We would like to congratulate the University of Alberta chapter for being named a 2013-2014 Key Chapter Award winner.
Each year the University of Alberta chapter undertakes a large number of events that align with the three pillars of Golden Key, and this past academic year was no different. To promote leadership development in their members, the chapter created a leadership committee. The program is designed to engage chapter members in the community while promoting personal and professional development. Being a part of this committee allowed members to collaborate with other student groups in administering programs, designing and delivering workshops, managing fundraising projects and putting together volunteer groups for events. The University of Alberta chapter also continued with their service event at the Ronald McDonald House this past year. At this event, Golden Key members prepared dinner and mingled with the families who had children being treated at the center. This service activity is popular among the chapter members in that it allows them to offer support to those families and feel what they are experiencing.
In November 2010, the University of Alberta chapter was looking for a means to expand the chapter in an attempt to get members more actively involved. In light of this, the chapter put together a new organizational team with an altruistic core that was fiscally and ethically responsible. Consisting of ten members, this team came up with the idea for a benefit concert and silent auction to raise money for a select charity, which came to be known as The Vitalus. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the chapter chose Camp He Ho Ha as their beneficiary of choice– a local non-profit organization that provides safe recreational opportunities for physically and mentally disabled children and adults. The fundraising event brought together more than 200 individuals, and the chapter was able to make an impact on the lives of those enrolled at Camp He Ho Ha.
Congratulations to the University of Alberta GK chapter for being named a 2013-2014 Key Chapter winner!