Minutes for October 31!
Hey there fellow SALT members!
It was great to see so many of you decked out in your best Halloween costumes at tonight’s meeting. In case you couldn’t make it, here are the minutes.
Anna opened up the meeting with a sweet devotion on Romans 12. Thanks Anna!
An announcement about announcements: If you have announcements that are about activities that are not sponsored by SALT, please print them out and bring them to the meeting to pass around. Thanks!
Adopt a family sponsorship forms are now available. Campus organizations, floors, groups of friends, or individuals can adopt a family through the Hilltop House and purchase Christmas gifts for them. If you or an organization is interested in this, the sponsorship forms are due November 10. Please email Megan.Jesperson@valpo.edu if you have questions.
Peace and Social Justice Symposium will be from 8-5 on Saturday, November 4. You can come for an hour or two or the whole day. If you would like to be registered to receive free lunch, you can get a form from Katie Martin or fill out the one you received in your campus mail. The final half hour will be a student-led, student-focused debriefing session with food and social justice music led by SALT members. We hope to see you there! Katie also needs volunteers to help that day. For more info. contact Katie.email@example.com.
Keep saving your cereal boxes and scrap paper for Kirsten Keljo so that she can continue working on her notebooks project.
The movie “Invisible Children” will be shown Wednesday, November 1, at 7:45 in Niels. This movie talks about the child soldiers of Uganda.
The Sustainable Development group will be having a water campaign called Hydration 2 Others. In the campaign, participants will drink only water for 2 weeks and save the money they would have spent on other beverages and donate this money to the Engineers Without Borders group. The money will be used to help with Kenya water projects. The group will also be doing a large educational project with posters around campus and emails with water facts each day of the campaign. If you would like to be involved, contact Mallory.Dignin@valpo.edu
You should come to the new “Pepper” forums that are now being held before SALT meetings starting at 9 pm. This week a group talked more about the book The Irresistible Revolution. Next week, we will hear from deaconess Mary Mwara from Kenya.
Get excited, because the second edition of the Shaker is coming out on Friday!!!
If you’re interested in reading an article about LIRS and refugees from Sudan, check out cbsnews.com
The Consumer Consciousness group will be having a Fair Trade Fair on Dec. 1-2. This is great for Christmas shopping!
After announcements, we got into focus groups to set up new one on ones and make more plans for this semester’s activities.
Tonight, we discussed the five World Relief Campaign proposals that we heard last week and formed a list of questions. Next week we will make our final decision, so be thinking and praying about this. Here are the descriptions of the projects again.
Iglesia Luterana Costarricense (ILCO)
Cabagra, Costa Rica
The project would be to construct a technological access center for the promotion of the rights for the indigenous people of Cabagra.
Lutheran Refugee Services
The project would be to provide money for a 3-year grant that will sponsor a day camp for refugee children who have recently resettled into the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
TWISE (VU Engineering Senior Design Team)
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
The project would be to find a team to design and install a supplementary power system for an orphanage on Ometepe Isalnd.
Union Community United Church of Christ
The project would be to construct a handicapped accessible ramp and entrance and provide sound and music equipment for the congregation’s music ministry.
World Harvest Mission, Nutrition Project
Bundibugyo District, Uganda
The project would be to provide a funding to conduct recipe trials to establish a standard recipe for a calorie-rich and protein-rich complementary weaning food that sues local ingredients.
We also had a contest for the best Halloween costume. Congrats to all the winners-you looked great!
We closed the night with the headlines to pray for.
Violence in Mexicohttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6100864.stm
Human rights watch: Afghans against NATOhttp://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-10-31T000442Z_01_N30416115_RTRUKOC_0_US-AFGHANISTAN-CASUALTIES.xml&WTmodLoc=IntNewsHome_C1_%5bFeed%5d-2
FEMA funds misdirectedhttp://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/15880947.htm
Church World Service Appeal for earthquakes in Chinahttp://www.churchworldservice.org/Emergencies/international/2006/yunnan-quake.html
Well everyone, that’s the scoop for tonight. Have a wonderful week!
SALT Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator