Zoe Gertner, Beta Upsilon Chapter
2014-15 Educational Leadership Consultant
Throughout my year on the road, I've had the incredible opportunity to visit chapters of all different sizes and "ages"! Most recently I have spent time with Tau Chapter at University of Minnesota and
Phi Delta Chapter at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
|Tau Chapter '80s-themed sisterhood!|
Tau Chapter was founded in 1912 and has the submotto Teme meaning "honor", and Phi Delta Chapter was recently re-installed in December 2014 with the submotto Friendship - Dignity. While the women I spent time with at these two chapters have had different chapter experiences, the one thing that rings true to both groups is a strong love and passion for our fraternity.
Throughout my visit in Minneapolis, I was able to experience my first Big 10 basketball game, my first trip to Mall of America, and my first time going to Sky Zone trampoline park! It was a week full of firsts. We had a blast and in just a few short days, I could tell just how much the women of Tau Chapter love spending time with each other.
My visit in Milwaukee revolved around three extremely important things: food, coffee, and movies. I got to try a lot of the local restaurants including Cafe Hollander and Screaming Tuna. Also, I went to Collectivo (literally every day) and had the best coffee of my life. Over the weekend Jes, Rebecca, Emily and I went to the movies to see The Duff during which we laughed until we cried and smiled until our cheeks hurt. I felt right at home with Phi Delta Chapter and had so much fun getting to know their sisterhood!
|Phi Delta Chapter|
These Phi Delta women have their first-ever formal recruitment as a chapter starting this week. Their recruitment events (planned by VPMR Mackenzie) are travel-themed and super cute! I am positive that their strong love for AOII will shine through and bring them an exceptional group of new members!