Blog Entry – Week 3

Today I am blogging about our last session with the Philanthropy club. We did an activity called the brown paper bag activity. This is where you bring in three thing that mean something  to you and kind of represent what you like to do with your free time. I found it very interesting. All three of my items were based off of things that had to do with the arts. And what I found shocking was so did everyone else. Almost everyone had at least one thing that had to with the arts. But alas, not a single person but me and one other girl put the topic of Arts and Culture as their top three for the MAD exercise. Now I’m not complaining about the group I have been placed in, I am simply saying that I find it curious that its not even a group considering it is so very prevalent in today life. I feel (and I assume I am speaking for others beside myself) that I would be able to better commit my talents towards a topic that I have more experience with and have already made connections with. But, it’s no big deal. I will put forth my effort and hopefully will be able to make a difference in the group I have been assigned to.

 


 

Vincent Bolchoz

Blog Entry – Week 2

 We have just come to the conclusion of our second week in our philanthropy club. During our meeting we discussed many things. One of the things we discussed was the groups we will be in for the upcoming weeks. At first glance, I was mildly disappointed because I was hoping to be involved in something with Arts and Culture, but I am still very pleased with the topic I received. I am going to be working with the “Veterans and Military Personnel” topic. I have many family members that served our country and I glad to get the opportunity to return the favor. I learned that this is a similarity I share with the rest of the members of my group. I am not only excited to become more involved with the topic given, but I am also excited to work with the others in my group. I think its good to bond with others that you don’t normally speak to throughout the day. So, overall it was another successful meeting for the Philanthropy Club.

 


 

Vincent Bolchoz 

Blog Entry – Week 1

At our fist official MSP meeting we did an activity with MAD (Make A Difference) Cards. It was a very good visual activity to help me narrow down where I would really want to put most of my time and effort. But I not only learned what I want to do with all my resources, but everyone else as well. It was really cool to see the similar (and different) interest I had with the rest of the group. Many of the students that shared even had similar back stories as my own. I think that this activity was a good way to get a taste of what everyone believes in and is important and how your relate to each person. Overall, I think it was a very successful start to hopefully a great year.

 


 

Vincent Bolchoz