A group of five Korean students from the International Midpac College spent three Fridays in the TOC office
helping write notes to lapsed members encouraging them to renew.
In the first session the five volunteers very capably wrote almost 100 handwritten notes to statewide lapsed
members. Of the five, four are studying at their college in Korea subjects related to TOC: two are in the landscape architecture program; one in urban planning; and another in environmental science. The fifth student is studying electrical engineering.
Their notes said in part:
Dear former Outdoor Circle member,
As a volunteer exchange student from Korea, studying at the International Midpac College. I am thankful
for this opportunity to help a community organization like The Outdoor Circle while learning about America at the same time.
I understand The Outdoor Circle is a very important group that saves trees, plants trees and helps keep
Hawaii free of billboards and ugly signs.
I only wish we had something like The Outdoor Circle in Korea.
So far, this effort has raised $1,310 in membership renewals. Thank you, student volunteers!
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