Important Stuff

Hi everyone,

Sleep Out is coming up! From the 22nd to the 24th, we’ll be sleeping
out on Marsh Plaza every night to raise awareness for homelessness and
housing issues. We’re asking everyone who plans on sleeping out to
register on our website at http://people.bu.edu/habitat/sleepout.html
(click on register now!). You can sign up individually or as part of a
team, and the individual and group winners will get a prize for raising
the most money. Also on our Sleep Out page are links to a letter to
friends and family and a donations log. We’re asking everyone to try to
fundraise and get sponsorship for the event.

Also, there are still spots open on the April 11th build trip to
Dorchester. Please let me know by Tuesday if you want to go.

Step About Boston, an Irish step dancing group at BU, is having a free
event with food and dancing lessons on April 10th at 7pm in the SAC gym.

Congratulations to our new e-board!
President: Zach Horowitz
Vice President: Nikki Vezina
Secretary: Lauren Harwood
Treasurer: John Dixon
Fundraising Chair: Ashley Michael
PR Chair: Pat Nelson
Build Trip Coordinator: John Batoha
Spring Break Coordinator: Meghan Downey
Webmaster: Rene Morenski

Feel free to email with any questions.

Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

habitat@bu.edu

Important Meeting Tonight

Hi everyone,

Our meeting tonight is a very important one because we’ll be holding elections for next year’s executive board. We need everyone to come and vote (or run)!

There’s a build trip on April 11th to Dorchester for members to sign up for tonight. We’ll also have Sleep Out info and will be showing off our new website.

See you at 8 in CAS B50,
Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity
habitat@bu.edu

Tuesday’s Minutes (3/17/2009)

Hi everyone,

In case you missed our meeting on Tuesday, here’s what we talked about:

We have officially switched our BU House Project to the Greater Boston Habitat affiliate. This means that we will still be raising the same amount of money ($50,000) but will be sponsoring a project on forclosed property in Dorchester instead of Bedford.

Sleepout is April 22 to 24 this year. We want this to be a campus-wide event and will have prizes for the people who raise the most money. We will have more info on the event at later meetings. Let me know if you
would like to join the Sleepout planning committee.

We will be having e-board elections at our next general meeting on the 31st. If you want to run for any of the positions, be prepared to say something in front of the group before we vote.

the positions are:
President
Vice President

Treasurer- deals with SAO and track finances
Secretary- take minutes, email group and e-board, thank you letters
Spring Break- plan, budget trip
Fundraising Chair- plan events, grantwriting
Build Trip Coordinator- arrange weekend build trips
PR Chair- advertising
Webmaster- maintain website

If you have any questions about the positions or elections process, email habitat@bu.edu

Good Luck,
Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

Tomorrow’s Meeting

Hi everyone,

We have a general meeting tomorrow night at 8 in CAS B50. There will be
build trip sign ups and information about the upcoming eboard elections.

See you there!

Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

to reply, email habitat@bu.edu

Looking for PR and Webmaster!

Hi guys,

Our executive board is looking for a new Public Relations chair and
Webmaster. If you want to join our e-board and would like either of
those positions, email Zach, our president, at zwitz@bu.edu with your
history working with Habitat, your experience in PR or website
maintenance, and any ideas for improvement you may have.

Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

Open Spots on Spring Break

Hi everyone,

It’s really last minute, seeing as we’re leaving on Saturday for
Alabama, but 2 spot opened up on our spring break trip! The cost is
$265 and the experience is amazing! Please email habitat@bu.edu by
Wednesday night if you want to go.

Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

Meeting Tomorrow

Hi guys,

We will be having a general meeting tomorrow night at 8 in CAS B50 as
usual. There will be build trip sign ups, info on our Raise the Roof
event, and more info on our fundraising effort with Hodara Real Estate
Group.

See you there!
Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

Please Read: Fundraising Opportunity

Hey Habitat!

We have a great opportunity to earn a lot of money for Habitat.  My
friend Alex just opened up his own real estate firm and wants to get
involved with Habitat.  He will donate a sizable amount of money for
each referral made by a BU Habitat member.

Promotion Details:

For each referral made by BU Habitat that leads to a rental, Hodara
Real Estate Group will donation the following amounts towards the BU
Habitat House:

$150 each of the first 5 rentals
$200 each of the next 5 rentals
$300 each rental after the first 10

The person from Habitat that makes the most referrals (minimum of 5)
will win a $200 American Express gift card and a feature on the front
page of the Hodara Real Estate Group website to honor them for their
effort.

How it works!
Fill in the form on the following link and a real estate agent will
contact the interested party:
www.HodaraRealEstate.com/habitat.html

For more information:
Contact Alex Hodara: Alex@HodaraRealEstate.com
Website: www.HodaraRealEstate.com
Address:   Hodara Real Estate Group
87 Glenville Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Thanks so much for your support.

Zach Horowitz
President
Habitat for Humanity BU Chapter

P.S. I’ve known Alex since freshman year.  He is a very nice talented
individual and will represent you/your friends well during the
apartment search process.

Raise the Roof Event

Hi everyone,

Our Raise the Roof for Habitat show and fundraiser is coming up soon,
and we need your help! The event in Friday, Feb. 27th starting at 7. BU
performing groups will compete to raise the most money in their name
and there will be FREE DOMINOS PIZZA! Tickets are $3 beforehand and $5
the night of, and bring some money to donate in the name of your
favorite performance. Some groups performing include Step About Boston,
Treblemakers, the Dear Abbeys, Speak for Yourself, BU Ballroom, and BU
on Broadway. Here’s how you can help:
1. Invite all of your friends to the facebook event
2. We will be selling tickets during lunchtime at Warren on the 16th,
17th, and 18th. If you’re available to sell tickets for a couple hours,
please email Amanda at ajcarloz@bu.edu
3. We will also have a link table at the GSU every day the week of the
23rd to the 27th fromm 11-3, and we need people to work that table too.
4. We need members at the actual event to sell and collect tickets and
work backstage
5. If you took flyers at the meeting on Tuesday, please make sure they
get put up in your residences and/or classroom buildings.

If you can help with any of these things, please email Amanda.

We really really need any help you can give, and make sure all your
friends come to the event (it shouldn’t last much longer that 9 so you
can still go out)!

Thanks,
Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

to reply, email habitat@bu.edu

Meeting Tomorrow

Hi everyone,

Because we have a monday schedule next tuesday, we have moved our next
general meeting up a week. We will be meeting in CAS B50 tomorrow night
at 8. There will be a guest speaker from Boston Habitat for Humanity
and we’d really like to have a good turnout. There will also be build
trip sign ups.

Hope to see you there,

Emily Nolan
Secretary, BU Habitat for Humanity

to reply, email habitat@bu.edu