Starting in May I will be the new Chapter advisor for the Rho chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority in Iowa City. No it is not a new job, but a new volunteer commitment. Gamma Phi Beta was a large part of my college experience. I served in many leadership roles including President and met some of my best friends (sisters) through it. It gave me leadership experience, brought out the best in me, and was incredibly fun.
The mission of Gamma Phi is to "Inspire the highest type of womanhood." The values of the sorority are the 4 L's. Love. Labor. Learning. Loyalty. I deeply believe in bringing young, strong woman together to work toward this mission using these values. It is why I adore Gamma Phi so much and continue to give my time to the organization.
I have been an advisor in many different capacities since I graduated but I will now will oversee all aspects and other advisors for this chapter. I have started attending meetings and getting to know the women and am very excited to give my time to help their chapter grow. This past weekend I went to Dallas for The Academy, which is a Gamma Phi Beta leadership institute for all Chapter Advisors and presidents. I had an awesome time networking, learning, and spending time with my sisters from around the nation. I didn't take that many photos but below are a few shots from my phone.
Photos below include: my vintage Gamma Phi Beta badge that was given to me when I was president (it's from 1938), a huge pajama party with everyone in attendance, and a tiara I won for having a group that came up with the best cheer (typical).