Flags over Irving

Being directly engaged in the community is an integral part of today’s society. Community service involvement builds crucial leadership experience for those who partake in it, and the community benefits through the services provided. Our Chapter, Alpha Zeta Eta, is heavily oriented with service and faithfully serves the community through projects. This summer, we are participating in a service project for the City of Irving and Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club called Flags Over Irving. This event showcases the love and pride the residents of Irving have for America putting flags in front of their homes by charging homeowners to put flags out for each “flag” holiday. The flags are property of the Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club and with help from the Boy Scouts and our Chapter, we proudly place the flags across homes in Irving. The days were bright and sunny and placing the flags is a lot of work. However, it is a lot of fun too. We march and sing the Star-Spangled Banner holding flags up high and residents driving by would show their appreciation by stopping and saying words of encouragement to us as they drove by. This gave us quite a bit of motivation and showed how relational our community is. This project has given us a great team building experience. We discuss strategic action plans for our projects while we put out the flag. It is truly a win-win for our Chapter. This whole project is worth it; being able to do it makes us extremely joyous because 100% of the Flags Over Irving proceeds go toward supporting youth programs and scholarships for our local community. Knowing that our city and community will benefit through this project makes us excited to participate, and we look forward to continuing this project for the days ahead!

 

Being directly engaged in the community is an integral part of today’s society. Community service involvement builds significant leadership experience for those who partake in it, and the community benefits through the services provided. Our Chapter, Alpha Zeta Eta, is heavily oriented with service and faithfully serves the community through projects. This summer, we are participating in a service project for the City of Irving and Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club called Flags Over Irving. This event showcases the love and pride the residents of Irving have for America putting flags in front of their homes by charging homeowners to put flags out for each “flag” holiday. The flags are the property of the Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club, and with help from the Boy Scouts and our Chapter, we proudly place the flags across homes in Irving. The days were bright and sunny and placed the flags is a lot of work. However, it is a lot of fun too. We march and sing the Star-Spangled Banner holding flags up high and residents driving by would show their appreciation by stopping and saying words of encouragement as we placed the flags in the assigned yards. This gave us quite a bit of motivation and showed how supportive our community is for this project and our Chapter, Alpha Zeta Eta. This project has given us a great team building experience. We discuss strategic action plans for our projects while we put out the flag. It is truly a win-win for our Chapter. This whole project is worth it; being able to do it makes us extremely joyous because 100% of the Flags Over Irving proceeds go toward supporting youth programs and scholarships for our local community. Knowing that our city and community will benefit from this project makes us excited to participate, and we look forward to continuing this project for the days ahead!

 

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