Association newsletter for 13/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 13/2019

Next week is when application for grants and submission of association notices ends (item 1). Get to work now! Send in your possible questions by Thursday (jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi).

 

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
24 Mar: TTE Fund application round II ends (item 4, http://tter.ayy.fi/[in Finnish])
25 Mar: Student Centre info seminar (more information: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/student-centre-info-seminar/)
28 Mar: Last day for asking questions regarding operating grants and association notices (jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi)
29 Mar: Deadline for main admin reports for Otax (item 2)
31 Mar: Application for operating grants and submission of association notices ends (item 1 and instructions: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/27/association-notices-and-ayys-operating-grants-2019/)
17 Apr: AYY Representative Council meeting 4/2019 (http://ayy.fi/live)

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. Only one week left to submit the annual association notices and apply for AYY’s operating grants!
2. Submit the main admin reports for your association’s website by 29 Mar
3. Reminder for associations of the opportunity to use Kide.app at the AYY contract price
4. Second application round of TTE Fund for 2019 ends on Sunday!
5. Nominate prize winners from the Aalto community
6. Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic!
7. AYY is looking for a designer and maker for the Master of Ceremonies’ staff
8. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 3 Apr at 5 pm @Café Kylteri
9. In the AYY blog: Greetings from Mikkeli
10. How do you think Teekkari culture should be promoted?

 

 

1. Only one week left to submit the annual association notices and apply for AYY’s operating grants!
All associations operating within Aalto University Student Union must annually submit an association notice and, at the same time, associations in the 1st list can apply for an operating grant. The application period and submission of association notices ends on Sunday 31 Mar at 11.59 pm.

Comprehensive instructions are available here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/27/association-notices-and-ayys-operating-grants-2019/.

Both the operating grant application and the association notice consist of tabs to be filled in in the Tahlo system and the required appendices. As appendices, we require the following from everyone:

– the current rules
– the previous operating year’s annual report
– the current operating year’s operational plan

In addition, from those applying for an operating grant:
– the current operating year’s budget
– the previous operating year’s financial statement (consists of a profit and loss account and a balance sheet)

Log in to the Tahlo system at https://tahlo.ayy.fi/ with your association’s user details. If the user details have gone missing, they can generally be restored to your Board’s email address at https://tahlo.ayy.fi/password_reset.

Carefully fill in the tabs General, Board, Facilities and Attachments and, when applying for an operating grant, the Application tab. If you are a special status association, also fill in the Special Status tab. Finally, update your association’s association profile at https://ayy.fi/wp-login.php. You can sign in with your association’s user details. Remember to update all language versions!

MORE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:
Detailed instructions, tips and more information at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/27/association-notices-and-ayys-operating-grants-2019/. Note that the Application tab has been updated since last year. Remember to reserve enough time to prepare the application.

AYY’s Organisation Sector (jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi) will answer all questions regarding the operating grants.

 

2. Submit the main admin reports for your association’s website by 29 Mar
Is your association’s website on the AYY server? It is that time of year again when the main admin report for Otax must be submitted. The deadline for the admin report is 29 Mar, and the account will be locked on 1 Apr. If you know that you will need more time for the submission, please get in touch by email at tietotekniikka@ayy.fi and we will extend your account by a month.

This year, the reports will be examined more closely than in previous years. We ask you to pay particular attention to cleaning up old access keys and clearing the www-data folder.

The admin report is available at https://lomake.ayy.fi/it/otax-admin-report/?lang=en.

Best wishes,
AYY IT

 

3. Reminder for associations of the opportunity to use Kide.app at the AYY contract price
AYY has been in cooperation with the ticket sales and registration service Kide.app (previously Bailataan.fi) since the academic year 2016/2017.

Kide.app offers organisations, guilds and other clubs a registration and ticket sales service, a webstore and the tools to enable a member register and membership sales. The service is suitable for small and large events alike, regardless of study field and the organisation’s size, and alongside simple registrations and ticket sales, it can also be used for e.g. Sitsit, Appros, cruises and other events. In Kide.app, event registrations can be collected privately by using simply a link, or the events can be publicly advertised in the service.

AYY has agreed on closer cooperation with the Kide service. Thanks to the cooperation, each association in the Student Union’s association register has the opportunity to e.g. execute their services, collect registrations and sell tickets to their events in an affordable and practical way via the website or the mobile application.

The service can be used straightaway by setting up an account for the organisation at https://kide.app/en/sales. There is no need to make a separate written contract with the service provider.

The cooperative price agreed upon with the Kide service is 2% + 0.15 € per ticket sold (normally 2.95% + 0.25 per ticket sold). The service package includes free customer service and support. The contract does not feature any monthly fees or other expenses.

More information on the service and the system’s features is available from Kassu La Habana Reyes, 045 6313726, kassu@treanglo.com and Tommi Manninen, 045 1146095, tommi@treanglo.com.

