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February 13, 2007

ADPi Traveling Leadership Consultant

On Tuesday, February 6, the Alpha Delta Pi Traveling Leadership Consultant visited our Beta Eta chapter to rank our house as a whole and provide advice for each individual officer. Originally from San Diego, California, Jackie travels across the country to visit national ADPi houses and offer her extensive knowledge and guidance.

Throughout the week, officers interviewed with Jackie to discuss the chapter's strengths and weaknesses. I spoke with her for about an hour and walked out of the meeting feeling completely overwhelmed. As VP Finance, I was not aware of many tasks for which I am responsible. Apparently, I am required to update the officer budgets by entering expense/reimbursement forms in Quickbooks; moreover, I am supposed to print off these revised budgets and hand them to each officer. With a large chapter such as ours, this is a tedious task. Additionally, I failed to follow a few COB rules. These rules include specifications of standards procedures for dues collections, charging for date parties, and certain aspects of the budget.

Despite these negative comments, Jackie was extremely helpful. She made sure to point out our strongpoints and provide positive advice for the future. I hope every other officer got just as much out of her visit as I did. I think we all learned at least one thing: We need to know our bylaws and Chapter Operations Book like the back of our hands.

On Friday, February 16, Jackie will visit our house once more, as she will be attending the formal dinner. This weekend, many of our ADPi Beta Eta officers will be traveling to Ypsilant to attend the annual District Leadership Conference.

Posted by shillaik at February 13, 2007 10:50 AM


I think when each of us met with Jackie, we learned several things that could be done differently. Changing what many of our sisters are used to will be difficult, but this will be a great opportunity to make the Beta Eta chapter one of the most outstanding chapters across the U.S.. Let's face it, there's no reason we shouldn't be!!

<>love, Becky Brewer

Posted by: rlbrewer at February 16, 2007 02:42 AM

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