A few of our dedicated AAC members!
Their submotto, also just approved by the Executive Board, is Zoun Stin Agapi-'Live in Love'. Thanks to the expertise of one of the colony members whose first language is Greek, they were able to find a translation that fit perfectly! (Thanks Maria!). To prove what a great group they are, I'd like to share that they chose this because they liked that it could be expanded upon in that you can 'Live in Love' with yourself, your sisters and your community. For a group that hasn't been initiated, they really do 'get it', don't they?
Some other awesome things about the colony experience, is that you get to be paired with a 'Twin'! Since they are the first members of the chapter, there is not a chance for them to have official 'Big Sisters'. Recently, we just revealed their 'twins' to them and it was such a great time! The women are so pumped to have a twin and are looking forward to the beginning of a very large 'family tree' with the addition of new members next year!
Thanks to many alumnae in the Network 1 area, they have also all received letters from their 'Panda Pals' telling them about their AOII experience. They have enjoyed reading these and learning about the other AOII chapters and their members!
In merely 11 days the women will be installed as the 191st Chapter of AOII and the 36 colony members of the Beta Upsilon Chapter! I got chills and watery eyes just typing it. Seeing these women since I first arrived on campus in February has been such a heart-warming experience. I am not looking forward to April 15th when I have to say goodbye to them!