I. Relay for Life
A. We finally have our date for Relay!  Mark down March 26-27, 2011 on your calendars! 
B. CAC and Relay have now officially merged
C. The first Relay for Life Committee Meeting is November 16th, 2010 at 8am in the Napoli Room in Gosman
D. Be sure to visit the Relay website and sign-up a team now!  www.relayforlife.org/brandeisuniversity

II. Award Presentation
A. Michelle and Hannah went to a Relay For Life Summit Event
1. At the event, they were presented with an award for our school
2. We were given the Leader of Hope Award
a. In order to get this award, we need to participate in Conference Calls throughout the course of a school year
b. The Conference Calls are a chance to hear information on various subjects, as led by the American Cancer Society and with numerous schools involved and ready to share ideas
B. We do want to uphold this award, and will be holding various Conference Calls throughout this year as well, which we will give you more information on in the coming meetings

III. T-Shirts
A. Our t-shirts which say, Save The Boobs, have finally arrived!
B. We will be selling some when we table on November 1st and November 5th in Lower Usdan, from 11am-2pm
C. They are $15 each
D. We will also be selling some at our Coffeehouse

IV. Coffeehouse
A. Our Coffeehouse is November 4th
B. The line-up is complete!
C. We will have prizes to give out throughout the night with a raffle, and during our trivia portion of the evening
D. We will also have Relay for Life paraphernalia as prizes and to sell as well
E. Still, we will try to have baked goods for sale
1. If you would like to donate a baked good, or make some boob cookies, we'd really appreciate it
E. Since we will be selling goods during the event, we will be having people table on a rotating schedule
F. We will also need to start advertising for the event, so please make sure to put up your fliers and tell all of your friends!

V. Brandeis Records Concert with CAC
A. Brandeis Records is a music group on campus that holds benefit concerts
B. On November 5th, we will work alongside this group and split the donations from the event between our two groups
C. The concert is from 9pm-12am
D. This will be our first official Relay for Life fundraiser!

VI. Hope Lodge
A. We will be visiting Hope Lodge on November 15th, from 6:30-9pm
B. Various activities that we brainstormed for the event are: manicures for the girls, various board games (Apples to Apples, Banana Grams, Catch Phrase), cards, an arts and crafts project (perhaps making bracelets with beads or a winter themed craft)

VII. Great American Smoke Out
A. This is an event that the American Cancer Society created to help smokers around the country make the resolution to quit smoking.  Since it is an event that takes place in various states all over, it shows smokers that they have support and people who care that they quit.
B. GASO will take place on November 18th, 2010
C. Sarah has a giant cigarette that we will use as a prop, and in previous years, we have handed out "quit packs" to smokers
D. We will also hand out dum-dums on Rabb steps and outside of Usdan with little facts about lung cancer on them
E. We will also have signs on campus like they do in the Truth campaign
1. These signs will have numbers on one side, with facts that relate to those numbers on the other side, to grab people's attention as they walk on campus
F. We may also make a chalk outline 30 feet from the major buildings on campus to show people how far they have to be from them to smoke
G. We will gather all materials and prepare them on the 17th, so please be sure to be at the meeting to help out!
H. Ideas for events for GASO: bowling down the giant cigarette, pinata, raffle tickets if you turn in your cigarettes which will be entered into a drawing for a prize, "blow bubbles don't smoke"

Our next meeting will be on November 3rd, at 9pm in SCC 313!




 
 
PLEASE NOTE!  Unfortunately, we are no longer able to hold our Pink Week Education Event on Thursday, October 21st due to various cancellations.  However, we will still be holding the Movie Screening of STEPMOM on Monday, October 18th at 8pm in the SCC Atrium, as well as the Advocacy tabling on Wednesday, October 20th from 11am-2pm in Lower Usdan.
 
