Give us an update–what are some recent events you have done, or goals you have achieved?
On February 24th, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School hosted its very first Timmy Global Health Banquet! We catered Cancun as a tribute to the foods you may eat on a Timmy service trip and we had two guest speakers, Dr. Chuck and Dr. Ward. Dr. Chuck introduced us to various concepts concerning his mission work, while Dr. Ward presented us with a recollection of his amazing experiences as a physician working in Guatemala and Haiti with TGH. Overall, the banquet was a success, and we hope as our chapter’s leaders that we have set the example to make the Brebeuf Jesuit Timmy Banquet an annual event.
What events or goals are you gearing up for in the near future? What are your plans to make these happen successfully?
As our school year is coming to a close, we look to our future chapter leaders to be up to the task of increasing our club member size and keeping up with the traditions of our high school chapter. We currently have 15 members and we would like to see our numbers increase with each coming year! One of our traditions that we would like to continue is our “Pizza Making Day” where we create homemade frozen pizzas in our school’s cafeteria. They are pre ordered and help our club increase the funds to be later donated to TGH – not to mention it’s a ton of fun to jam out to Beyonce while makin’ them!
Is your chapter heading out on a trip soon? How is that part of your chapter preparing, and how is the rest of your chapter supporting the trip?
Yes! We have three students from our Timmy chapter that will be heading out on a trip this summer to Las Canas in the Dominican Republic for a 10 day adventure!
Pictured from left to right: Megan Hess, Meaghan Delaney, and Scott Esteb.
Scott Esteb: Hi, I’m Scott and I’m currently a freshman at Brebeuf Jesuit. The thing I’m most excited about is going out and making a difference and helping people. That’s always been something I’ve loved to do. I’m hoping to learn more about what I can do to help, gain experience helping people, and also getting to learn more about Timmy.
Megan Hess: My name is Megan Hess and I am a junior. I am ecstatic about traveling to the Dominican Republic and developing my understanding on global health. The people that will be accompanying me on this trip are two amazing people and I am looking forward to sharing memories that will remain with us forever. I am excited to form relationships with the people we meet and serve and am looking forward to getting a taste of international service. I am hoping to learn more about the people of Las Canas’s community and livelihood and hope to deepen my appreciation for the luxuries we have in the United States.
Meaghan Delaney: Hi! I am Meaghan Delaney and I am a junior at Brebeuf! I cannot wait to go on the Dominican republic Trip with other students that feel as strong about global health as I do. I am excited to do everything I can to help make a difference. I am hoping to learn more about global health and how I can really change lives.
What kind of assistance or support do you need? This is your platform to reach out!
As a high school chapter, our means to hold fundraisers, raffles, and food sales are limited to the confines of our school’s rules. It’s pretty difficult to get around. For example, we weren’t allowed to sell raffle tickets or hold an auction at the Brebeuf Timmy Banquet, and so we sold Timmy gear instead! I think it would be great to help us increase our profits if more people outside our community came to the Brebeuf Jesuit Timmy Banquet!
What are you most excited for during your year with Timmy?
The school year’s end may be in sight, but the Brebeuf Timmy Chapter has an upcoming volunteer date at the Ronald McDonald House. We will be providing a dinner to families who have a child who is staying at the Riley Children’s Hospital, and we are excited to lend a helping hand!