RecBoard

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What is RecBoard:

RecBoard is an exciting, student-run organization within Montclair State University’s Department of Campus Recreation. Since its founding in 1999, RecBoard has hosted a wide variety of Special Events and opportunities for community service, all in an effort to live up to its motto, “Have Fun, Get Involved, Make a Difference.” We hold general body meetings every Friday at 2:30pm in the Student Center Cafeteria B&C.

What makes us different?

  • Meetings are informal, are never boring, and are always full of energy, candy, and prizes.
  • We always do it BIG (Red Hawk Run Color Blast, Is the Price Right, Special Friends Day, Bingo, and much more!)
  • Each Special Event attracts anywhere from 150-400 students from across the campus community.
  • We offer various leadership and resume-building opportunities throughout the year for students looking to become more involved in campus life.
  • We play on several Intramural sports teams throughout the year.
  • We offer a wide variety of Community Service opportunities (Special Friends Day, participating and fundraising for charity walks, canned food collections, blanket-making).
  • We plan monthly off-campus outings to Applebee’s, go pumpkin picking in the fall, venture into NYC to see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and more!

Biographies:

A photo of Stephen Blazejewski (President of RecBoard)

Stephen Blazejewski (President):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: I have been an active member of RecBoard since the first day of my freshman year in 2013. I served as the Special Events Chair in my sophomore year (2014) and was elected as President of this amazing organization for the 2015-2016 school year.

Why I joined: I joined RecBoard originally because I came from a school where I was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities.  This organization appealed to me because there were such a wide variety of leadership positions that were available for me to assume and I saw so much potential for how the organization could be of benefit to me and my personal success at Montclair State. While all of this was and is still true, I have stuck with this organization because of the life-long friendships I have made not only with my Executive Board members, but the general members as well. These are people whom I love and would do anything for.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory was when in the spring of 2015, I planned our event “Is the Price Right”. There were over 400 students in attendance that night and each time the prizes were announced, they would scream out of excitement. When the Firefly Music Festival tickets were announced as the grand prize, people were jumping up and down in their seats. I have never heard a crowd of 400 people make so much noise. This event was extremely rewarding from start to finish and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.

 

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Erin Conaty (Vice President):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: This is my third year on the executive board and I was a general member for a semester before I joined the executive board.

Why I joined: I joined RecBoard because during my freshman year because I realized that I needed something to do in my free time. I joined to become active on campus and because they had event planning opportunities, which has helped greatly in my aspiration to become an event planner.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory while being with RecBoard is during the 2014 Red Hawk Run Color Blast. I was one of the main planners for the event, but to see everyone completing the race and covered in color was very rewarding. However, the best part was when the entire group threw the color powder up and we created the color cloud.

 

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Danison Fronda (Membership Chair):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: I've been on RecBoard for 3 years: 1 year as a general member and 2 years serving on the Executive Board.

Why I joined: The current Treasurer at the time, Domenica Ahmuty, invited me to come to a Homecoming Showcase meeting. She did this because she knew that I was a dancer and had done musicals while I was in high school. After receiving a warm welcome from the rest of the members and getting to perform with such a funny group of people, I knew that this organization was the right place for me.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory would have to be choreographing and dancing in the Homecoming Showcase in 2014. It was such a great experience choreographing for the first time ever and seeing my vision come to life. Despite RecBoard not actually winning anything that year, I was so proud of all the members who participated and performed their hearts out. Dressing up and dancing around in a "Sass-Quach" costume was also a plus.

 

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Lindsey Filo (Marketing Chair):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: : I have been a member since my freshman year (2013). I have served on the Executive Board as the Marketing Chair since my sophomore year (2014).

Why I joined: I love to be involved at my school and RecBoard was a great organization to meet new people and be more involved at MSU.

Favorite Memory: The Red Hawk Run Color Blast in 2014 was my favorite event that RecBoard has organized to date. So many people and other clubs were involved with the whole process and it was amazing to see the whole thing come together. I also had a lot of fun running in the race and throwing colored powder.

 

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Amanda Wood (Special Events Chair):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: This is my second year with RecBoard, but my first on the Executive Board.

Why I joined: I joined RecBoard because of how welcoming and inviting everyone was. RecBoard is an organization where you can be yourself and you do not have to worry about being judged.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory would have to be Special Friends Day 2014 because of how rewarding the experience was. Although being involved in this event took much dedication and time, it was all worth it once I saw the joy on the faces of the special friends and their buddies.

 

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Emily Donohue (Special Events Chair):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: This is my second year with RecBoard, but my first on the Executive Board.

Why I joined: I joined RecBoard because one SA in Bohn said it was a lot of fun and a great way to get involved. That SA is now one of my closest friends and who encouraged me to run for Executive Board.

Favorite Memory: I honestly have so many amazing memories, but my favorite would probably be the CSI Family Dinners that we all attend on a monthly basis as RecBoard family. My favorite events also include the Oscars in the Pool party we held in 2014 and our trips to Medieval Times.

 

A photo of Gabby (Public relations and Service Chair)

Gabrielle Raccosta (Public Relations and Service Chair):

How long I’ve been with RecBoard: I have been a member of RecBoard since my freshman year (2013). I became an active committee member last year (2014), and have the pleasure of serving on the Executive Board this year.

Why I joined: I joined RecBoard because I had a difficult first year and made a resolution to make my sophomore year better. So I dedicated myself to RecBoard because the executive board and other members were incredibly welcoming. I felt I found a group that was different from the rest -one where I could express my own individuality, develop a strong connection and have some fun!

Favorite Memory: : I have a lot but the one that always stands out is Homecoming Week 2014. This was the first major group event that I participated in with RecBoard. I used to be a dancer, so practicing and performing in the Showcase was exhilarating; we volunteered at the annual bonfire; attended the Homecoming game to cheer for our team and Homecoming Royalty candidate; and the next day we went pumpkin picking at a local farm. I loved every minute of it. By the end of weekend, there were so many inside jokes, crazy pictures, and beautiful memories that I had shared with a wonderful group of people. I had become part of the RecBoard family that week.

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