MEMObers gathered together and participated in an exciting social where teamwork and communication is necessary to succeed. MEMObers were divided into two groups, Pirate's Den and Pharaoh's Legacy. In each room, MEMObers worked together in order to solve many puzzles and using clues in order to escape from the room within an one-hour limit. This team building exercise challenge MEMObers to think on the spot and communicate with each other. Through this social, MEMObers are able to bond over the experiences and learn more about each others. Thank you to everyone for coming out!!
At the beginning of the meeting, the officers discussed upcoming events, such as the Escape Room Social, ICS at UCI, the winter quarter service event, and the upcoming succulent fundraiser on Valentine's Day. The officers also discussed the outcome of the dim sum fundraiser, which was a success after selling out! After, two MEMObers of the month were also announced. For the remainder of the meeting, all the MEMObers broke off into families and played family feud to learn more about MEMO's past and mission.
The first half of the Week 3 committee meeting was spent deciding on the theme for SOS. All members contributed great ideas, the most popular ones being Titanic, old Hollywood, and the Little Mermaid. Ultimately, the winning idea was Yacht Party! We divided up into 3 committees: Publicity, Decorations, and Sponsorships. For the remainder of the meeting, members were hard at work brainstorming ways to decorate the venue, publicize the event, and search for sponsors.
For the first fundraiser of the quarter, MEMObers volunteer to sell DIM SUM and BOBA at Court of Science! Although the weather was chilly, the turnouts was significant. MEMObers enthusiastically advertises the event, both before the event on social media and during the event. Other than selling the DIM SUM and BOBA, MEMObers are also actively advertising MEMO as an organization by informing customers that the profit made through the fundraiser will all be for our annual mission trip to Vietnam in the summer. Thank you to everyone who came out to help and those who supported us! All of your support is greatly appreciated!
Following the first general meeting of winter quarter, the MEMOship reveal took place. The mentees found out who their mentors were for the first time. Those who signed up to go to MEMOship social all walked to Boiling Crab together to get dinner. At Boiling Crab, the newly-paired mentee and mentor had a chance to get to know more about each other. They were also able to meet the new members and catch up with the old members as well.
The first general meeting of winter quarter began with an exciting ice breaker! MEMObers enthusiastically formed a circle around the meeting space, taking turns introducing themselves and showcasing their "signature moves". This allowed members to quickly and easily become acquainted, which created a fun and relaxed environment. The MEMO Board then announced the upcoming 11G mission trip, explaining how the Medical, Heart, Dental, Scholarship, and Hope Programs enable many people in Vietnam to receive the medical supplies and educational resources they currently lack. Ultimately, this meeting was an opportunity for MEMObers, whether new or old, to form a more closely-knit community through a unique game of introductions while also becoming more aware of the mission trip's purpose as they listened to past mission-goers' stories about Vietnam.
This week of Halloween, MEMObers came out to a Week 6 General Meeting filled with spirited activities! This week, MEMObers learned more about MEMO’s history—about how MEMO has greatly grown in the number and extent of its different chapters, programs, and mission trips, as well as the organization’s present-day trajectories—by participating in a spirited game of Jeopardy filled with fun, teamwork, and candy! This week’s GM not only highlighted the importance of individual contributions to MEMObers to the growth of the organization, but also emphasized the teamwork—whether it be in playing games or in promoting the values that MEMO fosters—that makes MEMO the great organization it is today.
"During Week 5 Committee meeting, MEMObers began planning for the eagerly awaited Symphony of Scholarships (S.O.S.) event. All members were grouped into two committees: Video and Publicity Committees. The Video group created ideas on how they will attract attention from UCLA community to learn more about this event. They listed potential scenarios that will be used in the video. Meanwhile, the Publicity group focused on publicizing the event on different social media platforms. They came up with possible theme of the event and new techniques for generating publicity, like creating geofilters in snapchat. They also discussed about the potential performers from UCLA group dancers/singers and local artists. Everyone actively participated and shared their own ideas.