Friday, February 23, 2018

2/27/2018 Meeting


Suggested Agenda

New Business
1. Perfect Pair Drive: Ellie Update
2. Peace House and Tulsa and OKC teens March for our Lives OKC
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/oklahoma-students-to-join-national-march-for-our-lives-on/article_600fbfd8-857b-58fa-8b10-7566eb844624.html
3. Reflection on Reverend Mother Tutu's visit


Old Business
1. Project Warm: Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows 
-Sharun P. will bring the supplies.  
-Positive Tomorrows needs to be contacted.  
contact Saundra Ogden at 405-556-5082.
2. YAC in social media update by Hannah
Please send link to Mrs. Clay  clayc@casady.org
3. YAC connection to Walkathon
a. Date of Walk-A-Thon
b. Sharun is working on bringing back HALO Dogs

4. YAC officers school year 2018-2019
Interest so far
Co-Presidents: Katherine, Sahanya, Ellie?
Co-Vice-Presidents: Hannah H.

5. PSA
-Did Father Blizzard provide a date at chapel?  National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw. The optimal deadline to order awards is at the end of February.

Presidential Service Awards will be ordered at the end of this month.  
Ready to order: Seniors: Quinn Bunnag, Hannah Jordan  
Juniors: Caroline Hawley, Brandon Trachtenberg 
Sophomores: Doran Waters, Saadia Nazir
Freshmen: Gabriella Karam, Grace Utz, Sophia Dystra
Possible PSA:   See Miss Smith at Harper for help creating a PSA file 
Seniors: Adam Hughes, Alexander Karam, Caleb Richards, Michael Ting, Melissa Vansant
Juniors: Courtney Melton, Katherine Schoeffler, Mason Thomas
Sophomores: Lucas Barrett, Ahmeed Hussan, Cooper Lindstrom, Nicolas Moore, Malavika Rajaram, Ellie Taylor, Caroline Terrell,, Olivia Uhland, Celine Voung, Noah Youmans
Freshmen: Neeley Patel, Ava Rangel

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/20/2018 meeting

Minutes by Miss Smith
Attendees:
Seniors
Sharun Philip
Juniors
Sahanya 
Ellison G
Katherine S
Hannah H

Minutes:
-Sharun will get blanket supplies for Project Warm and turn in receipt to office
-Ellison is setting up volunteers to collect goods fro Perfect Pair Drive
-Hannah is making social media post about the drive to share on Casady social media
-Ellison is sending us flyer to promote and announce at chapel
-Ms. Smith will contact Primary School about being involved


-Sharun is contacting therapy dogs folks for Walk-a-thon

Suggested Agenda 

1. Items form the floor- 
What is in the mind of YAC members that need to be addressed?

2.  YAC connections to Reverend Mother Tutu Visit
-Miss Smith moderator of questions
- I know Reverend Mother Tutu has been working with her dad on Forgiveness.  I am going to be learning about her work from your feedback and her visit.
-Her Father's work is the inspiration of Peace Week at Casady School.  He is one of the founders of We, The World, 11 Days of Global Unity (9/11-9/21 International Day of Peace).  
-Love Katherine's idea to call this neek, Peace Day Week next year.  This new name was provided by the Shinnoyen Foundation on an article they wrote about Casady's Peace Day Week 2017.  Check this out http://www.tutufoundationusa.org/peace3-2/




3. Perfect Pair Drive update

4. Project Warm: Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows update

5. YAC in social media update by Hannah

6. YAC connection to Walkathon
a. Date
b. How can YAC help?

7. YAC officers school year 2018-2019
Interest so far
Co-Presidents: Katherine, Sahanya, Ellie?
Co-Vice-Presidents: Hannah H.

7.. PSA
-Did Father Blizzard provide a date at chapel?  National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw. The optimal deadline to order awards is at the end of February.

