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Annual Report 2012-13 Print E-mail

Kappa Alpha Theta has completed the annual chapter report for 2012-13. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2012-13

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Karla Kennedy-Hagan

Chapter Vice President:

Helen Marcotte

Name of Adviser:

Kathleen O'Rourke, Katherine Shaw

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 60, including 19 initiate members.

Kappa Alpha Theta held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

September 20, 2012-Members discussed the goals and activities for the school year.
October 16, 2012 - Initiation
October 25, 2012- Welcomed newly initiated members; Discussed options for KONu Appreciates You! Day (e.g, Textbook Rental, Minority Affairs, New Student Programs); Discussed appearing in yearbook pictures at Eastern Illinois University; Discussed volunteer opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, Charleston Food Pantry donations, volunteers for Heritage Woods (Supportive Living), and holiday Adopt-A-Family donation project; Notified members of the Haiti Connection at EIU, which was holding a Hunger Banquet in November; Notified members of letter writing project for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
December 6, 2012-Semester wrap-up meeting; Discussed options for Ronald McDonald House volunteering.
January 24, 2013-Welcomed members back and decided upon organizations to appreciate for KONu Appreciates You! Days; solicited new volunteer service project ideas from members.
February 14, 2013-Celebrated Valentine’s day with a KON Valentine’s Day themed meeting; Members socialized and we firmed up volunteer service project plans for spring, such as collecting items needed by families at the Ronald McDonald House.
March 28, 2013-Discussed the Ronald McDonald house visit (a KON officer delivered donations in person and toured the site); Placed order for KON fleeces; Firmed up plans for participating in EIU’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
April 18, 2013-Held elections for new officers and had a graduation themed meeting/party for members.

2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:

2. This year, we continued our KONu Appreciates You! days. On these days, we delivered baked goods and a letter of appreciation to organizations and individuals in the Charleston, IL community and on the EIU campus. Recipients included: Textbook Rental, Minority Affairs, and Financial Aid. We collected items of need and delivered them to the families at the Chicago Ronald McDonald House, which we plan on continuing every year. To wrap up the year, we participated in EIU’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

3. Tentative plans for next year

3. Next year, our chapter plans to continue the KONu Appreciates You! days, increase the attendance at membership meeting, and establish an ongoing relationship with the Ronald McDonald House through volunteerism and/or donation drives. In addition, we plan to become more involved on the Eastern Illinois University campus. Examples of how we plan to be more involved on campus include: Partnering with other organizations on campus, team up with SAFCS to Adopt-A-Family for the holidays, and raise money for our chapter through fundraising.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks

Participation in institutional training for student groups: 4
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Procedures for election of officers: 5
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 5
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 4
Participation in national conference: 5

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 5
Activities respond to shared goals: 5
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 4
Effective leadership: 5
Social Responsibility: 4
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 3
Yearly evaluation of programming: 3

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Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 16:27