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Exceptional Sisterhood #ast39conv
June 24, 2012, 1:21 am
Filed under: Convention 2012, Traveling

If you missed the educational sessions today you missed some pretty informative stuff! I learned a lot about the National Panhellenic Council and our organization’s National Council, both of which are packed with some very busy and dedicated ladies.

I also had the chance to help some of our big wigs, if you will, with a strategic “town hall”presentation on Growth & Retention. The members wrote answers to hypothetical questions and the facilitators encouraged delegates to think with limitless boundaries when developing our organization.

The evening brought us to the Yellow Rose Formal where we had  fantastic filet mignon with potatoes and greens kicked off by my new convention favorite- the sourdough and goat butter.

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I really enjoyed getting to see and hear about all of the awards and recipients, especially the chapters I had the pleasure of visiting and educating this semester! (Shout out to my Delta Upsilon and Phi gals out there…do work!)

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Hanging with the sistas at or candlelight dinner, nbd

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What’s up Epsilon Nu!! Missed you gals!

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View of the head table

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Photo credit is 100% Lauren! She’s so artsy 🙂

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It’s a little small but you can see Charlotte Floyd up there with Madam President honoring her for her tremendous contributions. How many people do you know who have served ANYTHING for 63 years, none the less her sorority as an alumna member alone. Truly impressive.

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Somewhat off topic, but a picture of the capital lit up at night! From the penthouse restaurant “Eagle’s Nest.”

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The new Educational Consultants and myself. I really can not explain to anyone just how much fun I had getting to know these ladies in the short time that we have worked together. To anyone that had the chance to connect this weekend, or will in the future at your chapter, with these gals- you are lucky. They have so much experience to contribute to our staff and chapters; its going to be an exceptional year! Keep in touch

taulove&mine


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Party in the A-S-T! Day 2 #ast39conv
June 22, 2012, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Convention 2012, National HQ

To quote a chapter in the Twitter conversation- “how many people can say they partied at AST headquarters??” Touche, my sister.

Today was greatly productive and capped off with a stress-free evening for Convention-goers with some ice cream, dancing, and a tour of the newly renovated sorority headquarters facility.

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Molly, President of the Upsilon chapter gives her committee’s report during general session today. Makes me a proud EC!

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Madam President, standard. During general session this afternoon.

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Today we also had the distinct honor of having the NPC Executive Director Nicki Meneley in attendance to speak to the delegation at the Panhellenic Luncheon. Excellent speaker and Panhellenic woman! There were a dozen or so NPC organizations represented at the event.

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I had the pleasure of meeting a friend of a dear friend of mine from college today. My friend, and  former president of the EIU Delta Zeta chapter, told us to seek each other out at Convention. Little did any of us know we had already met and she’s wonderful! Meet Lauren from Alpha Phi chapter if you haven’t yet!

The incoming EC’s and I grabbed a pic at the new HQ before busloads of Convention-goers arrived…

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…I can not wait for all our chapters to meet them! They are all exceptional and wonderful women!

I am so thrilled I had the pleasure of connecting with Kris Haskin, a fellow Beta Pi alumna, Chicago Area Alumnae Chapter President, and the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation 2nd Vice President, this weekend! I’m excited to learn so much from her about the alumna life and staying involved beyond your collegiate years 🙂

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Dance party at HQ?! Yes please! Even Dr. J broke it down! Glad to see everyone had such a great time in each other’s company.

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“…so call me maybe???”

peace&love


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Day 1 of Convention Shenanigans! #ast39conv
June 22, 2012, 12:27 am
Filed under: Convention 2012, National HQ, Traveling

So much to do in so little time!

Mostly this post is just going to consist of pictures of the boardroom and other shots of the whole delegation in attendance. The Galaxy S II takes some pretty sweet panoramic pics 🙂

Welcome to Convention!! My weekend all access pass:

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The stage while Allison sets up

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The delegation with Madam President presiding

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…the view from Chris’ eyes (very exclusive!)

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The Cosmopolitan Ballroom for Thursday night’s dinner

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Our phenomenal guest speaker Mari Ann Callais! Fun fact: her niece is a member of our Phi chapter in Louisiana!

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“Raise your hand if this is your first convention!”

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From Ritual to Reality. A very inspiring session for all members of three Greek community.

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Taus in their whites. We love ritual!

Don’t forget to buy some yellow rose appliques to give to sisters and friends while here in Indy, all the proceeds will go directly to the new Annual Fund we learned about this afternoon, you get a neat ribbon for your name tag, and they’re just plain fun!
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Check out Louisiana rolling in by the dozen in uniform!
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Have a fanTAUStic rest of the weekend! I leave you now with some rommie lovin’ 🙂

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Downtown Indy; The Calm Before The Storm
June 20, 2012, 11:01 pm
Filed under: Convention 2012, National HQ, Traveling

The Educational Consultants arrived at the Hyatt today and are all moved in for the rest of this weekend! Such a beautiful place too, I can’t wait for everyone to get to see our lovely Convention location!

Below are some pictures, mostly of our view and the hotel as well as some things right outside that we EC’s had fun with 🙂

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Yay Indy!
Let the games begin!

peace&love


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Sweet Home Indiana
June 19, 2012, 7:49 pm
Filed under: Convention 2012, National HQ, Traveling

After a 3 hour drive with no air conditioning in the 94° weather I’m back at the one and only Drury for the evening. Tomorrow we’re off to downtown Indianapolis for Convention preparation!

Pretty much nothing has changed, currently working the treadmill after a walk down the bad, yet endearing smelling stairwell and the front desk guy greeted me with a “back so soon?”

…even though it’s been 4 months. Should I be flattered or offended? Can’t decide.

Rooming with some of the new EC’s from Psi Chapter at James Madison, they’re cool and super excited to start their new jobs, very exciting for them!

I can’t wait to get to see all the sisters I’ve met along the way and meet even more this weekend at the big event!

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We meet again Drury 🙂


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