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Put Hunger Out of Business

NCPBL "Put Hunger Out of Business" Food Drive


Sponsored by NCPBL PD-F and Food Lion Meals Project

Food Collection Dates:  February 10-25

Take to Food Lion for Weighing:  February 26 or 27

(Food Bank site for chapters in file below)

PowerPoint Presentation Due:  March 15

Three Regional Winners and State Winner Announced at SLC

(Additional Details were in Chapter Guide and will be in SLC Guide)

 NCPBL Put Hunger Out of Business Food Bank Sites

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Contact Information
Main Adviser Marlene Frisbee Co-Adviser: Jean Finley Chapter President: Maximilian N. Sarafin
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2017

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is jumping into high gear this fall to lay the groundwork for a great year! We have elected a wonderful group of officers that are ready to work together to Elevate Our Future by making a difference on our campus and in our community. We have developed a diverse program of work to guide us through our activities.


We have had several opportunities to recruit new members during campus events this semester and have welcomed several new members to our chapter. We are about to start a collection drive for baby wipes and hand sanitizer to benefit Steadfast House, a local organization that provides stability to homeless women and moms with children. We have continued our campus clothing closet, The Locker, that provides professional clothing for students and members of the Asheville community. We are also in the planning phase of a few other exciting community service projects.


We completed a fundraising event that offered a fun and exciting time for members, students, and faculty on our campus. It was a Gran Turismo Driving Simulator where participants made a small donation to race others for a chance to win a cash prize for the top winner. Participants able to race their way to the top, have fun, and meet new people. This event provided great exposure for PBL on our campus. We are hoping to offer this event again in the future.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2017

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Phi Beta Lambda Chapter has been quite busy this spring semester as we prepare for the upcoming state and national leadership conferences. We have continued our recruitment efforts by offering open informational meetings and creating a vivid bulletin board display with information about PBL. We have distributed flyers across campus and spread the word about PBL and its benefits by sparking open conversations across campus. 


We attended the Spring Tip-Off at Isothermal Technical Community College and we were excited about the opportunity to network with other members across the state. We continue to maintain our campus clothing closet, The Locker. We collect donations of new and gently used professional clothing items to offer to our students and community members. 


We have conducted a few fundraisers as we anticipate a high financial need for the National Leadership Conference travel to Anaheim, California. During one event, we sold small stuffed animals with candy and treats on Valentine’s Day on campus. We partnered with Fatz Café to host a pancake fundraiser breakfast. We also have another fundraiser planned in conjunction with our Student Government Association sponsored Earth Day event. We will be selling straw hats during this outdoor event.


For our spring community service project, we have partnered with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry to help with some of their urgent needs for their Veterans Restoration Quarters. This is a residential program to help restore the lives of homeless veterans. We will be collecting items such as men's multiple vitamins, spray air freshener, and triple edge disposable razors. These items are in constant need at the facility. We also plan to participate in other events as a group cook team for upcoming meals at the facility.


This is a busy time of year for our chapter and we are excited about the upcoming opportunities at the State Leadership Conference and National Leadership Conference.


Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2016

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Chapter of PBL has had an active year.
Students representing the chapter at the State Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC in April 2016 were Robert McCary, Wendy Alexander, Carmel French, Caitln Youngblood, Katie Roberts, and Anglea Lore.  Also, attending were Veronica Dooly, Marlene Frisbee and Jean Finley, advisors for the chapter. Students competed in many categories with each student placing in one or more event.

The National Leadership Conference was held in Atlanta GA in June 2016.  In attendance were Katie Roberts, Robert McCary, Angela Lore, and Carmel French. Advisors attending for the chapter included Veronica Dooly and Marlene Frisbee. Three awards were brought home from the National Leadership Conference. 

PBL has been busy with activities during fall semester including:

  • College Activity Day in August hosting an information table during the event.
  • Visiting classes to share benefits of the organization.
  • Monthly Organizational meetings are being held.
  • Attended the Kick-off at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Ongoing service work and planning for service projects and upcoming conferences.

"The Locker" continues to be successful and outgrowing its space.  Donations of new and gently used business attire are stilling helping students meet the needs of a business professional.    

Plans are being made to attend the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, NC. We look forward to networking with members from across the state.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2016

The A-B Tech chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been active this past fall. 

Wendy Alexander, Carmel French, Angela Lore, Robert McCary, William Mitchell, Katie Roberts, Christian Sluder, and Caitlin Youngblood served as delegates for the FLDC in Greensboro.   Advisers Dr. Kathie Doole, Ms. Veronica Dooly and Ms. Jean Finley were also in attendance.  We were pleased to come home with a Gold Star Chapter award as well as third place for Membership Recruitment Display.  Katie, William, and Christian took on the Non-Trivia contest in spite of being PBL members for only one month.  Angela and Carmel competed for the NCPBL Scholarship.  We are delighted that Angela won and are proud of both ladies.  In addition, Wendy entered the Pin Design contest.

Angela Lore represented the chapter at the National PBL Fall Leadership Conference.  Dr. Doole attended the conference with her which was held in Charleston, SC.

In November, we began gathering items for Homeward Bound to help those in need.  Items collected included toiletries and paper products.  The items were wrapped and delivered to the center in early December.

Also in December we helped sell tickets at the Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agricultural Center. We sponsored three children at the annual SGA Children's Holiday Party where we purchased Big Wheels and attended the party with the children.  We also sold holiday evergreen wreaths.

Our clothing closet, "The Locker", continues to grow.  Donations of new and gently used business attire from individuals and businesses are still rolling in.  Items to those students needing professional wear, include suits for men and women, skirts, slacks, dress shirts, dress shoes, and even dress coats.

The members honored the advisors during FBLA-PBL week.  Homemade candles were given to them along with cards signed by the members.

We are currently preparing for the State Leadership Conference.  We look forward to networking with members from across the state.  Good luck to everyone in the competitions.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2015

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College PBL chapter has gotten off to the best start we have had in years.  We have 13 members and a full cadre of officers.  We also welcomed a new adviser, Jean Finley.

We assisted our SGA with the annual Fall Festival in September, where over 2,000 students gathered to check out information from the departments, organizations and clubs on campus, danced, enjoyed chair massages, as well as lunch. Four members and two advisers attended the Kick-off at Appalachian State University.  Eight members and three advisers are attending FLDC this year. In December, we will be sponsoring Head Start kids for A-B Tech's annual Children's Holiday Party again this year.

Our first fundraiser was a Monster Mash held on October 13 at the Mill Room in Asheville.  This masquerade ball was a collaborative effort with the Marketing capstone class at A-B Tech.  It was a lot of fun for members.

We just finished our first service project.  We have collected bottled water and paper goods for Columbia, SC.  This fulfills a huge need due to the recent flooding.  We collected 749 bottles of water, 11 gallon jugs of water, 1,614 eating utensils, 540 cups, 996 plates/bowls, and over 1,700 napkins.  These items were taken to the Columbus, NC fire department for distribution in Columbia.

We look forward to another exciting year connecting with fun, friendship, education, and lifelong experiences!


Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2013

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College PBL chapter has new challenges ahead for the 2013-14 school year. After returning from the National Leadership Conference with 2 individual awards, one team award, and one chapter award, we dove right back into fundraising for next year's conference expenses. For many years, our chapter has raised money by running a beverage stand at our local Bele Chere event—a popular downtown music and arts festival with a 35 year history—but this year Bele Chere had somber undertones; this year was the last Bele Chere.

As much as local businesses, musicians and artists will miss the income Bele Chere brings, so too will our club. However, this change in the usual plan presents a valuable opportunity to this year's club members: the opportunity for each member to have a measurable impact on the club as a whole, to offer new fundraising ideas and give meaningful feedback on those ideas, to experience a year where our advisers don't have all the answers and don't have tried-and-true plans. Our chapter has always displayed excellence in following directions, completing projects and winning awards, but this year is different. This year, by necessity, each of our members must also display excellence in action.

This year more than ever, we need every member to keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities to raise money, opportunities to serve our community, and opportunities to grow both as a club and individually. Already our members are coming up with new and promising ideas to engage our campus and our community, and it's exciting!

Of course, fundraising isn't all we will be doing this year. We assisted our SGA with the annual Fall Festival in September, where over 2,000 students gathered to check out information from the departments, organizations and clubs on campus (ours included), dance when the DJ played really good songs, and enjoy lunch. We hosted the Western Region's 2013 Kick-Off again this year, and although not all the chapters could attend, everyone there enjoyed the 60s-themed trivia, and left with all the important info for the upcoming FLDC and the rundown on the SLC and NLC. We will be driving a van full of members to FLDC this year—almost twice as many as last year! In December, we will  be sponsoring head-start kids for A-B Tech's annual Children's Holiday Party again this year, where warm, fuzzy feelings and bruised shins will be had by all—with dozens of toddlers on big wheels, accidents happen, but they're all so cute that you can't be upset! We look forward to many more events and opportunities coming our way in 2014.

And as always, we look forward to another exciting year filled with fun, friendship, education, lifelong experiences, and discovering our own excellence in action!

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2013

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been working hard during the year to help our students “Igniting Innovation”.  During the past few months we have been working on increasing our chapter membership and reaching out to the local community.

A-B Tech members Jennifer Heath, Adrienne Sparks, Albert Tumash, and Kris Brookins attended the FLDC in Raleigh with advisers Dr. Kathie Doole and Ms Veronica Dooly.  Our Non-Trivia team of Adrienne, Kris, and Albert won First Place and member Jennifer Heath was awarded First Place for the 4th Annual Commemorative Pin Design.  Advisers Kathie Doole and Veronica Dooly gave workshops to members of PBL attending the conference.

During November our chapter assisted with the Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agricultural Center.  Members helped with registration, assisting visitors, and collecting survey information.  December was a very busy month where our chapter sponsored three children for the annual SGA Children’s Holiday Party.  Members spent time with each child meeting Santa, having lunch, opening stockings, and riding Big Wheels that members assembled.  The chapter also sponsored a “Snapshot with Santa” during the month as a fundraiser where the public could come to campus on specific days and have their picture taken with Santa using various props.  Also, members Adrienne Sparks and Kyle Davis, with adviser Dr. Doole, assisted at the local Keller Williams Fashion Victims Ball at the Crowne Plaza Resort to help raise money for local charities.

During February, member Jennifer Heath and adviser Dr. Kathie Doole attended the Winter Tip-Off at Gaston College.  For Adviser Appreciation Day, all three advisers were surprised with a lunch and gifts.  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, our chapter participated in the SGA sponsored “Get Engaged” event on February 14.  This event allowed campus clubs and various school services to help students become more informed as to what is available on campus.  Our chapter chose to have information on starting a business by creating a resource guide that included information on what is free enterprise, local community resources, educational opportunities, and financing.

Upcoming events include a Books Are Fun fundraiser and attending SLC.  The A-B Tech chapter would like to wish all chapters the best of luck at this year’s State Leadership Conference!

ABTech PBL Plans Events

The A-B Tech PBL chapter has been extremely busy with our membership recruitment drive for the 2012-2013 school year. The groundwork started at the National Leadership Conference when our chapter brought home two individual awards, two chapter awards, and 2 Institute for Leader's graduates!

Our annual awards banquet was held in August where our members gathered for food, fellowship, and fun. During the banquet, awards were presented to members for event winnings and hard work throughout the year.

Members assisted SGA with its annual Fall Festival in September as well as the Community Open House and Campus Clean-up in October. Other upcoming events will be the Children's Holiday Party, Lighting of the Green, and Earth Day.

Our chapter hosted the 2012 PBL Kick-Off which was extremely informative and PBL members from other chapters left with a lot of important information. Even though the western region is small in the number of chapters, everyone had a good time.

We are working on numerous fundraising events this year which include "Jewelry Is Fun", "Fashion Victims Ball", and the "Fly Fishing Expo". In October we will once again sponsor "Books Are Fun" on our campus. Books of all kinds will be sold for up to 70% off the retail price.

All of our members are looking forward to another exciting year filled with fun, friendship, education, lifelong experiences, and unique ways to celebrate leadership. The Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is looking forward to "Igniting Innovation".