Meeting minutes: October 25 general committee

Thanks to Jorden for being awesome minute-taker!

The minutes of the meeting are here: 25_10-2010 Minutes

Please be aware of all ACTION items in the minutes (they are highlighted in red) – also, there are a few volunteer opportunities to be aware of (also highlighted in red):

  1. Volunteering for Storybook project
  2. Volunteering with bookclub(s)
  3. Volunteering with the EPL book borrowing project
  4. Volunteering on the fundraising committee to put on a art show/fundraiser at Latitude 53 in the new year

Thanks to everyone who attended and to all those who submitted reports/regrets!

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June 21, 2010 meeting minutes

We had a very productive committee meeting at the prison on June 21, 2010. We were lucky to have Cathee at the meeting to answer many of our questions and contribute to our plans and discussions. Thanks to so many of our committee members coming out – we had 16 in attendance!

Our plan to host the next meeting at the prison again – stay tuned for the suggested date and time (probably in September.)

You can read the minutes of the meeting here: 21_06_2010minutes

Thank you to Laura for being the awesome note-taker!

Christmas cards from the Women and December Meeting Minutes

The GELA prison library and reintegration committee received two beautiful cards from some of the EIFW women last week.  One is from Cathee who addressed it to “all of our volunteers and supporters from GELA” . Wishing us a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010, she also wrote:

On behalf of the women at EIFW, I’d like to thank you for all that you’ve done for us. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

Another card was addressed to “all of our Storybook Volunteers” and is signed by many of the Storybook Project participants with the message:

 “Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you very much for bringing us closer to our children.”

We will have these cards to show all of you at the next committee meeting.

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the meeting last week – we had 11 people show up and it was great to see some new faces! Welcome everyone!

Laura was awesome and took minutes – thank you Laura! You can read them here: Minutes2009_12_10

Minutes from the Sept. 30th meeting

Here are the minutes from our last meeting, as well as a list of our various sub-committees and their members. Sorry about the tardiness of this post – it looks like many of the action items listed in the minutes have been followed up on, so that’s great. In addition to the updates from the other sub-committees, Kirsten has set up some tentative dates for the next two sessions of the Storybook Project, so expect to hear more from us soon (we’ll likely need to start exploring fundraising opportunities, as this round was supported by a generous donation from Dr. Toni Samek). Lastly, if there are any changes or additions to the sub-committee list posted above, please leave a comment and it will be updated. For those of you interested in fundraising, should we try to set up a meeting in November, or would early December (i.e. end of the Fall semester!) be okay too?