Greek Conference -bkm -dlh

Sarah Rades

The second annual Greek Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. here at Lawrence University. The colleges invited this year are St. Norbert, Ripon, Beloit, Lakeland, Marion, and Carroll.
“There were approximately 39 chapters invited to the conference and 50 plus Lawrence students are signed up to go thus far,” says Megan Popkey, campus activities coordinator. Committee members include Alison Vandenberg, Meghan O’Connor, Danielle Knight, Ellen Jenne, Mary Miller, Jamie Valerius, Justin Gustafson, and O.J. Ambrose.
For those of us not familiar with Greek life, the mission statement for the event is as follows: The Greek Leadership Conference is committed to educating fraternities and sororities beneficial means through which each can reach organizational goals, including new recruitment techniques, improved fundraising and service projects, enhanced organizational skills regarding officer roles and governing, and a creation of Greek pride and sense of unity in the Greek community.
Vandenberg, who with O’Connor co-chairs of the committee, says their tentative schedule begins with the registration/breakfast/mixer from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., with breakfast provided by Sue Ann’s Bagels and Krispy Kreme.
“The Mixer will be Human Bingo and will give the attendees from each of the schools a chance to get to know one another by finding out random facts and introducing themselves to one another,” Vandenberg explains.
After registration, Nancy Truesdell will welcome visitors and Lawrentians, followed by the Officer Breakout Session at eleven.
“The Officer Breakout Sessions will be