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Candidate Statements for 2017 Spring Election

The speech component of the official 2017 spring election will take place on March 24th, 2017 5-6pm at SS1086. Below are your candidates.

Presidential Candidate (s):

——- Victor Chang ——-

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Why do you want to be an executive for FOLD? I like origami.

Briefly describe any related experiences that qualify you for the position that you applied above: Previously was part of the executive team.

How much do you know about UTFOLD? I dont know much but I’m excited to learn!

What would you like to see UTFOLD do for its members in the future? More cohesive workshops.

Vice-President Internal Candidate(s):

——- Jeremy Ho ——-

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Why do you want to be an executive for FOLD?

I enjoy the past time and the friendly learning and social environment that UTFOLD hosts. I also think it is an excellent opportunity to practice planning and executing events.

Briefly describe any related experiences that qualify you for the position that you applied above:

As first year representative I had many opportunities to work with other executives and to practice planning my own workshops. I helped provide a welcoming atmosphere to new comers and returning members, meanwhile balancing friendly interaction with instruction.

How much do you know about UTFOLD?

I know the people at UTFOLD, which is the most important part!

What would you like to see UTFOLD do for its members in the future? 

Host casual workshops at a more convenient time! Once a month, the workshop could be held on a day other than Friday, so that students who have class during regularly scheduled workshops can have a chance to fold origami. Ideally in a busy place like SS lobby, similar to Origami Week.

——- Carrie Zhang ——-
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Why do you want to be an executive for FOLD?

I have been part of the coordinator team at UTFOLD for two years so far and have stayed because I have enjoyed my time with this club and now I wish to get more involved in it and commit my time and skills to promote what I love about this club. Now that the opportunity to become an executive member for the club I want to prosper has emerge, I want to take this role and focus on continuing the legacy the previous executives have done for this club in the up-coming year.

Briefly describe any related experiences that qualify you for the position that you applied above:

– I’ve been in this club for two years and am familiar with how UTFOLD events are run. – I have interned at a company where I had to be the tech rep at conferences. – I was part of the youth action club in high school that drastically improved my public relations ability and learned how to communicate with sponsors.

How much do you know about UTFOLD?

I know how workshops are run, how events are run (green table cloth, paper from the bottom drawer, poster etc.), how to adequately find models appropriate for the events (skill level and theme wise), and most importantly I know the people.

What would you like to see UTFOLD do for its members in the future? 

I want to promote the club more since I have found a lot of people on campus who are interested in our kind of events aren’t even aware of our existence. I will give UTFOLD more exposure via Facebook and other sorts of social media platform (a lot of people don’t have/ aren’t active on Facebook). I would also like to see more socials that lets the members get to know each other more such as through playing board games, (incorporation of) potlucks, and hosting parties/events.

Vice-President External Candidate(s):

——- Jedele Dai ——-

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Why do you want to be an executive for FOLD?

I have worked with UTFOLD since last September, and I still want to involve with the big family. I decide to apply for the position of vice president-external because I see the opportunities of bringing more sponsors and partners. I also want to connect UTFOLD to more not-for-profit organizations and help to make a positive impact to our neighbourhood community.

Briefly describe any related experiences that qualify you for the position that you applied above:

I currently volunteer for a non-profit organization. I am responsible for writing professional and effective funding proposals and grant applications for government agencies. In the meantime, I contact external charity groups and foundations for future sponsorship opportunities.

How much do you know about UTFOLD?

UTFOLD will hold our 10th anniversary event soon! The club has consistently brought us weekly workshops and external volunteer opportunities. Members and executives emotionally tie to UTFOLD even if they leave the club.

What would you like to see UTFOLD do for its members in the future? 

1. Have more membership discount sponsors 2. Cooperate with not-for-profit organizations and hold origami events in the neighbourhood community 3. Hold some origami challenges and competitions 4. Decorate Halloween costumes using origami models?

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