December PCR Advisor Update

12.22.2009

Hello Our Lovely PCR Advisors!!

Hope you are all had a nice Hanukkah and have fun plans for New Years!! Enjoy any time off!! Please read this email carefully so that you don’t miss any important information!

Here are some important updates from the Regional Office –

**SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2010: Advisor Training and Get Together – It will be at the AJU in Bel Air from 1pm-3pm. If you have never been to an advisor training – now is the time!! Even if you have attended an advisor training in the past, it is still important to be there! Please let us know whether or not you will be joining us!!!

**SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th – MONDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2010: SoCal Supreme!!!! It will be at the Anaheim Marriott (same location as Chapter Congress I and II). Programming will begin at 1pm on Sunday afternoon and will end on Monday (MLK day) at 3pm. Buses will be leaving their locations around 11am on Sunday.

This program will include:
– AIT/MIT for any members that have joined since June 2009
– Sisterhood/Fraternity Overnight (AZA/BBG Education and Bonding)
– MLK Day of Service on Monday

Things to report back to your chapters:
– Scholarship is available based on financial NEED and is LIMITED! Scholarship forms are due January 4th. Have them contact us for more info!
– Registration closes on January, 8th – they MUST be signed up before this date to attend
– All of their forms MUST be turned into the office by January 8th. Fax: 323.931.0811. If they attended BOTC, we only need Pro4 and Pro5 (2nd and 3rd attachments). If they did NOT attend BOTC, we need ALL of the forms!
– Cost for teens: $125

More details to come!!

**SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2010: BIG BASKETBALL BBYO BONANZA!!! This is going to be a great event!!! It will begin with Havdallah on the rooftop terrace of the Staples Center, then we will watch the Clippers game. After the game, we have reserved the basketball court for a BBYO and Teen Connection (6th-8th grade) dance!!

Things to report back to your chapters:
– Cost: $30 until January 31st. Starting February 1st, the cost is $45.
– This will be a great program for recruitment! It is open to ANY Jewish 6th-12th grade teen, not just members!

**FRIDAY, MARCH 19th – SUNDAY, MARCH 21st, 2010: SoCal Kallah!! This will be taking place in San Diego. More details to come!

**SUNDAY, APRIL 11th, 2010: Chapter Congress IV at the AJU in Bel Air

**FRIDAY, MAY 28th – MONDAY, MAY 31st, 2010: SoCal Convention!! At the AJU in Bel Air

***PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH OF THE PROGRAMS ABOVE YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!***

Do you have teens in your chapter that would be GREAT for BBYO Summer Programs??
Is there a teen in your chapter who is an aspiring leader? Let us know so we can get them to CLTC or ILTC this summer!! There is plenty of scholarship available for these programs, both internationally and locally!

CLTC: http://bbyo.org/teens/experiences/cltc/index.html
ILTC: http://bbyo.org/teens/experiences/iltc/index.html

If your chapter Godol/N’siah has NOT yet sent us the new chapter board – please have them do this ASAP!! We would like everyone to have Dashboard access who needs it!

We are still in need of advisors in the following areas. If you know anyone that you think would love a volunteer opportunity like this, please let us know. Thanks!
– Redondo Beach (Ashrey BBG and Galilee AZA)
– Culver City (Sand n Sea BBG)
– Mission Viejo (Chaverot Sababa BBG)

Thank you for all of your hard work! We appreciate it so much!

Hope to hear from you all soon!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Becca & Steven

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Upcoming Dates

12.16.2009

Here are some important upcoming dates! If you can help us out on any of these dates, keep it in mind and let us know:

January 3:  Valley Rush Day (West Valley JCC)

January 17 & 18:  Fraternity/Sisterhoos Overnight and MLK Day of Service (Anaheim)

February 20:  BBYO Basketball Bonanza (Staples Center)

March 19-21:  SoCal Kallah (San Diego)

April 11:  Chapter Congress

May 29-31:  SoCal Convention (AJU)

A lot of these events are already on Facebook and more info. is available. See you there!

-Amanda & Mike


BOTC Bus Info.

11.04.2009

HERE IS THE TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEKEND:

If your teen is having trouble signing up for the bus, they MUST contact us in order to be placed on the correct bus list!

