Left to Right: Me, Megan Ogar - former consultant and current new chapter specialist, Marissa Nye - former consultant and current NLT Division 3,
Alison Argersinger - mom of a former consultant and current National VP Membership, Meghan P - former consultant and current CMD Division 7,
Kirstin Barry - former consultant and current Extension and New Chapter Development Manager on KDHQ Staff - aka our boss,
and last but certainly not least Hillary Yetter - my LDC partner at ISU!
I don't really even know where to start, so I guess I'll just explain how our Recruitment Weekend was structured: we did an Open House Round, Information Session (group interview) Round, and a Preference Round. Essentially, it was a structured process similar to Formal Sorority Recruitment, but as Hillary and I liked to say a lot more laid back, with a lot less chanting, and no heels required.
this is my current motto and we had plenty of minor glitches...like fraternity men blasting gangsta rap from the house across the street....at 8am, or our tent literally getting blown away in the first rounds of Iowa windchill while Hillary and I were bundled in blankets underneath - luckily some of our now-new-members grabbed onto the tent before it blew all over Sorority Circle *phew!*, or having to ask previously mentioned fraternity for an extension cord because our's just simply was not long enough! None of the above issues were anything that I would have expected to be in my job description, but like I said - life happens! But no worries - we were so excited to finally be in the midst of our huge Recruitment event, with such a great team, and as always, me and Hillary's coordinating outfits...which, let's be honest, are now a staple. =) Nothing could get us down!
After our ceremonies were over, Alison called Beth Martin Langford - Kappa Delta National President - and put her on speakerphone to speak with all of the girls, and it was such an incredible moment for her to speak to all the collegians and our team about sisterhood and how thankful she was for everyone's hard work in Iowa - needless to say, there wasn't a single dry eye in the room! And of course, we took LOTS of pictures!
Left to right: The Mizzou collegians, Me and Hillary unable to hold back tears of joy, and our initiated members at Sigma Sigma
Our preference ceremonies were Sunday morning, and we hosted our Bid Day celebration that evening, welcoming a huge group of beautiful young women into our Kappa Delta sisterhood!
thank you to Jack McKinney for building our amazing letters and to the Mizzou women for painting them!
There was so much joy surrounding the house that day, I just cannot even describe it! I had the most ridiculous smile on my face all night long, and I kept saying I was so excited, SO EXCITED! One of the girls asked if I was excited enough to do a cartwheel, and I just couldn't turn her down....
pardon my bad form....there is a reason I'm a consultant, not a gymnast
And of course we had to teach them how to "throw what they know!"