Central Carolina CC - Spring 2019

The Central Carolina Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is off to a great start this spring with chapter projects, membership recruitment, and preparing for SLC in April. 

 

The chapter started off the semester with a recruitment drive that included pizza informational meetings, game night social, and setting up information tables in the student center. At the end of the fall semester the chapter was sitting at 60 members and now in the spring has once again reached triple digits. Thanks to all the members, officers, and recruitment committee members for all the hard work. Membership is vital to the chapter with so many chapter events upcoming including fundraising season at Walnut Creek which will begin in April. This year venue looks to host over 30 concerts once again.

 

Community service is an ongoing requirement for members in the chapter. In the fall the chapter completed four community service projects. This spring chapter has planned out with one for Valentines already completed. The biggest project for the spring will be the participation for a 4th year in a row in the NC State Special Olympics. The chapter helps to organize, facilitate, and participate in the celebration ceremonies on the final night. Members play vital roles in the entertainment, victory dance, and other activities at NC State. We look forward to once again being a part of such a great event.

 

The last two years has seen the inclusion of early college students into the chapter. With that brings more opportunities for the chapter. The majority of the members from the early college have now been selected to participate in Lee County Teen Court. This is a community based alternative for first time offenders. It is a peer to peer system that our members help in determining the outcome for these offenders and hopefully give them a second chance. Many of the early college members were looking for a community service project that would allow them to be civic leaders and this opportunity provided that.

 

Other spring projects include working with the Bread Basket, Junior Achievement, the Food Bank, Backpack Buddies, and Raven Rock State Park. The chapter is lucky to have a great resource in all its members so it can participate in these types of projects, which is why recruitment activities are vital to the chapter success.