Thursday, May 15, 2008

Change is on the horizon...

As you can see...I post oh-so-often.

Well, there are a LOT of things happening here right now. We have 2 trainees from the U.S. coming TONIGHT!

John from Illinois
Celeste from Minnesota coming through AIESEC Miami (that's right, we kick ass!)

In one week, we have another trainee from the U.S. coming:

Elina from Georgia going through GT

And a few days later another:

Mikael from Finland

Then 2 in June. So far Muffadal from Illinois and Hajo, the former MCP of AIESEC Germany. These are just our short-term trainees. We have about 8 TNs open for long-term trainees with really reputable and awesome companies that will start around September/October. Needless to say, Brett kicks serious butt when it comes to raising TNs.

Brett worked out a one-year platinum partnership with Pricewaterhouse Coopers Oman, which is awesome. So now we are finally generating the revenue we will need to be sustainable. Now if only we could get the legalities worked out. It was supposed to happen like now, but with the way things move here, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up taking us the whole summer to finally become legal. Just as long as it happens before the start of Fall semester for the students, then I think everything will be nice and smooth.

On top of all that, we are signing a lease to a new, bigger and more beautiful Villa in a couple days. We are getting the money together right now for the upfront payment of 3 months rent. Totaling....a lot. But this villa will house the 4 of us who work on the MC, 2 significant others of the MC and then up to 16 trainees if need be. Needless to say, it will be a big house of love.

We are also in the beginning stages of planning a trip to India this summer, which I am really excited about and hopefully, my boyfriend will be able to join us.

Finally, we just got a puppy for the house! yay! Now it seems like a real big AIESEC family. The puppy's name is Geneva (but Lynn hates that name, so we may change it to Foxy since she looks like a little fox). We'll see.

That's about all the updates for now. I am hoping to try and post more inshallah.