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CNN October Meeting Minutes

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Minutes for October 3, 2013 Meeting:

Meeting called to order:

  • Different options for taco sales discussed.
  • Reminded Gary about travel money.
  •  Approximate $1500 emergency request for funding for NIEA
              -Form online, Alex will complete
  •  Wrist bands
              -use instead of buttons for Pow Wow
              -Alex is doing research
  • Indigenous Day
              -Pick up Laptop and camera if Kathy is unavailable.
  • Kathy would like to send out a mass welcome e-mail.
  • 300 bracelets, $147.66
              -multi-colored, would say "UWS CNN Pow Wow 2014"

Meeting Adjourned

Minutes for October 10, 2013 Meeting:

Meeting called to order:

  • Indigenous Day: Monday.
  • Emergency Funding e-mail: need itinerary.
  • UMD: Competing against ASE, their Native student group, for a coat drive.
  • Letters for Pow Wow send out.

Filling out a purchase request/order for shirts.
           -if they don't accept a purchase order we can use a credit card
           -wrist bands too, company can accept a P.O.
           -wrist bands order complete

Meeting Adjourned

Minutes for October 17, 2013 Meeting:

Meeting called to order:

  • Jenny needs a picture of Gary and Al for an article in the Alumni Magazine.
  • 4 Binders donated to CNN for the officers.
  • Kathy needs dates for events
    • clarified sponsorships for events: FNS vs. CNN events
  • 2nd Annual Honoring Our Elders Day
    • Date chosen if room is available: Tuesday February 25, 2013
    • Sending out email to ask for nominations & heads up about event to the campus. 
    • Determine nomination deadline at later date (choose/notify elders before December)
    • Give them blanket and tobacco plant again.
  • Officially accepted AISES from UMD Challenge! 
    • Donate to Domiano CHUM
    • Syndy will call AISES for information
    • Forward flyer to Kathy to update
    • Ask UWS campus to help us beat UMD AISES!
  • "Price" of bracelets $3 or 2 for $5=>Set them up by registration
  • CNN was officially recognized: budget will be available soon.
    • Emergency fund was awarded at $346.50
  • Taco Sale is back!
    • Chip wants taco sale to possibly be in the Multicultural Center, he's been working on it
    • Possible Loophole: request for at-will donation for participating in potluck.
    • Syndy will report back with findings of inquiries. 
  • Emily suggests puppy chow sale that turns into full on Homemade-Only Bake Sale
    • Kathy will check with Facilities about reserving tables/spot in Swenson
    • November 20, 2013 10am-1pm; Sign up in FNS Lounge
  • Gary suggests Silent Auction as fundraiser; maybe on-line silent auction. 
  • Gary informs the group that we have to have a discussion panel about NIEA after we get back.
    • Possibility of doing it in Gary's class at 1pm after the bake sale.
  • If you want business cards to hand out; email Kathy with your name, school email/personal email, number, whatever you want on it as soon as you can.
  • Reminder: Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective.  Flyers in the room
  • Kathy will try to reserve Wessman for the 2015 Pow Wow ASAP. 
  • Message from Patser:  "When checking email, please read carefully and respond as quickly as possible.

Meeting Adjourned

Minutes for October 24, 2013 Meeting:

Meeting called to order by Alex Gokee:

  • In attendance: Alex G., Syndy B., Mike B., Alyssa G., Jarod B., Sam M., Terry S., Emily D.
  • New business:
    • Tee-shirts: Sam said first company never returned email, so we are going with a new company (website) and for a quantity of 32 shirts it will cost CNN $476.
      • Alyssa G. will check with Red Cliff about shirts.
      • Syndy B. will check with Advantage Emblem in Duluth.
    • Grant for Community Building
      • There is a chance to submit for a $1000 grant for helping to make UWS more inclusive. Submission for this is November 15, 2013. Possibility of using for 2014 Powwow.
      • All in attendance agreed that Syndy to go forward and look more into it.
    • Mentor For A Day
      • On November 20, 2013 from 8:20 - 3:00.
      • Ivy is looking for UWS students to be mentors for the day for area high school students that are coming to visit.
      • Suggestion was made that this would be a opportunity for CNN members to get our organization better recognized.
      • Group agreed that this would be a good opportunity for us.
      • Someone is needed to send information to Ivy. Kathy will do this.
  • Old business:
    • Bake Sale: Tell everyone that whoever wants to make items to sign up on the board.
      • Syndy will make a complete list a week before sale and submit it to everyone so everyone knows who is making what.
    • NIEA Conference:
      • Departure time on Wednesday was discussed which will be 6 am. Departure for Saturday will be discussed as well. Each person a $150.00 for food during conference-SAVE receipts and give to Emily D.
    • Taco Feed:
      • Syndy discussed finding of using "At will donations" on posture for taco feed. It was said to NOT use that. It was decided to give it a chance still.
      • Syndy asked if we should decide on a date or wait until after NIEA Conference and all agreed.
    • Alex reported that the wrist bands should be paid for and should be deliver by next week.

Meeting Adjourned

Minutes for October 31, 2013 Meeting:    No meeting


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