Community Education & Public Service: Oklahoma City Area Chapter

The Oklahoma City Area Chapter of AACN continues to demonstrate our commitment to the community while promoting the mission and values of AACN.

Daring ourselves to choose a new community project, we decided to support the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) due to significant budget cuts the YWCA has experienced this year. Our chapter decided to forgo chapter dues for 2012-2013 to encourage members to donate to the YWCA.

During our spring and summer meetings, we dared our members to respond to the needs of the YWCA by donating requested items and money. At each of these meetings, our membership responded enthusiastically to our challenge.

A representative from the YWCA attended our fall meeting to discuss the services they provide to women and children. We dared our members to donate $500.

The local chapter board matched the membership donation, and $1,000 was donated to the YWCA.

By incorporating the Dare To theme, we have responded to the needs of this organization more than we initially thought we could. Our success this year is due to the generosity of our membership.