I. Welcome! Packets were handed out with CAC information to anyone who wasn't at the pizza party.
A.Congratulations to our new CAC Committee Chairs!
1. Advocacy Chair: Michelle Hack
2. Education Chair: Amanda Dryer
3. Survivorship Chair: Rachel Danzig
III. Constitutional Amendments
A. In order to get chartered by Brandeis and receive funding from the university, we needed to complete several tasks. One of them was to have an updated club Constitution. Since we have not had need of a treasurer before (as we had no funding), we now needed to add the treasurer position to our Constitution. So, the group took a vote on the amendment of the treasurer position, and it passed unanimously! Thank you to everyone who voted and supported the new amendment! Hopefully we will be chartered soon!
IV. Making Strides
A. Making Strides is a Breast Cancer Awareness walk in Boston that will take place on October 3, 2010
1. It is an American Cancer Society event
2. It is a way to join with the Boston community to aid in the fight against Breast Cancer
3. There is no registration fee and transportation to and from the event (which will be on a Sunday morning - the 3rd - for several hours) is currently being planned
4. If you would like to join the team, there is a facebook group for it with more information
i. Anyone can join the team, not only members of CAC
5. There will be tabling during the last week of September (Sept. 27-Oct. 1) to help raise money for the event
i. The tabling schedule will be sent out through an email, and there are still time slots that we need volunteers to table for, so please sign-up if you can!
6. If you have any questions about this event, contact Michelle Hack
V. Breast Cancer Awareness
A. Paint the Campus Pink
1. During one week in October, we will attempt to make the campus as pink as possible to raise awareness for Breast Cancer
B. There are several other events for the month of October that we will discuss at our next CAC meeting
A. Coffeehouses take place in Chums, a lounge-like area in the Castle. They are a popular way to hold a fundraiser, or to promote a show, to introduce a new music group on campus, etc.
B. CAC will have a Chum's Coffeehouse on November 4th, 2010
C. Rachel Miller has already volunteered to spearhead our Coffeehouse, so at our next meetings, we will discuss what we will do at the event and what acts we may have appearing
There will be no CAC meetings for the next two weeks due to the upcoming holidays. However, we still have the room booked for the club, so if committees want to meet, or anyone wants to meet to discuss CAC business, or if anyone just wants to come and use it for homework or something, it will be open from 9-10 pm for the next two Wednesday nights.
Our next CAC meeting will be on October 6th, 2010
i. Sarah Cohen, president, email@example.com
ii. Hannah Katcoff, vice president, firstname.lastname@example.org
iii. Rebecca Drowos, secretary/treasurer, email@example.com
What is CAC?
A. The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs that pertain to cancer Education, Advocacy, Survivorship and Relay for Life.
i. Adapt and promote programs of the American Cancer Society directly for college students
ii.Focus on cancer prevention and early detection
iv. Past events
1. Great American Smoke-Out
2. Chums Coffeehouse
3. In the Family Film Screening
i. Connect to Brandeis survivors
ii.Create programs to reach out to the Brandeis survivors
1. It’s important to know that one is considered a survivor as soon as they are diagnosed with cancer – you can call the ACS hotline for more information
iii. Past events
1. Hope Lodge visits
a. Hope Lodge is a place where families can stay while one of their members is undergoing cancer treatment
2. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
3. Daffodil Days with Waltham Group
i. Work with elected officials and campus administration to influence policymaking
ii.Encourage participation in petitions and lobbies
iii. Past events
1. Picture a Cure
2. Lobby Day
a. Group trip to Boston to state Senate to change legislation
3. ACS CAN (American Cancer Society, Cancer Advocacy Network)
E. Relay For Life
i. Signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society
ii. Friends form teams and participate in an all-night fundraiser
iii. Planning will start later in the fall with the help of the Relay For Life Planning Committee
iv. Information on Relay will be sent out through the CAC list-serve
v. While CAC and Relay for Life do go hand-in-hand, they are separate committees. However everyone is welcome to participate in both CAC and Relay for Life.
vi. Co-Chairs are Sarah Cohen and Nikki Rybko
Goals for this year’s CAC
A. To get chartered by Brandeis!
i. This way, we can get funding from the University for our projects
B. Improve campus smoking regulations and awareness
i. New signs have been put up around campus that states that you have to be 30 feet away from buildings when smoking
ii.We would like to create a committee to work on this (November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month)
C. Create committees for specific event planning
D. Sarah Koenig will be designing t-shirts for CAC
i. If you’d like to help or get involved, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
i. October 3rd in Boston
ii.Form committees for October events, can meet in our meeting room, Shapiro Campus Center 313
B. Breast Cancer Awareness Event
i. Committees for this
ii.Boob cookies – sugar cookies with pink and white icing on it
1. We sell these to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness
A. We have a new website! Check it out!
C. Can find it through the Brandeis website and going to the club center, where this
link will be listed under the CAC area
A. We will be holding elections for Education, Survivorship, and Advocacy Chairs
on September 15th, at our regular meeting place and time
B. If you are interested in running, email the president, Sarah Cohen,
email@example.com, by Monday, September 13th
C. Education Chair
i. Is on top of all education events
D. Survivorship Chair
i. Plan trips to Hope Lodge
E. Advocacy Chair
i. Picture for a Cure
F. If you do not run for one of the chair positions, you can still help with events and
with planning events that you may be interested in
A. Pizza Party!
i. When: Sunday, September 5th
ii.Where: Ridgewood A Commons
iii. What: Set goals, get to know each other, explain things
Next meeting: Wednesday, September 15th, at 9 pm in Shapiro Campus Center room 313