Members may appreciate the opportunity to socialize with their colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. When members are given opportunities to get to know each other, they naturally build camaraderie and will work better as a team. Your local could establish a social committee to help facilitate fun activities for your members and their families to participate in.
First, you will need a social committee chairperson. If your local has more than one school building, it would be prudent to form a committee and search for a representative from each building.
Once you have a team in place, plan at least a couple of events to offer to your members. Consider this list:Charity events:
Adopt a Highway in the community
Park or other area cleanup
Walk dogs at the local animal shelter
Runs for different charities
Trips to historical houses (Christmas tours, etc.)
Donating your hair (St. Baldricks)
"Cut-a-thon" at a local barber shop or hair salon. Restaurants:
Beginning of the school year gathering
End of the school year gatheringOutdoors locations:
Hiking trips at state parks.
Pool parties at members’ homes
Host a scavenger hunt in the community
Gardening or landscaping events
Bird watching and nature walks
Attend your local community’s day
A picnic or BBQ in the park
A day at the beach
A fishing trip
Canoeing and kayaking
Pumpkin, apple, strawberry picking, etc.
Visit to a dog park
Farmers' marketSporting Events:
Night at a professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer game, etc.
Pick up sports games such as soccer, football, kickball, whiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, ect... (Mel)
Attending a high school varsity football game (or any high school or middle school sport, etc.)
Tubing (water and snow)
A day at the gym (with healthy eating seminars, health fairs, etc.)
Yoga and meditation instruction
Golf tournamentsConcerts / Shows:
A bus trip to see a Broadway musicalParties:
Masquerade or halloween parties
Survivor or Game of Thrones finale parties.
A tattoo party
Paint a beverage glass socialFun Places:
Laser Tag (Andrew)
Rock climbing at a climbing center
Night at the movies
Philadelphia or New York Auto Show
Barnes and Noble night
A day at a museum (some have “free days” [i.e. the Philadelphia Museum of Art is free on Sundays])
A day at the zoo
A day at a spa
A wine tour
A cooking class (some restaurants offer this)
A visit to a psychic or hypnotist
Amusement or water park trips
Easter egg hunts
Tastefully Simple party
Trip to the Apple Store
Indoor trampoline facilities (i.e. "Get Air)Game events:
Trivia night (Quizzo)
Scrabble tournament Special interest seminars:
Genealogy and researching family trees
Cooking on a budget
Instagramers at photo-inspired locations.
The coaching staff could host a “Coaches Corner” at a member’s home or other venue
Host your own Edcamp.
Consider the best way to advertise your events. Flyers work; members report having success using email, text messaging, and social media outlets.
While at the events, encourage members to take selfies,
A social committee can take time to establish. If your first events don't draw much of a turnout, don't give up! Eventually you'll find the right time and type of event that will appeal to your members. Have fun!