Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Travel Plans Released!

Chapters were assigned to the consultants on Monday. Yes, this has been the moment we’ve been waiting for this entire time!  Since we’ve accepted the position, the first question anyone would ask would be, “so where will you be going?”  It will be nice to give a definite answer now!  It was overwhelming not to know to which chapters we would be assigned since there are so many possibilities!

 Alpha Sigma Tau chapter locations nationwide

Even though we were very impatient and eager to hear where we were placed, Headquarters staff didn’t tell us until the third week of our 3-week training session.  Looking back, it was a wise and considerate decision. At our first session at the Fraternity Executive Association Conference, we learned the Who of the business. Our first training week at Headquarters, we learned the What.  Last week, we learned the How and Why. And this week, we learned the Where and When.  Though we so desperately wanted to find out the Where and When before any of the Who, What, How and Why, it’s helpful we were prepared with some tools before feeling the hefty pressure of travel plans.

So here are my Fall 2011 travel plans in chronological order of the chapter’s visit:  (drumroll, please)

Epsilon Mu Colony at SUNY University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY
Iota Chapter at Emporia University in Emporia, KS
Delta Psi Chapter at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO
Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Embry Riddle Aeronautic University in Prescott, AZ
Gamma Upsilon Chapter at California State University- Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA
Delta Chi Chapter at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN
Epsilon Eta Chapter at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX
Beta Theta Chapter at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX
Epsilon Beta Chapter at University of Texas- Pan American in Edinburg, TX
Beta Phi Chapter at California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA

 To follow me on my travels, follow the rainbow beginning in Buffalo, NY

These locations made quite the travel schedule, and I am traveling on the road for about five or six weeks straight with one day off in Arizona.  Right now, my plan for that day off is to see the Grand Canyon, but who knows—I might be so exhausted all I will want to do is sleep!

Now that we all have our locations assigned to us, we have been contacting chapter presidents this week and reading past chapter reports to see what topics and goals we will be following up with the members.  I’m looking forward to these visits and am equally excited for each. My reasons for wanting to go to the chapters may vary, but I am eager to see what great women are at these schools.  I am sure they are the movers and shakers of the modern world and the next leaders of tomorrow.  It will be an honor to work with them.

P.S. Props to anyone who makes travel plans on a regular basis. It’s definitely not as easy as it seems!

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