This year my travels took me to more than eighty campuses in twenty different states. Because every O∆K Circle is specific to its own campus culture, each meeting presented a unique and exciting experience in learning more about O∆K at those schools.
Here are just a few of the creative activities our local Circles engaged in this year: the Florida Atlantic University Circle partnered with LexisNexis to raise a goal of $25,000 for the international hunger relief organization Stop Hunger Now; as a team, the Southern Utah University Circle successfully completed the 187-mile Red Rock Relay and raised more than $1,000 for the Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center in Cedar City; and the New Jersey Institute of Technology Circle created its first O∆K newsletter to reconnect with alumni members and share recent Circle activities and events.
In addition to Circle visits, much of my “school year” was dedicated to the planning and facilitation of the ten O∆K Drive-In Meetings hosted this spring. A big thank you to all of the national volunteers that assisted with the coordinating and programming of these events, and also to our 300+ attendees! The Drive-Ins proved to be a great success, as student and faculty/staff members networked with other local Circles to share membership recruitment techniques, best practices, and collectively generated much excitement for the O∆K Centennial Celebration in 2014! Attendees also learned more about national opportunities and events and participated in an engaging StrengthsQuest presentation to explore their individual, top 5 major themes of talent.
Beyond the May flowers, this summer concludes my two-year term with Omicron Delta Kappa. If you are interested in having an equally exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience, I strongly encourage you to apply to be the O∆K Centennial Fellow! Questions? Feel free to contact me!