“Good idea, these blog posts!” I thought when I read all the previous blog posts by my colleagues, but now… Haha… This isn’t so easy.
So, let’s start at the beginning. My motivation to be part of the IVSA Secretariat was born when I started to be involved in my local chapter. I wanted to be the MOD’s Secretary, and be connected to MOs all other the world. And my wish was granted! So before I continue: Thank you, every person who contributed to that! 🙂
Since the 64th IVSA congress in Cluj-Napoca, time has been flying for me. We already did two or three online meeting with our team (Hara, Lana, Ondrej and the big boss: Anka the MOD), and we started to work on various projects, but I feel as if we just got elected few days ago. Because thanks to IVSA, vet studies and a little bit of social life, every day is full of busyness, and when a day is full, it seems shorter. Too short to do everything you want, most of the time. I don’t know why, but that’s a damn fact. But anyway, we’re not here to answer “How to deal with an over-booked schedule”, because honestly, I have no clue ^^
The purpose of this blog post is more of “What have I been doing in the last 3 months as an IVSA MOD secretary?” As I said, we’re a team, and each of us has some tasks based on different projects we choose (our boss is a very well organised person). I’m in charge of the EO bulletin with Lana, and our job is to resolve problems with bouncing email addresses, create mailing lists (REALLY long mailing lists), and the funniest for me: the layout of the bulletin. Yes, I love changing title colours, adding pictures, and so much more (and this is not sarcastic, I promise!).
So if you want to modify something in the EO bulletin, don’t hesitate to ask (forget unicorn pictures though. Sorry, I just can’t), and we will fix it soon. I also take care of the “IVSA wake-up call”. You remember the delicious Romanian music at 6 am during the Congress? It’s quite the same but more gentle. I send emails to all inactive chapters for a while and figure out if they are still interested in IVSA, or if they need help, or something else.
This is my favourite part, discussing about IVSA with motivated people, finding out solutions together, and finally creating or rebuilding a chapter. And that’s why I signed up to be a Secretary: for this, and for the glory, of course.