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Published by Alpha Omicron Pi, 2018-02-12 12:03:22

2017 International Convention Program Booklet

Printed by Copy Solutions in Franklin, TN, distributed at AOII's 2017 International Convention in Washington, D.C.

International Convention

Washington, D.C.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

June 28 - July 1, 2017

Table of Contents

Convention Schedule 3

Meet the Speakers 4

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Maps 5

Hotel Area Information 8

Life Loyal Information 9

1897 Society Information 9

Forever Friends Information 9

Ritual Information for All Initiated Members 10

Ritual Information for Delegates 12

Rose Banquet Seating Information 13

Education Track Information 14

Commemorative Badge Information 15

Free Time in The District 16

Exhibit Tables & Partners On Site 17

Convention Matching Challenge 17

Shop the Emporium 18

Greek Yearbook 19

Stay Connected!

Follow @alphaomicronpi on Twitter and Instagram and post using #InspireAmbition and
#AOIICONV2017 to contribute to the conversation and track key takeaways from the
conference!
Follow Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity on Facebook to stay up to date on AOII news and events!
Follow @alphaomicronpi on Snapchat and see what’s happening at Convention! Don’t forget
to send us snaps using AOII’s Convention 2017 geofilters!

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 28 Opening Program: Welcome to D.C. - Thurgood Marshall
Welcome Dessert Reception - Atrium
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Pages Meeting - Taft
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Candle Lighting Service & Opening Ritual Rehearsal - Thurgood Marshall
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm Ritual Robing - Jackson
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Candle Lighting Service & Opening Ritual - Thurgood Marshall
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Thursday, June 29 - Red & White Day!

7:30 am - 8:45 am AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
8:00 am - 3:00 pm AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C
8:45 am - 10:30 am Salute to D.C. Breakfast - Exhibit Hall C
10:45 am - 11:00 am Credentials Check - Thurgood Marshall
10:45 am - 3:00 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Opening Business Session - Thurgood Marshall
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Snack Break - Thurgood Marshall Foyer
2:45 pm - 7:00 pm Washington Nationals Strike Out Arthritis! Game - Nationals Park
7:00 pm - Until Free Time in Washington, D.C.
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C

Friday, June 30 Rose Banquet Seating Sign Ups - Registration A Desk
AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
7:15 am - 8:45 am AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C
8:00 am - 11:00 am Education Tracks - See Page 14
8:00 am - 11:00 am Education Tracks - See Page 14
9:00 am - 9:50 am Panhellenic Luncheon - Exhibit Hall C
10:00 am - 10:50 am AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C
11:00 am - 1:15 pm Credentials Check - Thurgood Marshall
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Business Session - Thurgood Marshall
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
1:45 pm - 6:00 pm Awards Banquet - Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 & 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PIP Autographs - Marriott Ballroom Foyer
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 pm - Until

* Items in BOLD are mandatory for all Council Members.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 1

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Free Time in Washington, D.C.
9:00 am - 4:15 pm AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Credentials Check - Thurgood Marshall
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm Closing Business Session - Thurgood Marshall
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Snack Break - Thurgood Marshall Foyer
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Ritual Rehearsal - Maryland AB
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Ritual Robing - Jackson
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Ritual - Thurgood Marshall
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Meet the Executive, Foundation and Properties
Boards Cocktail Hour - Marriott Foyer
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm Rose Banquet (reserved seating) - Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 & 2
10:15 pm - 10:45 pm AOII Registration Open - Registration B Desk
10:15 pm - 11:00 pm AOII Emporium Open - Wilson A, B & C

* Items in BOLD are mandatory for all Council Members.

Meet the Speakers

Rhyme & Reason Design

Rhyme & Reason Design helps build brand champions by creating designs and strategic
solutions for clients that successfully reflect their unique company culture. Through dedication
to the core values of the business and the belief that the entire design process should be fun,
Rhyme & Reason is able to foster collaborative partnerships with their clients that ultimately
lead to the creation of beautiful designs and smart ideas. Alpha Omicron Pi has had the
privilege of partnering with Rhyme & Reason Design in the research, development and creation
of the Fraternity, Foundation and Properties comprehensive rebrand.

