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Pi Chapter Aluma featured in Latino Leaders Magazine

Pi Chapter Aluma featured in Latino Leaders Magazine

Congratulations to Vice President of Collegiate Affairs and Pi Chapter Alumni Mary Gonzalez who is featured in the latest edition of Latino LeadersMagazine.

Visit their magazine online at latinoleadersonline.advancedpublishing.com and simply enter your e-mail address to view the article. Following is the text version of the article courtesy Latino Leaders Magazine:



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Pi Alumna, Dina Chavez featured as up and coming clothing designer at Austin (TX) Fashion Week!

Pi Alumna, Dina Chavez featured as up and coming clothing designer at Austin (TX) Fashion Week!

 

 BIOGRAPHY:  Dina Chavez is an up-and-coming customized women's apparel designer, on the verge of expanding her work portfolio. The inspiration behind Dina Chavez designs is Art, in all its many forms, classic, film, pop, architecture, etc., the pieces themselves a celebration of aesthetics. Her designs can also be described as sensually classic. Her main goal is to dress women of all ages who love greatly made, beautiful clothes. Ms. Chavez studied costume design at The University of Texas at Austin and studied fashion design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

The Product Line is a collection of garments that can easily be worn from the Spring/Summer seasons into the Fall. This accommodates the Austin, TX weather. Each creation is hand crafted in the style of the Rococo era with a modern edge. The designs are made to be eloquently worn with comfortable fabrics. Visit and purchase items at her site. Her work was also featured in Austin's Fashion Week's spread and we're so proud of the impact she's making already!

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KDChi Convention 2010 Awards

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. - 2010 Leadership Convention Award Winners: 

Friday 6-25-10 Sisterhood Night Winners:

    • 1st Place: Lambda Chapter
    • 2nd Place: Eta Chapter
    • 3rd Place: Beta Chapter
    • Best Music: Eta Chapter
    • Best Attire: Alpha Zeta Chapter
    • Most KDChi Spirited: Alpha Kappa Chapter

Saturday 6-26-10 Service Luncheon:

    • Keynote Speaker: Melanie Rodriguez in “Response Ability”
    • President’s Volunteer Service Awards (72)
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Philanthropist: Amanda Mireles, Lambda
    • Philanthropic Excellence – Undergraduate Chapter: Lambda Chapter
    • Philanthropic Excellence – Alumna Chapter: Washington DC Alumnae Chapter
    • Convention Committee KDChi Service Spirit Awards:
      • Sindi Halvorson-Salazar
      • Leticia De La Rosa
      • Reba _____
      • Areli Vega
      • Erika Valdez
      • Elisa Gonzales
      • Celenne Rocha

Saturday Banquet:

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    • Keynote Speaker: Marie Longserre, Sante Fe Business Incubator
    • Best Active Member GPA: Andrea Meza, Lambda
    • Best Overall Chapter GPA: Xi Chapter
    • Most Improved Overall Chapter GPA: Rho Chapter
    • Marissa Merino Scholarship: April Ramirez, Eta
    • Academic Excellence – Undergraduate: Andrea Meza, Lambda
    • Academic Excellence – Graduate: Dora Garcia, Alpha Gamma
    • National Philanthropy – Most Money Raised: Iota Chapter
    • Outstanding Campus Leadership: April Ramirez, Eta
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Sister: Maria Gomez, Lambda
    • Outstanding Rising Professional: Sonia Buenrostro, Alpha Gamma
    • Outstanding Professional: Erika Ontiveros, Alpha Gamma
    • Advisor of the Year: Dr. Denna Sanchez, Alpha Gamma & Dr. Monica Rosas-Baines, Alpha Gamma
    • Alumna of the Year: Christine Ruiz, & Valerie Medrano, 
    • Board of Director Recognition Awards
      • Akisha Hernandez, National President, Beta Alumna
      • Ruby R. Hernandez-Alvarado, Chair, Zeta Alumna
      • Marrisa Ramirez-Ramos, Recorder, Delta Alumna
      • Veronica Leos-, Zeta Alumna
    • 5 Year Service Watches
      • Connie Ann Martinez, Alpha Beta
      • Sandy Yi-Davis, Beta
    • 10 Year Service Awards (to be awarded at a later time)
      • Amy Rodriguez, Nu
      • Marrisa Ramirez-Ramos, Delta
    • National Foundation Scholarships
      • Irene Montoya Scholarships (KDChi)
        • Veronica Sotelo, Tau
        • Eva Anaya, Sigma
        • Amalia Diego, Alpha Gamma
        • High School Scholarships
          • Alexandra Navarrete
          • Donna Garcia
          • Griselda Madrigal
          • Dionna Truong

Sunday 6-27-10 Closing Ceremonies:

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Three KDChi Alumnae chosen for prestigious National Hispana Leadership Institute Non-Profit Leadership Program

Three KDChi Alumnae chosen for prestigious National Hispana Leadership Institute Non-Profit Leadership Program

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.
Contact:Gina Garcia, VP of Public Affairs
[email protected]

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For Immediate Release:

July 28, 2010 (Arlington, VA) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce three alumnae sisters have been chosen from across the nation to take part in the inaugural Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits (ALL IN) Program beginning this fall in Washington DC. These outstanding women were three of 22 standouts who are known for their strong leadership, civic engagement and their continued dedication to Latina/o issues.

The 2010 Kappa Delta Chi Alumnae chosen for ALL IN are as follows:

Alicia Rascón, El Paso, TX, Latinitas El Paso, TX Latinitas
Co-founder and CEO
Pi Chapter  
Rascon is the co-founder and CEO of Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth build confidence through media, art, culture and technology. As a college student, she launched the first digital magazine for the Latina youth, TeenLatinitas.com. Without funding for her magazine, but with determination and passion, she inspired Latina girls to succeed. Since then, Alicia has made it her life and career to empower Latina youth to realize their potential.














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KDChi unveils diversity policy

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.
Contact:Gina Garcia, VP of Public Affairs
[email protected]



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KDChi Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women...

KDChi Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women...



Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.
Contact: San Juanita García, Director of Scholarships
Kappa Delta Chi National Foundation
[email protected]

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women

For Immediate Release:

July 10, 2010 (Lubbock, TX) The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Foundation is proud to announce multiple scholarship awards for high school senior women pursuing a higher education at a four year university and members of our organization attending undergraduate institutions.

These scholarships are highly competitive and are targeted to women dedicated to service, leadership, and academic achievement. The foundation is not only dedicated to alleviating economic hardships related to the costs of pursuing a higher education among high achieving high school senior women but it also promotes and motivates KDChi sisters to continue striving for academic excellence by providing financial support via scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level.

This year's overall competition was extremely competitive given the substantial amount of applications received. Specifically, the scholarship committee received over 850 applications for the high school level competition from coast to coast. Many applicants met all the qualifications of service, leadership, and academic achievement thus making it more difficult for the committee to make their final selections. The following four scholarship winners are all first-generation college students with exemplary academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to community service.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. National Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of this year's high school graduate, $500 scholarship:


















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KDCHI SISTERS RECEIVE TOP GREEK HONORS

KDCHI SISTERS RECEIVE TOP GREEK HONORS

It is with great pride Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. announces the following sisters were inducted into the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society for the 2009-2010 year.

Order of Omega is a honor society for members of Greek Organizations. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of Greeks at each institution. 

Congratulations ladies and keep up the terrific work!

Kaitlyn

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KDChi is now on linked in!

KDChi is now on linked in!

Did you know KDChi is on linked in? Sisters are cordially invited to join the group, Network, find out about jobs, scholarships, fellowships and more! Join the group by clicking on the logo and get started building your network...

KDCHI'S NEWEST NATIONAL CABINET MEMBERS

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST NATIONAL CABINET MEMBERS!!!

We have a full force cabinet ladies!

 

This is to update the last post with the additional 4 positions that have been filled...

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KDChi Lambda Charter sister shines in beauty business

KDChi Lambda Charter sister shines in beauty business

KDChi Lambda Charter, Bianca Felicea of Arizona State University is a Miami Beach Beauty Examiner and is a dedicated Beauty Director, Aesthetic Instructor, and practicing esthetician with over 15 years of beauty experience in the industry. She started her career by obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State then recieved her license as a facial specialist from the Florida College of Natural Health. Her training in the arts developed into a career in make-up artistry and the specialization of brow shaping while using the threading technique, for which she now has a loyal following. Bianca has worked with John Travolta, Sigourney Weaver, Joey Fatone and Pauly Shore among others. She has also done numerous TV and print work for MTV, FOX, SHAPE magazine and various production companies. She continues to teach esthetics in the Miami Beach area and works with clients out of her Beauty Studio in the MIMO district of Miami. Here's her article, also viewable via the Examiner Link.

