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01-05-2004, 06:26 PM
i was wondering if your chapter does a week long philanthropy event, ie sigma chi derby days, that benefits any of our 4 philanthropies or even foundation. with the help of one dedicated sister and alumna the advisory board approved to bring back
KING OF HEARTS. same concept as all others, like competitions and collecting precious hearts for points. they used to do it right before i pledged and since we reached quota and chapter total:D :D :D we didnt have to do any cobing this semester. so all of our efforts will be making king of hearts a success. so it wont happen until later on in the semester but ill keep you updated
01-08-2004, 01:43 PM
We tended to do different events every year since none of them really got much support. Not really sure why that happened, but it's true. As far as other philanthropy events go, we had a pool tournament one year, and we sell lollipops every year which usually is a big hit. Other sororities do pageants, contests like lip sync, physical events, etc.
Actually, as far as having week-long events go, our Greek Council decided that no chapter could have events that lasted longer than five days. It was just too draining for the chapters to have to organize them and for other chapters to participate in week-long, drawn out parties and contests.
01-09-2004, 12:32 AM
Each spring we had our annual Kick in the Grass, a soccer tournament. It was pretty popular with the fraternities, the games were fiercely competitive. We always had a good turnout and raised a couple thousand dollars or so. Chapter members signed up to "coach" participating fraternities. We'd have a dj and tons of food and water for the guys. We got lots of sponsors from the community. One year we incoporated a skit night where each fraternity would present a skit and the seniors would judge. It was always a lot of fun for us and for the guys. Our philanthropy events could only last two days max according to our local panhellenic rules.
Good Luck with your King of Hearts....I can't wait to hear all about it :D
01-09-2004, 11:29 AM
Since I'm older than sigkapqueen I was in the chapter when the first king of hearts was put on, it had some problems which is why we stopped doing it. This wasn't our whole philanthropy project. We would sell lollipops, do the memory walk, visit retirement homes, and put on a very successful golf tournament (for a couple of years we raised the most money out of all the chapters in the country) and then we did King of hearts. It was just to much. Now we've scaled back and focused more on lollipop sales and our senior citizen prom (which I believe are both in the fall) so we can go back to dedicating our efforts to King of Hearts in the spring. Every sorority at UNLV has a week long event like this (DZ turtle tug, AGD battle of the Gods, AZD XI man I'm not sure what ADpi has)
It's basically a competition among the fraternities. Girls pair up and coach each fraternity throughout the week. We used to have a skit, capture the flag competition(which we no longer do, due to liability issues, it got pretty ugly), we had a sigma kappa trivia game, and other stuff. But the one of the main things is every girl wears a heart around her neck and each fraternity is trying to collect the most hearts. So some guys will pretty much do anything to get your heart. The two sisters in charge of the event have a silver heart worth like 50 points and fraternities will go all out. For example, make a valentine that was liek 8 feet tall, or the most notorious, the Pike's here got together took their shirts off and posed for a picture in a fountain(on a busy corner) on campus while holding signs that read We love the sigma kappa's.
It is a lot of fun, but can get out of hand unless someone is completely dedicated to making it run smoothly. Sorry this post was so long.
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