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PRESIDENT'S LETTER Sisters, parents, advisers, and friends of Deta Phi Lambda, Thank you for taking the time to look at the 2009-2010 Annual Report for Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. We are excited to include some new metrics this year that give a better idea of our membership size and chapter health, metrics that the National Board will be using for long term strategic planning. This past year was a year of continued growth. We made significant strides in improving our affiliate member education process among our chapters as we welcomed our twelfth chapter into our everlasting sisterhood. At the past Annual Meeting of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors, National Board was able to meet with 75% of our chapter advisers and National Board heard rave reviews of our chapters. Our undergraduates are doing amazing things on their campuses and we hope you will share in their successes. As we reflect on our past and look towards our future, we see that 20102011 promises to be an even better academic year as our strategic planning and foundation establishment get underway. It is our hope that with these new initiatives, more will continue to be involved post graduation because Delta Phi Lambda is not just a college experience, it is a lifelong commitment. On behalf of National Board we would like to thank all of our sisters for their continued dedication, all of our parents for their continued support, and all of our campus advisers and fraternity and sorority life professionals for their continued guidance. By working together for our mission, we are confident that Delta Phi Lambda and its members will continue to achieve greatness in all of our endeavors. In everlasting sisterhood,

Hannah Seoh National President University of Cincinnati, Charter Class 2002


FINANCE REPORT NATIONAL EXPENSES 2008 - 2009 Expansion, $400.90

Fees, $16.00

NATIONAL EXPENSES 2009 - 2010 Expansion, $24.42

Chapter Development, $723.35 DFL Store, $463.92

Professional Development, $3,314.30

Professional Development, $2,791.77 Insurance/ Incorporation, $3,380.00

Insurance/ Incorporation, $4243.00

Manual Training, $426.90 Marketing, $814.90 National Event, $8,141.53

National Event, $6,491.66

Manual Training, $574.76 Marketing, $489.43 NAPA Dues, $200.00

KEY HIGHLIGHTS 2009-2010: $16,524.84 of expenses highlighted in the chart 2008-2009: $15,770.50 of expenses highlighted in the chart • • • •

Addition of NAPA dues as expenses since NAPA implemented dues beginning July 2009 Addition of DFL Store due to purchase of active pins to replenish supply Addition of Chapter Development due to the addition of our 11th and 12th chapter, GVSU and UWF Manual training and marketing percentage has remained stable

Differences between our fiscal year: • Increased insurance/incorporation from 21% to 26% due to increased premium from MJ Insurance • Reduced National Event expenses from 51% to 39% due to reduction in convention spend in 2009 since there were higher than average expenditures for the 10 year anniversary Convention VII in 2008


ASPIRATIONS POINT TOTALS (SEMESTER COMPARISON) ASPIRATION POINT TOTALS

ASPIRATIONS PROGRAM REPORT

8000 7000 6000

Aspirations is a program that National Board created to help track the progress of chapters by monitoring the events each chapter participates in and/or hosts. The program is intended to develop well-rounded chapters. A chapter who excels in their Aspirations submissions reflects an ideal chapter of Delta Phi Lambda, one that operates well and has an effect on their campus and community through cultural and philanthropy events.

5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0

Individual chapter events are tracked through the submission of reports. Each individual report tracks events at each chapter. Event requirements per academic year are as follows (minimum number to be completed): Cultural, 7; Fundraising , 2; Philanthropy, 8; Recruitment, 14; Sisterhood, 15; Social, 4.

ASPIRATIONS POINT TOTALS ASPIRATION POINT TOTALS (CHAPTER COMPARISON) 8000 7000

Spring 2009

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

5525

3265

1695

780

0

0

110

60

GSU

5345

3775

785

1735

UCF

4775

4775

510

435

DP

2910

450

1935

1910

Emory

3935

3865

3250

2080

ISU

1950

100

1435

1735

GT

6415

7605

3410

2165

Purdue

2385

3045

2010

310

LUC

450

295

1085

610

0

0

2860

1685

UC

GVSU

All reports must be submitted using the specified form on Google Documents. No exceptions will be made.

6000 5000

Report point values are as follows: Cultural, 50 points; Fundraising, 50 points; Philanthropy, 50 points; Affiliate Member Education, 50 points; Sisterhood, 75 points; Social, 25 points; Treasury, 50 points; Recruitment, 50 points.

