alumnae PARTICIPATION at national conventionS
Omega Phi Alpha's national convention is the single best way for alumnae sisters to explore opportunities for sisterhood beyond their local level. Here we select our national leaders, and where these leaders get exposure to alumnae who are eager to serve in appointed positions. At our national convention, you'll glimpse the different ways OPA sisters live the cardinal principles across the nation, and you can forge new sisterhood bonds as tight as those from your collegiate days. The best way to experience all that convention has to offer is to serve as an alumnae delegate or by being the lucky winner of the alumnae Convention raffle.
Alumnae hold 25 percent of the voting power on national issues at convention. This means our alumnae community will be represented by a record 20 alumnae sisters in 2015. You could be one of them! (Convention 2015 will be held in Chattanooga, TN, July 15-19.)
If you are able to attend our entire national convention, you might be interested in applying to serve as an alumnae delegate. Alumnae delegates have a great deal of responsibility. They must attend all business meetings, study the proposed legislation carefully, weigh the merits of all candidates for national office, solicit the input from alumnae that they represent, and then ultimately cast their vote for what they believe will be best for the sorority overall. To show our appreciation for this service, Omega Phi Alpha will reimburse each alumnae delegate half of her travel expenses in accordance with the national travel policy. Please note, however, that the other half of the travel expenses as well as lodging and registration fees will be the responsibility of the alumnae delegate.
Interested alumnae sisters should apply for consideration quickly, though. The deadline for submitting an application is March 15!
Alumnae Convention Raffle
Whether you want to serve as an alumnae delegate or simply want to attend convention to renew your bonds with the sorority, all alumnae sisters are eligible to participate in our annual alumnae Convention raffle. The winner of this raffle will receive an all-expenses paid trip to convention: transportation, lodging (at the double rate) and registration. It’s an $800 value!
To enter, just make a donation of $25 or more to the OPA Scholarship Fund. Each $25 increment gets you an additional entry into the raffle, so $100 will get four chances, $200 will get eight chances. And the money raised all goes to our national scholarship fund, so you know it’s for a good cause.
If the winner cannot go to convention, she can transfer her prize to any other alumnae sister. If she wishes to upgrade her room to a single (perhaps to bring a spouse or other family member along), she simply pays the difference in the room rate.
To enter, complete the raffle entry form and send it (along with your donation to the scholarship fund) to
Omega Phi Alpha National Office
PO Box 955
East Lyme, CT 06333
Entries must be postmarked by March 15. The winner will be notified by phone or email by April 1.