Leadership Development - Nathan, Jolie, & Cameron
As a Freshman Leadership Organization it is essential to develop leadership skills throughout the year in FLEX. Leadership development’s objective is to build leaders in today’s society and strengthen the relationships amongst the FLEX family. Leadership development offers an opportunity for freshman to advance their communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism. Freshmen involved with leadership development will experience leading meetings, inviting public speakers, and organizing games for all of FLEX. Also, we are responsible for arranging the “Lunch-Buddies” system to help people reach out of their comfort level to build relationships with other people in FLEX.
Service - Brynn, Courtland, & Shanle
The objective of the Service Zone of 2019-2020 is to provide opportunities to grow our freshmen through trust, friendship, and selfless service. As FLEX is a social-service FLO, we strive to establish the importance of community service and giving back to the Bryan/College Station area. Some of our major events this year will include participating in The Big Event and Shackathon, and continue good relationship and service with our philanthropy, Aggieland Humane Society. Although these are essential and fun ways to serve others and our community, we also want to focus our attention toward some of the at-need areas of Bryan that are often overlooked. The action of helping others that our Zone offers will help professionally develop our freshmen and provide a different perspective that might not be achieved otherwise.
Fundraising - Macy, Nathan, & Reagan
The purpose of the fundraising zone is to provide the funds needed to create the framework that guides and supports the work of Freshman Leaders Establishing Excellence (FLEX). This zone is focused on the allocation and redistribution of funds for FLEX activities. The finances obtained by fundraising are then dispensed through a multitude of FLEX-exclusive and TAMU-wide events. In order to raise these funds, the fundraising zone helps organize and advertise bake sales, profit shares, sports tournaments, apparel sales, and interactive games for the freshmen of FLEX to participate within. The raising of this money both promotes the organization as a whole while encouraging personal and professional development for the members of FLEX.
Public Relations - Carson, Gia, & Cameron
The objective of the Public Relations zone is to inspire creativity and allow the freshmen to design new apparel for Freshmen Leaders Establishing eXcellence (FLEX). The Public Relations team is primarily concerned with enabling the freshmen to create a positive image through campus outreach and participating in various traditions at Texas A&M. Some of the events the freshmen have the opportunity to attend include Silver Taps, Muster, Breakaway, athletic events, and weekly study nights. Primarily, we want to establish a close-knit community within FLEX that would allow the freshmen to expand their Aggie network.
Social - Barrett, Camryn, & Olivia
Our purpose, as social zone leaders, is to create unity and organize opportunities for freshmen to make relationships throughout their first year of college. The Social Zone plans things like retreats, semi-formals and so much more throughout the year to help them make the most out of their flex experience. As the year approaches, we also want to strive to make improvements to Aggie FLEX. Some examples would be: co-zone hangouts earlier in the year, and a possible co-FLO mixer or event during the year. Implementing these new social events will encourage freshmen to get involved early in the year and expand their Aggie Network as a freshman. We also want to continue to improve and plan zone reveal, fall and spring retreat, semi-formal, and banquet. These events we plan during the year will not only encourage freshmen to get involved, but continue to better FLEX as a whole so that our legacy continues to grow and inspire others to be leaders of excellence on campus and in their daily lives.