One of the traditions in Tallahassee are “Days”… Groups all over the state organize specific days during the annual legislative session where members and affiliates will travel to Tallahassee to lobby the Legislature. Groups used to give out some cool chotchkes… I still have some mugs, pens, keychains, umbrellas, totebags, etc from my days as a Legislative Aide.
These things are usually designed to reinforce the issues during the visit… so legislators and/or their staff will remember why a group came to talk to them.
Alas, with the gift ban, the chotchkes are gone… but many groups still have their “Days”… including my alma mater, the illustrious and proud University of South Florida is still holding theirs:
Here’s a schedule of USF Day events for Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Friends of USF:
- Monday, April 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Student Government dinner event on the 22nd floor of the Capitol hosting USF Legislators and USF Council of 100 members (ticketed event);
- Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – USF displays and tables representing colleges and campuses on the 2nd Floor Rotunda of the Capitol;
- Tuesday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Student Government lunch event on the 22nd floor of the Capitol hosting USFers taking part in USF Day (ticketed event); and
- Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. – USF Pep Rally on the House side of Capitol Courtyard, for every USF Bull in Tallahassee (Hosted by USF Student Government); The USF Herd of Thunder Band, Cheerleaders & Rocky D. Bull will be in attendance.
We hope to see all of our USF alumni out helping paint the Capitol Green & Gold!
(Then, make sure you show your support of the “Flavors of Hillsborough” event in the Senate Portico on Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Please tell your USF Bull friends & co-workers to start off their lunch hour at the Pep Rally in the Courtyard at 12:00 noon!
So, if you are in the capitol on April 10th, check out USF Day.