SEAC Minutes 11/30/15 LAST MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER

A variety of prompts were answered during the Go-Around: “What’s your favorite part of the winter holidays?”, “And I ask myself: Well, how did I get here?”, and “Conan! What is best in life?”

  • Members travelled by bike and speed-walk, generally enjoy holiday cheer/smells, pumpkin bagels, spending time with family, fighting for trees

Report-Backs:

  • Last week’s meeting- Ian had slides filled with “dank memes”, suggests googling the name of any campaign “+ funny”

o   Discussed how to improve SEAC Retreat- spread more info, make it shorter

  • Energy Justice- solar panel project for the Rec is going well, looks viable and set for completion Summer 2016
  • ESLI- kids planted seeds in Solo cups, made t-shirt tote bags, ESLI went to the farmer’s market

o   Last club meeting is this Thursday, last after-school meeting with the kids next Thursday

  • Gardening- got an extension so COS will not destroy it, looking for new leadership (talk to Ben)

o   Garden Corps meeting this Wednesday 8PM @ Matt’s house 508, S Boundary

  • SOLO Cup Recycling- didn’t collect last weekend, still thrilled about their new recycling bin

o   last collection this weekend!

  • Restoration- will be wrapping up for the semester and completing letter to Reveley
  • TBTT- gave 50 water bottles new homes during tabling on the terrace, had bowling and jellybeans, obtained more signatures for petition!

Events & Announcements:

  • BLOWOUT- continuing the tradition of watching Captain Planet in the SEAC Office on Friday at 3PM

o   bring food, come hang out with friends

  • Campus Parks Research Presentation- Dec 1, 2015 in the Ford Classroom in the Swem Media Center from 3:30-6:30, RSVP on Facebook
  • SchoolHouse Block Presents: The Hunger Luncheon Dec 1 6-8PM

o   Join SchoolHouse Block on December 1 from 6:00-8:00PM in Tidewater B for a transformational dining experience! As the holiday season approaches, we encourage you to think critically about how food insecurity and malnutrition can serve as barriers to educational attainment and individual growth. The event will feature speakers from USAID Bureau of Food Security, the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, and the College of William and Mary.

o   The Hunger Luncheon is free, but we will have a full buffet from Nawab that will cost $8 for students and $10 for community members. All proceeds go towards the construction of a gender-inclusive, solar-powered school in Nepal!

  • Conferences- apply for funding by Dec 2 http://bit.ly/1c7hem3
  • Meridian is having a clothing swap at 7pn on Dec 3
  • SEAC Space is going to plan a few fun de-stressing activities for finals
  • The Mid-Year Student Organization & Activities Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 19th from 6:30pm8:30pm in the Sadler Center