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WEST VALLEY BUS:
bus leaves at 4:00pm from Panda Express in the Fallbrook Center (Fallbrook and Vanowen) on Friday, November 13th
pick up on Sunday is at 1pm

NORTHRIDGE BUS:
bus leaves at 4:00pm from Temple Ahavat Shalom on Rinaldi on Friday, November 13th
pick up on Sunday is at 1pm

CITY BUS:
bus leaves at 4:00pm from Westside JCC (Fairfax and Olympic) on Friday, November 13th
pick up on Sunday is at 1pm

IRVINE/POMONA BUS:
bus leaves at 4:00pm from the Irvine JCC on Friday, November 13th – it will then stop at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona
pick up on Sunday at 1pm from Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, 2pm from Irvine JCC

SAN DIEGO BUS:
bus leaves at 3:30pm from La Jolla JCC on Friday, November 13th
pick up on Sunday at 1:30pm from La Jolla JCC


Weekends

11.03.2009

Oh the bus… Below, please find Amanda’s handy-dandy tips*  for surviving a weekend with the kiddies…

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They only LOOK peaceful...

 

1. Inappropriate lyrics. Yeah, they like Afro-man and Easy E. How did this happen? Oh surely we were the same way (except me-  I was an angel).  But when you hear those melodious tones start — say with something touching like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” — and before you know it, you hear something about your brother fucking his sister with her legs… well, I’ll stop there. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Solution: Hit them. Find the heaviest object within reach and throw it at their leader. Just pick an AZA if you have to. But throw something heavy, make it hurt and tell them that if you ever hear such profanity again, no one will be able to stop you from throwing someone out the window.

2. Breaking curfew. In bed by 1am? As if!? Tell them 1am if you want to be in bed by 3, friends. God bless the BBG who just HAS to hug every AZA good night but shit, girlfriend, advisors need a rest!

Solution: Padlocks. Bind their hands and ankles if you have to and then padlock their doors. Oh sure, they may whine for silly things like “oxygen” and “nourishment” but we all know that’s just a clever scheme. They don’t want sustenance – they want to reach out and touch someone after hours. Well, eff that!

3. Disrespect during services. Has this ever happened to you? You’re standing, reciting the prayer on page 193 and two rows away, a group of disrespectful teens are texting, whispering and/or throwing things at the kids in front of them. Rotten little monsters. No one’s asking them to pray – just show respect and keep still for 30 minutes, m’kay?

Solution: The Dolores Umbridge Method. You know – that scene in Harry Potter where he has to write out sentences over and over and whatever he writes is etched into the back of his hand in BLOOD with excruciating, undeniable pain and torture? Do that. We’re advisors. Aren’t we supposed to be omnipotent or something? If that doesn’t work, please refer to solution #1.

Actually, I have to tell you, solution #1 is your best bet in most scenarios. Plus, it makes you feel really, really COOL.

*Infantile fantasy only

 


Welcome!

10.30.2009

Hello advisors!

After our lovely little survey, it was pretty clear that everyone was really eager to establish better communication and so we’ve begun this blog in conjunction with our new Facebook group. We recognize not every advisor is ON Facebook so don’t worry — you will not cease to receive e-mail updates and phone calls. But add this site to your bookmarks and check it often. Hopefully we can get into the habit of updating regularly.

Any and all feedback is welcome!

Best, Amanda and Mike — your “lead” advisors


Advisor Update, Oct. 26

10.30.2009

Dear Advisors,

We are very interested in how your chapters are doing and the role you are playing in their success. With the new term around the corner it is important we make sure we are all on the same page. Just send us a time you want to talk and I or Becca will make it happen.

Below is the advisor update that went out last month…Please look it over. Also, thank you to those of you who responded and will be staffing BOTC. The planners are working hard. As stated in last month’s Advisor Update, we will have a conference call the week before the program to go over what your responsibilities will be. It’s going to be a great weekend.

We sent out the year’s calendar and the new chapter standards in August.

We have been and will continue to send out updates each month with information you need regarding regional programming. If you have questions or need more support regarding your chapter, please do not hesitate to ask Becca and I or contact your Lead Advisors.

Thank you for all your time and energy. Without you the teens would not be able to accomplish what they do.

Thanks, Steven