So let's start from the beginning: bake sale.
We threw together this bake sale with just the 5 of us who regularly attend meetings and ended up with an incredible amount and variety of food! Everything except a box of cookies we made by hand. I made a box of Pillsbury Valentines Day sugar cookies and an absurd amount of eggless cookie dough (so it could be eaten raw). It wasn't extremely popular at the bake sale, but oh my gosh it was delicious. And I didn't mind taking it back ;) We reserved a table in CRC breezeway trying to catch people on their way to class or coming out of the gym, and we were pretty successful. Many people didn't buy anything or didn't buy much and just donated money to the cause. I think they were under the impression the money would go to cancer research or something (which it will, in the end--we plan on donating any left over funds to the American Cancer Society). In the end we made $40, which I'd say is pretty well done.
The following week, we bought some Twizzlers and passed them out for free (along with a flier and brief explanation) to anyone we saw with long hair walking through the CRC breezeway. Through this experience, I learned that people aren't interested in listening to you until you tell them about all the free stuff you're offering. It's like the blood drive: everyone knows it's a worthy cause, but no one really wants to do it unless you're going to offer them something in return. At least for me, if I'm going to go through a not entirely pleasant experience, I want a "trophy" to reward my efforts.
Anyways, throughout both of these weeks, we worked on a budget proposal to submit to the University Funding Board. We ended up going several times to UFB office hours because the first couple people we talked to apparently didn't take the budget submission process as seriously as they should have. One actually submitted our budget when it wasn't even signed and we had just brought it in to be looked over. After going back several times, we eventually came up with the final version of the budget that was approved in full.
And finally, at today's meeting, we made one of our posters! Only Sara and Kathryn actually showed up, which was disappointing, especially because we had things to do. But we got one thing done and I think it looks pretty good!