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Old 03-12-2014, 07:18 PM
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"Pinning of the Petals"?

Delta Alpha chapter posted its first newsletter (on FB). There's a reference to "pinning of the petals." One of the chapter members said it's "a pre-initiation ceremony."

That's a new one for me -- I'm curious. Do other chapters do this? Do they use real petals? Silk petals? Pinned to the initiates or to a banner or something? What do the members say as they pin?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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Could it be like a ribboning ceremony?
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:32 PM
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yes, other chapters do this.

Not sure where or if it falls in ritual, so I'm hesitant to post more than this.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:53 PM
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Delta Alpha chapter posted its first newsletter (on FB). There's a reference to "pinning of the petals." One of the chapter members said it's "a pre-initiation ceremony."

That's a new one for me -- I'm curious. Do other chapters do this? Do they use real petals? Silk petals? Pinned to the initiates or to a banner or something? What do the members say as they pin?
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:39 PM
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I do know what it is, I believe it can be found with Alpha Coordinator stuff on the site!
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Thanks, everyone -- especially BenzGirl who provided a photo.
Since the photo was in a public FB album, it's not a secret. For the purposes of this forum, though, I'll just say that it appears to be a lovely small ceremony to end pledgeship* and prepare for initiation.

*"Pledgeship" is easier to say than "the new member period."
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:25 PM
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Yes

One of the best descriptions I've heard
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:45 PM
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Thanks, everyone -- especially BenzGirl who provided a photo.
Since the photo was in a public FB album, it's not a secret. For the purposes of this forum, though, I'll just say that it appears to be a lovely small ceremony to end pledgeship* and prepare for initiation.

*"Pledgeship" is easier to say than "the new member period."
I agree - good description.

I remember when I participated in the ceremony as a new member/pledge (this was 25+ years ago), and how it felt to be without my new member pin afterward. I do think the ceremony helped me get in the right frame of mind for initiation, which happened shortly thereafter.
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