Chapter Reports - continued...
every major on campus, and when we come together, we have the ability to easily reach out in all directions. We are proud to continue a tradition of academic excellence, and our members are stepping up across the campus. Along with being very active, our members are constantly working to contribute their part to the community. Many of our members have been actively participating in our local ‘Got Consent’ campaign aimed at creating safe communities and promoting respectful relationships. The most recent of these events called “Take back the night” could only be topped by its predecessor “Walk a mile in her shoes.” In the latter, participants both female and male wore high heels and walked a mile around our back quad! After witnessing our growth over the past semester, our chapter has debated the possibility of establishing an advisory council of previous executive members. This chapter would serve the purpose of guiding our newly inducted class through the steps that are required to succeed. With this, we will undoubtedly continue to improve our presence on campus. Our goals for the coming semester are to operate another charity event on campus, and to sponsor an event that can raise some funds in preparation for our Spring induction ceremonies. In the process we’ll be spreading the word about ALD and the amazing things that our members have been a part of.
Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas Here at Sam Houston State University, we strive for success both in the classroom and in the community. Our ALD chapter has taken the idea of community service to a whole new level. This fall semester alone, we have organized and successfully completed three service projects created by our officers.
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Members of the Sam Houston State University chapter work with officers to collect care packages for wounded soldiers.
Our first service project in September was designed by two of our officers, Courtney Rogers and Brooke Nell, to support our troops in collecting items for care packages to be sent to wounded soldiers. With the help of the generous students and staff at SHSU we were able to pack four boxes full of snacks, games, water, and patriotic decorations. Our largest and most important donation was the box of hundreds of letters written by students thanking the men and women for their service protecting our country. Upon receiving a thank you letter from the hospital, we were touched to know that the letters and the rest of the items were able to make the wounded soldiers smile. Our second service project was created by officers Brooke Nell and Forrest Self to promote health on our college campus. As most people know, staying healthy in college is not an easy task, so we decided to help the students learn more about healthy living. Many of our members volunteered to pass out healthy snacks and health facts on campus in October. We were able to celebrate healthy living by giving out ideas for ten minute exercises and tips for a healthy diet. We hope to have made a positive healthy impact on the students at SHSU.
Our third service project took place in November and was organized by officer Luis Morales and student advisor Manuel Hinojo. This project, called “Thanksgiving-to-Go”, was a food drive to collect canned goods and other Thanksgiving foods to give to families who could not afford a Thanksgiving meal. Once again, our student body helped us fill a huge box with canned foods of all sorts. The Monday before Thanksgiving break, we took the box of food to a local church that passed it out to the needy families of Huntsville. Thanks to our members and the students of SHSU, all of our major service projects were extremely successful. Along with service projects, our members have been participating in multiple service opportunities in our community. One of our most recent opportunities was working with the Boys and Girls Club carnival. We had several of our members pass out candy and play games at the children at the carnival. Officer Amanda Click said that “it was a very fulfilling experience to see the children’s faces light up with a simple piece of candy. I could do this every day.” It was a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved. We also had the opportunity to send three of our officers, Guadalupe Cuellar,
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