Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great ideas for the first meeting!

Many chapters are preparing for the first meeting of the year and ideas are abounding. It is always a "point of interest" in chapter meetings when the "fun stuff" starts. Such as a scavanger hunt to find out what those special things are about another member of your chapter or giving out a small token to the person who can answer questions about the society, chapter, etc. Don't hesitate to build in some of these activities into your first meeting. The importance of informing our members comes in many forms and varieties, but most of all when our members enjoy, laugh, and participate we connect with each other. Chapter meetings should never be mundane, usual, or boring. Chapter meetings should be informative, interesting and engaging. Some neat ideas for door/game prizes are the candies. Such as:
  • Now & Later - We hope we can be a part of your life both NOW and LATER.
  • Tootsie Roll - You have a Divine Roll which only you can fulfill.
  • Loaf of bread - Just to let you know how much you're "kneaded" OR, thanks for "rising to the occasion"
Additional items (non-food):
  • Measuring Tape/Ruler: By the Yard it's hard, but by the inch it's a cinch - together we can make it!
  • Coke: We're "soda" lighted to have you in our chapter!
These are just a few ideas to use in your chapter meetings as members enter or participate in the activities of the moment.

Supplemental information taken from DKG SER Presidents Leadership Handbook 2011-2013. August 17, 2011.

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