Saturday, August 28

Pi-University of Montana!

I have had a wonderful time helping out during what Pi calls "Worthwhile Week". I love the creative spin on the name! They are an incredibly diverse and passionate group of women who are proud to be Delta Gamma's. Within the past week, they had to fill several open officer positions and members have truly stepped up to help out and support their sisters. Their attitude and motivation has been incredible to observe!
The first thing they told me when they picked me up from the airport is that I had to hike the "M"- a large letter in the middle of a hill right behind campus. I just did it yesterday and the view of the city and campus from up there was incredible! We went to a farmer's market this morning and experienced great people watching! The Missoulians have some unique people and it was so fun to see the culture of this city!

Their house is beautiful and has an amazingly large anchor out front!
Thanks to a recommendation from CDC Paige, we were also able to stop by this fabulous shop called Rockin Rudy's with trinkets, cards, music and everything random you could ever think of. I found some great gifts!

Wednesday, August 25

Delta Beta - University of Kentucky!

The Delta Beta chapter at University of Kentucky pledged quota of 63 women, including over 40% of their legacies!

I think I'm getting ahead of myself though...I arrived in Lexington to a warm welcome from president Rachel and director of recruitment records Emily. Being from Arizona, I was totally (maybe excessively) blown away by all the grass and trees. I've never seen anything so green - it was beautiful! Lexingotn is preparing to host the World Equestrian Games this year, so scattered throughout the city are horse statues painted by different artists. This one was so UK, I had to get a picture (with Kristen, who took me on an awesome campus tour with another member, Stephanie)!

Delta Beta puts on an awesome recruitment! They put on a themed skit during each round and find creative ways to stand out on their campus. During their sisterhood day the chapter puts on a Disney Princess skit. They have fabulous costumes and beautiful backdrops painted by chapter members and the actresses have a great dynamic and energy!

I was really inspired by the sisterhood and respect that the chapter members showed me and each other throughout the week. They were all so enthusiastic and did their part. It totally paid off, everybody loved Delta Gamma throughout the week and the chapter got a five star new member class! I was so excited to get to stay to see the celebration on Bid Day. To match the beautiful leis, the chapter had a luau theme, complete with these awesome DeeGee surf boards on their own sandy beach. I had to get a picture with the director of recruitment records, Emily, who became my new best friend working behind the scenes all week! She is an awesome sister and I was so glad to get to know her...we were ecstatic to be out in the sunshine after our week indoors! All in all it was a great first visit; everyone was so happy on Bid Day, it was the cherry on top of a wonderful visit!

Tuesday, August 24

Eta Sigma chapter at the College of Charleston

Lunch break during spirit week! Meet Kelly, Kat (president), Ivey, Hilary (vp: membership), and Sam. I had my first Cheerwine at this yummy little restaurant! I wish we had that in the south, it was so good! These women are a great example of just how fabulous the Delta Gammas at College of Charleston are... good friends, doing good.
This video is the Eta Sigma chapter in the VERY beginning of Spirit Week. These women worked SO hard to learn new songs, learn the process of formal recruitment, prepare for their long days and various types of conversations, and of course preparing the rooms. The women here are amazing, they were so attentive and excited throughout the week and weekend. Each day the chapter walked in with a smile on their face and an attitude that said they were ready to work hard.

More to come!!
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Monday, August 23

Gamma Alpha- University of Tennessee!

I visited UT for 9 days and was able to see and assist with the entire recruitment! They have a wonderful group of women. They do not have a physical house, but they have a floor in the greek dorm and they have a suite in the Panhellenic building. They have 13 sororties and none have houses. The University is in the process (and has been for nearly 15 years) of building, but they have not broken ground.

This is the best recruitment Gamma Alpha has expereinced in a long time. Quota was 39 and they received 46 women! They did a fabulous job and I am so proud of them! Check out some pictures!

Roll Call: at the end of each round, all Panhellenic groups do a cheer. The Panhellenic team and Gamma Chis are at the bottom and do a cheer too. This was an awesome expereince and really enforced by love for DG and all Panhellenic groups.

Table tops for Philanthropy round. They say "Delta Gamma" and "Life is good"

The suite before Skit round. They did a Delta Gamma Circus theme. It was adorable!