For those of you who are looking forward to your first Leadership Seminar this summer, get excited! I attended IMPACT in 2010 when I was serving as my chapter’s Panhellenic Delegate, and I’m thrilled to be going back for Adelphean Compass this summer as an incoming Leadership Consultant. Today, I wanted to share with you the highlights of my time at IMPACT so you know what you have to look forward to.
The sheer amount of Pi-ness will overwhelm you. In 2010, I was entering the hotel for the first time and saw Alphie, larger than life, projected on the marble lobby wall. You will see more lion bracelets, sandals, tote bags, etc., than you have ever seen in your life, and you will want to buy everything in Gift Mart. Be sure to bring extra spending money.
|Kelly and I at Leadership Seminar in 2010 (left) and|
Grand Convention in 2011 (right).
In fact, I loved my roommate, Kelly, at Leadership Seminar so much that the next year, when we were both chapter presidents, we roomed together at Grand Convention! (I realize that’s not exactly taking my own advice on branching out, but I promise I met lots of new people at Convention, too!)
So make an effort to eat your meals and spend your free time with different women, and be sure to get their contact information. You can be great resources for each other during the year ahead. Your pride might even want to start a Facebook group to ask for advice and provide feedback after you leave LS.
|Striking a diamond pose with Claire Brown|
Gwaltney, International President from 2007-11.
Hobnobbing with the Alpha Delta Pi elite, a.k.a. Grand Council and the Executive Office staff, as well as countless district, province and chapter volunteers. Warning: Prepare to stand in line for pictures with Grand Council. They really are celebrities!
|Look at those violets!|
|Chapter Presidents from Omicron I province before the awards|
dinner. Notice the violet on Ashley's name tag (far left).