Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why Hello There 1/30 Update

Hello folks!
January has now come to an end. So sad right? But don't worry! I.Q has plenty of amazing events planned for you and I should know. I'm part of board. >_<

Firstly of all I would love to send a great big thank you to all those who helped last week in the Float Fundraiser. I greatly appreciate it.

Yes, I'm a dork. Anywhoooo..
Last week during the I.Q meeting we discussed the budget cuts in great detail, well as detailed as we could get within an hour. There weren't as many members BUT it did allow for an intimate discussion of such a serious matter. Several voices were heard :]


  • QUAC a queer/trans (maga)zine at UCI is still looking for submissions! You still got time to submit something great! Also, the editors are graduating this year so they are looking for someone to continue the project for next year. If interested in submitting a piece and/or becoming an editor contact Cameron.
All issues are available online on their tumble --> QUAC
Contact info: Cameron  cjoe@uci.edu
Submission info: QUAC Call For Submissions #4

  • Western Regionals are coming up! Don't know what that is? Neither do I! Never been? Neither have I! Am I applying? You betcha! It's a statewide queer conference held every year. There will be speakers and info sessions. As board members said in the last meeting, it is a great experience and you make great connections. Applications are due on the 8th of this month! You got until next Wednesday to apply so chop chop!.
Apply! --> Western Regionals Application

  • TAG TEAM is back! TAG TEAM is the Transgender Alliance Group to Educate and Motivate. Their goal is to spread awareness and implement actions on campus "to improve the experience of transgender, gender variant, and gender nonconforming individuals." Meetings are held every other week or odd weeks at the LGBT Resource Center at 6PM. Check out their facebook.
Facebook --> TAG TEAM

  •  Even though the fundraiser is over, I.Q still needs help! If you'd like to volunteer for events, fundraising, and/or making posters then please contact me. Email me and let me know what you'd be interested in helping out with :]
Contact me! annieyaya92@gmail.com

  • Would you like an I.Q Sweatshirt?! I bet you would. Well in case you are interested, I.Q is going to be selling sweatshirts for $25. They will be black zip-up hoodies that will have Qu Person on the top corner. If you'd like to purchase one give me, Amanda or anybody at the front desk of the LGBT Resource Center the 25 dollars followed by your sweatshirt size. We need this money ASAP! Checks are accepted, just make them payable to Amanda Woo.
  • There are plenty of ways to support I.Q. If you like tacos and beers and just food in general then there's a perfect event coming up just for YOU. This Friday, Tacos N' Co will be doing an event with I.Q. All you have to do is show up to Tacos N' Co and show them a flyer which I will handout at the next meeting and 30% of the money will be donated to Irvine Queers! Now, want to help I.Q without volunteering or attending a fundraiser ? Easy peasy. Irvine Queers has a Goodsearch account. Goodsearch is search engine that that donates money to a cause for every search made. So just go to goodsearch and type in Irvine Queers in Who DO You Goodsearch For, click verify and each time you search anything a few cents will go to Irvine Queers. :]
Goodsearch I.Q -->Goodsearch 
Tacos N' Co-->  Taco Fundraiser 
Here is the flyer!

Well that's all folks. See you at the next meeting!
 Fundraising Chair

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday 1/17 Update :]

Hello lovelies!

I know, I know. It's not Sunday night or Monday morning. I lied. I am posting today because I'm excited! Don't hate :]
 Alrighty then let's get on task.

Thank you to all who attended the meeting today. Hope you all enjoyed the Ramen Social. Now in case you didn't pay attention to the announcements or spaced out like I do in class, here they are!


*QUAC a queer/trans (maga)zine at UCI is looking for submissions for the 4th issue!  If you want to get involved with the project, please feel free to contact Cameron! Both the editors are graduating this year therefore they are also looking for somebody to take this amazing project under their wing. 
  All issues are available online on their tumblr --> QUAC
  Contact info: cjoe@uci.edu
  Submission infoQUAC Call For Submissions #4

(an excerpt from a message provided by Kaia)
This Thursday there will be a protest at UC Riverside during the regents meeting. Transportation will be provided. Trans people from other schools are going so in case you feel worried about your safety and would like to attend contact Kaia. 

WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN THERE: Open mic and rally to protest disinvestment in education, tuition increases, higher student debt, bloated University administration, declining educational quality at UC the UC Regents’ accountability for the current crisis, and the lack of transparency in Regents’ meetings and decisions.

For more details contact Kaia.
  Contact info: khamaro@gmail.com

The Humanities department is having budget cuts! Starting next week on Thursday at 6PM at Humanities Hall 105 there will be meetings addressing these cuts. Meetings will be every other week (odd weeks). 
Here is their facebook --> UCI Humanities Student Meeting

I.Q Sweatshirts are on sale! They cost $25. They will be black zip-up hoodies which will contain Qu Person on the left chest. Money is needed by the end of NEXT WEEK! Cash or checks are accepted. Make all checks payable to Amanda Woo. The $25 can be turned in to Amanda during the next meeting or to Genice, David or someone at the front desk of the LGBT Resource Center.

I.Q needs volunteers! If interested in volunteering for events, fundraisers and/or poster making please email me. In the email include your name and what you'd be interested in volunteering for. Next week I will be holding a fundraiser. I.Q will be selling floats so please let me know by Friday if you would like to help fundraiser and if not then stop by to say hello/purchase a yummy delicious float, made with love.
 Contact info: annieyaya92@gmail.com

That's all folks,
 Anaiz :]
 Fundraising Chair

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hello wonderful, gorgeous, fantastic people!
Here is the weekly update. :]
Starting today I will be posting all the announcements, or at least most of them, sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. It's just easier for me to gather all the information. Unfortunately this update will be somewhat rough. Details will probably be missing and I apologize. NOW, if you would like to include any announcements on this blog please email me! Send me an email containing the who, what, where, why and when and I will post it on here. Email is annieyaya92@gmail.com

During the meeting last week we had an interesting game of bingo. It was no ordinary bingo game. It was PEOPLE BINGO! We had a few winners but only one was able to get a free movie ticket to Thursday's event. (Whoever was the first to hand in their completed BINGO sheet to Amanda received a free movie ticket to the Dollar Theater Movie Night.) To all those who attended Movie Night @ The Dollar Theater, I hope you had fun. I sure did.

And now for the announcements :]

Delta Lambda Phi is rushing! It's a greta fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men. For more info on their rushing events check out their Facebook.
Delta Lambda Phi

A couple of people are trying to start up Queer and Asian. Contact Genice for more info.

Do you love vaginas? Do you find them interesting or complex? Are you in some way...fascinated by them? Hopefully you get where I'm heading. The Vagina Monologues needs volunteers and crew members! It's a wonderful cause. I'm stage manager and our lovely I.Q Treasurer is Executive Producer so contact either of us!

I.Q Sweatshirts are on sale! They cost $25. They will be black zip-up hoodies which will contain Qu Person on the left chest. Money is needed by WEEK 3! Cash or checks will be accepted. Make them payable to Amanda Woo. Turn the $25 to Amanda during meetings or to Genice, David or someone at the front desk of the LGBT Resource Center.

Now last but NOT least I.Q needs volunteers! If interested in volunteering for events, fundraisers and/or poster making email me! Include in the email your name and what you'd be interested in volunteering for :] Same email as above. annieyaya92@gmail.com 

Well that is all my fellow lovelies. Hope your winter break was fantabulous! Hope to see you all at this week's meeting at 7 in Emerald Bay C :] 

P.S! In case hanging out with a bunch of awesome people isn't a big enough reason to come to our meeting this week THEN you should come out for FREE FOOD! This week we will be having a ramen social :] Yumm yumm.

 Fundraising Chair