Friday, October 12, 2007

Because I obviously don't have enough to do...

Earlier this year I decided to join the local alumnae group for the sorority I was part of in college. Sometime after the first meeting I was contacted by the president and asked if I would be their delegate to the local alumnae panhellenic council. Sure, sounds like fun -- get to meet other women, stay involved in the greek organization, etc, etc. Wednesday night was the first meeting and it went well. I'm quite happy with my position.

However, at the beginning of the meeting, they went over recruitment numbers for each chapter at each of the local colleges. I looked at the numbers for my old collegiate chapter and was shocked --- they weren't good. I was never the crazed sorority girl that ate, lived and breathed greek life, but the sorority was something I really enjoyed being apart of and was where I met my 2 best friends. Hard to put a price-tag on something like that. After speaking with several panhellenic reps from the school, I realized that the house could really use some help. Yesterday I fired off an email to the alumnae president asking how I can get involved.

After several emails back and forth, I'm now in contact with the main alumnae advisor for my old collegiate chapter and am on my way to becoming a chapter advisor in some capacity or other. Sure, I have a lot of other things going on in my life, but the idea being able to help the house and work with the current collegiate members one-on-one is pretty exciting to me. I know I could have sat back and just said "eh, not my problem", but if everyone did that, well, nothing would get done. And I would hate to see the chapter I loved so much in college eventually have to shut down because no one bothered to step in and help when it was needed. I'm nervous, but also excited to see how the next few weeks progress with this and can't wait to start lending my assistance.

9 comments:

Nanette said...

That's great! I'm sure you'll get those numbers up in no time!

Mrs. Shorty Cake said...

Dude, those girls would be so lucky to have you as their chapter advisor! :) I also met one of my bff's in sorority, so I understand how you feel :)

dapotato said...

you've got such a great [amber] attitude! they are lucky to have you. :)

wan-nabe said...

they won't know how they managed without you, m'dear!

R said...

I am oblivious to greek life except for the parties I attended at my friend's college. Regardless, I know that once you get involved in something you see it through. Good luck with helping them out. Looking forward to hearing about the journey. :)

alyssa said...

Sounds fun! It'll keep you busy, but sounds like you had a great experience in college and those girls need you :)

10yearstogether said...

If amyome cam attract more rushees, it would be you. I thimk you'll do great - GL Amber!

Trisha said...

Sounds like a perfect job for someone as friendly and sweet as you! Oh, and if you feel like you want to load yourself up with more alumnae activities, let me know -- it's not for sororities, but the university as a whole.

Kate said...

I don't think I'm allowed to be an alumni advisor.....most of my closest friends (me included) have been blacklisted from our sorority....my best friend's not allowed in the house till 2010 (I think)