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Annual Report for 2014-15

Kappa Gamma Sigma has completed the annual chapter report for 2014-15. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2014-15

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Ethel G. Jones

Chapter Vice President:

Janell Cash

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Bonita Manson

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 15, including 16 initiate members.

Kappa Gamma Sigma held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

9/4/14 Officer training
9/18/14 discussed the national initiatives (Bullying program at Felton Laboratory school, Adopt-a-Highway - College Street cleaning, collection of non-perishable food items for a Thanksgiving basket), and fundraising activities
10/6/14 discussed whether we had the okay to proceed with the bullying program at Felton Laboratory School, initiation for new members, street cleaning, coordination with other Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)student organization to present a financial workshop for the FCS students, and the date of the fundraiser
11/10/14 induction ceremony
2/3/15 discussed Relay-for-Life, successes of ending year projects (Adopt-a-Child and donation of non-perishable items to community food banks, and FCS Student Unit project for the annual state meeting
3/24/15 Rescheduled Adopt-a-Highway, funds for Relay-for-Life deadline for a T-shirt, next fundraiser, and induction ceremony
4/2/15 induction ceremony
4/7/15 Welcomed new member with brief introductions, discussed Adopt-a-Highway, Relay-for-Life activities/fundraiser at the fairground, due dates Relay activities, follow-up with other elementary schools in Orangeburg county for a bullying project in the fall, and selection of new officers

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

Adopt-a-Highway 9/24/15- 6 bags of trash was collected along College Street Orangeburg, SC and 3/30/15-8 bags of trash was collected along College Street
Coronation of Miss SC State University 2014-2015 - Karess Archer represented KON as Queen at the coronation of Miss Kelsey Butler and participated in the Homecoming festivities
What's in Your Wallet 10/23/14- 36 FCS student were provided information on financial planning and played a Financial Jeopardy Game to reinforce the knowledge gain from the presentation. All FCS student organization coordinated this presentation and activities with the assistance of the FCS faculty
Initiation ceremony 11/10/14 and 4/2/15- 4 new members inducted 11/10/14 and 12 on 4/2/15 into the Kappa Gamma Sigma Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
Fundraisers - candy sale 11/10-21/14 and snack sale 4/3-17/15- Raised funds to support KON programs and activities
Adopt-a-Child 12/3/14- one child (Kneryauna Odam) was addoted for the Adopt-a-Child Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at SC State University and received gifts for Christmas
Non-perishable food items 11/1-12/10/14- Coordinated will all FCS student organizations (Fashion Merchandising Association, FCS Student Unit, and National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Student Affiliate) to donate non-perishable food items to Orangeburg Hope Health and Cooperative Church Ministries (CCMO) of Orangeburg in support of families in the Orangeburg community (more than 50 boxes of food was donated)
Attended the South Carolina Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (SCAFCS) State Annual meeting 2/19-20/15- 2 students were sponsored to attend the SCAFCS state conference and distributed the following items: $90.00 of Walmart gifts card, 15 blankets, 60 bottles of cleaning products, 10+ aerosol cans of air fresheners, 35 bottles of detergent, 100+ paper towels and toilet paper, 100+ paper cups, 30 rolls aluminum foil, and 15 boxes of trash bags to the Family Shelter in Columbia, SC as part of the FCS Student Unit state project.
Donated 3/16-4/2/15- toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, combs, hair brushes, socks, bandages, and other items to the NCFR Student Affiliate project at Jolly Acres Health Care Center
Relay-for-Life 2/10-4/24/15- Collected over $900.00 for cancer research and participated in the Relay-for-Life event at the Orangeburg County fairgrounds

3. Tentative plans for next year

Continue with Adopt-a-Highway, Adopt-a-Child, Relay-for-Life, collection of non-perishable food items, coordinating with other FCS student organization for programing, and adding an additional national initiative

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 5
Procedures for election of officers: 3
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 4
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 3
Participation in national conference: 5

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

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 5

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 4
Yearly evaluation of programming: 4

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 5
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5