Sunday, October 28, 2012

Friday, November 2, YAC Meeting

Agenda and Minutes:  Mrs. Clay will be away with Chemistry Field Trip

1. NY/NJ  Drive?  What can we do to help? We are waiting to see what is needed.  We contacted the Red Cross.  Red Cross suggested to contact the Salvation Army for any drives.  Red Cross is accepting only monetary donations.  YAC does not have permission to do monetary drives at this time.  This could change as the needs are assessed.

2. Fall Fest Report:  $55 for Food Bank. $500 Donation from Multicultural Club.  Caden H. and Mrs. Clay will take check to Food Bank on Saturday.  Multicultural Club will make presentation of Big Check to YAC Tuesday.  We surpassed our goal on cans and money!!!  Great job, Cyclones and YAC/

3. Warm-4-PT Project: Anne - Holiday Party? We will follow-up on this after finals.  Anne will contact Positive Tomorrows to see what is possible and then contact pertinent administrators for appropiate permissions.

4. Casady Cans Do Project: Thank you cards, reflective essay for blog, delivery of check to Boys and Girls Club Saturday. YAC Senior Chairs  Tabled for next meeting.  Only 4 members were at the meeting because of sports and field trips.

5. Make a Difference Day Report

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Statistics
This year Casady Service-Learning and YAC connected to the Make a Difference National Initiative with YAC's big project the Casady Cans Do-Students Against Hunger Food Drive (October 22-26).  The YAC senior chairs took the leadership of the project.  They created teams of YAC members who motivated Cyclones from all divisions dressed in can costumes with posters advocating donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to take a bit of Oklahoma Hunger. Only UD and MD requested monetary donations.  The other divisions concentrated in bringing cans.  The Middle Division brought the most cans and a new event, a canstruction competition, revived an old Casady tradition. The final donation from all divisions was 5,779 cans and $1,016.87 with a generous contribution of $500 from the Multicultural Club after Fall Fest. 

A Story of Hope

Casady Service-Learning, thanks to the Tompkins family, also had the opportunity to join the volunteers from Buy for Less, OSU nursing school, Westminster Church, and Da Vita Dialysis Centers the morning of October, 27, official National Day of Doing Good.   Volunteers framed a home and did exterior painting of two adjacent homes.  Habitat has volunteer opportunities for students 16 years old or older at these homes.  All houses are located at Habitat's Hope Crossing Addition. Drive on I-235 and exit on Wilshire heading east to Kelley. Turn North on Kelley Ave. then turn west on N.E. 83rd. Make a right N.E. 84th and drive to Lindsay turn back north until house number 8512. The address is 8512 N.E. Lindsay.  Contact, 405-520-1325 to arrange volunteering as a group or visit and contact the volunteer coordinator for personal opportunities to serve. Wear appropiate clothing and closed-toe shoes.  Bring working gloves and refillable water bottle.  Training on site starts at 8:00 a.m. and the work day goes on until the job assignment for the day is completed or 4:00 p.m. 

On Sunday, afternoon, from 3-5 PM, sophomore Chance B. introduced S.A.D.D. Students Against Destructive Decisions to Casady Cyclones.  Students played some basketball at the old Thunder Training Facility in Edmond before Chance introduced the purpose of the club and call for ideas for next meetings.  Chance's presentation was followed by a pumpkin carving contest: "Carving out destructive decisions."

The Casady S.A.D.D. club was registered at the Make a Difference website as the Casady project for Make a Difference Day.  Chance stated, "I felt there was a need in my community for the SADD chapter, we are all facing tough decisions, that are not always the popular decisions. Although it is not my comfort zone to step out in front, I felt that if I did that my peers may take notice and really listen."

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