Week of Jan 3

Guten Abend everyone,
Hope you all had a lovely winter break and are ready for the new quarter!
• There will be no Monday practice this week.
• Thursday practice will be from 7:00-10:00pmWe will start in Giedt 1007 and move to Giedt 1003 at around 8:00pm.
• Office Hours will be held this Friday from 4:00-6:00pm on the 5th floor of the Hutchinson Parking Structure.
• Secret Santa
       • Who’s invited: everyone 😀
       • What: Secret Santa Event/Potluck
       • Where: Chelsea and Shannon’s house (if you need a ride or the address please message Andy)
       • What to bring: yourselves, gift for your secret santee (if you signed up on elfster ~ feel free to come even if you didn’t: we’ll have games and other fun activities), food to share with everyone, etc
        • “Hi Guys! We will be tabling this week. Come join us at table 10 at the MU. If it rains, there won’t be tabling.” – Tien
• We don’t have anything planned at the moment, but please stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers!
• GTLDA Winter Quarter 2015 Calendar (will be updated soon so make sure to check it again)https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/spreadsheets/d/1fCWnhcyuMCAKIrpVTRJfc7lNSuDEtRWGYnY6u85wrx4/edit?usp=sharing
• GT Track Jackets
       • Pictures:
             • Picture of front
             • Picture of back
       • “Hi Guys! We are starting GTDLA Track Jackets Order. This is for MEMBERS ONLY so you guys should definitely pay membership in order to get these nice jackets. Also, winter is coming up so they will come in use. We will have officers bring their jackets so you guys can see how it look in person. But you guys know you guys want to look cool with these jackets with us! *NOTE: THE MORE JACKETS WE ORDER THE CHEAPER THEY WILL BE” – Tien
• DDR Tryouts
       • “We will be having DDR auditions on January 22 from 6-8pm right after office hours. For those of you that don’t know what DDR is, it is a once a year competition at UC Davis that pits all the dance teams on campus against each other. There are 2 categories: modern and traditional, and we participate in the traditional category. Many of you may feel as if you’re not good enough to audition; however, we will be taking into account your rate of improvement, creativity, and dedication level. There is no need to worry about not having been on a bench before because we will be able to teach you what you need to know for your routine! Also you do not need to come to auditions with a pair as we will be able to pair all of ya’ll up. This is an extremely rare opportunity that enables you to bring your lion dancing to an entirely new level. Once again, I encourage all of you to try out for DDR and you will be amazed by how rewarding the entire experience is.” – Will
• New membership benefits
       • In addition to all the awesome benefits of being a member – such as being able to perform and purchase GT merchandise at a discounted rate – we are adding a benefit: a free t-shirt! Membership is only $15 and lasts for the entire school year (which is $5 per quarter… Or less if you include summer sessions). If you’re interested in becoming a member, please don’t hesitate to let Shannon know!
T-Shirt Contest
        • Thank you for all the submissions. Congratulations to Lance! We will have the design uploaded some time soon.
Random fact about one of the officers: Jennifer and Tien have been best friends for like 7+ years.

Bis bald (see you soon),


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