Updates and Minutes
Meeting cancelled. Mrs. Shepherd was absent from school.
Debriefed on Wreaths Across America service project and the December 16th Blood Drive. No staff members donated blood that day, but we only missed our collection goals by 6 units! Start brainstorming ways to increase donations for the drive at the end of February.
Mrs. Shepherd reminded us about RYLA and the Speech contest and told us that nobody had applied to participate in either program. She passed out RYLA applications, and most of the Juniors at the meeting filled out the applications while at the meeting. Liliya signed up for the speech contest, and Mrs. Shepherd said she will go ahead and reach out again to the English teachers to find other participants.
Visit from Anna Bankert from Volunteers Across America. She came to collect the 211 pairs of socks we collected during Sock-Tober. She also brought brochures and information about other service opportunities in our community through her organization. We hope to continue our relationship with her and support their shelters and programs in our neighborhood.
Updates on upcoming service projects:
* Blood Drive 12/16 -- still need volunteers for a few periods. Mrs. Shepherd will reach out to seniors who need hours for Government and CJ for help.
* Wreaths Across America 12/17 -- Meet at the cemetery at 11:45 AM for the noon ceremony and clean up. Mrs. Shepherd isn't taking sign-ups because people flaked on the Interact Conference. People signed up and were registered and they didn't show up.
Liliya Nikoleyeva came to talk about the opportunities of RYLA. She shared the benefits of her experiences and encouraged members of Interact who are juniors to apply. We also got information about the upcoming Rotary Speech Contest.
We began signing up for volunteer slots for the December 16th Blood Drive.
We assembled the door decorations for Red Ribbon Week! It looks great!
Decided upon a design for the door contest and printed materials for us to use. Members took parts of the design home with them to work on so that everything will be ready to assemble at the next meeting.
Discussion of making our meetings bi-weekly. We will revisit this after we deal with the door contest.
Liliya came to talk about her RYLA experiences and encouraged all juniors to apply.
Alondra proposed we support the Red Ribbon Week efforts and design a door for the door contest. We will make decisions about that at our next meeting and create the door just before judging on November 4th.
Updates on Sock-Tober. Our hallway thank you display continues to suffer at the hands of vandals. We need to create something a little more vandal proof. Mrs. Shepherd will put something simple together.
We have a secure date (Dec 15) for Ana from a local homeless shelter to come and collect the socks and talk to us about the services her shelter provides.
Discussed RYLA and the upcoming Interact Conference at Sac State. 6 students are interested in RYLA and there are 15 want to attend the conference. Mrs. Shepherd will register members for the conference.
Hallway display for celebrating the participants in Sock-Tober was designed and put up. Fliers were posted around school, in spite of the coming rain.
We met and wrote letters to the troops through Operation Gratitude. You can still write letters! See Mrs. Shepherd for details before Wednesday, October 5.
Alondra and Sandra agreed to chair the Sock-Tober project. Carolina agreed to contact Mr. Akbar and post an announcement. Nancy is designing fliers.
We will start Sock-tober work at our October 6th meeting! We will select a project chair and create posters and announcements.
Officer Elections were held, and new officers have been posted. Voted on all monthly projects and approved the projects for the entire year. They will be placed on the School Loop page and on FB on a month by month basis.
Locations determined for the Sock-Tober collection boxes.
Purple Pinky Project October 2014
Rotarians at Work Day!