Saturday, December 04, 2004

Preparing, Sharing, and Growing

This past week’s meeting was focused on planning for our next major fundraiser. The Christmas Bazaar @ Ohio Wesleyan University is coming up on Sunday December 12th from 1 to 5 pm. Our team has decided to set up two different booths at the Bazaar. The first will be selling Christmas ornaments and slates, while the second will be selling Vietnamese finger foods. Team members who were interested in making the ornaments and slates arranged to meet Saturday (12/4) morning and the members helping with the food will be preparing it on Saturday (12/11) in the afternoon. Both groups will be meeting at Melanie and Nga’s house to work. Of course we couldn’t forget a special thanks to Eric our first buyer of the Christmas ornaments :) !

It’s difficult to believe that six weeks have already passed since our team’s first meeting. Throughout these weeks, we have kept busy with fundraisers and making arrangements for our trip, and we have also begun to bond. It is through this time of preparation that each member will join together to form our team. I believe that one of our most important team strengths, thus far, is our diversity. Looking around the room at our last meeting it was amazing to realize how different each one of us are. We all come from different backgrounds, countries, majors, and extracurricular activities/interests. This then enables each person the ability to bring to the team a different idea, concern, or perspective. I look forward to the upcoming months of continued sharing and growing into a team that will be able to make a difference in the lives of the children we will be visiting.

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