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BLOG: What You Need to Know About Grand Convention

June 26th, 2019
Filed Under: Grand Convention


by Amanda Wall, Eta Gamma – Austin Peay State University


The Rebrand

In case you have not heard (or missed the fun teasers on social media), Alpha Delta Pi is getting a makeover! We have been working with the always incredible marketing firm, Rhyme & Reason Design, to give ADPi a fresh new look. Check out this blog post to see the Alpha Delta Pi logo throughout the years. We hope you are as excited about the new look as we are! With a new brand comes new swag, so be prepared to get some cute new ADPi gear at Grand Convention!

All the Fun Things!

Casino Night

Immediately after the brand reveal, everyone will head across the hall to enjoy a casino night complete with a magician, balloon man, caricaturist, Elvis impersonator, and fun casino games. Don’t worry, though! We will not be playing with money, so it will be a great time to brush up on your blackjack skills! Be sure to wear your favorite Alpha Delta Pi shirt or stitched letters to this event to celebrate our sisterhood!

Bowling Night

Friday night, there will be a fun sisterhood event at the bowling alley in Red Rock. Alpha Delta Pi has rented out the entire venue and will be providing yummy snacks, so it will be a great time to meet and mingle with sisters even if you aren’t a professional bowler! We are encouraging everyone to wear a shirt showcasing their school or alma mater. Make sure you don’t forget socks for your bowling shoes!

Get Fit with the Foundation

Just because you will be traveling, does not mean you have to stop your workouts. The Alpha Delta Pi Foundation is hosting some workout sessions throughout the convention. There will be a yoga class Friday morning. While the session is currently full, you can sign-up for the waitlist here. If running is more your speed, be sure to check out the marathon meet-up on Saturday morning!

Vendors

You know we cannot have a convention without some fun vendors! Herff Jones will be onsite with their Alpha Delta Pi jewelry items. We also will be hosting a Kendra Scott pop-up shop! There are a few super exciting surprises planned, as well, so be prepared for LOTS of retail therapy!

Grand Council Election & Business Meetings

At Grand Convention, we vote on Grand Council and our bylaws and resolutions. Be sure to head to the Bylaws, Nominations, and Board Governance section on Pride Online to read all the information you need to know to be a well-informed voter!

Adelphean Processional

One of the most celebrated Alpha Delta Pi traditions occurs on Thursday morning. The Adelphean Processional has taken place since the 1941 Convention. Participants must wear all white. Some ideas are featured here on the Alpha Delta Pi Pinterest.

I Don’t Know What to Pack. Help!

For ideas on what to bring on your trip, check out this blog post by Executive Office intern Ellie Marcum!

Viva Las Vegas!

If you want to experience Vegas like a local, be sure to read this blog post by Executive Office intern and Las Vegas native Julie Malonzo.

Convention Video

Watch this super fun video for more information!