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Day 7 of CLTC 6!

Posted on 07/18/2016 @ 09:00 PM

Hello it’s Margaux and Amanda here again reporting to you from week two of CLTC 6! Today, as chapter of the day again, we took on the challenge of creating an engaging and meaningful atmosphere throughout the day. To start of the day, we raised the American and Israeli flags, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing Hatikvah. Our value of the day was "Lifneu Iver Lo Titen Michshol", which translates in English to “do not place a stumbling block in front of a blind man”. We interpreted this as helping others, so as our action of the day, we asked the participants to do good deeds for others during the course of the day. At flag lowering, we asked what they did, how it made them feel, and if someone helped them.

For the main portion of the day, we rotated between three electives: Parliamentary Procedure, Jewish Leadership, and Asking for Help. After these rotations, we moved into electives, which all related to various forms of communication. Margaux learned about interpersonal communication and how to properly use social media in your chapter, and Amanda learned about public speaking and facilitation. In interpersonal communication, we learned how to communicate with others in a kind but direct way while still getting our message across. We practiced using I statements in specific scenarios. Our social media session was all about the different ways to use social media in your chapter in order to communicate information, engage current members, and gain new members. Public speaking taught us how to appeal to your audience and gave us skills that can help you when speaking to a large audience. Lastly, the facilitation session taught us how to run a program or meeting for a large group of people and gain attention through respect from the group.

To end this jam packed day, we finished with an emotional program about March of the Living. This program is a two week program starting in Poland and ending in Israel. In Poland teens tour many historical Holocaust sites and finish by exploring through Israel. If you would like to learn more about this amazing program, check the BBYO website for additional information.

Well, that’s all for today, thank you again for checking in and don’t forget “Fish are friends, not food! CHOMP”.

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