Chapter Program Ideas

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Accessorizing your home
Accessorizing your wardrobe with scarves and jewelry
Alpha Delta Kappa badge – what does it mean, how do we wear it
Alpha Delta Kappa bingo
Altruistic – representatives from local charities shared their goals and needs
Altruistic - visited the community program the chapter supported
American Cancer Society – speaker
At risk students – characteristics and strategies to help them

Back to school shower for teachers in a brand new school
Baby shower for NICU unit in hospital or homeless shelter or for a sister
Bead-making bracelets for self or for altruistic sales
Birdwatching
Birthday party for an elderly sister
Birthday cake decorating-grouped by month of birthday and have outside “judge”-team building and donated cakes to nursing homes
Books for needy
Book sharing, book studies
Books, coloring, puzzle and fun activities packaged with crayons and given to the family court section to use for children in waiting area
Bottle Auction-wrap anything in a bottle-silent bids
Bought and read books at a day care center
Breast Cancer Awareness
Bring one of your baby photos, guess who the photos belong to
Bullying prevention

Candy making
Card making – make and take for yourself or for altruistic sales
Children’s Literature – what’s new
Christmas dinner theater
Christmas traditions from around the world
Coffee tasting
Community meeting-at the end of each year have a community meeting with entire chapter to discuss what was and wasn’t a success for your year-programs, projects, etc.
Computer lab, how to log on the website, scavenger hunt
Computer commerce 
Cookie exchange
Cooking with herbs
Covered international dish dinner
Craft night
Crafts – stamping to make cards or other project
Create a power point slide show that highlights AΔK founders, purpose, leadership, activities, and world understanding. The show could be presented at a Membership Tea and also used for Fraternity Education.
Decorating tips for your home

Education reporter from local newspaper or TV station
Educational reforms and update
Exchange lesson plans

February meeting includes a breakfast and craft time where members make cards for local nursing homes
Feng Shui
Field trip to see displays of gingerbread houses, Christmas lights displays
Field trips to local museums, historical homes, parks
Financial planning tips
Fitness/Get in shape and stay there
Founders’ Day Program
Food Bank and their needs
Flower arranging
Fraternity education program

Games – such as Alpha Delta Kappa bingo, Jeopardy, Bunko
Get Acquainted Meeting – What is unique about you?

Habitat for Humanity – speaker, upcoming projects
Hardware Store – tools we should have and how to do simple repairs
HEALTHY- stimulation brain activities and exercises
Herbal remedies
Highlights from S/P/N Convention or Regional Conference or International Convention
History of chapter, s/p/n, Alpha Delta Kappa – use videos from HQ, have sisters share knowledge and experiences
Hobbies – sharing what you like to do
Holiday crafts and decorating
Holiday homes tour
Holiday program, musical performance, or theater performance
Home Parties
Homeless shelter – speaker
Honor a sister (surprise working sisters at their schools with balloons, gift card to say we appreciate you)
Hospice

Identity Theft and how to protect your identities and accounts
Initiation of new members
Installation of new officers
Internet safety
International travels – members share travel experiences
International travel tips
iPad Technology presentation
Issues in education

Joint meeting with other area chapters

Lawyer and preparing wills, tips in helping aging parents
Learning styles 
Legislative updates
Living wills
Local author
Local artist with drawing or painting lesson
Local history - contact Chamber of Commerce in community/city for speakers
Local Superintendent talks about new initiatives
Local winery tour and tasting, talk about foods that complement wines
Look your best – makeup, skincare, hair styles

Massage therapy
Mentoring in our schools
Meet your sisters….social networking and team building-supply sheet with a one liner clue and you must identify that sister (can be used for S/P/N, regional and International sisters as well)

National Board Certification
Newsletter tips
Nutrition

“Off the Wall”- bring an item off your wall at home and talk about it at a chapter meeting
Opera
Other cultures, trips and artifacts shared

Packing tips for travel
Pampered Chef Demonstration, part of sales could go to scholarship fund
Panera Pals- quarterly meetings on Saturday mornings just for coffee and sisterhood during the summer
Performing groups in the area
Pharmacist and medicines
Physical therapist and tips on how to stay flexible
Pilates
Pledge ceremony
Police Officer- women’s self defense
Pot luck dinner to benefit Relay for Life
Pottery making
Pottery place where you can put designs on plates, bowls, etc.
Professional development - CEU’s offering and extended to non A∆K teachers
Prom dresses
Publicity do’s and don’ts-invite local reporter

Quilting stories and history, how to make quilt squares

Reading remediation
Recipe party
Recognition of silver sisters, special awards and achievements
Recycling/Composting/Think Green!
Rededication ceremony
Reflections about the new first grade reading program
Regional Governor’s School presentation
Relay for Life – speaker, upcoming events
Retirement issues

Santa Soiree theme for the December Meeting
Scholarship recipient(s) speak about plans
School Bags for needy
School Board update
School counselor – dealing with parent/child issues, teen issues, problems
Scrapbooking
Self defense
Silent Auction
Singing and refreshments for a local nursing home
Smartboard or Promethean Interactive white board
Spa night
Speaker- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Spring landscape gardening
S/P/N Officers/S/P/N Committee Chairman to speak
Storyteller
Stress relief
Supporting new teachers in schools
Supporting local shelters-for abused women and animals
Support the Troops- homemade goods and letters

Tai Chi
Tea ceremony
Teacher of the Year celebration
Technology committee filmed various activities and meetings for a DVD that was taken to each school with information on AK to be viewed in the teacher's lounge by faculty.
Technology updates and learning session-learn from each other (iPhone/iPad, etc.)
Therapy dogs
Trip to s/p/n Capitol to meet with our legislators
Travel tips

Visit a greenhouse, botanical garden
Volunteering in your community- either have a speaker come from a local agency or sisters can share what activities they participate in and develop ways they can help others

Wardrobe mixing and matching
Wellness
Women of Note - famous women/Alpha Delta Kappa sisters/local women
Women’s health issues
Women’s Shelter
Work Session for s/p/n convention: centerpieces, favors, items to sell
World Understanding
Writing grants/how to get money for your class/program

Yoga

Zumba