Bronze and beautiful in Miami Beach

June 3, 4:11 PM · Bianca Felice - Miami Beach Beauty Examiner

As the heat index in Miami Beach starts to rise, more people search for a tanning solution to their winter skin.  Becoming bronze is essential, but must be done with respect to the sun,  a healthy tan can be achieved but preventative measures must be put into place or a fake bake can take its place.  There are many choices when it comes to achieving the perfect glow, it can be done naturally or produced by spray tans, lotions, or make-up applications.

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KDChi Responds to Arizona SB 1070/HB 2281

KDChi Responds to Arizona SB 1070/HB 2281

 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United Through Service
Contact: Ruby Alvarado Hernandez, Chair of the Board of Directors
[email protected]


For Immediate Release                     June 8, 2010
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KDChi introduces newest National Cabinet members

KDChi introduces newest National Cabinet members

Congratulations to the Newest National Cabinet Officers! They've submitted their applications and were elected  for the 2010 National Cabinet. With more votes than ever before, drum roll please...

Communications Officer—Yvette Garza

Alumnae Communications Officer—Vanessa Ferniza

Leadership Convention Officer—Cristina Colunga

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KDChi's Alpha Delta Chapter Receives Best Academic Award

KDChi's Alpha Delta Chapter Receives Best Academic Award

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce that after a year of dedication and service to the Kingsville community, the Alpha Delta Chapter of KDChi still finds time to make academics a priority.

Texas A&M University Kingsville is home to over 100 student organizations including 5 sororities, 5 fraternities and 1 interest group; however,despite the competition, the Alpha Delta Chapter still managed to walk away with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Averaging a 3.0 gpa for the year as and organization. All of our hard work and dedication has paid off because the balance it takes to do everything we do and still manage to hold the highest gpa on campus is an achievement that is a priority for our sisters.

KDChi, Alpha Delta was also nominated for Outstanding Greek Chapter, and Best Community Service Award, and sister Sophia Garza was nominated for Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year. Keep up the terrific work ladies, you make us so proud!

KDChi at SU Honors Cesar Chavez's Impact

KDChi's Southwestern sisters honor civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez

Kappa Delta Chi Sisters at Southwestern University gathered with Latinos Unidos Organization on March 31 to celebrate the life and contribution of civil rights legend Cesar E. Chavez.

Mr. Chavez was a Mexican-American farm worker who helped co-found the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers of America.

Cristina Tzintzun, project director of the Austin-based Workers Defense Project, gave the keynote address at the event, encouraging students to keep Mr. Chavez's legacy alive by standing up for the civil rights of immigrant and migrant workers being abused by employers.

-written by Jamaal E. O'Neal

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KDChi's welcomes newest colony at the University of Idaho!

KDChi's welcomes newest colony at the University of Idaho!

KDChi is proud to congratulate the nine beautiful charter sisters of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc's University of Idaho colony. They were inducted on Saturday May 1st by our Vice President of Expansion, Mani Banwait and National External Recruitment Officer Veronica Hernandez. These two ladies work together as a team to recruit and then help young ladies establish new chapters nationwide.

We welcome all nine of you with open arms to the '87 family and keep up the great work ladies!

KDChi, Eta Chapter Advisor & sister Victoria Salas receives Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award

KDChi, Eta Chapter Advisor & sister Victoria Salas receives Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2010

Contact: Elvia Cazares Publicity Chair, Eta Chapter
[email protected]                                                                      

KAPPA DELTA CHI, ETA CHAPTER

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
“Our Treasure”


Canyon, TX – (May 1, 2010) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Eta Chapter, is pleased to inform our sisters of one of our greatest achievements this year. On April 23, 2009 our Advisor and sister Victoria Salas received the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award on our campus. She was in the top three against some of the advisors from large organizations at West Texas A&M University, but due to all of her hard work and the success she has contributed to our Chapter she was given recognition. She deserves this recognition above all for all of the great things she has done. We are proud to be a part of her life. The nomination essay written by our Active Members gave West Texas A&M a clear view of why Victoria Salas is the best Advisor and sister:

“Three years ago Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Eta Chapter was given a second chance at West Texas A&M University. Through various struggles and numerous attempts to raise our fallen organization we found a treasure, a unique irreplaceable treasure. Our Advisor, Victoria Salas, has given the young ladies of Kappa Delta Chi the courage to fight the battles that we encounter and the opportunity to grow as an organization and as sisters. She has shown us the true power of service and sisterhood.