Kide.app is Finland’s most popular ticket sales channel for student events. It is used by more than 350 student organisations in 20 cities and by more than 120 000 students across Finland. The service is designed especially with student organisations’ needs in mind, and it is suitable for events of all sizes and the execution of the different services of student organisations. Find out more at https://kide.app/en/.

 

4. Second application round of TTE Fund for 2019 ends on Sunday!
The second application round of TTE Fund for 2019 is open! The Fund can grant financial aid for all AYY members as well as communities operating in connection with it. TTE Fund supports operations that reach for the stars, get other people excited to join in and can be seen and heard.

You can apply for grants from TTE Fund in two ways: through the application rounds organised around three times a year, or via the continuous application process which is open during semesters. Via the continuous application process, the maximum amount of a grant is 2000 €, whereas the amount of project funding in the actual application rounds is not limited.

Application time for the second round of 2019 ends on Sunday 24 Mar 2019 at 11.59 pm. Instructions for preparing an application and its attachments can be found on the Fund’s website at http://tter.ayy.fi/  (in Finnish).  The grants are applied for by filling in an online form that can be found at https://lomake.ayy.fi/tter/.

 

5. Nominate prize winners from the Aalto community
Like last year, Aalto University Student Union’s Community Committee Aava rewards associations operating in the Aalto community. However, this year, we are collecting nominations for the whole year, so that feats done early in the year don’t get overshadowed by the time passed.

Nominate associations and other groups that have succeeded this year in the following categories: Promoting student wellbeing, welcoming new students, integrating international students and bringing students from different study fields together. Additionally, you can give a nomination for your own category!

Form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/nominate/

 

6. Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic!
Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic! In honour of the First of May, AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities is producing a photographic mosaic artwork from the photo archives of students and student organisations. The theme of the artwork is “Wappu,” so we are looking for Wappu-spirited photos or ones taken around the First of May featuring students, student life and everything related.

Go through your own or your association’s photo archives and send us your pics. We need hundreds of photos in total, so there is no need to do any great elimination of the photos – this is where quantity matters! You can submit photos until 11 Apr using the form below.

https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/photo-mosaic-wappu/

 

7. AYY is looking for a designer and maker for the Master of Ceremonies’ staff
The Master of Ceremonies’ staff is used at the annual balls and possibly at other ceremonious events of associations or, in the case of AYY, the Student Union. The Master of Ceremonies’ staff is usually around two metres long and has a logo, emblem or other symbol representing the association at its head. The staff usually has a base, which can be either decorative or simple. AYY wants a staff that represents our community. This being the case, we are looking for a designer and maker for our staff! This staff will be used by our Student Union most likely for decades to come at all more ceremonious events, and it will act as an important and valuable symbol of AYY. A reward will be settled upon with the maker.

Submit your design by 24 Mar and leave your handprint in AYY’s history. Read more at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/28/ayy-is-looking-for-a-designer-and-maker-for-the-master-of-ceremonies-staff/.

All questions and requests for further information will be answered by Marianne Honkasaari (marianne.honkasaari@ayy.fi, 0409645608).

 

 

8. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 3 Apr at 5 pm @Café Kylteri
AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities meets on 3 Apr at 5 pm in the School of Business’ Café Kylteri (Ekonominaukio 1) and wishes all interested parties welcome in the meeting! On the agenda, Otaniemi Night of Arts, the accumulation of AYY’s art collection, the photographic mosaic and other projects. Welcome to listen in on, discuss and influence AYY’s artistic activities!

Even if you cannot make it (or even if you can), you can tell us about your interest in taking part in AYY’s artistic activities here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/ayy-artistic-activities-take-part/.

You can use the same form to submit your own ideas as well!

 

9. In the AYY blog: Greetings from Mikkeli
The largest part of Aalto University students now study in Espoo’s Otaniemi, but there is a small, close group of bachelor’s level students of the School of Business to be found in Mikkeli. Read the latest news on the early part of the year in Mikkeli as written by Probba ry’s Editor-in-Chief Simo Halme in the AYY blog: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2019/03/13/greetings-from-mikkeli/?lang=en.

Remember to be in touch with Mikkeli if you want to invite the people of Mikkeli to your events or to pay them a visit, maybe for an event. The Board’s contact details are available here: http://probba.org/probba-board.

 

10. How do you think Teekkari culture should be promoted?
Do you have an amazing idea on how Teekkari culture should be promoted in Otaniemi? Tell us your ideas on this form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/idea-for-teekkari-culture/

At the end of last year, the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland donated 30 000 euros towards promoting the Teekkari culture. Ideas have been collected in various workshops and now, all members of the Teekkari community get to share their ideas via the form. What do you think would best promote the Teekkari culture? Your idea can cost anything between 1–30 000 euros. The questionnaire is open until 7 Apr.

More information on the TEK donation: https://lehti.tek.fi/index.php/opiskelijat/tek-lahjoitti-teekkarikulttuurille-100-000-euroa (in Finnish).

If you have questions or comments on the project or a broader idea for presentation, please contact the project team at essi.puustinen@ayy.fi, lauri.jurvanen@ayy.fi and anna.halsas@ayy.fi.

 

 

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