As the plane landed into what seemed like an ominous desert, until you saw the bright light of The Strip, I knew Sigma Kappa National Convention has begun.
When arriving at Green Valley Ranch Resort, where we were staying, we were shocked by how beautiful and large this place was. With a pool, casino, food court, large business meetings, ballrooms, and so much more, we expected convention to be a blast. What we didn’t expect though was how much we were going to get out of it.
Sitting in large business meeting while everyone was practicing Sigma Kappa ritual was a truly unique experience.
Listening to alumna speak during breakout sessions about what they were passionate about through Sigma Kappa, showed that Sigma Kappa really does prepare you for the “Real World” ahead.
Attending banquets each night to honor fellow sisters, signified competition only brought out the best between us.
At these banquets Epsilon Mu was lucky enough to win several awards. The first was for raising the most money out of any Sigma Kappa chapter for The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The next two were for outstanding corporations boards, one of which was the Barbara Fentor’s award for the best corporation board. All these awards truly showed that the success of Epsilon Mu was a group effort, and could not have been done without the work of both collegians and alumna.
Meeting Sigma Kappa’s from across the country and finding common bonds proved that common values really do connect people from far and near.
Before we knew it Sigma Kappa Convention was over, and we were back flying over the ominous desert again. However, I will definitely be back for the next national convention of 2016 in CHICAGO!