Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 10/21/14

Minutes:
*Pepper on the giving games tonight at 9pm
Red Cloud Indian School, Vision for Kenya, and Concordia
-Donated $350 to Red Cloud Indian School!

Announcements:
-Not Born for Porn Pepper at 9pm

-Advent Vespers Photo Contest

-Fast-a-Thon Oct. 27th All Day, Dinner @ 6:00pm Community Room
Must RSVP for this event to get the free dinner by emailing  vumsa@valpo.edu by Wednesday, October 22
-Spring Break trips announced!
Trips for Spring Break 2015
-Christian Appalachian Project, KY- Home construction and repair (Faith Based Trip)
-Little Rock, AR- Tornado relief and other community work
-Gulf Port, MS- Habitat for Humanity, home construction
-Harvey, IL-  Addiction recovery and after school programs (Faith Based Trip)     -Rosebud Indian Reservation, SD- Native American cultural experience and home repair
-Pearlington, MS- Home repair and construction (Experienced Service Trip Volunteers)
-Trail of Tear State Park, Jackson, MO- Hiking trail maintenance and picnic construction
-Memphis, TN- Urban Service Trip (Greek Life Trip)
-New Orleans, LA-  Urban Service (Freshman Trip)
*** There is a discount for those who decide to be group leaders which is $40 off. Applications are due Dec. 4th

-MONEY- Let Katie know if you will be using your money for Passion groups. If you don't let her know before you make your purchase, you cannot be reimbursed!

-Crop Walk Update: about $4,000 was raised and about 75 people came to the event

-Believe Me: Showing is Monday Oct. 27th at 8pm in Ballroom A- Invite Friends on Facebook!! Here is the trailer for the movie:http://believemefilm.com/videos/believe-official-teaser-trailer-2014/

-Prayer and Devotion

Reflection within Assigned Groups

Have a great and restful fall break!! See you Tuesday Oct. 28th,
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary



[Salt-l] Giving and Reflection

Hello Friends,

You are almost there. 

But take a break from studying tonight and come to SALT. 

At 9:00 we are deciding where we want to give away $350. It's fun and good practice for the World Relief Campaign. 

At 9:30 we are meeting and reflecting on what we've been doing so far. 

Hope to see you all there. You're awesome. 

Peace,

Caleb

Monday, October 20, 2014

[Salt-l] Reminder to Submit Your Photos

Hello Friends,

Don't forget that you have an opportunity to have one or more of your photos seen by thousands of people at the Advent Vespers Service.

Tell the story of how you care for creation and our neighbor through photography. The attached documents introduce the themes that your photos could address. 

If you have one or more, drop them off in a storage device at Aimee Tomasek's office on the second floor of the VUCA. Let me know if you have questions and I look forward to seeing your photos in the Advent Vespers Book in December. 

Peace,

Caleb

Friday, October 17, 2014

[Salt-l] LAST MINUTE MOVE



Anna and I have decided to move our bake sale to Sunday October 19th due to major scheduling conflicts that have come up. Same time, 12:30-3:00. I am so sorry about the inconvenience. If you want to work at it still that would be awesome, if you cannot that is totally fine. However please continue baking and contributing however you can!
If you urgently need to contact us about it my number is 2604331760 and Anna's is 7086685667.
Thank you! Sorry again!


On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Caleb Rollins <caleb.rollins@valpo.edu> wrote:
> Hello Friends,
> Don't forget that the Fall Career Fair is tomorrow in the Union Ballrooms from 10-2. Get to know organizations fighting for social justice and how you can join them in their causes. 
> Our friend Meghan from the Peace Corps will be there if you have any more questions for her. Have a great night and let me know if you have any questions. 
> Peace,
> Caleb

[Salt-l] LAST MINUTE MOVE

Anna and I have decided to move our bake sale to Sunday October 19th due to major scheduling conflicts that have come up. Same time, 12:30-3:00. I am so sorry about the inconvenience. If you want to work at it still that would be awesome, if you cannot that is totally fine. However please continue baking and contributing however you can!
If you urgently need to contact us about it my number is 2604331760 and Anna's is 7086685667.
Thank you! Sorry again!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Salt-l] Career Fair Tomorrow

Hello Friends,

Don't forget that the Fall Career Fair is tomorrow in the Union Ballrooms from 10-2. Get to know organizations fighting for social justice and how you can join them in their causes. 

Our friend Meghan from the Peace Corps will be there if you have any more questions for her. Have a great night and let me know if you have any questions. 

Peace,

Caleb

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[Salt-l] Gamma Phive K Registration

Hello Friends,

The Gamma Phive K is this Saturday at 10:00 AM. The cost is $11 if you register with a team.

 If you want to register with SALT's team, then please email me and we can get the process started. Thank you and let me know if you have any questions. Congrats on making it through more than half of the week!

Peace,

Caleb


[Salt-l] Fwd: Apply now to the Knight Cities Challenge

Here's something good.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Legacy Foundation <legacy@legacyfdn.org>
Subject: Apply now to the Knight Cities Challenge
Date: October 15, 2014 at 10:07:12 AM CDT
Reply-To: Legacy Foundation <legacy@legacyfdn.org>

Apply now to the Knight Cities Challenge!

 
What's your best idea to make Gary more successful?
Dear Friend,

The Knight Cities Challenge is now open for applications asking people to submit ideas that address the question: What's your best idea to make cities more successful? The challenge is offering a share of $5 million for new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.

