Service Day was this past March 24th and it was, as the title suggests, a success!
Despite the rainy miserable weather, Liz Bickerstaff, Service Day Chair, and her committee welcomed the incoming volunteers to breakfast and registration in Wallace Hall atrium. Each volunteer signed a waiver and received a name tag with a certain sticker indicating which project they were going to. By 9:00 am the atrium was filled with pledges, sisters, various volunteers and, of course, alumni.
After everyone got their fill of bagels, pastries, fruit, casseroles, various juices and milk, Rachel Gallimore, the president, and Liz Bickerstaff welcomed the group. Codes of conduct and instructions were addressed, as we all remember, then it was time for pictures. It was so warming to see all the sisters and pledges gathering for their pictures. I had flashbacks of my first Service Day in 2007, wearing my first Service Day shirt.
It was such a pleasure to meet the newest pledges and the new sisters from last year. The final count of volunteers, including sisters and alumni, was around 100 people. Snaps to the Service day committee! Although it was a rainy day, the feed back from everyone was positive. Project jokes and new friendships changed the rain into a very rewarding and sunny day.
Special thanks to the alumni who made the trip, Jessica Catley ’10, Kayla Czech ’10, Erica Swanson ’11, Chelsea Hickey ’11, Lindsay Clayton ’11, Katie Kosloski ’11, Beth Delurey ’11 and of course myself.
Congratulations again to the Service Day Committee. We can’t wait to come back next year.
Cassie Krause ’10