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Save the Date for our 88th national convention!

June 20-23, 2018

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

 

  • More information about the hotel's recent renovation, golf courses (home to the PGA's annual championship each May) and local attractions are available by clicking here.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach is accessible from the Jacksonville, Florida airport and is also only about 25 miles from historic Saint Augustine, America's oldest city

Specifics details on the convention schedule, as well as travel and allowance information, will be available in late 2017.

For questions regarding the convention, please contact Gina Farrar, meeting and events specialist, at gfarrar@sigmakappa.org, or at 317-381-5511.

Day of Service

 

Day of Service: April 1

Service and philanthropy are very important to Sigma Kappa, and it is important for our members to continue to find ways to positively impact our communities. By encouraging our members to get involved in daily acts of service, we can change the world for the better. To support our value of service, we are excited to announce our upcoming inaugural Day of Service on April 1!

 

How To Get Involved

 

Projects completed on the Day of Service can be anything you choose – whether it supports one of our philanthropic partners or supports another that has meaning to your chapter or you as an individual.

 

What To Do

 

More information will be updated in the coming weeks, so check back often to learn more about how we recommend you get involved in the Day of Service in your local community!

 


Helpful Links

National Options
 
Doing Good Together Link
Habitat for Humanity Link
American Red Cross Link
All for Good Link
VolunteerMatch Link
Location Specific
 
Atlanta Link
Boston Cares Link
Boston Volunteer Link
Chicago Cares Link
Desert Volunteer Connect Link
HandsOn Bay Area Link
IndyHub Link
Jacksonville Link
Jersey Cares Link
New York Cares Link
NYC Service Link
Serve Philadelphia Link
Volunteer Houston Link
Volunteer Phoenix Link
 

 

PR Toolkit

Day of Service Logos Zip File
Helpful Hints for Taking Good Photos and Videos  PDF
Media Alert Template Word
Press Release Template Word
Tips for Press Release and Media Alert PDF

 

 

National Volunteer Development Weekend

WHO: National officers, advisory board supervisors and recruitment supervisors

WHEN:

 

 

 

Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25, 2017

Please land by 4:00 p.m., and plan to leave after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Recruitment supervisors can plan to leave after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.Registration will open at 2:00 p.m. There is a meet and greet scheduled for volunteer directors beginning at 4:00 p.m. Directors should plan to arrive with enough time to attend. The meeting will begin for all other attendees at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency DFW, 2334 N. International Parkway, DFW Airport, Dallas, TX, 75261

REGISTRATION:

Registration will open on Saturday, April 15, and closes on Monday, May 15. All registration (including hotel fees) and travel fees will be paid by the national organization. The link to register will be emailed to attendees on Saturday, April 15. It will also be posted here once registration opens!

TRAVEL:
 

 

 


 

For those planning to fly to NVDW, please book your flight through Canyon Creek Travel by clicking here (keep link). Because the conference hotel is located within the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), please book flights in and out of that airport. If you choose to book a flight in and out of the Dallas Love Field Airport, you will be responsible for any shuttle fees. All travel for the NVDW must be booked by May 31. 

For those planning to drive to NVDW, complimentary self-parking will be offered during the weekend. 

For complete travel, ground transportation and hotel information, click here!

ABSs and RSs:

The cost of ABS and RS travel is to be covered by the collegiate chapter you supervise. Please work with the chapter for reimbursement of your flight/driving expense.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend?

This weekend will provide educational experiences to help develop skills that will assist you professionally and as a volunteer. It will be a fun, upbeat weekend of sisterhood, skill development and team/district training.

 

Is there a cost to attend?

There is no cost to the individual volunteer. Registration fees for all attendees are being paid by the national organization.

 

What if I can’t attend?

Following the weekend, general educational content will be available online to provide post-weekend information and support for attendees.

If you are unable to attend, please let your national council supervisor, volunteer team director or CDD know as soon as possible. She will make sure you receive any updates or information shared during your team and/or district training time.

 

What will I learn?

This weekend will be a combination of relevant personal skill development and intentional time with your volunteer and district teams! Keynote sessions throughout the weekend will focus on four different areas: multi-generational communication, broad understanding of current mental health issues, conflict management communication skills and organizational updates, including the new strategic plan.

Time has been allotted for both area-specific volunteer teams as well as district volunteer teams to meet.

During team and district meeting time, you will have the opportunity to continue those conversations in addition to focusing on relevant training and development for your specific responsibilities.

 

Additional details:

Additional details including shuttle information, what to wear and the final agenda of events will be provided to attendees after registration closes. 

Regional Leadership Conference

The 2016 regional leadership conferences (RLCs) were again hosted in five cities across the country! Each chapter was able to select which RLC they attended based on the location and dates. All the RLCs were held in airport “hub” cities to make travel easier for those chapter needing to fly.

  • Northeast Region - Newark Liberty Airport Marriott
  • South Central Region - Hyatt Regency DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth Airport)
  • West Central Region - Los Angeles Airport Marriott
  • Midwest Region - Chicago Marriott O'Hare
  • Southeast Region - Atlanta Airport Marriott


The RLCs  continue to provide leadership development for all collegiate executive council officers and social chairmen on an annual basis. The following collegiate officers were required to attend the RLCs: 

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of Programming
  • Vice President of Alumnae Relations
  • Vice President of Communication
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Membership
  • Vice President of New Member Education
  • Vice President of Philanthropic Service
  • Vice President of Scholarship
  • Panhellenic Delegate
  • Social Chairman

 

More information about the RLCs is available by contacting: 

  • Gina Farrar, meeting and events specialist, for all travel and registration questions, at gfarrar@sigmakappa.org
  • Mary Phillips, director of educational programs, for content and all other questions, at mphillips@sigmakappa.org