ers from Oakland University were invited to speak at each monthly member meeting, and their lectures varied from learning how to study abroad to learning about Medical School Admissions. At meetings, members also helped to prepare for the upcoming events. At the November meeting, members helped to make and decorate Christmas cards to give to Sunrise Senior Living Center in Rochester, MI. On a Friday afternoon, members went to Sunrise Senior Living Center and delivered the Christmas Cards. While there, members also helped make Gingerbread houses with the residents. At the February monthly meeting, members also made Valentine’s Day cards for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living Center. ALD members also volunteered at The Baldwin Center in Pontiac, MI and were able to help out local needy families for the holidays. This center is devoted to helping the underprivileged people living in and near Pontiac. Members went to this center on a Saturday morning and helped sort canned goods and make boxes. These boxes filled with food were given to 300 disadvantaged families in the area for Thanksgiving. Some members also helped move donated items to new locations. The 2012-2013 school year for Alpha Lambda Delta at Oakland University was
filled with academic opportunities for members in addition to these volunteer activities. It was these opportunities that allowed students to learn about and prepare for their academic futures, as well as give back to the community. With all the successes of the year, Oakland University’s ALD chapter is proud to announce that its membership has increased by 100%. With the excitement of the increased membership, 2013-2014 board members are motivated more than ever to continue and expand on the successes and growth of previous years.
Otterbein University Westerville, Ohio The members of the Otterbein University Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (ALD/PES) chapter collaborated with Mortar Board to collect food to donate to the Westerville Area Resource Ministries (WARM) for their Thanksgiving “Hand-Up” Project. This project assists low income families in our community to have the food they need to have a very special Thanksgiving. To coordinate the collection of food, the shopping list was divided equally by last name, so that each member only needed to buy a portion of the items. The food donated included such things as sugar, flour, oil, noodles, corn, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, brownie mix, and
The Otterbein University chapter donated over $1,200 worth of groceries to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry’s Thanksgiving “Hand Up” project.
muffin mix. Due to the generosity of our members, we were able to collect enough items to make 34 grocery bags of food for deserving families. In addition, we had approximately 25 pounds of food that could not be organized into the grocery bags. Since each bag was worth approximately $35.00, our members donated at least $1,200 in food to this worthwhile project. Working together, we made a difference in our community and helped to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need.
Pace University New York, New York If there are five words to describe Pace University’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter, those five words are: diverse, supportive, welcoming, dynamic, and compassionate. Though only in our second year, we have maintained our commitment to service, leadership, and excellence in academics. We initiated 101 members on the February 14, 2012. The fact that our initiation ceremony took place on Valentine’s Day is symbolic of the passion we had in our hearts to join Alpha Lambda Delta. Guided by our faculty advisor, Mr. Verdino, and led by four Executive Board members, Alpha Lambda Delta began and finished the year with a strong list of activities that emphasized service. Our first meeting consisted of a pizza party, “Getting to Know You” bingo, and a brainstorm session to plan activities we wanted for the year. It was a great opportunity for us to bond and collectively develop goals. Additionally, we created our own local scholarships to recognize members who have showed their dedication through active involvement in Alpha Lambda Delta – from attending meeting and events, and getting everyone motivated to come together. Service wise, we completed service activities for various local organizations. Our first activity of the 2012-2013 school year was an origami making session. We challenged our members to make as many pieces as they can to give to a
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