Convention 2013 Recap
August 20, 2013
Convention 2013 in beautiful Minneapolis was by far the biggest DLP has ever hosted! In case you missed it (or in case you forgot), here are a few highlights:
- New theme – we ended our “Building Brotherhood Starts With You” theme and replaced it with “A Lifelong Journey.” It is our goal that colonies, chapters, and LAAs emphasize that Brotherhood truly is a lifelong endeavor – something that absolutely does not end once you graduate. Look for DLP’s marketing materials to reflect the new theme over the next year!
- New Merchandise – DLP expanded it’s merchandise offerings, unveiling new items at Convention, including Centaur polos, DLP Fit athletic tees, window clings, and the super-popular Tartan Ties. These items will be made available on the DLP Store soon!!
- New Programming – DLP offered new items in the schedule this year, including DLP Fit running & work-outs and Unconference Sessions, which gave attendees the opportunity to have a workshop on what they would like to discuss. As we continue to develop new programming at DLP events, look for more offerings in the future.
- Convention Guest Speaker – We were honored to have Monica Meyer, Executive Director of OutFront Minnesota, as this year’s guest speaker during the Convention Banquet on Saturday night. She provided inspiring words from her experiences and a great deal of appreciation for the work that DLP does.
- Awards – A big congrats to the TCNJ Colony for winning Colony of the Year, Psi Chapter for winning Chapter of the Year, and the Heartland Alumni Association for winning LAA of the Year!! Also, major kudos goes to Br. Oscar Beltran for winning the coveted Centaur All-Star of the Year award! All Fraternity Office staff awards, DLPAA awards, and other award results can all be found on Confluence!
- Business – Our delegates came together once again this year and made a great deal of progress on topics that will shape the Fraternity over the next year. Full details pertaining to those resolutions will be sent to our members from the Board of Directors.
- Convention 2014 – will be held in sunny Tampa, FL! More details will be forthcoming. Hope to see you there!