Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hi everyone,

Hopefully you guys are doing well! Everybody that is reading this has most likely put in their deposit of 250 dollars, congratulations! From here on out is where we need the undivided attention of every single one of you. Reason being is that there are numerous pieces of information and requirements that will be need to be read or confirmed before the trip. All the emails we send from now should be regarded with the utmost priority! Getting that out of the way, because of all the activity, we need your guy's help. Participation in future events will be crucial to the success of the brigade and it will be a great way to meet everyone! Even though Wednesday meetings are not mandatory, try your best to attend them. It gives everyone an outlook on what the brigade is looking like, and notifies people of any upcoming ideas/events. If any of you have questions, don't hesitate to email any of the club officers or Karen. If you want to get these blog post's as an email, there is a widget at the top right of this blog. Just enter your email and you can receive notifications every time we post. Have a great day, keep up the great work!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hello brigaders,

Some important information ~ please read!
1) Please help out at the flea market this Saturday! We are still short about $1000 and running out of time to raise funds.
2) We have lost our OBD rep replacement, unfortunately. We desperately need someone to come forward to take on this responsibility ~ we have a $12,000 grant from ASFC that we will not be able to access without official club status. We need an OBD rep to maintain our club status. We need the $12,000 to pay for medications ~ without it, there will be no brigade (unless one of you wants to donate $12K?). PLEASE ~ if you can attend weekly OBD meetings on Tuesdays, 1-2 pm, contact Swaran to get started!
3) Deadline to make your $250 deposit to your empowered account is two weeks away (May 13) ~ please do not wait until the last moment to set up your empowered account. You must be accepted into our initiative by one of us (co-advisor or co-president) before your account will be activated. No account ~ no brigade (this is a rule established by the Global Brigades). Your $250 deposit is nonrefundable, so once you have made the deposit, consider yourself committed to a trip to Honduras this summer.
4) Let me know if you are a minor (under 18) or a traveler under 21. Both of these require special permission forms from Global Brigades.

Thank you for your attention to this information,
Karen Erickson

Monday, April 27, 2015

Help Needed at DeAnza Flea Market!

Hello everyone,

Our next fundraiser is upon us. I hope you received the email from Swaran with details. We are selling goods at the DeAnza Flea Market THIS SATURDAY, May 2! We need as many hands helping as we can get: at least 8 folks just to help set things up (starting at 6:15am). We also need people to sell throughout the day and help us clean up/pack up/return unsold items to Foothill afterwards.

To sign up:

If you have any questions, contact us at

We really hope we can count on you helping out this Saturday ~ remember, we need to raise funds for medicines and medical personnel in order to go on a brigade. The more funds we raise, the more community members we can serve in Honduras!

And, please, if you sign up, show up! We'll be counting on you.

Karen Erickson

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello brigaders!

     I hope everyone is having a good start to the Spring quarter! Just a little over 4 months to go before we go down to Honduras!! With that said, we do have a couple of things we have to accomplish this quarter with the Walkathon being the first. It's going to be held this Saturday ( 4/11/15) from 9am to 12pm at the Foothill College track. We could use some help setting up so if anyone is available, kindly email me here. There will be fun games and activities such as the water balloon toss, tug of war, massage, nail painting, henna, zumba and a DJ.
      Also, on the 17th, which is a Friday, we will be having a flea market sorting activity from 10:30am onwards. This is in preparation for the upcoming flea market. If anyone is available, please email me here. As usual, please don't hesitate to contact me or anyone else in the board with questions and we hope to see all of you at the upcoming events! Have a great Spring quarter!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder: We will be having a baked goods and henna fundraiser later today in front of the cafeteria area from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Do come and support!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please click here to check out our minutes from meetings between Feb 17 and Feb 25!
Hello Brigaders!
I hope everyone is doing well. As you know, we are over half-way done with winter quarter. Which means...
Our trip to Honduras is 5 months away!
It is time to start working on the most entertaining part of the brigade (at least in my opinion), Charla! This is a time where volunteers teach children about brushing their teeth and eating a healthy diet in a kid-friendly way. Hand puppets and dancing are a must.
However, fluency in Spanish is not mandatory. During a Charla, we mostly communicate with pictures and movements (someone even played Spanish music on his phone while dancing for the kids as they brushed their teeth). So no worries if you studied another language (say....French...) for five years and have never taken Spanish (like moi).
If you are interested in participating in Charla this year, please let me know at, including your name and availability. We will form a mini-group within the brigade and bring the rest of the group up to speed right before we leave for Honduras. 

See ya around!