This Week- Last Meeting: Officer Elections, Maypoles Craft & Last Supper!

Hey y’all!

Due to last week’s meeting being canceled, this week we’ll be holding officer elections, crafting maypoles, and having our Last Supper. In order to have enough time to vote for the new officers and craft the maypoles, I ask that y’all try to make it on time to the meeting. For those that can’t make it to today’s meeting, just send us a brief statement about the position you want to run for and why you think you’d make a good fit. If you haven’t already, go to our Officer Elections! post for more information.

This will be our last meeting for the Spring 2019 semester. For our final meeting, we’ll be in PAR 310 at 6:00 pm as usual.

See you there!


This Week – Officer Elections & Maypoles Craft!

Hey y’all!

This week we’ll be holding officer elections and crafting maypoles. In order to have enough time to vote for the new officers and craft the maypoles, I ask that y’all try to make it on time to the meeting. We’ll be meeting this Wednesday at 6pm in PAR 310.

If you haven’t already, go to our Officer Elections! post for more information.

See you there!

Officer Elections!

Hey y’all!

It’s that time of year again. The time when we ask our members to step up and take positions of leadership and responsibility for the well being of PSA. It’s time for officer elections!

I’m sure you have some questions. What are the officer positions? What do they do? When are elections? What are officers? I promise to answer these questions down below.

Officer Positions and their Responsibilities:

  • Chieftain
    • Organizes and leads meetings
    • Arranges for speakers or classes
    • Oversees the office of Master of Rites and Riches
    • If they are not able to attend a meeting, they must appoint a proxy for that meeting
  • Master of Rites and Riches
    • Coordinates and tracks dues
    • Manages PSA treasury
    • Coordinate group rituals
    • Report usage of PSA funds to members
    • Oversees the office of Master of Public Relations
  • Master of Public Relations
    • Organizes all public relations activities
      • Includes creation and distributions of fliers, interaction on the Facebook group, Facebook page, and other social media
    • Ensures PSA’s presence on the UT campus at UT events, and all other activites
    • Oversees the office of the Master of the Web
  • Master of the Web
    • Compose and maintain the PSA website
    • Organize the PSA newsletter
    • Publishes PSA documents
    • Posts weekly updates
    • Performs an other online activities of the PSA as necessary and proper for the good of the PSA
    • Oversees the office of the Master of the Book
  • Master of the Book
    • Ensures organization and tracking of the PSA Library
    • Ensures that minutes and notes are taken at each and every meeting
    • Track membership and attendance at meetings and rituals
    • Composes and maintains the Charter
    • Oversees the office of Chieftain
    • If they are not able to attend a group ritual, they must appoint a proxy for that group ritual to ensure that ritual attendance is tracked

All 5 officers will work together with the Office of Master Liaison and will hold a meeting once a month restricted only to themselves.

At the moment, elections for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 officers will be April 24th, 2019. The election itself will be a simple process. We will explain what each position entails, then we will go down the list and people can nominate themselves or be nominated and give a short speech for why they would be a good pick for that position. Then everyone will vote. In the end, we will have our new officer team. More details will be shared as we get closer to elections.

To make this whole process go smoothly, we recommend that you start thinking about elections now. Who do you want to be in each position? Which position do you think you’d do a great job at? If you have any questions about anything about elections, feel free to leave a comment below.

Till next time!

Are We Still Alive?

Hey y’all!

The blog has been neglected, and I must say that I am so sorry for allowing this to happen. As Master of the Web, it is my responsibility to make sure that all of our social media be up to date and alive. Again, I apologize for my absence, but I promise you all this: I will post on the blog at least once a day and will post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram when I do.

However, don’t let my lack of updates fool you. The Pagan Student Alliance is still going strong, and we still have our weekly meetings Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in Parlin Hall 310 for the Spring 2019.In fact, we’re getting ready for officer elections! More on that in another post. (That’s right. I’m giving y’all two posts!)

Yes, we are still alive. Yes, we do have regular members that attend meetings. And yes we would love to have you join us for this week’s meeting and future ones!

Till next time!

Welcome Back, Longhorns! Join us for a Divination Social this week!


Hail and Hook ‘Em!

It’s been awhile since our little blog was updated, but not to worry – PSA is still alive and kickin’, and we’ve been working hard over the summer to prepare a GREAT semester for you! We’re so excited to see old familiar faces again, and look forward to welcoming some shiny new faces into our space.

Please join us in BEN 1.126 at 6:00pm Wednesday evening for a Divination Social to kick off the new school year. Feel free to bring your own cards, runes, pendulums, etc. to show-and-tell, give or get a reading, or just come hang out with us and learn more about who we are and what we do. We can’t wait to see you!

This Week’s Meeting – Samhain!

Come celebrate the pagan new year with PSA! We will be meeting in our regularly scheduled room (BEN 1.126) at 6 PM this Wednesday and then carpooling to the house where the ritual will be held. Food will be provided, and there will be a bonfire!

The ritual will center around release, manifestation, and honoring the dead. Bring a burnable object that represents something that you want to get rid of and one that represents something that you want to call into your life (alternatively, there will be paper that you can write these concepts onto and burn instead). If you’d like, you can also bring an offering for any ancestors, beloved dead, or deities you wish to honor on this sacred night. We will have a drum circle afterwards, so bring a drum if you have one! Hope to see you all there!