Many Thanks!

Titan Barksdale & Diane Letsu pose by the club's trifold

So the Facts & Snacks event for Health Sciences was held last week in the student lounge and the Human Services Club was in the building! Not only were club members and prospective club members present, but they were helping people out, too!

Facts & Snacks is an annual event held by Student Government during fall and spring semesters to provide students with information about various clubs and majors on each campus. That information is displayed by their respective club members and degree candidates, who vie for a $75 prize for the best display among the participants.

Thanks to Eric Sepulveda, Diane Letsu and Jenny Stovall (who provided the lovely photo above) for participating in the event on behalf of the club, setting up and breaking down our table and staying the entire time (10 a.m. -1 p.m.)!  The aforementioned club representatives were courteous, professional and thorough while talking with high school and Wake Tech students about our club.

Thanks to Faculty Advisor Terri Hamrick and Dept. Head Tony Porrett for handling the administrative stuff!

Don’t know if we won the $75, but we presented a good view of Human Services and the club.  One of the students who stopped by sought to help a family member get off drugs and needed to be referred to an immediate resource for drug addiction treatment. What other organization could have provided her with that information but us?!

Hope to see y’all at the meeting this Thursday, Sept. 23 @ 5pm. Check your Human Services Review page and previous blog entries for more information.

New Semester, New Opportunity

Welcome back all! There’s a crisp feeling in the air as summer gives way to autumn, which means school is back in session!

I hope everyone enjoyed the summer, and is already hitting the books. And the new semester is accompanied by new opportunities for service and fellowship.

We’re looking to continue that service with the start of a new semester of work within the Human Services Club.  Thanks to everyone who attended the August meeting, our first of the year.

Readers, make sure you log on to your Blackboard site to view the meeting minutes, which were complied by Club Secretary Cheryl Bomar. You can find them on the Human Services Review Page.

This new semester for the club also brings new officers elected at our first meeting.  Here’s a rundown of names and positions:

Titan Barksdale – Chairman

Gregg Mosley – Vice Chairman

Cheryl Bomar – Secretary

John M. Smith – Treasurer

We’re appreciative of Sara May’s idea to update the club about Human Services related news and Jane Lusk’s willingness to take on treasurer duties if needed as well as her idea to enhance club visibility by passing out surveys about the club. We want to know what you want from us and how you want to help!

Also, we tip our hat to Jenny Stovall for creating an awareness of service opportunities and being a go-to member for those opportunities. And a nod goes to Vice Chair Gregg Moseley for focusing the discussion and getting everyone back on track.

The energy at the past meeting was palpable, and I hope we can maintain – even increase – that energy throughout the semester.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming conferences we plan to attend and other club news. We encourage all Human Services students to join the club. It’s only $3 bucks!

For more information about club benefits, feel free to scroll down and read previous blog entries and check out this entry:  http://clubs.waketech.edu/humanservices/2009/10/02/club-benefits/

Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!  Please read the information below:

Meeting Time: 5pm

Location: HSE Building, Room 418

Date: Thursday, Sept. 23