Alpha Phi Fights Back!

Denise Reens is the Director of Training, Development and Communications for Alpha Phi International Fraternity. Pictured at left is one of Erin’s early GFB presentations for Alpha Phi.

Ten years! What a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Congratulations to you, Erin, and your GFB team.

Has it really been ten years since I first had the opportunity to see you in action? If I’m not mistaken, your presentation at our North Central Midwest Regional Conference was one of your first, and what a hit (no pun intended) it was. The collegiate women and volunteers attending the conference cried, laughed and cheered in the span of ninety minutes. It doesn’t get any better than that.

I will never forget the response of the conference services manager at our Convention location when I asked for enough mats to fill a large meeting room. “You want to do what?” But, we got the mats and the presentation at Convention was rated as one of the best.

I will always be grateful to Caryn Schultz Korman for introducing us. Alpha Phi International will continue to support your organization’s mission of empowering women to lead safe and peaceful lives. Happy Birthday, GFB, and here’s to the next fabulous ten years!

Note from Erin: Denise Reens is such a class act, who saw through my rough exterior when I first started and put me center stage for Alpha Phis around the USA. I am so grateful for her support, and for Alpha Phi overall for truly standing by the ideals of sisterhood that Shannon and I took so seriously while undergrads at Eastern Illinois University. AOE. (That’s a secret A-phi thang, sorry!)

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