Committee members are registered with the UC Davis Center for Student Involvement "AggieLife" and shall encourage student participation in our events.
Management - President:
The president chairs the management committee and oversees the organization. The president acts as a liaison between Hort & Ag Student Association and the Graduate Group Horticulture and Agronomy (GGHA) and other UC Davis entities; as well as Graduate Student Assembly representatives. The president shall be an active member and be willing to fill in positions when others are unable to. The president maintains an active status of the registered student organization and makes sure our organization complies with policies of UC Davis and UC Davis Center for Student Involvement.
Management - Treasurer:
The treasurer manages the finances of the club. When a club sponsored activity requires money for any reason (typically in the form of reimbursement), the treasurer approves the request on behalf of Hort & Ag Student Association and allows the money to be issued from either of the club’s accounts. The treasurer shall maintain the club’s bank account and are responsible for going to the bank (need to have a signature on file) to make deposits or withdrawals. They also should be aware of the club’s current funds. The treasurer also generally manages to sell club merchandise (i.e. t-shirts) at club events. The university also considers the treasurer a position that makes sure club activities do not violate university policies.
The Webmaster maintains and updates the club website https://hortaggradstudents.ucdavis.edu/, including posting announcements, updating events and calendars, collecting and posting student bios, etc.
A social team is a group of people who want to facilitate networking and are willing to bring joy to the grad group! The team may consist of several sub-committees in charge of coordinating all the social events. This includes, but is not limited to, Potluck Committee (organize regular potlucks on campus and/or at Hort & Ag Student Association members’ places), Outreach Committee (coordinate outreach events, such as the local elementary school’s annual science fair), Happy Hour Committee (arrange on- and off- campus Happy Hour, as well as acquire an approved alcohol permit, if needed.), Sport Committee (manage sport teams representing our students to participate in local leagues), Mentor Program Committee (arrange mentor-mentee match-up between current students and incoming students), and Excursion Committee (organize outdoor activities or excursions to farms and interesting places). Social team members can work together to facilitate the activities above. Social team is also in charge of the annual GGHA Graduate Group welcome barbeque with help from volunteers. It typically occurs within the first couple of weeks of the fall quarter. Other events that have been coordinated in the past and may fall into any of the committees above include movie screening/movie nights and fundraising.
Graduate Student Association Representatives:
These positions represent GGHA in the UC Davis Graduate Student Association (GSA), the academic senate for graduate programs. We are awarded one position per 30 students in GGHA (currently 4 GSA reps) plus alternates. It is a good position for someone interested in being involved in GGHA but without a large time commitment. These positions are the liaisons between GSA and GGHA, and require that you attend monthly meetings on the first Wednesday evening of the month during the school year (dinner provided). Close coordination between GSA reps and GGHA Students officers is very helpful, as it can help keep everyone on the same page.
Before each meeting, the GSA sends a meeting agenda that the assembly body will go over. At each meeting, you will represent the students of GGHA. At least one rep should take notes on anything pertinent to GGHA students and send out an email to GGHA with relevant information as needed. In the event that a rep cannot attend a meeting, it is the rep’s duty to contact an alternate GSA rep to attend the meeting for them. It is typical for reps and alternates to share meeting attendance duties. Attendance is important because it determines how much funding GSA will provide to GGHA students. Also, one of the reps will be responsible for forwarding weekly GSA memos to GGHA students.