Presidential Service Awards will be ordered at the end of this month.  
Ready to order: Seniors: Quinn Bunnag, Hannah Jordan  
Juniors: Caroline Hawley, Brandon Trachtenberg 
Sophomores: Doran Waters, Saadia Nazir
Freshmen: Gabriella Karam, Grace Utz
Possible PSA:   See Miss Smith at Harper for help creating a PSA file 
Seniors: Adam Hughes, Alexander Karam, Caleb Richards, Michael Ting, Melissa Vansant
Juniors: Courtney Melton, Katherine Schoeffler, Mason Thomas
Sophomores: Lucas Barrett, Ahmeed Hussan, Cooper Lindstrom, Nicolas Moore, Malavika Rajaram, Ellie Taylor, Caroline Terrell,, Olivia Uhland, Celine Voung, Noah Youmans
Freshmen: Sophia Dystra, Neeley Patel, Ava Rangel

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

YAC prepares to RAK the UD

Minutes by Miss Smith

Attendees:

Seniors:  Mariam, Safra, Sharun
Juniors:  Sahanya,  Ellie, Hannah H., Katherine S.
Freshmen :  Abbey K, Grace U

YAC worked on the Valentine's Day lolipop idea.  They put together baskets and note cards for folks to fill out and hand to their friends.  Ms. Smith will get dum dums at the store today.  The ladies decided who would be in charge of placing each basket where each class can access them tomorrow morning after chapel.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 13 Meeting

News


Special Civil Rights Speaker:  Reverend Mother  Naomi Tutu visits Casady, February 23, 2018.  Miss Smith will moderate questions.  YAC members met and volunteer with her father and Mother Tutu at a couple of National Service Learning Conference.  Her father is one of the founders of WE, THE WOLD, 11 Days of Global Unity which Casady calls Peace Week since 2012.  Next year the week will be called Peace Day Week as stated in the article written by the Shinnyo-en Foundation about Casady's Peace Day Week



Suggested Agenda





1. Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celebrate #RAKWeek2018 (February 11-17, 2018by telling about the one person who inspires you to be a better human being!
  • Was it a teacher who saw something in you when no one else did?
  • Is it a neighbor who mowed your lawn when you were sick?
  • What about a family member who always encouraged you to do your best?
  • Maybe it was your friend who comforted you during a difficult time in your life? 
TO CELEBRATE RAK WEEK, SNAP A PHOTO OF THAT PERSON AND SHARE THEIR STORY https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rak-week

2. Perfect Pair Drive update

3. Project Warm: Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows update

4. YAC in social media update by Hannah

5. YAC connection to Walkathon
a. Date
b. How can YAC help?

4. YAC officers school year 2018-2019
Interest so far
Co-Presidents: Katherine, Sahanya, Ellie?
Co-Vice-Presidents: Hannah H.

5. PSA
-Did Father Blizzard provide a date at chapel?  National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw. The optimal deadline to order awards is at the end of February.

Presidential Service Awards will be ordered at the end of this month.  
Ready to order: Seniors: Quinn Bunnag, Hannah Jordan  
Juniors: Caroline Hawley, Brandon Trachtenberg 
Sophomores: Doran Waters, Saadia Nazir
Freshmen: Gabriella Karam, Grace Utz
Possible PSA:   See Miss Smith at Harper for help creating a PSA file 
Seniors: Adam Hughes, Alexander Karam, Caleb Richards, Michael Ting, Melissa Vansant
Juniors: Courtney Melton, Katherine Schoeffler, Mason Thomas
Sophomores: Lucas Barrett, Ahmeed Hussan, Cooper Lindstrom, Nicolas Moore, Malavika Rajaram, Ellie Taylor, Caroline Terrell,, Olivia Uhland, Celine Voung, Noah Youmans
Freshmen: Sophia Dystra, Neeley Patel, Ava Rangel

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 6 meeting


Attendees:

·        Seniors:   Mariam, Safra Shakir
        Juniors: Sahanya bhaktaram,  Ellison Guzzy, Caroline Hawley, Claire Richardson, Katherine Schoeffler
·         Freshman:  Gabriella Karam, Grace Utz

-Ask Coach T when the walk-a-thon dates are
-Ellison Guzzy - OKC Homeless Drive Feb 26-Mar 2 (collect donations)
-Ellison will ask Coach T about incentives for class that donates the most
-Valentine's Day Lolly Pop Nicegrams are a go
-Blankets for positive tomorrows set for early March
-Prez Award Due soon - start thinking about planning the breakfast - order awards? - send emails to folks who need to enter them -  Ms. Smith will talk to Mrs. Clay about this more



Agenda

Black History Month
Random Acts of Kindness Week

March
Perfect Pair Homeless Alliance Drive.

