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
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!