Kickoff Meeting Slides - 9/14/2011


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  • Kickoff Meeting Slides - 9/14/2011

    1. 1. Kickoff MeetingWednesday, September 14th6 p.m. / STSS 230<br />
    2. 2. Opening Remarks<br />Spring 2011 Distinguished Service Award Winners – Erin Benoit & Rachel Root<br />Freshman Representative – apply by 9/21 – info online<br />Joining a Committee – information on 9/28 after meeting<br />T-shirt Contest – designs due 9/25 – check website for more info<br />Next meeting – Wednesday, Sep. 28<br />Scavenger hunt<br />Prizes for teams<br />Root beer floats!<br />
    3. 3. What is <br />Habitat for Humanity?<br />Presented by Nicole Bouley and Mark Strom<br />
    4. 4. The History of Habitat International<br />Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller<br /> (NOT Jimmy Carter!)<br />Affiliates in all 50 states and over 100 countries<br />Over 1,500,000 people sheltered worldwide<br />Holistic approach to affordable housing solutions<br />Building<br />Renovating<br />Advocating<br />Educating<br />
    5. 5. Myth: <br />Habitat for Humanity gives away houses for FREE.<br />Truth: <br />Habitat for Humanity offers affordable housing and no-interest loans to qualified applicants.<br />
    6. 6. Three Qualifying Factors for Habitat Applicants:<br />Demonstration of need <br />Ability to pay<br />Willing to partner<br />
    7. 7. Habitat doesn’t just build houses..<br />-In response to the bursting of the housing bubble, Habitat has purchased and renovated foreclosed properties to rehabilitate and sell to qualifying Habitat applicants. <br /><ul><li>A Brush with Kindness</li></ul>- To help prevent foreclosures, Habitat also offers a Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention program.<br />
    8. 8. A retail chain that sells surplus and slightly used construction materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. Proceeds fromReStore help fund many Habitat projects.<br />
    9. 9. Our chapter’s local affiliate<br />Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity receives600applications & places50families in new homes every year.<br />Started in 1985 and is now one of the top 5 US affiliates<br />
    10. 10. Our Chapter<br /><ul><li> Became official student group at U of M in 1989 (22 years!)
    11. 11. In 1998, membership reached 100
    12. 12. 2010-2011 Membership exceeds 200!
    13. 13. Build Homes by volunteering and fundraising
    14. 14. Build Awareness through educational events and advocacy
    15. 15. Build Friendships by bringing people together to work on a good cause</li></li></ul><li>What will you build this year?<br />
    16. 16. Volunteer & Travel Opportunities<br />Presented by<br />
    17. 17. Volunteer with our chapter<br />Various volunteer opportunities throughout the year<br />Primarily full-day participation on Saturdays, occasional weeknight events<br />You could be:<br />Building at a Habitat house site for the day<br />Constructing wood house frames at the Habitat Panel Plant<br />Assisting other organizations in the Twin Cities, such as People Serving People<br />
    18. 18. Upcoming Volunteer Events<br />September 17th:<br />Youth Link<br />10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.<br />September 24th:<br />Habitat Landscaping Project<br />8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.<br />October 1st:<br />A Brush with Kindness<br />8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />October 8th:<br />Habitat House Build<br />8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />
    19. 19. Volunteer Event Registration<br />Online at (Volunteer page)<br />Priority given to chapter members<br />Contact Anna Resman, our Volunteer Coordinator, at with questions or suggestions for new volunteer opportunities!<br />
    20. 20. Travel with our chapter<br />When?<br />Winter Break: Jan. 8-14<br />Spring Break: Mar. 10-17<br />Where?<br />Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and other exciting locations!<br />Locations announced at meeting on 10/12<br /><ul><li>Who?
    21. 21. You!
    22. 22. Cost?
    23. 23. Approx. $400-600
    24. 24. Discounts for drivers
    25. 25. Registration?
    26. 26. Online with 10% deposit
    27. 27. Opens on 10/17 for members, 10/24 for non-members
    28. 28. Registration fills quickly, so sign up early!</li></li></ul><li>Questions about our trips<br />What are the benefits to going on a trip?<br />I blew all my money on Nütella, now what do I do?<br />I’m scared of meeting new people and none of my friends are going. How will this work for me?<br />Contact our Collegiate Challenge Coordinators, Tim Roos and Cade Arries, at with other questions<br />
    29. 29. Global Village<br />What: International Habitat Trip!<br />Where: Africa<br />When: May 13th-15th to May 23rd-25th<br /> (10 days + optional safari)<br />Cost: Approximately $3,000 - $3,500<br />Interest Meeting<br />Wednesday, September 21st<br />7:00 p.m.<br />Rapson 56<br /><ul><li>Many fundraising opportunities throughout year
    30. 30. Deadline to sign up is November 1st
    31. 31. Limited spots – priority given to chapter members
    32. 32. Email with questions</li></li></ul><li>Participating in Annual Events<br />Presented by:<br />Allison Bock, Allyssa Kittock<br />Kenzie Kelly, Dan Palmer<br />
    33. 33. About us…<br />Allison Bock – Co-Fundraising Coordinator<br />Allyssa Kittock – Co-Fundraising Coordinator<br />Kenzie Kelly – Education Coordinator<br />Dan Palmer - Treasurer<br />
    34. 34. Annual Events<br />Smaller Events!<br /><ul><li>Compassion for Humanity
    35. 35. Mystery Bus Tour
    36. 36. Other Fundraising</li></ul>Large Events!<br />Mega Build (Sep. 10)<br />Shantytown (Oct. 6-7)<br />The Golden 5K (Oct. 15)<br />Act! Speak! Build! Week<br />Hire-A-Habitater (Varies)<br />
    37. 37. Getting Involved With Events<br />Join an event committee<br />Volunteer at the event<br />Participate!<br />
    38. 38. Shantytown 2011<br />Date: Thursday, October 6 – Friday morning<br />Location: Coffman Front Plaza<br />What is it?<br />Educational overnight event to promote awareness of the poverty situation in the Twin Cities<br />Cardboard shanty-building contest<br />Speakers, fun activities, and a small service project (making tie fleece blankets)<br />Dinner from French Meadow Bakery & Cafe and breakfast from Bruegger’s Bagels<br />Questions?<br />Email Kenzie Kelly, our Education Coordinator, at<br /><br />
    39. 39. The Golden 5K<br />Date & Time: Saturday, October 15th at 3 p.m.<br />Location: Coffman Front Plaza<br />Cost: $15 by October 2nd, $20 after<br />What is it?<br />5K run/walk circles East and West bank<br />First 50 to register get Homecoming 2011 drawstring bag<br />Form a 4-person team for our team competition<br />Free race shirt, race packet, and post-race food<br />Register after the meeting or online at<br />Questions?<br />Contact Allison Bock and Allyssa Freeman at<br /><br />