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2011 STATE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN GLASGOW


The Glasgow High School student council, together with the student councils in District VI, invite you to attend the 57th annual MASC conference, The Drive for Leadership, in Glasgow on October 23-25. The annual MASC State Conference attracts hundreds of high school students and advisors from across the state of Montana. For the first time ever, last year’s state conference began on Sunday afternoon and wrapped up by noon on Tuesday. Attendees only missed two days of school, rather than three as in the past. The feedback on the Sunday afternoon start was positive, so the conference will follow the Sunday-Tuesday format again this year.

High school and middle level student leaders and advisors leave the conference empowered and energized after listening to keynote speakers (scroll down this page to see speaker information on the right), attending student-led small group workshops, participating in a community service project, and networking with peers. A highlight of the annual conference is the home stay program where student delegates are invited into the homes of local community members.

Middle level students and advisors should note that special attention has been given to the programming for middle level students at this conference. Specific workshops on Sunday evening, as well as a special session during the regular business session on Monday morning, have been planned for middle level students. In addition, there will be a separate dance for middle level students on Tuesday night running concurrently with the high school dance.

Please plan to join us in Glasgow for an outstanding leadership training experience, The Drive For Leadership! You won’t want to miss it!

(Please go to the Forms page for all conference registration materials.)

 

THE DRIVE FOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 23 – 25, 2011
GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL
&
GLASGOW EVANGELICAL CHURCH

 

Sunday, October 23  
2:30 Registration  
Luggage Drop-off Glasgow Evangelical Church
T-shirt sales Glasgow Evangelical Church
Advisor Hospitality Upstairs in the Glasgow Evangelical Church
4:30 Opening General Session Glasgow Evangelical Church
Emcees: Chaz Gordon (Glasgow High School) - MASC Co-President  
Walt Dalbey (Glasgow High School) - MASC Co-President  
Presentation of Colors: GHS Cheerleaders  
National Anthem:  
Greetings: Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney  
Glasgow High School Principal Marj Markle  
Keynote Speaker: PATRICK MAURER  
6:00 - 8:00 Adviser Dinner Cottonwood Inn
6:00 - 6:40 Workshop Session I/Dinner break See name badge for group color Glasgow High School
6:45 - 7:25 Workshop Session II/Dinner break See name badge for group color Glasgow High School
7:30 - 8:10 Workshop Session III/Dinner break See name badge for group color Glasgow High School
8:15 District Meetings  
District I: GHS gym (upper deck)  
District II: GHS cafeteria  
District III: GHS auditorium  
District IV: GHS Library  
District V: Evangelical Church auditorium  
District VI: Evangelical Church gym  
9:00 Special Entertainment or 3 SCREENS Presentation Glasgow Evangelical Church
10:00 Host Family Pick-Up Glasgow Evangelical Church
   
Monday, October 24  
8:00 Host Family Drop-off Glasgow Evangelical Church
T-shirt sales  
Advisor Hospitality Upstairs in the Glasgow Evangelical Church
8:30 General Session Glasgow Evangelical Church
Emcees: Ryan Bergtoll (Glasgow High School) - MASC Vice President  
Rose Reyling (Glasgow High School) - MASC Secretary  
Report: -Student Representative to the State Board of Public Education  
Keynote Speaker: Patrick Mauer  
9:55 Snack Break Glasgow Evangelical Church gym
10:15 - 11:45 Business Session (Debating Resolutions)  
  High School students will remain in the main meeting room
  Students in grades 6 - 8 will move to the old chapel
10:15 - 11:45 Advisor Workshop Upstairs in the Glasgow Evangelical Church
11:45 - 12:30 Service Learning opportunity #1 - Montana Special Olympics (Tammy Peterson)  
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch on your own  
2:15 - 3:00 Service Learning opportunity #2  
3:00 Snack Break Glasgow Evangelical Church gym
3:15 - 4:00 Service Learning opportunity #3 - American Cancer Society Relay For Life (Kristi Farver Oakes)  
4:00 - 4:30 General Session  
Emcees: Chaz Gordon (Glasgow High School) - MASC Co-President  
Walt Dalbey (Glasgow High School) - MASC Co-President  
NASC Star Leaders Conference 2011  
MASC Update by Jane Suberg, MASC Executive Director  
4:30 Host family pick-up  
6:00 Banquet begins Glasgow Civic Center
Presentation of the Adviser of the Year Award  
Special Entertainment  
8:00 Dance begins  
  High School students will be bused to St. Raphael's Catholic Church gym
  Students in grades 6 - 8 will be bused to Glasgow High School cafeteria
10:30 Host family pick-up  
   
Tuesday, October 25  
8:00 Host Family Drop-off Glasgow Evangelical Church
T-shirt sales  
Load luggage directly onto busses if possible  
Advisor Hospitality Upstairs in the Glasgow Evangelical Church
8:30 General Session Glasgow Evangelical Church
Emcees: Walt Dalbey (Glasgow High School) MASC Co-President  
Cody Lindbloom (Plentywood High School) MASC Treasurer  
Introduction of MASC Executive Board  
9:00 - 9:45 Service Learning opportunity #4  
9:45 General Session  
Emcees: Chaz Gordon (Glasgow High School) MASC Co-President  
Ryan Bergtoll (Glasgow High School) - MASC Vice President  
Keynote Speaker: Anthony Robles  
10:30 Snack Break Glasgow Evangelical Church gym
10:45 - 11:30 Service Learning opportunity #5 (high school students only)  
Students in grades 6 - 8 will be meeting with Anthony Robles in the old chapel  
11:30 Conference in Review: GHS Media Class  
Adjourn  
Travel safely and return to your schools to share The Drive for Leadership  
Thanks for attending the 2011 MASC State Conference!  
   
