Sunday, November 4, 2012

After Thanksgiving Friday meeting Agenda


1. Huricane Sandy Relief:  Bring donations to Service-Learning Office.  Check Details at


3. Fridays at Boys and Girls Club Report: 
In August, a few club members learned about the Oklahoma Green Team Program from Casady Cyclones.
In September, Cyclones shared the International Day of Peace-Peace One day initiative and made Pinwheels for Peace in collaboration with the art club teacher. Cyclones took 100 club pinwheels to the OCU IDP Festival. Thank you Martin, Sophia, Molly, Elizabeth, Conner, and Anne H. for your presence at the Club this month and to Martin and Anne for your facilitation of the Pinwheels for Peace Project.
In October, Cyclones tried to start a Green Team, but difficulties with club flooding and lack of wireless internet connection gave Cyclones the opportunity to learn about African dances from club members instead of beginning the Green Team.  Thank you Martin, Sophia, Molly, Elizabeth, and Conner for your presence at the club this month.
In November, Cyclones taught Spanish and creative movement to younger club members the first week. Thank you Tina and Sophia for your facilitation of the first day of YAC presence at the Club in November. Cyclones will start the Club Green Team exploration in 2013.

4. Proposal to make a t-shirt quilt to be donated to the CPO Auction in March: Mrs. Clay, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Small will facilitate the quilt making.  Mrs. Clay has t-shirts from 2011, 2012 and will have 2013 t-shirts.

Agenda and Minutes from November 1 Meeting:
Nina, Judy, Nadia, and Anne attended the meeting. Mrs. Clay was away with Chemistry Field Trip on 11/1/2012. 

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. Mr. Philipson contacted a school in NY and will advise how to proceed after they have a chance to do a needs assessment. Update:  We will be helping second graders with Robert L Craig School in New Jersey needs:

2. Fall Fest Report:  $55 for Food Bank. Thank you Anne and Martin for manpowering the booth.  We received a $500 Donation from Multicultural Club.  Caden H. and Mrs. Clay delivered check to Food Bank on Saturday.  Multicultural Club might make presentation of Big Check to YAC Tuesday.  We surpassed our goal on cans and money!!!  Great job, Cyclones, YAC and thank you MCC. 5,779 cans and $1,016.87 We took a bite out of Oklahoma Hunger!

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.  At Fall Fest, we received our first order for blankets.  Anne will also follow-up with PD and LD directors for family volunteer night at LD first week of December benefiting Positive Tomorrows.

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. Kids Care Week and Make a Difference Day-October Volunteering

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YAC connected to Kids Who Care national initiative with YAC's big project, 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 and friends who motivated Cyclones from all divisions through can costumes, stickers, competitions, and posters advocating helping our Regional Food Bank to take a bite out of Oklahoma Hunger. Casady Can Can Hunger was the inspiring slogan that call the UD students to donate cans and money. UD and LD requested monetary donations.  The other divisions concentrated in bringing cans. The Middle Division house competition brought the most cans and the canstruction competition, revived an old Casady tradition at the Upper Division. 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. 

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A Story of Hope

Make a Difference Day: A national day to help others!  Purpose: To inspire and reward volunteers. Everyone who helps others on this day and submits an entry form is eligible for a national or local award and for a cash donation to a charitable cause. Every award recipient will appear in USA WEEKEND Magazine and on Website:

Casady Service-Learning, thanks to the Tompkins family, connected to Make a Difference Day joining the volunteers from Buy for Less, OSU nursing school, Westminster Church, and Da Vita Dialysis Centers the morning of October, 27, official National Make a Difference Day.   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 of the house that was framed on Make a Difference Day is 8512 N.E. Lindsay.  Contact, 405-520-1325 to arrange volunteering as a group or visit to 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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