Daily Point of Light # 2885 Feb 24, 2005

Beta Club members accumulated more than 2550 service hours in the 2003-2004 school year. New service projects were developed as well as continuing with our annual projects. For their extraordinary efforts, Presidential Student Service Awards went to sixteen members. In addition, school based awards for outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service were given to seventeen members.

Beta Club has added new dimensions to its community outreach. Betas have served the PTO’s at two of our feeder elementary schools, Kedron Elementary and Peachtree City Elementary and have also been in service in Booth’s Saturday School program as peer tutors. In addition, Beta Club was also involved with a very successful coat drive to assist the Fayette Samaritans Clothing Bank at Christmastime.

Our annual service projects include a toiletry drive in September to support the Fayette Council on Domestic Abuse Shelter, three non-perishable food drives to support the Fayette Samaritans Food Bank, a visit to Southland Nursing Home to bring holiday cheer, and making sandwiches in support of the Downtown Night Shelter. Beta Club also became a Soldier’s Angel in supporting the American Legion and VFW in donating foe soldier are packages for those serving in Iraq.

Ongoing projects each year include peer tutoring and teacher helper. Betas give their time to help fellow students in their studies through the tutoring program. Betas also spend many hours in pre- and post-planning helping teachers with a myriad of tasks. Also, individual Betas sign up as volunteers to help teachers on a regular basis. Beta members also serve the Booth PTO in many capacities throughout the school year.

Beta Club is an academic service organization that truly follows the club national motto, “Let us lead by serving others.” The Peachtree City chapter of Beta Club consistently and tirelessly does good work in the school community as well as the entire city.