The 2016 National Alpha Chi Omega Convention was held in Orlando, FL this year with the theme Sunshine & Sisterhood. The Beta Eta Chapter being in Florida was fortunate enough to send multiple advisors and executive board members.
“I, Gianna Traylor, VP of Chapter Relations and Standards attended as the chapter voting delegate. Vice President Philanthropy Mindy Do, VP Membership programming Alex Dering, VP Collegiate Recruitment Information Mckayla Michaud, Whitney Bogard, and Anna Brown attended as a convention page as well on behalf of the chapter.
“We began the weekend with a welcome dinnernight and a National Chapter Meeting . At the National Chapter Meeting, as the chapter delegate, I was able to vote on behalf of the chapter for our new national council for the 2016-2016 year which included our new national president, Angela Costley Harris. Throughout the day we had a sisterhood luncheon, listened to key note speaker Molly Cain, attended educational sessions, and ended the night with a reunion night dinner with over 60 Beta Eta alumna! was similar with another National Chapter Meeting, a foundation luncheon, listened to keynote speaker Abi Ferrin, more educational sessions, then ending with a final night dinner and dessert reception.
“Along with reaching overall accreditation of at least Alpha status during the 2015 year period, Beta Eta also received the 2016 Seeking the Heights: Community Relations award for our involvement in the community and willingness to help others. So proud!
“The weekend was definitely one to remember filled with memories, friendships and new friends; and valuable and relevant knowledge. There is something so special about experiencing the ritual in a room full of over 900 sisters from all over the country and all walks of life. We are so excited to bring back everything we have learned to the chapter and see ways in new ways we can seek the heights!”