On June 18 – June 20, 2016, members of Mu Epsilon Omega honored individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease with a variety of mind-stimulating activities as part of the Longest Day, a 24-hour community impact day under the sorority’s international program, Launching New Dimensions of Service.
Members began the day with a brisk walk along Newport Beach as part of a regular program called Sunrise Sorors that promotes exercising and healthy living of members several times each month and falls under Target 2 – Health Promotion of Launching New Dimensions of Service. After enjoying the early morning air, breeze, and beautiful beach, 12 members volunteered in the warehouse of the South County Outreach Food Pantry organizing canned and dried foods, checking expiration dates, and cleaning. The South County Outreach Food Pantry feeds 2,500 – 3,500 people per month, so the work of Mu Epsilon Omega members helped to support feeding the hungry in Orange County, which covers Target 3-Family Strengthening of Launching New Dimensions of Service.
After serving the community, 7 members gathered for a delicious sisterly brunch at Del Frisco Grill in Irvine. While enjoying a variety of delicacies, members participated in conversations that helped them to get to know one another better. At the end of the brunch, members expressed how enjoyable it was to fellowship and learn unique and interesting characteristics and skills about their fellow chapter members.
The evening was completed with a few sessions of Karaoke and dinner, followed by an R&B Skate night with a mixture of new and old school favorites. Members wrapped up the Longest Day activities with participation at the Juneteenth Festival, held at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana and a social media campaign highlighting all of the activities the chapter accomplished in honor of Longest Day.
In addition to all of the activities that MEO implemented for Longest Day, members donated $60.00 to the Alzheimer’s Association.