Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 5: HEALTH YAC AGENDA FOR 9/15/2015 MEETING with minutes

Tuesday, September 15: HEALTH Video RecipeacePower of Sports

7:30 am  Peace Walk around the lake starts at Butterfly Garden labyrinth.

One participant.  The Walk started at the Butterfly Garden Labyrinth.  The participant picked up a card from a basket with art cards depicting youth interpretations of May Peace Prevail on Earth cards.  Due to the small amount of time, the walker chose to walk around the lake instead of the labyrinth.

Activities, Harper YAC meeting.  Agenda  Activity:  Pinwheels for Peace

YLOKC makes first 2015 Pinwheels at OKC Kids Korral

Students Rebuild Challenge 2015:  Pinwheels for Syrian Refugee Children will be announced on 9/21.  The YAC / YLOKCasady leadership promoted pinwheel making at the kick-off party for Youth LEAD OKC in August at the OKC Kids Korral.  At the last Planning and Peace Team meeting the sole agenda chosen by Aubrey was making pinwheels for Peace

Students Rebuild Challenge:  Pinwheels for Syrian Refugee Children will be announced on 9/21 PEACE DAY


Activity: Pinwheels for Peace for Peace Day and Syrian Refugee Children

Expected attendance: YAC Planning Team and YAC Peace Team.  Conflict: Tornado Drill, Minutes by Mrs. Clay

Seniors: Aubrey, Nish
Juniors: Johnny, Isabelle, Grace (late, had a meeting with Casady Communications and Marketing for Instagram and Tweeter)
Sophomores: None
Freshmen: Isabel O., Lydia F., Ruby, Audrey A., Andy T. Hallie R.

Snacks: Animal Crackers 

New Business

1. Homeless Alliance Project Possibility presented by Mr. Wesley Fryer.  Project will advocate services and possibly advocacy to legislation to help homeless in OKC.  Mr. Fryer and Mrs. Clay will do the preliminary site visit.  October is the perfect month to connect to this project since Students Against Hunger is YAC's next focus with freshmen facilitating the activities.  UPDATE:  Setting up an investigation site visit for October 28th:  I thought it might be a great connection for our students involved in Service Learning to get with you at City Care, and learn more about what you're doing to serve the needs of the homeless and financially needy in OKC. I shared a few thoughts with the YAC student Club which Carmen sponsors, on Tuesday this week, and they were very interested and receptive.

2. Clubs Fair: September 18: Officers will look at Grace's Presentation and send final copy to Fiona for chapel presentation.  Officers will have sign-ups and posters.  They will also assign who will manpower table.  Mrs. Clay will provide animal crackers to give away, pens and quilts for the table.

4. Fall Fest:  October 2  Not discussed.  From previous meeting, YAC decided to do a cake walk with members bringing cakes, cupcakes, and cookies as prices for the activity.

5. Students Against Hunger/Casady Cans Do Food Drive:  October last week. Aubrey re-stated that Freshmen will facilitate it.  

Old Business
Youth Lead OKC Retreat Friday and Saturday: Handout provided at meeting.  Johnny encouraged YAC members to attend.  More information at http://youthleadokc.blogspot.com/  The training is free, but there is a $30 yearly fee to belong to YLOKC.  YMCA provides fee funding if requested.  The fee covers t-shirt and meeting expenses.

1. Peace Team:  Peace Week
Monday, September 14: ECONOMIC JUSTICE DAY  VIDEO: Hunger 101
Peace Week Team UD Chapel Speaker:  Jennifer Reed  Update:  Father Marlin delivered the speech because Jenn got stuck in traffic coming from Norman.  Jenn stayed the whole day at Casady and hopes to return for Peace Day on Monday 9/21.

Tuesday, September 15: HEALTH Video RecipeacePower of Sports
7:30 am  Peace Walk around the lake starts at Butterfly Garden labyrinth.  Update: One walker
Activities, Harper YAC meeting.  Agenda  Activity:  Pinwheels for Peace  Mostly freshmen came to make pinwheels.  Aubrey, Johnny, and Grace facilitated the Agenda.  Johnny gave information about YLOKC trainings.  Aubrey related information about Clubs Fair and Grace stated that she will not be able to facilitate the screening of Kindness is Contagious.

Peace Week T-shirts: 50 ordered. First come, first served basis.  Color blue.  We will wear t-shirts on Peace Day.  No sponsorship from Coca Cola this year.

