Transforming Waste into Empowerment (TWIE)
February 5th, 2011
From: Dian Du
To: TWIE volunteers
CC: Isabell Zhu
Present: Isabell Zhu
Absent: Tina Wan
Meeting was opened at 4:00pm in EMU Rogue Room.
1 Introduction + welcome
1.1 Everyone introduced themselves with names, majors, years in school, hometowns, and which group there are in.
1.2 Isabell introduced TWIE in short for new volunteers.
2 Group re-assignment
2.1 Isabell introduced group leaders.
2.2 Fei, Xinwei, Sissi and Mona are in communication team for now.
2.3 Dian gave a quick introduction of each groups
2.3.1 PR group will be working on designing logo, poster and video, and creating facebook and xiaonei groups. PR will also work on developing our blog in both English and Chinese.
2.3.2 Fundraising group will focus on planning events, fundraising, contacting US foundations and organizations, and book donation in the US.
2.3.3 Communication group will research on schools in Hunan, contacting foundations and organizations in China, and fundraising in China.
2.4 Dian readdressed the format and importance of group meeting minutes.
3 Readdress the importance as a TWIE volunteer
3.1 Dian talked about the rules for volunteers. If a volunteer did not come to a meeting for 2-3 times (depend on the performance of the volunteers), will be considered peer-evaluation.
3.2 Isabell highlighted the importance of commitment, working as team, and benefits of being in TWIE.
3.3 Dian talked about CGI U individual application.
4 Updates after meeting with the Chief Education Consul from the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco
4.1 Isabell talked about the ideas that Education Consul gave to us, such as contacting the urban schools who already have relationship with a rural school, fundraising in China, contacting media in China, and collecting children’s books here and donating to city schools in China.
5 Group time
5.1 Each group met for 20 minutes. (Please ask your group leader for group meeting minutes)
6 Brainstorming ideas
6.1 Co-hosting events with other student clubs (holding)
6.2 Tabling—sell stuff and cookies (Pass–Fundraising group in charge)
6.3 Take photos of the kids in the country schools and use the photos to make thanks card for the donors (holding)
6.4 Sell bottle water at Chinese students basketball game (holding—contact CSSA first)
6.5 Create facebook and xiaonei group pages (Pass—PR group in charge)
6.6 Contact Chinese foundations (Pass—Communication group in charge)
6.7 Design logo for TWIE (Pass—PR group in charge)
6.8 Fundraising at churches (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.9 Contact education related organizations (Pass—Fundraising and communication group in charge)
6.10 Advertise TWIE in magazines (Holding—contact Hua Feng)
6.11 Host Info Sessions at Chinese colleges (Pass—Communication group in charge)
6.12 Ask other group for money, such as Holden, LLC (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.13 Sell Valentine’s day stickers (Holding—ask if there is enough time to make the stickers)
6.14 Talent show in front of campus/EMU (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.15 Chinese show—co-host with other universities in Oregon (Holding—contact CSSA in other universities first)
6.16 Game Night (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.17 Contact LCC (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.18 Sell basketball/football with athletes signatures on it (Holding—contact first)
6.19 Yard sales (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
6.20 Contact Chinese restaurants (Pass—Fundraising group in charge)
Meeting was closed at 6pm.
Next volunteer meeting is on Feb. 12th, 2011. Location TBA.