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 30th meeting: Suggested Agenda


Attendees:
Juniors:  Hannah H.
Sophomores Saadia N.
Freshmen: Katherine H.
Gabriella K.
Abbey K.
Grace U.

-Black History Month speakers (Malavika, Sahanya, Mariam, Safra)
-speakers do not need to be prepared, i will have their write ups for them Monday morning (Feb 5th)
-YAC Social Media Connections:  Hannah H.  should sent the main social media coordinator of Casady (Brannan) a picture or graphic once a week to highlight what YAC is up to
-Reflections on MLK Day:  Saadia is working on a short reflection about MLK day
-no one brought up any new initiatives or ideas

-i told them the service learning office is sending out a list of community service events to the whole student body once a week







1. Reflection on MLK Day Speaker
MLK Day Service by YAC in 2018
-Boys and Girls Club
-Food Bank


-Personal YAC members initiatives
YAC Leaders please send me your thoughts (clayc@casady.org).  I will place them at http://casadymlkday.blogspot.com/


2. January Mentoring Month 
Sharun speaking at chapel:  
Date: 1/29/2017   Goal:  More Positive Directions Menots  
Goal:  Recruitment of new mentors for Stanley Hulfeld

YAC takes the Kindness Challenge this week
Family list





All school list (2017)  2018 HERE


3. February 

YAC Facilitator wanted!
The Gauntlet has been thrown down and the Compassion Games World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is set to begin on February 1st! 

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February is observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. There is a $50,000 prize awarded by World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The Compassion Games is looking to synergize with Players and Teams from all over the planet to create the Best Game on Earth. There are powerful teams offering inspiring ways to play.

Ben Bowler, Founder of Unity Earth, put the call out when he said: “Watch out world, UNITY EARTH is coming to play and playing to win!” Unity Earth offers ‘hope’ as the way to “inspire the emergence of a co-creative global civilization that connects and strengthen the “unity revolution”.  Unity Earth is organizing the U Day Festival in Ethiopia.

Brigitte van Baren, co-founder of the Peace Pledge Project has put forward the Peace Pledge to Live Loving-Kindness and Compassion to advance peace and harmony in our personal lives and the world.

David Gershon, Founder of the The Empowerment Institute has distilled Seven Actions to Create Peace on Earth inspired by the First Earth Run - a catalyst for hope - that united the world in 1986. We passed the Compassion Torch to David, see what he had to say https://youtu.be/1Xx14mhhBGs

And Leaders for Diversity recognize ‘diversity’ as a most critical issue that needs to be embraced to inspire the world. Leadership for Diversity is creating more diverse, creative, inclusive and equitable industries where people feel safe enough to truly collaborate.

We are synergizing to come together in “unprecedented unified action”. Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest invites everyone to join in to create “The Best Game on Earth”.  

These “Heavyweight Champions of Compassion”, and many others will be going at it for 7 days during World Interfaith Harmony Week starting February 1, 2018. 

Are you ready to put your idea for the Best Game on Earth into the ring? You can't lose the Compassion Games!

Here is where you sign up to play!
(Not ready to sign up? You can learn more here!)
Kickoff at
U-Day Festival Ethiopia
The Kickoff Event for the World Interfaith Harmony Week Compassion Games is the upcoming U Day Festival in Ethiopia that brings together global, spiritual and religious leaders with international changemakers and musical artists.

This year, President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshoe Wirtu, will commemorate the week.
(Read the Press Release here!)

