The Indiana Association of Student Councils is pleased to announce that our IASC Executive Director, Mr. Rob Zeider, has been presented the highest regional award for student council advisers. The award was announced at the annual National Association of Workshop Directors' (NAWD) National Conference on Student Activities, held in Scottsdale, AZ, Dec. 5-7, 2014.
Rob Zeider was awarded the Earl Reum Award for NASSCED Region 5, which includes West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. This award was created in memory of Earl Reum, whose contributions to the field of Student Leadership inspired thousands of advisers and students in the United States and Canada – through Mr. Reum's 50+ years of workshops and speeches. The Earl Reum Award was presented to Mr. Zeider for his excellence in working with student activity advisers.
Regional winners of the 2014 Earl Reum Award are as follows, pictured left to right: Lance Ledebur - Maryland, Marquita Thomas - Southern Association of Student Councils, Doug Erickson (National Recipient) - Minnesota, Rob Zeider - Indiana, Ann Bolzerius - Missouri, Laura Price - Texas
Mr. Zeider's work with the Indiana Association of Student councils began in the IASC High School Division, where he served as a leader at the IASC High School Summer Leadership Camp. Mr. Zeider served for many years as the IASC State Treasurer, and a member of the IASC State Board. For the past several years, he has worked both as the State Treasurer, and as the IASC Executive Director.
Mr. Zeider, of Star City, IN (formerly of Kouts, IN), has been a leader in the education field for over 20 years. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he was the head of the music department for the Kouts, IN schools. His band and choral groups performed in national settings, including Chicago, New York City, and Disney World. In addition to his position as Student Council Adviser, Mr. Zeider assisted in the creation of an annual county-wide High School Leadership Conference for Porter County high schools.
Member schools of IASC congratulate Rob Zeider for his well-deserved 2014 Earl Reum Award!
I hope this finds all well as you begin a new school year. With the new year, comes a fresh start. It is my hope that this school year brings you only the best.
Just as you are starting your new year, the Indiana Association is gearing up for what we believe will be a remarkable year. All of our Divisions are working exceptionally hard to create events that will meet and challenge the needs of your student leaders. You and your students will want to be a part of it all.
To make that happen, your school's Indiana Association of Student Councils Membership must be current.
Our membership year runs from here.
You'll want to check your Division's Guide by clicking on the links below.
In each Division Guide you'll be able to learn about all of the opportunities that become available to you and your students with IASC membership. Please take a few moments to check it out.
The IASC will host our annual Advisers' Conference on We're excited to offer a registration fee of just $50. Terri Johnson, Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Student Councils will be our keynote. You can access the Advisers' Conference Informational Flyer by clicking here and Conference Registration Form by clicking here. The Conference Flyer contains all the information you'll need to decide that being with us in Indianapolis on is the place to be. Additionally, you can earn 5 Professional Growth Points that can be used for teacher license renewal.at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Professional Growth Plan Points
The IASC will continue offering Profession Growth Plan points to all advisers who attend and participate in our conferences. As I'm sure you know, these points can be used for teacher license renewal. Per the State of Indiana's guidelines, these points are calculated "with (1) clock hour qualifying for (1) professional growth experience point."
Honor Council Awards
We congratulate all those schools who earned 2013-2014 Honor Council status. The complete listings can be found on our website - www.iasc.us.
We are pleased to announce our 2014 - 2015 High School Division Executive Committee Officers.
You can find the complete listing of the HS Division Executive Committee by clicking here. We look forward to their leadership throughout this year.
The HS Division State Convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis on Catching the Fire of Leadership - Let the Games Begin. We're using the Hunger Games as our inspiration. We've got a great t-shirt design. It's remarkable! You and your Council members will want one. Our keynote speakers will be Heather Schultz - www.heatherschultz.net and Bob Tryanski - www.bobtryanski.com.. Our theme for this year's convention will be
Middle Level Division News
The 2014 ML Fall Leadership Jamboree will be held, for the first time, in conjunction with the HS Division State Convention at the Indiana Convention Center. ML delegates will share the theme, the t-shirt and the national caliber speakers of the HS Div State Convention. Additionally in the afternoon, delegates will participate in programming designed specifically for ML students. The Jamboree will be held on only.
Registration and much more information for both the HS Div State Convention and the ML Fall Leadership Jamboree will be available on our website on or about. The registration deadline will be .
Elementary Division News
The Elementary Division will deliver several Saturday Leadership Workshops throughout the State of Indiana this fall. Information and registration for each of these workshops can be found clicking here. Check out our website calendar for specific dates and locations.
IASC Website - www.iasc.us
You can find much more information about all IASC programming, awards and events here on our website. If it's happening in the IASC, you'll find it on our website. We're currently updating much of our website's content. Please be patient with us. If you can't find what you need, let us know. Each Division's Committee and its contact information is up to date. Send us an email. Let us get you what you need.
IASC Twitter - IASC_US
You and your students can follow the IASC on Twitter. We'll use Twitter throughout the year to share information and inspiration.
If you have questions about how the IASC can serve you and your student leadership development program in your school, please don't hesitate to contact us. You may contact