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2012 SMC-DC Leadership Team Announced!

But not here… it’s on our brand new self-hosted site, which we were wayyyyy overdue for. Check it out!

Meet The 2012 Social Media Club DC Leadership Team!

 

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2011-2012 Leadership Team!

We’re excited to announce openings for our Social Media Club DC (SMC-DC) Leadership Team this year. After a stellar year with our current team, we have decided to streamline the organization a bit in order to produce even better events for the DC social media community.

As one of the largest and most active Social Media Club chapters in the world, we hope to improve with each passing year to become an even better organization. Thank you to our current leadership team, members, sponsors, and of course, the attendees, who helped make this past year a huge success. With the 2011-2012 year, Larissa Fair will be stepping down as President and into an advisory role to new President Rachael King.

(We also hope to see all of you at our SMCDC Summer Social this Wednesday, with drinks sponsored by Scoutmob!)

In order to make 2012 the best year yet, we need a rockstar leadership community in place… which means we need YOU.

Here are the leadership opportunities available for you to join our team:

  • VPs of Events (2): Oversees Events Committee
  • Events Committee: 5 team members
  • VPs of Sponsorship (2): Oversees Sponsorship Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee: 4 team members
  • VP of Digital: Oversees Digital Content and Community Committee
  • Digital Content and Community Committee: 4 team members
  • VP of Marketing: Oversees Marketing and Partnership Committee
  • Marketing and Partnerships Committee: 4 team members

Read about the different Committees and their responsibilities here. Please read the descriptions carefully, as they have changed from previous years!

Are you extremely organized and  well-connected in the DC metro area? Do you love event planning, sweating the small stuff and bringing people together? Check out our Events Committee.

If you have a huge network, and are excited to help raise funds to keep our organization running smoothly, we really, really NEED you for the Sponsorship Committee. (We are fortunate to have so many organizations and businesses who want to work with us, but we need YOU to find them and make it happen!)

Are you a social media pro? Do you love to be connected? Are you dedicated to community management? Check out our Digital Content and Community Committee.

Do you love bringing the right people together? Are you a rockstar when it comes to digital promotion and making events ROCK? Then we need your skills on our Marketing & Partnership Committee.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 5th!

The new leadership team will be announced here and on our Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday, August 17th.

Check out the open positions and committee descriptions and apply for a position. We can’t wait to hear from you!

***APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th. ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.***

BlogWell: How Big Brands Use Social Media

ConAgra Foods, US Navy, UnitedHealth Group, IRS, Delta Air Lines, National Association of REALTORS, Discovery Communications, and USA TODAY will share case studies in corporate social media at BlogWell DC: How Big Brands Use Social Media on May 4 in Washington, DC. You’ll learn how to get started, get past roadblocks, and make your social media program phenomenal – all in one afternoon, for just $250. Get practical, how-to advice on creating great content, earning management buy-in, training employees, engaging fans, and keeping everything ethical and legal. Presented by GasPedal and SocialMedia.org. Apply the code SMCDCSENTME to get 20% off your registration.

To register, please visit:
http://www.socialmedia.org/blogwell/dc/

A special #SMCDC event: Annie Stela concert at Busboys and Poets on 10/28 to support education in Africa

They say social media can be used for social good.
They say music is good for the soul.
Doing good is generally known to be good for the soul.
Get ready to feel ALL sorts of good, everywhere.



Join is for an event of social media, musical, and philanthropic proportions.
MIND BLOW. A true social media story…

SMCDC  —> Annie Stela in concert —> at Busboys and Poets   —> to support Citizen Effect’s education project



Come out for a night of music when Annie Stela comes to DC to perform on Thursday, October 28th! She’ll be doing a one-night performance at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K St. NW at 9:00 PM. You’ll have the opportunity to hear some of Annie’s work and get a chance to win a signed copy of her CDs AND win free Citizen Effect T-shirts!

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The social media story

Through the power of her website and blog, Annie reached out to fans to ask if they wanted her to come to their city to play at their house for their group of friends. Our very own SMCDC leadership member, @Mike_Kohn — a big Annie Stela fan — wrote Annie and asked her to come to DC. And the rest, as they say, is history. Instead of keeping Annie to himself; however, Mike is sharing her with SMCDC and all of DC for that matter a true social media man.

The Annie Stela story

After a childhood spent writing poems and songs in quiet suburban Michigan, Annie Stela moved to LA at the age of 22. She got a hard core-case of mono and some serious culture shock – but once she recovered, she was signed to Capitol Records. She recorded her debut full-length record, Fool, with producer Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne) and, after fear over her label’s stability, released it independently on iTunes in early 2008. Influenced by artists like Billy Joel, Ben Folds Five, and Tori Amos, Fool chronicles Annie’s journey from Michigan to LA and, as such, from childhood to adulthood. After touring with artists like Joseph Arthur, Ron Sexsmith, and Bright Eyes, she later released Little House and Hard City.

