Sunday, October 28, 2012


Well Spook-O-Ween 2012 has come and gone.  Its hard to believe it's already over.  We had so much fun and I honestly wouldn't have been able to pull it off with all of my AWESOME volunteers!!!  I can't go without saying how awesome the students did this year.  We set up boxes every year for candy donations and they exceeded, we had TONS of candy.
Thank you so much!!

I'll just give you the highlights of the night...

*Plenty of Food*

*Hooray for POPCORN*
(Thanks Kari!)

*Yummy Treats*

Amber Wilson (MSIII) and Bekah Petersen (MSIV) went all out with their cupcakes.
Monsters & Spiders

*Great Turn Out*
The Owens (MSIII)
Andrea Clark (MSI) & Chanel Raines (MSII)
The Priddles (MSIII)
Janelle Norman (MSIII) & Airika Robins (MSIII)

All the carnival games went over really well.


*Duck Pond*


*Ring Toss*

 A few of my wonderful volunteers.
Kirsten Griffin (MSI), Kari Ransdell (MSII), Allison Johnston (MSII) 

If they weren't entertained by the games we also had 2 JumpJumps set up.

Andrew (MSIII) got some cuddles from Miss Afton.

Lots of cool costumes! 

One of our members, Jami Leavitt (MSI), was so gracious to set up a little station for everyone to get their picture taken.  She did a great job!!  You can see the photos here.

We missed some people, as they had already headed home, but here's a good bit of the SAA members who were there.
Such a fun night, can't wait till next year.  ;)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

National Convention

As you may know this last week was the National Convention, in SAN DIEGO!  The convention was great and there's a lot that I could tell you about the trip, here are the highlights...

*The Scenery*

*The Food*

Kansas City BBQ, where the piano scene of Top Gun was filmed.

*The Entertainment*
 Cool receptions with floating acrobats and live bands.

The Zoo!!

Joan Embery and her slew of animals.

*The Education*
Learning about being an advocate from the national level and sitting in on their meetings was a great experience.

*Extracurricular Activities*
Advocate Fun Run  

*New Friends & Old*
Oh Walli...

After each SAA group gave their reports on what they're are doing to be advocates at their schools, we started exchanging ideas.  We then decided we would love to be able to do this throughout the year and thus decided to start a National SAA fanpage on facebook.  Check it out HERE.  Feel free to comment and join in the conversation.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Meeting Minutes 10.2.12

                                                               Meeting Minutes

Walli Daniel, AOOA President and Donna Cannon joined our meeting. We enjoyed having you both. Thank you ladies!

Walli spoke to us on what it is to be an advocate and shared her story. Thank you!

  Upcoming events:

*Snack Days for the students will be Oct. 15-19th. Fruit, Veggie, and Meat trays, etc. are great. You may leave them in the break room upstairs.

*OktoberFest is Oct. 17-19. We still need volunteers Wednesday and Friday 4 to 7:30 and Thursday 7:30 to close. We also need a volunteer to babysit the kids on Wednesday 4 to 5:30. Please let us know if you can help. If you do bring your children, please bring food for them.

*Spook-O-Ween is Friday Oct. 26th. Please come and enjoy the games and snacks. Any candy donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

*Girls Night Out will be Tuesday , Oct. 23rd. Place and time TBD

*Playgroups: There is a thread on the fb page for afternoon playgroups. If you are interested please have a look. Also, the Pumpkin Patch playgroup will be this month so keep a lookout for that. Great photos of the kids!!

 AOOA Sponsored Events:

*Tulsa University Tailgate Party. It will be $10/person. This includes everything for the night. Please bring your families. Everyone will have a great time!

*OSU Medical Center Doctor Appreciation Oct. 25th. We need 4-5 volunteers. We will have food and drinks to show how much we appreciate the Doctors.

The next meeting will be November 6th @ 6:30. Donna Cannon will be joining us. Hope to see everyone there.

Britney R.
 Donna Cannon, Walli Daniel, Kimberly Smith, Chanel Raines, Brittany Fisher, Kirsten Griffin, Britney Ramkaran, Susan Evilsizer, Terri Priddle, Amber Wilson, Allison Johnston, Joy Vedros, Bekah Petersen, Jami Leavitt, Janelle Norman, Apryl Pritchett, and Crystal Moore.