 
I. Paint the Campus Pink Week
A. Monday Night, October 18
1. We will be having a movie screening of STEPMOM
2. It will take place at 8pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
3. We will need help to flier the campus, so please make sure that you put up all of the fliers that you have and really spread the word about this event!
4. If you are able to come and help set-up, please show-up at 7:30pm
a. Set-up will include decorating the trees outside of SCC with pink ribbons, and putting pink streamers in the Atrium, as well as setting up the screen for the movie
5. There may be a discussion after the movie, depending on when the movie ends
6. Amanda's mom will have brought us some baked goods that we hope to sell, so tell people that they may want to bring some cash with them!  We will also have some of our pink ribbons that we will hand out
7. We will also need help dismantling all of the equipment after the movie, so if you can stay afterward to help, that'd be great
8. We will be returning the equipment around 1pm on Tuesday, so if anyone can help, then that would also be great
B. Wednesday Afternoon, October 20
1. During the afternoon (11am - 2pm) we will be tabling in Usdan with a petition for people to sign
a. This petition is for improving breast cancer research
2. We will also be selling the rest of the baked goods that Amanda's mom will be bringing as well as some Relay for Life paraphernalia (there will be some sort of price sheet for the items)
3. There will also be pink ribbons that we will be handing out while tabling
C. Thursday Night, October 21
1. We will be holding Ladies Night In in Ridgewood Commons at 8pm
2. Guys are invited to come to the first part of this event, where we will have a nurse practitioner come in and show us how to perform a self breast exam
3. There also may be a breast cancer survivor come and tell us her story
D. T-Shirts
1. The t-shirts that we designed will be coming slightly late, but they will be here!
2. Don't forget to look up the rest of the "Save the Boob" items that can be found on cafepress (there is a link on this website - check it out!)

II. CAs Sport Event
A. The CAs have arranged a program that will take place in Zivwood Commons on the 24th (Sunday)
1. This event will be something of the sort where soccer goals will be set up and people will pay to take aim at one of the goals (where a goalie will be placed) and attempt to make a goal
2. There will be prizes if you make a goal
3. They want to get at least 50 people to attend to help make the event successful
4. They also hope to have healthy foods at the event
5.  Fliering will be handled by the CAs
6. There will be more information available later, and an email will be sent out about it too

III. Coffeehouse - November 4th
A. If you'd like to be involved in the planning of the Coffeehouse, please contact Rachel Miller at rach6790@brandeis.edu
1. Specifically, we are looking for people to help with decorations, advertising, and making a facebook event (which Rachel Danzig has volunteered to do)
B. Hannah Katcoff will be emceeing the event
C. Rachel Danzig has also volunteered to create the flier which we will have our staff partner, Gia, print out for us

IV. Relay for Life
A. If you are interested in applying to become a committee chair or co-chair, the application is due October 22nd
1. The application is a public google document that everyone should be able to access as long as they are in the Brandeis network
2. For more information or if you cannot access the application, contact Sarah Cohen at setc@brandeis.edu
3. Chairing or co-chairing a committee is a lot of time and work, so please be aware of that when applying
B. We may be alternating CAC and Relay meetings every other Wednesday at 9pm in SCC 313
1. However, there is the possibility that Relay meetings will take place in the morning in Gosman again this year like in the past

IMPORTANT NOTES!
There will be no meeting next week, October 20th.
We will be having a group picture for the yearbook at 8:45pm on October 20th in Shapiro Campus Center on the third floor,

 
 
5. tI. Welcomes!
A. Gia Coratti McCormack is our new ACS staff partner
1. Her main focus is Relay for Life, but she will be available for help throughout the year as well

II. Chartered
A. We are now a chartered club!
B. In the future, we get money from the F-board to help us with various projects
C. We do not get money for buying clothing or food as a club
D. We also do not get money directly from the F-board that can go to a donation, it's there to help fund events we hold
E. Since we are now chartered, it's important to note that hazing is prohibited as stated under Massachusetts state law

III. Making Strides
A. The Boston area and those groups that participated in the Boston Making Strides walk raised around $3 million
B. We raised just under $600 as a club participating
C. 12 people participated from Brandeis
D. Pictures from the event will be posted on the website

