as meeting times, posting the meeting minutes, reminders on service projects, and logging in service hours. This new system has allowed our chapter to incorporate more members in activities and also keep members informed of topics that are discussed at the chapter’s officer meetings. Cal U’s chapter continues to see community service as one of our priorities. By mid-semester, our members had already completed 37 community service projects including helping students move in, volunteering at local food banks and health fairs, organizing blood drives, volunteering and participating in a suicide prevention walk, and volunteering at after-school programs at local elementary and middle schools. In November, Cal U’s chapter arranged an ice cream social/service event for its members. At the social/service event, members prepared fleece blankets for patients at the Ronald McDonald Charities House and created multiple decorative Christmas cards for the patients and their families. Members in attendance at the event were asked to bring non-perishable food items for a regional food bank. Our chapter collected over 85 non-perishable food items at this event. Along with community service, our members have continued to benefit from
our campus’ Career Advantage Program organized by our Career Services department. This program prepares students for their professional futures through resume-building, career fairs, mock interviews, internships, and informal seminars. A Career Advantage Program activity is incorporated into each member meeting, which allows students to become more involved in the program and be prepared for life after college. The members of California University of Pennsylvania’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta have been very active on campus and in their local communities and will continue to do so throughout the spring semester.
Carthage College Kenosha, Wisconsin It has already been an exciting and eventful year for the Carthage College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. We started the year with a beach cleanup on the shore of Lake Michigan. With our campus right on the lake, we came up with the idea of a beach cleanup to help out the community as well as to brighten up our beautiful campus! We also held a campus wide food drive for cans and other non-perishables to donate to Feeding America during the national
The California University of Pennsylvania chapter of ALD created handmade fleece blankets for patients at the local Ronald McDonald Charities House.
Alpha Lambda Delta philanthropy week. We collected bags full of cans and raised over one hundred dollars in donations. Thanks to our public relations, the Carthage College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has included the entire campus in our efforts to raise money for Feeding America. Our ALD members prepared and delivered “Mid-term Munchies” to students on campus during the week of mid-terms. Also, to get into spirit for the holidays, ALD members created “Turkey Grams” that students could purchase and send to a friend along with a treat and a note. Our ALD members made the decision to donate our funds to the Feeding America located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since Feeding America is a great organization that provides meals for hungry people on a daily basis. Carthage College has interacted with Feeding America on many occasions, and students can donate being confident that their contribution will make a difference.
Cazenovia College Cazenovia, New York The Cazenovia College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has been lucky enough to have its very own ALD house on campus for this past academic year, and now again for the 2013-2014 year! The house is home to up to twelve female students who are members of Alpha Lambda Delta, however this year and next it will also house “friends” of ALD members in order to fill all the spaces. This does not mean the group is any less hardworking or driven though! One of the stipulations of having the campus house as an ALD house is that the girls plan and facilitate six different programs or activities throughout the school year for the entire college or simply for Alpha Lambda Delta members. They are very excited for this upcoming school year because the group has 10 events planned! One of the plans for this year is to show the movie Playing for Change on campus, which directly correlates with this year’s summer reading for incoming
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