I. Introductions

II. T-Shirts
A. How can we sell more t-shirts? (Brainstorming)
1. Lower the price
2. Table again, but advertise more for it (like creating a Facebook event)
3. Create order forms
4. Ask performing groups and/or sport teams if we can sell some at their respective end of the semester shows and games

III. CAC Coffeehouse
A. Thank you Rachel Miller for organizing our successful Coffehouse!
B. Thank you to all who came out and supported the Coffeehouse!
C. We raised a lot of money and many of the performers told us that they enjoyed being there as well

IV. B-deis Records Coffeehouse
A. It was another successful Coffeehouse!
B. Thank you to everyone who attended!
C. We've raised $1000 for Relay so far!  Keep up the good work!

V. Hope Lodge
A. We will be going to Hope Lodge this coming Monday, November 15th
B. Again, Hope Lodge is a home-like place where people can stay while undergoing cancer treatment in the Boston area
C. Please let Rachel Danzig know if you plan on going or if you are signed up and cannot go by this Friday, November 12th
D. If you do plan on going, we will be meeting outside of Gosman at 5:50pm on Monday night and will leave Hope Lodge around 8:30pm
E. If you have nail polish or games that you would be willing to bring along (everything will be given back to you at the end of the night), please do so
F. As a new policy, Brandeis requires you to sign a waiver if you intend to volunteer off-campus, so be prepared to sign one on the van if you are going to Hope Lodge

VI. The Great American Smoke Out
A. GASO is the American Cancer Society's National Quit Day where the ACS encourages smokers to quit smoking and lead healthier lives
B. GASO will be held on November 18th
C. We are looking for volunteers to help hand out bubbles on Rabb Steps and outside of Usdan on the 18th, specifially between 12-1pm
1. The bubbles are so that people "blow bubbles and not smoke"
2. We may be putting little factoids about smoking and it's effects around the bubble containers
D. We also have a giant cigarette that will be seen around campus promoting GASO
E. Still, we will be putting up law signs around campus with facts about smoking on them as well
F. We also may hold a raffle where if smokers hand in a pack of cigarettes, we will give them raffle tickets and at the end of the day, pick a winner
G. At our next meeting, we hope to have flyers to promote GASO
H. Also at our next meeting, we will be preparing all of the materials for GASO, so it will be a hands-on meeting and we will need all the help we can get so please come to our next meeting!

VII. The Winters Tale
A. The Shakespeare Group's play, The Winters Tale, is this weekend and they've permitted us to have a donation bucket at the event
B. We have one volunteer per show willing to go and get donations, but if anyone else would be available to go and help out, that would be great!

VIII. Survivor Group
A. The idea of the Survivor Group is to create a safe place for the cancer survivors in the Brandeis Community to meet and talk about their experiences as a cancer patient
B. We are planning to start this group next semester, and hold monthly meetings in a relaxed place where the survivors can just talk
C. At some meetings, caregivers of cancer patients on campus will be invited to attend
D. So far, several survivors have expressed an interest in this group
E. Keep spreading the word and if you have any questions, feel free to email Rachel Danzig

IX. Relay For Life
A. Relay for Life will be taking place March 26th-27th, 2011
B. This is the American Cancer Society's main fundraiser
C. It is an all-night walkathon to help celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer
D. This year's goals for Brandeis' Relay is to have 100 teams, 1000 participants, and to raise $100,000
E. There will be a general informational meeting on November 16th at 8am in the Napoli Room in Gosman for all those interested in becoming more active in Relay by joining a committee
F. Also at this meeting we will be making a short video of the Brandeis Relay Committees.  If you'd like to be in the video, please think of a short (30 seconds or so) answer to the question: Why do I Relay?  or What is my favorite part of Relay?

Our next meeting will be November 17th, at 9pm, in SCC 313!

 
 
I. Coffeehouse - November 4th, 9pm-12am
A. We have many performing groups coming out to support us
B. Hannah and Rachel will be the co-hosts for the evening
C. There will be a 15 minute slot to explain what CAC does, to hear a speech from a survivor, and to learn more about cancer awareness in general
D. Make sure to bring money for t-shirts and Relay goodies!
E. We will also have a raffle
F. Make sure that the event is well publicized and that the fliers are all up
G. If you volunteered to table, please be sure to be there on time

II. B-deis Records Coffeehouse with CAC as their co-host - November 5th
A. We are helping B-deis Records co-host a benefit concert at Chums on November 5th, 9pm-12am
B. We'd like to have a big presence there, so make sure to show up if you are available!

III. Hope Lodge - November 15th
A. We will be going to Hope Lodge, a place where families and cancer patients can stay while they are getting treatment, on November 15th from 6-9pm
B. Email any member of the e-board if you are interested in going
C. We hope to take a van there, so if you know a branvan driver who would be able to take us and/or get us a van, please let one of the e-board know!
D. What will we be doing there?  (These are all brainstorming ideas)
1. Playing board and card games with the residents
2. Doing an arts and crafts project
3. Manicures
4. We are planning on bringing hot cocoa and pies for the residents
5. These are all brainstormed ideas, and we will make a final decision of our activities at our next meeting, so make sure to be there!
6. If you bring something to Hope Lodge (a game or whatnot), you will get it all back at the end of the night

IV. Great American Smoke Out (GASO) - November 18th
A. GASO was created by the American Cancer Society as a sort of National Quit Day for smokers
1. Since it is national, there is a huge support system behind anyone who actually does decide to quit on that day
B. This year it will be held on November 18th
C. Last year, we gave out little quit packs with facts on them outside of Usdan and on Rabb
D. We will finalize plans for this event at our November 17th meeting, so be sure to attend!
1. Set-up for this event includes:
a. Putting up signs on campus
b. Putting in lawn signs
c. Chalking the ground outside of buildings to show how far 30 ft is from a building
d. "Blow bubbles, not smoke" (hand out bubbles)
e. Raffle - hand in a pack of cigarettes and get a ticket for a prize raffle which we will then pull at the end of the day (hoping to get a gift certificate to the Natick Mall as the prize)
f. Re-print the signs that say you need to be 30 ft from a building to smoke and put them up around campus

V. Survivorship Group
A. CAC is planning on starting a group for people who are cancer survivors on campus
B. This group will meet once a month to talk in a safe place and just make connections to others who understand what they've been through
C. There will be some meetings where caregivers on campus can also attend
D. Start spreading the word!  Fliers will soon be available

VI. Tabling on Friday, November 5th
A. The schedule for tabling for selling our t-shirts was sent out, so please be sure to check it over and know when you are scheduled to be there if you volunteered

VII. Relay for Life - March 26th-27th!
A. Relay and CAC have officially merged (Relay is now officially under CAC)
B. You can sign up now at www.relayforlife.org/brandeisuniversity
C. There is a CAC team under Jessica Gokhberg
D. There is also a Relay Committee team under Rebecca Drowos
E. Committee meetings for Relay will usually be held on alternate Tuesday mornings at 8am in the Napoli Room in Gosman
F. We may also hold some Relay meetings on alternate Wednesday nights (CAC one week, Relay the next, etc.)
G. The first committee meeting is November 16th at 8am in Gosman in the Napoli Room
H. Our goal this year is to have 100 teams and raise $100,000
I. There are template emails on the Relay website for fundraising
J. Sign up and get started fundraising for Relay asap!

Our next meeting will be November 10th at 9pm in SCC 313!