I had been to the 2008 Convention where I was initiated but since at the time I wasn't an initiated member I couldn't participate in the business meetings like I was able to this time. Being able to take part in the actual running of the sorority was amazing and I've come away totally inspired to rock things here in my local group. We even won an award! For the past three conventions our Panhellenic VP has been nominated for her amazing work for our chapter and with the local Panhellenic group and she was finally chosen to be recognized for her awesomeness!
The above photo is of the Zeta Iota (Valparaiso) sisters along with a Valpo Phi Psi who works at International Headquarters. It's amazing to feel so included as a Valpo alum even though I'm not initiated into that chapter. Joining that was one of my biggest worries but in the six years I've been a Gamma Phi that has totally gone away. The whole weekend was full of wonderful new experiences, I even had a star sighting at the airport.
Overall it was a wonderful half a week and I've come home inspired to rock out the next two years! Inspired to help make strong girls, to show authentic confidence and to totally dominate the awards at the next Convention.