How the Gamma Upsilon Chapter Used Night to Reunite to Connect Nationally
The second annual Night to Reunite saw several collegiate chapters take part. One of those was the Gamma Upsilon Chapter at California State University, Los Angeles.
“Night to Reunite was a big event for us,” says Chapter President Desiree Caro. “We hold a lot of local chapter events like dinners and movie nights. But, we wanted something new that connected us to the national scope of Alpha Sigma Tau. We wanted to foster a national bond, both as a chapter and as individual members.”
For their Night to Reunite event, the women of Gamma Upsilon chose softball and a potluck dinner, which had a very spring/summer vibe. Baseball season was just getting underway, so softball seemed like a natural choice.
“Athletics is important to many of us in the chapter and we wanted an event that reflected that” Desiree explains. “Sportsmanship and Sisterhood have a lot in common. There is teamwork, cooperation, and everyone plays a part. When you work together as a team, you’re meeting challenges together.”
In that spirit, the entire chapter had a hand in their Night to Reunite event. “It was a chapter-wide effort,” Desiree says. “Some of brought equipment, others brought food and reached out to alumnae. Some alumnae who were looking for an opportunity to re-connect with the chapter also stopped by and were part.”
Desiree hopes that more collegiate chapters are part of next year’s Night to Reunite. “It’s easy for national events to take a back seat,” she says. “But they shouldn’t. It’s important to build that national, as well as chapter, bond.”
“Your Night to Reunite doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be about Sisterhood.”