By OMER LAVIAN, BY
During the Spring of 2018, Brother Michie Leccese won the IAAA (Ideal Active Achievement Award) for her amazing work as Director of Service! Whenever Michie spoke at a meeting, whether it was a normal chapter meeting or at a joint meeting, she always came prepared with information on a huge variety of service projects (she held over 40 in total). In addition to proposing projects, Michie did an amazing job at engaging the chapter in service, as the attendance for service events was consistently high throughout her tenure as Director of Service.
Though Michie has consistently done an amazing job with all of the service projects she has led, anyone in PsiEK during Michie’s term as Director of Service would likely agree that her greatest achievement in this role was leading and organizing the first ever Day of Music and Leadership. In this behemoth of a service event (arguably the most ambitious project is Psi’s history), high school students from various schools in Southern California were invited to UCLA to learn skills such as marching, playing music, and public speaking from members of Psi and EK. Michie had the idea for this event for years, so she was very excited to finally be able to execute it and was very glad to see it succeed the way it did. This event most definitely set a new standard for service for the Psi chapter.
In short, instead of simply doing her constitutional duties as Director of Service, Michie truly strove for the highest and engaged the entirety of Chapter in service both inside and outside the UCLA community.
Honorable mentions were also awarded to Brothers John Malchar and Sukhi Bassi.