Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zeta Tau Awesome.

I spent a wonderful week in Indianapolis with lots of other ZTA sisters from around the nation, and after all my time in "Zetaland", I am happy to be back home but still have so much to share! We listened to many speakers, all wonderful women on ZTA National Council who preached on how to "Create the Change" in our chapter... which sounds cheesy, but they were truly inspiring.

Displaying our letters proudly!
I am currently the Historian-Reporter in ZTA (basically the PR girl) in charge of the website, Twitter, and whatnot, but I am aspiring for a higher position on our Executive Council next time, and this conference gave me some valuable insight into what that may entail as I listened to speakers and heard of other sisters' experiences with their individual chapter. I had time to share with girls all over the country in our "C.I.A" groups as we discussed leadership, struggles, values, and how we translate what we learned to our chapters back home. I met some wonderful young women who I hope I will keep in contact with!

My "CIA" group!

I am so proud of my Theta Zeta sisters at Wofford, because currently we are ranked #2 chapter in the nation, only behind UNC Chapel Hill ZTA. This conference gave me the inspiration to work hard to stay on the right track and to claim our spot at #1, if we so earn it. I only wish every girl in my chapter had been there to talk about all the positive things we can do. As in any chapter, we all have problems with participation, agreement, risk management, etc., but to be honest, it was nice knowing that we are not the only ones with issues in our chapters. I hope that our chapter will react positively to all our plans this coming year and be excited as we are!

I'm sure everyone who follows me on Twitter and Facebook got sick of me blowing up their feeds with my "Zeta-ness" and inspirational words, but I don't care that much! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot, while spending time with new and old friends! Olivia and I have known each other since high school, and we were able to travel together and spend lots of time together. She has always been there for me, and though we have had a good bit of time apart, we picked up just like normal. I still can't believe we ended up in the same sorority, it's such a small world.

It's tradition! :)
The last day included a tour of ZTA's International Office, and it was so cool to see the history of our Fraternity and where all the daily work goes on. That evening chapters who received the prestigious Crown Chapter Award were honored, and Theta Zeta was one of them, of course!

ZTA Headquarters is gorgeous!

New friends meet ZTA's founders!
With our great Province President, Kimberly, before the awards ceremony!

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