Guide for Attending Your D9 First Boule or National Convention

Guide for Attending Your D9 First Boule or National Convention

 

Preparing to attend your first boule, national convention, or regional conference as a member of one of the historically Black fraternities and sororities is a significant and exciting step in your Greek life journey.

These events are not only an opportunity to celebrate your sisterhood and heritage but also to engage in professional development, community service planning, and enriching cultural experiences. Whether you're a new initiate or a seasoned member attending for the first time, this guide will help you navigate these important events with confidence and make the most of your experience.

 

Understanding the Significance of Divine Nine Sororities and their meetings

The boule, national conventions, and regional conferences hold deep significance within D9 sorority. They are a time for members from various chapters to come together, share achievements, discuss future directions, and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood. These events often feature workshops, keynote speakers, community service initiatives, and formal celebrations.

What to Expect

  • Educational Workshops: Sessions designed to enhance your personal and professional skills.

  • Keynote Speeches: Inspirational talks from leaders within and outside the Greek community.

  • Community Service: Opportunities to give back to the local community hosting the event.

  • Networking: The chance to meet and connect with sorority sisters from across the country.

  • Ceremonial Events: Formal dinners and award ceremonies that often require specific attire.

Preparing for the Event

  1. Review the Agenda: Familiarize yourself with the schedule to prioritize sessions and activities.

  2. Professional Attire: Pack business casual outfits for workshops and meetings, as well as formal wear for ceremonial events.

  3. Networking Supplies: Bring business cards and be prepared to share your contact information digitally.

  4. Research: Learn about the host city’s attractions, dining, and transportation options.

  5. Budgeting: Allocate funds for registration fees, travel, accommodations, meals, and sorority merchandise.

Making the Most of Your Experience

  • Engage Actively: Participate in discussions and workshops. Ask questions and share your insights.

  • Network Purposefully: Connect with both new members and alumnae. Exchange contact information and follow up after the event.

  • Document Your Experience: Take photos and notes. Consider sharing your experience on social media or within your chapter’s newsletter.

  • Reflect and Apply: After the event, take time to reflect on what you learned and how you can apply it to your personal life, career, and sorority involvement.

Upcoming Sorority Meetings

Please note, for real-time information and registration details, visit the official websites of the respective sororities:

Attending your first boule, national convention, or regional conference is a milestone event in your sorority life. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of your organization, connect with sisters from across the nation, and contribute to shaping the future direction of your sorority. By preparing adequately, engaging fully, and reflecting on your experience, you'll ensure that your first conference is not only memorable but also incredibly rewarding.

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