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Thanksgiving newsletter 2012

  1. 1. 305 Dinners Provided in 2011! Thanksgiving 2012 Previous Contributions P. 1 Event Gallery P. 2 About the Outreach P. 3 Contact Information P. 4 2011 Sponsors: Crittenton Services Westlake Financial ServicesOn behalf of Lambda Theta Phi, Alpha time, hard work, devotion, and effort in Lafayette Elementary School (Long Beach)Iota Chapter at California State making the Thanksgiving Outreach Gustavo D. SagredoUniversity, Long Beach, we would like to successful. Hispanic Student Business Associationthank you for your continous support (CSULB)and contribution towards our Annual With new innovative improvements Veronica AngelThanksgiving Outreach. With your and well-­‐organized objectives, our goalassistance in 2011, we were able to is to make sure we repeat and exceed Juan Aguilarprovide 305 meals to families in need the positive contribution we have Hermanas & Hermanos Unidos (CSULB)throughout the Southern California provided to the Southern California community. We understand times are Ruben Hoyosregion. tough but with your help, we can lessen Lambda Theta Alpha (CSULB, UCSB,Success of this magnitude was due to this economic hardship and provide UCLA)the help of volunteers and community meals to families in need. Sigma Lambda Gamma (CSULB)members who each year offer a little bitof their time and deliver each meal As a token of our appreciation, we invite Eugene R. & Maria C. Erbstoesser all of the volunteers to join us for athemselves. Each meal delivered is Jaime Partida Thanksgiving dinner honoring yourenough to feed a family of eight. As a support of our 14th Annual Thanksgiving Delta Sigma Chi (CSULB)result, in 2011 we were able to provide Outreach. We hope to see you all2, 440 people with a holiday meal to Kappa Psi Epsilon (CSULB) there!!share and enjoy with their loved ones. And many more individuals, companies and Thank you, organizations. For a full list of sponsors,Every year numerous people, please visit us online.organizations, and businesses Jonathan Baltazar Cardenascontribute in many ways to help achieve Alpha Iota Presidentour goal. We express our most sincere Thank you!!!appreciation to each one of you for your For more information please visit us at 1
  2. 2. 1999 Looking back.... 8 Families 2000 14 Families 2001 15 Families Volunteers getting ready to load meals onto their Lambda Theta Phi Alumni Brothers ready vehicles to deliver meals 2002 20 Families 2003 30 Families 2004 Volunteers assisting us load meals for delivery Westlake Financial employees and family 50 Families preparing for a night of giving back 2005 65 Families 2006 102 Families 2007 Everyone does their share... Including Caitlin, Sign up table...Make sure to sign up online this our CSULB Greek Advisor 113 Families year! 2008 160 Families 2009 214 Families 2010 Delivering a Thanksgiving meal to a deserving 242 Families family Meals ready to be loaded and delivered to 2011 their families 305 Families Thank you all for all your support and cooperation throughout the years. On behalf of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc., Alpha Iota Chapter we would like to wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 2
  3. 3. Thanksgiving Outreach History Thanksgiving meals ready to be delivered (above)Past to sponsor them all. This marked theLambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. has beginning of Lambda Theta Phi’s annual outreach to be able to deliver the meals tobeen a melting pot since its foundation in Thanksgiving Outreach. The following year their homes. Last year, with over 3001975. Ever since then, men from different we were able to provide meals for 14 families chosen, we were able to deliverraces, ages, and backgrounds have joined families and that number has continued to each meal. This could not be done withoutand continued to make our beloved fraternity grow thereafter. the help of hundreds of volunteers thatone of the most sought after Greek participate every year on the Wednesdayorganizations. But aside from all thedifferences, we also share many aspects of Present before Thanksgiving Day. Thank you for Our Thanksgiving Outreach is a lot more supporting our event!our lives. One of those is the struggle thatmany of us have encountered throughout structured and organized and is gearedour childhoods. We may remember having a towards feeding as many families as we Futurehard time during the Holidays. Gratefully, we possibly can. Our chapter is dedicated to We have been grateful for the vast supporthave overcome many of our setbacks and fundraising throughout the year. We have that our Philanthropy has gained throughoutare now in a better position to help those set up events where all proceeds go towards the years from businesses, corporations,that continue to struggle. With this in mind in the Thanksgiving Outreach. Fundraising, clubs, fraternities, sororities, members of the1999, Alpha Iota chapter established its first along with the generous donations we community, and family members. TheThanksgiving Outreach. receive, have allowed us to continue to help support has come in the form ofWhen the program began 13 years ago, the our community one family at a time. sponsorships, volunteer