Ahoy there! Yo ho ho ho! A Kappa’s Life For Me!
This year’s National August Conference will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on August 5th – 6th, 2017!We’re extremely excited to host conference not only in Florida but also in the city of our newest school, University of South Florida, that we chartered back in 2015. This year, National Board elections will once again be held so if any alumnae are interested in volunteering their time to help guide your fellow younger sisters, maintaining, and improving the sorority, please keep an eye out for information in June! Sisters who are interested in attending, please contact your school or National Board if you are interested in attending! They will steer you in the right direction for registration. As a note, the deadline to register is July 8th, 2017.
So…why pirates? In keeping with August conference being themed as well as it being the first conference of the academic year, we thought it’d be fun to have a pirate theme, something that we don’t get to do very often. With the theme “A Kappa’s Life For Me,” we hope it will be a rejuvenation of why we joined this sisterhood in the first place. PLUS, pirates have actually been a key component of Tampa’s history. There are many legends surrounding multiple pirates in this bay area, with the most famous being José Gaspar, a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida in the early 1800s. In fact! A yearly festival is held in Tampa called the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. It’s a fun community event in which it celebrate his apocryphal legend. Too bad it’s not held in August.
HOTEL LODGINGIf you still need lodging, although the deadline for room block has passed, you can still reach out to the direct line below to get the same rate ($142/night). Megan Walker Sales Manager – Embassy Suites Tampa USF (813) 903-6602 Megan.Walker@atriumhospitality.com
Updated July 18th, 2017