At Week 6’s general meetings, MEMObers started off with an icebreaker hosted by the interns. New and returning members split into two groups to play name-games (“Bang!”) to introduce themselves and get to know each other better. After, MEMObers settled down as the board members introduced MEMOship Program and recapped recent events (One-on-One Outreach, ICS social) and spoke about upcoming events, like the Thanksgiving Potluck and Care Package social and the upcoming week 7 committee meeting that will continue planning for Healing Hearts. October members of the month were announced as well: congratulations to Tevan Luong and Jason Li! At the end of the meeting, MEMObers were split into three groups, this time for a game of MEMO trivia-based Jeopardy testing our knowledge on MEMO programs, history, mission trips, and more. At the end, every MEMOber left with as a winner, as candy was awarded to all participants after the meeting.
On November 4th, our MEMObers went to Corona Del Mar beach to participate in the quarterly interchapter social between UCLA, UCI, and UCSD, hosted by MEMO UCI’s Celeste Montalvo. MEMObers, alumni, and even guests from all around southern California were divided into ten groups and participated in various ice-breakers and bonding games, from name-game bingo, to team photoshoot contests, to sand-castle building contests, and a relay race! There was also a lunch period in between scheduled events, when MEMObers were able to freely mingle and get to know other MEMObers as well!
During Week 5’s Committee meeting, MEMObers began planning MEMO’s Healing Hearts: A Cardiovascular Disease Awareness Night. The purpose Healing Hearts is to raise awareness of cardiovascular health conditions in Vietnam and underprivileged communities in California. MEMObers were able to choose to participate in various outreach committees contributing to the awareness night: decorations, fundraising, publicity, and social media. Decorations committee began coming up with ideas regarding event theme, color schemes, and decoration ideas. Fundraising committee began thinking about potential fundraising events and contacting potential sponsors and donors.The publicity community began brainstorming video ideas and writing the script for the awareness night’s promotional video. And finally, the social media committee began to plan and design promotional graphics by brainstorming ideas for flyers and Facebook banners. All in all, a great start towards planning the awareness night scheduled in February!
MEMO is not just all about providing help in Vietnam but we also try to make a difference in our local community! We collaborated with One on One Outreach to help improve the lives of low-income families in S. Central Los Angeles neighborhood. MEMObers packed and delivered boxes of groceries to the families in need. It was such a great and meaningful weekend for everyone!
How was everyone's summer? We've missed you all! We can't wait to see everyone again :D
There are a lot of exciting things in store for MEMO this 2017-2018 academic year, and we hope that all you will join us in making them happen. For more information on our upcoming events and updates, please check out the 'Calendar' page on this site!!
And, for those who are interested in joining MEMO, welcome! We hope you stay!
Here you can learn more about M.E.M.O., what we do as an organization, and keep up with the latest news. If you are interested in joining, we are always happy to welcome new MEMObers and it takes only 3 easy steps to join!
We value and take note of your dedication, so make sure to stay active within M.E.M.O and attend as many meetings and events as you can. Priority for the medical mission trip will be given to those who participated and stayed involved throughout the year.
PS: Be sure to check back on this site later in the Fall Quarter for new features. (: