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Appalachian State University - Fall 2017

The Appalachian State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter has been having an extremely productive semester thus far. After the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California with 3 members who attended. As of October 27, 2017, we have 24 paid members and 3 advisers. Our executive board consists of the following individuals:

 

 ●      President- Jenny Zheng

●      Executive Vice President- Joshua Conner

●      Vice President of Finance- Jordan Boyd

●      Vice President of Marketing- Danny Short

●      Vice President of Events- Celeste Arias

●      Webmaster- Alisha Sprinkle

●      Administrative Assistant- Yeni Jacobo

 

This Fall semester we have held and participated in the following events:

 

Distinguished Leadership Award- To earn this award, members must participate in events beyond regular chapter meetings. Each activity is given a specific number of DLA points, the individual with the most points receives this award.Our Vice President of Marketing has been keeping a close record of DLA points for each member. We hope that this award will give our members an extra boost of encouragement to take part in events.

 

Guest Speaker Presentation: Ingles Markets- Senior Accountant was one of the many professional development speakers that are scheduled for this year. Representatives from the company visited on September 6, and informed members about the internship opportunities that were available over the summer.

 

Scarowinds Fundraiser- The club had a planning meeting on September 29. 20 of our members volunteered at Scarowinds and earned over $700 for our chapter! Our members worked in stations throughout the park assisting park attendees. This event was a successful way to raise funds for our chapter.

 

Homecoming- The club's homecoming chair held an information session and planning meeting on October 20 to inform club members about the opportunities and events Appalachian State Homecoming offered. Members spoke about participating in the parade, creating a banner, and volunteering at the Homecoming Blood Drive. Over 500 volunteers, and over 1300 donors came out to carry on Appalachian's Life Saving Legacy and collect 1,235 pints of blood! We are proud to say, the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter was able to contribute to such an amazing event. 

 

Hurricane Relief Water Donation- Our chapter participated in a Walker College of Business service event and collectively donated over 600 bottles of water!

 

Phi Beta Lambda Adopt a Highway Clean Up Day- The Phi Beta Lambda chapter set up a clean-up on October 28 in order to give back to the great Watauga community that has given us so much. This clean up day allowed us to beautify our community while creating bonds with fellow members.

 

Member Induction Ceremony- On November 7, 2017, we officially inducted 7 officers and 17 members. Each member was given a certificate and membership card. We were able to socialize over light refreshments before the ceremony.

 

Fall Leadership Development Conference- We are proud to say that 12 of our members attended the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, NC. It was great to socialize with PBL members outside of our chapter, attend workshops, and learn how we could better our chapter. Our chapter received "Second Largest Delegation" and "Largest Initial Reporting for the Western Region". Our members definitely enjoyed the experience and learned a lot at this event.

 

Phi Beta Lambda Day- On November 18, 2017 our officers planned a "PBL Saturday." We will be having a Thanksgiving Potluck while packing boxes for the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. After this, we will go on a group hike to finish off the day. We are very excited for this "PBL Saturday" and believe that it will bring members together while contributing to a great cause.

 

In addition, below are pictures from select events and more information can be found on our website at pbl.appstate.edu or follow our Instagram at "asupbl".

 

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