LECOM Erie, Pennsylvania AOA National Convention New Orleans, LA November 1, 2009 President: Allison E. Giles, OMSII Sigma Sigma Phi’s Goals: Positively impact the community at large through service projects and charitable fundraisers Strengthen the presence and awareness of Osteopathy in the local community Promote fellowship amongst the student body and continue the scholastic standing of its members and its colleagues How we succeed in our goals Bi-annual Blood Drives Benefit Events Bake sales and other fundraisers Service Projects at the House of Healing, a local women’s shelter Collaborative community service events with LECOM Monthly Meetings Bi-Annual Blood Drives September 2007 over 26 units of blood collected April 2009 49 units of blood! Collaborative effort with Community Blood Bank of Erie, PA Held at LECOM campus every spring and fall for the past 5 years SSP orchestrates the donations of students, faculty, staff and community, and works in concert with the blood bank to ensure efficient collection The Blood Mobile LECOM Ambassadorship Tri-weekly interview panels from October through May 2-3 SSP members eat lunch with the interviewing students and answer any questions they may have Other events include furthering LECOM in the community House of Healing Shelter that offers a positive alternative environment for incarcerated women and their children SSP offers financial support raised through fundraising events Bake sales Holiday dinners and events Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter Past and future events including general maintenance, arts and crafts projects, and much more! SSP and House of Healing Easter Dinner • Helped prepare and serve Easter dinner for House of Healing Children • Organized games including bunny bowling, ball relays, and egg races SSP and House of Healing Easter Dinner Relay for Life! Other collaborative events Pennsylvania’s International Coastal Cleanup Walk to Cure Diabetes Walk to Cure Breast Cancer Wellsville community health projects **Most club presidents are members of SSP** SSP Monthly Meetings General club meeting the fourth Monday of every month to discuss upcoming events and promote fellowship amongst student colleagues Members must participate in community service and fundraising events as part of their SSP commitment Final Thoughts… It is with great enthusiasm that we remain steadfast in our efforts as we continually grow and evolve to meet the perpetually changing needs of our student colleagues and the community at large. SSP Gamma Chapter Executive Board LECOM Thank You!