Central Carolina CC - Fall 2013

The Central Carolina Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is off to a great start to the 2013-14 school year. Returning members are showing the energy to excite others in joining and the new officer team has a goal to double the membership from last year. The officer team is mostly made up of members who were at Anaheim, CA for NLC where CCCC took twenty members to represent the school and NCPBL. Ten of those members placed at nationals and the group returns with an agenda to see the chapter achieve even more success this year, which included several officers attending the Fall Kick-Off at Barton College. The officer team includes the Central Region Vice President Lupita Norato.

The chapter has already started off strong with membership exceeding the total from last year and community service projects are in full swing. The chapter has already participated in Veterans Stand Down, a national project aimed at helping homeless veterans. The chapter had been an important part in bringing together over 40 service providers to our forgotten heroes. The chapter also is already in full swing working with local organizations and the Central and Eastern Food Bank of North Carolina to help provide food for families in the three counties our college represents. Members have been collecting can goods, working vineyards, and other farms in efforts to maximize resources for our community. And in an effort to support March of Dimes the chapter has already completed 1 of a 10 part project for raising funds and awareness. The chapter is currently working on several more community service projects for the school year, including partnering with the Red Cross, the Local Farmers Market, and other events planned in our community.

The chapter has also put an emphasis on fundraising to ensure chapter needs are met and members can participate in events and conference without financial hardships. Members have already worked events like Cirque du Soleil, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and NASCAR. Future events include concerts, basketball games, PGA Golf, and NASCAR.

Future upcoming events for the chapter include Induction Ceremony, FLDC in Greensboro, and monthly social events that include movie night, salsa night, and open mic night. All three social events take place on campus and bring members and other students together. The chapter is also working with Toastmasters, Junior Achievement, creating a Dress for Success closet on campus, and helping to start a FBLA chapter with Lee Early College.
 
The members of the CCCC PBL chapter look forward to another great year and to develop more friendships with other members from across the state and create partnerships with other NCPBL chapters. The chapter hopes add to the success of NCPBL as we all move forward and show the rest of the country our Excellence in Action.