Dr. Lori Hart

Dr. Lori Hart is an initiate of our Delta Delta Chapter at Auburn University where she received a degree in education.
She also has her master’s degree in education and a doctorate degree in higher education. Lori has served AOII
through AAC roles, as a Regional Director, the Chairman of the Education and Training Committee, and as an NPC
Alternate Delegate. Her love for AOII started early, as her mother is a proud initiate of our Lambda Sigma Chapter at
the University of Georgia. Both Lori and her mom continue that love by giving to the AOII Foundation annually.
Currently, Dr. Hart serves as the Director of Education Initiatives for Holmes Murphy and Associates Fraternal
Association and Student Housing Practice. Most of us know her from her speaking engagements at close to 70
campuses a year through The Catalyst Agency. Educating about relationships, alcohol use and the fraternity and
sorority experience, Dr. Hart has been recognized by Activities Magazine as the “Female Performer of the Year”
and “Speaker of the Year.” She has been awarded countless honors from multiple organizations and councils, most
recently the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
Lori currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her son, daughter and two Golden Retriever dogs.

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Hotel Area Information

CVS
2601 Connecticut Ave (0.2 Miles)
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
1. Exit hotel on to Woodley Rd and head right.
2. Take a right on to Connecticut Ave.
3. Destination is on the right at the corner of Connecticut & Calvert

Manhattan Market
2649 Connecticut Ave NW #A (0.1 Miles)
Daily 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
1. Exit hotel on to Woodley Rd and head right.
2. Take a right on to Connecticut Ave.
3. Destination is on the right.

7-Eleven
3000 Connecticut Ave NW (0.5 Miles)
Open 24 hours
1. Exit hotel on to Woodley Rd & head right.
2. Turn left on to Connecticut Ave.
3. The destination will be on your left past Cathedral Ave.

Safety Reminders:

• Always travel in groups
• Walk in well-lit and well-traveled areas
• Avoid talking on your phone or texting while walking in unknown
areas in order to remain alert and aware of your surroundings
• Sign up for AlertDC to receive emergency alerts while in D.C.

(https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832012#/signup)

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Join Life Loyal AOII Today! lie lyal

The Life Loyal AOII program is for all collegiate and alumnae members. It is a
fabulous way to show your love and support to the Fraternity. You can join Life
Loyal AOII at Convention by stopping by the Life Loyal table in the exhibit hallway.
When you join, you will receive your Life Loyal pin and lanyard to proudly wear
during Convention.

Already a Life Loyal AOII member?
We are excited to launch the newly redesigned Life Loyal AOII pin and lanyard.
Members can come by the Life Loyal table in the exhibit hallway to pick up your new
Life Loyal AOII swag. We appreciate you and your dedication to our Fraternity.

Join the 1897 Society!

In honor of the founding year of our Fraternity, the AOII Foundation established the
1897 Society. This leadership giving society is for members who donate a minimum
of $1,897 annually to the Loyalty Fund by June 30 of each year.
Members of the 1897 Society will be invited to an invitation-only breakfast during
Convention and will receive a special gift. Visit us at our table during Convention to
become a member or for more information on the 1897 Society.

Honor your Forever Friends!

Honor the friendships you share through the Forever Friends program!
Forever Friends is a celebration of sisters who have made an impression upon your
life or the Fraternity and who deserves special recognition. Who are your Forever
Friends?
For only $30, you can recognize a sister with this prestigious honor. All proceeds
collected through Forever Friends are designated to Collegiate Experience
Department and will support our collegiate chapters. By recognizing a sister, you
invest in the future of AOII! It’s an easy way to support the traditions of our Fraternity.
Forever Friends recipients will receive a certificate in their mailbox and pick up a
special gift. All who donate will also receive a donor button to wear this week and
as a keepsake. Recipients who are unable to attend Convention will receive their
certificate and gift via mail following the event.

