Are you interested in a rewarding, short-term volunteer role that combines a weekend of sisterhood with the ability to use your professional skills? We have two exciting convention volunteer opportunities to share!
Every two years, Alpha Chi Omega hosts a national convention – an event to celebrate the accomplishments of the past biennium, to conduct the Fraternity’s business and to provide education to our members. During the weekend event, sisters from across the country gather to vote on the Fraternity’s business at two national chapter meetings. In preparing for and conducting those meetings, the Fraternity is seeking a parliamentarian and secretary for the proceedings at the 61st National Convention in Bellevue, Washington, July 8-10, 2022.
These two volunteer roles are appointed by the National Council, and we need your assistance in identifying sisters who are interested in serving! Qualified parliamentarian candidates should be registered parliamentarians or experts in parliamentary procedure; qualified secretary candidates should have experience as a secretary for national business meetings.
“It is an honor to utilize your parliamentary credentials on behalf of Alpha Chi Omega,” says Susan Wilson (Beta Lambda, University of Arizona), who volunteered at the 2016 and 2018 conventions. “If you are detail-oriented and embrace the concepts of Robert’s Rules of Order, volunteering as the Alpha Chi Omega parliamentarian is a rewarding position of service to the Fraternity.”
Kathy Butkiewicz (Alpha Chi, Butler University), who served at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 conventions, agrees how worthwhile volunteering can be. She says, “If you have a passion for Alpha Chi Omega heritage and convention – and a sharp eye for documents and details – consider the convention secretary role. Preparing for the event gives you insight into the years of strategy, planning and communication that go into its framework. Recording the convention proceedings offers the privilege of participating in Alpha Chi Omega shaping the future. Finally, collecting the documents and composing the minutes for The Heraeum creates a legacy.”
The parliamentarian and secretary will communicate with staff and volunteers while planning and preparing for the meetings; attend virtual trainings in advance of convention; participate in person at convention (arriving by 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8), including public speaking; and follow up post-convention to produce the written minutes of the meeting. Those selected to serve will need to pay a discounted convention registration fee and will be offered a travel and accommodation reimbursement package.
These rewarding, short-term volunteer opportunities give you a chance to let your professional skills shine while serving our sisterhood in a meaningful way! Those interested in serving in either of these volunteer roles should send their resume and a letter of interest to Billi Carson, director of executive operations, by Sunday, November 7.