How to be Community Oriented
How to set up: The very first thing you should do is contact a local charity to set up a time and date that you and your members can go to that charity and volunteer your time. Make sure it is a date and time that you, one or all of your advisors, and your members can attend to make the greatest impact!
How to promote: SPREAD THE WORD! You don’t have to limit this to only your chapter. Tell everyone around your school. Hang posters, announce it on your announcements; make this a huge deal in your school! When you do this you will not only raise awareness of what DECA is within your school, but you will also gain interest of students to join DECA in the future!
How to execute: With a well-planned and well promoted community service project your event will be a success. But you can’t stop there. Make the charity a big partner with you and your chapter, if it is not already. Make sure those who participate from your chapter put in the most effort in trying to make the event a success. You want to make the charity want your chapter to come back for future events.
If you follow these steps, your chapter will be on the verge of being fully community oriented and will be well connected with your local community. Also your chapter will gain an increased amount of popularity in your school, which means more members in the future!