I'm sorry to hear about the PWW project. I'm also sorry that we haven't been very present for your meetings this semester. It's been a busy 3 months on this end.
That said, I wanted to let you know where the professional chapter is and give you some insight into the opportunites that we might have to work together. We are still persuing the project in Nicaragua. The NGO we are working with is aiming to have their application in by April. We will submit ours at the same time. There are several projects that we could work on in these communities. Some of them are clean water projects. Some are water storage projects. And there is some potential for renewable energy down the line. The first project application will be for the clean water/water storage projects.
Our goal is to get our first feasibility trip together by early fall. If you are interested, we could potentially have projects for both the student and professional chapter to work on by the time your fall semester starts again.
If you have an thoughts or questions, please feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call (415-710-6566). Sebastian Downs has been present for most of our meetings, so he can probably answer a lot as well.
If I am not traveling, I will definitely be at your next meeting. I can give a short presentation to you then if you would like. In the meantime, if you could sent me details about the banquet, that would be great. The professional chapter would like to get a group of folks there to support you guys and I want to get the invite out asp.
Talk to you soon.
On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Nora Margaret Varhue <[log in to unmask]>
Hope everyone is having a great week back. If you were unable to make tonight's meeting, the minutes are below. In brief: bring insulation to next meeting (be creative), send out donation letters, contact Alec if you are interested in Battle of the Chefs, and come to the next meeting. See you all soon.
P.S. I have also included our previous brainstorm for insulation ideas.
PWW- Honduras Unsafe :( Threat level unlikely to change (maybe)
-Apologize to PWW and cut them loose
-Become “UVM Students Doing Engineering Things Abroad” instead of EWB
-PWW UVM Separate Project Group**
-Individual Work Opportunity + Banquet Fundraising Support**
-Move to a new project: apply online through EWB national
Professional Chapter- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
-Interested in Students working with them (Sebastian)
-Sharing a Community
Banquet update: Splash contact lost
Hilton/ Sheraton- wants us (send Jim an email- has discount at location)
Catered by location
4/12 - save the date (tell your peeps)
donation update: sweet monkey holding lotus. thanks homeport.
conditions: 60-ish down to 5 trails open
CANCELLED (weather dependent)
Battle of Campus Chefs 2013
partner up with sodexo chefs
Monday, April 22nd 2013
interested? email Alec or text at (802)-279-3092!
Assignments for next meeting:
donations: check list on googledocs and try to collect donations
Tell people to save the date (can't send out invitations until location is finalized)
bring in insulation for peltier cooler
• can T-shirts be used somehow?
• plastic water bottles filled with water? Styrofoam around bottles to keep cool?
• Packing peanuts?