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Plan to attend Rituals at Convention 2017!

For All Initiated Members
Among the most special opportunities during our International Conventions is for all initiated members to
share our Candle Lighting Service and the Opening and Closing Rituals. These proceedings never fail to
provide some of the most profound memories of Convention.
For the first time, the Opening Ritual will be held in conjunction with the Candle Lighting Service. Usually
conducted on different days, in the interest of time, these proceedings will be conducted back-to-back.
Because the Opening Ritual will immediately follow the Candle Lighting Service, only initiated members may
attend the Service.
Certain delegates have been notified they will participate in the Candle Lighting Service and two Rituals.
(Personal assignments are included in your Convention registration packet.) Each initiated member at
Convention is expected to attend and dress appropriately for the Candle Lighting Service and two Rituals,
whether or not she is a participant. Seating will be provided for all members who have not been asked to
participate in the proceedings.
Candle Lighting Service and Opening Ritual
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm, Wednesday, June 28th, Thurgood Marshall (Mezzanine Level)

• The beautiful and moving Candle Lighting Service, held only during International Conventions,
recognizes each collegiate chapter by citing its name and submotto.

• This year, the Service will be paired with the Opening Ritual. There will be NO break between the end
of the Candle Lighting Service and the start of the Opening Ritual.

• Participants in Candle Lighting will wear black skirts and blouses, or dresses, and black
closed-toe shoes.

• Participants in the Opening Ritual will wear white skirts and blouses, or dresses, and black
closed-toe shoes.

• Participants in Candle Lighting and Opening Ritual should wear to the Opening Program and
Welcome Dessert Reception attire specified for the Candle Lighting Service and Opening Ritual.
(There will not be time to change between the end of the reception and start of the rehearsal.) All
participants in both proceedings must attend the rehearsal.

• Observers will wear white skirts and blouses, or dresses, and black closed-toe shoes. You will
have time to change into the specified attire between the Welcome Dessert Reception and start of
the Candle Lighting Service and Opening Ritual.

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Memorial, Installation of Officers, and Closing Ritual
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Saturday, July 1st, Thurgood Marshall (Mezzanine Level)

• The last proceeding of the Convention will combine three Rituals.
• First, the Memorial Ritual will recognize our sisters who were reported to have passed to our Alpha

Omega Chapter during the 2015-2017 biennium.
• Immediately following the Memorial Ritual will be the Installation of Officers.
• It will immediately be followed by the Ritual for Closing Convention.
• There will be NO breaks between the three Rituals.
• All participants and observers will wear white skirts and blouses, or dresses, and black closed-toe shoes.
Please remember that once you enter the room for any proceeding, you must be silent. When the Rituals end,
please remain seated quietly until the doorkeepers indicate you may leave or the lights are turned up.

Additional Information about Attire
The Candle Lighting Service, Opening Ritual, and Closing Ritual at this Convention may be attended by initiated
members only. Appropriate Ritual attire is required for all participants and observers.

• Undergarments should match your skin tone.
• Black closed-toe shoes will be worn for Candle Lighting and the two Rituals. White shoes, bare feet,

house slippers, ballet-type slippers, athletic shoes, boots, and shoes such as sneakers and sandals are
not permitted.
• If hose are worn, they should match your skin tone.
• Wear jewelry that is limited and unobtrusive.
• Wear your AOII badge.

Special Notes
• Arrive early for the Candle Lighting Service/Opening Ritual and Closing Ritual to obtain the best seating. If
you will require special assistance, please tell the staff at the AOII Registration Desk as soon as possible.
• Doors will be locked promptly at the scheduled start time of the Candle Lighting Service/Opening Ritual and
Closing Ritual and will not be opened while the proceedings are being conducted.
• During the Memorial/Installation of Officers/Closing Rituals, special seating in the first two rows will be
reserved for collegiate members of chapters that lost a collegiate member during the biennium. This seating
will be available to all collegiate members of those chapters except the Chapter Presidents. (They will
participate in the Ritual.)
• While the robes are not secret and may be seen by non-AOIIs, we prefer for the hoods not to be seen.
However, due to the logistics in the hotel, the participants will be wearing their robes and hoods in the hall.

