The second Golden Key chapter that we would like to recognize for their hard work and dedication to service is the University of Memphis chapter. A Gold chapter standing for the past four years, the University of Memphis chapter had 11 chapter events between the end of June, 2012 and the beginning of December, 2012, and they topped off the academic year with seven more events, most of which were service events.
Of the many service activities that The University of Memphis chapter has been participated in, several have involved the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, a non-profit organization that provides residential care to children who have been involved in family crises.
In June, they set up a play date at the Children’s Museum of Memphis in which they interacted with the children by hosting educational games that ranged from learning about astronomy to fire safety. The University of Memphis chapter also hosted an event with the residents of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home at AutoZone Park, which is the home of Memphis’ minor league baseball team. Prior to the game, the Golden Key members invited a family member to attend, and they treated the children to lunch to make it a family-oriented event. The chapter also had a very successful Make A Difference Day event in which they spent the day cleaning up a city park in the morning and the afternoon volunteering at the Memphis Zoo for Zoo Boo. The park cleanup consisted of removing tree limbs, cleaning up debris, cutting down overgrown shrubbery, removing weeds and cleaning the gazebo area. While at the zoo, Golden Key members helped in the supervision of the children while on the train that travels throughout the zoo, as well as on the haystack ride that night.
Congratulations to the University of Memphis chapter on being named a 2013 Key Chapter! You went above and beyond, and we wish you best in the upcoming academic year!