Monday, February 25, 2008

Agenda from Feb. 24th General Meeting

Meet and Greet/Sign In

About Amnesty International
A little bit about the organization - successes

Short Presentation
Ideas/requests for short presentations/guest speakers

Old Business

Statewide Conference
Letter writing meeting Feb 17th – sign and turn in letters

New Business

Budget turned in February 21st

Get Into Committees
· Urgent Action
· Short Presentations
· Groovefest
· Membership
· Tshirt
· Volunteer Coordinating

Working in the OU, Norman, and Oklahoma communities

· Conflict in Kenya – Oklahoma Wow! (Work of Women) Network Program on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 pm. Peter Gubbels, World Neighbors vice president of the international program, will discuss the current conflict in Kenya, its roots and how it is impacting Kenyan women and World Neighbors programs in East Africa. (presentation begins at 7pm, Village Tours begin at 6)

· Walk for Women: March 8. The purpose of the Walk for Women is to unite several Oklahoma City metro area community members in an effort to advocate against global issues such as hunger, poverty, disease, access to safe water, environmental degradation, illiteracy, gender inequalities, etc. This event will be held on March 8, 2008 from 9 am to 12 pm at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond (around Broncho Lake) in honor of International Women’s Day

· Don’t forget to register for the Oklahoma Sustainability Conference: March 28-29 . This year’s theme is “Red Dirt, Green Culture — Growing Healthy Communities.” The 7th Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network is a continuation of excellence in education and networking, bringing together over 500 individuals from non-profit organizations, business, and family farms to learn and grow sustainably together.

· National Week of Student Action 2008 – Shut Down Guantánamo - registering to participate in this year's NWSA (March 31- April 4, 2008)

Urgent Action Network

Presentation of latest UA
Letter writing Sunday, March 2nd

Added Items

Big Event registration deadline is this Friday, February 29th - register under Amnesty International/Our Earth

Katy talked to Student Affairs about barefoot for children project

Close Meeting

Next general meeting – March 9th time and place TBA

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