Volunteer Opportunities List

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

– Winston Churchill

As part of every TSA Chapter’s Program of Work should be a strong commitment to a community service project. To that end, the Colorado TSA State Officer Team has put together a list of volunteer/community service opportunities for chapters that may be looking for a project in which to participate. The list is located here: http://cotsa.cccs.edu/volunteer-opportunities/ and can be accessed using the links at the left under Chapter Support and Resources.

The list will be updated as opportunities arise. If your chapter needs some help finding a community service project, check out the list. If your chapter already has a project, and just needs a little more help, then let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

Remember, as Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Bastian Selected as COTSA Advisor of the Year

Congratulations to Bobbie Bastian, the TSA Advisor at Bollman Technical Education Center, who was recently named Colorado TSA Advisor of the Year for 2017.

Mrs. Bastian was selected from a highly competitive field of advisors. Her nomination from student Benjamin Cleary said, “When it comes to TSA, Mrs. Bastian, TSA comes before sleep.  There have been many late nights that we have worked in her class room to finish our projects.  She never says no when we ask to work on our projects and makes sure all students have the resources to get to where they need to be and to complete their projects.  She is always there for us.”

Mrs. Bastian has been a TSA advisor since 2012 and has been involved in a number professional development activities for her peers including teaching classes at the United States Air Force Academy through the Challenger Learning Center.

Additionally, Mrs. Bastian volunteers her time at numerous events for the Adams 12 Five Star School District, and has “done everything in her power” to provide her students the opportunity to experience the state and national conferences for TSA, even to the point of participating in fundraisers. “When had our cash wash fundraiser,” said Cleary, “she was right alongside us washing every car that day.  She also has taught us to be grateful for the contributions given to us.”

In addition to receiving her award at the state conference, Mrs. Bastian will be recognized at the TSA National Conference in Orlando, FL, in June 2017.

Fall Leadership Conference Registration Now Open!

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Registration is now open for the annual Colorado TSA Fall Leadership Conference, entitled “Leadership Rocks!” Students will learn, in an interactive, exciting and inspiring way how they can be leaders — regardless of age or experience. They will learn about the Five Pillars of Leadership:

  • Model the Way: Students learn to build credibility among their peers.
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision: Students learn how to develop a clear image of  possibility and what their chapter could become.
  • Challenging the Process: Students learn how to challenge the process and accept challenges before them.
  • Enabling Others to Act: Students learn how leadership is a team effort.
  • Encourage the Heart: Students learn how encouraging others is a hallmark of leadership.

L.E.A.P. Into Leadership

This year, TSA unveiled the new LEAP leadership development program! Students and advisors will learn how this program will affect their chapters, both in leadership development and as it relates to competitive events!

Cost

The cost to attend is $65 per person (students, advisors and guests), and includes training, lunch, tours of Coors Field and a ticket to the Rockies game vs. the San Diego Padres. Extra tickets for the GAME ONLY, they are available for $16. Parking for the game only is NOT included. Parking passes are available for $17 for lot A, and $15 for Lot B and can be purchased during registration. For information on bus parking, please contact Tony Raymond at tony.raymond@cccs.edu.

Registration

To register, please visit: https://www.registermychapter.com/tsa/co-flc/Main.asp. Registration for the conference must be received by September 2. Payment can be made by credit card online during the registration process or by check. Checks should be made payable and sent to: Colorado TSA, 9101 E. Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.

Dress Code

Dress for the conferences is casual attire. Students will be active and should wear appropriate casual clothing. Jeans, t-shirts and athletic shoes are acceptable.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Tony Raymond at tony.raymond@cccs.edu or (720) 858-2794.