Last weekend, Alpha Omicron Pi welcomed 71 new sisters and one affiliate into the Lambda Iota Chapter at University California San Diego. These sisters have been bonding together this spring learning all about AOII and its sisterhood.
There is something special about a recolonization…
As a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, I have been through so many stages with these wonderful women. I joined in the fall of 1996 at Sigma Phi Chapter at California State University Northridge. Although I didn’t travel far for college, I wanted to be a part of something that was bigger than I was. Sorority life reminded me of Girl Scouts and AOII was my Black Prince. (those of you who know me will get that reference). My collegiate experience was great although I was not considered a big joiner. I did community service and helped where I was needed; even spent a year living in the AOII house; but ultimately missed out because I never took an office, chaired a committee, or took a little sister.
BUT, I am making up for time lost now. As an alumnae member, I am finding the opportunities to volunteer for AOII are exceed my expectations. I had 5 years as the Las Vegas alumnae chapter president. I chaired and founded the Southern Nevada Alumnae Panhellenic and am completing my last year on the executive board as president. I served as financial advisor for 2 wonderful collegiate chapters (after all numbers are my passion). I am now the network specialist of development for the Lambda Iota chapter at UC San Diego. Lambda Iota is a new colony which is reborn. This weekend is the installation of the chapter after being dormant for some years. Reminds me of the time Black Price was dormant and I brought them back.
Stay tuned for the after post of how installation and rose banquet went.
They always say the first one is the hardest!
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