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 +====== Cover Letter ======
  
 +===== Versions =====
 +
 +  * {{ :​acm:​documents:​cover_f17.pdf | Fall 2017 Cover Letter }}
 +
 +===== Source =====
 +
 +''​pandoc cover.md -o cover.pdf''​
 +
 +<code - cover.md>​
 +---
 +documentclass:​ letter
 +header-includes:​
 +   - \usepackage{fourier}
 +   - \signature{Kari Erickson\\President,​ NMT ACM \\ \vspace{1.5cm} Louis Jencka\\Treasurer,​ NMT ACM}
 +   - \address{NMT ACM \\ CSE Department \\ 801 Leroy Pl \\ Socorro NM 87801}
 +...
 +
 +\begin{letter}{
 +   ​Student Government Association \\
 +   New Mexico Tech \\
 +   801 Leroy Pl \\
 +   ​Socorro NM 87801
 +}
 +\opening{To whom it may concern:}
 +
 +I am writing in relation to the Association for Computing Machinery'​s Fall
 +2017 club application. As you may know, the Association for Computing Machinery
 +(ACM) is the leading technical society for pure Computer Science. This semester,
 +as always, the ACM student chapter at New Mexico Tech looks
 +forward to hosting alumni speakers, research presentations by students,
 +programming and cybersecurity competitions,​ and skills seminars.
 +
 +\textbf{Club Description}
 +
 +The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the premier technical society
 +for computer science and information technology majors. The NMT student chapter
 +provides many personal and career enrichment opportunities to the NMT student
 +body, including programming competitions,​ game jams, alumni speakers, and
 +the NMT ACM technical presentation series. NMT ACM is a great way to get
 +involved with your fellow CS/IT students and further develop your professional
 +network and skills.
 +
 +\textbf{Inventory}
 +
 +The NMT ACM is not in possession of any SGA property.
 +
 +\textbf{Budget}
 +
 +To support our programming,​ we are requesting a total of \$300.00.
 +
 +First, we are requesting \$240 to cover the purchase of food for some of our
 +events. We host presentations weekly by students, alumni, and industry
 +professionals,​ usually in the evenings during dinner hours. At 16 meetings per
 +semester this is a cost of only \$15 a meeting. We receive some support from the
 +CSE department for larger events, and approach the SGA for support with covering
 +the remainder of this expense.
 +
 +Second, we are requesting \$50 to cover miscellaneous expenses involved in
 +presentations and competitions. We often need to purchase supplies and small
 +prizes for our programs, and from time to time our programs require technical
 +services from other university departments and third parties. These
 +presentations and competitions help CS and IT students to develop their
 +technical and soft skills.
 +
 +Third, we are requesting \$10.00 in operating costs to cover expenses
 +associated with our TCC and CSE department accounts and our virtual machine
 +hosted by the CSE department.
 +
 +\textbf{Volunteer Hours}
 +
 +To meet the SGA's requirements for volunteer hours this semester, the NMT ACM is
 +planning on hosting a Game Jam open to the whole student body. The Game Jam is a
 +48 hour competition to create a functioning video game that demonstrates the
 +creative and technical skills of its participants. In semesters past this event
 +has attracted a large number of students from across campus, and we have
 +ambitious plans to further grow the event.
 +
 +\closing{Yours in computing,}
 +
 +\end{letter}
 +</​code>​