2017 EXPERIENCE KAPPA DELTA More than 900 Kappa Deltas and guests gathered June 28-July 1 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix for the sorority's 62nd Biennial National Convention. The theme, Experience Kappa Delta, was a call to action: Come and experience Kappa Delta's national sisterhood. Experience the sorority's traditions and pageantry. Embrace KD's past. Influence its future. Explore a new place, new ideas. Discover things about Kappa Delta, the world and yourself. Develop your leadership skills. Seek support. Build your confidence. Be inspired. Let the convention experience be your call to action on your campus or in your community. The historic Arizona Biltmore provided the perfect backdrop for Kappa Delta's Ritual and pageantry, including the traditional Parade of Flags at the opening business session. Over the course of three business meetings, convention delegates voted on amendments to the National Bylaws and elected the 2017-2019 National Council. Meet the women who are leading Kappa Delta on pages 34-37. Click here in the digital edition of the Angelos or go to vimeo.com/220817392 to view the Experience Kappa Delta video There was time for fun, too, such as exploring the picturesque property, making new friends at meet-and-greet events, reconnecting with sisters at reunions, attending the lunches and dinners, shopping in the KD Boutique, visiting vendor booths and more! CONVENTION PHOTOS Most of the convention photos featured in this issue are courtesy of Digital Pix. Hundreds of convention photos are available for you to view and purchase at dpcpix. zenfolio.com/KappaDelta2017. Enter password: experience. Dynamic speakers challenged convention attendees to push beyond comfort zones to experience better lives. The first general session featured a panel of KD entrepreneurs who shared their stories of hard work and perseverance to become successful in their businesses. Among the take-aways: Believe in yourself. Never give up. Find someone who is doing what you want to do and learn from them. Justin Jones-Fosu, a member of Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity and a CAMPUSPEAK favorite, led a fast-paced, energetic and fun session that delivered a serious message. He spoke on diversity, being open and respecting others despite differences. Lisa Nichols, founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses Inc., shared her story of evolving from a struggling, single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Lisa, who has appeared on national TV shows including Oprah, Steve Harvey and the Today Show, interacted with the KD audience, encouraging them to say "Yes!" to their dreams. She said, "The greatest things in life are grown from gratitude." Convention also provided nearly a dozen breakout and member experience sessions geared toward leadership development, building personal confidence and learning best practices for chapters.
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