Online interest groups
ESA promotes lifelong learning, and there is no limit to the topics that ESA members want to learn about. Currently, the online interest groups that have been formed in the member center are:
- ESA Book Club: Provides book lists and discussion topics for books that have been suggested by the membership. The book club will also promote one book for an ESA Read, with the goal of having many members read and discuss the same book. The book club also highlights charitable projects that can be completed by using books and reading.
- Photography: Telling Your Story – Put Yourself in the Picture: Learn about photography and technique, as well as how to keep and display memories in a way that helps you to tell the story of your experience. This group provides a fun place to swap ideas, and “put things together” at the same time.
- Gardening for Good: Whether you’re a rookie or a master gardener, you can make a difference in your own life, your community, and for planet earth by turning over some dirt. Choose to get involved on your own or with friends, family, and other members. This group is about getting and sharing tips, “gardening for good" project ideas, and resources to enrich your life through gardening.
- The Caring Crafter: Get new ideas for projects and discuss ways to use your creativity to benefit others. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the spirit of this sharing session is to help develop your talents to create and share good things. There will be categories of crafts for you to explore or to suggest for good works.
- ESA Travel Club: Find traveling companions for your next trip, or learn firsthand about destinations you’re considering from people who have already been there. You can also find and share information about volunteer trips – building houses, helping communities, etc. The ESA Travel Club is a place to use the ESA network to go places to learn and do good things. Topics for discussion, questions, and places to go will be guided by members’ participation. Find your place in the ESA Travel Club.
- ESA for St. Jude: In 1972, St. Jude founder Danny Thomas approached Epsilon Sigma Alpha to help raise funds for his dream, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since then, ESA has raised over $140 million dollars for St. Jude, and continues to work tirelessly to make Danny's dream a reality: "No child should die in the dawn of life". Use this group to share your St. Jude fundraising ideas and become inspired. Share your stories about why you are so passionate about this cause. It is because of members like you that St. Jude is able to do such amazing things.
ESA’s interest groups can and will be changed or expanded depending on the members’ interest and participation.