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July 9, 2023

July 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Happy July! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!! Meeting minutes below:


Past Initiatives: 

  • Backpack Initiative
    • filled backpacks for kindergarten students with donated materials
    • the backpacks had a great variety of materials such as notebooks, folders, tissues, and full pencil pouches

Ongoing Initiatives: 

  • Legacy Project
    • interviewing senior citizens of the community! Reach out to Shaurya or Arsh if interested in joining
  • Duke Mentorship Program
    • tutoring/mentoring elementary and middle school DOCNC members, by using mentorship skills and lesson plans provided by Duke Students
  • Big Brother Big Sister summer sessions
    • 4 sessions, every Saturday teaching Chess, Art, Math, and Creative Writing
    • 4 sessions teaching essential leadership skills
  • Little Library Installations:
    • installed 4 little libraries in Morrisville and Apex + have 2 more installations to go
  • Cedar Fork Program
    • ongoing summer camp
    • contact Anvita if interest in helping out with future sessions

Upcoming Initiatives: 

  • Walmart Fundraiser
    • raising funds for Duke Children’s Miracle Network taking place on July 22
    • goal of 1500 dollars, will be matched by Walmart ( total of 3000 dollars)
    • members can bring any unused household items you are willing to donate
  • Boomerang Bag Stitching Workshop
    • taking place September 16 (1-4pm)
      • look out for the sign up genius
  • Jordan Lake Canoe Fundraising
    • planning on donating 5000 dollars for a new canoe
    • raising funds on Aug 26-27 at Lazy Daze with the goal of 2500 dollars for the canoe that day
  • Trivia led by Pragya
    • Pragya hosted a fun round of trivia and her questions were based on global warming & conservation strategies
  • Volunteer Center of Durham’s Adrienne Clark
    • talked about the commissioner’s, mayor’s, and president’s awards that can be applied for
    • the requirements for each of the awards depends on the age and the amount of hours each volunteer has collected
    • collected the backpacks we packed earlier in the meeting
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