Victoria Salas was a part of the elite group of young women who brought Kappa Delta Chi to our campus in the Spring of 1993. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she became the first Alumni for the Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi. She has stayed involved in and vigorously supportive of Kappa Delta Chi ever since. Her active support, advice, and service have pushed us to be superior sisters and vigorous community members.

Victoria has stayed with us through the ups and downs of our organization and it is inspiring to think that she is not only an amazing advisor but also an exceptional sister. We value her wisdom and her willingness to help us become leaders of a large diverse campus. She is always ready to share her knowledge and we can always count on her to guide us till the end.

After being asked to give a brief statement of her love for Kappa Delta Chi and her excitement for being our advisor she stated, “I am very close to my sisters – we have gone on to share many of life’s changes together celebrating marriages, births, career moves and even stood by each other through sad times; deaths, divorces, and disappointment… through it all, none of us would probably have become friends if not for Kappa Delta Chi. …  For me the sisterhood is a very special part of my life and I am not sure I could leave it behind even it I tried, because I am so intertwined. Being asked to be the advisor is such a privilege… because I have come full circle from where I began. It has truly enriched my life and brought back so many good memories as well as allowed me to create new ones.”

She is an advisor, but more than that she is a friend and a true sister. She has opened up her home and her heart for all of the girls of Kappa Delta Chi. We genuinely believe that Victoria Salas is the glue that holds our organization together. The most heartwarming part of this wonderful story is knowing that she stands in our shadow giving us the strength and the support,  yet when we are praised she lets us stand in the spotlight as she proudly looks from behind the scene. She is our treasure, a treasure that we were fortunate to come upon… a treasure we will never give up. Without a doubt Victoria Salas deserves it all. Victoria, an elite woman willing to give love, share knowledge, and never give up. The perfect example for the current ladies of Kappa Delta Chi, and the future hope of our organization.”

It was the most exciting thing to see Victoria receive this exceptional award. Congratulations to our sister one of our best and an elite part of our sisterhood!

KDChi Sister is a football player with Houston Energy Women's Team

KDChi Sister is a football player with Houston Energy Women's Team

KDChi is proud to announce Alpha Mu Alumni sister, Annette Guerrero plays for the Houston Energy Women's Football Team and will shine at her next home game. The game will be held on May 8th at 5pm in Pearland at the Rig Stadium (click for address and info). She's selling tickets to the game for $12.

Friend her on facebook to purchase a ticket or donate $12. Houston area alumnae are trying to attend the game together as a chapter and hope that you will join them or if you'd like to donate $12 to support our wonderful sister. 

Meet your sister Annette Guerrero:



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Kappa Delta Chi Pi Chapter Hosts Successful Longhorn Leaders Day

Kappa Delta Chi Pi Chapter Hosts Successful Longhorn Leaders Day

For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2010 (Austin, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc is proud to announce that it's Award Winning, Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosted their Annual Longhorn Leaders Day (LLD) conference on Saturday April 23rd. The theme for this year's event was inspired by the quote: 

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll still land amongst the stars."

That quote KDChi describes women that have broken down barriers and become successful in their chosen careers without giving up on their aspirations.

LLD is a conference geared towards young women who are emerging leaders in the community. This conference provides an opportunity for young women to learn more about high school and college life. High school students attended workshops geared towards college preparation including the do's and don'ts about filling out college applications, financial aid, resume building and acquiring recommendation letters. Middle school students attended workshops geared towards self-discovery and independence.

Notable UT faculty, KDChi alumni and honorary women throughout our community coordinated and lead the workshops. Finally, there was a panel discussion, where successful women from all backgrounds answered questions about their experience and shared personal stories. Breakfast and Lunch were provided.

Viridiana Medellin is a KDCHi sister who took on the role of planning the annual event and shared the following, "Kappa Delta Chi prides itself on producing, enhancing, and cultivating leadership. The following letter is from a parent of a young lady who attended the conference and I just wanted to share it with you all to see the impact that we all made Saturday. I couldn't say it enough how grateful I was for all of the support. It is events like this that make us the sorority that we are."

"Sent: Sun, April 25, 2010
Subject: Thank You

Dear Viridiana,

Thank you for all your time which was devoted to the Longhorn Leaders Day. Rebekkah told me that she is able to use the information from the workshops, panelists, and interaction. I especially liked the panelists. Perhaps they were more meaningful to the parents, as I could totally relate to their stories in many aspects.

