Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is a United States national honors society that recognizes the academic excellence of university freshmen. Recipients of the Order of the Torch and Maintaining the Flame awards, Western Michigan University's chapter of ALD represents the best of the best, a group of students dedicated to both academics and volunteerism.
Our Member of the Month for October 2016 has been named! We would like to thank Melissa Van Omen for the time and effort she has poured into ALD. You can read more about Melissa here.
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Don't forget about ALD Tuesdays! Wear your Alpha Lambda Delta gear and send a selfie to our Facebook (WMUAlphaLambdaDelta), Twitter (@WMU_ALD) or Instagram (@WMU_ALD). You could get a point for it! Mark your calendars and show everyone your ALD pride.
ALD Information Tables
In the month of October TWO ALD information tables will be held at the Bernhard Center. Be sure to stop by!
1) October 11th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
2) October 24th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Binder Park Zoo's Annual ZooBoo
On Saturday October 22nd from 4:30-8:30, ALD will be volunteering at Binder Park zoo for their annual ZooBoo. Volunteers will be helping with carnival games set up for children. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the RSVP form that is located under the RSVP tab above.
Kalamazoo Area Runners: Jack O'Lantern 5k and 10k
October 29th is the Jack O'Lantern 5k and 10k, hosted by the Kalamazoo Area Runners. The event will run from 7 am- 11:30 am and takes place in Portage. Volunteers will be serving as Course Marshals during the run. The event will count as 2 ALD points and 4.5 hours of community service.
October Service Project:
Homeless Children and Youth Program for the District of Columbia Public Schools for National ALD
Alpha Lambda Delta will partner with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and its Homeless Children and Youth Program. DCPS has one of the highest homeless youth populations in the country, with some DCPS schools finding 30% of their students in homeless situations. The Office of Homeless Children and Youth Programs provides hygiene kits for these students, so they can come to school clean and ready to learn.
Pre-Conference: Donation Collection. We will collect items for hygiene kits for these students. DCPS is requesting the following items: deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brush, wash cloths, bar soap, shampoo, lotion, combs, hair brushes, or Target or Walmart gift cards (for DCPS to buy supplies).
PLEASE PLACE DONATIONS IN SUITCASES IN SOC BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH FOR ONE POINT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59OyRxegfBk
Source: Trish Dillenbeck, National ALD