Committees


How Can I Get Involved?

When joining A.R.C.C., you may choose to join any of five different Committees. Because A.R.C.C. was designed to dramatically increase and diversify service opportunities on campus, we suggest that you browse through the following committees and decide upon one which interests you most. Then, try to attend one of our meetings or, if you cannot, e-mail the Co-Chair of the committee you're interested in and let them know that you'd like to join A.R.C.C. Remember, you can always increase your participation and join more or different committees in the future. We look forward to working with you!

Blood Services

Giving blood is a fast and safe way to help save lives. Your single donation could save up to 3 lives. Less than 5% of the population donates blood, so every donation is a priceless gift.

--Kristi Ingalls Blood Services

Initiatives:
  • KSU Blood Drives
  • Manhattan Blood Drives

Health & Safety

The Health and Safety committee is dedicated to providing information to others on health and safety issues. Members can participate in two ways: they can be trained in First Aid/CPR Instruction or they can teach a youth-oriented course called “Masters of Disasters”. CPR Instruction classes are taken at the local Flint Hills Red Cross chapter house on Anderson Avenue. Members who work as instructors are required to teach a minimum of 2 classes within the next year and the cost of the program is $50. The Masters of Disasters course is taught at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Students will learn about a variety of natural disasters and may even go on field trips! We typically work with students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Members are free to select from any open sessions they choose and do not have to work alone.

Joining the Health and Safety committee gives a great opportunity to get involved with the community, meet interesting people, gain volunteer hours, work with kids, and provide people with the tools necessary to help others.

-Chair

Initiatives:
  • Masters of Disaster Teaching
  • Applied CPR/First Aid

Disaster Response

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. The Disaster Services Committee will help prepare students for disaster and respond to local and national disasters.

- Chair

Initiatives:
  • Disaster Action Team
  • Disaster Simulation Project

International Awareness

The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies, and life-threatening health conditions. The American Red Cross accomplishes this goal by working within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement—the world’s largest humanitarian network with 181 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and more than 100 million volunteers. In all our work, we abide by the seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. A primary responsibility of International Services members is the dissemination of International Humanitarian Law to the American public. This includes education about the guiding principles of international humanitarian law, as set forth by the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

- Chair

Initiatives:
  • International Humanitarian Law Training
  • Red Cross Sanctioned Initiatives

Public Relations

For over 125 years, the Red Cross has been helping save lives. In that time, our simple, resiliant "red cross" has become a well-known symbol of life, bringing shelter to those without, supplies to those in need, and hope to those who despair. It is the responsibility of the Public Relations Committee to further spread knowledge of our cause, not just by word, but by example. I would strongly encourage you to consider joining my Committee if you have, or wish to gain, experience in advertising, campaigning, or electronic marketing. Whether you're dual-majoring in Mass Communications and Journalism or simply have the desire in your heart and a message in your hand, there is something you can contribute to the American Red Cross Club.

--Justin Theleman, Chair

Initiatives:
  • Art Design
  • Recruitment/li>
  • Surveys
  • Website Management


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