Of course, as a good citizen, I went and voted in the elections on the 6th. They moved our precinct this year to another location which was a bummer because before we could walk there and now we had to drive. Plus at the old place there was hardly ever a line and they were really organized – the opposite of our new precinct. I think the whole process took about an hour and a half. After the elections, I had started to write a very informative blog post about US elections throughout history and which ones were the closest, how many presidents get re-elected, etc and it was very interesting…but I forgot about that until today when I saw the draft, LOL. Oops. Oh well, if you’re like me, you’re tired of all the signs and the radio/tv ads for the elections. Now that the elections are over, hopefully some people will try to remember some of the important reasons why they voted the way they did and continue at the local or state level to pursue these issues – instead of just forgetting about them again until the next presidential election.
A couple days after the United States elections was another important election: the Alpha Phi exec board elections! Over the past 8 months or so, I have been working with the VP of Programming & Development and the people in her department so I have become well acquainted with her and her abilities. This year, she was running for president so while I wouldn’t get to work with her much anymore, she would still be a vital part of the executive board team. She was very qualified for the position and wanted it very badly but unfortunately she lost to another girl (who is also currently on exec). I know that the person elected will still do an excellent job but it was sad to see the girl I help not get elected after all her hard work for the chapter. On the plus side, she ended up accepting a position as New Member Educator which is not an executive position but one given to upper classmen to teach the new members before initiation and it is a position in my department so we can keep working together, yay! With the wedding getting closer, I have been scaling back my involvement – I still help a lot via email, but I haven’t been attending as many meetings. The only things remaining for me this semester are: one department meeting, officer transitions and a make-up officer transition for a girl who can’t make the regularly scheduled one.
Last but not least...Happy Birthday to my stepmom Laurie and my brother Parker!