk. We even invite special guests to come visit the school, everyone is encouraged to take notes and all are welcome to bring in new ideas. The meetings are primarily student led and we have decided to meet in the library so as to attract people to the club.

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  • Kristina Alzugaray October 11, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    My SAVE Promise Club works as a team by keeping in touch through apps like Remind, Slack, and regular text messaging through our cell phone numbers. During meetings, we speak about the upcoming days/week that will occur, such as Start With Hello Week and Say Something Week and we plan activities for those days and other days. This allows for all of the members of the club to have a voice in which activity we plan to do. I am available 24/7, so the members can call, text, or email me whenever they want and hopefully I am awake and not busy to answer them. Closer to the middle of the school year is most likely the times when clubs seem to fall apart and are not that organized and energetic as they were in the beginning because the stress and tiredness of school gets to them. But, I will try my all time best to make sure that, that doesn’t happen because we are a strong team and we will forever be a strong team. Love you STAND Club ❤️

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  • Devin October 8, 2018 at 4:13 am

    My save promise club works as a team by keeping updated through texts and attending meetings and having different roles in our meetings such as president and Vice President who help plan things out, but we all contribute in our own ways. I think occasionally we get some awkward silence at meetings when people just aren’t sure what to say or ideas aren’t flowing very well, after all our meetings do take place at the end of the day so perhaps people are just tired, but I feel that we can work on that more and maybe have more people speak up during meetings when it gets silent.

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  • Claire Heinly October 7, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    My SAVE Promise Club chapter works as a team by having weekly meetings with open discussion. We meet every Wednesday to discuss the weekly plans, upcoming events, important action campaigns, and educate eachother on various issues realting to violence. These meetings are important to our club as we are able to build a strong sense of community and trust in one another, while also being effective in our planning. Additionally, our club officers frequently meet outside of our Wednesday meetings and text regularly to ensure all our activities and meetings run smoothly. By having this dual system, the dynamics of our club often function better and much more gets done. During meetings we also often break off into smaller groups of individuals for deeper discussion and it often tends to make our activities run smoother as details are more closely looked at. While we have a strong team sense and get things done, it is easy for our meetings to derail. I can work harder to ensure that meetings stay on track and that everything gets done in an orderly fashion. I can also work harder to make sure everyone feels as though they have equal parts in the decision making and activity executions.

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  • Izzy W October 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    My SAVE Promise club works as a team by frequent communication between the officers and club members. At our meetings we hold open floor discussions about nonviolence and ways that we can help prevent violence in our community. Our goal is to make sure every member feels that they have a voice. As the president I try to always be open to or available for all of our club members, I feel it’s important that they know my advisor and I are a resource and are there to support them in whatever way possible. Nonviolence is a group effort. And I know it’s cliche, but after all, there is no I in Team.

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