Both Rebekkah and I didn't know what to expect. As with some organizations, there is a tendency to be "a lot of fluff" and no real substance. Again, thank you for your dedication and down-to-earth outreach program.

Sincerely,
Barbara Sheridan"

Not only did the chapter produce such a terrific event, they also were awarded Latino Leadership Council's *Best Unity Award* of all Multicultural Greek Council & the coordinator of the LLD program Viridiana Medellin won the Bravo Award for *Best Role Model*.

Since 1987, KDChi has been helping young women realize the dream of a higher education by providing them with the tools to become successful women and leaders. Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501c7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. KDChi was founded on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

KDChi honors Hispanic Heritage Month with fashion show

KDChi honors Hispanic Heritage Month with fashion show

By Brooke-Francis Bailey Fri. Oct 12, 2001


Contributing Writer for SMU's Daily Campus

Bright lights, Latino music and people filled the Varsity Wednesday night as the SMU colony of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. culminated Hispanic Heritage Month. Under the theme "Changing Faces Of America," it hosted a fashion show highlighting traditional Latin American wear.

"We wanted to incorporate the traditions of the present and the past in a fashion show," said Elizabeth Ortiz, KDChi corresponding secretary. Before the show began, guests were treated to traditional Hispanic desserts furnished by the Pastelleria Bakery Maroches. As the lights dimmed and the music slowed down, the show began. Models, draped in costumes, walked onto the runway while dancing to salsa music. Ortiz said she was overwhelmed with emotion as she watched the Varsity become alive. I could not believe how many people showed up," Ortiz said. More than 20 models represented various countries of Spanish and Hispanic origin, including Cuba, Spain, Puerto Rico, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula.

The models said they enjoyed participating. Since I came to SMU, I have always wanted to get involved," said Claudia Sanchez, a first-year psychology major who modeled in the show. "I think that it is fun to interact with people from my background and introduce others to it,"  After a brief intermission, the models changed into modern dance wear. Sounds of Gloria Estefan and Marc Antony set the mood as models strutted down the runway dressed in styles usually seen at nightclubs. The fashion show ended with styles of the future. The audience showed their appreciation for the show by giving a long ovation.

"I have been attending all of the Hispanic Heritage Month events and this event brought people within and outside of the SMU community together," said senior management information systems major Anthony Rugely. "It was fun and lively." At the end of the show, the 10 members of KDChi walked onto the runway and performed a brief salsa dance. The audience seemed to appreciate the sorority's show. I know that all of the KDChis put endless hours of work into the show," said senior marketing major Ralph Guevara. "It showed through the results."

KDChi attempts to Bag some litter,' gain some money

KDChi attempts to Bag some litter,' gain some money

Cash prize to be awarded to organization that collects most trash

Leslie Howland, Issue date: 10/21/04 Section: Houstonian Campus News

The City of Huntsville is awarding a cash prize of $300 to the student organization that collects the most pounds of litter in their "Bag some litter" program. The contest will begin on Friday, Nov. 5 and end May 6. Student organizations are encouraged to help with the program because of the positive impact their efforts make on Huntsville and the Sam Houston State community. Cindy Blaylock, Solid Waste Superintendent for the City of Huntsville, said students should want to show their pride for the campus and community. "If you live in a dirty house you don't feel good," he added.

A couple of student organizations already involved in the program are the SHSU Women's Volleyball team, Golden Key Honour Society and Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. We wanted to help make Huntsville a more beautiful place to live," said Jessica Oliveira, KDChi's community service officer. "We believe that by helping the community become a better place that we are making a difference in the lives of others." The program is aimed at educating people on the how to keep their community clean. Some areas that need special attention include, Lake Road, 11th Street, the Avenues and Highway 75.

Organizations have the option to either pick an area in Huntsville or have the city designate a site for them. Participating organizations are encouraged to collect litter from their sites during the first Friday of the month along with city volunteers. They may also collect litter based on the availability of their schedules. Tree litter bags are available at the City of Huntsville's Service Center at 448 Hwy 75 North. Litter can be taken to the city's waste disposal site at 590 I-45 North or can be picked up by city employees from a designated site.

After three consecutive months participating in the clean-up effort, organizations will be recognized with a sign at their site. Student organizations interested in participating should contact City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation Intern at 294-5746.