IV. Paint the Campus Pink Week (PTCPW)
A. PTCPW will be held the week of October 18th-22nd
B. We are looking for volunteers to chair, as well as committees, for some of our Pink Week events
1. If you are interested, please contact one of the E-board members or CAC Chairs, or let us know at our next meeting
C. October 18th - Monday Night
1. We will be having a screening of the film, STEPMOM in the SCC Atrium at 8pm
2. There will be a discussion following the movie
3. We will be selling t-shirts as well as Relay paraphernalia during the screening
D. October 20th - Wednesday during the day
1. We will be holding our advocacy event during the day
2. We are hoping to get bras donated and tape petitions that people will sign on some, and stories on others
3. Afterward, we will send the bras to the Senate to help promote the petition
4. The petition this year will likely be focused on providing more mammograms at a cheaper cost so that more women can access this life-saving procedure
5. If we cannot get bras donated, then we will just have a petition for people to sign
6. This event will need people to table in Lower Usdan during the day and we will have a sign-up chart going around during the next meeting
E. October 21st - Thursday Night
1. This will likely be a predominantly ladies' night event in Ridgewood Commons from 8pm - 11pm
2. A nurse practitioner from the Health Center will come to show the proper way to perform a self-mammography
3. In addition, a lingerie store owner will come and will help show how to properly fit bras, as well as bring some lingerie for us to purchase
4. We also hope to have a breast cancer survivor come and speak about her experience
5. There will also be pink goodies there
F. During the week, we will hand out pink ribbons and put up pink fliers (from Gia) and door hangers with information on them
1. The ribbons may take place on Rabb or in Usdan, and then the fliers and door hangers will be put up in certain dorms
2. Either way, we will again need volunteers
3. Also, if anyone has pink ribbon and the'd like to donate it to this cause, that would be great
4. Again, we will also be selling t-shirts throughout the week
G. T-shirts
1. The shirts say "Save the Boobs" in pink writing on a white shirt with Colleges Against Cancer written under the phrase, and will cost $15
2. There is also a website called cafepress where this logo has been put on various items, from teddy bears to mugs to hats to underwear, and 10% of every sale of the items with this phrase on it go to CAC, so make sure to check that site out!
3. We are also in the process of creating a CAC t-shirt, so keep an eye out for that
i. Sarah Koenig will be in charge of the CAC shirts, so if you'd like to be involved in that process, you can get in touch with her

V. Coffeehouse
A. Our Coffeehouse is November 4th from 9pm to 12am
1. Rachel Miller has volunteered to spearhead this event, so if you'd like to help out, please contact her at rach6790@brandeis.edu or Sarah at setc@brandeis.edu
2. We will need some people to help advertise this event, so again, if you'd like to help, contact one of the two ladeis above
3. We will ask for donations at the door

VI. Hope Lodge
A. Hope Lodge is a place where cancer patients can stay for free while they undergo their treatments
B. Our first visit will be on November 15th
C. We are hoping to do various things there, including having a Brandeis student who plays saxophone come and play for the patients
D. If you are interested in this event, contact Rachel Danzig

VII. Conference Calls
A. These are calls where a national leader of CAC will lead a conference call with members of CACs from all over who call in and share information on their chapter of CAC as well as share ideas as to how to promote the CAC events
B. Most of the call you are on hold, and you listen
C. Each call is around 30 minutes
D. At the next meeting we will pass out a sign-up sheet for the calls
E. We would like to maintain our tradition of being a Leader of Hope which involves participating in 5 different calls over the course of the year

VIII. Survivor Support Group
A. We are hoping to form a survivor support group by the spring semester
B. This will be a group that meets once a month, perhaps the first Sunday of each month, to discuss their experiences in a group of peers
C. If you know a survivor who may want to be involved, let us know

IX. Relay
A. We will hopefully have the date for Relay by our next meeting
B. Meeting for Relay will alternate with meetings for CAC, in the same room at the same time
C. Sarah will send out information on chair positions which you will need to apply for
1. Since Relay is such a large undertaking, we are looking for experienced people to be committee chairs, which usually means that you have participated in a Relay committee before, either here or in another, outside Relay
2. However, many chairs will be co-chaired, and there will be committees under each chair, so if you are interested in participating, but worry about being a chair, these options are great to help learn more about the Relay process and still be involved
D. The Relay website is up and running, and we already have some teams!  Visit it at: www.relayforlife.org/brandeisuniversity
E. Jessica Gokhberg is CAC team captain, so if you'd like to join the CAC team or would like more information about it, contact her
F. Also, WBRS may want to help out this year and DJ

Our next meeting will be on October 13th at 9pm in SCC 313!