Definitions:<br />Paradox - a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.<br />Affluence –(a) an abundant flow or supply: Profusion. (b) an abundance of property: Wealth.<br />
Honors in Action<br />Use of Honors Study Topic<br />International Service Program<br />An example of a paradox of affluence with regards to the International Service Project<br />Using Hallmarks in Honors in Action<br />An example of Honors in Action with a focus on the individual, family and community life.<br />
International Service Project<br />Service Ideas for Operation Green<br /><ul><li>Recycling Programs
Treks Against Trash</li></li></ul><li>Paradox of Affluence, involving the individual, family & community life:<br /><ul><li>Summer Sizzlin’ Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
With the current state of the economy people are still spending money on their classic & high maintenance vehicles? Why???
How can a car show be see as an economical alternative for fellowship?
Because of the economy many cannot afford to take lavish vacations or travel for just the fun of it; a local car show cannot only provide a means of fundraising but, it also allows the individual, families and the community to come together for a common interest and entertainment.</li></li></ul><li>What is Honor’s in Action<br />The use of two or more hallmarks, (plus Fellowship) in project planning and implementation. Scholarship begins with the Honors Study Topic.<br />How can scholarship and leadership<br /> be combined in a single project?<br />Scholarship and service?<br />
Any project highlighting leadership by others or providing leadership as a chapter. Leadership development allows for important individual growth.</li></li></ul><li>An Example of Honors in Action<br />This year Alpha Xi Gamma decided that we wanted to try to help as many as we possibly could; we not only raised money for the American Cancer Society & WBKR Christmas Wish, but we also decided to decided to set up a scholarship and donate to an international program called Ryan’ s Well’s.<br />O.C.T.C.’S<br />Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha xi gamma<br />
How does this focus on the Honors Study Topic?
How can we focus on sustainability? </li></li></ul><li>Where to start?<br />With SMART goal setting!<br />Specific, Simple<br />Measurable<br />Accepted, Accountable<br />Realistic, Resources are adequate<br />Timely<br />
Example Planning-What Can You Do?<br />Your community has a food pantry that services a lot of families in your area.<br />Your community has recently been affected by a severe ice storm or tornado.<br />Your community has a park that may be run down or riddled with litter and graffiti.<br />Your chapter has decided to plant trees to replenish an area devastated by a storm.<br />Your chapter may help an elderly person with household duties they may not be able to do any more.<br />
Resources and Contacts<br />http://www.ptk.org/honors/guide<br />Dean of Service Learning, Jennifer Stanford<br />Jennifer.Stanford@ptk.org<br />Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs, Susan Edwards<br />Susan.Edwards@ptk.org<br />Dean of Leadership Development, Monika Byrd<br />Monika.Byrd@ptk.org<br />Kentucky Regional Coordinator, Margo Hamm<br />Margo.Hamm@kctcs.edu<br />