Representatives are attending from Aboriginal Australia, Indigenous leaders from Asia, North and Central America, Buddhists Monks from Thailand, Sikhs, Bahai, Sufis, Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus from India, along with Jews, Christians, and Muslims. All are gathering in Ethiopia in a grand dance of music, spirituality and play to celebrate our colorful and diverse human family while advancing universal values of Peace, Compassion and Unity.

For those that cannot be present in Ethiopia there are two great ways to connect and to be involved:

1. Join in a Global Mediation on U DAY February 3rd at 10 AM PST, hosted by David Nicol of Gaiafield. Be there to help forge the fires of Peace, Compassion and Unity into a Global Fire of One Love. Register here  https://tinyurl.com/UDayConvergenceofFire

2. Join in the U-Nite Concert Livestream, Global Virtual Event straight from Addis Ababa with an incredible array of inspirational musicians from around the world including two Grammy nominated artists!  Simply sign up at this dedicated Facebook event to catch the live-stream on Feb
3rd from 8am PST, https://www.facebook.com/ events/159162154730540/

Unity Earth Convergence a radio broadcast on VoiceAmerica will focus on World Interfaith Harmony Week and is available on demand 24/7 from Jan. 26th https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2610/the-convergence

Here is where you sign up to play!
(Not ready to sign up? You can learn more here!)

February is Black History Month
https://casadycommunityservice-learning.blogspot.com/2018/01/february-is-black-history-month.html

Kindness Week (RAK WEEK)  Starts February 11,2018

What is Kindness

Mrs. Clay sent an email to Ali to see if she might be interested in doing "emotinal intelligence" building activities during YAC meetings and Project Warm:  Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows, and Kindgrams for UD.
Last year, the projects were sponsored by seniors who graduated.  


Cooper L. had Rachel's Challenge.  Will that project take place this year?  



World Interfaith Compassion Games February 1st-7th
 No YAC student facilitator.  Mrs. Clay will participate and reflect at Casady Compassion Games Blog

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 23 Meeting



Attendees:
Seniors:  Mariam Shakir, Safra Shakir
Sahanya Bhaktaram
Juniors: Claire Richardson, Mallary Spicer, Liz Wood, Evie Waters
Freshmen: Katherine Hawley, Gabriella Karam, Abbey Kays, Grace Utz

Minutes by Miss Smith:
-The Great Kindness Challenge (Casady is signed up to participate but we will do ours next week M-F)
- We will extend it to all grade levels and ask them to get involved

-Black History Month event?  Claire will ask Sharun if the diversity club is doing anything.  Ms. Smith will talk to Coach T about if we are having a speaker or anything special and look into local black speakers.

-Fleece Blanket project

-February - nice gram project - put lolipops with notes in people's lockers
-Mallory to speak in chapel on Monday about Kindness Challenge

-Figure out how to update video boards around campus each day next week with a new suggestion on how to do nice things

-Put Kindness Challenge in DA each day next week too

-YAC positions (grade chairs, 3 presidents, etc.)


-Presidential Award deadline approaching


Agenda items from canceled meeting last week

1. Reflection on MLK Day Speaker
MLK Day Service by YAC in 2018
-Boys and Girls Club
-Food Bank
-Personal YAC members initiatives



2. January Mentoring Month 
Sharun speaking at chapel:  
Date?  
Goal:  Recruitment of new mentors for Stanley Hulfeld

3. February 

Kindness Challenge:  https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/   
Mariam said she will bring this opportunity to the attention of YAC 

Kindness Week (RAK WEEK)

What is Kindness

Mrs. Clay sent an email to Ali to see if she might be interested in doing "emotinal intelligence" building activities during YAC meetings and Project Warm:  Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows, and Kindgrams for UD.
Last year, the projects were sponsored by seniors who graduated.  


Cooper L. had Rachel's Challenge.  Will that project take place this year?  




World Interfaith Compassion Games February 1st-7th
 No YAC student facilitator.  Mrs. Clay will participate and reflect at Casady Compassion Games Blog