What's New with Phi Beta Lambda at SCC?

The Xi Alpha Phi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda at Southeastern Community College welcomes our new members for 2012-2013. Our second meeting was a greater success than the first. We saw the addition of several new members and held an election of officers for the new year. We had a group of members eager to become involved. Nearly every position had more than one person nominated. After speeches were made concerning qualifications, elections were held. The result was a good mixture of experience, wisdom, talent, and enthusiasm. With the support of other club members, this year should prove to be both exciting and productive.

Past Efforts Renewed

Once again, this year our organization will be doing its part to help the environment. Thursday, October 4th, our chapter in conjunction with the Environment Action Club, will hold a campus clean-up. All members are encouraged to take pride in our school by participating in this event.

Fall will provide two opportunities for our club to help the less fortunate both in our community and overseas. Samaritan's Purse Shoe Box donations will be collected from October 15- November 2. Items needed include small toys, hygiene items, hard candies, and school supplies. October 15- November 16, we will also be conducting a canned food/ coat drive. All donations will be delivered to local food banks, where they will be distributed to the needy of Columbus County.

Our chapter will take part in SCC's annual Fall Fling. Students can enjoy music, games, food and fun! These social gatherings give student groups and organizations visibility, allowing for fundraising and recruitment. A similar event will be held in the spring. Fall Fling--October 24, 2012--10am-2pm.

Moving Forward

Our chapter will have several committees geared toward various initiatives and events. We will also give the same special attention to CMAP and the Terry Lowrance Leadership Award. These two achievements will be a primary focus for our chapter this year. We will strive to be proactive in our pursuits for these prestigious recognitions.

Our next meeting will cover fundraising ideas, potential designs for a club T-shirt, as well as upcoming community events. As the year progresses, our local chapter will partner with organizations such as the March of Dimes and Relay for Life.

Many events are already scheduled, but we remain open to new ways to raise funds and better serve our community.