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1 Bengals In Action Service Club September 16/17, 2015

2 Connect with us! If you didn’t get an email about today’s meeting, put your email on the email list or send Mrs. Phillips and email saying “add me to Bengals in Action email” Check your email regularly Check out the website! –

3 Connect with us! Remind – text the message @bhsbia to 81010 You’ll be added to a text distribution list! Follow @bengalsinaction & use #bhsbengalsinaction Ask others to follow also! Follow @bengalsinaction & use #bhsbengalsinaction Ask others to follow also! Like Bengals In Action and share it Ask your parents to like it – great way to keep them updated about what we are doing!

4 Frequent Volunteer Opportunities Feed My Starving Children Hope for Youth Donation Center “Manicures” at Comfort First Assisted Living Bingo at Comfort First Assisting Living Picnics, carnivals, movie nights & more at Elementary schools

5 Returning Club Favorites We Scare Hungry Holiday Meal Baskets Adopt a Family “I Love to Read” Month at Elementaries Spring food/hygiene drive SURVIVOR Fundraiser!

6 Potential New Projects Making birthday, holiday and welcome home cards for Meals on Wheels clients Adopt a Grandparent “Bengal Buddies” – mentor/work with elementary students Additional fundraising? – can we raise enough to build a school in China?!

7 Meetings Twice a month – the first and third week Wednesday at 7:25am OR Thursday at 2:30pm – Pick ONE. The meets will be identical. – The Thursday meeting allows more time for discussion and questions after the meeting. Most meetings are in Auditorium A – A couple of the Thursday ones will be in the IMC Schedule is posted on the website, reminders will be sent and put in

8 Lett ering Requirements In order to letter in Bengal in Action, you must earn 40 points. To earn points: Sign up and volunteer for any opportunities that given to the club OR listed on the Youth Service Current Opportunities page On your hours verification form make sure you indicate "Bengals in Action" as your affiliation. You must select one affiliation (it can not count for class and for Bengals in Action or count for National Honor Society and Bengals in Actions). Every hour of youth service that you complete that was offered on the site and you choose Bengals in Action for your affiliation counts as 1 point. Attend meetings - each meeting counts as 1/2 point (note, attending identical meetings in the same week still counts as 1/2 point) You have until May 5, 2016 to meet the required points. However, you may earn points at any time -- complete the requirement in one trimester by doing many things or take the full year. Decide how YOU will earn your letter -- volunteer when you want and for the type of activities that you to do!

9 We Day November 3, 2015 Free event - You can't buy a ticket, you can only earn it! The students that attend We Day this year will form a "task force team" that organizes, leads and carries out a global and local project. These are projects that may be open to the rest of Bengals in Action, but this team will be responsible to carry it out and commit to being part of it when they attend We Day. There will be requirements to meet before We Day! Sign up if you are interested in being part of the team and getting more information!

10 Leadership Opportunities! Open to anyone - grade doesn’t matter – only your dedication and desire to help and grow in your own leadership! Core leadership team meets most Mondays after school in the IMC. Students in Action Team will compete in the spring at the Jefferson Awards Event/Project leaders needed also! FREE and inexpensive leadership training opportunities (weekends/Saturdays) Sign up with interest or for more info!

11 Pay it Forward Service Trip! Thursday, January 14 (after school) thru Monday, January 18, 2016 (early evening) 5-day, multi-city bus trip Service projects daily, attend a college campus tour, and participate in daily leadership activities. Visit a different city/town each day with St. Louis as our destination city. $325* ($310 early bird price – register and pay a down- payment of $100 by November 18, 2015) The trip fee includes two meals per day, lodging, transportation, group activities, a college visit, and two t-shirts. Limited need based financial aid is available. Go online to sign up with INTEREST – to get invited to an info meeting and receive emails regarding the trip

12 All Youth Service Make sure to complete and turn in forms for all youth service you did over the summer! Remember it ALL gets added to your transcript and counts towards the President’s Volunteer Award!

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