2017 Conference Special Events

Vendor Raffle  Going for Gold Decathlon

Begins Thurs. 4:00pm and ends Friday 4:00pm        Vendor Hall, Exploratorium & Rock Raffle

Each year a number of our Vendors provide awesome items to raffle off to conference participants.  So how do you try to win one of these items?  It is easy!!!!  In your conference bag (available for pick up at registration) you will find a Vendor Raffle Card.   On the card you will see various Olympic Events.  As you visit the various vendors look for the Olympic Events which will be on small cards placed at some of the vendors.  Once you see it write down the name of the Vendor on the card in the box with that Olympic Event.  For example if you see the Shot Put card at the Flinn vendor write down Flinn in the box with the word shot put.  There will also be one at the Rock Raffle as well as the Exploratorium.  Put your completed card in the box by the raffle items and then show up at the Town Hall Meeting for the drawing. 


Friday 1:15pm to 2:15 pm       Vendor Hall Entrance


The Exploratorium showcases science pre-services teachers from Institutes of Higher Education from around the State.  Move from station to station and take part in discrepant events that you can use in your classroom.  Each station will have a handout for you to collect with information about the activity and how it can be used to spice up your teaching. 


Rock Raffle

Friday 1:15pm to 2:15 pm       Vendor Hall Entrance


This event is held in conjunction with the Exploratorium.  Donated rocks, minerals, kits, and other awesome geoscience items are up for raffle.  Buy your tickets and place them in the bags by the items you hope to win.  The drawings will be done during the Town Hall Meeting, so make sure you are present at the Town Hall meeting so you can win!!


Town Hall Meeting

Friday 4:00pm to 5:00pm         Illinois A

The town hall meeting is the official meeting of the organization that is open to all conference participants.  Hear from our Executive Officers and President on the State of the Organization.  During the town hall we will be voting on non-discrimination statements for our constitution.  This meeting is a great time for members to ask questions or voice opinions regarding issues involving WSST.  Winners for the Going For Gold Decathlon (Vendor Raffle) & the Rock Raffle will be drawn during the Town Hall Meeting.

WSST Constitution Change Needed

The WSST Board has proposed updates to non-discrimination statements in the Constitution.  This constitutional change will be followed by a revision of the Policies and Bylaws that will ensure that we are operating the best we can for our membership.

The proposed change to Article 3:

 "No person shall be denied membership on the grounds of age, sex, race, creed, handicap, color or national origin" Change to: "No person     shall be denied membership on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or otherwise as may be prohibited by state and/or federal law."