Sonia Birla August 2nd, 2020
Thank you so much to everyone that came to the meeting today. It’s been a great start to the new year!
What is DOC NC?
DOC NC, or Dedicated to our community of North Carolina, is a local non-profit that raises funds for a different organization each year. In the past, we have fundraised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Duke PBMT, and the Suhanee Foundation.
Black Lives Matter
The black community is disproportionately impacted by systematic racism. Currently, there have been protests across the world in support of BLM. Why should DOC NC support BLM: The entire world is coming together for this cause. DOC NC has the platform to help these people so as young leaders we have the job to do so! We are “young leaders serving in our community and beyond”
Had lots of styles of dance from western dance to Bharatanatyam Over 100 participants Classes were donation-based and the funds went towards the following places: North Carolina Black Alliance Ymca Lighter Y Achiever Program Have raised over 220 dollars! More information at docnc.org/racenc
August: RaceNC September: DOC NC Field Day/Picnic October: TBD Cary Diwali is canceled, unfortunately.
RaceNC: 5k race
August 9th – 15th Competitors will download a running tracking app (ex: nike run club, strava, etc.) You can run anywhere with a 5 dollar registration fee Please share this idea with friends and family! All funds will go towards the NC Black Alliance the YMCA Lightner Y Achievers Contact Sarayu with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at docnc.org/racenc.
Things to take into consideration: Office in the Triangle? Volunteering opportunities for us? Is it relatable to our community? NC Community Bail Fund of Durham Help pay bail up to 2000 dollars Helps keep people who committed minor crimes out of jail so that they can spend time with their families The current system keeps the poor in jail and takes away people’s ability to stay at home as a role model for their children The money will go towards getting people who committed minor crimes out of jail Emancipate NC Minimize mass incarceration Want to make the world a safer place for people of color Free children from jail who have pushed into it due to systematic racism Asheboro Zoo Largest natural habitat zoo in the world Zoos are losing money due to lack of visitors from the pandemic Animals are lacking resources due to a decrease in ticket sales Funds will go towards wildlife research and helping the animals A Doorway to Hope Based in Cary Gives a helping hand to low-income families Provides daily necessities to these families and 95% of the money goes directly to them We can provide funds and give household essential baskets This is important because due to the pandemic many families have lost jobs Equality NC secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) North Carolinians Focus on racial justice as well Best Friend Pet Adoption The funds would go towards securing homes for pets Secure food and resource for pets in shelters Smart Start Helps young children and families by providing outside enrichment Ex: books to pediatricians and schools Have a location in Raleigh Provide resources to families at risk so that they can have the resources to succeed NC Green Power Climate Change is an ongoing global issue Many people lack clean water and food 1000 dollars can go towards 720 students to work on solar projects Also, have speakers who can discuss topics like renewable energy CASA Helps homeless people Our money will go towards building new homes for homeless people and paying for homes Volunteering opportunities include making gifts for the tenants and older volunteers can go to physical sites to help
What we did well last year!:
Became more organized Great song! Raised over 13,000 dollars Persevere through COVID: online meetings made masks, etc. Diversified our volunteering opportunities
Problems and our Solutions:
Meetings were loud Solution: we will talk AFTER the meeting and Sonia will bring a bell to meetings. More interactive meetings Solution: people will organize team-building exercises instead of presentations each month. Members are not educated on the issues we’re fundraising for Solution: DOC Talks which are 1hr discussions on issues that affect our community like global warming or LGBTQ rights, helps raise awareness and educate all of us on other perspectives The first DOC Talk will be August 9th at 2:30pm. Here is the link: https://meet.google.com/eqm-dvdu-fjd Cooler Events Solutions: Members should suggest new ideas and smaller ideas can be executed through be your own leader month, ex: daycare service fundraiser, community movie night, etc. Events can be unorganized Solution: Sign up sheet will become more visible during events! The Leadership team will take steps to make sure we know what’s happening Sign up genius automatically sends event reminders! Members should pay attention to this Communications will take not to remind members of event dates and their responsibilities More member feedback and collective decisions We are collectively deciding are fundraising choices! Also please feel free to talk to anyone in the leadership team about your suggestion Keep everyone in the Leadership Team involved We will update the website more often and social media Leadership will be given weekly goals People do not know how hours are given Hours are given for each meeting and event you go to. Laughter club can be improved Members should research standup and watch videos to learn Also, the laughter club should present more! Parents can be overbearing Parents will give minimal feedback during meetings After the meetings, the leadership team and the parents will stay to go over feedback and member who want to stay can Diversity All members should invite one friend to DOC NC We will not be talking Hindi at our meetings Explore other senior centers with all types of cultures Members should be able to speak up when they feel that something is not all-inclusive Website Updates DOCNC.org All members should try their best to use their personal social media platforms to advertise to people We updated past initiatives and added the constitution Please suggest any suggestions to the website to Shreya
We ended with DOC NC Trivia by Sarayu!
Last note: SUGGESTION BOX please use it to give timely feedback and suggest new ideas!
Next meeting: September 9th
As always check out our social media!
Instagram: @doc_nc Facebook: @DOCofNC Remind: text @docofnc to 81010 Contact anyone on the leadership team if you are not on the email list!
Thank’s again to everyone that attended the meeting.
P.S. I will announce the DOC NC 2020 Beneficiary tomorrow morning!
P.P.S The RaceNC Flyer is below. Please share it!