Wednesday, November 28, 2012

By Merit and Culture

Missing Renee on this pic

About two weeks ago I had the chance to spend time with over 300 of my sorority siters. My region had its cluster (a large meeting with our Regional Director) in Richmond and I had such a great time. A few of us from my Graduate chapter got together to car pool and the conversation went from the importance of being an organ donor to laughing at nephew Tommys' prank calls.

It has been a while since I actually attended a cluster, so I really didn't know what to expect. What I will say is that it was very empowering. It made me want to get back to my chapter and begin working. If you're in a sorority (especially mine) I'd definitely like to encourage you all to get back involved. Something that ALWAYS stuck out to me, is a statement from my undergraduate advisor, 'it is not about you, it's about the business'. I can definitely write a mini novel on my experience in a sorority (and yes, I'll blog about it later). If I were to take all of those experiences, especially the negative; I would run far, far away. Fortunately, I'm in it for the long haul.

All the pretty stuff

Aside from seeing the new direction the sorority is going in and getting super hyped that the next Boule will be in driving distance, there were the coveted vendor's. The vendors got me super excited because it's been a long time when I was around sooo much paraphernalia, heck, there was a time when I couldn't even wear paraphernalia (another story for another day). Anyways, I was super excited to get something. The one thing that I've been wanting is a hoodie and I'm excited that I was able to finally find one. How I LOVE my AKA!!!

My plain, yet cute hoodie and tumbler

As you can tell, there was something for everyone

These bags remind me of Dooney & Bourke, get them here
Alpha Kappa Alpha girls


Jamie J said...

I'm coming for that hoodie, soror!! lol!Cluster, regionals...always makes me want to go back and get in the trenches.

Special K said...

@Jamie J I know right!!!