drivers, distributionsimple idea was to sponsor a single family We have set up applications for both of applications, and planning of the event.for Thanksgiving. It was not meant to be a sponsorships and for families looking to be With your help, it is our goal to soon expandbig event; we were just trying to scrape a sponsored. Through the help of many of our out of our Southern California communitiesfew dollars together to provide a family with peers, we distribute the applications, and and to be able to keep our numbersa hot meal for the holiday. There was no after having set due dates for these increasing every year.organization or formal application process, applications, we are allowed to review and choose the most deserving families. These Thank you and we look forward to workingbut somehow we came across eight families with you on our next Thanksgiving need. Unable to choose which family was fortunate families will then receivethe most deserving, we decided confirmation via a telephone call. With the families in mind, we set up our Dates To Remember! About Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. Application Due Date Lambda Theta Phi is a non-profit service/social fraternity which emphasizes Latino unity and the celebration of the Latino culture. With its acceptance into the National Friday, November 9th Inter-fraternity Conference (NIC) in 1992, Lambda Theta Phi became the first nationally recognized Latino Greek letter fraternity in the country. The fraternity’s goals are to promote scholarship, Latino unity, respect for all cultures, and brotherhood. Lambda Theta Phi has set out to accomplish these goals through Recipients will be notified responsible political and social action. By working in the surrounding communities, the fraternity hopes to provide both services and positive role models, as well as Sunday, November 18th enhance the image of the Latino culture. Lambda Theta Phi has been involved in numerous voter and citizenship registration drives, has hosted Hispanic college days (introducing thousands of high school students to college), anti-drug rallies, brought noted speakers to college campuses, marched in parades, and organized Deliver Meals various cultural, educational and social events. The fraternity has received commendations from the American Red Cross for its fundraising efforts on behalf of Wednesday, November 21st the victims of the Mexican earthquakes, the Puerto Rican mudslides, the Colombian (Meet in front of the Pyramid @ CSULB 5:45p.m.) volcanic eruptions, Florida’s hurricanes, and the United States’ homeless. For more information visit us at 3
  4. 4. 2011 Drivers and VolunteersAlejandro Soto Kelly HogrebeAlexa Urbina Katie CisnerosAlicia Velasco Kendra TankersleyAna Gutierrez Lanette PierceAndrea Alvarez LaRae GodoyAnnie Tran Leticia SandovalAntonia Maldonado Lidia AnayaAnya Gonzalez Liliana ManriqueBianca Henry Lizbeth MedinaBruce Melchor Lorena DelgadoByron MedinaCarmen Sanchez Madelene Carpinteyro Maria A Calderon Contact InformationChinda Pres Maria OropezaEdgar Ali Hernandez Maricela Pimentel Chapter President Community Service Co-ChairEdward Rico Marta Cuevas Jonathan Cardenas Steven MoranElva Pena Martin Sanchez steven@longbeachlambdas.comEmmanuel gutierrez Mayra Romero 562-400-7290 310-773-3594Eric Camacho Melinda HernandezErick Gutierrez Michell SanchezEsmeralda Michelle Lacy Thanksgiving Outreach Director Community Service Co-ChairFelipe Luna Michelle Rios David Morales Rodolfo RodriguezFrine Figueroa Milly Hernandez rodolfo@longbeachlambdas.comGabriela Mejia 310-743-3199 323-889-9577 Minna CarreonGayleah Richmond Misael AlviarGene Erbstoesser Noelia BallesterosGreg Perea Richard Romero SponsorshipsGrissel Granados Roslyn Soriano We are seeking various levels of • VegetablesJacky Hernandez Samara Martinez sponsorships from businesses, • Pie and Dinner RollsJacob Kessenich Samuel Aguilar corporations, clubs, fraternities, sororities, • BeveragesJerry Arredondo Sergio Reynaga and members of the community. Even the smallest donation will assist us inJessica Pena Sparky Martinez sponsoring a dinner for a family in need. The sponsorship made by you or yourJocelyn Martinez Stefani Sale organization will greatly assist us in providing The family will receive the meal knowingJohn Claros Stephanie Orozco meals to families in need this Thanksgiving. that it has been sponsored by your organization in conjunction with LambdaJose Ortiz Susan Villatoro Thanksgiving meals will be provided to Theta Phi. We hope to assist as manyJuan Valle Tatiana Hernandez deserving families throughout various families as possible. With your help, weKaren Montoya Victoria Tuzet communities. can bring happiness and comfort toKaren Sanchez Wendy Treminio families in need this holiday season. Meals will include:Kathleen Bruins Xenia Camarillo For more information about donating, • Whole turkey please see attached page or visit us online • Mashed potatoes and gravy at • Cranberry sauceVisit us online at www.longbeachlambdas.comIn an ongoing effort to provide the most meals to families and help make this asuccessful experience for all of our sponsors and volunteers, we have added all thenecessary documents, including applications, FAQs, newsletters and onlineregistration to our website. 4