Retreats are a huge part of SAIL! They give our sophomores time to have fun, bond, and work on leadership skills. There are three retreats during a sophomore's time in SAIL: one in the fall semester when our sophomores first get in to SAIL, one at the beginning of the spring semester, and one at the end of the spring semester. The first two retreats are planned by the directors, but the sophomores in the Style committee have the opportunity to plan the End of the Year Retreat.
Etiquette Dinner is an event planned by the SHIP committee! It takes the place of one of our Monday night general meetings. Food is catered from Olive Garden, sophomores are required to dress business casual, and the SHIP committee gives a presentation over proper dinner etiquette to prepare our sophomores for any important meals they may be having in the future! Presenting yourself in a professional manner is an important part of being an effective leader and Etiquette Dinner allows us as an organization to practice this skill.
The Monday night before Thanksgiving, SAIL comes together to have a potluck dinner and celebrate this holiday as a "family." The Style committee facilitates this event and every sophomore brings their favorite Thanksgiving food item to share with the organization. It is the perfect time to reflect on the fall semester of SAIL before finals start and everyone leaves for winter break.
Shipwrecked is SAIL's fall leadership conference. This event is planned by the leader"SHIP" committee focused on the development of our sophomores' leadership skills and includes multiple guest speakers, team-building activities, and opportunities for the sophomores to grow socially during their first semester in SAIL.
DODGE FOR A CAUSE
Dodge for a Cause is SAIL's annual dodge ball tournament and biggest service event of the year! click the button below to go to our Dodge for a Cause page and learn more!
Car Wash is SAIL's major fundraising event! Held in the Spring semester, our sophomores come together to sell tickets around campus for people to get their car washed by SAIL. Sync designs the tickets, posters, and reserves Sevick's for this fundraiser. Car wash is always an absolute blast! Click below to see our 2017-2018 Car Wash Video
The weekend of Texas A&M's Family Weekend, SAIL holds a Parents' Weekend event that allows our sophomores to introduce their parents to their SAIL friends and show them what they have been working on during their time in SAIL. This event is coordinated by the Style committee and includes the chance to buy SAIL apparel for your parents as well as snacks and plenty of photo opportunities.
Formal is the last SAIL event of the year and the Social committee works all spring to make it amazing! It is such an amazing event where everyone is able to have fun, dress up, and celebrate their time in SAIL with their friends.