By Houa “Manifesto” Vang (Contributing Writer) and Rebekah “Memento” Jaramillo (Staff Writer)
Anna “N*vious” Huang
Anna “N*vious” Huang chartered with her line sisters at the University of Delaware and also graduated in spring 2015. Huang joined Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.’s national headquarters staff as the ritual manager in the fall. As ritual manager, Huang oversees 19 chapters nationwide, making sure they each follow the sisterhood rituals.
Huang attended the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Central Conference from Feb. 8 to 11 in Indianapolis, Ind. The three-day conference brings collegiate fraternity and sorority leaders together from across the country.
AFLV Central is held in conjunction with Delta Phi Lambda’s Midyear Leadership Conference. Midyear informs Delta Phi Lambda’s members about national and individual chapter progress and provides resources and tools for members to be successful, dedicated female leaders.
“I think it’s important to go to AFLV because of the workshop, and it actually helped me learn ways to help or engage chapters to be more aware of the rituals and how to follow it,” she said about the conference.
Huang attended AFLV Central/Midyear as an alumna this year. Her first time was as a collegiate member. Not only did she enjoy the conference because of the workshops, which were very eye-opening, but she said she liked the logistics behind staff involvement with Midyear. She said she saw how integral it is for members to seek tools and resources from national board and headquarters staff. The conference is also an opportunity to network with sisters and other organizations.
She hopes that her involvement opens the floor for members to talk to her anytime regarding rituals. Contact Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary “Vernaciinth” Le
As a sister who recently crossed, Mary “Vernaciinth” Le attended the largest conference of undergraduate fraternity and sorority leaders in the nation, AFLV Central.
“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” she said. “Hearing from other sisters they told me that this would be a good experience to get to know others in the Greek community as well as learn more about leadership skills and other values.”
“Especially as a freshman in college, this conference gave me courage to get out of my comfort zone and not only interact with more people but learn how I can improve as a leader,” Le said.
Not only did this experience allow Le to get out of her comfort zone and improve as a leader, but she was able to meet sisters from different chapters, network with National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) organizations, learn more about the Multicultural Greek Council, and discover more about the greater fraternity and sorority community. She also enjoyed the stroll competition and random strolling throughout the conference.
“Going to AFLV, there are so many things to learn that can help you and your organization to improve as a whole,” Le said. “AFLV gives you a chance to be able to make your own experience of what you want to learn, since the educational blocks that are available are dependent on whether you are interested or not. I had a better understanding of a leader by hearing opinions from different people.”
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