Meeting Minutes 2/1
Decal Updates: First class was good. Next week they will go over India’s demographics.
● Works with the NGO, Arpan society that works with villages where local government schools aren’t great
● Do a lot of sports, computer literacy programs, and offers lunch and free transportation
● Asha berkeley usually pays for the teachers’ salaries
● This year we paid them $18,000. The teacher salaries have been increasing because of competition with private schools. The dairy and nature garden do not work anymore.
● AVB is still growing and was only created a decade ago.
● Question: Besides paying for teacher’s salaries what do you do?
○ Answer: They ask for funding for fixing roads, transportation, and a one time payment for a yoga hall. Project stewards are the point persons for the project.
India in the News: Modi in Davos
● World economic forum in Davos
● Modi defended globalization. Free trade is the future.
○ This doesn’t really line up with Modi’s values. The poor(farm workers, agriculture, manufacture workers, etc.) will be greatly affected
● Modi is in talks about having a high tariff on solar panels
● Is India ready to compete in a global market
New Attendance Policy
● Let Mihir know ahead of time (at least 24 hours)
● Consequences of not adhering to policy
○ 1st infraction:warning/probation
○ 2nd infraction: unable to apply to officer or steward position for following academic year
○ 3rd infraction: removal from any current position and active member status
● This includes board members
● Applications due next tuesday
○ Project spotlights
○ Fundraisers-henna fundraisers, selling on sproul, movie nights, etc.
● Location+time:Tilden, 6:30-8:30
○ Plight of farmers
■ Suicide rate of farmers has increased
■ Air pollution
■ Climate change, and climate refugees
○ Urbanization and its impacts
○ Women’s rights/Social Stigma
■ Sexual health
○ Function of democracy
○ Justice in India
○ Censorship in movies
● Possible mixer in conjunction to Forum?
● Possible mandatory assignment for forum?
● New Akshay Kumar Toliet movie
● Lipstick under my Burqa
● Will send out form to vote
○ Social stigma
○ Farmers rights
● Sky High
○ We can go to Pacifica
○ March weekends
○ Cost TBD
● Publicity Coordinator position open