by MATT ADAMS
Service Emersion Club (SEC) is back this year with a big agenda. The goal of the organization is to connect students to the world they live in by giving back and doing service projects. The entire year will be dedicated to volunteering and fundraising to go on a service learning cruise to the Caribbean. This is a six-day cruise stopping at three ports and three countries in May 2019. At each port the ship stops at, there will be a service learning aspect. In the Dominican Republic, students will engage in an exchange of culture by visiting an orphanage.
The trip will also include a visit to a historical landmark in Grand Turk. The museum is dedicated to John Glenn after his first space mission. After his return to Earth, Glenn landed in the ocean and was retrieved off the coast of Grand Turk. The port of Nassau will engage students in the conservation of birds from the islands. Here the island birds have refuge from the changing world.
Fundraising is the goal to making an already affordable trip more affordable. The cruise is organized to maximize the most affordable price. To do so, there are five people per cabin that split the cost of the room. Roughly, each person is going to pay $330 for their share of the fare. There are two fundraisers a month to help with the costs of the trip.
The cruise is not the center of the the SEC organization. SEC is committed to service and volunteer work, in and around Tiffin. In the yearly agenda, a service project is planned for the community. Projects range from cleaning parks, making blankets for the elderly and homeless, and hosting a toy drive for the families who are less fortunate. You can still join the fun without going on the trip. If interested, the SEC host meetings every Thursday at 9:30 p.m in Main 12.