KDChi celebrated 25yrs in Lubbock, TX

KDChi Sisters Celebrate Homecoming in Lubbock, TX

 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary at home in Lubbock, TX

Silver Horizon: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Empowering the Future    

 

For Immediate Release:

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to have spent our 21st annual conference where the national organization was founded in Lubbock, Texas for a thrilling and terrific event. The Overton Hotel and Conference Center hosted over 230 sisters who traveled from as far as New York, California, Florida and Washington for the homecoming to learn, meet and mingle with fellow sisters and get to know the women who've changed their lives for the better.  

For the first time since their college graduation, the four founders Irene Montoya Robinson, Melissa Montoya, Nellie Flores-Ledesma and Cynthia Garza-Fleitman gathered to celebrate the sisterhood and share personal stories of how they met, why they decided to form the sisterhood, and their bond that grew out of their hometowns in the Texas valley.

After a dedication ceremony of a special paver that was purchased by the National KDChi Organization in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the sisterhood and founders, they took fellow sisters on a tour of the campus and showed off their dorms, where they studied and shared memories and antics from their college years. During the conference there was also a special Q&A held for sisters in attendance and streamed privately online where sisters engaged in a sit-down question and answer session with the founders. No Questions were off limits and the women laughed, cried and their true personalities came out as they discussed the organization's founding, rumors that have circulated for years about the early years, dating and how one of the founders (Garza-Fleitman) almost became a nun before finding the man of her dreams on a first date..

Aside from the special one on one time that sisters had with the founders, the national conference was a great success teaching the young women in attendance the skills needed to take home to their respective chapters and build their leadership skills, community service outreach and how to be a better chapter and sister over all. Alumnae in attendance spent networking time, enjoyed wine tasting and attended workshops on legal affairs and taxes. The ladies also worked with one another from various areas of the country to share ideas about their most productive fundraisers, most creative community service events and how to recruit quality undergraduates and professional women to be part of the diverse organization.

On Saturday the women gathered to provide community service to the local Lubbock State Supported Living Center serves that is home to approximately 300 people with the diagnosis of mental retardation.


For socializing, there was also an 80's night that brought smiles and laughter as almost everyone showed up with off the shoulder shirts, leg warmers, bright, neon colors and ponytails to the side. Some girls even admitted to "googling" the 80's to figure out what to wear. There was also time for Zumba, the latest dance craze and the official national stroll was unveiled and taught and there was much practicing through-ought the hotel hallways and fundraiser held. 

Our featured speaker and the first Hispanic woman to become a Marine Corps Brigadier General, Major General Angela Salinas of the United States Marine Corps also participated in our conference not only by speaking to sisters at the service luncheon, but she and fellow Marines also participated in the community service outing,  attended workshops and we're proud to announce that Salinas has accepted the invitation to become an honorary member of the organization that she says she would've had the opportunity to join as a young lady. The Marines were an integral part of our conference as a sponsor and Captain Juan R. Chavez who was in attendance shared the following, "It has been a pleasure working with Kappa Delta Chi Sorority. The Marine Corps puts great value in leadership and this conference is a good example of good prior planning and execution. We are looking forward to participating in future events with Kappa Delta Chi and its chapters at other universities."   

As sisters hugged goodbye and gathered to shuttle to the airport and their respective hometowns, a group of sisters joined together and shouted "Best Conference Ever!" as they promised one another to do it again next year in Seattle, Washington.

 

~Leading with Integrity, United through Service~

 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. KDChi was founded on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

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