Editor’s Note: This post was written by the Middle States Regional Officer Team.
Phi Theta Kappa will commemorate its 100th birthday in 2018 and is planning the Party of the Century this spring. But, the Middle States Region just can’t wait to celebrate, so they’ve put a project in motion to honor the Society’s history of service. We’ve asked the Regional Officers (Tito Caballero, Phoebe Perkins, Jesci Strange, Elda Pere,Tiffany Nyugen, and Jennifer Knee) to tell us more about their efforts.
What is the Middle States Centennial Project?
The 100 For 100 Centennial Project is a service initiative the 2017-2018 Middle States Regional Officer team created to commemorate Phi Theta Kappa’s Centennial. The purpose was simply to inspire regional chapters to give back to our community. Completing 100 projects in honor of each year since the society’s inception will improve communities and inspire future Phi Theta Kappans.
When will it take place?
The 100 For 100 Centennial Project is happening from now until March 1, 2018. Chapters have until then to submit documentation of their projects.
“I fell in love with my PTK family through service. We love service initiatives in our region and how it brings us all together; so, what better way to celebrate our Society’s 100th year?” — Tito Cabellero
“Our Region thrives on service. What better way to celebrate the 100-year inception than working together to complete projects in honor of our Society, which continues to inspire its members?” -— Phoebe Perkins
“Each of us campaigned to bring the region together, and service promotes unity. We opted to utilize this hallmark to promote the region and fulfill our campaign promises.” — Jesci Strange
“What I love about our Centennial Project is that it encompasses our motto in every way. ‘I Am Because We Are’ is our region’s way of using teamwork to influence individual lives around us.” — Elda Pere
“Service brings people together, especially in the Middle States Region, and helps us achieve our regional goals. We motivated our chapters to get together and give back to our society.” —Tiffany Nguyen
Implementation and Action
Social media outlets have been vital to the success of these service projects. As a team, we have been able to promote our goal, feature participating chapters, and encourage collaboration. This is possible because of the ability to personally connect with members.
Finally, a Service Project Report was created for chapters to submit documentation of projects. Following the deadline, regional officers will compile all projects and submit them to Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters.
What is your chapter or region doing to celebrate Phi Theta Kappa’s Centennial? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.