11/14/13 Meeting Minutes
Melanie handed out a Women's Center assessment for everyone to complete. If you did not complete one and would like to, please contact her in the Center during her hours.
TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION
Kudos to all those who participated in this year's Tunnel. It was great!
This year's event raised $400 of the $600 needed for the annual scholarship. People liked this year's setup and entertainment line up, but we need to work on the flow of the program. If you have any creative ideas on how to improve next year's event, talk to Melanie or Suzette.
For ABAN, a representative from the company comes up and does a presentation about ABAN and their work in Ghana. It's similar to a Mary Kay Party. There were votes in support of holding this event next semester.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
A pride and remembrance event dedicated to all trans* idividuals lost to violence or bullying will be held Wednesday November 20th on Sanford Mall. If weather is bad, the event will be moved to Whitewater Cafe.
ALTERNATIVE SPRING EXPERIENCE
The ACT Office is now offering sign ups for its spring semester, spring break, and summer semester experiences. Prices range anywhere from $800-$5000 depending on where you go and for how long. You can get scholarships through the ACT Office, OEID, and Financial Aid. A $500 deposit is required before the end of the semester.
Maddie presented on NARAL, a pro-choice organization. She is an ambassador for Appalachian State and her job is to educate people about recent legislation regarding pro-choice and women's rights. If you would like to become an ambassador, or if you want free merchandise related to NARAL, contact Maddie Majerus.
The holiday gift exchange, Secret Snowflake, is coming up soon. Contact social chairs Ryan Horne or Natalie Pierzga to sign up. Details of the gift giving are still being discussed.
Lips requested a $50 donation from the Center to help print their bi-annual zine. Budget is still being discussed.
We need donations! If you have clever or creative fundraising ideas or are good at appealing to family members or business owners, contact Katie Latino. Auditions are Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00pm in Beacon Heights. For more information about the show or behind the scenes, contact Tami Gorodetzer or Shelby Forsyth.
EATING DISORDERS COMMITTEE
Nina has a lot of great ideas for next semester about eating disorders awareness on campus. If you're interested in getting involved , talk to her!
DANCE YOUR CANS OFF
Several of our health and wellness chairs have teamed up with UREC to put on a canned food drive dance-off to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition of Boone. Get there early to take a 5:30 Cardio Dance class with Kelsi! The event is in the SRC on Wednesday November 20th, and lasts until 8:30pm.
If you are interested in getting more involved with freshmen and sophomores on campus and can handle a weekly commitment, consdier becoming an Emerging Leader at ASU! Contact Tami Gorodetzer for more information.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK
In mid-March, several on-campus organizations are teaming up to put on Social Justice Week which explores oppression of different social groups around the world. The Women's Center is brainstorming a way to be involved in one or more events. If you have any ideas, talk to Melanie or Suzette.