Although only a few of us attended District Leadership Convention this year, DLC was an extremely enjoyable and instructional event for those of us who attended. Having never been myself, as this is my first year being and active Brother, I had no idea what to expect from DLC, nor how much fun it truly would be.
Upon arriving, the group of us from the Psi Chapter met with Brothers and Sisters from other chapters, and slowly started to make friends. We partook in the various “ice-breaker” activities that night, such as a giant game of Twister, guessing celebrities, and more. The following day was a day of service, bonding, and Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Our service projects included organizing the uniform closet, painting stands, and cleaning the practice rooms.
After such a day of fulfillment and purpose, all of the Brothers and Sisters were energized and spirited. Much of the day was also spent in workshops, learning about leadership and how better to communicated within our chapters. This knowledge was invaluable, in that it pointed out what the true qualities of leadership are, and reminded us how better to fulfill the purposes we swore to uphold when we became Brothers and Sisters.
DLC was not just a learning tool for all of those who attended, but rather a beautiful bond that brought us all together as chapters, and as a district of talented, wonderful people. Having never been to one before, and having been only a candidate at Western District Convention last year, I knew very little District people, and had no idea yet what goes into being a successful chapter.
Being a successful chapter doesn’t mean you have a high attendance rate or a large amount of members. Being a successful chapter doesn’t mean you hang out with your brothers a lot and proudly wear your letters all the time. Being a successful chapter is doing all of this, while always remembering the purposes of the fraternity or sorority, and always striving for the highest. After DLC this year, I plan to always strive for the highest.