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about the ones they were most interestdemic potential through gaining insight where members were able to help with ed in. There was a great turnout for this about our campus’s programs, scholara casino night event for the elderly off ship and internship opportunities, and event, and it provided great insight to Heartland care facility. This included a way to meet others with similar career the opportunity for members to deal confused underclassmen of which route goals, as well as helping the community the cards for fun versions of black jack, to take for their future classes, internship opportunities, and their future. and making a good name for ourselves manage the dice for craps and help out The second exciting thing our chapter here. The spirit of ALD and all that we with Bingo call. When the members left, has undertaken this year was starting as a chapter have accomplished in the the people at heartland felt younger the ALD Mentor Program. This program first few months of this academic year go being taken back 40 years to a much ultimately pairs up interested underunnoticed by very few, and all look at us simpler time. ALD helped with Oakwood classmen with the knowledgeable and associations annual Halloween party as a great organization on campus that trustworthy upperclassmen academic really humbly benefits others. that was for kids to have a fun time all-stars that we have in our chapter. Our making crafts and enjoying Halloween intentions are that each matched up pair Western Michigan University treats; kids dressed up in their costumes. will communicate regularly and discuss Then for another event an army of ALD Kalamazoo, Michigan their academic achievements, quesvolunteers marched off to the Oakwood tions, and seek advice from the Juniors association to help clean up Kalamazoo Western Michigan University’s Alpha and Seniors who have all been in their home owner’s lawns so that residents Lambda Delta chapter prides itself on mentee’s place a few short years ago. We finding all the ways that we can best in need would not be fined. Ald memhave thus far achieved our initial goal help the community. The chapter started bers helped rake mounds of leaves and of interacting with the new freshmen, other yard work tasks that home owners off with the annual Bronco bash that and making them aware and an active needed done. To start of the holiday the university holds as an event to get part of what ALD is all about. We pride spirit volunteers helped line up the over organization names out there. Study ourselves here in reaching out to all door knockers were handed out to every- 50 organizations that marched in the students on campus to help them better one so that the whole university would Kalamazoo holiday parade. We look their academic future. Our chapter’s recognize ALD on the campus. Volunteer forward to our volunteer events to come members have taken great leadership including a candy cane hunt set up and work started with an unfamiliar event over the chapter and have given many A few leaves are no challenge for the chapter at Western Michigan University, as their members opportunities for the members to get help local residents in need tidy up their lawns. involved and keep them knowledgeable of all that ALD has to offer. In the upcoming months, we have some other great opportunities planned out. We are collecting student meal swipes, which otherwise could be used on an on-campus meal, to be donated to the local Washington Mission to provide the needy families in the area with food over the holidays. Also around the holidays, we will be hosting a toy donation on campus that will benefit the Johnstown, PA based charity Cuddles for Kids. All toys will be delivered to Western PA hospitals, shelters, and other organizations benefitting sick or needy children, who otherwise may not get a true Christmas present or be able to be visited by friends or family during the holidays. All of our chapter’s ALD service opportunities are geared towards helping both the students on campus in reaching their highest acaAlpha Lambda Delta

46 The Flame

Flame 2014  

The Flame is Alpha Lambda Delta's annual magazine. It highlights the individual and chapter accomplishments of the previous year. Founded in...