Held every two years, 2012 saw Pittsburg as the host of 58th Delta Chi International Convention, which took place from August 1-5. As the largest and most important meeting for our fraternity, the convention provides chapters the opportunity to voice their opinions in regards to the laws that constitute Delta Chi.
As attendees, they not only had the chance to represent our chapter, but were also able to vote on proposed changes to the Delta Chi Law.
Additionally, the gathering gave our brothers the opportunity to establish dialogue with the main officers of the fraternity, and to discuss some of the issues pertaining our particular chapter. More specifically, they were able to share some thoughts about the future of our chapter.
One of such officers was Aaron Otto, who was elected “DD” for the overall fraternity during the occasion. Otto had previously served as regent for our region (region IV), and will now work as the new International Treasurer for the fraternity.
Brother Flanagan was glad to see the functioning of the fraternity at large and to have being given the chance to participate and vote for motions regarding Delta Chi Law. He was excited to act at the highest hierarchical level for active members. “It is as high as it gets,” he explained.
“We got some good advice from them and discussed the right path which we have to follow,” Flanagan said.
Throughout the week, our brothers gained some valuable information for improving on chapter management Out of all the sessions they attended; Conger said there are two things that stuck with him the most. “How to make Board of Standards more effective, and make lessons stick in people’s mind,” Conger said.
Upon their return, our brothers brought home the Award of Excellence and gave some more details about the eventful trip. Luggage and travel problems aside, they made it clear that we are taking big steps in the right direction.