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National Convention

NATIONAL CONVENTION 2016: BEYOND ME, EMPOWERING US

July 28 - 31, 2016 | Dallas, Texas
 

We are excited to announce Beyond Me, Empowering Us as this years theme. Make sure you mark your calendars and begin your convention preparation. Make sure to check out EmpowerNet for resources on how to budget and tips on writing proposals. Check back regularly for more information and for registration information! Other Convention details can be found below: 

Convention Dates for Delegates: Thurs., July 28 - Sun., July 31, 2016
Hotel Name and Address: Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, 2334 International Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75261
Registration Fee: $350 per delegate
Hotel Room Cost: $139/night (up to quadruple occupancy) 
Check-in: Thurs., July 28th 2 p.m. CST - 6:30 p.m. CST
Convention Opening Ceremony: Thurs., July 28 at 7:00 p.m. CST
Convention Events End: Sat., July 30, Closing Banquet tentatively ends 10:00 p.m. CST
Dress Code: Business Casual/Ritual Attire/Semi-Formal
*Banquet Only Tickets: $75 per ticket, Sat., July 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

CONVENTION REGISTRATION (for members only) | CONVENTION HOTEL RESERVATION


Convention and Hotel Registration opens April 1, 2016. All delegates must be registered by May 15, 2016. All payments due by June 1, 2016. Hotel rooms must be booked by June 24, 2016. Banquet only tickets are available for non-delegates at $75 per ticket, please contact Karen Hanes for ticket information and payment at karen@sigmalambdagamma.com. 

Chapters/Alumnae Associations must be in good standing by July 1, 2016 in order to be eligible to vote at Convention. Good standing includes collegiate academic requirements, up-to-date paperwork and fees (no outstanding balances or paperwork), and regional and national compliance of policies and procedures. Below is a tentative Convention schedule. 

*Contact Karen Hanes at karen@sigmalambdagamma.com for banquet ticket information. 

 

MICHELLE GUOBADIA - KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT


We are pleased to announce Michelle Guobadia as this year's keynote speaker. Michelle is a 2000 initiate of the Chi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is an outspoken advocate for Greek Life and challenges everyone around her to “TRY HARDER” and “DO BETTER.” Please help us welcome Michelle to this year’s National Convention!


 


 



AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT


SLG is excited to announce that American Heart Association (AHA) will join us at this years National Convention. We are pleased to announce Veronica Sanchez as the speaker, who will be speaking in three of our Educational Blocks on Saturday. Read more about Veronica below:
Veronica Sanchez is a mother of four and a grandmother of nine who suffered two heart attacks within a 12-hour period and underwent open-heart surgery in the Fall of 2011. She left corporate America after a 16 plus year career in Finance and Banking at JPMorgan Chase and Iberia Bank to fulfill her passion and personal mission to Educate, Equip and Empower women regarding their cardiovascular health. This was a life-changing event and wake up call for her.
She is one of the founding members of the Latina Leadership Circle and is a National Spokeswoman for the American Heart Association where she advocates on behalf of women. Veronica Sanchez is currently the Director of Health Equity at the American Heart Association covering Houston and the Greater Gulf Coast Region where she serves the community creating a culture of health.

 



ALUMNI SOCIAL: NETWORKING, SOCIALIZING, BOWLING, & DANCING

 

Sigma Lambda Beta Alumni | Sigma Lambda Gamma Alumnae

Friday, July 29th @ 6 P.M | $50
 

National Convention 2016 along with BetaCon 2016 will have an alumni ONLY networking social and dance. As an add-on event, the cost to participate is $50, which includes activities at two locations as well as transportation. Guests will enjoy private transportation to and from all events. Shuttle bus departure from convention hotel is approximately 6:00 p.m. First stop includes Main Event for food, bowling, and laser tag. 9:00 p.m. is anticipated return to hotel with departure for salsa/bachata dancing at Maracas Restaurant in downtown Dallas at 10:00 p.m.
Please contact Mandy at mandy@sigmalambdagamma.com for more information and payment inquiries.


 


SLB & SLG STROLL-OFF COMPETITION 



 

SLB and SLG welcomes delegates and convention attendees to participate in the annual Stroll-Off Competition held as a joint convention activity. Please review the Stroll-Off Competition Rules & Regulations for details and member eligibility.

  • WHO: SLB & SLG Convention Delegates or Convention Attendees
  • WHEN: Friday, July 29th at 9:00 p.m.
  • REGISTRATION EXTENSION: July 24, 2016

Please contact Director of Engagement, Jessica Torres Estrada, for more information at jessica@sigmalambdagamma.com.


 

ON-SITE VENDORS 


We are pleased to announce the on-site vendors that will be available at this years National Convention. Be ready to browse and purchase all the merchandise and paraphernalia you want for yourself, your Gamma family, or significant other!
Contact Director of Engagement, Jessica Torres Estrada, for specific questions at jessica@sigmalambdagamma.com.





TENTATIVE CONVENTION SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28th

2:00 p.m. Participant Check-In Until 6:30 p.m.
Attendance: All Delegates 
3:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In Begins
5:00 p.m. NBOD Candidates Meeting
Attendance: NBOD Candidates, ED, Chairwoman
7:00 p.m. Convention Welcome Program with Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Attendance: All Delegates
8:00 p.m.  Sisterhood Experience (Must be in Ritual Attire, NO EXCEPTIONS)
Attendance: All Delegates 
9:30 p.m. Ritual - Omega (Must be in Ritual Attire, NO EXCEPTIONS)
Attendance: All Initiated Sisters

FRIDAY, JULY 29th

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Participant Check-In
Attendance: All Delegates who did not check in Thursdau
9:00 a.m. Sigma Lambda Gamma Convention Business Meeting Session 1
Attendance: All Delegates, NBOD, RDs, HQ Staff

Business Meetings Session 1 will include: TBD
a) National Board of Directors Report: State of the Sorority
b) SLG Educational Foundation Report 
c) Headquarters Report 
d) Presentation of Candidates for 2016-2018 National Board of Directors 
e) Elections 
12:30 p.m. Lunch - On your own
Attendance: All Delegates
2:00 p.m.  Sigma Lambda Gamma Convention Business Meeting Session II
Attendance: All Delegates, NBOD, RDs, HQ Staff, 

Business Meeting Session II will include: 
a) Proposal 
b) Resoluations
7:00 p.m. Alumni Event - Joint with SLB - off site (separate registration required)
8:30 p.m.  Stroll Competition with Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Attendance: All delegates are guaranteed seating before 8:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 30th

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Business Meeting Part III (TBD) 
Attendance: All Delegates
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Opening General Session: Michelle Guobadia
Attendance: All Delegates
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Education Program Block I
Attendance: All Delegates
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Recognition Luncheon
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Banquet Ticket Pick-Up
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Education Program Block II 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Education Program Block III
6:00 p.m. Education Foundation Reception 
7:30 p.m. Closing Awards Banquet and Dance with Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity
Attendance: All Registered Delegates

SUNDAY, JULY 31th

10:00 a.m. Collegiate Representative Committee Training
Attendance: CRC members, ED, CRC Advisor 
12:00 p.m. Hotel Check-Out
Safe travels Sisters!


 



Check out pictures from our previous convention. 
  


  


Award Luncheon
  


   


SLG/SLB 2014 Stroll Competition

  

  


SLGEF Panther Dash

  

  


Banquet

  

  


Honoring Mary Peterson