Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1/31 Meeting Minutes

Hello APOers!

I hope that everyone is having a great week & getting ready for this supposed massive storm that we're about to get. Stay warm & toasty tomorrow! P.S. Try to make it to the end of this long email because there's lots of important stuff.

*MEETING AT 1:00pm NEXT SUNDAY* In Livak Ballroom because of the super bowl.

Sarah- MVP
  • Brother of the Week: Alyssa C.S. for working really hard on our APO after school program service
  • Associate membership- if you miss three meetings per semester, you become an associate member & are unable to vote. Please contact Sarah, if you believe that this will be your situation this semester
Julia- Pledgemaster
  • Tabling this week (except Thursday). PLEASE SIGN UP TO TABLE! Tabling=Service Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday- 2:00-5:00, Table 1
    • Wednesday- 2-5, Table 4
    • Friday- 9:00-4:00, Table 2
  • Need help hanging up flyers for pledge week activities. Contact Julia!
  • Rush events next week
  • Challenges! We would like to get 1000 hours of service this semester. There will be a prize for the brother with the most hours at the end of the semester
  • Alyssa C.S.- We are applying for a youth grant for our APO service. For the month of April we will go 1 day a week to King Street Youth Center from 4:00-5:00pm. Team building, Crafts, Sports, Games, etc. Day of the week TBA. If you would like to be involved, please contact Alyssa C.S., Claire, or Amira.
  • Guests: Alex, president and co-founder, & Isabel, VP and co-founder, from "People Helping People Global". Microlending & fair-trade in Nicaragua.
    Contact Claire if you'd like to sign up for the "People Helping People Global" committee
Services this Week
  • Saturday, February 5th 11:00am-3:00pm @ Champlain Valley Expo. OMK Homecoming Party, Need 3-4 people
  • Sunday, February 6th 8:00am-1:00pm@ Hampton Inn, Colchester. OMK Yellow Ribbon Event
  • ALL WEEK: 2/1- 2/7- Passing out flyers door-to-door for Burlington Partnership Healthy Community. Anytime; two teams of two people. Contact Claire for details!
  • Ongoing: Snow shoveling for elderly neighbors after snow storms. Contact Claire for details!
  • Ongoing: Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm Mcauley Square- Games with seniors.
  • Ongoing: Thursdays or Wednesdays 12:00-1:00- Men's Group in Shelburne (The Arbors, 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne). Needs male volunteers to hang out with seniors. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you are interested in participating.
Amira- FVP
  • Fellowship- Sunday, Wear Green & Gold or Purple & Gold in honor of the super bowl!
  • Fellowship- Hockey Game @ 7:00 on Saturday
  • Fellowship- Lake Champlain Chocolates Tour on Thursday or Friday next week in the afternoon for an hour. Date TBA. Sheet will be left in the club space until Friday so please sign up.
Sydney- Fundraising
  • 1/31-2/14: Bottle/Can Drive- Sydney can pick up your bag of cans, if you live off campus & need her to!
Annice- Conclave
  • We will need people to sign up for different tasks during the weekend of conclave. More info to come.
  • Conclave Cost- $40, but if people want to, they can pay $7 if they do not want to attend banquet. There is no way to attend banquet and not eat. We will fundraise to lessen the costs. More details TBD.
  • Conclave Dates- Friday, March 25th 6:30-11:00 & Saturday, March 26th- all day
Note From Banquet Committee: *If everyone could please send Rebecca a list of 5-10 songs each that they would like to hear at the banquet!*


Friday, January 28, 2011

January 23, 2011 Meeting

Hello All!

Welcome back. Hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Sarah- MVP
  • Brother Day of games & fun- February 12th around noon. Location TBA. Ashley, section 94 vice-chair will be there.
Amira- FVP

  • Pub Quiz- Wednesday @ 9:00
  • DC Delirium- Friday @ 10:00
Megan- President
  • Vote on SGA budget request. Total $14933.75. Voted to accept.
Claire- SVP
  • Jordan working on Google calendar with services for our APO website.
  • Service hours on Google Docs again
  • Service captains again this semester. Sign up with Claire to act as a primary contact person for a service.
  • From Claire: "Next meeting, the president of People Helping People, Alex Tuck, will be coming and giving a short presentation. This is a group started just a few years ago by a few young people and they aspire to get more young adults involved by making connections through college campuses. They could use our help advocating for them, educating the community/UVM students (about microlending + poverty), and possibly fundraising. These things could be started with something as easy as tabling in the DC. This would be a really great opportunity to build a relationship with a larger service organization. People Helping People is a microlending organization, providing interest-free loans to people with small businesses to help them work their way out of poverty (mostly in Nicaragua at this point.) There are even possibilities to go volunteer in Nicaragua! Just wanted to give you all a heads up about this so you can start thinking about if this is something we might want to get involved with".
  • Thursdays Ongoing- Games with Seniors @ Mcauley. 2:00-4:00. Located off of Mansfield Ave. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you have questions.
  • Thursdays or Wednesdays Ongoing- Men's Group in Shelburne (The Arbors, 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne). 12:00-1:00. Needs male volunteers to hang out with seniors. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you are interested in participating.
  • January 31st- Invasive Species Clean Up 8:00-5:00 @ Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington.
  • February 5th- Special Olympics Penguin Plunge clean-up starts @ 11:00. Contact Claire by February 1st to sign up. MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME.
  • February 5th- MLK Homecoming Party. 11:00-3:00. Need 3-4 People. *Ask Claire the location
  • February 6th- 8:00-1:00 MLK Yellow Ribbon event. Need 1 or 2 people for child care *Ask Claire the location
  • Alyssa C.S., Claire, and Amira setting up a weekly, ongoing service set up by our chapter. Setting up a service with kids. Need people to commit to help make this a success.
Julia- Pledge Master
  • Tabling from 1/31-2/4
  • Rush week 2/6-2/11
    • Monday- Lunch 1:00-3:00 @ DC (specific location TBA)
    • Tuesday- Hot Chocolate 7:00-9:00 @ Fireplace Lounge L&L
    • Wednesday- Pub Quiz 9:00 @ Brennan's
    • Thursday- Service, Valentines Cards for the Elderly 10:00-12:00 (Location TBA)
    • Friday- Q&A 4:00-5:00
  • Pledge meetings on Sunday before meetings