Thank You!
Thank you for your attention and your participation. We are blessed with a beautiful and meaningful Candle
Lighting Service and Rituals. Thank you for helping make them special and memorable experiences for all in
attendance at this International Convention.

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Rituals and You at Convention 2017

For Convention Delegates
During Convention, you will have the privilege of being involved in our beautiful Candle Lighting Service,
Opening Ritual, and the Closing Ritual. As an official delegate to Convention, you will have important roles in
these proceedings. Please see your Convention registration packet for your personal assignments.
For the first time, the Opening Ritual will be held in conjunction with the Candle Lighting Service. Usually held
on different days, these proceedings will be conducted back-to-back in the interest of time. Because this
will involve never-before-used logistics, it is especially important that all participants arrive ON TIME for the
Rehearsal and Robing.
All pertinent information is included in the chart below so you can tell at a glance where and when you will
participate in the Candle Lighting Service and Rituals (and the rehearsals for each).

What Who When Where What to Wear

Candle Lighting PIPs, All Collegiate Wednesday, June 28 Rehearsal: Candle Lighting Participants:
Service Rehearsal CPs (or Alternates), Rehearsal: Thurgood black appropriate attire with
and Opening Ritual All Alumnae CPs 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm; Marshall BLACK closed-toe shoes;
Rehearsal & Robing (or Alternates), Ritual Participants:
Candle Lighting designated alumnae, Robing: Robing: white appropriate Ritual attire
Service & Opening and Members of FMC 9:15 pm to 9:30 pm Jackson with BLACK closed-toe shoes
Ritual as assigned

Memorial, Installation All initiated members Wednesday, June 28 Thurgood Candle Lighting Participants:
of Officers, and are expected to attend 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm Marshall black appropriate attire with
Closing Ritual BLACK closed-toe shoes;
Rehearsal & Robing Ritual Participants:
white appropriate Ritual attire
with BLACK closed-toe shoes;
Candle Lighting
and Ritual Observers:
white appropriate Ritual attire
with BLACK closed-toe shoes

All Collegiate CPs Saturday, July 1 Rehearsal: Participants and Observers:
(or Alternates), 2017 Rehearsal: Maryland A&B white appropriate Ritual attire
elected XB, and 2017 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm Robing: with BLACK closed-toe shoes
elected Foundation Jackson
Board members Robing:
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Memorial, Installation All initiated members Saturday, July 1 Thurgood Participants and Observers:
of Officers, and are expected to attend 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Marshall white appropriate Ritual attire
Closing Ritual with BLACK closed-toe shoes

Time is a precious commodity during Convention, so please arrive on time and appropriately attired for the
Candle Lighting and Ritual rehearsals, and the proceedings themselves. Doors will be locked at the scheduled
start time for each proceeding and will not be opened while it is being conducted.
As a delegate to Convention, you are required to attend both Rituals, even when you are not actively
participating. Attendance will be noted and failure to do so may result in your chapter being billed for all your
Convention expenses.
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Rose Banquet Seating Information

Reserved seating will be offered for Saturday evening’s Rose Banquet.
Please follow these simple steps to help ensure the process works smoothly for everyone.
1. Decide who is in your party and pick a captain. Every member of your party must be personally asked to

prevent anyone being reserved at two or more tables. There will not be enough seating for everyone if this
happens.
2. The captain will come to Registration A Desk to select a table and your requested number of seats will be
reserved. Send only your captain to Registration A Desk to sign up for a group of seats. A seat layout of the
room will be provided. The captain will be required to record the names and chapters of all people in your
group on a master list. Please come prepared with the first and last name, not just titles (i.e. don’t write CA
for Alpha Alpha Chapter), for every member of the group.
3. The captain will be given tickets to hand out to each person in the group indicating your table number.
Please note: If the table seats ten (10) and your party includes eight (8), another party of two (2) will be
assigned to your table. Do not assume those open seats will remain open and ask others to join you.
4. Each person in your party should bring their ticket with them to the banquet to locate your table. If conflicts
occur, we have the master list of names to help solve any problems.
Rose Banquet Reservations begin at 7:15 am on Friday and will continue through Saturday evening
during open AOII Registration hours.

