Active Chapters of Eta Sigma Phi are invited to submit bids to host
the 79th Annual National Convention in 2007. These bids will be
reviewed by a committee at the 2006 convention in Blacksburg, Virginia
(March 31-April 2, 2006). The convention site will be chosen by the
membership at the 2006 convention. At least one active member of the
chapter submitting a bid must attend the 2006 convention.
The convention begins with a 7 P.M. reception
on a Friday and ends at noon on Sunday with a final business session. There will be talks by students, reports on
chapter activities, scholarly lectures, a certamen, and time for socializing.
The host chapter will be responsible for:
selecting a hotel
designing a convention t-shirt
arranging for the Friday reception,
including certamen equipment
a welcome packet and registration materials, including a program
the registration desk
for transportation between the hotel and the campus (if
supplying facilities (and A/V equipment, when
necessary) on campus for the Saturday morning meeting
lunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday
appropriate cultural activities for Saturday afternoon
a speaker for the Saturday evening banquet
A bid consists of:
1. The proposed
convention dates with detailed information about price and room availability from an appropriate
2. Information about the special
regional amenities, accompanied by brochures, where appropriate.
3. A description of the kinds of special
cultural activities the chapter plans for Saturday afternoon.
4. A list of possible speakers for the
Saturday evening banquet
5. The names of the members of the local
committee and a description of the responsibilities of each member
in convention planning.
letter of support from the faculty advisor of the chapter with an
explanation of the kinds of financial, secretarial and other support
the chapter can expect to receive from the host institution.
7. A proposed budget for expenses.
copies of the bid will be submitted to the convention committee at
the 2007 convention.
Chapters intending to
bid for the next year's convention are encouraged to contact the Executive
Secretary prior to this year's convention to discuss their
Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary
700 East Broadway