Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from December 1, 2014

Hey Unity!

We had a great last meeting of the semester Monday. We said goodbye to Brooke and shared Hot Chocolate and Tea curtesy of Anna. Here are the last minutes of the semester *tear*:
  • You can still pay your activation fee! But it will have to wait until next semester. We will be ordering a second batch of t-shirts for anyone who didn’t get one this semester. You can pay your activation fee at the same time as the t-shirt.
  • Unity’s last fundraiser of the semester will be this Thursday, December 3, 2014 from 11-3PM in the UC. This is a service hour opportunity.

Lastly the entire E-board would like to thank each and every one of you for your support this semester. Together we have made this the most successful semester in Unity history. We have more than doubled our amount of active members and tripled our amount of general members. We have also raised more money this semester than any other semester. None of this would be possible without the hard work, dedication, and loyalty of our membership. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and please come back next semester and help us raise the bar even more. 

Have a wonderful holiday!

Cheers and Tears!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from November 3, 2014

Hey Unity!

We had a great meeting Monday November 3, 2014. The topic was Heteronormativity and we did a very informative activity with commercials! We did have a bit of business to go over.

  • Safe Space training was today, October 28, 2014, but fear not, there is another session on November 21, 2014. Sign up tough the link on our website.
  • The Talent Show is approaching! It will be on November 11th from 7-10PM in the UC Ballroom. Tell all your friends! If you would like to compete e-mail Unity with your Name, Short Description of Act, Duration, and Equipment needed.
  • Peer Mentor Applications are available in the Student Success Center. For each class you help you will earn $400!
  • Unity will have a table at Fall Fest on Wednesday November 12, 2014. It will be in the UC Plaza. If you would like to come sell more ribbons with us please be there whenever you can. Membership Service Opportunity!
  • Tomorrow, Thursday November 6, 2014. Unity will be handing out Flyers for the Big Gay Talen Show! If you would like to help show up whenever you can. Membership Service Opportunity!
  • On November 17, BreakOUT! Will be having a fundraiser at Lucky Pierre’s!

Our next meeting will be on November 10, 2014 and the topic will be Cross-Identity Dating (led by Steven [ME!]). Hope to see you all there!

Cheers!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from October 27, 2014

Hey Unity!

We had a great meeting yesterday, October 27, 2014. The topic was Asexual Awareness and we had a very informative panel! We did have a bit of business to go over.

  • Safe Space training was today, October 28, 2014, but fear not, there is another session on November 21, 2014. Sign up through the link on our website.
  • The Talent Show is approaching! It will be on November 11th from 7-10PM in the UC Ballroom. Tell all your friends! If you would like to compete e-mail Unity with your Name, Short Description of Act, Duration, and Equipment needed.
  • Louisiana for Lifeline sent Leslie LaCoste to talk to us about what the organization does and internship opportunities. If you are interested, her e-mail address is lmlacoste7@gmail.com.
  • If you’d like to learn more about Asexuality, you can visit this very helpful website: http://www.asexuality.org/


Our next meeting will be on November 3, 2014 and the topic will be Heteronormativity (led by Brooke). Hope to see you all there!

Cheers!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from October 20, 2014

Hello Unity!

We had a great meeting on Monday October 23, 2014. The topic was Trans Awareness and it was powerfully delivered by our Vice President, Moe.

As for business we went over:
  • T-shirts have begun being ordered! They should be arriving within the next few weeks.
  • Safe Space training will be on Tuesday October 28, 2014. It is not too late to sign up online. The link is on our website.
  • Also on Tuesday October 28, 2014, the No AIDS Taskforce will be doing free AIDS testing.
  • Unity will be hosting a Halloween Movie Night on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 5-6PM. We will be showing Rocky Horror Picture Show so come dressed as you favorite character!

That all for business. Our next meeting topics with be Asexual Awareness. But before that meeting, Louisiana Lifeline will be talking to us about what they do and how to get involved. It will be a fun filled meeting so please attend!

Cheers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from October 13, 2014

Hey Unity!

We had a wonderful meeting today, October 13, 2014. Our topic was National Coming out Day and many of us shared our coming out stories. We also went over some business:

  • Tomorrow is our Ribbon Fundraiser for National Coming Out day. If you would like to help out just show up at the table for however long you can stay. The table will be in the Library breezeway from 10AM to 2PM and there will always be an E-board member there.
  • You can still order t-shirts even if you can’t give us your $18 right now. Just e-mail out Treasurer, Anna Gowin (agowin@uno.edu) with your name, promise to pay at a later date, and your t-shirt size.
  • If you would like to be in the Talent Show e-mail Unity (unity@uno.edu) with your name, act, equipment needed, and run-time.
  • Many of you met our advisor Mike Hoffshire today, he is available to meet with you if you would like to talk to him about anything. Just e-mail him at mhoffshi@uno.edu to set up a meeting.
  • It is official, our t-shirt was voted on the final draft is:


Our next meeting will be Trans Day led my Moe. It will be an eye opening meeting, come with opens eyes, ears, heart, and mind. Hope to see you all there!

