Sunday, November 9, 2014

What do you mean I have to WORK???????




Joining any organization (Greek or Non-Greek) requires dedication, commitment, and HARD WORK! I say this because some people join due to the org being popular on campus, winning step shows, gaining new friendships, and an extra line on their resume, and many other reasons. I am a member of several organizations, and I managing them all takes a lot of hard work. Attending meetings, programs, being on several committees, and performing service for them takes a lot of time, but I love it! There are so many people out there that join Greek Organizations for the WRONG REASONS. Before making a commitment to join ANY organization, stop and think about your reasons. Are you willing to dedicate your time to join a committee? Attend community service events early in the morning? Attend monthly meetings? Fight for a cause? Save money for dues?

As I stated in a previous post, membership in BLGOs takes a lot of time, commitment, and MONEY!
It's mind blowing when prospective members are willing to save money to join these prestigious organizations, but will complain in a heartbeat when it's time to pay your annual membership dues. Now I understand that times are hard,  and, of course, you need to pay for your necessary needs (rent/mortgage, food, tuition, etc.) HOWEVER, I have seen many of my sorority sisters, make sacrifices to save money to pay for their membership dues.

This time of year is exciting for most people because Rush/Information flyers are going up and prospective members are hoping to receive an invitation to join. So before you sign your name on the dotted line.....THINK.....What are your real motives of becoming a member?

2 comments:

  1. Great post Soror! I am a relatively new member of DST and you could not give better advice than that! A friend and prospective member was just asking me the other day how do I make time for all of the things I'm involved in with the sorority, my church activities, my son's activities, and regular life expenses. I told her it's all about prioritization. Delta was an important part of my life before I became a member and now even more so as a member. I love it and whenever I fix my lips to complain about what is being asked of me, I remind myself that THIS is what I wanted and I got it! I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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  2. I would really like to know your thoughts on the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, inc. MIP moratorium, or moratoriums in general, and what does it mean for those that are interested in membership (besides the obvious).

    Thanks

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