In July, I had the privilege of attending the 52nd Delta Zeta National Convention in Orlando, Florida as the delegate for our San Antonio Alumnae chapter. The week was Truly Amazing and I feel very blessed to have been able to represent this wonderful chapter.
The week began with a welcome dinner and an inspiring Keynote address from Dr. Lori Hart (@drlorihart). It was also announced that Delta Zeta launched a new website and member app earlier that day. If you haven’t had the chance to check out the new site, I suggest taking a look, it’s Truly awesome!
In addition to our business meeting and educational sessions, Thursday was our day to celebrate Philanthropy. At the Celebrate Service dinner, we awarded The Painted Turtle, our National Service Project, $300,000, and we awarded The Starkey Hearing Foundation, our National Philanthropy, $1,200,000! Our collegians and alumnae are nothing short of amazing and it’s Truly rewarding to be able to witness this first hand. After the dinner, we were surprised with a concert from American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez. She was fantastic and got us all pumped up our Hike for Hearing. After a nice hike, we had a party by the pool complete with dancing and a turtle race!
Friday began with a Memorial Service honoring all Delta Zeta’s whom have passed away during this last biennium. It was a very beautiful and touching service. The business meeting was then followed by the Leadership Achievement Luncheon. This luncheon recognizes collegians and alumnae who will be receiving coveted Delta Zeta awards. During this luncheon, our chapter was awarded the Alumnae Chapter Excellence Award. This award is given to the top alumnae chapters in the country. This is the second Convention in a row in which we have won a National Award. This day was also special because we welcomed a new sister into Delta Zeta. Tani Austin, Co-founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, was our Convention initiate.
On the final day of Convention, we closed with a celebration Banquet and a reception honoring the newly elected National Council.
The week was Truly Amazing! Delta Zeta continues to prove why we are the premier women’s organization. I am Truly Proud!
President, San Antonio Alumnae Chapter
Here are a few other videos to check out from Convention:
Enjoy this fun recap video of the entire week at Convention: Click Here
Delta Zeta Foundation Announces the “To Walk Truly in the Light of the Flame” capital campaign: Click Here
2016 State of the Sorority: Click Here