Friday, January 30, 2009

Information Meeting - Trip to Bali, Indonesia

Hello fellow GDP Club Member!

It is almost half way through the quarter already, meaning only half more to go! Whew... Hope you are all getting as excited as I am!

If that didn't cheer you up, I know this will. Global Development Project club is going to be proposing an awesome and exciting event for you. The idea of going to Bali , Indonesia to learn about how local nonprofits and developmental organizations are helping the poor to fight against poverty was bought up again because we are currently re-thinking of planning for the trip. Therefore, there is going to be an informational meeting next week. The purpose and goals of the trip along with requirements for the participants will be briefly explained and will then be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Time: 1:30 P.M.
Venue: Inside the PUB’s dinning hall

Here are the documents related to the Bali trip’s project. Please take the time to review this information. I bet you are going to finish the reading in 5 minutes!
Bali Program Description
Bali Program Requirements
Bali Expense Sheet
*The costs of airline tickets would be around $1000 if we travel as a group of 10-15 people.

I realize that it is difficult to make such a big decision now to apportion two weeks of your precious summer break. But, this project is an absolute unique chance in your college experience to truly engage and learn about how poverty is affecting billions of people’s lives and for you to make a difference for others but also yourself.

Should there be enough participants, the club will soon start planning fundraising events for the trip. The first important thing you have to ask yourself is whether you are interested in participating in this once in a lifetime chance. Secondly, it is equally as important as to whether you can allocate your time to the planning process. Last but not the least, COME to the session on Monday!

** For those who can't make to the session, please email to, so that a handout will be sent to you.

Look forward seeing you all there, new faces included!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Update: Weekly Meeting of Jan 28th

Dear GDP members,

Global Development Project club is going to have a 40 minute discussion of UN Millennium Development Goal#3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, at the beginning of the meeting. We are so excited of having Prof. Rachael David, who teaches Women’s Studies on our campus, to present this particular topic for us! Please come and join us for this exciting discussion.

Date: Wednesday (Jan 28)
Time: 2 P.M.
Venue: Rm. 9202 (PUB)

In case anyone wants to know more about on the UN-MDGs are ahead of time, please go to:

I will be there, and how about you? See you all there!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Update: The "Hunger Banquet" and regular weekly meeting

Hi all,

Regarding our meeting last week, GDP club approved the formation of a committee to investigate the planning of presenting a “Hunger Banquet” sometimes in next quarter (I know it is going to be one of our most exciting events yet here at Shoreline :-p). Three basic elements will be discussed amongst those involved in the Hunger Banquet subcommittee: the logistics, publicity and planning of the event. If interested, please attend the meeting tomorrow.

Date: Tuesday (Jan 20) - Tomorrow!!
Time: 2:30 P.M.
Venue: At the small conference room in Admin. Building (1000)


There will be a 20-30 minute presentation and dicussion of UN Millennium Development Goal#2: Achieving Universal Primary Education. The usual club businesses will be taken care of following the discussion. Please come to discuss and be informed of how a billion people on this earth lack the basic education needed just to be able to read and write their own name.

Date: Wednesday (Jan 21)
Time: 2:00 P.M..
Venue: Rm. 9202 (PUB)

Looking forward to seeing new faces!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Update: Club Kick-off Event

Hello Members of GDP and those who are new to the club,

SCC's quarterly Club Kick-off event was yesterday in the cafeteria. I would like to thank Eric, Keiko, Tiffanie and Se who worked hard for this big event. I would also like to thank club members: Anna (who edited that awesome power-point presentation), Becky and James. Even though the turnout of the whole event wasn't something we expected, 12 new faces hopefully would be seen in our weekly meetings.

See you all on every Wednesday, at Rm. 9202, at 2 P.M..

Monday, January 12, 2009

Update: United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN-MDGs)

Hi everyone,

GDP club advisors and officers are so excited to bring a new idea of having a eight-week long series lectures and discussions on the UN-MDGs to our club members - all of you. We will have a good start on this Wednesday (January 14), don't we? The goal#1: Eradication of extreme hunger and extreme poverty will be held for 20 minutes at the begining of the meeting.

We will be meeting at Rm. 9102, at 2P.M.. YOU are invited to come to share your experience or/and comment on this particular goal. In case anyone wants to know more about what the UN-MDGs are ahead of time, here are some useful links.

Can't wait to see you there!