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.