Alpha Epsilon Delta Welcome! Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) 2nd meeting for the 2013-2014 school year Don’t forget to sign in! The sheets should be coming around. Speaker Today Dr. Ron Markle – Director, Premedicine and General Science Majors – Professor of Biology (Physiology) – PSU Gymnast Alumnus AED Fall Committees 3 Committees: – Blood Cup – Bryun, Aimee, and Jordan – THON – Alex, Marie, Jen, and Christian – Social/Public Relations – Marie Blood Cup Committee • PSU-MSU blood donor challenge is a competition between Penn State and Michigan State to see who can collect the most blood during three weeks in November. • Blood Cup is a challenge that occurs during this time. Penn State organizations compete with each other to see who can donate the most amount of blood. • As a committee we are responsible for promoting the event at the Homecoming Parade. During the challenge, AED committee members help successful donors sign-the Blood Cup book so that their donation can count towards their organization. • Committee members celebrate the event with a banquet during which winners are announced. THON Committee • AED's THON committee is a great way to get involved in the largest run student philanthropy in the world! The THON committee goes fundraising four times a year (canning), we collect donations through THONvelopes, and we are currently in the process of establishing alternative fundraisers. • All the donations we collect go directly to THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds fund, which assists pediatric cancer patients and their families. • We are also are involved in THON on a very personal level. We are fortunate enough to sponsor the Torres family. Mary Torres is our THON child and she has 4 other siblings. All of the kids are so much fun to be around, they are the most amazing kids you'll ever meet! The THON committee takes visits to Strasburg throughout the year to visit our THON family. • AED Dancers Social/PR Committee • The Social/PR committee is responsible for planning all social events for the organization. These include: Parties, hayrides, tailgates, dinners, etc… • They will also work with our PR chair to help design, promote, and advertise our meetings and events • There is also much collaboration with Blood Cup and THON committees in planning and advertising related events Fundraising Safety Workshop If you plan on going canning for THON (remember it’s required for Distinguished Membership) you MUST attend a fundraising safety workshop. BRING YOUR PENN STATE ID • September 24th Tuesday: HUB Auditorium (3pm-11:30pm) 260 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) • September 25th Wednesday: Heritage Hall (3pm-11:30pm) HUB Auditorium (5:30pm-11:30pm) 358 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) • September 26th Thursday: 110 Wartik (6:30pm-11:30pm) 111 Wartik (6:30pm-11:30pm) 060 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 062 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 358 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 360 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) 362 Willard (6:30pm-11:30pm) Listserv, Facebook Group, Website • If you haven’t already, join the listserv (email Jen)! • Join the Facebook group (Alpha Epsilon Delta – PSU Beta)! • Check out the Website! (Thanks Jordan ) Club T-Shirts • Who’s interested in T-Shirts? • Design?