Convention 2016 Recap

July 30, 2016

Over 125 people attended the 27th Annual Convention of Delta Lambda Phi in Austin, TX! Several more members were registered to attend, but a computer-systems glitch by Southwest Airlines grounded many planes and forced several Brothers to cancel their plans. Needless to say, by the end of the weekend, many people were checking to make sure they weren’t “Southwested!”

Convention 2016 was held July 21-25, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown. Along with the return of several popular events, like the Alumni Happy Hour, Talent Show, and confidential HIV testing, several new events took place, including an ice cream social.

We were pleased to have Justin Sayre, actor, writer, and comedian, as our Keynote Speaker during the Saturday evening Banquet. His remarks offered comedy and inspiration to the audience. The Banquet also centered on honoring the service by Br. Jeffrey M. Thompson, who has served as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the past 6 years.

Awards given this year included:

Fraternity Office Staff Awards

Rising Star Award

  • Zach Ozbun, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Adam Conrad, Eastern Regional Director

Golden Centaur Award

  • Julian Casillas, Chief Alumni Services Officer

Standards of Excellence Awards

Award of Excellence in Fundraising: Xi Chapter

Award of Excellence in Academic Achievement & Scholarship: Georgia State University

Award of Excellence in Philanthropy: Alpha Delta Chapter

Award of Excellence in Community Service: Xi Chapter

Most-Improved Chapter: Delta Chapter

Alumni Association Awards

Yellow Rose Award: Eric Van Sant

LAA of the Year

Heartland Alumni Association

Colony of the Year

Georgia State University Colony

Chapter of the Year

Chi Chapter – East Lansing, MI

Trustee Awards

Award of Distinguished Service: Cory Molner

Founders Award: Eric Van Sant

Convention Business Meeting accomplishments included passing symbols that correspond with our values, passing an update to the official DLP flag, removing community charters, bestowing lifetime Board membership to Br. Jeffrey Thompson (following his service as Immediate Past Trustee), and others.

We can’t wait to see everyone next year in OTTAWA, ON for Convention 2017! This will be our first international Convention! Make sure you have your passports and join us in Canada!