Today is our last full day of convention so our business meeting was full. Academic Achievement Awards were first on the list, Zeta Lambda won commendable and with HIGHLY commendable were KAPPA NU, Theta Xi, Iota Iota, Iota Psi, Kappa Omicron, Iota Gamma and Kappa Xi. Our National GPA is a 3.1, WOW!
The Margaret Dunkle Hardy award for most improved GPA went to Delta Pi chapter. And the invitation for convention was extended, the 2012 convention will be at the Louisville International Convention Center. Get ready for your Mint Juleps!
After Laura Ledewig Mauro's last remarks as National President slate was accepted by the convention and National Council was installed. Congrats to Keeley McDonald Riddle the New National President and a Jersey ZETA
Today's lunch was all about giving. Founders Club Recognition was given to 87 chapters and 4 individuals. In our area at the $10,000 level were Zeta Lambda, Theta Xi, Northern NJ, and Iota Psi. At the $50,000 level was Kappa Xi. This year they added a new level the founders club $300,000 level and this was given to Alpha Xi chapter. Great job!!
We also heard from Betty Nguyen our outstanding alumnae award winner. After an alumnae brainstorming session we had free time till the Silver Mardi Gras Ball. Most sisters used this time to either catch up on sleep or to walk around the french quarter.
And then came the big night, SILVER AWARDS!!! What a treat it was that for dessert tonight we were able to experience a Banana's Fosters show, amazing. And then it was time for awards and wow was that amazing for Jersey. We had 5 silver winners, but the one I'm sure every jersey shore sister is most proud of is KAPPA NU, they won their first national silver in Alumnae-Collegiate Relations Award. Kappa Xi won 2nd runner up for Nelly Galloway Shearer Achievement, and Iota Gamma won Standards and Enrichment 2nd runner up. For our Alumnae Northern New Jersey won 2nd runner up Alumnae Public Relations and Mercer-Bucks won Alumnae Chapter Programming award. Congrats to these and all the other winners.
Hi! I'm Heather, current JS President and JS official Delagate. This is my experience at my second Convention.