4000

Each chapter must obtain a minimum of 2,875 points a semester to be in good standing. The points must be accumulated with a minimum in each of the following categories: Cultural, 350 points; Fundraising, 100 points; Philanthropy, 400 points; Recruitment, 700 points; Sisterhood, 1125 points; Social, 100 points; Treasury, 100 points.

3000 2000 1000

Chapters may also collect points in the following areas:

0

Purdu LUC GVSU e

UGA

UC

GSU

UCF

DP

Emory

ISU

GT

5525

0

5345

4775

2910

3935

1950

6415

2385

450

0

Spring 2009 3265

0

3775

4775

450

3865

100

7605

3045

295

0

Fall 2008

Fall 2008

UGA

Fall 2009

1695

110

785

510

1935

3250

1435

3410

2010

1085

2860

Spring 2010

780

60

1735

435

1910

2080

1735

2165

310

610

1685

Submission of dues (applies to those that meet the deadline) 100 points Submission of chapter roster using the correct template 50 points Submission of an appropriate recruitment flyer 10 points Affiliate trip to visit another chapter 10 points Awards/Recognition on campus 10 points Maintained chapter website 50 points Expansion recommendation 50 points Convention attendance requirement met 50 points Attendance of regional conferences (i.e. FACT, ECAASU) 25 points


Chapters who are not able to meet the minimum point value may be put on probation and will lose voting privileges for the first semester of the upcoming academic year. All reports should be submitted online via the appropriate Google Documents Form within one week or seven daysof the close of the event. A picture must also be submitted to vp.records@deltaphilambda.org in order for the event to count except for affiliate member education sessions. It is the responsibility of each chapter to verify that all events submitted appear on the Google Documents Form. If your chapter does not see a submission of Aspirations reports, please contact the Vice President of Records no later than one week after the event.

OUR CHAPTERS Below are bar charts of our membership over the past two years, shown per semester. Membership natually fluctuates between fall and spring because of the favorability for new members to join in the fall and become sisters by the spring. We are steadily growing in chapter number, however the comparison between the two years shows a very small decline in total number of active members.

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Late reports will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Fall 2008

The chapter who gains the highest point value each academic year will be given a discount of $200 off National Chapter Dues for the fall semester. National Board will disclose the accumulated point values of each chapter during the General Meeting to be held during National Convention.

Spring 2009

Fall 2009

143 112

Spring 2010

141 115

ASPIRATION TOTALS BY CATEGORY 2500

10 2000

11

11

11.2 13 10.5 11.75

12

Number of chapters

Total number of active members

Average number of active members

OUR ACADEMICS

1500

Fall 2008

Spring 2009*

Fall 2009*

Spring 2010** 41 33

1000

31

500

2.98 0 Cultural

UGA

UC

GSU

UCF

DP

Emory

ISU

GT

Purdue

LUC

GVSU

50

0

0

50

200

50

0

300

100

0

550

Fundraising

0

0

50

0

200

50

150

100

50

200

200

Philanthropy

150

0

150

150

400

300

350

350

300

300

350 200

Recruitment

450

0

200

150

600

850

350

800

400

550

Social

450

0

125

200

100

350

150

1375

150

25

225

Sisterhood

750

0

825

75

1725

2100

900

1350

1050

300

1875

3.15

2.79

Average Chapter GPA

No. of sisters with GPA above 3.0

*Statistics gathered from 4 chapters. **Statistics gathered from 3 chapters.

Scholarship Recipient from 2009: Jamie “Mercury� Zhou from Georgia State University


OUR MISSION

OUR PROGRAMS

Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. advocates Asian awareness and empowers women leaders through its values-based programs and everlasting sisterhood.

How do we carry out our mission?

Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. promotes Asian awareness through our education program where affiliates research and present on different aspects of APIA issues: Asian-American history, important court cases, current events, stereotypes, and notable APIA figures or heroes. As active sisters, we promote Asian awareness through the 3 C’s program: Asian Awareness: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Celebration. During campaign years, we are involved in APIA Vote, a campaign that strives to encourage civic behavior amongst Asian-Americans. Our virtues-based education process advocates not only understanding our virtues of loyalty, honesty, respect, dedication, integrity, discipline and academic excellence, but also really committing ourselves to live by our virtues. Sisters also learn about leadership development and successful chapter operations. We promote leadership at the start with leadership development in Affiliate Member Education activities: learning about leadership styles/personality type, and how to work together. We develop our sisters into better leaders through leadership programs during Midyear/Convention. These programs are tailored leadership experiences for DPhiL with consultants and speakers like Dr. Lori Hart Ebert. During convention, we are also providing a leadership scholarship in addition to the academic scholarship to reward those who are exceptional leaders in their campus and community. The philanthropy programs of Delta Phi Lambda focus on women and children on the national and local levels. We support programs that promote the wellbeing of women and the causes of children because they represent the future of our society. The Sisters have named osteoporosis as our national cause. We strive to raise awareness on this subject, host events and conduct projects to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and theBetter Bones, Better Bodies Osteoporosis Education Project. Women are at a substantially higher risk of suffering from low bone density. In addition, due to their smaller frames and diet, Asian women are at a higher risk of brittle bones and preventative measures should be taken now in our early adulthood.

Photo: Osteoporosis Seminar hosted by University of Georgia, March 24, 2010

Best Bones Forever!

Best Bones Forever! is a national campaign led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. As of September 1, 2009, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. became one of the campaign’s partners. With our platform on Osteoporosis awareness and their relationship with the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it was a natural partnership. After a year of partnership, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. hosted numerous successful national events and programs that targeted not only the girls nine to 14 years of age but also to the women and families on their campuses; programs like I D-phi Osteoporosis (Hosted by Emory University), Osteoporosis seminars (Hosted by Illinois State University), and Osteoporosis Fair (Hosted by University of Georgia). The leaders of our chapters have worked extremely hard through campus and community programming and numerous advocacy efforts with the vision to abolish Osteoporosis.

Asian Americans: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Celebration (Project 3 C’s)

Asian Americans: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Celebration, affectionately known as Project 3Cs, is a project created in August 2008 by the former National Community Service Chair, Victoria Huynh, with the purpose of “promoting Asian Awareness through sisterhood” as stated in Delta Phi Lambda’s Sorority Incorporated’s preamble. This three-day national event serves as an outlet for all of the ladies of Delta Phi Lambda to showcase their heritage, celebrate Asian heritage month on their campuses and within the communities, and as well as promote Osteoporosis awareness. Sisters have shared with the campus and communities cultural shows, fashion shows, osteoporosis seminars, talent shows, and the meaning of true dedication when it comes to providing exemplary cultural programming.


PROFILES

2009 - 2010 NATIONAL BOARD Hannah Seoh President

Hannah Seoh, a University of Cincinnati charter, has served National Board for seven years. Her credits include volunteerism for the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors, an author for HazingPrevention.org’s Resource Guide, a presenter at the Association of Fraternal Leadership Values-West/ National Cultural Greek Leadership Conference, a guest blogger for Phired Up Productions, and an Awards Committee member for AFLV West. In addition to being National Board President, she serves as Secretary for the National APIA Panhellenic Association. She received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Master of Science in Biostatistics from The Ohio State University in 2008 and is currently working as a City Research Scientist for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to improve the health of New Yorkers.

Victoria Huynh Vice President of Internal Affairs Continuing her second year on National Board Executive Board, Victoria is a Program Coordinator, Domestic Violence Advocate, and G.A.T.E Program Support staff for the Vietnamese department at a non-profit organization called the Center for Pan Asian Community Services in Atlanta, GA. Victoria graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a duel B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Victoria crossed in 2005 as a member of Mu Class from Alpha Chapter. She is currently a member of the City of Lilburn’s Smartsafety board and is currently working her certification geriatrics legal and personal care through the Boston University online courses. She plans to pursue a law degree within the next couple of years.

Lillie Madali Vice President of External Affairs Lillie Madali started her term in the fall of 2008 to pursue her interest in nonprofit marketing and communicating the sorority’s mission. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Madali’s interests include illustration, fashion and graphic design. Her past nonprofit marketing experiences include: Georgia State University School of Music, Southern Arts Federation and the Georgia Museum of Art. Lillie crossed into the sisterhood of Delta Phi Lambda in 2003 with the Iota Class at the University of Georgia, Alpha Chapter. Currently, she is a Field Operations Coordinator at Endeavor in Atlanta, GA. She plans to return to art school within two years.

Alison Kao Vice President of Finance

Continuing in her second term on National Board, Alison is in a rotational leadership program and employed with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Operations Analyst supporting the Client Valuations group in Charlotte, NC. Alison graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and crossed in the spring of 2007 as a member of the Charter Class. She is also a member of the BofA Asian Leadership Network and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. Her future endeavors include pursuing an Masters in Business Administration and working for a non-profit.