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Education Tracks

All education tracks are scheduled to run twice from 9:00 am - 9:50 am and 10:00 am - 10:50 am. All attendees
will have the ability to attend two of the educational tracks offered.
AOII Branding & You
Thurgood Marshall
Karen McKenzie, Founder & Creative Director at Rhyme & Reason Design
Amanda Painter, Account Executive at Rhyme & Reason Design
So AOII has a new brand – what does this mean for me and my chapter? Come engage with members of Rhyme
& Reason, the skilled team who brought AOII’s new brand to life. This session will provide insight into how to
infuse the new brand into collegiate and alumnae chapter operations and your role in educating your chapter
peers on the brand elements at your fingertips. This session will also educate on how the brand standards style
guide will be infused into all elements of AOII from the local to international level! Get ready to become a
brand expert!
**Those serving in a council position, please see below which will note the AOII Branding & You education track
you are required to attend. Those not serving in a council position are welcome to attend the track of your
choosing.**
Education Track Number 1:
(9:00 am - 9:50 am)
• Collegiate Chapters Presidents and Chapter Advisers serving Alpha Chapter through
Kappa Sigma Chapter
• Alumnae Chapter Presidents serving Aiken, South Carolina Alumnae Chapter through London Area
Alumnae Chapter
• Network 1-4 volunteer teams
• Executive Board, Foundation Board, Properties Board & Standing Committee Chairs
Education Track Number 2:
(10:00 am - 10:50 am)
• Collegiate Chapter Presidents and Chapter Advisers serving Kappa Tau through Zeta Theta
• Alumnae Chapter Presidents serving Long Beach/South Bay Alumnae Chapter through Winston-Salem
Alumnae Chapter
• Network 5-8 volunteer teams
• Past International Presidents

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Finding Life Balance Retention Intervention: Rethink the way you
Madison Engage and Empower Members
Lori Goede, Education Committee Member Lincoln 2
Haley Cahill, Assistant Director of Laura Dunlap, Education Committee Member
Communications/Editor Troy LeForge, AOII Executive Director
Collegiate members, advisers and alumnae
“Life Balance”: Everyone discusses it, but few feel officers: why do we do what we do? It takes a village
that they have successfully achieved it. Life is full of to succeed. So how do we keep our village engaged
stressors, so how do we cope, succeed and ultimately and in tune with our mission? It may be a difficult
excel at the game of life? During this session, conversation to have, but if we are not excelling
facilitators will explore the concept of life balance we need to know why and remap our course. Let’s
through an intimate conversation exploring health and discuss what we should be doing and develop a new
wellness to ensure we continue to take care of our course of action together!
personal, mental and spiritual self in order to live a
fulfilling, meaningful life. Ritual’s Relevance in Today’s World
Lincoln 4
Mentor Me, Mentor You Paula Daigle, Education Committee Member
Lincoln 3 Kay Elam, Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry
Sandy Stewart, Education Committee Chair Committee Member
Rebecca Easterling, Assistant Director of Collegiate Now, more than ever, it is important to reflect on the
Experience words our founders shared through AOII’s Ritual. Join
We hear the term “mentor” everywhere, but how the conversation surrounding how these life lessons
do you find a mentor and what role do they truly can and should continue to impact our actions and the
serve? Those sought out to serve as a mentor, world around us. This session will leave you feeling
how do you truly support, challenge and advance charitable and excited to infuse Ritual into your daily
the life of another person? In this session, you will life actions.
learn how to navigate this journey from those who
serve as mentors and seek the support of their own
mentor. The facilitators will explore the importance of
mentorships throughout one’s life journey and how
these relationships will continue to have meaning
throughout one’s life. Get ready to share personal
experience in order to set out on your own
personal exploration.

