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Old 08-18-2007, 11:25 PM
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Default DC/VA/MD meeting minutes from 08/18/07

Excellent terse and Succinct meeting minutes are the courtesy of Samir (sam_i02) who drove approx 85 miles to be here in Fallschurch, VA for this meeting.

Google Group for the DC area chapter

Meeting Minutes

Meeting start: 1PM

Introductions and sign-ins (spreadsheet attached)

Flyers distribution ideas for IV volunteers.

Visit grocery stores between 10AM to 3PM and ask for owners’
assistance with advertising. Visiting after 6PM typically does not work because store workers are too busy to talk/discuss with you at that time. As a result flyers get ignored.

Visit restaurants at off-peak hours. Convince owner/manager to add flyer in visible location as it is for the betterment of our community.

Flyers on county property (sidewalks…etc) may not be good idea as local counties have declined to give us position.

Temples/Churches/Mosques/Gurduwaras/Theaters. Advised to hand in person to patrons at places of worship.

Gurduwara: Critical time is Friday night to Sunday.

Mosques: Critical time is Friday before/after worship time.

Temples: Critical time is Thursday

Target major employers of immigrants in local areas.(Fannie Mae, Verizon, AOL). ***I am positive there are lot of people from Fannie mae, MCI, NIH, Verizon,AOL who are just not talking. IV needs you. Come out and participate ***

Discussion of upcoming downturn in economy – makes it IMPERATIVE to address our issues NOW.

If married, it is important for both husband + wife to attend. Our strength will be in numbers. It is important to have a BIG presence. Bring friends along to increase numbers.

College students – Personal contact with Presidents or authority of Foreign
Student Associations. Ask to be featured in newsletters of International Student Organizations.


Talk to individual attorneys about help with advertising. Do not take a demanding stance, but rather an assistance-seeking one.


IV will look for update from attendees on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Members to suggest meeting locations for next week. It is important to keep meeting at a location that is central to VA/DC/MD. As a fall back option same Meeting room in Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library will be reserved for next week.

Meeting end 3PM


My comments

We really had an enthusiastic crowd and almost all members came up with a good suggestion. We had some good food, (from panera bread, suggestions for a different type of food are welcome ) talked about everything related to DC rally. The total attendance for this meeting was 30 people. We expect more people for the next meeting as some regular members had engagements this weekend and informed me before hand. We had several action items and tasks assigned to members. Members are in teams and will update status by Wednesday. A google group will be formed by tomorrow and activities will be updated.

Several members who attended opined that the DC area members are being dormant while members from west coast and NY/NJ area are being hyperactive on the forum and expressing interest in the rally.


Pictures of the group at the meetup and some volunteers distributing flyers at a local theater will be updated soon.

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_01.JPG

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_02.JPG

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_03.JPG

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_04.JPG

Last edited by nixstor; 08-19-2007 at 05:42 PM. Reason: Added pictures
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:52 PM
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Can you email me soft copy of the flyers?
I gave my email address in the today's signup sheet.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:26 AM
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nixtor,

Can you email me soft copy of the flyers?
I gave my email address in the today's signup sheet.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12233
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Default Can DC/VA/MD members sponsor IV members attending the rally by providing accomodatio

DC/VA/MD can do a great favour by providing accomodation to the IV members flying from different places. This saves the members paying hotels for accomodation. Instead this money could be diverted to the IV funds. There is a seperate thread on this.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:28 PM
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nixtor,

Can you email me soft copy of the flyers?
I gave my email address in the today's signup sheet.
I sent a google group invite to the email provided at the meet up in Tysons. Please go ahead and sign up or request access. The flyer is already updated there. You can download it there.
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Excellent terse and Succinct meeting minutes are the courtesy of Samir (sam_i02) who drove approx 85 miles to be here in Fallschurch, VA for this meeting.
Thanks for the kind words
The drive was not bad. My 2 yo. daughter sang almost the entire way there....
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Good job with the minutes, guys. how did the flyers distribution at the theater go? It looks from the picture that you guys received good response.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for posting the pictures
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Excellent terse and Succinct meeting minutes are the courtesy of Samir (sam_i02) who drove approx 85 miles to be here in Fallschurch, VA for this meeting.

Google Group for the DC area chapter

Meeting Minutes

Meeting start: 1PM

Introductions and sign-ins (spreadsheet attached)

Flyers distribution ideas for IV volunteers.

Visit grocery stores between 10AM to 3PM and ask for owners’
assistance with advertising. Visiting after 6PM typically does not work because store workers are too busy to talk/discuss with you at that time. As a result flyers get ignored.

Visit restaurants at off-peak hours. Convince owner/manager to add flyer in visible location as it is for the betterment of our community.

Flyers on county property (sidewalks…etc) may not be good idea as local counties have declined to give us position.

Temples/Churches/Mosques/Gurduwaras/Theaters. Advised to hand in person to patrons at places of worship.

Gurduwara: Critical time is Friday night to Sunday.

Mosques: Critical time is Friday before/after worship time.

Temples: Critical time is Thursday

Target major employers of immigrants in local areas.(Fannie Mae, Verizon, AOL). ***I am positive there are lot of people from Fannie mae, MCI, NIH, Verizon,AOL who are just not talking. IV needs you. Come out and participate ***

Discussion of upcoming downturn in economy – makes it IMPERATIVE to address our issues NOW.

If married, it is important for both husband + wife to attend. Our strength will be in numbers. It is important to have a BIG presence. Bring friends along to increase numbers.

College students – Personal contact with Presidents or authority of Foreign
Student Associations. Ask to be featured in newsletters of International Student Organizations.


Talk to individual attorneys about help with advertising. Do not take a demanding stance, but rather an assistance-seeking one.


IV will look for update from attendees on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Members to suggest meeting locations for next week. It is important to keep meeting at a location that is central to VA/DC/MD. As a fall back option same Meeting room in Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library will be reserved for next week.

Meeting end 3PM


My comments

We really had an enthusiastic crowd and almost all members came up with a good suggestion. We had some good food, (from panera bread, suggestions for a different type of food are welcome ) talked about everything related to DC rally. The total attendance for this meeting was 30 people. We expect more people for the next meeting as some regular members had engagements this weekend and informed me before hand. We had several action items and tasks assigned to members. Members are in teams and will update status by Wednesday. A google group will be formed by tomorrow and activities will be updated.

Several members who attended opined that the DC area members are being dormant while members from west coast and NY/NJ area are being hyperactive on the forum and expressing interest in the rally.


Pictures of the group at the meetup and some volunteers distributing flyers at a local theater will be updated soon.

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_01.JPG

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_02.JPG

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/fo...p081807_03.JPG

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