Cheers! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from October 6, 2014

Hey Unity! 
We had a great meeting on Monday October 6th. Before we went outside to play we went over a bit of business:

  • T-shirts were voted on and we have a winner. The result will be attached to this e-mail.
  • Unity first fundraiser is this Friday, October 10, 2014. We will be in front of the Library from 10-2, if anyone would like to help will this, please contact Moe (mlabbe@uno.edu) or Unity. You can come for however long you like, you don’t have to stay the whole time. We will be selling ribbons for National Coming Out Day awareness.
  • If you would like to submit an act for the Big Gay Talent Show, e-mail Unity with the act, run time, and equipment needed.
  • Also, please remember to sign in at meetings. Even if you are a little later (no more than 20 minutes) If you miss the sign in sheet on the first round, come and find me and I will let you sign in. Please also remember to sign legibly if you are new and I don’t already have your name. We use the sign in sheet to keep track of attendance which can affect you membership status.


On the t-shirt, the quotation marks will be removed before they are ordered. But his is the color and quote that will be used. The font may be changed, and you will know what it officially looks like next Monday.

We had a great meeting, it was a Queer Quad Picnic where we played “I’m a Privaqueer!” and “Heterosexual Freezetag”. Our next meeting topic is Coming Out Day where some of us will be telling our coming out stories and sharing with the group. We will start in the Mathematics Building and move out into the Quad for a more open atmosphere. If you wish to share but want to do it anomalously you can e-mail unity@uno.edu and you have our word that only Ally or I will see it, or you can give it to one of the e-board members in person. This will take place on October 13, 2014.

We hope to see you all there!

Cheers!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 29, 2014

Hello Unity!

Today, Monday September 29, 2014, was a wonderful meeting! We had a bit of business to go over (I apologize in advance for the long windedness):
  • If anyone would like to attend a Mary Landrieu Q&A on October 1st please contact us at unity@uno.edu.
  • SIL is starting a new organization for commuter students called Commuters United. It is being set up as an organization run by and for commuter student at UNO. It will be a forum for commuters to make their voice heard on campus and will be responsible for setting up new programs and initiatives for commuters. To join contact commuters@uno.edu.
  • We still would love for our non-active members to upgrade! The Activation fee is $8. Please remember that without the participation of our membership we cannot put on our events. To pay dues, give them to Anna, she can be reached at agowin@uno.edu.
  • Please submit T-shirt ideas! Either though Facebook or directly to the Unity e-mail. We have received no submissions. If we don’t receive any the E-board will make the decision ourselves.
  • The This I Believe Event is happening tomorrow night in the UC Ballroom. If you have not received your UNIV book club credit, it would be wise to attend.
  • If you would be interested in helping to start an OSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Organization on campus, contact Chance Aucoin at caucoin1@uno.edu.
  • A representative of BreakOUT! Stopped by the meeting to explain what the organization is about. BreakOUT! builds the power of LGBTQ youth most impacted by the criminal justice system to affect concrete policy change to fight the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans, LA. Visit their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/YouthBreakOUT/info



Our meeting topic for today was Labels, and should we be expected to label ourselves. Our next meeting will be on October 6, 2014 and it will be a Queer Quad Picnic (Field Day [very few strenuous activities]).

Also, the list of the Sexual Identities we went over in our meeting today are attached to this e-mail.

Cheers!

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 22, 2014

Hello Unity!
We had a meeting Monday September 22, 2014. We had a bit of business to go over:

• Safe space training has been postponed to October 28th from 2-5PM. The link to sign up is: http://www.uno.edu/safe-space-allies/

• Orientation Leaders are looking for new recruits, applications are available today in the Privateer Enrollment Center! If you just want to learn more, there is an interest meeting in the Privateer Pride Room in the PEC from 3-4PM Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

• At the meeting Cory Lang talked about the Awakening Retreat which is a spirituality-based retreat through Loyola. It is a Safe Space environment, and you do not need to be religious to go. The cost is $40 and the date is October 3rd-5th. Contact Cory at cflang@uno.edu for more information.

