Three years ago, the James Madison University Chapter came up with the idea of encouraging their members to schedule “lunch dates” as a way for members to connect and get to know each other. This year, Chapter President Kelly Vingelis and the other officers decided it was such a great idea, they brought it back this semester. During their meetings, they take about ten minutes to let people mingle, meet the people sitting next to them, and make lunch dates.
The officers have helped to make the lunch dates successful. Each officer tries to schedule at least two lunch dates a week and invite as many new members as possible. These lunch dates have been a great way for members to make friends and get to know each other better beyond the meetings, service projects and socials that the chapter offers.
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