The National Beta Club Mission Statement
To promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
If you have any questions regarding the Beta Club, contact one of the advisors: Tiffany Rhodes (lead) or Justine Smith (competition prep and Item of the Month).
Don't forget meetings are on the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH in the auditorium during PowerHour A, beginning in September and ending in May!
Members are required to attend four meetings per year and complete 15 hours of community service, in addition to maintaining a 3.5 GPA and good character. (10 hours during COVID)
All members must complete their required meetings and service projects by the May meeting in order to remain an active member and receive a cord for graduation.
Remind101 is a text/e-mail based communication system that allows the sponsors to send text reminders to members and parents regarding meetings, due dates, and service opportunities. The sponsors cannot see your phone number. Subscribers can reply STOP at any time.Students text @srbeta to 81010 or send a blank e-mail to email@example.comParents text @rhsbetap or send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing service ideas and opportunities...
"Let us lead by serving others"
Merriam-Webster defines the act of serving as "a helpful act...useful labor that does not produce a tangible commodity." In other words, you must give your own time, without the expectation or result of anything in return. Students may NOT volunteer for private businesses or clubs/sports they participate in. Each year students come to us looking for service ideas. Here are just a few great ideas straight from the service reports of your peers:
- Community Related-
- Volunteering at any organization approved by S.A.T. Inc.*
- United Way volunteer
- Farmer's Day volunteer
- Volunteer Coaching any recreational sports teams during season or camps of younger children (baseball, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, etc.)
- Volunteering to work in the concession stand for recreational sports teams
- Boys and Girls Club volunteer
- Onslow County Museum volunteer
- C.A.P.S. or Onslow County Animal Shelter volunteer
- Church Sponsored-
- Assisting with younger children at Vacation Bible School (aka mentoring youth)
- Participating in a church mission trip
- Mowing lawns or assisting with housework of shut-in members
- Trick or Trunk volunteer
- School/Beta Related
- Convention Prep (Talent, Skit, Banner, etc.)
- Induction Ceremony and Awards Ceremony volunteers
- Senior Project Presentations volunteers
- Assisting Teachers/Administration at RHS or other area school's AFTER SCHOOL hours and without benefit
- You must give your time in a manner that benefits the community. Questionable service forms are verified by the club advisors and may be rejected! Here are a few examples of service hours that were rejected...
- Job shadowing at a business
- Picking up golf balls at a golf course
- Volunteering to work at any business
- Working in the concession stand for a club or sports team you are affiliated with
- Any hours completed to make-up missed class time
- Any hours completed for S.A.T. Inc. scholarship credit *The S.A.T. Inc. Scholarship program does not allow students to use volunteer hours that benefit another program such as the Beta Club or National Honor Society.
All senior members are invited to apply for the National Beta Club Scholarship. The scholarship program emphasizes academic achievement as well as service and leadership, both in and outside of the Beta Club.
Any senior (especially early grads) must contact Mrs. Rhodes prior to applying, so she can provide you with your Beta Club ID # and make sure you are listed as a senior on the Membership Roster.
The first deadline is in November.