Wednesday, August 31, 2011

08/31/2011 - Meeting

Today we elected officers! They are as follows:

President: Sarah Erwin
Vice President: Nick Rackley
Secretary: Derrick Manning
Treasurer: Daniel Bratcher
Community Service Coordinator: Casey Williamson
Historian: Laura Asaro
Public Relations: Mark Branscum!

I have invited all the officers to the blog, so they can post updates too! If you are an officer sharing on the blog, please remember to sign your name, so all members can know who is posting.

We also discussed passing out group information next week on Wednesday and Thursday. I will be contacting individuals who gave me their availability, so we can be sure someone is at the table at all times. Laura, I expect pictures for our blog!

September 13 at 9:00p.m. in the Pesagi Lounge, we are having a debate with the Baptist Student Union. Please, e-mail me if you are interested in being one of the five to represent our group. Also tell me if you come up with any new topic ideas! There is a facebook event now, and I think I invited most of you. However, if you missed it, click here and say that you are attending!

A few other events discussed were home coming, Skepticon in Missouri, and The Texas Freethought Convention. Skepticon is free, and we could car pool. We would have to reserve tickets for the Freethought Convention. Please, contact me if you are interested in attending with me.

Our next meeting is on September 14th. I'm sure I will be in contact with all of you before then. Thank you to all who attended! The semester is already off to a good start!

Sarah Erwin,
SSA of ECU President

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8/23/2011- Meeting with Student Senate

A few of us met with Student Senate tonight and discussed our group and its purpose. They voted to approve our group. We are officially a group on campus. Now we are working on getting on the school's website. Don't forget that we are meeting tomorrow for pizza and games.

Sarah Erwin.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8/17/2011 Meeting

    I was extremely satisfied with the meeting tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your stories! I hope we can continue to grow closer as a group and create a network for atheists, agnostics, and other nonreligious students.

     Please, please feel welcome to e-mail me with ideas, comments, or questions--I want your input. Considering that we only had chalkings to advertise our meeting that were only up for a few hours at best, I was so happy that we had 5 new people. I cannot wait until we get the campus affiliation status sorted out, so we can start advertising more. I am debating just standing with a sign about being atheist to attempt to meet more potential members during my free time. I am not sure. Please, invite anyone you know. The more the merrier.

     Next week, we will have pizzas and maybe a few other snacks. Please bring your own drinks. If there are any games/discussion questions/movies you would like to share with the group, bring them along. If you want to bring a snack, that would be great too. I will be contacting everyone through the information they provided on the membership form to ask about toppings, donations, etc.

     Please remember to look through the Constitution if you would like to be an officer on campus. You do not have to be open about your religious affiliation to be an officer, but I would like officers to be involved with events and mentors to other members. However, that does not mean you cannot help with events behind the scenes in the organizing and planning stages.

Here is the agenda from the meeting:
1) Introductions
2) Campus affiliation status
     a) Policy changes
     b) Presenting to student senate
3) Officers
     a) Duties
     b) Elections
4) Constitution
     a) Blog:
     b) Proposed changes
5) Meetings
     a) Proposed changes
     b) Meeting structure
6) Events
     a) Faith and morality panel
     b) Other suggestions
7) Other news

     I want to give a special thanks to Dr. Alford for being so readily involved in the group, and to everyone who attended the meeting. Please feel free to contact me because I really want your feedback. I am looking forward to next Wednesday.

Sarah Erwin