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Howdy, fellow STDs! [Sep. 4th, 2005|10:36 pm]
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society


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My name is Angie, and I'm a future member of Sigma Tau Delta at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.

Our chapter is JUST getting started. We're a small school (650-700 students) with a small department (20-30 majors). Obviously, this can be a problem for us.

Is there anyone out there from a small college/university with a small chapter? What types of service projects and fundraisers do you put on each semester? Is there anything that our chapter, new and small as it is, should be on the lookout for?

We're just getting started and we have some good ideas, but we're also trying to be realistic; we're looking at "Cheap and Free" as our unofficial motto for this year--after all, we have to start somewhere!!! =)

So far, our plans consist of decorating various bulliten boards around campus each month, and each one with a different theme (i.e. National Poetry Month, Black History Month, etc.) as a service project. We've tossed around some ideas for fundraisers, but any input from this group would be more than welcome!!!

Well, I just wanted to introduce myself and my chapter, and I'm looking forward to getting started this year!

P.S. Please excuse my poorly written post....I'm TIRED!

[User Picture]From: ejenterprises
2005-09-05 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well welcome to the world of S.T.D. I am the president of my chapter, and we are a tiny group. My English department has around 40 majors, but most of them are underclassmen, so I believe we have only about seven members this year. I am new to the whole thing, too, and struggling to make my chapter more active. We are going to do a poetry reading at a retirement home (I believe I got that idea here), and I hope we are going to do some sort of literacy outreach project. As far as fundraisers, I am considering a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card or something of that nature, along with more basic things like bake sales. I am having a lot of trouble getting a budget from SGA at my school. You should also look at www.english.org to check out the scholarship opportunities and info about the conference in Oregon. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: soul_inside
2005-09-27 01:35 am (UTC)

I thought my school was small. . .

Wow, that is a small school! I thought 6,000 was small. . .

One idea I would propose is to set up a take-a-book-leave-a-book rack in the library. After it is set up it is fairly easy to maintain and a good way to get the name out.
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[User Picture]From: crazyinmi
2005-10-27 04:48 am (UTC)
I am a memeber of the Central Michigna University chapter :) Our group really isn't all that big either, but we are trying to increase membership. We have actually done some really cool fundraisers alreayd this year. We had a cider and donut sale to raise money for First Book, an organization that provides books to underprivledged children as well as a book sale. For activities, we have book discussions and social events such as just going out to dinner with the entire group. It is a good time. I hope I was at least of some help to you...good luck :)

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[User Picture]From: satin_glimmer
2005-11-04 04:42 pm (UTC)
I attend a small catholic women's college, and our chapter is very small as well. Last night we inducted 11 new members, bringing our total members to about 18.

What we have been doing is sponsoring a program in which people around the school write letters to soldiers overseas and place the letters in Sigma Tau Boxes around campus. So far we've gotten a pretty good response.

We are also doing the movie night thing. We are showing "The Hours" and selling popcorn and that sort of thing.
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