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9Apr/150

#TBT and Greek Awards

My throwback picture for the day is a real gem. I'm driving around like a mad woman with my poor brother in the passenger seat. It is funny because it seems like I would drive like this now, but I am definitely the opposite of that. I tend to be a very slow and steady, cautious driver. I really love this picture and this memory!

Not sure if my brother is laughing or crying in the passenger seat.

Not sure if my brother is laughing or crying in the passenger seat.

Seeing this picture got me excited about Greek awards tonight. At Greek awards, there are superlatives and one of the superlatives is "worst driver". I am obviously not the recipient of this award, but I do get to be the one to announce it! I am so excited to celebrate everyone's accomplishments while also seeing the reactions at the superlative winners.

Another vehicle I saw that got me excited today was the Food Bank Feeding America truck. At 1o the truck was unloaded by some Greek community members and high school volunteers. Seeing this truck means that they are unloading the food to make the Buddy Packs at Woods 101 tomorrow. I love that we have this event so that students and parents can help us make a difference in the world and get food to hungry children.

Fraternity and sorority members that helped unload the truck with supplies for the Buddy Pack program.

Fraternity and sorority members that helped unload the truck with supplies for the Buddy Pack program.

The word for this week is definitely excited! I am excited about everything that is going on and I am also excited for Woods 1o1 tomorrow and to meet all of you.

 

-Alaina

7Apr/150

Greek Week!

This week is a very special week here at the Woods, it is Greek Week! This is a week where all of the sorority and fraternity chapters on campus can unite together and raise money and awareness for a cause, while also celebrating accomplishments. The cause for the last few years has been the Buddy Pack program.

Nutritiousbackpack-244x300The Buddy Pack program was created because for many students on free and reduced priced school meals are their only area of reliable nutrition. This puts them at risk for hunger over the weekend. The Food Bank provides Buddy Packs to children in elementary schools, 28 of the 32 counties.

Buddy Packs are backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food that students take home over the weekend or holiday periods to supplement their meals when there is not enough for them to eat at home. After the weekend, volunteers at the schools then refill their packs.

I had my first experience with the Buddy Pack program when I was in high school. I was a member of National Honor Society and we would stuff Buddy Packs for children at our school for part of our service work. It means a lot to me that I am still able to contribute.

The main part of the week is raising funds and awareness, but I am also excited for the awards ceremony. I was on the panel that did the interviews for the awards and I am really excited to see the faces of the winners. They truly deserve it.

This is the schedule for the week: 

Monday, April 6–

  • Start fundraising for the Buddy Pack program.
  • Banners Up!
    • Have banners up! These banners should say Greek Week as well as have something on it about the Buddy Pack program

Wednesday, April 8 –

6 p.m.– Gym

  • Fun games and activities in the gym. We will be combining the chapters and contestants will be picked at random to play multiple games and activities.

Thursday April 9–

6 p.m. – Dulany Auditorium

  • Greek Awards and Service Award Winner
    • This WILL be a formal event. Please come dressed in pin clothes. (Pin clothes are dress clothes that you wear with your sorority/fraternity pin or badge.)
  • All Buddy Pack fundraising money will be due by noon at CSI.

Friday April 10 –

Woods 101 Event, Aldridge

  • Buddy Backpack stuffing, if you are a student coming to 101 please join us

This is going to be a busy but amazing week. On top of this schedule, we have Sigma Alpha Epsilon's philanthropy week. This is a fraternity over at Westminster. They have events throughout the week to raise money for their philanthropy, Lafayette County Cancer Coalition. They are raising awareness for Bile Duct cancer. I am so proud to be making such a difference in one week, this is the stuff that I live for!

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I can't wait to see you all at Woods 101. Please comment below if you are planning on attending, I would love to meet you!

 

-Alaina