Monday, July 18, 2011

Southeast Regional Conference-Louisville, Kentucky

I just returned from the SE Regional Conference last night and I'm still floating three feet off the ground. The week was truly magical!

It began with pre-conference training as Psi State President. The new SE presidents worked diligently and bonded during the two and a half day training. Psi State members were seen in many capacities during the conference and were stand-outs! We had many members from our state to attend a SER conference for the first time!! I was so proud to see so many step out of their chapters to see the bigger picture of DKG.

 The conference keynote speakers were inspiring, especially Tori McClure, author of A Pearl in the Storm. She was mesmerizing to say the least. Our state luncheon was well attended and we felt at home as the room was transformed to look like we stepped into a little slice of Georgia. One of the moments that will forever make me smile...the "Georgia Peaches" gave the 2015 SE Regional Conference invitation. Our state members looked adorable in their t-shirts and sang "Georgia on My Mind" led by Page Loyd, lovely Gail Ford flounced around dressed as Scarlett, while I read an invitation poem that Gail created for us!

The week ended with the Presidents' banquet. Not only was it an honor to represent Psi State as your president, I was so proud to see so many Psi State sisters at the banquet sharing this special evening together.

Now on to the next time we meet. For state leadership members we will soon gather for Planning Day in Macon on July 30th. August 20th we will have a Leadership Institute in Macon featuring Carolyn Pittman. (See the Psi State News online for details.) I hope to see you at the first Executive Board Meeting of the biennium Sept. 24 in Macon!!

1 comment:

Gail said...

I agree! It was wonderful having so many first timers at SER! I am looking forward to more members attending meetings beyond chapter level! The new look of Psi State's Executive Board meetings is appealing and forward moving for ALL members! Let's get the "buzz" on and bring members to Executive Board in September!

It is my hope that Psi State sisters take advantage of the Saturday Leadership Institute on August 20. Carolyn Pittman is someone you do NOT want to miss! So, sisters, load the cars and drive in for this Leadership Institute!

The online Go to Meeting was wonderful! Psi State is truly "Forward Moving and Forward Tninking!