Chairman, vice-chairperson, and secretary
In the lead of the board of Hiukkanen is the chairperson, his vice-chairperson as his right or left hand, and the secretary. Our chairman, Matti, makes sure that the invitations to the board meetings are sent to the members of the board when necessary, and uses his infinite power to sign the name of Hiukkanen on important papers. As vice-chairperson, Milka takes care of day-to-day matters and tries to lighten Matti’s burden. Secretary Iisa never sleeps in meetings but follows the discussion closely and records everything essential in the minutes. The secretary position also holds looking after appropriate meeting practices. There is a low threshold in the secretary’s position to get acquainted with government activities and no previous experience is required!
This year, the Treasurer of Hiukkanen is the title for Jasper. In a nutshell, the Treasurer takes care of the financial sector of Hiukkanen. This includes paying and sending bills, dunning, and managing the financial statement at the end of the year, to name a few. To make the Treasurer’s tasks more manageable, Treasurer’s Little Helper works eagerly with many subtasks. More on that later – stay tuned! For example, they come handy when having to take pictures
P.S. Always try to keep your Treasurer happy and pay your bills in time!
Hiukkanen owns its own mobilesauna called Tarzan and therefore there has to be someone to take care of it. The Host is that guy and now Janne is being that guy. Janne is responsible for taking Tarzan to Hiukkanen’s event (especially saunaevents) and renting it to other guilds or anyone willing to have good time with Tarzan. To say it more straightforward, the Host is aware of everything concerning Tarzan and they enable safe, pleasant and legal use of Tarzan. Besides, it happens to be that all Hiukkanen’s tools are more or less the hosts cup of tea.
Hiukkanen’s hostess’ (emännistö) job is to organize guilds sauna evenings, hallituswaihtarit, summer gathering and the fuksiweekend. Sini has worked as the hostess (emäntä) this year, and Heini as the hostess’ helper (emännän apu). The hostess is responsible of the events and is also a part of the official board of Hiukkanen, but all the organizing is done as a team with the Hostess’ helper! The events are divided along the year, so the workload doesn’t build up easily. Apply for emännistö if you want to be a part of making sauna events and other fun events for the guild!
As a member of the board the excursion official of Hiukkanen, Maria, has the main responsibility for student excursions arranged by the guild. The excursion team consists of the excursion official, an excursion assistant and the corporate relations team. So in addition to the official, there is a whole team organizing our student trips. This year Samu has served as Maria’s right hand in the role of excursion assistant and foreign affairs official.
Hiukkanen’s corporate relations team consists of corporate relations officer Leo, corporate relations assistants Jussi and Veikka as well as team members Katri, Tuomas ja Antti. We operate in between members of Hiukkanen and relevant companies in our fields of studies, working for creating opportunities for students to form contacts into their future workplaces, helping companies to see the value of our education and enabling other functions of Hiukkanen via fund-raising and sponsorships.
Corporate relations team of Hiukkanen takes part in organizing RekryLAB job venue, company visits and overall-sauna. Job ads in your inbox and commercial signs in Tarzan’s side also have corporate relations team’s fingerprints in them.
Our guild’s fuksi sector consists of three members: fuksi responsible Mikko, who is an elected board member, and two fuksi officials Moo and Laura. The officials’ term begins separately from the rest of the board, after Wappu. Moo is the international fuksi official and his job is to further cooperation among all of our beginning students. The fuksi captains’ job consists of organizing many events for fuksis not only for our own guild, but also the whole campus with the fuksi council. In addition to this, we diligently stamp fuksi passes and assist fuksis throughout the entire year until the teekkari dipping.
This year, Milka has been the guild master, a member of the actual board. The job description of a guild master, as the name suggests, includes taking care of the guild. The most important jobs of a guild master are filling the fridge with snacks and going to wholesale. The guild master, for example, makes sure that there is coffee in the guild room and chocolate bars on the side of the coffee to buy.
In addition, Milka makes sure that the guild room remains in habitable condition and that the board cleans the guild regularly. The guild master’s helpers in taking care of the guild’s cleanliness are x number of nakkifuksis, who are officials of the board. The guild master’s job does not require much experience, yet it is quite easy to approach if you tend to spend time in the guild room anyway.
Duties of studies official are updating and maintaining exam archive, recruiting student representatives, and developing their activity and informing guild members about studies related issues. As a studies official you can do very different things depending on your own interest. For example, you can focus on educational affairs or organize events. This year Hiukkanen’s studies official has been Ida and she has also had a helper Anna for the latter part of the year to help her with some projects.
Who organizes the guild’s events? It is the events team and their events coordinator. This year Jenni has overseen the team. The events team is responsible for organizing sitsit, annual celebrations, kyykkä-tournament, and other fun and smaller events. It may sound like a long list of stuff to do, but by no means does the person in charge organize all these alone. This year the situation in the world has overshadowed organizing events, but we hope next year is better!
In this task the best things are to plan exactly the type of events you want, challenging yourselves, developing organizational skills and getting to know many new people. But how does the events coordinator differ from an events official? The events coordinator (person in charge) is an official board member and responsible for handling it all. Its job in simplicity is to make sure that all the things are done on time and done well.