~ THANK YOU ~  

 

MASC CHALLENGE: MAKE-A-WISH DESIGNATED AS STATE CHARITY

A number of years ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was chosen as MASC’s state charity. To date, MASC has given thousands of dollars to the charitable organization. Once again, student councils across the state are being asked to participate in the 2011 MASC Challenge by making a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the state conference. If your school chooses to participate in the challenge
but cannot attend the state conference, donations can be sent to Jane Suberg. Checks should be made to Highwood School with Make-A-Wish noted in the memo. We are hoping to have a representative from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in attendance at the State Conference this year to accept our donations.

 

MASC CONFERENCE HOTEL

A block of rooms has been reserved for advisors at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites for Sunday, October 23 and Monday, October 24. Room rates will be just $72.00 per night! Call today for reservations!                                   

Cottonwood Inn & Suites
Highway 2 East
Glasgow, Montana 59230
800-321-8213
(406) 228-8213 - Fax (406) 228-8248

CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE BUSINESS SESSION AT THE STATE CONFERENCE!

Resolutions will be presented and debated at the Business Session on Monday morning of the MASC state conference. A resolution is a simply a statement of belief – a suggestion for addressing a specific problem or issue. They do not demand expenditure of time or funds on the part of MASC. Their design is much more philosophical, not dealing with MASC housekeeping, but with issues and practices that affect society-particularly youth now or in the future. Schools are encouraged to submit resolutions for the Business Session to the MASC Executive Board by Tuesday, October 18. Resolutions can be faxed to Jane Suberg at Highwood School. (406-733-2671)

Please use the following format to write your resolutions:
Click here for this form in pdf format

Author’s Name _________________________________ School _________________________________
Topic/Title ____________________________________________________________________________
Whereas, ____________________________________________________________________________.
Whereas, ____________________________________________________________________________.
Whereas, ____________________________________________________________________________.
(Use as many whereas statements as necessary to present the facts/information.)
Therefore, be It resolved, _______________________________________________________________.
(Therefore be it resolved statement includes the suggestion for addressing the issue.)


Sample Resolution:
Author’s Name _________________________________ School _________________________________
Topic/Title: Honors, Accelerated and Advanced Placement Classes
Whereas, Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement Classes are more challenging than regular courses.
Whereas, the students who pursue Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement Courses are
challenging themselves and making the most of their educations.
Whereas, the grade point averages of those students who take Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced
Placement Courses may suffer due to the increased difficulty of those classes.
Whereas, public education is about learning and not about grade point average.
Therefore, be it resolved that The Montana Association of Student Councils supports the idea of an Honors Status recognition at graduation for those students who have taken eight or more Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement courses.

The constitution cannot be amended via resolution; the procedure for amending the constitution is to state word for word the part of the constitution you wish to amend. Then state word for word what your proposed change is. Include a statement of explanation and purpose. Type all materials, and then fax all materials to Jane Suberg, Executive Director, at Highwood School (406-733-2671) by October 18. Any proposed amendments will be taken before the Executive Board on October 23.

 



 

 

 

STATE CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKERS

ANTHONY ROBLES    

Robles was born with only one leg, but refused to wear a prosthetic leg, removing it at the age of 3. He endeavored to work around his missing leg, strengthening his body with various exercises. When Robles was in the sixth grade, he set a record for the most pushups by a member of his school. He began wrestling in the eighth grade, joining in while watching one of his older cousin’s practices. Robles won two Arizona State wrestling championships, going 46-0 in both his junior and senior years at Mesa High School, in Mesa, Arizona. Robles finished his high school wrestling career with a record of 129-15.  In Robles' final year of college eligibility (2010-11), Robles went undefeated, going 36-0 on the year, becoming a three-time Pac-10 champion (defeating Jason Lara from Oregon State in the final, and a national champion, defeating the defending 125 pound NCAA Champion, Iowa's Matt McDonough 7-1 in the final. For his efforts, Robles was voted the Tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. The 5'8" Robles concluded his Arizona State wrestling career with a record of 122-23, a three-time Pac-10 wrestling champion as well as a three-time All-American. Robles ranks 8th for most match wins by an Arizona State wrestler.

 


 

PATRICK MAURER    

Take Mary Poppins, add in some Dane Cook, and one part Mr. Rogers and you can begin to describe Patrick Maurer, a dynamic speaker who empowers audiences of all ages throughout the United States and Canada.  Whether facilitating a team building session in a classroom or keynoting an event for thousands in venues as large as Six Flags Magic Mountain, Patrick keeps audiences engaged, combining his experience as a high school English teacher and his improvisational performance background with Comedy Sportz.His passion and his unique blend of humor, heartfelt stories, insightful observation, and pop culture linger with audiences long after the presentation ends.

 


 

STU SHAFFER   

Stu Shaffer has been speaking to student leaders and their advisors nationally for over 25 years. His credits include 30 years in public education, 20 of them as an Activities Director and Student Council Advisor. He is a Past President of CADA (California Association of Directors of Activities) and of LASC (Leadership Association of Southern California). Stu has been named California's "Activity Director of the Year," has received CADA's prestigious "Jack Moore Award" for lifetime contribution to student activities, is a member of CADA's "Hall of Fame," and was honored with the national "Earl Reum Award" in 2004.