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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Vision Walk: Finding A Cure for Blindness

The walk took place on May 31st. Working with a chapter alumni who was on the board of this new organization, the chapter created a Vision Walk Team and raised over $1,400 toward the total amount of $98,000 that was raised during this 7 mile walk in Golden Gate Park. Co-President, Denise Pincombe, attended kickoff meetings, gathered and handed out materials on this event, and recruited walkers and donations.

Afternoon of Academic Excellence (AOEA)

This was the chapter's 10 year anniversary of hosting this scholarly event. It is an event that honors every sophomore, junior and senior that is on the honor role in our local high schools. Maddie Parks and Mandi McIntosh spent months planning out the logistics, coping with unforeseen challenges, and working with the college and various high school coordinators. Mandi and Maddie recruited many chapter members to help collect over 3000 invitations to be sent out. They also made sure that over a dozen members would help during the event. The speaker, Viviana Alcazar, was a former PTK chapter president, graduate from Stanford University, and current PhD candidate at UC Berkeley.