Subject: Additional Overflow Hotel Added for Conference

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NGLA Annual Conference
We are excited to have you join us for the 2017 NGLA Conference! This year the conference will take place February 23-26 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Conference Registration
Registration for the 2016 Northeast Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference is open! Register today to get the Early Bird rate!

Early-Bird Registration
November 1st – January 27th

Regular Registration
January 28th – February 17th

On Site Conference Registration will be available after February 17th.

Don’t forget to renew your NGLA subscription prior to registration to receive the conference registration at the reduced subscriber rate!

If you are unsure of the particular attendees at the time of registration, you can always log in later and update any of your information or change student attendees.

Questions regarding conference registration can be directed to Christine Kobza.

Updated NGLA Hotel Information
Currently, the conference property (Hartford Marriott) and overflow hotel (Hartford Hilton) are reporting that all rooms in our conference block have been sold out. We have secured an additional overflow block at the Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown. NGLA has secured an additional block of double rooms at a price of $104 per night. Guests can call 877-834-3613 and use group code NGL to book rooms, or they can book online here. The Holiday Inn is a .8 mile walk from the Marriott.

More information on conference hotels is available here. Please direct any questions to John DiSarro, 2017 NGLA Conference Chair.
Order of Omega Case Study Competition
Each year, Order of Omega sponsors a Case Study Competition at the Annual Conference with cash prizes for the winners! Registration for case study participants will take place onsite for teams of students or graduate students, but volunteers and professionals also have the opportunity to participate and support the competition by serving as a judge. The presentations will take place on Saturday, February 25 and are expected to last 3-4 hours. 

If you’re interested in serving a case study judge, please email Sara Diem by Saturday, February 1, 2017.
Service / Philanthropy Project
Did you know that when most children enter foster care they receive two trash bags to carry their belongings?

Let’s try to change this!

We are excited to announce that this year we will be doing a backpack drive for the CT Department of Children and Families. This will include a competition to see what delegation donates the most backpacks.

Your delegation can participate by bringing (new) backpacks for any/all ages filled with one or more items from the list below to the conference. Prizes will be announced in February but start your collection now!!!

Consider filling your backpack with the following donations:
  • Backpacks for all ages and genders
  • Teddy bear and pillow case
  • Undershirts (male/female) any sizes from newborn to XXL
  • Underwear (male/female) any sizes from 2T to XXL
  • Diapers newborn to size 5 (put five to ten in a backpack)
  • Socks
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Face wash
  • Wash cloth
  • Baby shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Baby powder
  • Moisturizer
  • Baby moisturizer
  • Pacifiers
  • Feminine care products
  • Small toys
  • Hair brushes
  • Hair ties/ Bobby pins

Friday Night Entertainment
Trivia night will be making a return in Hartford on Friday night with our guest host, Dave Conner! We will also have a great dance party as well and everyone is more than welcome to check both out!
New This Year!
In addition to bringing your backpack donation, all NGLA participants will have an opportunity to purchase a sticker for $1.00. All proceeds will support our service/philanthropy project this year!
T-Shirt Swap
Bring a shirt, take a shirt! Don’t forget to start saving those leftover fraternity/sorority event t-shirts for the annual t-shirt swap! This event will occur on Friday night. 

For more information, please contact Ashlee Ruiz.
Register Now for the Advisor Academy
Thanks to the generosity of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, NGLA is proud to present the award winning NGLA Advisors Academy. Content, developed by RISE Partnerships, will be presented during a one day workshop in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Hartford, CT. This academy will bring together volunteer chapter advisors from around the region to share best practices and hear from industry leaders on issues affecting higher education and the interfraternal movement.

Time: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Registration Fee: $50.00

What you will learn:
  • What life looks like through the eyes of today’s college student
  • How to lead conversations with students about difficult topics
  • Multiple options for handling problematic situations
  • How to work with campus, headquarters, and umbrella association partners
  • Techniques for setting expectations and maintaining accountability
January Volunteer of the Month – Rebecca Mickler
Please join us in recognizing Rebecca Mickler as the NGLA January Volunteer of the Month. Rebecca currently serves as the chair for the newly formed Higher Education Partnerships Team. Rebecca has spent much of the fall 2016 semester brainstorming and formulating initiatives for this committee and has sprung into action in effort to formulate stronger partnerships with campuses and organizations in the northeast. 

Specifically, Rebecca has worked with AFA, NIC, NPC, and Phired Up to obtain campus membership lists in an effort to help leverage relationships with unrepresented institutions in the northeast and fraternity/sorority headquarters.  She is working on compiling a master list of campuses in the northeast with fraternity/sorority life. Rebecca plans to do outreach to campuses that have not been attending NGLA to learn more about how we as an association can help. This is a huge undertaking. Rebecca is the Director of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations at Duquesne University, mom to a brand new baby boy Michael, and is a well-loved and highly regarded advisor to her students.
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