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Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College


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Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2019

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is working hard to prepare for the upcoming State and National Leadership Conferences! We have made efficient recruitment efforts by placing posters and display boards across campus. We plan on hosting a meeting open to all A-B Tech students and faculty providing information on how to correctly dress for casual and professional business settings. We hope new students will gain interest in joining PBL through this workshop.

 

We attended the Spring Tip-Off at Lenoir-Ryhne University 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. In addition, we are holding are second annual "The Locker Yard Sale" where we put clothing and accessories in our Birch Lobby and market this event to our campus to bring more awareness.

 

We have a few fundraisers in the works as we anticipate a high financial need for the National Leadership Conference travel to San Antonio, Texas. We plan on hosting a gift basket raffle, fundraiser nights at various restaurants, as well as setting up a table at A-B Tech's Earth Day celebration. We will use this table for PBL recruitment efforts in addition to hosting our third Corn Hole competition and sale of crystals.

 

Currently we are actively working on the PBL Habitat for Humanity Donation Drive. A few members plan to create donation boxes and place them throughout campus. We plan on holding this throughout March where we will collect building materials desperately needed by the Habitat. In addition, our chapter plans on donating 32 mini red bricks. We hope students, faculty, and staff will come together to help our community members. A couple PBL members have also volunteered at a Habitat Homeowners house to install a new sink and ceiling fans.

 

This is a busy time of year for our chapter and we are working on using our time efficiently to find great success at the State and National Leadership Conferences.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2018

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is working hard this fall to prepare for the year. We have elected a great group of officers to Create, Lead, and Inspire members to participate in our upcoming projects. We have bi-weekly meetings to ensure proper communication and send out information discussed to members who could not attend. 

 

Using different events on campus, we have recruited new and old members to join our chapter. We are working with the Asheville Space and Science museum to hold a STEM based arts and crafts events to educate middle school students. We will be working with the Pre-Pharmacy club at UNCA and finding a local business to sponsor our event. 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 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 the first annual A-B Tech Halloween costume contest. Participants paid $5 as individuals or groups and we took their photos. The winner received a gift basket full of different gift certificates donates by local businesses. We are currently planning our annual holiday wreath sale and are working on finding a local business to allow us to sell our wreaths outside of their establishment. We look forward to finding new fundraising opportunities before SLC. 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2018

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is working hard to prepare for the upcoming State and National Leadership Conferences! We have made efficient recruitment efforts by placing posters and display boards across campus. We plan on hosting a meeting open to all A-B Tech students and faculty providing information on how to correctly dress for casual and professional business settings. We hope new students will gain interest in joining PBL through this workshop.

 

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 a few fundraisers in the works as we anticipate a high financial need for the National Leadership Conference travel to Baltimore, Maryland. We plan on hosting a second Gran Turismo Driving Simulator fundraiser where participants make a small donation to race others for a chance to win a cash prize for the top winner. Participants are able to race their way to the top, have fun, and meet new people. We plan on hosting this event in our Ferguson Auditorium to reach a high volume of students and faculty. We also strategized fundraisers including a gift basket raffle, hosting fundraiser nights at various restaurants, as well as setting up a table at A-B Tech’s Earth Day celebration. We will use this table for PBL recruitment efforts in addition to selling earth day bracelets at the table. 

 

Currently we are actively working on the PBL “Put Hunger out of Business” Food Drive. A few members came together and wrapped donation boxes with PBL colors with an attached flyer. We based the premise of our project on the statement, “We need a TON of food.” We hoped this would attract students and faculty to donate as much as they could as support. We have asked our educators to be involved and some have placed announcements to their classes with information about our Food Drive. A couple PBL members have actively spoken to their classmates about the project as well. In addition, A-B Tech has placed information in their weekly newsletter regarding the donation boxes and what PBL plans to achieve.

 

This is a busy time of year for our chapter and we are working on using our time efficiently to find great success at the State and National Leadership Conferences.

 

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!

 

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