Oxfam Action Corps NYC

August 10, 2011 Minutes-At-A-Glance

  1. Intro/Icebreaker
  2. Past events
  1. Recap of visits lobbying on corn/ethanol bill to be passed
  1. Crowley
  2. Rangel (DC)
  3. Velazquez
  1. Recap of International Youth Council MDG Campaign Night -
  2. Jack's Mannequin/Guster Show (Nicole)
  1. Upcoming Events
  1. Buddhist Relief Walk - Saturday, September 10 - Riverside Park
  2. Potluck - Thursday, October 27 - Kelly's
  3. Retreat - Sunday, September 25, 12 pm-6 pm
  4. World Food Day - Sunday, October 16 -
  5. Dave Matthews Band and TV on the Radio
  6. Good Angels Church - “Good Fortune” August 19th - 251 W. 80th Street
  7. "Up In Smoke" - Wednesday, September 7

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 14th, 7pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium between 62nd and 63rd Streets. We hope to see you there!


July 27, 2011 Minutes-At-A-Glance

1. Intro/Icebreaker - We each said where we live and a favorite quintessential New York summer activity:

2. Lobby Visits

a. Recap of Visits with Staffers for Reps. Ed Towns, Eliot Engel, and Charlie Rangel

b. Upcoming Visits

3. Current Food Crisis in East Africa - More info at http://bit.ly/q3eLul.

4. Science of Biofuels - For more info: http://bit.ly/ocemlh

5. World Food Day in October - If you are interested in helping plan this event, please plan to stay around after our next meeting (which ends at 8 pm).

6. Upcoming Events

a. Buddhist Relief Walk (Arielle) - Sat., Sept. 10, Riverside Park

b. Farmers Markets

c. Potlucks

d. Sept 25 Retreat (Avi) - This will fall on a Sunday, and be from 12-6 pm.

e. Climate Refugees screening, Friday, July 29 at 6:30. Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas, between White and Walker Streets. Costs $15 and requires a reservation. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE.

Questions?  Please call (212) 907-1353 or e-mail info@unanyc.org 

f. IYC at the UN on August 3

Our next meeting is August 10, 7pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium between 62nd and 63rd


July 13, 2011 Minutes-At-A-Glance

1. Icebreaker - What was your first CD?

2. Retreat Recap - Fun for all, blogs and pics coming soon

3. "Farmageddon" Film Review - Go see it!

4. Upcoming Concerts - Dave Matthews Band anyone?

5. Biofuels: Practicing Messaging

6. August Lobby Visit

7. Greenmarket Presence

8. World Food Day, October 16

9. September 25 NYC Retreat

*Next meeting - Wednesday, July 27, 7PM David Rubenstein Atrium


June 28, 2011 Minutes-At-A-Glance

  1. Icebreaker (5 minutes)
  2. Past Events: (10 minutes)
  1. Envision Conference, June 16-18
  2. Oxfam America PSA in NYC
  1. Upcoming Events (5 minutes)
  1. “Farmageddon, The Unseen War on American Family Farms” is premiering in Manhattan at the Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) from July 8 to July 14th
  2. July 8, Peace in the Park 2-8PM, pre retreat
  3. Upcoming Concerts
  1. Aug 26 - Aug 28 - Dave Matthews Band Caravan (sun & fri night)
  1. Retreat Update (20 minutes)
  2. GROW hot issue - biofuels (handout) (5 minutes)
  3. Farmers Market Update and other Allies(5 minutes)
  4. World Food Day (5 minutes)

*Next meeting - Wednesday, July 13, 7PM David Rubenstein Atrium


5/24/11 Minutes-At-A-Glance

1. June 1st Food Justice Campaign Launch - Table for 9 Billion - 12 - 8pm, Union Square

Share our Facebook event with your friends - https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218606718166936

On Twitter, please use the hashtab #tablefor9bill and tag us @OxfamActionNYC

Want to volunteer? Email newyorkcity@oxfamactioncorps.org

2. Oxfam America Benefit: Under the Elephant and Ace Reporter - June 6, doors at 7:30

Email us if you’d like to volunteer!

Please feel free to share the event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143512825721094) and Twitter (@OxfamActionNYC #OxfamActionMusicNYC)

3. Other Concerts and Music News

Oxfam America and the New Pornographers won an Emmy! Read more at http://www.thenewpornographers.com/newsA/news.php?go=newslist&cat=latest

4. Summer Retreat, July 8 - 10, Manchester, VT

5. New Volunteer Day/Orientation

6. Upcoming Meetings

Our next meeting will be June 14, 7-8pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium between 62nd and 63rd Street

7. Other Items of Interest


5/10/11 Minutes-At-A-Glance

1. Quick update on Washington, DC Oxfam Action Corps organizers training and intro of new co-leaders, Nicole and Arielle

2. New Food Justice Campaign Launch Part 1: June 1

“Table for 9 Billion” - set up a dining table in an unusual place in order to educate people about food justice, international development, and the Oxfam Action Corps.

3. New Food Justice Campaign Launch Part 2: Awareness Concert (June 6, Union Hall, Brooklyn)

Write 2 letters to your Senators and get in for free!

4. Macy’s Hunger Banquet 2012

Macy’s wants to do a Hunger Banquet in 2012 - planning to start now!

5. Oxfam Action Corps NYC Retreat (July 8-10) - Location TBD

Join the Oxfam Action Corps NYC for an overnight retreat to learn more about Oxfam and our campaigns and to have fun with volunteers!

5. New Volunteer Meeting

Planning for a meeting aimed specifically at new volunteers.

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 24, same place and time (7 to 8 pm, David Rubenstein public atrium on the west side of Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)

Interested in volunteering or learning more about the Oxfam Action Corps?

Email us at newyorkcity@oxfamactioncorps.org