The newest chapter in Orange County, Shilla, is formed from one of the already established chapters, Westridge. The name, Shilla, comes from one of the three kingdoms in Korean history. Shilla branched out of Westridge in June, 2018 to exert more focus on volunteering and to help grow Hwarang Youth Organization. From the time Chapter Shilla became independent, many active events and volunteer work have been done including monthly recycling,beach cleaning, and park cleaning at a local regional park. In addition to the current effort to continue with volunteer work for the Orange County Community, Shilla has been working diligently to grow within by reaching out to local junior high and high school students to join. As of today, July 2019, Shilla grew in numbers from the 5 original members to 20 active members, including S.O.S. During the year of 18-19, our goal was to recruit more members, so we publicized our volunteer events in hopes of bringing in new members to our organization. As a result, we were successfully able to increase our chapter from five to twelve members.
For the remaining year of 2019 and 2020, Shilla will continue to participate in local and regional events. By sharing the same goal from the main headquarters, Shilla hopes to reach far and beyond to help continue to fundraise and volunteer time to help underprivileged people gain vision in Guatemala. The future vision is to continue to grow in numbers, expand our volunteer services to reach more community.
You can visit us at https://www.instagram.com/shilla.publicity.oc/
Shilla는 Orange County에서 가장 최근에 개설된 챕터이며 기존의 챕터인 Westridge에서 나왔습니다. Shilla는 삼국시대의 나라중 하나인 신라에서 이름을 가져왔습니다. 2018년 6월에 개설되었으며 봉사와 화랑의 번영에 초점을 맞췄습니다. Shilla가 개별적인 챕터가 된 이후부터 매달 재활용, 해변 청소, 지역 공원 청소 등 많은 봉사를 했습니다. Orange County에서 봉사를 지속적으로 시행하기 위한 노력들을 바탕으로 Shilla는 근처 중학교, 고등학교 학생들을 섭외하고 있습니다. 2019년 7월 현재까지 5명으로 시작해서 S.O.S를 포함해 20명까지 인원을 늘렸습니다. 2018-19년의 목표는 멤버들을 섭외하는 것이였기 때문에 더 많은 사람들의 참석을 바라며 더욱 공개적으로 활동했습니다. 결과적으로 정회원을 12명까지 늘릴 수 있었습니다. 남은 2019-20년 활동에는 지역과 지방 행사에 계속 참석을 할 예정입니다. Shilla는 화랑 본부와 목표를 공유함으로써 봉사 자금 마련 후 과테말라에서 혜택을 못 받는 사람들의 시력 회복을 위해 봉사를 할 것입니다. 향후 계획은 인원 증진과 봉사 범위를 넓히는 것입니다. https://www.instagram.com/shilla.publicity.oc/에서 활동 내역을 확인하실 수 있습니다.
I am Lynn Sunwoo, president of Shilla and it is our goal as a chapter to focus on bringing members closer together. Because we have a lot of new members, it is only right to focus on what can help connect other people better. Shilla is not simply just a club, it is a family that grows in numbers each year. I hope that this year we will all be able to share the same laughs. During the last few years, Shilla has grown a lot in numbers. Recruiting a good amount of new members every year, Shilla is probably one of the biggest OC Hwarang Chapters. Each month, they have been working diligently to help their community. Due to Covid-19, many our their growths have gotten stunted. But Shilla took this unfortunate situation as a chance to reach out to others more than ever. Because of this, we achieved our main goal of the year 2020-2021; recruit as many members as possible. However, Hwarang is slowly starting to go back to its original pace. As many people are returning, many are having trouble communicating in person.