Wednesday, September 16:  CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY Video Pinwheels for Peace
Kindness is Contagious OKC Premiere at Quail Springs 7:30 PM  Grace Patton will not be able to facilitate the showing.   Special thanks to Mrs. Charlote Lankfort for recruiting her readers to attend the screening

Thursday, September 17: WOMEN  Video Peace Players International: Romy & Malak
Peace Week Team Chapel Speaker: Casady Orchestra.  A member of the orchestra will introduce their "Piece of Peace."

Service Opportunities  
Mrs. Clay will send sign-up opportunity via e-mail.  No time for this during short meeting.

Friday, September 18: HUMAN RIGHTS  Video  Youth for Human Rights
3:00-7:00 Youth LEAD OKC LEADERS training @ Casady Wing
7:30-8:30  Belief-4-Peace One Day screening @ Casady Wing

Saturday, September 19:  FREEDOM   Video Youth for Human Rights: Freedom of Thought
9:00-10:00 Boys and Girls Club Day of Kids set-up
10:00-8:00 PM  Youth LEAD OKC training starts at Boys and Girls Club and continues at the Casady Wing

Sunday, September 20: DISARMAMENT Video BELIEFCharter-4-Compassion
1:30-5:30 pm OCC Interfaith Youth Tour - Wear your Peace Week t-shirt
6:00-7:00 pm  Belief-4-Peace One Day Recipeace Dinner at Grand House

7:30 AM  Pinwheel blessing and labyrinth Walk: Wing.  Donuts provided

World Peace Village with snacks donated by local restaurants  Icee's for I see Peace with acts of kindness, compassion of service while supplies last during Activities and fifth hour and after the double.

Introduction of Peace One Day
ONE Minute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVo4lQe8MhQ  35 minutes, 
Peace One Day story, 35 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=3&v=bm2jd8bqx_k   Youth Celebration, Peace one day, 2 minutes

Introduction of BELIEF
 1:50 Trailer: 
Broadcast: https://owncomm.box.com/s/p923fcpq5xztivlcxhshezv0hb51zj2f

7:11 minutes

6:00-8:00 PM  UN Observance of Peace Day @ Great Hall, McDanield Student Center
On Monday, September 21st, our OKC celebration of the International Day of Peace will commence with drumming at 6pm. 

The program will take place in the Tom & Brenda McDaniel University Center at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73106.
(See the map, here ... Parking on one of the lots on Florida Ave. is recommended). 

At 6:30, a moderated discussion will take place on the important topic of police / community relations -- particularly with respect to law enforcement within Black and minority communities. You can read more about the program here:

Healing the Breach

As always, thanks to the generous support of our co-sponsors, this event is free and open to the public. 

We hope to see you there! 
Healing the Breach
Drumming For Peace

     Secret Agent of Compassion
            Mission 005 - Sept 15, 2015

Good Morning Ambassadors!

The next step in maintaining yourself as a renewable source of compassionate energy is to recognize and act on spontaneous opportunities to promote care, concern, warmth, and love that are presented to each of us daily. I daresay that such opportunities are being presented to us constantly.

As a way to contemplate this concept, take a minute right now to consider this quote from Roman philosopher Seneca,"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."

Your mission today, should you choose to accept it, is to identify and act on as many of these opportunities as you can. As the day moves forward, allow one of these opportunities to fill your heart with wonder. To do this, pay attention to your role in its unfolding and then fulfill it. If it makes sense to do so, act on this opportunity in a way that honors both it and you. Feel free to use your imagination.

Tonightreflect on at least three of the opportunities you identified, whether or not you acted on them. This may entail taking note of them after the fact as it's possible you will not have recognized some without the benefit of hindsight. The intention in taking time to reflect on them is to help you become more aware of them as they are happening so you can act on them in the future.

As you know, should your actions or those of any of the International Kindness Team be exposed, it will increase the positive ripple effect of creating more compassion in the world. Thus, we at IKT HQ request that you report your activities on theCompassion Report Map!

Good luck, ambassadors.

(For those of you helping children understand these missions, this one may present a little more of a challenge. While yesterday's mission was to bring enhanced awareness to being consistently kind and friendly, today's is to learn how to better recognize an immediate opportunity to perform an act of kindness that for the recipient may seem unexpected. An example I often use with both children and adults is returning grocery carts to their proper places. When I perform this act, I imagine this simple action prevents a car from getting dinged, which prevents the owner of the car from getting upset, which prevents him from taking his anger out on his dog, etc, etc, etc. An adult I know always picks up all the strewn paper towels in public restrooms she uses, and wipes clean the area around the sink so those who follow her have a cleaner restroom to use.)