Last week CAP Board got the chance to go a conference in Hartford, Connecticut. I had the opportunity to sit down with Danielle Perez the Vice President of Internal Operations and ask her some questions about the trip.
To start off, what is CAP Board?
“CAP Board is the campus activities and programming board. So we plan and execute mostly all of the events that happen on campus and some of the off-campus trips as well.”
What is your position on CAP Board?
“I am the Vice President of Internal Operations, that is a combination of the treasurer role and the secretary role. When it comes to the treasurer part, I pretty much keep track of all the expenses of the board. If we bring in a performer, I’m the one that deals with the contracts and the payments of the performers. Also, if some of the committee members need to go out shopping for certain things I keep track of all those expenses. The secretary role entails me keeping everything organized. I take notes at meetings and make sure that everyone is at attendance for certain things.”
This past weekend you guys went to something called NACA, could you tell me what that is?
"NACA stands for the National Association for Campus Activities and we went to the conference conducted by that organization. It was 4 days long consisting of schools getting together to book certain acts that are showcased there. Also, it is a time for different schools to interact and see what we are doing on each of our campuses. We got the opportunity to see some live performances as well as go to educational sessions. The educational sessions gave us tips on how to be better leaders, how to plan better events, and how to budget."
So what other schools were there?
“Boston College, Bridgewater State, University of Maine Machias were there, just to name a few.”
What was your favorite part of the trip?
“Getting to be with the rest of the CAP Board members, it was nice to just get away from our day to day life here and to interact with other schools and each other.”
Are there any upcoming events that you would like to tell everyone about?
“Next Saturday is the trip to Dave and Buster’s which is November 17th. On Friday the 16th we have Textbreakers the game show at 9pm.”
For more information on CAP Board and the different upcoming events look at your monthly calendar or stop by the SEaL office located on the first floor of Widener.