Sunday, March 9, 2008

Agenda from March 9 General Meeting

Meet and Greet/Sign In

About Amnesty International
A little bit about the organization – National Week of Student Action (March 31- April 4, 2008)

Short Presentation
David Slemmons talks about the history of Amnesty International at OU and Groovefest

Old Business

Walk for Women

Letter Writing and Groovefest Planning Meeting March 2nd
· sign and turn in letters
· Groovefest – purpose and theme, tabling (education, membership, and action)

New Business

· Overview – what’s in it, what’s different, and why
· Interview
· Emergency funding and fundraising for next year

Committees – Tasks and Updates
· Urgent Action
· Short Presentations
· Groovefest
· Membership
· Tshirt
· Volunteer Coordinating

Working in the OU, Norman, and Oklahoma communities

· One Campaign – petition to get 100% Fair trade coffee on campus

· 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.

· UOSA presidential candidates Matt Brown and Carol Bodine

Urgent Action Network

Presentation of latest UA
Letter writing (and Easter Egg hunt?) Sunday, March 23rd

Added Items

Fundraiser for Groovefest - March 15th 10pm at Bison Witches on Main Street (must be 21 to enter!)

OKC Peacehouse events for the 5 year Mark of the US war in Iraq -

  • March 15th 11am to 1pm - Rally to end the war and bring the troops home - NW highway and Meridian
  • March 16th 3pm - Spiritual Walk for Peace from Civic Center park across from OKC City Hall
  • March 19th 7pm -Flashlight Vigil for "Remembering the Human Cost of War" on the State Capitol South Steps

Close Meeting

Next general meeting March 30th – time and place TBA

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