Meeting Minutes March 17th

HEY SEAC!

Here are the minutes for this week:

GO AROUND: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? planting plants, with lots of cats, livin life

Our minutes are a little different this week because the SEALS came to talk to us!

-SEALS stands for Student Environmental & Animal Law Society: They’re from the William & Mary Law School and they talked to us about their experience with government internships, the private sector, non-profits, working with clients through the law school, and research.

SEALS contact info (ask them questions or get on their listserv for fun club events!)

(Toren) tmelson@email.wm.edu (Kristen) kaclark@email.wm.edu (Jay) jbkane@email.wm.edu

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

Committee on Sustainability:

–If you want to learn how to be involved or have questions about things like Green Fees, check out COS’s page at http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/index.php or email the fabulous Sustainability Fellow Patrick Foley at pjfoley@wm.edu for more info about proposed summer projects & plastic bag recycling project & COS Grants!
Trash Pick-Ups: Meets Sunday, details on time and location to come via listserv and Facebook

We have to clean the SEAC Office!

-Sign up for shifts on a googledoc posted here: http://seac.blogs.wm.edu

or here is the url:https://docs.google.com/a/email.wm.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiVnD9GD4_1qdHJPMjFEeXBRbFhiZGlxUHVTVDMyS0E&usp=drive_web#gid=0

 

COS Summer Research Applicaions due March 19th -email Patrick Foley, pjfoley@wm.edu

COS Operartion Subcommittee meeting March 20th @ 2 

  • at the facilities management building behind the campus center
  • agenda: Hazmat return day, plastic bag recycling, energy tracking

Service Opportunity: Clean Up College Creek March 19th, 9 am to noon 

  • partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Presbytarian Church
  • free lunch!
It’s Almost Election Time

the next couple meetings will go something like this:

  • March 24 – Nominations for elections, talking about SEAC retreat and other events

  • March 31 – Relayfoods speaker (Katie), election, SEAC retreat discussion

  • April 7 – ???

If you’re not going to be here next week (or don’t feel comfortable talking during meetings) feel free to email us with nominations for the elections all throughout the next two weeks. The positions are:

Co-facilitators (2)  lead group discussions; help guide organization; prepare meeting agendas

SEACretaries (2) send out meeting minutes and meeting reminders; manage listserv

Historian/Webmaster (1) take photographs, manage and update SEAC blog (with minutes, pictures, updated descriptions)

In-reach (2-3) helps develop the organization itself, plan social events, parties, campfires, movie nights, bonding

Treasurer/Fundraiser (1)  manage SEAC finances, fills out annual budget request

Outreach Coordinator  (1-3) helps spread word about events and initiatives (Facebook, email, posters); connect with other groups on and off campus (ex: CCAN, APO and PSP, other service groups, etc.)

-Do you think we need more/different positions? Let us know and we can chat about them next week!

 

REPORT-BACKS:

Here are our current sub-campaigns: (which have their own list-servs)

Recycling: Meets Wednesdays 8 in the SEAC office; Email erdale@email.wm.edu to be added to the Recycling listserv! Also the free market is now open Tuesdays and Thursday 5-7.

-thinking of doing a campaign to change attitude towards water bottles on campus

Gardening: Meets Tuesdays 5-7 (outside) or 6-7 (inside) and Sundays 3-5 in the Campus Garden behind the Caf/Commons dining hall; also meets on Thursdays at 7pm in the SEAC office. Email bmolinger@email.wm.eduto be added to the Gardening listserv!

-planting seeds for peppers, herbs, etc

Energy Justice: Meets Sundays, SEAC office 7-8pm; Email nlhurd@email.wm.edu to be added to the EJ listserv!

-we’re working on a speakers series

IN the FUTURE…

Current Events Discussions: we are going to talk about recent events and articles in upcoming meetings

Guest Speakers: if anyone knows some interesting speakers that could come to campus, let us know!

Former SEACers Networking: we have three confirmed alumni who maybe could talk at the SEAC retreat so again if you know anyone let’s get in contact

SEAC Retreat: things you want to teach us? good food you want to eat? crafts you want to share?

-Come to our upcoming SEAC Retreat (and email Scott or Natalie if you have ideas)! It will be happening on a Saturday in April, and graduated SEACers will likely be coming to talk to us.

*email us with ideas if there is something specifically you want to talk about*

Contact info in case any of you need it:

Email Natalie & Scott for any questions, comments, or even just to say hi!

Natalie: nlhurd@email.wm.edu

Scott: swnordstrom@email.wm.edu

Office hours: every Monday in Blair 223 at 8-8:30

SEAC Office: back of Campus Center behind the atrium; if you need access to the SEAC room let Natalie/Scott know but remember to clean up after yourself!