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STATE UPDATES · Torch: U.S. · Winter 2015-2016

generation of passionate JCLers and enhancing chapter connections. Finally, at the second general assembly, the two winners of the Host and Hostess Competition were announced and appointed as official board members of the GJCL, enthusiastic to take on their new responsibilities and promote the classics at their schools. The winner of the illustrated quotations contest was revealed, whose artwork will be utilized as the cover page for the state convention program, and ribbons and certificates for competitions were distributed to the ecstatic winners. Most notably, the amendment for installing a 2nd Vice President in the state constitution was passed at Fall Forum, paving a new path for the GJCL to become more proactive in spirit and service. Overall, the GJCL is off to an amazing start for a busy year and hopes to see all delegates again at state convention in April!

Grace Xu, Georgia JCL Editor

Ohio

The Ohio JCL has been up and running since Nationals. Ohio has emphasized service through its Gubernators and 2nd VP Sara Zandvakili. The Northern Ohio Make a Difference Day (MADD) involved playing games and coloring with kids. The Central Ohio MADD entailed helping run the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pumpkinpalooza, which raises funds for the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation program. The Southern MADD will be held soon. Additionally, The Ohio JCL is sponsoring an SAT/ACT/IB Test Prep Book Drive at its local JCL chapters. Besides service, Ohio ran an online shop for its popular “Tua Mater Est Lingua Mortua!” shirts sold at the NJCL Bazaar. On top of that, it the Ohio JCL released the Fall Edition of The OJCL Torch and held two Certamina with many more to come. The Ohio JCL hopes to keep its momentum as it plans winter events and the OJCL Convention.

Josh Young, Ohio JCL Editor

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Fall Planning Meeting Update

The Fall Planning Meeting for the 2016 convention was held at Indiana University in Bloomington from Oct. 21-25. The NJCL president and communications coordinator, convention advisor, JCL administrator, and other committee members toured the campus thoroughly and discussed the agenda for convention.

The entire NJCL committee and board met on Oct. 23 to tour the campus with the Indiana state chairs. During the tour, the leaves were noticably crimson, which is one of Indiana University's school colors. After the tour, the committee, board, and chairs finalized the agenda.

On Saturday, the committee and board sat down for an all-day meeting. Constitutional amendments to the bylaws were approved for the ballot at convention. Amendments to the chapter handbook were also proposed and voted on. In the afternoon, the national officers were able to sit down with the Indiana JCL officers. They discussed activites for JCL delegates at next year's convention. The officers discussed the spirit themes, which were announced by Hanna Seariac on the JCL Spirit and Service Facebook page.

In a separate meeting, the NJCL officers decided on three different movies and the dance themes. The NJCL officers also planned a few surprises to be released throughout the year.

The NJCL committee and board parted ways after agreeing to meet for the Spring Planning Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, in February.

Woojin Lee, NJCL Editor

National News

Above: Ohio JCLers participte in Northern MADD

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