Youth Voting Involvement Association

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Voting Involvement Association Nonprofit (VIAN)

 Meeting Minutes

April 10, 2016

President Albert Wen called the meeting to order at 2:00pm

Albert W. (President)
Shannon Z., Leo J. (Vice President)
Brenda C. (Secretary)
Howard X. (Magazine Editor in Chief)
James C., Elizabeth W. (Event Coordinator)
Jason W. (Fundraising Officer)
Tony D. (Community Service Coordinator)

Joanne W. (Deputy Treasurer - Event Coordinator)

Lingzhan Z. (Chinese Culture Coordinator)

Tony Z. (Video Producer)

Frank L., Jack P., Jennifer H.
Wei J., Wendy Z., Grace L., Jim W., Sharon X., Sarah Y., Sharon C. (Parents)
Jun Z. (IBM, Adult Supervisor)


VIAN Meetings

Meetings will be held every week on Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30 pm.

Information about politics will be discussed, but there will be no bias. Strictly facts.

OC Register

Flyers will be collected at meetings.

Possible drop off locations will be discussed before the deadline for the flyers (4/22)

School Clubs

Sage Hill School:

  • No sign of an existing club at SHS. Howard and Jack have been assigned to create a VIA club at SHS.
  • Fountain Valley: James will try to establish a VIA club at FVHS.
  • Beckman will be reapplying next school year.

Voter Education Weeks

Voter Education Weeks are in April and September.

Guest speakers can be requested from ROV to provide a presentation.

Cultural and Spiritual Inspiration Activity - Anny Zhou

  • How we should try to stand out:
    • ​'Cultural heritage and spiritual essence, manifesting the core of enlightenment, could enhace one's mental and spiritual power...'
    • 'These experiences and insights are beneficial to academics, which will facilitate studying efficiently
  • Benefits
    • ​Using Critical Thinking
    • Maintaining proper and beneficial circle of life
    • Promote the GPA, SAT, and ACT
  • To inspire people to have more positive energy
  • Could possibly be incorporated into the publication

Video - Tony Z.

Introductory Video that will be posted on the website

Measure E:

​Measure E is a bond that will help IUSD collect money. It mainly affects the residents and students of Irvine. Their goal is to upgrade schools and increase student education efficiency.

VIAN will be volunteering as a group and assist with phone banking. VIAN will remain nonpartisan and will pull out if the volunteering event starts pushing for one side. Individuals are allowed to express their own opinions on the event, but VIAN as a whole will not take part and the volunteering must be done as an individual.

Offical Webpage for Measure E can be found here.


The publication has progressed.

Articles have been submitted, but more is welcome from the rest of the members.

The publication will be written using newspaper guidelines and remain nonpartisan.

Benefit Concert
Due to school and schedule conflicts, the benefit concert has been postponed until further notice.

Future Events

Future events will be posted in the calendar ahead of time.

There is possibly one last Walk the Precinct that will take place in a couple of weeks in Northern Irvine.

Board Member Attendance

Board members are allowed to miss 3 consecutive board meetings.

If you are not going to be present at the meeting, you must email ahead of time with a legitimate reason, which, if the reason makes  sense, will excuse you.

If you are not present at the meeting, the meeting minutes must be viewed. Then you must offer opinions about the meeting.

For far away members, VIAN is considering using webcams to communicate.

If you have to leave early, you must stay for a minimum of 30 minutes.

If members miss 3 or more consecutive meetings, there will be chances to redeem themselves and to become a board member again.

Board members that are located in a different county are allowed an exception, but attendance is still important.

Next meeting is scheduled on 4/17/2016 (Sunday) at 2:00pm.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Last Updated: 4/10/2016