Connecting with different student organizations and my community partner is important in being a purple cow leader. Some different methods of communication I used this quarter to ensure my needs were met were through email, face to face, and texting. Proactively connecting with those when planning a service project is important to make sure everyone is on the same page. For example, this semester I am planning a service project for the Girls Soccer team with Bardstown First Christian Church for March 22. As of now we are bringing food and going there to eat and have fellowship with homeless people in our community. The program is called "Room in the Inn" and different churches around the area host homeless people throughout the week, and this church is in charge of Thursdays. On another note, our blog reaches out to the community because the team checks it frequently and usually our coach updates us on the blog with any changes or any social events for us to attend. Email is another communication I use frequently to communicate with my coach and other people around the school and community. Connecting is a part of life in which all of us need to do in order to be successful.
Creating rituals and traditions is something we push people to start at Thomas Nelson. With it being a new school we are able to create legacy's and have those coming after us to help grow our ideas and make them stronger. This semester I have worked in SOC to create and help grow our program and SOC as a whole. In SOC we are collaborating with NCHS to create a new tradition. Going back to this idea of creating, we are creating a foundation for those in the future to build upon what occurs May 11th. My goals this quarter were to not only build the program, but also to create and make magic. One thing I am most proud of this quarter is RUSH back in January. We got the word out there to incoming freshman and encouraged them to sign up and come to a few practices over summer. We will be low on numbers this year, so getting people to step out of their comfort zone and try something different will be good for our team and them as well. Something I need to focus my energy on is communicating with the SOC rep for next year and making sure they know what will be going on next year and make sure they have all the documents they need. This quarter I have created a lot, and I can not wait to see what I create next quarter after spring break.