Nautilus News Kappa Delta is for a lifetime
To encourage higher numbers in the Sorority Chapters and expand Greek life, WKU PanHellenic increased chapter totals on campus. Therefore, nearly every PanHellenic chapter on campus participated in the Continuous Open Bidding in spring of 2014. We were lucky enough to add five new women to our chapter who were recommended by chapter members and talked to on lunch dates by an elected Spring Recruitment Committee. “It was an amazing opportunity for our chapter to grow and find excellent members through a process outside of the traditional formal recruitment.” said Emily Goodin, VP Membership.
The 12th annual WKU Shamrock Shootout ran smoothly, raising $24,565.50 for the Bowling Green Family Enrichment Center. Chapter members spread the word and worked to find teams to fill the bracket for Shamrock Shootout. All members sent individual letters, notifying family and friends of the event, the worthy cause and giving letter recipients an opportunity to donate. As always the Family Enrichment Center was very grateful and assured the chapter that the money would be spent to help prevent child abuse in America.
____________________________________________ Greek Week: As expected, the girls in green took on Greek Week with pride. The 2014 overall Greek Week theme was “Generation Greek,” giving the Spring Sing girls an opportunity to dance through decades of Broadway hits. The “Broadway Flashback” routine, highlighting musicals such as Chicago, Singing In the Rain, Footloose and Wicked, won first place in the Spring Sing Competition. This year WKU Greek Week partnered with CANstruct for a Cause, changing Philanthropy Day to a canned food drive. The competition was broken into two sections; one winner for the most cans and one winner for the best structure built with cans. Kappa Delta took home both prizes with the approximately 1,700 cans donated and a very detailed building of a Girl Scout, symbolizing our work done with the Girl Scouts of America. The title ‘2014 Tug Champions’ brings Kappa Delta to a consecutive ten years of success on the Tug Field. Although it was not easy, the tug team came out and showed the WKU Greek community that there is something about the Green Ones. The tug team went above and beyond, representing Kappa Delta as not only tug champions, but also proving our dedication to each other. Throughout the 2014 Greek Week success, the active chapter goes out of the way to instill that, “It’s not about the glory. It’s not about the win. Its about the hard work that goes into it. It’s for the girl next to you. Its for those who gave it their all before you. It’s upholding a legacy of hard work, dedication and support. It’s the love for one another, and the memories made along the way. Its giving your all for Kappa Delta, because no matter how hard and messy the world gets, She will never let you down.”
Sisterhood Retreat: As a chapter, the girls took a weekend trip to Barren River Lodge and took the time to expand on relationships and remind one another what being a Kappa Delta is truly about. The girls put their busy lives on hold and spent the weekend playing games, crafting, telling funny stories, telling heartwarming stories, reminiscing on there past year in KD, listening to Alumnae reflect on their time in KD and just anything to enjoy the company of their sisters. This weekend lifted the spirits of the chapter before they took on finals week and gave the chapter member an opportunity to grow closer with their sisters. This was the first of many weekend sisterhood retreats to come.
A Message to Alumnae: Save the Date: August 17th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Come join us as the active Kappa Delta chapter performs their preference ceremony for the last time before formal recruitment begins. RSVP by July 28th at email@example.com If you know of anyone that is going through recruitment who may need to send in letters of recommendation or legacy introduction sheets, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Recommendation Form and the Legacy Introduction Sheet can be found in the latest edition of The Angelos.