From Tau Lambda President, Tawny Eder:
Recruitment has just finished, the chapter had great attendance at their events and have 10 New Members. 13 of our 25 active members will be graduating this May, so these numbers are very promising for us. We also have a number of interested freshman, and are hoping to keep in touch with them through the semester and into the spring, when they can go through the new member process.
One thing that the chapter is planning is an alcohol awareness event that will be held through the Shippensburg campus. There is a committee of sisters that are in the process of setting this up and brainstorming ideas, and we plan to hold this before the end of October. So far the chapter is planning to collaborate with another sorority or fraternity and inviting the new Miss. PA (Courtney Thomas). She was a student at Shippensburg and is still close friends with a few of the chapter's sisters. Her platform is alcohol awareness, so we are trying to ask her to be a speaker at the event. We are still in the developing stages, so if you or any of the alumnae have any ideas, please do not hesitate to share these ideas.
Another thing that the chapter is planning on doing, is helping another sister with a class. One of our sisters, Amanda Moyer, is a social work major and a class that she is taking this semester is focused on planning and executing a party/event. This party/event is to bring awareness to something, and this year they are bringing awareness to disabilities, and strictly with children. Tau Lambda is very interested in being a part of this and being awareness to disabilities, and are hoping that Amanda's teacher will allow us to set up a table where we can educate people about our philanthropy, juvenile arthritis. However, we will not know until next week how the chapter can help, and participate, in this event. We are also hoping that this brings good PR to the chapter as well. This event is (tentatively) taking place on November 17th.
Those are just a few of the major things that are occuring within the chapter thus far. We also are hosting our ELC (Educational Leadership Consultant) Molly Fenton this week. She has already begun to meet with sisters and even attended one of our recruitment events! She has been a great help to the chapter thus far and we are very excited to learn more from her while she is here.