Wednesday, February 1, 2017

YAC meeting, Harper, 7:30 am February 20,2017

February 6th Meeting Minutes 7:45-7:55 am
Cooper and Mrs. Clay attended

1. Updates on Rachel's Challenge and Kindness Week (RAK WEEK)
a. Lollipops bought.  Nicole will ask us when she needs our help to place them on lockers like we did last year.
b.Positive Tomorrow's volunteer coordinator has not contacted us back about the Warm project.  
c. Cooper will place buckets of kindness at Teachers' lounges.  During RAK Week (12-18 of February), we will give gratitude treat to all teachers.  We will place chocolate mints on their mailboxes on Valentine's Day.

Random Acts of Kindness week (#RAKWeek2017), Feb 12-18, is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. 

It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same.


This seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. Catch someone doing an act of kindness and write it in our Rachel's Challenge: Kindness Chain Reaction Strips available at every building at bulletin boards in the UD and at teachers' lounges "kindness buckets" in all divisions.

3. The quilt for Mr. Rainbolt is almost finished.  The quilt we hope to take to Anaheim needs helpers!   

Suggested Agenda  On Parking LOT until Monday, January 20th.

YAC Activities at Harper this week  
Kindness Chain Reaction, Uplift Hands, I am Poem, and Roots and Fruit of Service Quilt Patches


Congratulations to Casady Cyclones for beating HH bringing donations and going to Johnnie's to raise funds and sports equipment for Cleats-4-Kids! Caitlyn will announce the out of uniform day at chapel as well as the results.

1.  Development Office needs gratitude ambassadors:  Go to and sign-up to volunteer with Isaiah, Miranda, Sahanya, and MiAngila thanking donors such as Mr. Rainbolt for their generosity which helps Casady provide the funding not covered by tuition.  As a non-profit, Casady has to fund raise every year part of its operating budget.  

2. Mrs.Clay will not be at the office Wednesday and Thursday this Week.  Have a great SPC.

3. Archives Volunteer Day on Saturday, February, 25th,9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Crabtree. Sign-up at the YAC Community Center Volunteer Wall or contact Lisa D. Meehan '87 | Director of Alumni Relations, (o) (405) 749-3162 | (c) (806)576-8001 |

4. The Casady Musical needs volunteer ushers  Feb 16-18 needs 4-5 ushers per night. A student or 2 at each theater entrance and a student helping at the ticket table.  Each volunteer will get a comp ticket to the performance that night. You will report to a mother at Fee the day of your volunteer assignment Sign up at the YAC Community Center Wall in Harper or email

5.  After School at Boys and Girls Club:  Sahanya B is organizing after school at Boys and Girls Club on Friday, February 24, 2017.  Sign-up at the YAC Community Center Wall.  If you need transportation, Mrs. Clay will reserve the Casady Van if needed. Van will leave from the chapel parking lot at 3:45 pm and return at 6:45 pm.

6. Presidential Service Awards will be ordered at the end of February.  Hours certified by S-L office must be inputted at the award website.  Mrs. Clay orders the PSA awards from the PSA website.

7. Grant Writing and Service Opportunity:  Mrs. Adrienne Adrienne B. Elder,, 
Mrs Elder will show YAC the ABC's of Grant Writing on Tuesday, Feb. 14th during Activities (1:10-1:40).  Mrs Elder is also looking for a couple of YAC students to attend our Girl Scout Daisy meeting, Mar. 8th or April 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 pm. Mrs. Elder would love the scout girls to learn more about Catching Kindness from YAC members.

Old Business:   Project Updates

1  "Service Sparks Dialog Lunch" with Mr. Gene Rainbolt Tuesday, February 21, 12:35 at Casady Wing:  Gratitude Quilt/PP/Invitation/Hosts (process) Malavika, Saadia, Aaron, Mrs Clay

Meal: Pork with Yakisoba Noodles

Freshmen:      Saadia N. Jacob B. Malavika R. Aaron P. Ahmed, Ellie T., Cooper R. (7)
Sophomores:   Sahanya B., Katherine S., Ellie G., Anna B. (4)
Juniors:           Safra S. Mariam S. Luke A. (3)
Seniors:          MiAngila G., Jack R., Johnny L., Calvin T., Jake U., Josh B., Miranda T., Isaiah L. (8)
Adults:           Meet Mr. Rainbolt at noon at the Wing conference room.  Some may stay for lunch at 12:31
From the greater OKC Community: Joan K. (Respect Diversity Foundation)
From Casady School: Casady Cares Team: Mr. Sheldon, Coach Bonfiglio, Coach T., Father Marlin, Father Blizzard, Father Youmans, Mr. Evan Walter, Dr. Wesley Fryer, Mr. Kelley, Dr. Sara Price, Mrs. Small, Mrs. Clay (14)

2. Development Office Gratitude Cyclone Ambassadors: Come write notes to Casady's major donors thanking them for their generosity by sharing the impact that their gift has had on your educational experience. The event will be on March 7th at 12:30 p.m. in the Woolsey House Wing. Lunch from Big Truck Tacos will be provided courtesy of the Casady Development Office. Please click on the link below to view the online sign-up sheet and thank you for playing a part in the success of the 2016-17 Casady Annual Fund!

3. Rachel's Challenge: Chain Reaction of Kindness-Global Interfaith Harmony Compassion online Games, RAK Week, National Kindness Day: Cooper and Nicole 

4.  National Service Learning Conference Table Quilt needs volunteers.  Goal: Finish before Spring Break

5. Seniors completing the graduation requirement: Invite them to Boys and Girls Club. Mrs Clay will send a 5th "gentle reminder e-mail to students, parents and advisors this week."  Goal:  All finish after Spring Break

6. Mentoring Projects:
-Stanley Hupfeld Academy: Eric
-Best Buddies Will visit Special Care February 7, 2017,  during the double: Sign-up with Zac  Warn coaches that you might be a few minutes late to practice.

7 Homeless Alliance: Perfect Pair Date:  Ellie 

New Business:  New Projects

1. Mrs. Finley's Project with former Cyclone and elementary school teacher

2. Come and Read with Me Summer program  Flyers on bulletin boards

3. National Foreign Language Week:  March 5-11: UCO Japanese students @ Harper and at MD International Club. Possible speaker during Music, Activities and Double  "Tea time with change dreamers: Don Quijote and Cervantes"  

4. National Volunteer Week: Presidential Awards, Chapel Speaker, Celebration Activity:  Mrs. Clay. Possible High tea celebration at Records!?  

5. 2016-2017 Fedex, Strategic Planning: Safra and Mariam  

6. Environmental Initiatives (Animals): Miranda, Ellie, Dr. Fryer

7. Senior Send Off: Date/Time/Activity

From the Floor

1. .Evaluation and Follow-up: MLK Day at the Food Bank, Winter Clothing for Centennial High School, Track for Johnson Elementary, and Cleats for Kids   Isaiah, Caitlyn, Aaron, Safra and Mariam

2.  ISAS Arts Festival Volunteers: Grace

3.  STUCO's Walk-A-Thon : ?

4. Youth LEAD OKC
a. Multicultural OKC Tapestry and Deep Listening Dialog at the OK Memorial and Museum Experience:  Jack R. started the conversation with the Museum  Date and school that will benefit from this experience will be announced as soon as it is determined by the Museum and the YMCA.

b. TIDE Conference 2017 will be at a University in Boston on Memorial Weekend.  See details of past TIDE Conferences at

5. ?