The meeting topic was Bisexuality/Pansexuality Difference and Similarities. Our next meeting will be Monday September 29, 2014 where the topic will be Labels in the Queer Community.

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 15, 2014

Hello Unity!

We had a meeting monday, September 15, 2014. First we went over some buisness:

  • Dues are $8 and a t-shirt is an additional $10 If you have not payed the $8 dues you are not an active member which means you can't get a t-shirt, you cannot vote in elections or run for office, and you cannot vote on prom/event themes or t-shirt designs.


  • Safe space training has been postponed, the new date will now be on October 28th from 2-5PM and the next one will be November 21st from 12-3PM. The link to the Safe Space site is here on our website on the right sidebar.


Our topic for the meeting was a heavy hitter. It was: Allies, and should they be in the intitialism? We did this debate style, and got some really great feedback. Some people even changed their opinions once all was said and done. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as the E-board did, and we hope to have more meetings like this one in the future.

Join us next time, on September 22, 2014 where our topic will be: Bisexual/Pansexual, differeces and similarities.


Thanks all!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 8, 2014

Hello Unity!
We had a meeting today, September 8, 2014. Remember, attendance to our meetings can effect your membership status.

At the meeting we went over some business:
  1.  To become a member you must give your $8 dues to our Treasurer, Anna Gowin. Her contact information is on our website: unityuno.blogspot.com
  2. Unity's Big Gay Talent Show is coming up in early November, we will continue to inform you about the event as we put the details in stone.
  3. Unity will offer T-shirts again this year that will almost definitely have more on the besides the word "Unity". You must be an active member to receive a T-shirt, the activation fee is $8and the T-shirt is $10.
  4. Lastly, I (Steven, Unity Secretary) will pass around a roll sheet at every meeting. Please make sure that you sign it if you attend the meeting. This way you get credit for attendance and you are not penalized accidentally.
That's all for the business.
Our meeting topic today  was Queer Friendly Locations in NOLA (and Metairie).  The locations will be posted on our website (unityuno.blogspot.com) sometime within the next few days. But here is the link to the map:  http://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=882486&x=-90.061742&y=29.959788&z=1
Safe Space training will be available on September 12th, sign up here: http://www.uno.edu/safe-space-allies/

Unity Meeting Minutes from August 25, 2014

We had a wonderful first meeting! The purpose of this e-mail is to summarize what happened for those who might have missed the meeting, as well as to give you some information regarding our website and social media site and upcoming events. 
Here are the links:
Twitter – UNO_Unity
Instagram – UNO_Unity
Coming up for Unity
Unity Presents: Ultimate Clue! - Unity will be hosting another Privateer Plunge event. A campus wide Clue game full of intrigue, excitement, and lots of Queerness. Come as your favorite Clue character or just as yourself, either way the day will be lots of fun. It will be on Saturday September 6, 2014 from Noon to 3PM. Hope you all can make it!  
Now for the minutes: 
Introductions 
Ally Daily – President
“Unity is the LGBTQIQAP+ organization on campus. We are a safe space for queer students on campus and we educate our members on aspects of the queer community in the NOLA area and around the world.” 
Moe Labbe – Vice-President
The Vice President handles prep and advertisement for Unity events in conjunction with the rest of the E-board. The VP also becomes Acting President when the President is away. 
Steven Scott – Secretary
I handle all contact between the E-board and the General Members though e-mails or by phone. I also handle the records, such as numbers of Service Hours each member has, which members are active, and attendance. 
Anna Gowin – Treasurer
The treasurer handles all things monetary. She will collect the Activation Fee and the t-shirt payments. 
Brooke Bolden – Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator upkeeps the social media outlets and documents Unity events on camera. 
We then played a very intense game of Queer Jeopardy/Trivia. Thank you so much for those of you that attended. Our next meeting will be Monday September 8, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Freshman Orientation

Unity representatives will be attending all of the following orientation dates. If you are interested in joining our organization come visit our table.

Thursday - June 12 (5:30 pm - 7:15 pm)
Wednesday - June 18 (12:15 pm -1:30 pm)
Thursday - June 26 (5:30 pm -7:15 pm)
Tuesday - July 17 (12:15 pm -1:30 pm)
Thursday - July 24 (5:30 pm  - 7:15 pm)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Welcome!

Hello everyone!

This is the new official website for Unity of the University of New Orleans. Any information you might need to know about our club will soon be found here. If you have any questions or suggestions please e-mail us through the contact form on the home page or though the E-Board personal emails found under the Executive Board tab.

Thank you,

Steven Scott
Unity Secretary