Commemorative Badges Available PLAIN
OPTION
In October 2017, AOII Past International President, Carole Jurenko Jones,
Alpha Delta (U of Alabama) will begin a two-year term as chairman of the yellow gold CHASED
National Panhellenic Conference. To recognize this milestone occasion, the OPTION
AOII Executive Board and the AOII Rituals, Traditions, and Jewelry Committee
have approved the sale of a limited edition emerald badge to recognize NPC’s white gold
signature green color. The badge will only be available through October 2019 or sterling silver
when Carole’s term as NPC Chairman ends. This is the first time that Alpha
Omicron Pi has offered a commemorative badge! Limited Edition Emerald Badges 15

Visit the Herff Jones exhibit table • 10K yellow gold or 10K white gold
to purchase yours today! with alternating pearls and emeralds
in the “O” and in the corners of the
*This badge is considered a secondary badge only. “II” (plain or chased, $299)

• Sterling silver with alternating pearls
and emeralds in the “O” and
emeralds in the corners of the “II”
(plain or chased, $175)

Free Time in The District

National Park Good Eats
There’s so much to eat at Nationals Park. Be sure to check these out and the many others at our Strike
Out Arthritis game Thursday, June 29th!
Chesapeake Crab Co. - Located behind section 114
This menu goes beyond just a classic crab cake and includes items like crab grilled cheese and
crab nachos.
Field of Greens (Vegetarian) - Located behind section 113
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, or you’re a vegetarian, this menu offers items like a veggie
cheesesteak, grilled Portobello burger and Greek salad.
See. You. Tater. - Located behind section 106
A newer addition to Nationals Park, you can order Buffalo Chicken, BBQ with Mac and Cheese, or one of
many other options, piled on top of a mountain of tater tots.
Morning of July 1st
Happy Canada Day!
Canada is celebrating 150 years since the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867! This Act united the
three colonies to create what we know today as Canada. Celebrate with your sisters and check out the
Canadian Embassy in downtown D.C.!
Smithsonian’s National Zoo - Opens at 8:00 am, no admission fee
When the zoo first opened in 1889 there was a small animal population being housed including
bison, badgers and deer. Today there are about 1,800 animals that the zoo houses and cares for in the
park. Their exhibits and conservation focuses include elephants, otters and giant pandas! Spend some
time at the Smithsonian National Zoo to see the animals of the world.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Opens at 10:00 am, no admission fee
This is one of the most visited museums in Washington, D.C.! With exhibits highlighting the First Ladies
in the White House, the Star Spangled Banner and pop culture favorites like Indiana Jones, this museum
will keep you busy all morning. New to open at the museum this year include a tribute to Ella Fitzpatrick,
a look into American democracy, and women in uniform.

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Stop by the Exhibit Tables!

Don’t forget to stop by our partner and AOII
exhibit tables while at Convention!
The following are partners of AOII and will be on site to answer
any questions you may have. Alpha Omicron Pi would also like
to thank each partner listed for their support of International
Convention 2017.
Billhighway
ChapterSpot
College Fresh
Geico
Greek Yearbook
Herff Jones
The following AOII committees and programs will have volunteers
and staff available to answer any questions you may have.
AOII Foundation
AOII Properties
Constitution Interpretation and Revision Committee
Human Resources Committee
Forever Friends
Foundation Nominating Trustees
Fraternity Nominating Trustees
Life Loyal AOII
Strike Out Arthritis! with Major League Baseball

Convention Matching Challenge

We’re doing it again!
Make your donation count double during our Convention Matching Challenge – make a donation to the AOII
Foundation during Convention and have your gift matched dollar for dollar. It’s your opportunity to get more
bang for your buck – a $10 donation becomes $20! The more you give, the bigger the match!

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