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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 PM
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Most recent one was October 2012; I have lost count of how many I've gone to since I was initiated when God was a baby.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:02 PM
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Last November. I'm ritual advisor for two chapters right now, so I attend initiations with some frequency.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:30 PM
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Other than my own chapter's initiation, I've been to our model initiation at our convention.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:35 PM
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Convention 2010 with 700 of my sisters and 2 honor initiates. Witnessing your initiation performed by your Exec Council with so many of your sisters in one room is indescribable.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:37 PM
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Convention 2010 with 700 of my sisters and 2 honor initiates. Witnessing your initiation performed by your Exec Council with so many of your sisters in one room is indescribable.
Thats the best way to say what I wanted to say. There's some ritual stuff I can't say, but seeing it with nearly 500+ brothers in a large space is amazing. I'm sure most model initiations are spectacular. I believe we initiated 16 AI.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:56 PM
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Model Initiation at Convention, 2012. Our Alumnae Services Coordinator was initiated as an AI. I've worked with her for years on alumnae chapter business, and it's great to be able to call her a sister now!
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I think my last one was two years ago. I remember a very funny detail, probably because they'll never let me forget it!
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:22 PM
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Convention 2010 with 700 of my sisters and 2 honor initiates. Witnessing your initiation performed by your Exec Council with so many of your sisters in one room is indescribable.
SigEp does the same and it's sooo amazing. Usually, though, they let the closest chapter run the Ritual. Could you imagine, though, being initiated in that setting? EPIC.

Anyway, "initiation" is hard to define in SigEpLand. But, by my definition, I'll say that my last one was in January. Our biggest Rituals happen twice a year during retreats, and our winter retreat is basically an alumni reunion, so I stuck around for a little bit to watch before ducking out to the bar. :P
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I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum. I saw a couple of initiations done at Conventions and I found them less special. I think being in a big, impersonal room in a public place... It made it seem more like I was watching than I was a participant.

(It is hard to fully make your point when you can't discuss certain aspects!)
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:26 AM
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I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum. I saw a couple of initiations done at Conventions and I found them less special. I think being in a big, impersonal room in a public place... It made it seem more like I was watching than I was a participant.

(It is hard to fully make your point when you can't discuss certain aspects!)
Regardless of ritual components I can see where you are coming from. I can only just imagine how epic it must be for those going through. Our nationals has a ritual committee who practice the ritual throughout the convention then perform the model initiation. Its perfect and it just as it says a "model" initiation.
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Last October - at this point - as a long time adviser - I have probably helped initiate more than 600 women at more than 20 ceremonies.
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I was at initiation in November since I'm the ritual adviser. Of note, AOII holds ritual but not initiation at convention.
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Wow, the last one I've attended was 2010, and even then I caught the tail end. The last one I participated in was my neos who crossed in 2008. It was amazing!
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November, when one of Hypo's best friends was initiated into our Alpha Beta chapter at the University of Michigan
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