Barton College Spring 2013

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects.  

Four chapter members and an adviser attended the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Raleigh, with Eastern Region Vice President Sarah Casey participating with fellow state officers on the program.  Barton’ Non-Trivia team made us “proud” by earning second place.  Two members and an advisor attended the Eastern Region Tip-Off in February with Eastern Region Vice President Casey and a Barton College PBL adviser participating on the program.

In the fifth year of the Barton College “Day of Service,” Gamma Gamma chapter members enthusiastically volunteered to participate.  Members cataloged new textbooks in the Library of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.  (We like those inside jobs!)

In November, the chapter celebrated Free Enterprise Day with Dawn Montoya speaking to the members. Ms. Montoya is a former Barton College chapter member, a former State President, and a former National Southern Region Vice President.  

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter assisted with the chamber’s Annual Business Meeting. Our chapter president had the honor of attending this meeting and receiving recognition for Phi Beta Lambda’s efforts in the preparation of the event.  

In recruiting new members, chapter members have attended several Barton College classes to promote Phi Beta Lambda. Members prepared power point presentations, played PBL promotional videos, and distributed handouts highlighting the benefits of the organization. They were also able to share with the students their experience with Phi Beta Lambda and all of the skills acquired through their involvement. The chapter has also exhibited at Barton’s Open Houses—advertising our organization to prospective students.

Phi Beta Lambda members and chapter advisers are “Igniting Innovations” by showcasing the Gamma Gamma chapter’s activities of community service and leadership development while recruiting members at Barton’s Freshman Fair, Club Fair, and Major’s Fair. During the semester, we have partnered with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.  The chapter continues to partner with a local organization to deliver “Home Delivered Meals" every Thursday.