Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello Brigaders!

Here are the confirmed dates and location for the upcoming MANDATORY meetings.

Remember, you only need to attend ONE of the meetings (unless you are a co-president, feel free to attend as many as you can to help with the orientation).

Tuesday, February 17, 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Toyon Room, 2020, near the cafeteria area)
Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm (Toyon Room, 2020, near the cafeteria area)
Saturday, February 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Panera Mountain View: 1035 El Monte Road, 94040) 

Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

MINUTES Meeting January 28 2015
Prepared by Swaran
ATTENDEES: Swaran, Karen Erickson, Meli, & New member (sorry forgot name) 

MEETING NOTES FROM January 14, 2015 was re- discussed and approved by attendees present after presentation by Professor Spragge

·       ALL Meeting notes need to be posted on the blog so that every member on same page (Ryan or Joel can you please post these Need to post January 14 & January 28, 2015
·       Sweet Tomatoes Fundraiser needs to be posted on blog
·       Mandatory Meeting Dates need to be posted

·       ASFC Grant was submitted and presentation was conducted by Joel, Summer, & Swaran
·       Special Shoutout to Summer and Joel for doing an awesome job with speaking in front of the ASFC board!! Really made an awesome impression on the board
·       Still waiting to hear back if we get the funds
·      Will submit Activity Petition Form next week and plan to put from February 1st to March 1st

·      Club has discussed for the approval of Sweet Tomatoes
·       Discussed potential for Walk A Thon using idea of oral cancer walk
Miscellaneous Things Discussed
Tuesday February 17th = 5:30-7:00 (Room to be announced)
Wednesday February 18th = 12:00-1:30 (Room to be announced)
Thursday February 19th = Sweet tomatoes fundraiser (5-8)  (Room to be announced)
Saturday February 21 = TBA (Place & Room to be announced)

Hello Brigaders!

About 6 more months to go before we go down to Honduras! Hence, there are a few mandatory meetings coming up. We need to start preparing for this event as per the Global Brigades (parent organization) guidelines. We have scheduled three meetings to orient you to some of the important steps that you will need to take to make this brigade a success. The information presented during these meetings is mandatory information, so please make every effort to attend one of the following (the meetings will all cover the same information, so no need to attend more than one ~ although they will also be a good opportunity to meet other brigaders!).

Tuesday, February 17, 5:30 - 7:00 pm (on campus ~ room TBD)
Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm (on campus ~ room TBD)
Saturday, February 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (off campus ~ place TBD)

Thank you and we hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Greetings, Brigaders! 

I hope you will have the time to attend tomorrow's meeting ~ we need to start planning our next fundraisers and everyone's input is needed!

Also, I have about a dozen boxes, so we can start sorting out the books for the next flea market ~ it will go much faster with more hands helping out! Next up we'll tackle the clothing!

Lastly, we hope to schedule some "mandatory" club meetings throughout the quarter so that everyone can start to know each other and get involved in the club activities.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello all,
 Wish you all and your families a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you all had a relaxing and joyful break.  For this quarter meetings will be Wednesdays, 2-3pm, room 8707 (same lab room as last quarter).  We will star this week with a discussion about the ASFC proposal. Our focus this quarter will be on fundraising. Please try to make it to the meetings even if it is only for a while. Thanks and look forward to seeing you all. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Congratulations on the first successful fundraiser for the 2015 brigade - you made $412.25 at this weekend's DeAnza flea market! Thanks to all who helped, and a special shout-out to Swaran, who did so much to organize this and worked very hard meeting folks to collect their donations.

As we were packing up the unsold items yesterday, we discussed a few plans for preparing for the next flea market to make it run even more smoothly - and perhaps to increase the sales. Primarily this involves pre-sorting clothing and books - something we can do during a few club meetings in winter quarter. Even though we don't have our next flea market scheduled, there WILL be another one, so keep your eye out for donations and let your friends and family know we are always collecting things.

There will be no meeting on Monday (tomorrow). We will schedule them again as soon as winter quarter starts. Our first priority for winter quarter will be the ASFC grant - deadline is in January, and we don't want to miss that.

Good luck with your finals and have a joyous holiday season with your families and friends.

This flea market wouldn't have been a success without all of the people that helped. Thanks to professor Edwards for letting us borrow her van, and help with the initial setup. Shout out to Daniel and Joel for help with initial sales, initial set up, and help with cleaning up and taking stuff back to foothill. Shout out to Ryan who also helped in the initial sales. Shout out to summer for giving us an idea of how much some of the clothes were worth and for helping with initial clothes sorting. Another shoutout to Meli, and Shahil who as new members really helped a lot. Meli was great at sorting clothes and selling during the middle hours. Shahil thanks so much for tent, tables, and help with selling. Also thanks for both of your help in the cleaning process. A special thanks to Meli's boyfriend, Sam, who even though not part of club still helped with the cleaning process and hauling stuff into cars. Last but not least shout out to Avinika and professor Erickson for their help in packing stuff back up and hauling stuff back to foothill. Without all the people that came to help this fundraiser wouldn't have been that successful.

Go medical brigades 2015!!