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Wooglin Daily News August 6, 2010

Beta’s Annual Family Reunion Building Anticipation Last night we celebrated our Fraternity by honoring individuals who, tried and true, continue to work tirelessly to strengthen Beta Theta Pi. If their hard work is any indication of what is on the horizon for the 171st, there is a lot in store for you!

At the Welcoming Banquet we awarded these individuals for committing time and effort to improve Chapter character Beta Theta Pi Foundation and Administrative Office 5134 Bonham Road P.O. Box 6277 Oxford, Ohio 45056 800-800-BETA (2382)

and quality across the United States and Canada: Barbara Ausick, House Director of the Year from the Louisville Chapter; Justin Rutherford, Northwestern ’98, Edward B. Taylor Advisor of the Year Recipient - Chapter Counselor for the San Diego Chapter; Monica Bebie, Outstanding Greek Advisor from Carnegie Mellon; and Friend of Beta, Ashley Dye, recipient of the Interfraternalism Award. Last night we bid farewell to outstanding men who served our Fraternity in great capacities. We thank Brothers W. Martin Haskell, Ohio Wesleyan ’68, and Charles W. Warner, Lynchburg ’87, for serving faithfully on the Board of Trustees, and we thank Brother Carroll R. (Cal) Black, Wabash ’66, for serving earnestly on the Foundation Board of Directors.

Finally, we honored Senator C. William (Bill) Nelson with Beta Theta Pi’s highest honor, the Oxford Cup. Time and

time again, Senator Nelson proves himself worthy to wear the badge for his public service to the United States. With all this excitement and these outstanding awards, the bar has been set for another great round of awards and recognition during Friday’s Awards Luncheon in the Arlington Ballroom.

Forming Leaders at the 171st Convention delegates, leadership college participants and volunteers take the opportunity to strengthen their leadership. (Next Page)

Key Events Friday August 6, 2010 Chapter/Colony Reviews; Committee Meetings

Shaping Leaders Across Beta’s Broad Domain

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Various Locations Chapter and Colony reviews: California (Berkley), Cornell, Eastern Illinois, Furman, Iowa State, Maryland, Northeastern, Nova Southeastern, Penn State, Southern Illinois, St. Lawrence and SMU

Beta Ladies and Guests Excursion 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Offsite Beta Sweethearts travel offsite to visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The contacts for this excursion are Kara Horras (513) 255-7296 and Mindy Brant (317) 755-7163

Awards Luncheon 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM - Arlington Ballroom The hard work of dozens of Beta Chapters is recognized at this luncheon. For a smoother and more effective luncheon, all members of the awarded Chapters will stand at their table when announced. Awards will be provided and photos taken following the ceremony in the Arlington Foyer

Leadership College Session Two 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Assigned Locations

Charter Voting 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Grand Salons (A-C) Kettering - Section A, John Carroll, Virginia and Washington and Lee charter petitions are considered by chapter delegates

Wichita State Competition 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - McLean Chapters showcase their vocal talents by singing traditional Beta songs. Who will win top honors this year?

John Reily Knox Club Dinner 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Grand Salons F-G This dinner recognizes those donors who donated $1,500 or more this fiscal year, or pledge to do so during the next year, to the Beta Foundation. Thank you for “developing men of principle for a principled life”!

The Loving Cup Ceremony 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Grand Salon J-K

Throughout the 171st Convention, delegates, leadership college participants and many of Beta’s volunteers attend sessions on leadership. (Emerging Leader Track Pictured Above)

Leadership College

Leadership Summit

The Peter F. Greiner Leadership College provides leadership and personal development training and education to undergraduates during the General Convention. There are three primary Leadership College tracks:

The Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr. Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for district and regional volunteers to focus on the future of Beta Theta Pi and how best to support their Chapters. The Leadership Summit began on Wednesday, and the next session takes place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Rosslyn Room.

I. The Recruitment Track offers cuttingedge recruitment training that focuses on strategies for seeking out, recruiting and bidding men of principle. Participants will leave with a plan for implementing proactive, values-based recruitment within their chapter or colony. II. The leadership track is split in to two groups. The Emerging Leader track provides up-and-coming Beta leaders with the framework for leading within their chapter and community.  The track covers leadership styles, values based leadership, working in teams and leading change.  The Advanced Leader Track is designed for undergraduate Betas who have graduated from two or more Beta leadership experiences.  While participating in self and group reflection, participants are challenged to provide leadership-based solutions to issues facing Beta and Greek Life. III. The Ritual Track provides participants the opportunity for deeper dialogue and reflection regarding the Fraternity's core principles and how to bring them to the forefront of one’s daily life.

Ice Cream: Get your Beta Ice Cream! Tonight from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in Grand Salon H, the Beta Theta Pi Foundation will host an allConvention dessert social. This informal gathering is for all Betas and guests following a long day of activities in and outside of the hotel. The Foundations says “Thanks!” for the ongoing support of the Beta Leadership Fund.

Looking Ahead... Saturday ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ladies Tour of Mount Vernon Convention Chorus Practices Model Initiation and Education Advisory Council Luncheon Estate Planning Session Marching Line & Celebration Banquet Annual Beta Countdown

Sunday ★ Farewell Breakfast ★ Leadership Summit Closing ★ Board of Trustees Meeting

The Wooglin Daily News is published by the Beta Theta Pi Communications Department Editor of The Beta Theta Pi Magazine and Director of Communications, L. Martin Cobb, Eastern Kentucky, ’96; Associate Editor, Geoffrey P. Lewis, UCLA ’09 Associate Editor, Timothy S. Herrmann, Dayton ’10; Director of Digital Media, Robert T. Umstadter, San Jose State ’05; Graphic Designer, Sarah Shepherd

Wooglin Daily News - August 6, 2010  

The Beta Theta Pi Communications Department pieced together an informational newsletter for Day 2 of the 171st General Convention in Washing...