May Meeting Notes

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Tuesday, May 21, 2013

l.  Reports on Recent Events
Sacramento Earth Day – This was a successful and well-attended event held at Southside Park. Volunteers were kept busy talking to interested participants about Heifer’s work, making bunny puppets with children and manning the ever-popular Heifer spinner.
Midrasha Jewish School – Susan Sundell reported on her presentation to teens interested in community service activities. The 14 children attending were familiar with Heifer’s work and the World Ark magazine. It was suggested that a follow up email be sent to the group leader to offer our support and fundraiser ideas to encourage the teens to get more deeply involved with Heifer.
Renaissance at CSUS - JoAnn shared 2 Heifer videos with her Spanish group (Seeds of Change and a video on youtube about bringing back traditional food in Bolivia). Both videos, done in Spanish, were so well received that several members of her group made contributions to Heifer.
The Fun Raiser of March 29 was featured on the national Heifer website When Cows Fly.  Woohoo -- we're famous!
ll. Upcoming Spring Events
John suggested that we have a point person for each of the spring events for next year…one person in charge of making contact and handling the details of registering and signing up volunteers for each event.
Walk on the Wild Side
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 – 4:30  (Setup 8-9:30)
Beach Lake Preserve, Freeport
Day on the Farm
Sunday,  May 19,  10 – 4  (Setup 8 - 10)
Soil Born Farm American River Ranch
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
United Methodist Conference
June 20 & 21 Thurs. and Fri., 11:30 – 1:30
Sacramento Convention Center
Suellen Rowlison is attend as a delegate
Jill Kilty-Newburn will make a presentation

lll. New Volunteer Site – This new site comes from headquarters. It invites people to volunteer in their communities and to fill out Activity Reports. More information to come about using this site as we learn more about it.
IV. Other Items
State/Federal Employee Charitable Giving Campaign – Laurie Heller will talk with Jill Kilty-Newburn about any data received from the work we did last fall on several events we supported with talks and tabling. This fall we may just go to the kick-off event on the steps of the state capital and partner with Jim Hill from Global Impact to support any event requests he receives.
Spinner – Jill has purchased a new, lighter spinner to replace our attractive but very heavy spinner to take to events. Cheryl will be working on some graphics to go in each of the 12 slots. We’ll keep it simple and try to make it useful for most situations.

Dates for future meetings-
       July – summer break / no meeting
       August TBA
       September 9
       October 7
       November 4

Vll. Next meeting Monday, June 3, 2013, Campus Commons Board Room 6:00 pm
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