2019-20 Beta Club Information
Upcoming General Meeting Dates (Beta Club) - Second Wednesday of each month unless noted. Officers always meet at 7:45 on the day before the general meeting. Parents, if you are carpooling for the meeting, feel free to drop-off early. On Beta Club meeting mornings, the library opens at 7:15 to allow you to drop-off before carpool becomes congested
2019-20 Morning Meeting Dates
A note about service projects
Participation in at least two Beta-sponsored service projects or activities is required for membership the following year (7th grade), or for letters of recommendation (8th grade.) On the service project log, feel free to list other service hours given to NON-PROFIT organizations.
2019-20 Service Projects and Important Dates:
- August 23 / 7:15 - Noon. Catapult Camp Counselors. We need as many Beta Helpers as are available to assist with Catapult Camp. Mrs. Walters will send a sign-up to parent e-mails when the date for Catapult Camp is determined.
- September 11 / 7:45 a.m. First general meeting of the school year. Returning member only. $5 dues should be paid between today and the October general meeting day. Sign-up to help with Fall Frenzy Face Painting.
- September 20 / Noon. Application Deadline for Potential Beta Members
- September 25 / Invitations distributed to applicants who meet all membership requirements and have good teacher recommendations.
- October 4 / 6 p.m. until 8 (or dark - whichever comes first). Fall Frenzy Volunteers. We need 16 volunteers for the Face Painting Booth. Sign-up at meeting prior to Fall Frenzy. All face painters should meet Mrs. Walters at the Face Painting "booth" on the track between 5:45 and 6 pm to get organized for 2 shifts of painters.
- October 8, 8:10 a.m. / Deadline for New Member Dues ($20) and Induction Forms.
- $5 Dues for Returning Members - Collections between September 11 and October 8. See Mrs. Walters before or after school, or following our meetings. Bring cash or check written to WMMS in an envelope with your student's name.)
- October 22 / New Member Induction (Beta Club), 6:40 pm Multipurpose Room., Set-up 3:20 - 4:45, MPR New inductees should be in Room 504 by 6:40. Parents and guests should be situated in the multipurpose room no later than 7 p.m. All officers must attend. Will also need 4 ushers and 2 reception hosts. Sign-up at October meeting. Officers and ushers are required to stay after school for set-up and practice on induction day. (Dress for success) Reception hosts should be able to meet Mrs. Walters in the Media Center at 6:15 to go over reception responsibilities.
- October 22 / Beta Induction Reception set-up in Media Center 5 p.m., Reception 7:30 Need 2 highly responsible students who enjoy food set-up and organization to assist with the reception.
- November -- Book Fair Decorations Team. Sign-up at the November meeting.
- November 22 / 3:20 - 4:30 Welcome to the Club Pizza Party and Shoebox Project - This project focuses on children of the world who are less fortunate. At this event, we celebrate new members over pizza and fun and will give thanks for all that we have been given by focusing on the needs of children in the world. Admission to the pizza party will be a pre-wrapped shoebox (top and bottom wrapped separately) or Dollar Tree plastic shoebox, (no large shoe boxes please) and plenty of small gifts to place in it, including ONE WOW gift that a child will notice and become excited about as soon as they open their box. Due to the size of this project, we need 6-8 parent helpers. Please contact Mrs. Walters if willing and able. All students should be picked up by 4:45 that day. We use Samaritan's Purse, International Relief Organization for delivery of the shoeboxes around the world. DO NOT INCLUDE: Food and drink items of any kind (customs regulations in some countries) toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans. To view suggestions, click here.
- December 11 / Ronald McDonald House Programs Official Can Tab kickoff meeting
- December - A time to GIVE BACK to our community. Volunteer time after school with a teacher, or donate time to your favorite charity or religious organization. Count these hours in your BETA Club service project column.
- January 16 / Valentines for Troops traveling through RDU (USO Lounge) - 3:20 - 4:20 Participants should bring craft supplies -- paper, markers, colored pencils, scissors and other things to make Valentine thank-you cards. We will also send goodies, such as hard candy, chewing gum, breath mints, slim jims, beef jerky, and snack-sized M&Ms along with individually wrapped wipes, CDs, DVDs, and recent sports, car, and hobby magazines. Please bring any items that you are willing to contribute toward Valentine Care Packages. Mrs. Walters will deliver our love gifts to the RDU flight lounge for the USO at RDU. Learn more here.
- February 27 / Career Day Ambassador Meeting -Media Center, 7:40 a.m.. 10 7th graders and 10 8th graders will be needed for this activity in addition to our officers. Sign-up at the February meeting. (Note that this ambassador meeting is a mandatory training meeting on the morning before Career Day.)
- February 28 / Career Day – Career Day will be conducted differently this year due to our lack of an early release day schedule. More info will be shared at the training on February. "Dress for Success" is required. Dress for success is defined as a dress or skirt/dressy slacks with a nice top or blouse for girls, and dress slacks or khakis in a dress shirt and tie for guys. All students should wear appropriate shoes
- March 19 / Blankets for NICU Babies (Media Center) -- 3:05 - 4:40 Supplies to bring:
- One or two yards of baby-appropriate blanket fleece that will not ravel. (If you bring one yard, the reverse side will be made of the same fabric. With two yards, you can make two blankets with different reverse sides.)
- VERY IMPORTANT!!! Scissors sharp enough to cut the fleece. You will be doing a LOT of cutting and dull scissors will only frustrate you.
- Purchase the fleece anywhere you wish. If you choose Joann's, you should be able to find a coupon on their website.
- Students who would like to participate, but are involved in afterschool sports or other activities can make a blanket at home. Click here to download the instructions.
- April 14 / 8:10 a.m. (Tuesday) - Final deadline for submitting Officer Applications for the April 10 elections. No exceptions.
- April 30 / End of Grade Level Competition for CanTab Collections (Ronald McDonald House Programs)
- May 6 / Appreciation Letters to Teachers - 3:20-4:30 p.m. No limit on the number of students who will meet in the Media Center to write thank you notes to teachers and will place the notes in their mailboxes. If students need service project hours and are unable to attend this organized activity, parents can supervise a similar activity at home and sign-off on the service project log verifying the work.
- May 7 / Teacher Appreciation Breakfast – 7:15 Teacher's Lounge. Food should be delivered to the Teacher's Lounge no later than 7:15, or may be delivered to Mrs. Walters in the library the day before. Sign-up for items here.
- May 13th Meeting Agenda: Installation of New Officers. Submit Service Project Logs for the year. At least two Beta-sponsored activities of 1 hour or more are required for a 7th grader to be eligible for Beta Club in the 8th-grade year, or for 8th graders to receive recommendations for high school Beta Club or Honor Society. On the service project log, feel free to list other service hours given to NON-PROFIT organizations. (Note that entry to High School Honor Societies is by invitation only, typically in the Sophomore year or later.)
Interest Meeting for potential members. September 12, 2019, 7:45 am, Media Center.
Attendance at this meeting is not required but is highly recommended so that students can understand the expectations and requirements of membership. There is no need for parents to attend the meeting. Instead, parents should contact Diane Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions before or after the interest meeting. (Note that returning members do not need to attend this meeting.)
Previous Dates (Use this information to assist with details for your service project log):
Service Project Log
While logged into your WakeID account, click this link to MAKE A COPY of your service project log. Keep track of your hours during the year, and then share it with Mrs. Walters at the end of the year. Please have a parent or guardian e-mail email@example.com from their e-mail stating that they have reviewed your log for accuracy. If you prefer, print the log, complete it in writing, and have a parent sign-off on your hours before bringing the document to Mrs. Walters at school.