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Topic:  22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/16/2022 8:03:41 PM 
Hello all! I'm opening this thread as a future reference for suggestions regarding the O-Zone next season. Me and Rishi have made the decision to pursue official student organization recognition of the O-Zone and recruit for the various staffing positions.


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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/22/2022 2:13:36 PM 
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/22/2022 3:05:00 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


^^^ = Good advice!


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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/23/2022 11:14:16 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


Thanks for the advice Shab!! I will definitely remember these points for my meeting with the AD soon about next steps. We already got a BSO slide made, and I plan to make a Google Form for kids to fill out. Also looking to do an offseason flyer campaign throughout the campus. As for shirts, I'm looking to do white with the old O-Zone logo OR a newly designed logo.

Last Edited: 3/23/2022 11:16:14 PM by Cellis033


Chase
OU Engineering Technology and Management '24
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Muck Fiami
Kent read, Kent write, Can't be a state!
Bowling Green isn't a state either.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/23/2022 11:54:30 PM 
Cellis033 wrote:
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


Thanks for the advice Shab!! I will definitely remember these points for my meeting with the AD soon about next steps. We already got a BSO slide made, and I plan to make a Google Form for kids to fill out. Also looking to do an offseason flyer campaign throughout the campus. As for shirts, I'm looking to do white with the old O-Zone logo OR a newly designed logo.


Don't limit your efforts to just basketball . . . the football team could use some O-Zone enthusiasm, also.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/23/2022 11:55:53 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


Thanks for the advice Shab!! I will definitely remember these points for my meeting with the AD soon about next steps. We already got a BSO slide made, and I plan to make a Google Form for kids to fill out. Also looking to do an offseason flyer campaign throughout the campus. As for shirts, I'm looking to do white with the old O-Zone logo OR a newly designed logo.


Don't limit your efforts to just basketball . . . the football team could use some O-Zone enthusiasm, also.


For sure!!! Same with volleyball. All sports for that matter. Didn't WT/LT originate with the football team?

Last Edited: 3/23/2022 11:56:21 PM by Cellis033


Chase
OU Engineering Technology and Management '24
O-Zone Leader
Bringing the noise!

Muck Fiami
Kent read, Kent write, Can't be a state!
Bowling Green isn't a state either.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/23/2022 11:58:36 PM 
Cellis033 wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


Thanks for the advice Shab!! I will definitely remember these points for my meeting with the AD soon about next steps. We already got a BSO slide made, and I plan to make a Google Form for kids to fill out. Also looking to do an offseason flyer campaign throughout the campus. As for shirts, I'm looking to do white with the old O-Zone logo OR a newly designed logo.


Don't limit your efforts to just basketball . . . the football team could use some O-Zone enthusiasm, also.


For sure!!! Same with volleyball. All sports for that matter. Didn't WT/LT originate with the football team?


First time I remember it was in basketball, but BTC will probably tell me I'm wrong.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  RE: 22-23 O-Zone Tips / Suggestions
   Posted: 3/24/2022 12:20:09 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
shabamon wrote:
Pursuing student org status is the logical next step. You could charge a once-a-year dues that could be used a few different ways. But here's the thing, in the O Zone's heyday, one of the biggest perks perks for paid membership was exclusive access to the best seats. I don't know if now's the time just yet to potentially turn away people who want to be at the games. It'd be you and the AD's call.

If you want to go this route, see if the O Zone can get a table at events where there will be lots of freshmen. Isn't there an event at summer orientation where different academic units and other offices set up a booth and pass out information? That's one option. Definitely the student organization fair on move-in weekend. I remember one year there was a freshman pep rally in the Convo right before the home opener football game and we set up a table. Get names, contact info, and whatever you and athletics feel is a fair membership fee.

Let's move towards matching tee shirts again. You could order ahead of time and have them available to distribute at the above events once someone registers. I'm sure some area businesses would sponsor. From experience, you would need to order way more smalls and mediums than you do larges and XLs.

Plan ahead for a bus trip to one road football and basketball game. @Kent for football on October 1 is an easy one. Make them available only to paid O Zone members.


Thanks for the advice Shab!! I will definitely remember these points for my meeting with the AD soon about next steps. We already got a BSO slide made, and I plan to make a Google Form for kids to fill out. Also looking to do an offseason flyer campaign throughout the campus. As for shirts, I'm looking to do white with the old O-Zone logo OR a newly designed logo.


Don't limit your efforts to just basketball . . . the football team could use some O-Zone enthusiasm, also.


For sure!!! Same with volleyball. All sports for that matter. Didn't WT/LT originate with the football team?


First time I remember it was in basketball, but BTC will probably tell me I'm wrong.


Interesting. I first heard it originated in the 1960's at football games - but not sure.


Chase
OU Engineering Technology and Management '24
O-Zone Leader
Bringing the noise!

Muck Fiami
Kent read, Kent write, Can't be a state!
Bowling Green isn't a state either.

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