Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's Dose of Brilliance - but different

This weekend is all about Chi Omega recruitment for me. I loved rush when I was in college, but I love it even more now that I'm an alumnae. It's so great watching the college girls meet potential sisters and fall in love with them.

Those of you that I'm personally close to know that I'm pretty involved with my college sorority and the local alumnae group. I have been a Chapter Advisor for the ASU collegiate chapter for a couple years now and I really love that. Getting to know the women who are continuing all of our traditions and sisterhood has been amazing. On an alumnae level, I spent the last year as Membership Chair, recruiting new members to the alumnae chapter here in Phoenix. I also lead a book club for our group and serve as Active (collegiate) Relations Chair. So, clearly I'm kinda involved. Just this year, I was elected President of the Alumnae Chapter and retained the rest of my positions other than Membership Chair which my 'grand big sis' Jamie took over.

I'm really loving being so involved with the sorority. Of course, I had a blast while in college doing the whole sorority thing, but I think I enjoy it on a completely different level as an alumna. When we were in college, I wasn't too involved beyond the parties, rush, meetings, philanthropies, etc. I didn't do the leadership thing which is strange for me. I had a long term bf already (hubs now!) and worked full time while in school. I think that I'm striving to make up for that now that I'm alum. Now...i'm uber-involved.

My great friend and sister Jill nominated me to attend the Alumnae Chapter Leadership Conference being held at the Chi Omega Executive Headquarters in Memphis. I submitted my application and then held my breath, crossed my fingers and waited for an answer. They were only selecting 16 women from all over the US so as much as I wanted to go, I didn't have really high expectations of being selected. I received an email a couple weeks ago telling me Congrats! You've been selected to attend the ACLC in Memphis! SO EXCITED. I never went to Nationals as a collegiate but I've seen amazing photos and I am really looking forward to the opportunity. It's being held in the beginning of October and my flight is booked! I plan to take lots and lots of photos so you can expect to read all about it coming up. I'm so excited to visit this place!

Here are a few sites worth checking out! Have a wonderful long holiday weekend.

Arizona State University Chi Omega Chapter

Valley Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter

Chi Omega Sorority


Jobina said...

That's awesome! Have a great time!

Tiffany said...

so exciting! congrats again!