July Meeting Updates

Project updates from the AfHB general meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Food for Free : We were approached by this Cambridge non-profit that rescues fresh food that is likely to go waste and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those that need it. They are looking for help to expand their cold storage facility. We will be defining the scope and requirements of the project in the upcoming weeks.

Sepali Textile Center, Madagascar : After a successful presentation of the schematic designs to the team in Madagascar, we are ready to move into Design Development and brainstorming for fundraising. We will have regular meetings on select Mondays to proceed.

La Alianza Hispana : We are still waiting to see what direction this project will take under a new rep.

Plateau Central Vocational School, Haiti : OSDPC had a successful fundraiser to raise money for the new technical school and related projects. Ryan, the project manager is preparing for a trip to Haiti as we continue to develop the designs produced by a class at Keene State University.

Project Refuge : We are on summer break and will have more updates when we return.

AfHB 5k : We had a lively discussion with some great ideas on where and how to conduct a 5k fundraiser in the Boston Metro Area. We will need a lot of volunteers working on organizing this event once we have a permit. Stay tuned for more.

AfH funding opportunities : AfH is looking to grant more funding to chapters based on project material posted on the Open Architecture network website. We need help with updating the various projects on OAN and keeping the website up to date.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, August 8th.