Tickets are only $5 (that’s less than a lot of phone apps!), which will go to support education for HIV-affected youth in Rwanda as part of a Citizen Effect project.


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The Citizen Effect: Education in Rwanda Story

The majority of youth in the Kirehe and Kayonza districts of Eastern Province, Rwanda, live in extreme poverty and are not able to enjoy their right to an education. The most vulnerable youth are those that are HIV-affected, a large portion of whom are orphans. They have the greatest chance of not receiving secondary schooling or proper HIV treatment.

The FACE AIDS 2010 Back to School Campaign aims to raise funds to send HIV-affected Rwandan youth to secondary school. The Back to School Campaign has the potential to help up to 656 students. By joining the campaign, you are standing in solidarity with HIV-affected students in Rwanda, ensuring that they can enjoy the same right to an education as you do.

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A special thanks to Busboys and Poets!

Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace. Each Busboys and Poets location should enhance the community — allowing us to bring together a diverse clientele reflective of the surrounding neighborhoods. Busboys and Poets creates an environment where shared conversations over food and drink allow the progressive, artistic and literary communities to dialogue, educate and interact. Follow them on Twitter and declare your love on Facebook.

Announcing the 2010-2011 SMC-DC Leadership Team

First, we want to thank everyone who applied for our leadership team this year. We were thrilled with the number of applications and it really warmed our hearts to see so many enthusiastic and eager people ready to volunteer their time for Social Media Club. Many are new to the organization, and many are old friends. We have a great mix and expect to see lots of changes (for the better) to our events and processes.

Congratulations to our new team. We’re very jazzed to make SMC-DC even better this year!

Quick tidbits:

Stay tuned for announcements in early September as we kick off the 2010-2011 year.

Advisory Board
President – Larissa Fair (@LYF108)

Oversees VPs; Liaison to SMC Nationals.
Vice President of Financing –  Andrea Baker (@Immunity)
Oversees Sponsorship, Partnership Committees
Vice President of Events – Sarah Wurrey (@SarahWurrey)
Oversees Events and Membership & Community Committees
Vice President of Digital History – Forrest Kobayashi (@ForrestKoba)
Oversees Marketing and Digital Content Committee
Vice President of Social Media Breakfast – Andi Narvaez (@AndiNarvaez)
Oversees Social Media Breakfast  Committee
SMC-EDU Liaisons – Andrea G.  Michinik (@AndreaGenevieve) and Yong C. Lee (@YongCLee)

Committees
Events DC

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Sara Willis (@swegl)
    • Rachael King (@livitluvit)
  • Team Members
    • Gabriel Key (@FoodforUs)
    • Shannon Sweeney (@DCDiners)
    • Alex Priest (@alexpriest)
    • Elizabeth Glomb (@eglomb)
    • Robert Eckhardt (@roberteckhardt)

Events NOVA/MD

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Maia Kotlus-Gates (@MaiaKG)
    • Joe Gizzi (@DistrictJoe)
  • Team Members
    • Nadia Dawson (@NadiaDawson)
    • Sarah Oyungu (@MizDiva)
    • Angenella Fleming (@NeoSoulAlterEgo)
    • Stephani Simmons (@StephDio)

Social Media Breakfast (SMBDC)

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Rachel Rule (@RachelRule)
    • James Walker (@jaywalk1)
  • Team Members
    • Mike Kohn (@mike_kohn)
    • Tory Patrick (@toryk)
    • Jorge Hurtado (@jorgehurtadof)
    • Jorgina (Jenny) Andrawis (@jennyandrawis)

Sponsorship

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Priya Ramesh (@newpr)
    • Melissa Amor (@GTownMel)
  • Team Members
    • Heather Neisworth (@HeathGirl)
    • Susan Kuhn (@SweetSue)

Partnerships (including charitable outreach)

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Bob Fine (@BobFine)
    • Nicole Krug (@NicoleKrug)
  • Team Members
    • Shannon Mouton (@ShannonRenee)
    • Christine Johnson (@ChristineCelise)
    • Stacia Cosner (@TheStacia)

Membership and Community

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Beth McNamee (Content) (@BethMcNamee)
    • Kristen Variola (Community Manager) (@KVariola)
  • Team Members – Content
    • Maggie McGary (@MaggieLMcG)
    • Madia Logan (@Madia)
    • Richard Rawson (@RichardRawson)
  • Team Members – Community Manager
    • Tamara Rasberry (@MsRasberryInc)
    • Brian Citizen (@BrianCitizen)
    • Carlos Miro (@MiroComm)

Marketing and Digital Content

  • Committee Co-Chairs
    • Sarah Cannon (@RogueCannon)
    • Joe Higgs (@JPHiggs)
  • Team Members
    • Chris Abraham (@ChrisAbraham)
    • Mary Fletcher Jones (@FletcherPrince)
    • Carlyle Smith (@ClylesVibe)
    • Pheniece Jones (@hautepjones)

Would you join us 8/25 to make a difference for the Gulf? #CitizenGulf

This is a guest post by Jill Foster, one of the original team members of the #CitizenGulf project.

