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August 6, 2023

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Guest Speaker: Bailey Ryan 

  • she is currently leading an effort on a climate & sustainability exhibit
  • she & her team is interested to know what our DOC NC members think and feel about the climate crisis, what experiences in your life got you involved in environmental work/action, and how the museum can help young visitors get interested in this topic to build a sustainable future
  • she had a discussion with DOC NC members about ideas for a new exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science

Previous Events: 

  • Leadership Retreat
    • the purpose was to discuss ideas for new initiatives, make a calendar of existing events, and for leadership team members to get to know each other better
  • Duke Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser 
    • we successfully raised more than our goal of 1,500 dollars on July 22nd, and Walmart matched with 1,500, coming out to 3,000 dollars!
  • DOC NC Social Impact Awards 
    • was August 4
    • presented awards to those members who participated  in the Summer Scholarship program as well as those who participated in Big Brother Big Sister and Duke Mentorship Programs

Ongoing Initiatives: 

  • The Legacy Project 
    • interviewing seniors in the community to pass on their legacy to future generations
    • interview so far: 5
    • most recent interview – July 23rd ( Dr. Dhruv Kumar & Mrs. Kumar)
    • contact: Arsh or Shaurya if interested!
  • Little Library Installations
    • installed four little libraries in Morrisville and Apex and have two more installations to go
    • the next installation is September 3rd, 2023, at Morrisville Community Playground
  • Cedar Fork Program
    • ongoing summer camp
    • resuming in September
    • sign-ups are coming soooon
    • contact: Anvita or Shaurya if you are interested in helping out with future sessions

Upcoming Initiatives: 

  • Eco-Friendly Bag stitching workshop with the Boomerang Bag Team in Durham
    • takes old shirts and sows into bags and gives them out at grocery shops for rising high schoolers/ high schoolers on Sept 16th (1-4)
  • Lazy Daze
    • August 26th / 27th
    • henna, facepainting, handling the cash register, talking to customers, etc
    • $$$ will go towards the NC state park for their outdoor adventure program
  • Litter Sweep + Monthly Meeting 
    • October 8 – 2:30-5:30
    • present the check for $5000 towards the canoe
  • CAP (Climate Action Plan) Competition 
    • Three competitions where members in maximum groups of 2 will compete to win and get their work published on DOC NC’s social media, website, etc.
    • 1st competition: Art; using art such as drawing & painting to convey a message about a climate-related issue. 
    • 2nd competition: Storytelling; using poems, narratives, etc., to convey a message about a climate-related issue
    • 3rd competition: Create your climate action plan for your community to make it sustainable. Participants will do a business presentation on the idea
    • More information and sign-ups will be sent soon.
  • DOC NC 101
    • monthly mentorship sessions teaching DOC NC and external members of the community ex. Senior citizens about a new topic each month ex. finance, mental health, cybersecurity, and sustainability. Kicking off with climate action plan topics and adding more each month
    • the first few sessions will be guidance on the CAP competition and mentoring if needed, for groups participating
  • Trivia (Smera & Trisha)
    • DOC NC members participated in fun trivia questions led by Smera & Trisha
    • questions were on climate as well as general trivia questions
    • the winner was … Anika!!!

Let us know if you have questions!

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