So I am still living in a land of boxes but my old apartment is cleaned and the keys will be turned in shortly. I just wanted to give a shout out to my sorority. This weekend was Phi Beta Chi's National Convention in Chicago. I never made it to convention as an active even when I was the VP so I really considered going this summer but the move and a wedding next weekend took that plan off the table. Our two delegates from Kappa chapter I know were really excited to attend especially with the voting of a new National Executive Council President on the books.
The convention was themed "Say Yes to the Crest" and I can't wait to here more from Kaleigh & Claire when they are back at school about how everything went but apart from our new NEC president being our first president from Texas I want to brag on my chapter for a minute.
This year as one of the faculty advisors has been tough and I am so proud of all of the accomplishments that the girls have made and all of the awards they received from the national office.
Kappa chapter received the Service Award for the 2013-2014 year. I am so proud of all the opportunities the women participate in to serve others. Whether it is through philanthropy events they host like Breakfast for Bethesda or Deb's Powderpuff Football Tournament, or going to make dinner at the Ronald McDonald House and crafting with kids at the Pediatric Playroom our sisters know that service to others is important to the sorority and shows God's love and grace.
Kappa's own Chaplain for the 2014 year received the Leadership award. I am so ecstatic for Sarah. She has served the chapter so well this past semester and all throughout the summer encouraging everyone and being a resource.
I am honored to know that I was selected as the winner of the Alumnae Award. I cannot believe that the chapter nominated me and I was selected over the countless number of women who help Phi Beta Chi sisters and help the sorority grow and flourish. I would not be who I am if I did not go through recruitment back in Fall 2008 and I am blessed to have all of these sisters, many whom I have never met supporting me.
Now for the final honor, Kappa Chapter received....
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Seriously, these girls work so hard and all I can say is that I am proud of all of their work and accomplishments. Yes, we have some growing pains and we are still learning about living in the house after a few years but these sisters are amazing and I am so lucky to have each and every one of them in my life not only as their advisor but as their sister and friend.