Sleuth Sayers Chapter Members, Spring 2019 Induction by Jennifer Cole

Academic Year Planning

This overview calendar is designed to help Chapter Advisors and officers keep track of opportunities for NEHS members. We have included a sample of a chapter calendar (Linganore High School, MD).

The following year-long outline may help organizae chapter activities and help chapter members set goals. Remember that the more the chapter is willing to serve, the better its image will be, and the more willing others will be to contribute to and to participate in its programs. 

May/June 2022

  • Hold induction for new members if your chapter has a spring induction tradition
  • If induction occurs, enter new member names into NEHS Connect and submit membership dues
  • Hold elections for new officers so planning for the next school year may begin
  • Remind rising seniors of the Common Reader for the following year, encouraging summer reading
  • If holding fall membership drives and induction, set dates now
  • Review or create bylaws (with new officers as possible)
  • Make note of summer publication dates for NEHSXpress

August 2022

  • If fall membership drives and induction are planned, confirm dates, and develop program
  • Invite membership applications, making sure criteria for selection are widely distributed, including to parents/guardians
  • Set a yearly calendar of chapter meeting dates
  • Develop, with officers and members, chapter activity ideas
  • Review NEHS yearly calendar, noting application deadlines
  • Confirm with school financial office the anniversary due date for Affiliation Fee

September 2022

October 2022

  • Remind seniors of the Common Reader if they are intending to apply for the NEHS Scholarships
  • Encourage all members to submit writing to the Writing Contest; the first submision period opens October 17, with submissions due November 21
  • Conduct chapter projects and submit to Chapter Spotlight by November 21

November 2022

December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

April 2023

May/June 2023