Tran Nguyen Missions Coordinator

Tran Nguyen crossed into sisterhood at the Georgia State University, Gamma Chapter in the fall of 2005. Since then, she has committed her time and effort to serving the sorority. She graduated from Georgia State with a bachelor’s degree in managerial science. She plans to pursue a graduate degree that focuses on higher education/student affairs. With this degree she hopes to start a career at universities or colleges to develop student life and learning.


Jessica Sheng New Member Coordinator

A Cincinnati native, Jessie Sheng crossed into the sisterhood at the University of Cincinnati - Beta Chapter, as a sister of the Fall 2004 Zeta Class. She graduated with a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. She is dedicated to introducing enthusiastic new members into the sorority and educating sisters on all policies and procedures regarding affiliate member education. Currently, she is working on a masters in urban and regional planning from the University of Central Florida.

Dipika Joshi and Jocelyn Nava Bradley Alumnae Directors

Dipika Joshi and Jocelyn Nava Bradley from the University of Central Florida. Dipika is a public relations account executive and Jocey is a technical writer. Together, they are co-alumnae directors. Their passion is in establishing links between alumnae sisters, which will in turn translate to strengthened bonds between our chapters. They have created an alumnae database; organized alum-themed events at national conventions; helped chapters implement local alumnae events; and instituted alumnae liaisons at the chapter level. We have a strong alumnae base and we hope to build on this foundation.

Mandie Correa Midwest Governor

Mandie Correa is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Retail Management. Currently, she is an assistant in the Purchasing Department at System Solutions Inc in Northbrook, IL as well as a stylist for Akria in Northbrook, IL.

Jennifer Lee South Governor

Jennifer Lee, Southeast Regional Governor for year 2009-2010, is from Gamma Chapter at Georgia State University. She graduated in August 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in hospitality. Ever since crossing in the fall of 2005, she has been very active within her chapter. Currently, she is studying for the GMAT and applying for graduate school.

Wilma Miranda Webmistress

Wilma Miranda has designed and maintained the national website since 2007. Having graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Digital Media, she’s always had a passion for graphic and web design. Being one of the UCF Charters who established the first Florida chapter of Delta Phi Lambda in the Spring of 2005, she continues to dedicate her time to the sorority through her love for design as Webmistress as well as the incoming Vice President of Records. She is currently a member of the Graphic Artists Guild and the International Webmasters Association.

year at a glance BOARD ACCOMPLISHMENTS

President

Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values West/National Cultural Greek Leadership Conference, Presenter National Cultural Greek Leadership Conference, Advisory Team 2010 Association of Fraternity & Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting’s Educational Session Review Committee Phired Up Productions, Guest Blogger

Vice President of Internal Affairs

Better Bones partnership Helped coordinated Convention IX Manual training National Elections Coordinator Social Events Guide Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values West/National Cultural Greek Leadership Conference, Attendee

Vice President of External Affairs

Corresponded with 17 universities interested in expansion University of West Florida Expansion UC Berkeley Expansion Application Midyear 2010 with Emory University Publications: Graphic Standards Manual, Annual Report (2008-2009), Annual Report (2009-2010), Expansion Guide Newsletter Committee Alumnae Directory Committee Delta Phi Lambda Foundation Nonprofit Management Certificate at Kennesaw State University

Vice President of Finance

Trademarking and licensing of Delta Phi Lambda letters, name, and crest Renewal of insurance with Willis HRH, concluding our policy with MJ Insurance

National dues restructure implementation Initiate utilization of Microsoft Accounting as the primary tool in managing the national account

New Member Coordinator

University of West Florida Charter Class Affiliate Member Educator Charter Manual System to document processes with chapters AME Certification Sessions

Alumnae Directors

Created an alumnae database Organized alumnae-themed events at national conventions Helped chapters implement local alumnae events Instituted alumnae liaisons at the chapter level

Midwest Governor

Monthly Chapter Conference Calls Helped coordinate midwest Installs in Spring 2010 Midwest Aspirations Visited some midwest chapters

South Governor

Southeast Chapters Aspirations Weekly Chapter Conference Calls

Webmistress

National Website Redesign Creation and development of Alumnae (online) Directory Graphic Artists Guild, member International Webmasters Association, member

2009-2010 Delta Phi Lambda Annual Report