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It’s a tremendous show of partnership for Social Media Club to be supporting CitizenEffect’s National Day of Action next week on Wednesday, August 25th. It’s fantastic.

Are you in the Washington, DC area? If so, please join the local SMC-DC chapter at a meetup 8/25th, as apart of a National Day of Action and fundraising effort for Gulf children’s education.

Are you outside DC or in a different region all together? Perfect! Other cities are participating too next week, complete with jazz, friends, Hurricanes, and great conversation on helping the Gulf recover.

Some reasons why we’re inviting you to participate:

Last month I joined a nonprofit called CitizenEffect for their fact-finding mission trip to the Gulf – or called #CitizenGulf on Twitter. The goal was to learn directly from fishing families about how they’d been impacted by the BP oil spill (and also learn from local nonprofits supporting the Gulf region).

We saw a lot that was both humbling and difficult to observe.

After meeting fishing families in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish one day, we stopped by a 9th Ward neighborhood. Many homes had been leveled or abandoned since Hurricane Katrina (of which the 5th year anniversary occurs next week). Either way, several vacant homes still stood as reminders of Katrina’s ruination.

Katrina house1

We then continued on to Pensacola, Florida to discuss the oil spill’s impact with locals there and inspect beachfronts. Our team scoped out Casino Beach in particular, pictured below, and its tar balls rolling up on the sand (…my foot in comparison to a tar ball).

beach tar ball sneaker

Fishing families had just started to rebound from Katrina, then the oil spill emerged…

Would you join DC’s Social Media Club chapter and CitizenEffect to create next steps for Gulf fishing families? It’s all happening on an awesome National Day of Action, Wednesday, August 25th.

If you’re in DC, please RSVP and we look forward to seeing you.

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If you want to host a meetup or join your local SMC chapter, please check to see what may already be organized on the National Day of Action in your city.

How your efforts benefit children of Gulf fishing families (plus more ways to help)

In addition to planning meetups with friends and Social Media Club per above, you’re welcome to donate anytime or vote for a PepsiRefresh project to benefit Gulf communities. All funds raised through the CitizenGulf National Day of Action will be donated to Catholic Charities of New Orleans (less processing fees) for their After School Assembly program.

Thanks again Social Media Club for your great help in creating more possibilities for this region and these families.

Jill teaches communications through social media tools and community engagement in the Washington, DC area. She is the founder editor of Women Grow Business, co-founder of DC Media Makers, Blogger at Live Your Talk. Named by Forbes as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Winner of the Social Citizen Award on how technology could help communities in Washington, DC. Jill

Special thanks to #CitizenGulf local supporters




Check out the Oil Spill Browser Plug-in created by Jess3.

At any mention of BP, the word is blacked out and oil drips down.

August heating up: #SMCDC Happy hour and #CitizenGulf-DC are right around the corner!

You know how August was supposed to be the month Social Media Club-DC was going to slow things down to cool off (literally), review new leadership team applications, and plan for the upcoming year? No way. There are too many good things going on that we are excited about. And here we go!

Celebrating new SMCDC officers, August 18

BIG thanks to everyone who applied to be part of SMC-DC leadership. We are currently reviewing applications and placing folks in positions we think will shine and help our community. We will send congratulations out to team members this week and formally announce the 2010-2011 leadership team next week. to celebrate, you are cordially invited to happy hour on August 18 to mix and mingle with our new team! Save the date and stay tuned for more details, but the event will be held in DC proper, probably Chinatown or downtown. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us at socialmediaclubdc [at] gmail.com.

Raising funds for Gulf families with CitizenEffect, August 25

We are also proud to announce that Social Media Club-DC has joined Citizen Effect’s CitizenGulf project on it’s National Day of Action — August 25 in alignment with the week of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The benefit — to be promoted by Gulf Coast Benefit — seeks to help fishing families find a new, more sustainable future by providing education resources for their children.

Social Media Club very much supports the project, which will take place in cities from Honolulu all the way to New York. Please join us for our event in DC at Busboys and Poets (5th & K, NW). In honor of New Orleans, we’re jazzing it up — literally! We hope you’ll be there to support this great cause and for the good times à la Mardi Gras 🙂 Please click here to RSVP and help us spread the word!

If you or your company is interested in supporting this great cause by sponsoring our CitizenGulf event, please register for the appropriate level and we’ll get in touch with you to add your logo or an image/link to your blog on our Eventbrite page and other promotions. Thank you in advance!

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See you all on August 18 and 25!

Image Credit: CitizenGulf and Flower Art Garden

Special thanks to #CitizenGulf local supporters