Happy Thursday; the weekend is almost here! We haven’t had too many updates lately, but a couple of exciting things have occurred for our chapter recently!
A few weeks ago, our President, Alli Kulp, and Vice President of Recruitment, Maddie Fannon, went to the National Delta Phi Epsilon Convention in Miami, Florida! They had a blast and learned so much; we are excited to take on everything new they were taught. With that, we are so humbled to announce that we were named the Best Overall New Chapter Award at the convention! Thank you to everyone who has helped our Gamma Kappa chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon get to where it is now. We could not do it without the support of everyone along the way; past, present, and future!
We are also excited to announce that the dates for Fall Formal Recruitment 2012 have been announced! The dates for Recruitment are… (drum roll, please!):
We are so excited to gain new sisters early in the fall semester!
As for our testimony for today, we have Marci Shafer! Marci graduated this past May and is now a supporting alumna of Delta Phi Epsilon!
Generally, I do believe that people are brought into our lives for a very specific purpose. However, what that purpose may be is sometimes not revealed until much later…and rarely we find that people we once welcomed start to become not so welcome over time.
Ultimately those unhappy realizations are part of life and inevitable, but the bright side to all of it is that we are able to choose who we want to surround ourselves with. Who helps make you good? Who challenges you? Who acknowledges your shortcomings and loves you anyway? Who makes you appreciate life for the blessing that it really is? Most importantly, who makes you BE something instead of SEEM to be something?
The love I’ve found in Delta Phi Epsilon is remarkable and unparalleled. They are the only women in my life who can compare to the love I brought to college with me four years ago from friends at home. The irony of it all is that I spent my whole life without knowing what DPhiE could be for me, and now that I’ve loved these women for a speedy two years, the thought of life without them is seemingly unbearable. In saying that, I am more and more thankful of the lifetime commitment I made to the values of justice, sisterhood, and love as I continue to embark on post-graduation life… because it does confirm that I will never have to find out.
One of the many beautiful things about sisterhood is the history behind it. We had a history together long before Chartering Day, but that purpose wasn’t meant to be revealed until May 1, 2011. Being part of a 95 year old international organization that encourages women to think and act for the greater good is an opportunity that proves itself time and time again to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I have such faith in Fraternity and Sorority Life at Capital University and that there truly is an organization for everyone. I feel like I have chosen the women who make me good, who challenge me, who acknowledge my shortcomings and still love me, and who make me appreciate life for the blessing that it really is. Together our chapter has faced the happiest and most heartbreaking of times. I have laughed, cried, screamed, and been silent with these women. I have served the community, served Capital, and ultimately served myself through DPhiE. I am quite certain that those moments would have not been better spent with anybody else, and I’m even more certain that I could not be prouder of where we began and where we are now. I love you, DPhiE, and was destined for you.