A message from our president:
What a time to be a Delta Gamma! And to be self-centered for a moment, what a time to be your Atlanta alumnae president. I'm sure we're all tired of the phrase, "unprecedented times," but it truly is an accurate statement. Never before have we had a Zoom Kickoff, or have so many of our sisters been kept at home.
But that hasn't meant that we haven't continued to strengthen the unbreakable bonds of our sisterhood. It may sound a little crass, but to quote someone I've come to greatly admire, I never like to waste a crisis, and neither, it would seem, do Delta Gammas. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, our sisterhood here in Atlanta and around the country has come together to support one another and our frontline workers: be they healthcare workers, grocery store employees, delivery drivers and more. Delta Gammas have sewn masks, donated food supplies, and perhaps most importantly, served as a support system for one another.
Which is why we have selected "Unbreakable Bonds" as the theme for this year.
I hope you all were able to attend our kickoff yesterday, where you got to hear about all of our accomplishments from last year and much of what we have planned for this year, so I won't repeat myself, especially as our presentation will be available to those who weren't able to attend here. I will, however, just call out our chapter's recognition at Convention from Region 3 (Award of Excellence) and the recognition at Convention as the Outstanding Programming Runners-Up. I'm so proud of this chapter!
You can expect that same level of incredible programming this year, whether virtual or in-person, based on your comfort level and interests. Your ATL DG Board has your safety at the top of our minds, and will always follow state and federal heath recommendations for our events. Our work supporting our philanthropic vision will continue as well - our vp: Foundation has been working with all of our local organizations to decide how we can best be of support, and I have full confidence that together, we will come to a workable solution for everyone.
It may not be the 2020/2021 we were expecting, but it's going to be an incredible year nevertheless. Should you ever have any suggestions, questions, comments or concerns, know that I am always available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I leave you with a quote that is (allegedly) attributed to Louisa May Alcott, that I think is perfect for this time, and for Delta Gammas:
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."