Monday, October 29, 2012

Kappa Psi Great Lakes Province Fall 2012 Assembly

Good morning!

As you all know, I spent my weekend in Big Rapids for the Kappa Psi Fall 2012 Assembly. It was fun, but it was also a lot different attending as graduate members than as collegiate members. There is a whole new generation of Kappa Psi’s on campus now that we’re graduated, and we don’t know many of them very well. Besides that, a lot of our friends that used to go to the meetings with us when we were in school were not able to make it this year, or simply just didn’t want to go. We were a little bummed that things weren’t the same, but I guess that’s part of growing up, right?

Anyways, Eric and I still had a good time and I have lots of pictures to share! On Friday night, we grabbed dinner with a couple of friends who weren’t there for the conference but happen to live in Big Rapids. After that, we met up with one other couple and spent a good portion of the evening hanging out in our hotel room before heading out to the bar to continue the party.

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We had a nice little seating area in our room, which was great for entertaining!

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I don’t have any more pictures from Friday night, but we had a great time catching up with old friends and hanging out at one of our college hot spots. Brought back a lot of memories!

On Saturday, Eric and I slept in and then decided to spend most of the day relaxing. We rented a movie (Anyone seen Cabin in the Woods? That movie was strange…), went to a continuing lecture at lunch, and took a long nap in the afternoon.

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Soon it was time to get ready for the banquet!

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The Saturday night banquet is always one of my favorite parts of these assemblies. I love getting all dressed up and getting lots of group photos with all of our friends. Here I am with my friend Josh. He graduated a couple of years before me, but I’ve known him since before I started pharmacy school. He used to intern at the pharmacy I currently work at and his dad owns a pharmacy in one of Traverse City’s neighboring towns, Elk Rapids.

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I have also become good friends with Josh’s wife, Lindsey. She does a lot for the fraternity and helped a lot with the planning of this meeting.

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Here I am again with Josh and one of our other pals, Tim.

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Tim’s a riot. I had the pleasure of sitting next to him during dinner Winking smile.

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I had my main man on my other side Smile.

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For dinner, we were served salad and rolls

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and I ordered the vegetarian meal, which didn’t exactly knock my socks off.

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I actually wasn’t impressed with any of the food. The rolls were cold, the veggies tasted like they came out of a bag in the freezer, and the potatoes were undercooked.

Although, I suppose dessert sort of made up for those things.

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Cheesecake and chocolate cake, yum!

After dinner we got some group shots. Here we are with the current members of our chapter:

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And of course, here is a Great Lakes Province picture!

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It was a small turn out compared to previous assemblies, but considering the fact that Big Rapids is such a small town with not much to do, I’d say it was pretty good!

After dinner, Eric and I quickly changed into some costumes and headed to the Kappa Psi house for a Halloween party!

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I was a gypsy and he was my defender. We picked up the costumes last minute at a Halloween store on Saturday afternoon. For waiting until the last minute, I was pretty pleased with our finds!

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Since I initially wasn’t planning on wearing a costume I didn’t have any shoes to go with the outfit, but I found these cute flats on sale at Maurice’s for only $5.00!

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A couple of glow stick bracelets completed the look Winking smile.

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The chapter hired a DJ to entertain, and the party was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Eric and I were so tired from the night before that we only stayed for about an hour and a half before deciding to call it an early night. We came back to the hotel and tried to finish our movie, but I could barely keep my eyes open. The second he turned it off I passed out and slept for nine hours straight. Guess I needed the sleep!


Alright folks, let’s get this Monday started; it’s back to the grind!

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