Opportunities & Benefits
Founded in 2003, the Biology Club offers its members opportunities no other
organization has yet presented. Such activities include: snorkeling, hiking, camping
trips across Hawaii, visits to medical and scientific research facilities, community service
projects (including the Great Aloha Run, Relay for Life, beach cleanups, Kaupa Stream
Clean-up, Waimea Audubon Conservation Project), zoo trips, and various socials with other
health and science organizations (just to name a few). The Biology Club is a GREAT way to get to
know the island of Oahu, meet new people, make important connections with faculty and
staff, and get involved in the community. Most of all, Biology Club is a place where
people can come together from diverse backgrounds (not just Biology majors), have fun, and
make long lasting friendships.
*You MUST turn in your waiver form and dues in order to recieve rides or points from the Biology Club.
Active Membership requires enough dedication to the club to attain at least 2500 points during the semester. Being an active member shows that you have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the Biology Club through any number of biology-related activities including camping, snorkeling, hiking, community service projects, and educational events. It is an excellent honor to be able to put on any resume or application.
Members who show extreme commitment are also highly recognized. Those who go above and beyond and obtain more than the required amount of points are given special awards every year.
All of these members are recognized at the Biology Club's Last General Meeting or at the End of the Year Social.
Special Officer Awards
Perhaps the Biology Club's Highest Honor, this award goes to the person who embodies the spirit and core values of the Biology Club. This award goes to the member who, in addition to attending events, has shown helpfulness, dedication, hard-work, club spirit, and other qualities that exemplify the President of Bioclub. He or she may have been especially helpful on specific events, shown amazing club spirit on many occasions, displayed a zest for adventure, and demonstrated a commitment to service. This person has shown enough commitment, dedication, humility, and leadership to be recognized by the President. The nominees for this award are determined by the current President, and approved by the Vice-President. Any member of the Executive Board may nominate an individual for this award if he/she is approved by the President and Vice-President. The Board then deliberates and votes upon which nominee shall recieve this award.
This award is determined by both the Activities Officer and Secretary of Biology Club. While this award may go out to the person who has shown up to the most events during the semester, club spirit is also taken into account. The person who shows the most energy, and spirit may be given this award as well. In addition, if a person helps to plan, and coordinate events (community services, socials), this individual may be taken under consideration for the award. The Activities Officer and Secretary collaborate in deciding nominees for this award. The nominees must have the approval of both officers. The Board may also nominate an individual if approved by the Secretary and Activities Officer. The final recipient(s) are determined through the deliberation and voting of the Board.
The Biology Club relies on the efforts of members to raise money for the club. Persons eligible for the award may be those individuals who help plan or coordinate fundraisers, show up to all shifts during fundraisers, sell an amazing amount of presale tickets, or otherwise help the treasurer in the logistics of the fundraiser (giving rides, bringing special items etc). This individual is nominated by the Treasurer. Any Board memeber may nominate any individual if approved by the Treasurer. The Board then votes upon which individual should recieve the Award.
The Biology Club does a wide range of activities and as such requires an amazing amount of logistical planning. Those individuals who help in event logistics or operations are eligible for this award. Such individuals may give an amazing amount of rides throughout the semester, help to transport equipment, and basically function as a second operations officer. Without these members, the Biology Club could not function. Nominees for this award are determined by the Operations Officer, though any Board member may nominate an individual should he/she be approved by the Operations Officer. The Board then votes upon which member should recieve this award.
The webmaster often requires help from members to maintain the website or take pcitures for different events. Those member who provide useful resources for the website, including links, photos, opportunities for members, or other useful resources may be given this special award. These individuals often function as a club historian of sorts, or perhaps a source of useful info or other resources for the members. The individual is nominated by the Webmaster. Any Board member may nominate an individual if he/she is approved by the Webmaster. The Board then votes on which nominee should recieve the award.