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Terminology Tuesday: New Provincial Service Initiatives & CMP Requirements

July 2, 2013

Welcome back to Terminology Tuesday!

Today, we are going to take a look at the new provincial community service initiatives! As of July 1st, some of the service initiatives have changed, so we will give a little bit of background information on each! The list can also be found here!

North Central Province American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

This organization includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate those diseases. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Their mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

South Central Province- Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends over 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed individually to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated products valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 915,000 packages to American Military members.

Southern Province- Relay for Life

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Western Province- National MS Society

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. They exist to make sure it doesn’t.

There are chapters in all 50 states. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Northeastern Province- American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As one of the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates.

Chapter Management Program requirements

Along with the new provincial service initiatives, we would also like to add in a reminder about the Chapter Management Program and the requirements needed to achieve each level.

Accredited chapter– 

  • Must complete and report 6 qualified community/university service activities annually

Chapter of Recognition–

  • Must complete and report 6 qualified community/university service activities annually
  • Must participate in a National Community Service Initiative or the Grand Chapter Congress service project(s)

Chapter of Excellence–

  • Must complete and report 6 qualified community/university service activities annually
  • Must participate in a National Service Initiative
  • Must participate in events sponsored by Provincial Service Committees at LEAD events or conduct events supporting the provincial service project
  • Must complete one provincial event in the fall (between July 1 and January 15) and one event in the spring (between January 16 and June 15)
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