Knight Foundation is hoping to attract a broad range of ideas for the challenge from: neighbors, architects, activists, artists, city planners, entrepreneurs, students, educators, city officials, as well as governments and organizations. The challenge has just two rules:
  1. A submission may come from anywhere, but the project must take place in or benefit one or more of the 26 Knight communities.
  2. The idea should focus on one or more of the 3 key drivers of city success:
    1. Talent: Ideas that help cities attract and keep the and brightest.
    2. Opportunity: Ideas that create economic prospects and break down divides.
    3. Engagement: Ideas that spur connection and civic involvement.
Applying to the Knight Cities Challenge is easy. There are only two brief questions; each one is limited to 150 words.

For those who want to learn more please attend an in-person community event:
October 23rd at 1:00 pm
Purdue University Calumet
Center for Innovation, Simulation and Visualization Theater
Powers Building, Main Campus
Hammond, Indiana
 
October 28th at 4:00 pm
Gary City Hall
401 Broadway
Gary, Indiana
 
October 29th at 6:30 pm
Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, Miller Beach Arts and Creative District
540 S. Lake Street
Gary, Indiana


October 31st at 2:00 pm
Ivy Tech Community College
1440 East 35th Street
Gary, Indiana

featuring Carol Coletta, VP of National and Community Initiatives, Knight Foundation
To enter and for more information, go to KnightCities.org and answer a few questions by Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. ET. Follow @knightfdn and #KnightCities on Twitter for updates.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 10/14/14

Minutes
-Watched Kid President's "Pep Talk"
-Devotion/Prayer

Announcements:
-Presentation by Therese N.:  Dance Marathon February 7th 10am-10pm
They support CMN Hospitals, specifically Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Dance, team activities, valpo vendors, photo ops, and more at the event! Registration before Dec. 1st is $10 and after Dec. 1st is $15
-Shaker Blog is looking to post about each passion group and what they are doing this semester. Email blog posts to salt.shaker@valpo.edu
-Not Born for Porn Pepper on Oct. 28th
-S.A.S.S. bake Sale this Saturday outside the Chapel sign up on the spreadsheet after SALT
-S.M.I.L. hosting an event Nov.15th (tentative) with churches in the community
- Crossing Borders Interfaith Dialogue in the Hearth on Nov.
Nov. 16th same thing inter-denominationally
-Serving up Service
Nov. 8th Soup Cook-off on Nov. 8th in the Ghandi-King Center
-S.A.L.S.A. event on self-defense and sexual abuse awareness and prevention with fundraiser
-4KIDDS Nov.2nd Fall Fun Day with kids from Club Wonder
-Giving Game next week at 9:00pm
-Advent Vespers Photo Contest pictures due tomorrow
-Gamma Phive K this Saturday sign in at 9:00am, starts at 10:00am sign up with the SALT team in harassment hallway
- Lambda Chi Pumpkin Palooza this Saturday 1:00-3:00pm West Lawn
-Chi Omega Puppy Petting this Saturday 4:00pm West Lawn
-Kappa Delta Bed Races this Saturday at 4:00pm
-Beth White this Friday 3:00pm Hearth
-Fast-a-Thon October 27th all day, Dinner at 6:00pm in the Community Room

Passion Groups:
Finalize things within your group.
Announce what your event is and when it will be!

Spring Break Trips
CAP-Martin, KY
Habitat Gulf Coast-Gulfport, MS
Harvey, IL
Arkansas Dream Center
Pearlington, MS
NOLA-CORE Trip
Tree of Life- Mission, SD
Trail of Tears-Jackson, MO
Memphis, TN- Greek Life Trip

Have a SALTy night!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] SALT TONIGHT

Hello SALTers,

In case you forgot in the business of the semester, we have SALT tonight at 9:30 in the Hearth. 

We will do work, laugh, and have a visit from an old friend. See you all there!

Peace,

Caleb

Monday, October 13, 2014

[Salt-l] Want to Volunteer at a Haunted Maze This Weekend?

Hello there friends, 

   TL;DR- Volunteer at a Haunted Maze this Saturday, 5pm-10pm. Dress up and scare people in the maze, or help out in the kitchen or with sign in sheets and such. Follow the BLUE link to the interest/sign-up sheet. Will be loads of fun! 

      I made an announcement about this at the end of last week's meeting, but I'd like to send an email to those who weren't able to make it/ didn't listen/ didn't care. 

   So, October means one thing. No, Caleb, not Pumpkin Spice Lattes. But Halloween and scary things of course! And what better way to participate in October-esque events WHILE also serving the community, than to volunteer at a Haunted Maze? You'll be able to dress up and roam the corn maze, scaring people and such, all in good fun. If you wouldn't like to be in the maze, there is also help needed in their kitchen, as well as logistical spots, such as the sign-in stations and what not. 

  This will take place THIS SATURDAY from around 5pm-10pm at Sunset Hill Farm. This is around a 15-minute drive away, so transportation will be arranged accordingly.

   FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

    If this appeals to you, then SIGN UP HERE!:


     I know it seems like a hefty time commitment, but I assure you that it will be worth it. It will be a nice break from studying, right before fall break! :) Or, if there's a general consensus that we'd want to end at around 9 or earlier, we can work that out as well.

     If you're interested in scaring, you will be bringing whatever props/costumes/whatever you'd like. Come up with some cool ways to scare people in the maze! Nate King, you won't need a costume to scare people. 

  If you have any questions feel free to ask me. 

          Looking forward to a night full of Halloween shindiggery!

Thanks ya'll,

   Chris